Fooled by fake news, Pakistan defence minister reminds Israel of Islamabad’s nuclear weapons — Quartz

Fake news has claimed another victim—and even prompted a bit of sabre-rattling by the defence minister of a nuclear-armed nation. On Dec. 23, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan’s defence minister, unexpectedly sent a terse reminder to Israel about Islamabad’s nuclear capabilities: Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan…

via Fooled by fake news, Pakistan defence minister reminds Israel of Islamabad’s nuclear weapons — Quartz

*Jules’s Note: Rachel Maddow just did a segment on this very kind of event–loose speak/bad jokes and fake news prompting international repercussions. In the end, world leaders and fake news writers need to remember that they have obligations to the world to not provoke nuclear threats.

http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_kellyanne1_161222

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