[ExI] Nukes was Who has a vote

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 00:13:42 UTC 2020

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 8:06 PM Keith Henson via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com> wrote:
> snip
> > As well, there are likely hundreds to thousands of pilfered cold-war
> warheads in the hands of god knows who.
> What evidence can you cite that makes you think this?

I'll take the L on that one (contemporary parlance, 'take the loss', i.e.
admit error)--it was nuclear material I was thinking of, not weapons.
There are a few missing nukes but nowhere near hundreds, though apparently
there was some stir about ~100 lost suitcase nukes around the early 2000s.
Also, who knows which parties have Israeli nukes.  Obviously countries
would not want to spread these things around but, just given the way
nuclear strategy works, it makes sense for a nuclear power to have secret
nuclear sharing agreements.  I would reckon there are American, Russian,
&c. nuclear weapons stashed around the world held by players to be
activated only in case those cards need to be played.

And yes, malaise is certainly the vibe among the youth these days.  SR's
post summed things up very well.
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