Today, North Korea announced that it is to be removed from the U.S. list of rogue states as reward for the decommissioning of its Nuclear weapons programme. How long our leaders describe Kim Jong-Il as a democrat and friend of freedom?
Rogue States are defined by the White House as States that:
- brutalize their own people and squander their national resources for the personal gain of the rulers;
no regard for international law, threaten their neighbors, and
callously violate international treaties to which they are party;
determined to acquire weapons of mass destruction, along with other
advanced military technology, to be used as threats or offensively to
achieve the aggressive designs of these regimes;
- sponsor terrorism around the globe; and
- reject basic human values and hate the United States and everything for which it stands.
worth testing Britain, the United States and all their allies against
these standards. I've noticed quite a few countries developing weapons
of mass destruction, disregarding international law and using threats
to achieve their designs. I've noticed quite a few people in public life getting rich from defence contracts.
Does that squander national resources for personal gain – at the cost
of human lives? Or aren't we supposed to consider ourselves? Perhaps
ethics are just for other people. Or perhaps ethical standards change
as fast as our history is rewritten.
At the end of 2001 the four main rogue states were listed as Iran, Iraq, Libya and North Korea. Now there's only one left – and the hawks are circling.
Global Research tells us:
The media is silent, Congress is absent, and Americans are distracted as George W. Bush openly prepares aggression against Iran.
5 US Navy aircraft carrier strike forces are deployed off Iran.
US Air Force jets and missile systems are deployed in bases in countries bordering or near to Iran.
US B-2 stealth bombers have been refitted to carry 30,000 pound “bunker buster” bombs.
The US government is financing separatist groups within Iran.
US Special Forces teams are conducting terrorist operations inside Iran.
US war doctrine has been altered to permit first strike nuclear attack on Iran and other non-nuclear countries.
war threats against Iran have intensified during the course of this
year. The American people are being fed a repeat of the lies used to
justify naked aggression against Iraq.
Bush cannot see the dark humour in his denunciations of Iran for
threatening “the security of nations everywhere” and of the Iraqi
resistance for “a vision that rejects tolerance, crushes all dissent,
and justifies the murder of innocent men, women, and children in the
pursuit of political power”.
Those are precisely the words that most of
the world applies to Bush and his administration.
discarded habeas corpus and the Geneva Conventions, justified torture
and secret trials, damned critics as anti-American, and is responsible,
according to Information Clearing House, for over one million deaths of
Has the commander-in-chief been to Iraq today to give his final orders.?
Are we really ready for more war !!