Monday, 2 June 2008

Saved by the banning weapon

Cash and careers are being made from banning cluster bombs at the moment. Millions of words are being spoken and sold in this regard. Like nuclear bombs, cluster bombs have to be banned. They seem to have to be “banned” in the sense that when a well paid committee somewhere signs a paper saying we shall have no more of them they simply cease to be and we are thereafter free of them. Presumably the plans and designs for making them also cease to be at the same time. All the scientific knowledge and technology required for making them also goes missing at the same time. Everything to do with them just vanishes from our memory so that the moment there’s another war or threat we’ll never be able set up a factory and just start making them again. Phew, we’re safe.