China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) April 29, 2016
and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on
the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested
rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory.
series of missile tests and nuclear blasts by North Korea have pushed
Seoul into talks with Washington about deploying the United States’
sophisticated Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD), which
fires projectiles to smash into enemy missiles.
Beijing fears that
the presence of more US hardware on its doorstep will further tip the
balance of power in the Pacific towards Washington.
An anti missile system:
- Is of NO USE unless a nation is already under attack
- Can help deter attack and therefore war
- Can be used only against missiles ALREADY IN THE AIR
- Can have NO POSSIBLE USE EVER as an offensive weapon
So why are China and Russia objecting to systems which can be used only when a nation HAS ALREADY BEEN ATTACKED?