On 30 May 2002 at 10:24, isaac posted a message which said: > "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? There were 140,000 people killed by "Little Boy" and 352,000 survivors. And that was a *dirty* bomb, rather than the "clean" weapons of today. People seem to think that nuclear weapons are different somehow. They *do* have a greater power-to-weight ratio, but in the end, you're just as dead from a chemical bomb as from a nuclear one. > The increase in military spending frustrates me. If people stopped > giving others reasons to attack them... That's an interesting idea. What reason did I give Klez? I'm getting 20 attacks a day in my mail. deke -- Do gravediggers qualify for "cost of living" raises?