Monday, October 09, 2006

NORK and the nukes

I am going to keep my post on this short and to the point. If you are shocked, as everyone seems to be acting like, that the North Koreans exploded a nuke the day the Japanese Prime Minister visited South Korea, then you have been living in a parallel universe.

What do you take away from this? Simple:

  • Communist and totalitarian governments lie.
  • Do you really think they care what you say?
  • They only talk to buy time.
  • If you think you can talk them out of getting nukes, you are wrong.
  • Nuclear weapons are the height of 1940's technology. Bad guys will make them.
  • There will be more.
  • This is reality.
  • The only way to stop a nation from building nuclear weapons is to invade them.
  • If you are not going to invade them, you have to destroy them.
  • If you want to destroy them, you have to blockade them until you starve them out - which BTW is an act of war.
  • If you do not do that prior to having a deliverable nuclear weapon (much harder than building one in a mine shaft) you have to accept the fact that they might use their weapons, in some way, in desperation.
  • If they use theirs, you will have to use yours.
  • Millions will die.
  • ...or you can accept the fact that the nuclear genie is out of the bottle (thanks for China and Pakistan) and next will be Iran, then Saudi Arabia, then Egypt, perhaps Taiwan - an outside chance Japan - for starters.
Welcome to the world you have given to your children. Get used to it.

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