Tuesday, October 10, 2006

North Korean nukes?

Of course it is more scary to live in a world in which yet another state has probably acquired nuclear weapons capability.

Mind you, I am struck by the hypocrisy of much Western comment. In spite of the non-proliferation treaty our Governments' seem to think it is OK for us to retain the power to blow up the world - we just don't want anyone else to have it.

Of course we don’t want a Government with an unpopular leader, riven with dissent, and facing mass opposition over their ability to sustain basic public services, building up its nuclear capacity.

So the UK should drop plans to replace Trident and get on with nuclear disarmament ourselves. Then perhaps we should try a little regime change of our own?

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