Former UK Defense Minister Suggests Dropping Thermonuclear Bombs on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
2012-11-29 0:00

By Laura Gottesdiener | AlterNet.org

"I am absolutely delighted that nuclear weapons were invented..." he professed in his speech.

Britain’s ex-minister of Defense Lord Gilbert, has suggested dropping neutron bombs along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of deterring terrorism.

Specifically, he was suggesting using Enhanced Radiation Reduced Blast (ERRB) warheads, which is a type of nuclear weapon that is able to kill people without decimating all standing structures in the area.

"If you told them that some ERRB warheads were going to be dropped there and that it would be a very unpleasant place to go, they would not go there,” Gilbert said as he unveiled his plan to Britain’s House of Lords. “You would greatly reduce your problem of protecting those borders from infiltration from one side or another.... "These things are not talked about, but they should be, because there are great possibilities for deterrence in using the weapons that we already have in that respect."

He went on to express his support for nuclear weapons and his opposition to global disarmament.

"I am absolutely delighted that nuclear weapons were invented when they were and I am delighted that, with our help, it was the Americans who invented them," he said.


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