Monday, January 23, 2006

How is a gun that can kill millions in a minute different from a WMD?

I had read a similar story a few years back in a magazine. What is this World coming to? How can the World stop Iran, North Korea and many others that will eventually pursue this bandwagon to stop developing nuclear weapons, when guns of this kind are being developed? At least for now the nuclear weapon states such as United States, France Pakistan, India, Israel, China etc. have promised to behave nicely, but what happens if all hell broke loose such as another world war or something starts? It just looks pretty scary and hope never happens. But World history is evident that chances of happening are more likely than not. With Iraq war and current situation with Iran, things are not looking very promising. I really don’t have any opinion against or for this kind of weapon development, but sometimes do think that a weapon like this can finish small communities like Sikhs or Jews or Bahai etc. within minutes if an aggression by a majority government or culture ever takes place. On a second though, I can’t be worrying about stupid things like this. Waheguru will take care of us all. Please read and comment if you like:
http://upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060120-070112-5273r

3 Comments:

Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Einstein's letter to the then president of US (Roosevelt), after his discovery of the theory of general relitivity encouraged the possibility of preparing nuclear arms. He was never truly a part of it, but someone felt responsible for initiating it, through his research and that one letter. He was quoted of having said this later:

"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. "

10:35 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

gosh...that was posted in a rush with evidently several grammatical errors...

*relativity
*somehow felt responsible

(it just bugs me sometimes :P)

10:36 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger SikhsRus said...

I just hope we always keep fighting the fourth one with sticks and stones. Sometimes, I wonder where would the Sikhs fit into a scenario like this. I know it is all hypothetical. Comes to thinking of developing weapons for battlefield, I also think our Gurus Hargobind Singh Sahib and Guru Gobind Singh Ji were excellent engineers (in addition to being a great administrators, leaders, thinkers, doers, warriors and saints) in developing martial arts and fighting weaponary that was used in Khlasa Army. If someone ever performs an engineering analysis, they will be amazed at the amount of analytical details and techinque being used to develop and execute each weapon and gatka move. It was a real Sikh engineering research and development if I may call it so.

1:22 PM, January 24, 2006  

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