For those who don’t follow foreign affairs, here’s the news on America’s latest invasion. This time America has invaded the sovereignty of Pakistan, a state with nuclear weapons. It’s worth noting that this move is inspired by Barack Obama’s foreign policy (isn’t he supposed to be about “change”?). I suppose it just reinforces the point that neo-conservativism is now a bipartisan policy – most Democrats and Republicans are in favour of military interventions.
Thanks to the constant “threat-mentality” prevalent in the United States, those who advocate peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations are dubbed the “fringe” and are outside mainstream discourse. There are only two political groupings that have consistently supported fewer wars: libertarians and Marxists. An odd alliance, but a necessary one if we are to prevent further needless deaths.
Regarding Pakistan’s nukes, James Ostrowski had this to say: “The U. S. attacked Pakistan the other day. Remember when George Bush didn’t know much about Pakistan? I wonder if he knows that Pakistan has nuclear weapons. On the other hand, if you have nukes but do nothing when another government attacks, maybe those weapons aren’t worth very much”.