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The India-Pakistani Conflict... some background information-
various links | 5-25-02 | backhoe

Posted on 05/25/2002 11:29:18 AM PDT by backhoe

In light of the escalating conflict between India & Pakistan, here are some links to bring everyone up to speed:

Our own articles regarding aspects of the conflict:

-FR search of recent "India" posts--

-FR search of recent "Pakistan" posts--

-FR search of recent "nuclear" posts--

Some more specific information:

CIA -- The World Factbook -- India
Description: An overview of the country's government, economy, population, system of transportation, and military.
Category: Kids and Teens > School Time > Social Studies > World Cultures > Asia > India

CIA -- The World Factbook -- Pakistan
Description: Political and geographical information about Pakistan.
Category: Regional > Asia > Pakistan > Guides and Directories

A Glance at Indian, Pakistani Nuclear Arsenals

British Military Preparing for Nuclear War Aftermath-India Situation 'Desperately Serious'

Fallout effects from Indi-Paki nuke exchange

PBS 'Map a Nuke Blast' Simulator

Links to keep handy- and pass on to others:

Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Warfare- Survival Skills, Pt. II

Nuclear News you *can* use--



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conflict; frlibrarians; nuclearwar; southasialist
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1 posted on 05/25/2002 11:29:18 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: *SouthAsia_list;*FR Librarians
Check the Bump List folders for articles related to and descriptions of the above topic(s) or for other topics of interest.
2 posted on 05/25/2002 11:42:58 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: Free the USA
Appreciate it- thanks!
3 posted on 05/25/2002 11:51:54 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Pakistan's ISI playing dangerous game
4 posted on 05/25/2002 1:30:14 PM PDT by Fish out of Water
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To: Fish out of Water
Thanks for the link... and I'll echo river rat's sentiments:

Being wrong, trusting the wrong folks - can get millions killed....

5 posted on 05/25/2002 1:44:20 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe;madfly;seamole;editor-surveyor;Libertarianize the GOP;Free the USA
It looks like backhoe has a good start towards a India/Pakistan conflict thread. Since this is one of the areas where FR excells this might be a good thread to start linking some of the best articles to.
6 posted on 05/25/2002 3:05:42 PM PDT by Fish out of Water
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To: Fish out of Water
Let's add:

Plus:

India sets two-week deadline for Pakistan

7 posted on 05/25/2002 3:11:08 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I thought on 9/11 that WW III had begun.

I still do.

And I am quite certain that WW III will involve the liquidation of Pakistan, either during the war or as a consequence.

It made no sense in 1948, and it makes no sense now.

8 posted on 05/25/2002 3:13:36 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Fish out of Water;all
Since this is one of the areas where FR excells this might be a good thread to start linking some of the best articles to.

Absolutely!

Come on, people- don't be shy! Add links, articles, opinions, comments. Anything at all related to this is fair game.

9 posted on 05/25/2002 3:17:02 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Jim Noble
Jim, are you referring to this?

The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.

10 posted on 05/25/2002 3:21:25 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: maquiladora;Dog Gone;Ernest_at_the_Beach;swarthyguy;milestogo;AM2000;Dog Gone;maquiladora;Axion...
fyi
11 posted on 05/25/2002 3:28:42 PM PDT by Fish out of Water
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To: backhoe
Unintended consequences
12 posted on 05/25/2002 3:35:25 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: Jim Noble
Just nitpicking here but IMO, historians will perhaps look on the assasination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, Head of the Northern Alliance, on September 9, 2001 as the kickoff date.
13 posted on 05/25/2002 3:37:24 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
No comment!
14 posted on 05/25/2002 3:58:18 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: swarthyguy
I'm not sure the Massoud scenario was coordinated with 9/11.

If so, then I would agree.

Of course, some would pick the day Leon Klinghoffer went swimming, and I'm not sure they're wrong, either.

15 posted on 05/25/2002 4:06:57 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble
I believe there's information out there to support the Massoud hypothesis. Be that as it may, I'd go back to the invasion and occupation of Sovereign US territory in Teheran in 1979.
16 posted on 05/25/2002 4:41:30 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
Be that as it may, I'd go back to the invasion and occupation of Sovereign US territory in Teheran in 1979.

