The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Nuclear Deception

Apr 12, 2010

The U.S. and Russia announced a new agreement to “reduce” nuclear weapons–which isn’t the same as reducing the nuclear threat. Each nation will still have enough weapons to devastate the entire world many times over.

Moreover, a “new” policy issued by the Obama administration on the use of nuclear weapons is nothing but Bush’s policy warmed over. It openly threatens nuclear attack against Iran, North Korea, Syria–or any others the U.S. decides to target.

Since the end of World War II, the U.S. has invaded more countries than any other country in the world. It has more foreign military bases than all other countries combined. Today it is carrying on horrifying wars and occupations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, using drones, remote control missiles, helicopters, jet aircraft and other advanced weapons against impoverished men, women and children. AND... the U.S. is the only country to ever use nuclear weapons–against hundreds of thousands of defenseless civilians.

Ending the nuclear threat? The U.S.?

Just the opposite: The U.S. is the main war-making power in the world today, the main one whose hold on weapons–nuclear and non-nuclear–threatens the whole world.