Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nuclear Arsenals

Here's a quote from a letter to the editor by somebody in Sweden on America's nuclear arsenal:
As long as even one nation justifies having even one nuclear weapon, there can be no hope for the global nuclear disarmament envisioned by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Well, then there's no hope for the global nuclear disarmament envisioned by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty because there are a lot of nations out there and FLG is pretty sure that one will always justify having or pursuing a nuclear weapon. FLG realizes that a lot of people think that the crux of the nuclear weapons issue is the blatant hypocrisy of the recognized nuclear powers. That if they'd just live up to their end of the bargain as specified in the NPT, then other countries wouldn't feel threatened and would go along with the NPT. But the people who think that are, quite frankly, naive and stupid.

North Korea would still want a bomb even if nobody involved in the region possessed them. Why? Because it's the best way to ensure your country's survival when confronted with vastly superior forces. That's the thing the everybody seems to miss in these discussions. As much as we'd like to we simply cannot disinvest nuclear weapons.

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