20,000 nukes up world’s ass
The world is a little safer compared to last year. Not only did we get rid of villains like Osama and Mladic, we also lost 2,000 nuclear warheads since 2009. Cause for celebration? Not yet. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) there are still 20,000 nukes in the world held by eight countries. It seems like news that the Cold War is over hasn’t reached Washington and Moscow yet. These countries are still leading with about 90% of the 5,000 devastating weapons deployed and ready for use, including nearly 2,000 that are kept in “a state of high operational alert”. Since the Swedes are always right, the numbers are correct. Read here. The UK, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel can also have a go at world destruction. So make your way to the bookies and bet on who will be the next country to press the red button. We like the unpredictable Pakis.