Why are they the enemy?
Why is it wrong when they test missiles?
The act of developing missiles itself is not wrong, because we ourselves do it.
But when a poor nation tests weapons, this is wrong.
An example: less than a year ago, Russia invaded an American ally, Georgia.
They, like America when we invade countries, actually used their missiles on people.
Despite our “condemnation,” in three days Obama is meeting their president Dmitry Medvedev.
And yet he would not dialogue with Kim Jong-Il, as Korea is on the verge of being returned to our list of countries that sponsor terrorism.
However Russia has no such qualms…
Why is it wrong for one country to build missiles, but those that use them are excused?
Who gets to decide – this is the enemy?
North Korea’s ostensible rationale for resuming their nuclear weapons program is in part because of no sign of disarmament from the United States – Iran has made similar statements.
And it is true, we do not destroy our bombs, but merely refurbish them. The same goes for Russia.
Another example: We have provided bombs for Turkey under the NATO Nuclear Sharing Program in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
I have reprinted the relevant articles, not surprisingly the first two:
Each nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; and not in any way to assist, encourage, or induce any non-nuclear weapon State to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, or control over such weapons or explosive devices.
Each non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to receive the transfer from any transferor whatsoever of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or of control over such weapons or explosive devices directly, or indirectly; not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices; and not to seek or receive any assistance in the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
Is their treatment of the Kurds not terrorism? Yet they are our ally, and would never appear on any list.
If we committed terrorism, would we add ourselves?
Why do we revel in gunpowder, but expect others to act differently?