- Apr 28, 2022
The entire premise of NPT is failing in front of the world. NPT was to stop proliferation of nuclear weapons with a carrot of getting access to nuclear power. Funny thing is, how no one asked what if one of the original P-5s of NPT used nuke on non-nuke countries.But I would posit this...That even if Poutine only threatened and backed down, the world will wonder if the next nuclear threat from anyone else would be real, and would not take that chance. As of now, there would be immense political and economic pressures to deter any country, but if Poutine actually follow thru with his threat, once the (nuclear) dust settled in Europe, any nuclear weapons state aspirant would see warships off their coast readied to put out that light.
At this point those who were shunned as "stupid rambos" and "childish" seem to have been proven correct. I love how simplicity always gets proven right in the end. Simple idea that word cann't stop bullets or bombs. Why is it so hard to understand?
Drive Nature forth by force, she will turn and rout,
The false refinements that would keep her out.
-- Horace, Epistle, Book I, Epistle X, line 24