Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jon Schwarz — Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned From Libya War To “Never” Give Up Nukes

This article says a lot more about the perverse psychology of the American leadership than North Korea, but that is interesting, too. The US leadership asserts the right to deter deterrence in order to preserve and extend the American "rules-based" world order.
In fact, even Dan Coats himself has said this, in a 2008 op-ed he co-wrote. “An Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear weapons capability would be strategically untenable,” Coats said, because it would possess a “deterrent” against U.S. attack. And to prevent Iran from acquiring the ability to deter us, he explained, we might have to attack them.
WTF? This is "liberal" order? How authoritarian can you get?

The Intercept
Jon Schwarz

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