Tuesday, July 15, 2003

N Korean warns Australia could face nuclear strike: "Australian could face a nuclear attack from North Korea if it got involved in an international force to stop ships carrying weapons of mass destruction, an unofficial spokesman for the North Korean government has warned. Australia has agreed to take part in maritime exercises which may lead to the establishment of an international operation to stop the weapons trade by counties such as North Korea."

It wouldnt be often that Australia has been threatened with nuclear attack. Where is the concern about current government policy? North Korea has made it clear it is responding to the threats and pressure from the belligerent US administration: especially in its previous statement that weapons inspectors, instead of preventing war, rather spark it; and in its rush to develop an effective deterrent. To some extent a nuclear holocaust is in fact unthinkable, but the criminal folly of current policy is breathtaking.

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