That would be a good point for the present situation, percipitated by Carter's dropping of U.S. support for the Shah. Then there was Pan Am 103 followed by Reagan's having FTD deliver a bouquet to Kadafi's tent, but then the bombing of the marine barracks in Lebanon, the bombing of the towers housing U.S. personnel in Saudi, the first WTC attack. the embassy bombings, then probably the Murrah building and TWA 800, and finally WTC II. Except for Reagan's retaliation against Kadafi and Bush I's Desert Storm, little was done (other than coverup and fake retailiation) until Bush II got serious. Rather than do what he is doing he could have posed it as a criminal action, ala Clinton, rather than doing the courageous thing and taking it to the perpetrators on their own ground. It is nice to have intelligent, brave adults in the WH.

17 posted on 05/25/2002 5:49:44 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Imagine how blown hither and thither by the winds of moderation and appeasement a Gore Administration would have been.
18 posted on 05/25/2002 5:57:16 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: swarthyguy
"Imagine how blown hither and thither by the winds of moderation and appeasement a Gore Administration would have been."

Imagine Tipper in a burqaa...

19 posted on 05/25/2002 6:06:41 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01
We saw Hillary in one when she visited GW for an incognito visit.
20 posted on 05/25/2002 6:14:45 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: backhoe
The Truth About Kashmir

Hindu Holocaust Museum

21 posted on 05/25/2002 6:38:56 PM PDT by BullDog108
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To: backhoe
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/10

Kashmir - 5 Pakistanis, one Afghani gunned down ( Detail Update - ISI - More dead terrorists
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681655/posts

Pak to test fire medium range missiles
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681634/posts

Pakistan's Muslim extremists praise suicide bomber, but say he should have targeted Americans
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681457/posts

The Kashmir Time Bomb
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681429/posts

U.S. Pakistan Envoy to Return Home
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681572/posts

US State Department fears renewal of India-Pakistan tensions this summer
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681589/posts

22 posted on 05/25/2002 8:31:20 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/11

290'militants' caught after Pakistan blast
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681942/posts

First Indo-US war games in four decades
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681786/posts

India, U.S. expanding bilateral defence cooperation
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681892/posts

Indian, U.S. Forces Begins Exercises in North India
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681855/posts

Kashmir - 2 LeT ultras among 5 killed in region, 5 killed in Valley
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682087/posts

Musharraf Creates Terror Task Force
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/681842/posts

Nuclear war feared in South Asia, says report
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682010/posts

Pakistan made preparations for nuclear strike on India
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682052/posts

23 posted on 05/25/2002 8:39:16 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/12

"Pak Army planned nuke attack in 99"
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682294/posts

First Indo-US wargames in four decades, held in the back yard of the Taj Mahal
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682360/posts

India - Ansari reveals links with Sheikh ( Pearl update
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682408/posts

India - Investigation into Terrorists in New Delhi
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682329/posts

India - Pakistan - US envoy in talks to avert Kashmir war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682425/posts

Pakistan - Why Musharraf clings to power
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682406/posts

24 posted on 05/25/2002 8:43:54 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/13

Battlefield Pakistan - al Qaeda expected to rock Pakistan with terror attacks this summer
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683037/posts

Conflicts threaten to spread in S. Asia
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683027/posts

India: Suicide attack on Jammu Army camp, 7 killed
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683031/posts

Indian Army Camp in Kashmir Attacked
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683046/posts

Kashmir - Headnapping - 3 civilians, SPO shot dead by terrorists
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/682890/posts

Kashmir Attack kills 17 including women and children
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683084/posts

Minister Says India Won't Attack Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683113/posts

U.S., India working to expand defense ties
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683035/posts

25 posted on 05/25/2002 8:49:28 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/14

33 die as Islamic militants storm Indian barracks
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683623/posts

Al-Qaida fugitives, radical Pakistanis open front in Pakistan to protest U.S.-led war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683411/posts

