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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Since April 2003 North Korea has had no obligations under the NPT since its withdrawal from the treaty became effective then. The US interpretation of the DPRK's obligations under the treaty to which its no longer a party is another matter, as is the USA's interpretation of its own obligations under the treaty, which has been interesting to say the least.

.... which has been interesting, tortured even, to say the least.

"We have met the enemy and ...." Pogo

So the "threat of unlawful violence...intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political" is terrorism. Or in other words, by the DoD's own definition, Barack Obama is a terrorist

That doesn't quite follow. The key word is "unlawful". The President and the Military and the Police are the Authorities, and the violence they do is by definition, ipso facto lawful. I mean, they have uniforms and shit. (It's exactly the same principle that makes Israeli killers good guys and Palestinian killers bad guys.)

(For anyone whose sarcasm detectors may be deficient: I wish to God the above were not how people I meet in real life really think)

I think we should admire the fact that the Obama administration didn't let a detail like North Korea's (attempted) withdrawal from the NPT stop them from threatening another country with nuclear annihilation.

And Cloud, US violence isn't just "lawful", it's sacred. What are you, a communist?

I've seen commentary elsewhere pointing out that Obomber's recent pledge "No First Use [except N.Korea and Iran]" was clearly understood as a threat pointed at the latter two countries.

In the last few days I was watching Al Jazeera's news coverage and they had a headline at the bottom of the screen (or whatever that's called) pointing out that only one country had ever used nuclear weapons in war - i.e. the U.S.

May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.

Late breaking news....The Big O is fully expecting to see his brand exported to Mars in his lifetime - mistah charley, it really IS the universe at stake. Once you've decimated all species on Terra including our own, I guess the next logical step is the solar system. There is no limit to their shamelessness.

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