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The Svalbard Threat: 60 Minutes edition

March 25, 2008

Peter Howard emails me a link to the latest coverage of the threat from Svalbard.

I didn’t have a chance to watch the report, but I assume it comprises another whitewash of the critical danger posed to humanity by the creation of this “Doomsday Vault” in the highly militarized territory of Svalbard. Svalbard, as readers of the Duck are already aware, is also home to many Polar Bears literally drowning in their existential hate for western, industrialized society.

The Bush Administration, obviously cowed by the Defeatocrats, continues to ignore the necessity of extending the doctrine of preemption to the threat emanating from the north. But I take comfort from the fact that they continue to stand up against the Bearofascist enablers in the environmental movement.

Remember: if we abandon rampant and unregulated consumption, the bears win!

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.