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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Saturday June 01, 2002
05:39 AM

A Passage To^H^HOut Of India Immediately

[ #5353 ]
Dear Log,

In a story entitled "India alert as nuclear war looms":

«The foreign secretary Jack Straw last night urged Britons to leave India immediately because of its "dangerous" military stand-off with its nuclear rival Pakistan and advised all nationals against travelling to the region.

The decision was taken after western intelligence assessments warned that a new terrorist attack in India or the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir could spark war between the two countries, leading to a nuclear exchange.

[...and now the part that just makes my eyes bug out:]

The advice to Britons to leave India was voluntary because the [UK] government did not want to appear alarmist, diplomatic sources said.»

I can just picture embassy staff getting little notes in email from Mr. Straw: Please remain perfectly calm as you flee an impending nuclear war. There is nothing to be alarmed about.

Note to self: buy stock in companies developing radiation-resistant breeds of rice. Also, eat lower on the food chain for a few hundred thousand years.

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