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Monday, February 27, 2012

No Nukes for You

--Ollie Johansson (Sweden)
Let's drink to the men
who got caught by the chill
Of the patriotic fever
and the cold steel that kills
--The Patriot's Dream,
Gordon Lightfoot
Everyone's concerned about Iran's wanting to develop nuclear weapons; meanwhile, our friends across the pond, the Brits, earlier this month were accused of :

[Sending] nuclear weapons to the South Atlantic, in violation of a treaty that created a nuclear-free zone there. Argentina said Friday it has information that Britain sent a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic near the disputed Falkland Islands in the latest verbal salvo in a dispute over the territory (Argentina: UK sent nuclear sub to Falklands)

Why is it alright for the UK to intimidate Argentina with the threat of nukes while Iran is castigated for even wanting one? Lap dogs can snarl, while Iranians are disallowed the same privilege. Is this fair?

Ironically, the best weapon in the Argentinian inventory was the French Exocet missile. We moan about North Korea, China, Iraq and Iranian missiles, but turn a blind eye to the Frecnh sale of missiles to any cash customer.

The bigger picture is one of possessions: Why does England even have a possession in the South Atlantic? Why does the U.S. have Guam?

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Blogger Marc said...

A.Q. Kahn most likely sold Iran the basic plans, probably around the same time North Korea got them. Do we threaten North Korea since they demonstrated their nuclear capability? No, and we didn't bang the drums of war while they developed their program.

This is the lesson Iran learned from North Korea. Once they demonstrate they have the capability, Israel and the United States will have to scrap the warmongering rhetoric. What will the 'Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran' crowd do then? Aside from blaming the President, that is...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 8:57:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger BadTux said...

Why Guam/Falklands:

Fueling stations for ships and aircraft. Same reason why the U.S. seized the Philippines from the Filipinos who'd pretty much already driven out the Spanish in 1899, managing to slaughter at least half a million Filipinos in order to bring the benefits of Christianity to the (already-mostly-Catholic) Filipinos. Same reason why Diego Garcia is probably the most valuable piece of real estate never talked about in the War on A Tactic.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 8:16:00 PM GMT-5  

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