[thechat] Your Opinion is Required

noah noah at tookish.net
Wed May 29 21:26:00 CDT 2002

At 08:54 PM 29/05/2002, isaac wrote:
>A report in the paper today said that nuclear strikes between the two
>countries would wipe out 12 million people. I was surprised at such a low
>number to be honest.
>"The US Defence Intelligence Agency estimates up to 12 million people would
>be killed in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan."
>The report "...presumes both India and Pakistan successfully use most of the
>weapons in their nuclear arsenals and target populated areas."
>How could they not kill more than 12m?

According to CBC news last night, the estimate is 12 million instantly,
something like 100 long-term.


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