Nuclear Hypocrisy

Category: Americas, Nature & Science Topics: Conflicts And War, Iran, Nuclear Technology Views: 2389
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Who is the biggest violator of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

Well, according to President Bushs 2006 National Security Strategy (NSS)...

"America is at war.

"This is a wartime national security strategy required by the grave challenge we face the rise of terrorism fueled by an aggressive ideology of hatred and murder, fully revealed to the American people on September 11, 2001.

"This strategy reflects our most solemn obligation: to protect the security of the American people."

The 2002 NSS (PDF document) was issued more than a year after the events of 9-11, and almost a year after Bush had invaded, conquered and occupied Afghanistan presumably in search of Osama bin Laden, the man Bush claims is his principal opponent in the "War" on "Terror."

However, the 2002 NSS focused as does the 2006 NSS on "rogue states," rather than terrorists, themselves.

According to both strategies, these states brutalize their own people and squander their national resources for the personal gain of the rulers; display no regard for international law, threaten their neighbors, and callously violate international treaties to which they are party; are determined to acquire weapons of mass destruction, along with other advanced military technology, to be used as threats or offensively to achieve the aggressive designs of these regimes; sponsor terrorism around the globe; and reject basic human values and hate the United States and everything for which it stands.

In the 2002 NSS, the rogue states named were Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

The 2006 NSS focuses mostly on Iran and the nuclear weapons program Bush-Cheney-Bolton claim without a shred of evidence Iran has.

Iran denies that it now has or has had, since the CIA-installed Shah fled, a nuclear weapons program.

For more than two years, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency have been conducting intrusive inspections of all Iranian civilian nuclear sites as well as numerous military sites suggested by the CIA. Iran has been voluntarily cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), even though the number and scope of these inspections go far beyond that required of Iran by its Safeguards agreement, even beyond that would be required if an Additional Protocol to Iran's Safeguards agreement was in force, which it is not since it hasn't been ratified by Iran's parliament.

As best the IAEA can tell, the Iranians are telling the truth, even about things they have told the IAEA that they were under no obligation to tell.

In report after report, IAEA Director-General Mohamed El-Baradei says that all "declared source and special nuclear materials" are now accounted for and that there is "no indication" of undeclared materials, nor of a nuclear weapons program in Iran.

So, back to the 2006 NSS.

The best way to block aspiring nuclear states or nuclear terrorists is to deny them access to the essential ingredient of fissile material.

Therefore, our strategy focuses on controlling fissile material with two priority objectives:

First, to keep states from acquiring the capability to produce fissile material suitable for making nuclear weapons; and second, to deter, interdict, or prevent any transfer of that material from states that have this capability to rogue states or to terrorists.

The first objective requires closing a loophole in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that permits regimes to produce fissile material that can be used to make nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian nuclear power program.

Loophole?

In return for Iran's subjecting all nuclear-energy related activities to IAEA Safeguards for the exclusive purpose of the IAEA's being able to verify that such things as fissile material are never used to make nuclear weapons the NPT guarantees Iran's inalienable right to produce and use such things.

That guarantee is one of the three pillars of the NPT.

Achieving the NSS first objective requires nothing less than the destruction of the foundation of the NPT.

But that's OK with Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton.

You see, another NPT pillar is the commitment reaffirmed by President Clinton at the 2000 NPT Review Conference to get rid of all our nukes.

Then, there's the NPT prohibition against Bush's assisting India with its nuclear weapons program.

And the NPT prohibition against Bush's preventing Russia and China from facilitating Iran's enjoyment without discrimination of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Truth to tell, the United States has been the most frequent and flagrant violator of its NPT obligations, and deserves to be reported to the UN Security Council.

Interestingly enough, if the members of the Security Council bother to read the IAEA dossier on Iran that Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton forced El-Baradei to forward to them last week, they will realize that.

Physicist James Gordon Prather served as a policy implementing official for national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla. Dr. Prather had earlier worked as a nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.


  Category: Americas, Nature & Science
  Topics: Conflicts And War, Iran, Nuclear Technology
Views: 2389

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Older Comments:
H.A. FROM YATHRIB said:
..That's the only way to pluck the feathers of the chickens in Washington.

They call themselves BRAVE or from the land of the brave. Yet, they go to Afganhistan, Iraq and Pakistan like chickens in the middle of the night. Could there be anything more chickenish than this?

How "chickeny" these people are?

Very sad. Very sad group of people.
2006-03-24

IMRAN AHMED FROM USA said:
Frankly by now we all know the Bush Administration is made up of liars and law breakers.

So what else is new?

We all know this country boasts it is the greatest, is compassionate (Is killing small children in bed in Iraq compassion?), and has values. On the other hand its own people are drug and alcohol addicts and sex is a sport for many a man and woman. So what else is new?

The wheels of Justice grind slowly but they grind fine. Every dog must have its day.

Amen
2006-03-23

AHMED ASGHER FROM BAHRAIN said:
surely the european/us concerns re irans production of fissile material in excess of its civilian use can be monitored like any other scientific chemical recipe. for every mega-watt of electricity produced there must be a known quantifiable input fissile material. production of such can be made under observance of un inspection thus preventing any exccessive production that may be diverted for other non-civilian programmes. surely with such scientific quatifiable input/output formulae parties can come to peaceful arrangement thus avoiding the need for aggression and further killings and destruction. or is the plan to wage more wars? in which case all europe and its scientific institutions are party to this aggression by their silence.
2006-03-23

NASIR ANSARI FROM US said:
If Iran is telling the UN and its inspectors
more than its share of info to the UN and then Iran has satisify their requirements.
US is blocking Iran from it's nuclear development
to prosper and perhaps if they had to develop nuclear weapons they can. It's all because of Israeli. US is big defender of Israeli.
2006-03-22