London: In a bizzare suggestion to crack down on terrorism, a former British Labour Defense Minister has suggested to drop a neutron bomb on the Pak-Afghan border for creating an impassible barrier between the two countries.
Speaking in the House of Lords, John Gilbert said Britain could use the radiation warheads “to create cordons sanitaire along various borders where people are causing trouble.”
Neutron bombs are a type of thermonuclear weapon designed to kill people while leaving physical structures such as buildings intact.
Responding for the government Jim Wallace said the coalition did not share the “rumbustious views” of Gilbert.
Gilbert, who served Tony Blair in the late 1990s as a Defense Minister and was a member Intelligence and Security Committee while he was an MP, said he did not favor a nuclear-free world.