On Non-Proliferation or Maybe NOT

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    Must read piece, with many links. I think Tech Central may be on the way to becoming my favorite news site:

    http://www.techcentralstation.com/050605D.html

     
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    Nuke weapons proliferation cannot be tolerated because the weapons will ultimately be used by: those rogue states that have armed; those given or sold nukes by rogue states; or by those who have stolen the weapons. NK and Iran have demonstrated that the NNPT is not worth the paper it is written on. The potential for destruction will be the only deterrent that prevents rogue non-nuclear states from the development of nuclear weapons. Clinton, whose foreign policies (or lack thereof) were disasters throughout Asia to Africa, ruined the chance to prevent NK from obtaining nukes. Now we have to live with that nightmare. Actually, America's inaction in the face of nuclear weapons proliferation began long before Clinton. For example, the British should not have been allowed to work on the development of nukes in the US during WW2. They contributed nothing to the weapon’s development. It was, after all, a traitor British "scientist" who sold out the free world and gave US nuke secrets to Stalin! Further, why did France need nukes? To promote its pretentious and preposterous national ego? To justify its undeserved seat in the UNSC? French nuclear weapons development should not have been permitted. From 1945 onward, America should have been prepared to use force to prevent nuclear proliferation. Alas, all that is water over the thermonuclear dam. With Iraq, America has only begun to show its resolve to prevent the further spread of nukes. It may take further demonstrations of this resolve before other rogue nations are convinced that nuclear weapons proliferation will not be tolerated. That may be irrelevant. I do not believe that America has the political will necessary to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Somebody in this forum once asked: “Who died and made America the world nuke sheriff?” 150,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
     

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