A Plan to Destroy All Weapons of Mass Destruction
When I first started writing this article, I wanted to convince you (my readers) why countries that are not free and democratic should not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. After brainstorming on the topic for quite a bit of time, I realized that all unstable countries should not possess any weapons of mass destruction instead. After all, any country that is on the verge of collapsing into complete anarchy can easily have their weapons of mass destruction stolen or seized by fanatical individuals. Even mentally unstable leaders of typically stable governments should not be in control of weapons that could decimate large populations of people.
This is when I realized something very startling. No government or country is truly free or stable. Even in the most democratic and financially sound countries, government leaders are not guaranteed to be psychologically stable or even capable of making morale decisions for the benefit of their own people, let alone for people of other countries. As a result, no leader and therefore no country can be trusted enough to control weapons of mass destruction.
I understand countries wanting to have weapons to defend themselves, yet it is completely different than having weapons for the sole purpose of mass destruction, killing a large number of civilians, and even genocide. The only realistic method to rid the world of all weapons of mass destruction is to have each and every country simultaneously agree to stop manufacturing WMDs and destroy all of their WMDs by a certain date. Only if every country agrees to this plan will any country even start to implement this plan, since no government truly trusts another.
In my opinion, this plan should be the ultimate goal of the United Nations.
by Phil B.