“No First Use”: An Empty Gesture That Would Cost Nothing

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“A ‘no first use’ proclamation, whether passed by Congress or simply announced by a president, would be the equivalent of an abusive husband buying flowers for his wife. The flowers don’t mean he’s not going to throw her down the stairs the next time he comes home drunk, just like he did the last time and the time before that. Nor is she likely to take them that way. They’re just a nice, pretty, empty gesture. Of course, the US government isn’t an abusive husband. It’s the world’s most powerful organized crime syndicate, and its nuclear arsenal is a key element in enforcing its global protection racket. Like all such rackets, this one starts with a pseudo-friendly ‘nice country ya got there … be a shame if anything happened to it.'” (10/08/21)