British Lord Calls for Nuking Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
November 24, 2012
Lord Gilbert, aka Life Peer Baron Gilbert, a House of Lords fixture, has suggested using a neutron bomb on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to clear out pesky natives who were radicalized by his country, the United States, and Pakistan.
“Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them. 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. You would greatly reduce your problem of protecting those borders from infiltration from one side or another,” said the Gilbert during a debate about getting rid of nuclear weapons.
Gilbert was roundly criticized for his comment by fellow parliament members. Lord Browne of Ladyton said Gilbert’s comments were his “most challenging and contrarian” to date.