U.S. outrage is a tad hypocritical
Dear Editor: Let’s be very clear. I do not support North Korea and its brutal totalitarian regime. Democracy rules and Canada is a leading example of how to do it right in our turbulent, divisive world.
That said, the United States and Russia continue with their nuclear weapon hypocrisy. Both have nuclear weapons capable of destroying the earth many times over. If the first salvo doesn’t destroy mankind, 10 more should do it. The collateral damage will be radioactive pollution everywhere. Non-nuclear countries will not be spared.
So why is North Korea such a nuclear threat? At best, it could attack the United States with a nuclear arsenal less than 0.1 per cent of theirs. Any attack by North Korea would mean the annihilation of their regime and they know this.
China and Russia would be loathe to come to their defence and much more amenable to regime change, a welcome relief.
The real threat — the U.S. and Russia have a scary track record for avoiding conflict with other countries and each other. Tensions are now heightened throughout