Wednesday, October 11, 2006

N Korea Joins the Nuke Club

On monday the North Korean news agencies announced that N Korea had become the 8th nation in the world which had Nuclear weapon launch capability sending panic waves across the world. It didn't come as surprise when all nations came up against the tests and condemed the action of the dictatorial N Korean regime. This was particularly clear in the stand taken by the US and Japanese administration. President Bush called the North Korean test “a threat to international peace and security” and condemned it as a “provocative act.” But Russia and China, which have veto power and have consistently opposed tough sanctions, did not signal that they were ready to go along with the American proposal. Britain, France and Japan said they were also pressing for strong sanctions, which the Security Council is expected to debate in the coming days.

Site of the N Korean Nuke test

But then it's a shame that these warnings come from a nation that has conducted more tests than the rest of the world, and was the first and only country to use a nuclear weapon in wartime. The U.S. has signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, but it has not yet been ratified by the Senate. The total tests by the USA come to a whopping 1,030 of which 815 were underground. They have had tests in any and every possible situation and now it is the strongest opposer to nations conducting nuke tests. Take the case of the Pokharan Tests in 1998, India had to get over a huge number of economic and scientific sanctions and it was kind of making the whole nation feel that these tests were unwanted and India shouldn't have carried them out. But then why shouldn't a nation that fully understands the dangers of using nukes, cause the only example of the destructive power of such weapons was demonstrated by the USA in the 2nd World War. This policy of the US is a effort to extend their own hegemony over the world as a whole.

I am not saying that N Korea is the leader when it comes to world peace, but then why condemn a nation when it develops nuke capacity??? I think the method of imposing sanctions will only isolate N Korea and make them feel that the whole world is up in arms against them and actually this might be the PROVOCATIVE action that Mr Bush was saying about.

Coming to think about the proliferation of nuclear weapons once N Korea becomes a nuclear power, there is reliable proof which says that China is helping Pakistan with its nuclear efforts. But then not a single nation condemns them, why this BIAS when it comes to smaller nations???? Or is it because half of the hardware that US needs comes from China?????? Now the US has close to 12,000 warheads which are capable of destroying the world a 1000 times over, but no one has a voice against the limitation of arms. The policies followed by the US govt across the world are the root cause of all troubles in the world. They were the one's who gave arms to the Taliban in the 80's and are suffering now from their own weapons. I think it's high time that the world community stands up and takes notice of all the bullshit that US is spreading the world over. First the US should stop all the atrocities that they are doing the world over and then start preaching peace to the world


Aparna said...

good post buddy!
i do agree with u. a nation which has already had enough number of nuke tests that are enough to blow the world completely is not fit to talk against nations like N Korea. it may be true that the ruler of N Korea is pretty much into communism and his rule is condemned. but who the ____ is bush to say that N Korea is a threat to world peace?
US is not ruler of the world and they are not the ultimatum!

the_wandering_jew said...

well said dude.
but u could have also included that this is the same kind of reaction v got when v conducted n-tests in pokaran.

Aravind Jithin said...

Hi abhi
I am agreeing with what u said . Every nation have the right to develope nuclear power for pease porposes. It should be banned only if they are using it for destructive porpose .

US is doing similar thing in Iran also . Iran also has the right to develope nuclear power . It is the right of each and every nations , not for a few countries like US

Anonymous said...


If there is anyone to gain from this it is the DPRK. You are sounding like DPRK is the victim here..

Read my blog for my view..