At least 32 killed in suicide attack in India's Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683140/posts

India - Delhi dangles arms carrot before US
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683635/posts

India - Message to Rocca
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683558/posts

India hints at launching attack on Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683605/posts

Kashmir - 11 children, 5 women killed army camp (Update, Local Reporters Account
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683437/posts

Militants timed J&K raid with Rocca visit: [Indian Home Minister] Advani
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683566/posts

Pakistan's most wanted terrorist believed killed
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683559/posts

Suspected Islamic Militants (sic) Storm Indian Army Camp
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683229/posts

US plans a high-tech border (Kashmir) to keep peace
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683620/posts

26 posted on 05/25/2002 8:56:24 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
No post for 5/15
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/16

India - Pakistan - Dicing with Armageddon
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684297/posts

India - US to send Armitage to cool Indo-Pak flashpoint
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684367/posts

Kashmir - HM's Hizbul Mujahideen top terrorist Dawood among 2 killed, one held
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684541/posts

Musharraf admits referendum 'might have' been flawed - but he 'might have' won even if it wasn't
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684648/posts

Musharraf Brought Region to Brink of Nuclear War
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684036/posts

Pakistan - Suicide Bombing?
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684672/posts

War Clouds Seen Gathering Over South Asia
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/683946/posts

27 posted on 05/25/2002 9:02:24 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list;5/17

India - Are we prepared for war?
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685311/posts

India poised for Kashmir response
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684826/posts

India warns US it may be about to attack Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685218/posts

India, Pakistan troops trade heavy fire in Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685338/posts

Indian, Pakistani troops trade gunfire
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684868/posts

Kashmir Blast Kills One, Injures 13
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/684840/posts

Socialism has failed in India (Duh!
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685222/posts

28 posted on 05/25/2002 9:07:16 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/18

India Asks Pakistan's Ambassador to Leave After Cabinet Meeting on Latest Militant Attack
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685409/posts

APNewsAlert - India tells Pakistan ambassador to leave
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685385/posts

Body Latest Terror Link to Al Rashid
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685349/posts

India and Pakistan step up artillery battles, 20 die in Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685656/posts

India may move UN over Pak
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685608/posts

India readies to strike
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685729/posts

Indian Army on six-hour alert
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685542/posts

Indian Firing Continously for 24 hrs - Heavy Firing spreads Along all of LOC
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685628/posts

Indo-U.S. Paratroopers joint exercise(Balance Iroquois) photos
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685530/posts

Karachi is sitting atop a volcano - the suicide bombing may just be the beginning of more terrorism
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685621/posts

Kashmir: Do polls hold key to peace?
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685639/posts

Pak fears limited Indian strike
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685641/posts

Pakistan Today - My contemporaries and the banana republic
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685642/posts

PM reviews situation, military option open
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685589/posts

Ten Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian firing
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685583/posts

This time, all dressed up and somewhere to go?
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685605/posts

Upset with America, govt weighs options
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685602/posts

29 posted on 05/25/2002 9:17:01 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/19

American Diplomacy and the 1999 Kargil Summit at Blair House
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685898/posts

Analysis: India's rising anger
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685928/posts

Desperate Pak ready to nuke India
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686153/posts

Ethnic Cleansing Continues In Pakistan [Sunni radicals killing Shiites]
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685976/posts

India announces stepped-up mobilisation in Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685892/posts

India cautious, but sure to counter Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685989/posts

India choking lines of communication with Pakistan, opening war option: analysts
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685858/posts

India goes into a huddle with Russia (re:Declaration of Strategic Partnership)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686025/posts

India Pakistan Kashmir - Both cause and effect
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685957/posts

India puts forces in action mode
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685995/posts

India warns Pak against violating border
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685916/posts

India weighing options to modify Indus Treaty
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685930/posts

India, Pakistan Trade Fire After Envoy's Expulsion
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686126/posts

India- Pakistan tensions rise; envoy expelled
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685751/posts

India-US Joint Exercises - Diplomacy by other means (warning:author is an anti-military leftist)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685975/posts

