04 Sep '11, 12pm

Civil disorder and nuclear power < Historically, look what happened in Yugoslavia

Janne Korhonen , on 4 September 2011 at 11:51 PM said: @ Dan Meneley (11:08): As far as attacks against nuclear facilities are concerned, it’s been already prohibited under Geneva Conventions, Additional Protocol I, Article 56: Works or installations containing dangerous forces, namely dams, dykes and nuclear electrical generating stations, shall not be made the object of attack, even where these objects are military objectives, if such attack may cause the release of dangerous forces and consequent severe losses among the civilian population. Of course, the question remains: would an aggressor abide by the Conventions? A rational attacker would, simply because power plants are far easier to knock out of action by targeting e.g. transformers or power lines. However, I postulate that in these days, military attacks are fundamentally not rational in the normal sense of the w...

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