General Discussion (7)

General Discussion (7)

debatingIf there’s something of interest in the news that’s not covered in one of the topic threads, or you have a question to ask, a comment you’d like to make about anything under the sun, more or less, this is the thread for you. However, please check first, to ensure that you haven’t missed a topic thread or another thread where it would be appropriate to post your comment.  Readers have occasionally gone straight to the General Discussion thread to post news that is already the topic of a thread or to ask a question that is already being discussed elsewhere. So, do your Sherlock Holmes before posting here, please and thank you!

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  • Spudeater

    As it’s now nice and late and all good bloggers are fast asleep (that’s probably why I’m still awake),I think I can write the following without feeling guilty about causing a widespread outbreak of insomnia:

    It’s reported in today’s Times newspaper (and no,I didn’t just happen to pick up a copy left on the train) that Chatham House (foreign affairs think-tank) issued a report during the week which stated that Russia could opt to use tactical nuclear weapons in the event of a war breaking out in Europe – a quote from the report says ‘Just because something is unimaginable for western planners does not mean it is not considered a VIABLE (my emphasis) option by Russia’. The report’s authors are two Knights of the Realm and while I would treasonably contend that that means nothing, one of them is a former ambassador to Moscow and high-ranking diplomats aren’t exactly renowned for making precipitate and unfounded statements.

    I’ll wager that if you were to make reference to anything connected to ‘Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven’, there would be blank looks all round at this think-tank’s offices and any mention of Fatima and the only response they’d probably come up with would be ‘Whitbread’. Like Balaam and Caiaphas, this ‘report’ may prove to be an instance (albeit very low-level) of inadvertent prophecy….

    June 7, 2015 at 12:47 am
    • Summa

      It is unlikely. Highly unlikely. Yet again, if the weapons exist, anything is possible, however remote. That is the real danger from nuclear energy.

      Anything that scientists do that break the whole is always a dangerous and, in my opinion, unGodly activity.

      Whether that is nuclear or not, it lends itself to disaster.

      And by the way, it’s 10 to 10 in the morning over here. Catholic Truth Scotland is an international apostolate!

      June 7, 2015 at 12:54 am
  • editor


    You’ve just made my day! “Catholic Truth is an international apostolate” – thank you for that kind reminder.

    N O T I C E . . .

    I’m about to close down this thread, with thanks to everyone who contributed to it. You can continue the chat over on General Discussion (8)….

    June 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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