Indian Kashmir camp attacked
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685806/posts

Indo-US defence meeting to begin in Washington on Monday
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685985/posts

ISI agent, his wife arrested
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685860/posts

Kashmir - Fidayeen eliminated in retaliatory firing (Update + Local color
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686031/posts

Pakistan "ready for full-fledged war" / US fears Indian attack on PoK camps
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685831/posts

Pakistan army conducted war manoeuvre before Jammu attack
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685861/posts

Sans hope and desperate, Pakistan ready to nuke India
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/685887/posts

30 posted on 05/25/2002 9:26:44 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/20

Alarm bells heard, Delhi rush begins again
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686688/posts

Army asked to consult 'War Book'
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686716/posts

Calling Musharraf s bluff
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686660/posts

China's Missile Exports and Assistance to Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686673/posts

India, Pakistan Trade Heavy Fire, Tensions High
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686264/posts

Indian army enhances its movement on LoC
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686368/posts

Indian officials - War unlikely before September
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686567/posts

Indian PM to Visit Jammu, Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686701/posts

Pak positions missiles, men
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686684/posts

Pakistan expands war front - fires on villages in Punjab
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686559/posts

31 posted on 05/25/2002 9:33:20 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/21

india 'will go to war after the monsoon' India 'will go to war after the monsoon'
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687225/posts

Army in war mode, withdraws from Gujarat
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687299/posts

India preparing for limited punitive strikes in Kashmir - analyst
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687322/posts

India, Pakistan "very close" to war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687369/posts

India-U.S.: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687208/posts

Indian forces moved to Forward Positions
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/686960/posts

Kashmir assassination intensifies war fear
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687268/posts

Kashmir just the beginning in jihadis' vision of war (this is a chilling read)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687195/posts

Kashmiri separatist leader shot dead
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687065/posts

Murder is jihadi vision from Kabul to Kolkata, Pak in the middle
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687307/posts

Naval ships head west
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687311/posts

Nuclear War Threat Over Kashmir Crisis
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687273/posts

Nuclear war threat over Kashmir crisis
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687393/posts

Pak threatens to withdraw troops from Afghan border if tensions mount
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687137/posts

Religious tension hangs heavy in sacred Hindu city
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687440/posts

Space Deal With U.S. Could Encourage Indian Restraint
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687297/posts

US buys time to work on Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687300/posts

32 posted on 05/25/2002 9:42:32 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/22

Civil defence alert sounded
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687884/posts

General Pervez Musharraf: His Past and Present
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687740/posts

India , US tie up defence under shadow of Nuclear war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687805/posts

India ready for 'decisive battle'
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687892/posts

India's prime minister tells soldiers at Pakistan border to prepare for `decisive battle.'
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687669/posts

Indian prime minister tells soldiers to prepare for "decisive battle" against Islamic insurgents
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687477/posts

Indian Strikes Could Escalate Into War With Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687839/posts

Kashmir - Pakistan stepping up infiltration: Army
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687843/posts

Missile-carrying Indian warships sail near Pakistan, air force on alert
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687730/posts

Nuclear threat over Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687683/posts

Pakistan - We are at War! We have to fight it whether we like it or not
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687969/posts

Rallying the troops (India/Pakistan)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687932/posts

SOUTH ASIA AND THE IMMINENCE OF WAR
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687809/posts

Straw Tells Britons: Get Out Of Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687871/posts

U.S. Urges Pakistan to Control Border
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/687836/posts

35 posted on 05/25/2002 9:51:05 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: backhoe
excellent post. bookmarking
36 posted on 05/25/2002 9:55:52 PM PDT by Centurion2000
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/23

Envoy Sees More Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688488/posts

India Builds Argument for Action
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688440/posts

India Pakistan Kargil: What Does It Mean? 1999
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688571/posts

India preparing for decisive victory: PM
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688554/posts

India puts Pak on 2-month notice
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688514/posts

India Talks of War, World Watches Warily (Who will use Nukes first..India or Pakistan?)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688083/posts

India, Pakistan Exchange Shelling and War Threats; Six Dead
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688491/posts

