The West has continued to develop nuclear weapons, it has researched other deadly alternatives, it has built and used deadly unmanned drones, it has plunged rockets into space causing unknown damage and it is continuing to play the hypocrite.
North Korea has this week attempted to launch what they claim was an rocket. The West believes it was something more sinister. It is thought by some that it was a potential weapon. The media especially that in the US and UK has today continued to scare monger.
The launch was unsuccessful and unusually for North Korea that was soon announced to the World. I am surprised that sceptics did not claim this one was a cover up to the real launch. All countries play such dastardly deeds at times.
The news of the launch caused widespread condemnation from the West amidst claims that it broke UN requirements.The US was quick to suspend food aid it had pledged to North Korea. That is understandable. If the country does not have the money to feed its people should it be spending huge sums of money of missile or rocket launches and development? The suspension of the food aid will of course only hit the people hard and not those in power. Foreign food aid to a country like North Korea during such austere times in the West does sound foolish though.
According to CBS news, "This failure makes it even more likely that the North will now attempt a nuclear test in the not-too-distant future," American analyst Ralph Cossa, the president of Pacific Forum CSIS, said. "The rocket launch was supposed to demonstrate the regime's power and technical prowess. A nuclear test may now be seen as even more necessary, not just to further perfect their weapons capability, but also to save face."
Hypocrisy again. The assumption could be true but until we clean up our own back yards who are we to judge. The UK, France, the US and more have a huge arsenal of destruction available, at the powers that be finger tips. It is only a matter of time before an accident, terror attack or War result in a leak or launch, or for that matter a lunatic pushes the button. The odds are if any happen it will be in the West. After all we are the ones with far more nuclear capabilities than is sensible.
Tags: Missile launch, rocket launch, failed launch, North Korean power, UN, the West, hypocrisy
Cartoon dates back to July 2010, before the Arab Spring.
More sanctions have been imposed on Iran today in an effort to curtail its nuclear program. Recently scientists working on Iran's nuclear power efforts have been killed in explosions. No organisation has admitted responsibility but it is widely believed that it was either Israel, the US or both countries that were responsible. Many in the West are adamant that Iran should not develop any form of nuclear energy. Iran maintain their quest is simply for nuclear power whilst the West is sure it is for nuclear bomb capabilities. As the situation stands today, January 22, 2012, it seems we are on a course which may lead to war.
The West as usual is all hypocrisy. Most if not all western nations have nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.There argument seems to be a fear that Iran would launch a weapon on Israel on its enemies. Israel it may be worth pointing out reciprocates these feelings against Iran. It is fair to say that there is no love lost between the two countries.
The latest round of sanctions are designed to hit Iran's trade in oil. Strange, isn't it, that this should all kick off now after the Arab Spring of 2011 brought about Middle Eastern change? It makes on wonder if Libyan leaders, for example, were correct when they insisted that the West was behind the revolution in Libya. With Middle Eastern oil supplies being rich in countries such as Libya it does all seem too far fetched to be a coincidence.
In the UK today Foreign Secretary William Hague said he hoped that Iran would "come to its senses". He went on to say, "Iran continues to defy UN security council resolutions and enriches uranium to 20 per cent at con, for which there is no plausible civilian explanation." So I think it is very important for us to agree these measures today to increase the peaceful, legitimate pressure on the Iranian government."
His words come as Britain, America and France send six warships led by a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has reiterated that is hefty sanctions are imposed they will close the Strait to western oil tankers. Of course Britain, America and France are not the World. They may think that they are but only time will tell as far as support goes.In the last few minutes EU ministers has agreed to adopt the Iran oil embargo. This will mean an immediate ban on all new oil contracts with Iran, but existing contracts will be honoured until 1 July. You may read that as you like. I take it to read that a - they are hoping Iran will give in or b - they do not want to lose any oil or money themselves. I wonder what they will do if Iran reciprocates by saying it will ban all including existing contracts?
In spite of other oil supplies though an embargo on Iranian oil will hit the West as far as pricing goes. Anything which appears to threaten oil supplies in any way is bound to push the price of oil up. No wonder the West has been vying to get their hands on Libyan oil.
At the heart of the problem is Israel. The fact that Israel apparently fears Iran will instantly launch an attack on them if they manage to nuclear weapons. Now we are back to good old hypocrisy. As far as the World knows Israel has nuclear weapons It too plays a secretive game though and this has never been confirmed. A tweet today read something like, "why not impose sanctions on France for helping Israel develop its nuclear weapons".
In the past France has carried out many underwater nuclear bomb tests, usually in the Pacific Ocean. How dare they. It is not known if Israel has carried out any such tests.
Israel has refused to sign the NPT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It shares this claim to fame with Pakistan, North Korea and India. According to Wikipedia, Israel has 75 and 400 nuclear warheads with the ability to deliver them by intercontinental ballistic missile, aircraft, and submarine.Whilst some may choose to read this report as an attack on Israel it is far from it. It is an attack on hypocrisy. Once again we are trying to make countries follow an outdated adage our parents tried on us. That is " Do as I say not as I do". Sadly this will not wash any more. Iran could pose a real threat to World peace, especially if the West continues on its current path. Then again so could North Korea. Where are we drawing the line, and why?