Andrew shared this early this morning, and I want to share it with others…
Our first obligation in the face of US war threats is to speak a word of truth, wherever we go and to whomever we meet.
With regard to North Korea, I denounce the threats of war coming from the US government. They are not a tough stance in the face of an intractable situation. They are just the opposite. They are the latest and most egregious in a series of unilateral moves by the US government to reject and move away from a diplomatic solution.
Donald Trump and the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, have both made overt threats of military action against North Korea within the past two days. I denounce them both. Haley’s appearance at the UN yesterday was not only a study in mendacity but a reckless and immoral affront to humanity. “We will not repeat the inadequate approaches of the past that have brought us to this dark day,” she said while attempting to rally the world to further economic sanctions against North Korea while making overt threats of war.
The media has begun its “measured analysis” that excludes diplomacy and focuses on the known disastrous consequences of the various military options. This piece from the Guardian is a prime example. Read the rest of this entry »