It’s a self-defence situation [Archives:2006/990/Letters to the Editor]

October 16 2006

Barkatullah Marwat
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Everybody has a right to defend themselves in case of an aggressor's attack. So what North Korea did I believe is not wrong but in self-defence in response to what Mr Bush had uttered a phrase of 'Axis of evil' comprising Iraq, North Korea, Iran and so on. All of us witnessed what happened to Iraq where the number of innocent civilians is said to have reached 6,55,000 versus US Marines 2800.

I know Uncle Sam would not have dared to attack Iraq if the latter had possessed weapons of mass destruction. Yes, they did not find anything over there but they used WMD openly against the civilians. While the real crook [Saddam] is still in kangroo court. So that's justice and that's effort being made to free Iraqis from Saddam's occupation…my foot! They were freed of their lives.

I hat off to North Korea and Iran for pursuing their nuclear programmes. What is surprising to see is that Pakistan also condemned the nuclear test of North Korea but let's not forget that when Pakistan did its nuclear tests in May 1998 in response to India's, North Korea had expressed 'pleasure'. I do understand that Pakistan condemned North Korea just for pleasing Mr Bush. Being a Pakistani expatriate in Kuwait, I condemn my government's wrong stance on nuclear issue with North Korea. Before condeming North Korea, Pakistan government should have taken a look at Kahuta where nuclear programme has already been processed and maintained.