The government of the United States of America announced today that it has flown B-2 bomber aircraft, capable of attacking with some of America’s many thousands of nuclear weapons, close to the borders of North Korea. The purpose, says the U.S. military, is to warn North Koreans that the USA is capable of launching a nuclear attack against North Korea “quickly and at will”.
The Obama Administration explains that it has been forced to threaten North Korea with nuclear weapons because North Korea has engaged in the unacceptable behavior of threatening other nations with nuclear weapons.
I would like to think that it isn’t necessary for me to point out the moral hypocrisy and strategic weakness of this plan. However, in none of the corporate media coverage of this story that I’ve seen has there been any hint of the America’s nuclear threat.
I have no argument with the criticism of North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and use of those weapons to threaten nuclear war. However, to cast North Korea as the only belligerent party in the current nuclear crisis, when the United States invented nuclear weapons in the first place, has engaged in the only nuclear attacks in history, and has large numbers of soldiers stationed along the borders of North Korea, is absurd.