Here on Irregular Times, we often debunk the ridiculous conspiracy theories that political extremists concoct to justify their absurd ideologies. Tonight, I have a conspiracy theory of my own to introduce. It comes after watching The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
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
Here in the United States, unlike in North Korea, our federal government is established and maintained through democratic elections. The American people have, for generations, endorsed the policy of nuclear brinksmanship.
If we here in the USA are freaking out about the idea of North Korea or Iran having just a handful of nuclear weapons, then we cannot reasonably expect the world to be impressed with an agreement to reduce our nuclear arsenal to 1,500, plus a whole lot of spares in the atomic closet.
Yes, North Korea has nuclear weapons. However, there’s no clear reason to think that North Korea has any plans to use its nuclear weapons and missile technology for anything other than Saddam-Hussein-style defensive posturing.
We must not go to war. For one thing, we can’t go to war. Thanks to Barack Obama’s decision to keep Americans in Iraq with a slow withdrawal, and to add new American soldiers to the fighting in Afghanistan, we don’t have the sufficient military force for an invasion and occupation of North Korea.