Apart from the 12/12/12 end of the world manifestations by many people (including our Prime Minister who made her comedy debut ) around the world and the hysteria felt by many has been escalated by another issue that has been circulating from the BBC to The New York Times who are all reporting on the same issue. The 3 part North korean rocket which was successfully launched and stayed in the air till it reached its designated destination, unlike the first one which was launched in April this year which ended in an discommodious flop of a Missile launch in front of the International community. But North korea is saying that it is a satellite and that it entered orbit, Well the rest of the world is saying it is a long range missile. But if it ‘s a long range missile. In my opinion I think that it should be Internationally banned. The use of Missles and Atomic Bombs aswell as the use of Biological weapons hasn’t the world learnt from its lessons when American airforce dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August the result of this was devastating. We should look back into the history books and learn from our mistakes.
In a sense I fell a sense of hipocrasy occuring as I was reading this it brought up two devastating events, the first one was the one I mentioned above. The second one is a chemical weapon called ‘White phosphorus’, “In November 2004 the U.S. Army used phosphorus munitions during an offensive in Faluja, Iraq. Burned bodies of civilians hit by the phosphorus munitions were shown by the press, and an international outcry against the practice followed. “Initially the U.S. denied that it had used phosphorus bombs against humans, but then acknowledged that during the assault targets that were neither civilian nor population concentrations were hit with such munitions. Israel also says that the use of “incendiary munitions are not in themselves illegal.”
If the International community want North Korea to conform then there shouldn’t be double standards for different countries International law should be applied fairly no matter who the country is weather it is North korea or America.