Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Editorial, "LITTLE ROCKETMAN OR LUNATIC OLD MAN", in LAW ANIMATED WORLD, 30 September 2017, Vol. 13, Pt. 2, No. 18


Who is the real threat to world peace? Are we heading for a nuclear Armageddon leading to extinction of our human species in consequence of such lunacies? Would Tillerson be able to negotiate with the little man even if his old man is not that enthusiastic and avert the danger? These are questions and questions – not out of any science fiction yarn but of real life dangers. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is emphatic: “At the UN Trump actually threatened to wipe North Korea off of the face of the earth. He added … threats against Venezuela and Iran. He demonized these countries as “rogue states,” but it is Washington that is playing that role. … [he says as to] how America respects the sovereignty of every country and the people’s will of every country, and how the US, despite its overwhelming military power, never tries to impose its will on any country. …… What about Yugoslavia/ Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Venezuela, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, just to mention countries in the 21st century that have been subjected to US military attacks, government overthrows, and removals of political leaders who did not conform to US interests? Is it respect for the sovereignty of countries to force them to support US sanctions against Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela? … Trump complains that the UN Human Rights commission had as member countries [some] with the worst human rights records of our time, and I wondered if he was talking about the United States. ” Obviously PCR puts the main blame on the USA, now led by Trump, and he is of the view that unless Russia and China together act to contain the American aggressiveness the future of human species is in grave danger. We tend to agree though not absolve the belligerent and totalitarian North Korean regime either. Russia and China are also not enamored of North Korean aggressiveness and hope they will be able to contain that from their side and it is really desirable that India too chip in and make BRICS a strong and alternative alliance for world peace and progress. Despite Trump’s dismissive remarks that “… Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, … is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man… or of Kim Jong-un’s vow to take the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” furious at the mentally deranged U.S. dotard … [who] … denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world,  this editor hopes good sense will prevail on both sides, Tillerson would be successful in negotiating, and Russia and China would heartily assist, to find out a peaceful solution to this one of the gravest crises in world history. §§§

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