Tuesday, March 19, 2019
NOT just pantomime?
"India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other: sources"
Thanks to the tip from Freeper the original story as obtained from Reuters.
Closed to the nuclear holocaust than thought? From Freeper and copied more or less in entirety.
"The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said."
"At one stage, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan, and Islamabad said it would respond with its own missile strikes 'three times over', according to Western diplomats and government sources in New Delhi, Islamabad and Washington.
"The way in which tensions suddenly worsened and threatened to trigger a war between the nuclear-armed nations shows how the Kashmir region, which both claim and is at the core of their enmity, remains one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints."
"flashpoint - n - 1. something that causes violence or conflict to flare up 2. a critical moment beyond which a situation will inevitably erupt into violence"
Missiles "unleashed" does not necessarily mean missiles with an atomic warhead? Or I am being overly optimistic and naive?