Comments by W. Hall on Dimitris Konstantakopoulos’ “The Danger of Nuclear War”

The danger of Nuclear War and the Political Paralysis of Europe, the European Left, Russia and China, by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos

The meaning of the Columbus Day article by Charles Hurt at the Breitbart website does not appear to be that Mr. Hurt is urging President Trump to launch a nuclear attack on North Korea. He is contrasting  the patriotic pride of the Americans who would see the coming of Columbus (and of Europeans) to the United States as the beginning of a glorious historical epoch to the allegedly self-abasing stance of the “dreamless street organizer” (Obama)  who interprets the same events as a deplorable foreign invasion, and yet encourages similar (deplorable?) invasions of America by foreigners in the present day. In other words Mr. Hurt is engaging in Republican versus Democrat party politics, pointing to contradictions in the stance of his domestic party opponents. On the domestic subject of immigration.

For what it is worth, Steve Bannon, who “controls” the Breitbart website, is on record as saying, in relation to the prospect of an American attack on North Korea:  “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

So Bannon does not even think that North Korea needs nuclear weapons. They can, according to him, deter with their conventional weapons any threat of an American attack. Which means that their obsession with defending their “right” to nuclear weapons is simply a matter of prestige, not of military need. As is true of France, certainly, and possibly all the other nuclear weapons states.

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