- NORTHRIDGE (BlackVault) -
"Senior U.S. officials have expressed serious concern regarding the
threat of an accidental nuclear conflict during recent Indo-Pakistani
crisis" says a newly released document obtained by The Black Vault
website. As tensions are arising between these two countries, this report
created in March of 2001 shows the true meaning of why the words
and "Nuclear" should never go together.
- Since Pakistan and India have entered the Nuclear age
just in the past few years, an even greater threat to not only those two
countries who are willing to launch, but also the world as a whole from
the fallout and carelessness involved. In this threat, is an accidental
possibility of that nuclear Armageddon, a possibility of an attack sparked
against only a fear of another nuclear launch, not necessarily that the
other country actually fired on the other.
- According to Matthew Gurgel, author of "The Threat
of Inadvertent Nuclear War in South Asia", says that this type of
nuclear war can be brought on by the theft of a nuclear weapon, an
or mechanical malfunction which may result in an accidental launch, or
a plethora of other reasons all support the phenomenon of an accidental
- The document also goes on to support the inadvertent
nuclear war scenario, but even more scary is the fact this was created
nearly a year before tensions between Pakistan and India grew harshly on
the Kashmir border, heavily disputed territory claimed by both countries.
Tensions between the countries rise each day, as troops on both sides
are preparing for battle.
- Nuclear war seemed unthinkable in these past few years,
as the threat of biological war seemed imminent through the gulf war, and
now the war in Afghanistan. Yet, with these newly inducted members of
the nuclear power's club, the threat of a nuclear conflict seems more
real then ever.
- Do not prepare for the nuclear fallout just yet, there
are specific conditions that would theoretically have to be met, according
to Gurgel in this document available online. Number one factor is the
belief that a total nuclear exchange in inevitable. Secondly, the
that there is a significant advantage to striking first. These are
factors when working with countries so close. The response time for
half way across the world is greater to allow some type of a thinking
response. Yet the India / Pakistan crisis, dealing with countries so
the thinking time goes down to merely seconds, which could also meet one
of the factors for these accidental war, the inadvertent launch on the
growing tensions behind the war. A miniscule thought that the other
COULD have launched, could spark the button being pressed.
- Time will tell to this conflict we have on our hands.
Overshadowed in the U.S. media, the War in Afghanistan is the top story,
and the very rare mention of nuclear holocaust possibilities are told
to the audience.
- The Document: "The Threat of Inadvertent Nuclear
War in South Asia" is located at -