By Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
After the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, on the basis of phony and fake pretexts, masked with arrogant imperialist self-confidence, and repeated and reproduced in clone-like manner, by all the major media, politicians, government officials, and countless millions of ordinary people, not only in the US, but in other NATO countries, as well as in their Third World clients, the US is now undertaking extremely provocative and war-mongering actions against North Korea, which has nuclear weapons and has threatened to use them if subjected to aggression by the Americans or South Koreans. Unlike the other victims of relatively recent US military invasions, aggression, or intimidation, like Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Iran, North Korea has nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, and can wreak havoc on the aggressors and their accomplices, if cornered and pushed too far. Nuclear weapons were introduced into South Korea by the US in the 1950s. Thousands of them were deployed there. North Korean development of nuclear weapons technology was undoubtedly in reaction that. These are supposed to have been withdrawn in 1991. Even if that is the case, US does not really need them there, as it has the ability to target any area of the world from multiple sources and locations. Also, these can be redeployed and reassembled in South Korea rapidly. Their storage facilities there have been preserved. Moreover, the planned installation of the THAAD missile system (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) in South Korea poses a great new danger to the security of North Korea, China, and Russia. North Korea has repeatedly stated its willingness for real, mutual, and equitable denuclearization. However, the US and South Korea insist on imposing a unilateral denuclearization, one-sidedly, only on North Korea, a most unfair, unacceptable, and arrogant imperialist demand (1). Continue reading