Thursday, 16 April 2009

Korea Advice

Why would North Korea want a nuclear bomb? To launch against where, exactly? And why, exactly? If there really is any such desire, just as if there is (and in point of fact there isn’t) in Iran, then it is borne out of a desire not to get what Iraq got. So much for the ludicrous suggestion that taking out Saddam Hussein would help to arrest nuclear proliferation.


  1. Well exactly.
    In Message Boards which do not understand the concept of "irony" (or American message boards as they are more commonly known) and of course my own blog......I have suggested that the UN Nuclear watchdogs should actually hand out nukes on a pro rata basis to all its member states.
    Nauru population 20,000 or whatever gets one nuke........China gets several thousand.
    As Iraq has proven.....TRYING to get nukes is actually much more dangerous than actually having them.
    Therefore as I often suggest (to the chagrin of my transatlantic cousins) we should wish PDR Korea all the best in its nuke quest.

    Can Kim Il Jungs finger hovering over the trigger be any worse than George W Bush.?

  2. US troops never left South Korea. The new Korean govt is less amenable to peace talks.... Hence the rocket launch.

    Just think - if this was Israel we'd be talking about a plucky little state under threat from hostile neighbours trying to defend itself!

  3. What peace talks? There is no active state of war in Korea. I still find the whole thing compeltely incomprehensible: why on earth would North Korea want a nuclear bomb? They wouldn't dream of dropping it on South Korea.

  4. Strange as it sounds, the Korean war never officially ended...

  5. But the Soviet Union did.

    There aren't many things that could stir up the cowed masses into revolt against Kim Jong Il. But dropping a nuclear bomb on South Korea might just do it.

    Of course, something very similar can be said about South Korea.

    Could there ever really have been a war between the Soviet Bloc and the West when there was a Germany in each (and both strategically located, of course)?

    But once there was no longer a Soviet Bloc, there was no longer any need, even at that level, for two Germanies. Nor is there now any need for two Koreas.

  6. No doubt reunification is desirable. But look at how it turned out in Germany - mass unemployment in the East, participation in NATO aggression in Yugoslavia, in Iraq and Afghanistan - and American troops have never left Germany...

    In the current climate, the same thing would happen to Korea - and the effect would be US troops on the border with China, with the potential for a re-run of the Korean war...