Monday, 9 October 2006

The SMH Belfry

The Sydney Morning Herald used to be a good paper, once upon a time. But it has steadily moved further, and further, and yet further, not so much towards the Left as to stark staring Insanity. And the readership now reflects this.

From their Comments Page about the recent North Korean Nuclear Test. Here's the first 3.
No, I'd say it's become a lot safer now. With a nuclear deterrent Korea is now less likely to be invaded by the USA.
Posted by: Tony B at October 9, 2006 01:17 PM

No less safe than the world is now. Israel already has nuclear weapons and has proven it can't be trusted not to bomb the blazes out of another country.
Posted by: sam88 at October 9, 2006 01:23 PM

I am more concerned about indiscriminate terrorist attacks against innocent people and the global aggression displayed by the US government. I think North Korea is a lonely outpost of Communism, but is of little threat to the world, unless the US decides to aggravate them. Unless they show signs of invading South Korea, I don't see any reason to be concerned about their internal politics and international grandstanding.
Posted by: Dean at October 9, 2006 01:24 PM
Some more responses:
World will most certainly be more dangerous. Not because NK has done what they have done, but simply because of Uncle Sams knee jerk reaction.
Posted by: Woka at October 9, 2006 01:29 PM
I'm a lot more worried by the US, who is the only country who has ever used nuclear weapons against people.
People allways forget that they use them twice, against civilian targets!
One was an airburst, and one was a ground detonation. They used two bombs against innocent people to test which would be more destructive.

Now that is a terrorist rouge state if I ever saw one!
Posted by: dude at October 9, 2006 01:31 PM

DPRK would not have tested a nuclear bomb if Bush was not the president of USA.
Posted by: Maan at October 9, 2006 01:31 PM
It's very refreshing to see someone sticking it in the eye of America and Israel. I would encourage Iran to continue as well. We are not falling for the propaganda that is spun up by George W. Bush any more. The world will only get safer the more we deter America from pushing us around. This seems to be the only language they understand. Let's keep the ball rolling.
Posted by: Samson at October 9, 2006 01:39 PM
Not that i agree with nuclear weapons but hasnt the US tested weapons? The Costs of the Manhattan Project (US) $20,000,000,000. Total number of nuclear missiles built, 1951-present: 67,500. Pot calling the kettle black Bush.
Posted by: alan at October 9, 2006 01:41 PM

The hostile attitude of NK is a direct response of decades of western hostility. Iran will be the next new nuclear kid on the block. And the west will simply have to swallow its arrogance and take it.

The threat of war from the US is far greater than NK or Iran. And can someone please explain why these nations having nuclear power is such a bad thing when during the cold war Russia and the US wouldnt dare fire on each other in fear of wiping the world out?
Posted by: Jim at October 9, 2006 01:42 PM

Great. So now the US, with a leader who cannot even pronounce the word "Nuclear" will be having an itchy trigger finger
Posted by: Andy at October 9, 2006 01:43 PM

North Korea is a brutal dictatorship, but it's had nuclear weapons for years. But US policy seems to be "Be nice to us or we'll bring democracy to your country".
Posted by: Gren at October 9, 2006 01:44 PM

Absolutely not. The United States government couldn't care less about they're own people so why the hell would they think twice about murdering millions from another country. Anti-Korean sentiment is clouding seriousness of this issue for alot of people.
Posted by: asdf at October 9, 2006 01:44 PM
And the last comment before the site was closed:

'A man who keeps his people in abject poverty, '

Have you seen America's health system and social security and privately run Gaols.

'has a record of staggering human rights abuses'
US Foreign policy in South America, Vietnam to name just two....

' and is completely paranoid. '
I'd be paranoid if the world's only super power branded me part of an axis of evil.
Posted by: whitty at October 9, 2006 04:34 PM
I don't think I need say more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should check out this posting at the Drink -Soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for WAR. They have found (and mock) a pro North-Korea forum/site with many many weird opinions indeed. Their official posting rules include:

"2.1.2 Posting copies of articles from external newssites that are not officially supported by the DPRK, or which contains articles that contain anti-DPRK propaganda, or content that is disrespectful against the DPRK, its people, government and leadership is not allowed."