Rogue state - early noughties • selected works 2000 - 2005


As early as July 1985, President Reagan had asserted that "we are not going to tolerate … attacks from outlaw states by the strangest collection of misfits, loony tunes, and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich," but it fell to the Clinton administration to elaborate this concept. [1] In the 1994 issue of Foreign Affairs , National Security Advisor Anthony Lake claimed "the reality of recalcitrant and outlaw states that not only choose to remain outside the family [of democratic nations] but also assault its basic values. [1] Lake labelled five regimes as "rogue states": North Korea , Cuba , Iraq , Iran and Libya . [1] In theory, at least, to be classified as a rogue, a state had to commit four transgressions: pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, severely abuse its own citizens, and stridently criticize the United States. [1] While four of the listed rogue states met all these transgressions, [1] Cuba, though still known for severely abusing its citizens and its strident criticism of the United States, [1] no longer met all the transgressions required for a rogue state and was put on the list solely because of the political influence of the American Cuban community and specifically that of the Cuban American National Foundation. [1] Syria and Pakistan, two nations which were hardly regarded by the United States as paragons of rectitude, [1] avoided being added to the list because the United States hoped that Damascus could play a constructive role in the Arab-Israeli peace process, and because Washington had long maintained close relations with Islamabad—a vestige of the Cold War. [1]

After absorbing the powers of an alien Skrull, Rogue began to spontaneously reactivate previously absorbed abilities. Rogue could also tap into the residual psychic energy of those she had imprinted to determine their status and to relive past events from their perspective.


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