Who is a ‘rogue nation?’
To the editor:
North Korea tested a nuclear weapon, and is called (in a tweet) a “rogue nation,” by President Donald Trump, representing the United States. The United States, actually, was “a rogue nation” when it used a nuclear Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) on the Japanese in World War II, some 72 years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945.
In so doing, the United States killed hundreds of thousands of innocent victims/civilians/non-combatants. The A-Bomb did not have to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. It is my understanding that, months before the use of the nuclear weapon, Japan was ready to talk peace (more could be said about this). However, the U.S. always seems eager to try its new military “toys.” Also, it appears to me that the United States is addicted to war, that it is a war-mongering nation.
I ask the question, which is worse? A country testing a nuclear weapon, or a country which has already used a nuclear weapon to kill people?
I pose the question, “Who is the ‘rogue nation?’ “It seems to me that the United States is, also, a “rogue nation! “ I think an old saying applies here “The pot calling the kettle black.”
Chris Mato Nunpa, Ph.D., Dakota
Upper Sioux Community