Western weakness shows
The saying that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it, is becoming obvious every day (“Closing in on boomsday”, 16/9).
It could be argued that the real cause of the recent conflict with North Korea rests primarily with the United Nations. Since the end of WWII, military leaders have had to fight wars with their hands tied behind their backs while politicians go about appeasing various warlords. Once they fumble their way into war, they should let the military get on with it.
Korea,Vietnam and multiple other conflicts have been “settled” by appeasement to satisfy politicians’ egos. The result is what we are seeing now by a powerhungry despot hellbent on creating world war. It seems clear that the UN will appease this clown with a massive amount of financial “support” that will go straight into the regime’s pockets.
The Western world has a disgusting history of “winning” wars by lining the pockets of various despots under the guise of a peaceful conclusion to their demands. Giving in only shows them just how weak the Western world is. Tom, Gold Coast