India-Pakistan : Towards an unwinnable war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688587/posts

Indian strategic nuclear command to be in place next month
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688058/posts

Just Three Minutes From Nuclear Strike
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688510/posts

Misreading Musharraf
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688527/posts

Naval Moves Pose Pyschological Threat to Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688524/posts

No talks, says India, amid warning of nuclear war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688437/posts

Pakistan alerts key departments( to launch emergency operations)
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688415/posts

Pakistan deploys missiles along Line of Control
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688134/posts

Pakistan primes its people for war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688588/posts

Powell Confers With Musharraf
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688395/posts

Satellites detect Pak IRBMs near LoC
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688402/posts

South Asia's proxy war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688443/posts

37 posted on 05/25/2002 10:00:50 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/24

HARDtalk Pakistan interviews Musharraf - Full Text
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689099/posts

India running out of patience as Pakistan announces missile tests
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689121/posts

India suspicious of Pakistan's missile tests
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689315/posts

India weighs military response Events could force U.S. to join New Delhi in action against Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689105/posts

Musharraf government averts war by compromising on Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689210/posts

Nuclear Fears Cast Shadow in Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689065/posts

Only a Pakistan regime change will prevent war
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688888/posts

Pakistan Prepares to Shift Troops From Afghan Border to Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688703/posts

Pakistan's Musharraf faces tough choice
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689034/posts

South Asia on a hair trigger
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689003/posts

Three Million Would Die In "Limited" Nuclear War Over Kashmir
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688895/posts

U.S. Looks to Calm Pakistan, India
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/688932/posts

U.S. Presses Pakistan on Incursions
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689300/posts

US criticises Pakistan missile tests
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689232/posts

US to provide India with special forces equipment
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689045/posts

38 posted on 05/25/2002 10:08:13 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: 4ourprogeny
Well enough for now.
39 posted on 05/25/2002 10:09:20 PM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: The Obstinate Insomniac
FreeRepublic southasia_list 5/25

At least 3 million would die in nuclear conflict
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689481/posts

In Pakistan, U.S. Embraces Friend of a Foe
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689470/posts

India sets two-week deadline for Pakistan
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689558/posts

Indian Army delays degradation operation ( war put on hold )
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689454/posts

Intense Pak shelling in Kargil / 9 injured in J&K grenade attack [Breaking]
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689472/posts

Kashmir - 2500 fidayeens awaiting to cross over Pak army converts forward posts into launching pads
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689596/posts

Musharraf tells troops to stop cross-border terrorism into J&K: US media
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689451/posts

NEARING DOOM
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689372/posts

Pakistan army pays scant regard to Musharraf's talk: Captured militant
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689539/posts

Pakistan Kashmir - Indians outline demands for border pullback (
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689664/posts

Pakistan's ISI playing dangerous game
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689527/posts

Why India Will Lose the War
http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/689547/posts

40 posted on 05/26/2002 12:12:28 AM PDT by The Obstinate Insomniac
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To: BullDog108;The Obstinate Insomniac
Well, there's no shortage of links now- those so inclined will have plenty to read- thanks!
41 posted on 05/26/2002 3:20:29 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Centurion2000
I missed your reply the first time around- thanks for checking in.
42 posted on 05/26/2002 3:37:21 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: all
Pakistan conducts a second missile test as international community struggles to ease tensions

43 posted on 05/26/2002 7:25:09 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Fish out of Water;backhoe
bttt
44 posted on 05/26/2002 9:26:43 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: Free the USA
Here's that 300 Kt. fallout map- bear in mind the site hawks potassium iodide tablets & such, but the map looks authentic....

 

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Trans-Pacific Fallout

Fallout here from nuke use in
Mid-East, Pakistan, India, Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, etc.

If nukes are ever used by any of the warring participants over there, we could soon be in deep trouble over here, too, * even if * in the unlikely event we had managed somehow not to get involved and it all ended as quick as it began.

