North Korean Nukes

Germany
December 12, 2006 4:36am CST
Do you think America is justified in asking North Korea to give up its nukes although America itself does not decrease its Nuclear power.
1 response
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Dec 06
the answer to this question depends where you stand regarding the world stage. If we accept the position of America as the worlds police man (do we really have a choice?) then it is perfectly reasonable to accept them telling North Korea and Iran not to test or develop neuclear missiles. Under the terms of various non-proliferation treaties it is the duty of neuclear states to prevent if at all possible the spread of neuclear weapons. The difficulties are issues of trust. A nation may develop and use neuclear energy for civilian use, but these facilities are relatively easily changed to weapons production. Consequently, if the usa trusts a particular state, it may well be allowed to develop a neuclear energy policy, if it does not, then the usa will object strongly.
• Germany
12 Dec 06
Yes you are right. I know might is right and USA is the big Policeman. But at least evryone can see that even being the super power now USA is trapped in Iraq and Afghanistan. We should not simply just accept USAs supremity and follow what it says we should always raise our opinions. So my question actually means that is it possible to stop someone from a thing that you yourself do. Anyway thanks for a logical reply and i look forward to discuss things with you in future
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
12 Dec 06
thank you for your nice comment, and yes of course we should always question what the usa is doing, i just doubt if our questioning changes anything, i really do