The Other I

April 24, 2009

A new nuclear threat

Filed under: Political thoughts — theotheri @ 7:13 pm

The papers yesterday and today covered the news that the Taliban have taken over swathes in Pakistan and are now in control of an area less that 70 miles from the capital Islamabad.

Pakistan has nuclear weapons.  The thought of the Taliban in control of a country with nuclear weapons, and where anti-American feeling is widespread, strikes me as terrifying.

It doesn’t feel all that comfortable sitting in Britain either.

The news also said that the Obama administration was gravely concerned.  I profoundly hope Obama and Co have some better ideas than I do.  My impulse is to run and hide.  Unfortunately, that isn’t, I think, a workable strategy.

I do wish, though, that I at least had some profound thoughts.  But in truth I’m just worried.

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