Saturday, May 8, 2010

Atomic Anthropology

Iran isn't the only sharia-ridden land that's obsessed with nuclear power. Pakistan, a country that is barely keeping a grip on its jihadists (one of whom parked an eco-and-infidel-unfriendly SUV rigged to explode in Times Square) and that already has nukes, is making noises about its puissance, too:
Islamabad, 8 May (AKI/DAWN) - Pakistan said Saturday it had successfully tested two missiles capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads as the country's prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani called for its recognition as a nuclear power. A military statement said Pakistan had tested two short range ballistic missiles - the Ghaznavi, with a range of 290 kilometres and the Shaheen 1 which has a range of up to 650 kilometres.
Gillani, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee General Tariq Majeed, and other senior military and civilian officials witnessed the tests, the military said.

"Both the missiles successfully hit the target areas," the government said in a statement.

The prime minister urged the international community to recognise Pakistan as a nuclear power and give it access to civilian nuclear energy.

“It is time for the world to recognise Pakistan as a de jure nuclear power with equal rights and responsibilities,” Gillani said...
It's all so atavistically phallic, really: my "missile" is bigger than your "missile," so I win.

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