The Curmudgeon


Friday, March 16, 2018

A Peace the World Might Rest In

Advocates of Mutual Assured Destruction will rejoice to hear that the charming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, of the head-chopping House of Saud, has expressed an interest in helping to keep the peace in the Middle East by acquiring weapons of mass destruction. It was, of course, the presence of such weapons (specifically those of Britain and her greatest ally, in that order) which kept the peace in Europe after the Second World War. Certainly the peace was entirely unrelated to anything so vicious and genocidal as a lot of silly trade agreements and Nazi-style punishment treaties based in Brussels. Since the Trumpster has been commanded by his rabid orange head-tribble to tear up the deal with Iran, the head-chopping House of Saud now sees an opportunity to start a regional nuclear arms race: a prospect which should please advocates of deterrence, whose logic dictates that the more nuclear powers there are, and the more unpredictable their response to perceived threats, the more peaceful the world will become.


  • At 12:09 am , Anonymous Brian M said...

    Being an American, may I just say this sounds so much like our ammosexuals' fervid Second Amendment logic that it makes me tingle.

    "Arm the teachers".....errrrr, that shooting was executed by a teacher. Arm the janitors...arm Jummy the hormonal 14 year old????:

  • At 6:09 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    As above, so below. Parallels to geopolitical concepts are apparent with e.g. the idea of legitimate deterrence (Kevlar-encased enforcement personnel toting semi-automatic assertiveness dispensers) versus irresponsible proliferation (unarmed aggressor with suspicious melanin content).


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