10 October 2006
Want to keep the USA out? Get a bomb!
Well, North Korea has just tested a nuclear bomb and the reaction is diplomatic, to say the least. The Anglo-Americans are huffing and puffing, but are unlikely to do anything more. Say what you like about North Korea, they understand how international relations work in this world of ours. Let's compare the differing ways in which Pakistan and Iraq are treated to illustrate this point, shall we?
Pakistan is a nuclear power. Recently the country signed a truce agreement with the tribes that run things in the Pakistani province of North Waziristan; an agreement that led to the national army's withdrawal from the region. The problem is that North Waziristan is probably where a certain Mr. Osama bin Laden is hiding out. The American reaction to this stunning development has been not a lot.
Iraq by way of contrast had no nuclear weapons, in spite of what people said. She was invaded, is currently occupied, and is fighting a bloody guerrilla war to free herself from foreign domination.
Does the point need to be laboured? Are you worried about the USA and its loathsome tentacles? Get a nuclear bomb and live at peace, seems to be the solution to that particular problem.