Has anybody noticed that North Korea in the news over the last day or so?
Apparently, they’ve got themselves a nuclear bomb. And according to Kim Myong Chol, the ““unofficial” spokesman of Kim Jong-il and North Korea, this means that:
Unlike all the previous wars Korea fought, a next war will be better called the American War or the DPRK-US War because the main theater will be the continental US, with major cities transformed into towering infernos.
You’d be forgiven for assuming that the Great Leap Forward had passed CND by, completely. The home page of “one of Europe’s biggest single-issue peace campaigns” has nothing to say on the subject at all. Instead, it focuses on the more important issues: defending Tehran’s line on the nature of its nuclear programme, opposing the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel in Britain, urging withdrawal from NATO, and calling for the scrapping of Trident.
But if you’re a CND-er who is – you know – kind of worried about what the Dear Leader might do with his latest toy, fear not. Kate Hudson has something to say on the matter after all. Search around the website a little bit. See if you can find it on your own.
Its good news – she’s opposed to a nuclear North Korea:
Kate Hudson, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said, “North Korea has the mistaken idea that having nuclear weapons will increase its security. This is wrong – nuclear weapons do not make a country safer.
Guess who is to blame for the Dear Leader’s error.
Unfortunately this is also a view taken by many of our own political leaders, hence their desire to replace Trident, but it is as wrong for Britain as it is for North Korea.”
And we’re back to a familiar theme again…
“Rather than the UK contributing to increased proliferation by replacing Trident, the British government should convene a world summit on nuclear disarmament as proposed by Hans Blix in the recent WMD Commission report. “
Oh yeah. Replacing Trident. That’s definitely what’s worrying us the most at the moment.