Fake news, nuclear war, Israel and Pakistan. A holiday tale.
"A false news article making the rounds on social media could potentially have had a devastating result: nuclear war. The report misquoted a former Israeli defense minister and managed to inflame one of the world's nuclear powers to the point that Pakistan's defense minister threatened to flex his country's nuclear missiles in response.
It all began with a fake report by a site called AWD News. The article misquoted former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon as saying Israel would destroy Pakistan should it send ground forces to Syria to battle ISIS.
Needless to say, the report was fake. But that didn't stop Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif from tweeting a not-so-veiled threat at Israel: "Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear (sic) state too."
I am not Gary Busey.
Does anyone remember this gem from the election cycle?
"Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" program.
Your going to have to pardon me, but the burden of proof that Trump won't consider using them is on him. So far, he's not been very encouraging.
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America. Fueled by Cancer.
Hopefully he'll do us a favor and die somehow. Pence might be more effective in instituting a Regressive agenda, but at least he isn't a threat to get us killed.
Lived through a big chunk of the Cold War; remember air-raid drills in Elementary School. Saw "Duck and Cover" -- my Middle School was a designated fallout shelter. I sometimes jokingly refer to "missing the Cold War". Real Talk? DO NOT WANT. And the number of times we came close to a Nuclear Exchange? Not Inconsiderable. The threat was definitely real; anyone who says otherwise is a fool, or never experienced the era.
"1 out of 3 Trump supporters is as stupid as the other 2"
But we had it easy in comparison to the boomers during the Cuba Missile Crisis. By the time we hit the right age to be concerned, the likelihood of nuclear conflict was waning. So I can forgive those that don't have the same frame of reference.
It is like Kasich confirming he was offered the most powerful vice-president position by one of Trump's son. It was a "rumor".
I am not Gary Busey.