Few realize that shortly after any nuclear detonation anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, we in the USA could be having their spent nukes radioactive fallout raining down on us here, too. Especially of concern, according to health physicists, will be plenty of thyroid contaminating radioactive iodine. All courtesy of the prevailing westerly trade winds blowing their nuclear fallout onto our shores a few days after any of them trade nuclear blasts with any of their neighbors.

The Nuclear War Survival Skills book (by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1979, a Facility of the U.S. Department of Energy, Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition) details the above and shows where a single, and very small, above ground Chinese nuclear test explosion ("a few hundred kilotons") on December 28, 1966 resulted in the fallout cloud covering most of the United States.

Cresson H. Kearny, the author of the above book, also states about this now declassifed incident:

    "It produced fallout that by January 1, 1967 resulted in the fallout cloud covering most of the United States. This one Chinese explosion produced about 15 million curies of iodine- 131 - roughly the same amount as the total release of iodine- 131 into the atmosphere from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster."

    "Fallout from the approximately 300 kiloton Chinese test explosion shown in Fig. 1 caused milk from cows that fed on pastures near Oak Ridge, Tennessee and elsewhere to be contaminated with radioiodine, although not with enough to be hazardous to health."

    "However, this milk contamination (up to 900 picocuries of radioactive iodine per liter) and the measured dose rates from the gamma rays emitted from fallout particles deposited in different parts of the United States indicate that trans-Pacific fallout from even an overseas nuclear war in which "only" two or three hundred megatons would be exploded could result in tens of thousands of unprepared Americans suffering thyroid injury."

    "Perhaps the first nuclear war casualties in the United States will be caused by fallout from an overseas nuclear war in which our country is not a belligerent. As the number of nations with nuclear weapons increases - especially in the Middle East - this generally unrecognized danger to Americans will worsen."

    "Trans-Pacific war fallout, carried to an America at peace by the prevailing west-to-east winds that blow around the world, could be several hundred times more dangerous to Americans than fallout from the worst possible overseas nuclear power reactor accident, and many times more dangerous than fallout from a very improbable U.S. nuclear power reactor accident as lethal as the disastrous Chernobyl accident was to Russians."

The following Declassified Fallout Map of the USA from this Chinese nuke fallout and a free on-line copy of the complete 280 page Nuclear War Survival Skills book are at the FAQ. (This book also covers and details preparations for much more than just the threat of radioiodine fallout, too.)

Also, commenting on the world health effects a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan would create, for example, Dr. Henry Kendall of the Union of Concerned Scientists said in October of 1999:

"It would be very similar to Cherynobl. But it could be on a substantially larger scale."

See the Potassium Iodide Anti-Radiation Pill FAQ for more details on the health concerns of radioactive iodine, especially to our children, and for lists and links to all known available formulations of radioiodine protective KI and KIO3 tablets, and you'll also see why about.com says the FAQ is the...

"In-depth, detailed site totally dedicated to the Potassium Iodide issue.
THE central resource on the topic."

Bottom Line:

  • Most developed nations have already stockpiled KI or KIO3 tablets to protect their citizens from radioiodine, but the USA has only just begun. (They've been talking about it though for over 20 years! Ever since TMI!)

  • However, at this time, we can all still get it as a non-prescription for our own personal family protection.

  • That is, at least, until there's an 'incident' somewhere in the world because after Three Mile Island and Chernobyl all available KI and KIO3 supplies disappeared for months, almost overnight!
- Shane Connor
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45 posted on 05/26/2002 10:51:56 AM PDT by backhoe
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NUCLEAR POKER - At the Brink in Kashmir
46 posted on 05/26/2002 4:23:46 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
The next nuclear war
47 posted on 05/26/2002 9:15:25 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: backhoe
Bump and a bookmark!
48 posted on 05/26/2002 11:45:44 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: backhoe
If nuclear exchanges occur between Pakistan and India, look for a 10 to 20-year worldwide economic depression, replete with the emergence of tyrants and nationalistic conquering nation-states.
49 posted on 05/26/2002 11:47:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: all
The next nuclear war

50 posted on 05/27/2002 2:28:16 AM PDT by backhoe
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