North Korea, Iran, Atomic Bomb: Had Enough Yet?
One has to imagine what a civilized society must think looking down on the Earth. More than one movie has been made about humans being on the brink of extinction at the hands of an Alien race either because of our shortcomings, or just because they’re nasty. Let’s look at the latter first, if it’s because they are just as/or more violent than we are then really we don’t have a chance. If it’s because they are peace loving and here to offer guidance and support, would we shoot first and ask questions later? In the year 2009 we are still a war-faring race and today and as you browse the net we are again possibly looking at a nuclear showdown. 2009!
Would it shock you to know that humans have been involved in some type of warfare for over 5,000 years? It shocked me, not just how long it has been going on, but how many there have been. Start here, and that’s just the wars BEFORE the year 1000. Just exactly how long is it going to take before we stop killing ourselves because of religion, geography, or wealth?
The United States is in the process of expanding it’s current campaigns to include the situation regarding North Korea. For those of you not aware of what I am talking about, perhaps you should read the news from time to time. After the illegal tests of a nuclear device the North Koreans are suspected of preparing for a third, while telling the world that if anyone interferes, they will consider it an act of war. Never mind the fact that they are in deviance of numerous UN resolutions and signed treaties. So in fact they have already done that themselves, really let’s call a spade a spade. They are also preparing for what seems to be another test of their long range missile.
The USS John McCain has been tracking a North Korean vessel suspected of transporting illegal arms, and is waiting off the coast of China in case it is ordered to intercept. One has to wonder what is on board, and where it might be going. Considering the current situation in Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan having a vessel carrying possible nuclear weapons to Singapore is not a very pleasant thought. That is the suspected destination.
By now most of you have heard of the turmoil in Iran regarding the most recent election results there. While the Supreme leader boasts progress because of voter turnout, it is hard to view it as progress while witnessing the violence and deaths taking place as the results of the election are in dispute.
So while the world is coming to grips with swine flu, missing children, global warming, and David Letterman’s joke about Sara Palin. Warships in the Pacific are on standby, anti-missile sites in the US are being deployed, and Canadian military assets are being mobilized to assist in the detection and interception of any threat. Both Governments are confident any launch could be intercepted well before any danger to US or Canadian soil.
When are we all just going to get along?
Have you had enough yet?