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Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community



Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United
States?

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 http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/25/which-most-responsible-nuclear-nation-iran-israel-or-united-states/

View of Israel's nuclear facility in the Negev Dest outside Dimona taken on
August 6, 2000. Unlike Iran, Israel has refused to sign the NPT and actually
does have an undeclared nuclear arsenal. The U.S., on the other hands, remains
the only nation to actually have deployed a nuclear weapon against another
nation. (Photo: File/Times of Israel)


The U.S. and five other world powers – Russia, China, Germany, France and
the United Kingdom, known collectively as the P5+1 for the permanent United
Nations Security Council members plus Germany – hope to soon conclude an
agreement with Iran in order to address concerns over its nuclear program. With
this agreement near (assuming the U.S. Congress doesn’t torpedo the deal with
unhelpful interventions), and the every five years Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon in UN parlance) set to convene at the UN
in New York City at the end of April, it seems a good time to ask questions
about the nuclear weapons policies of many countries, but three stand out at
this time – Iran, Israel and the United States.

Iran has no nuclear weapons. None. The International Atomic Energy Agency
certifies this through its intrusive on-site inspections within Iran. Also,
U.S. and Israeli intelligence agree not only that Iran isn’t developing them,
it has not even made a decision it wants to pursue development or acquisition
of nuclear weapons.  While skeptics in the region and internationally
abound, Iran’s leaders have consistently stated they do not want nuclear
weapons, that nukes are incompatible with Islam and that its nuclear program is
exclusively for energy and medical purposes. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s
Supreme Leader, issued a fatwa or religious edict against nuclear
weapons. Iran, along with Egypt, was one of the first proponents of a Weapons
of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East, which would ban not
just nuclear but also chemical and biological weapons in the region. Iran is a
party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state,
and thus is legally bound not to acquire nukes, and has signed but not ratified
the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) — the same is true of Israel and
the U.S. regarding the CTBT.

Israel has nuclear weapons, somewhere between 80 and 400 according to
various estimates, thanks to the technological and material assistance of
France and other western states going back to the 1960s. Noted Israeli statesmen
Yitzak Rabin and Shimon Peres were among the foremost architects of Israel’s
nuclear weapons program. Israel first developed its arsenal as an independent
deterrent against the Soviet Union.

Israel conducted one “secret” (unacknowledged) nuclear test in 1979 in a
remote area of the Indian Ocean in conjunction with the apartheid regime of
South Africa, which helped both countries develop the bomb. Israel abducted and
jailed whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu in 1986, held him in solitary confinement
for 11 of his 18 years in prison, and has arrested and harassed him and limited
his freedom consistently since his release from prison in 2004. All of this was
for the “crime” of revealing the worst-kept secret in the world, the fact that
Israel has nuclear weapons.

Officially, Israel doesn’t admit to having nuclear arms, but as fans of the
epic film Dr. Strangelove know, a doomsday machine has no deterrent
value if one’s adversaries are ignorant you possess it. The United States,
Israel’s benefactor and protector in the international community, has gone
along with the Israeli “strategic ambiguity” charade for decades, though that
may be changing, as the Obama Administration recently declassified and released
a 1980s intelligence report acknowledging Israel’s nuclear arsenal. Israel
claims it will not be “the first to introduce nuclear weapons” into the region,
whatever in the world they think that means. It has not signed the NPT (if if
did, would it have to do so as a nuclear weapons state? Or declare it was going
to disarm?), and it has opposed convening a conference on a WMD-Free Zone in
the Middle East. Such a conference was supposed to have convened in 2012, but
despite the efforts of the convener, the Foreign Minister of Finland, it has
yet to occur, blocked mostly by Israel and the United States. The Middle East
WMD-Free conference was part of the plan of action adopted at the last NPT
RevCon in 2010, and many countries are very dissatisfied it hasn’t convened.

And now for an assessment of the United States’ nuclear weapons policies.
First off, we are still the only country to have dropped nukes on another
country, with the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and
Nagasaki bombings this August 6th and 9th. No
apology nor reparations appear forthcoming to the Hibakusha
(atomic bomb survivors) as victors of wars seldom engage in such behavior.

The U.S. conducted over 1,000 nuclear weapons test explosions, including
over 200 atmospheric, underwater and space tests. Since 1992, the U.S. has not
conducted any nuclear weapons test explosions, but it continues to experiment
on nuclear weapons through other means, including “subcritical” tests where
explosions occur, just not reaching the nuclear chain reaction state of
“criticality.” Computer simulations are also utilized, as are x-rays and other
diagnostic measures to ensure our nukes are ready to provide the big bang if
called upon.

While the U.S. has reduced its nuclear arsenal from the absurd Cold War
zenith, or nadir, of over 31,000 nukes, we still maintain over 7,000 total
warheads. The U.S. and other nuclear weapons states that signed the NPT in 1968
(it came into force two years later) have steadfastly stiffed the treaty’s
Article VI requirement “… to pursue negotiations in good faith on
effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early
date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete
disarmament under strict and effective international control.”

As a matter of fact, despite the modest mutual reductions in deployed, strategic
(long-range) nuclear weapons agreed by the U.S. and Russia in the New START
treaty in 2010, the U.S. is going in the wrong direction regarding Article VI,
planning to spend up to $350 billion over the next decade, and up to a trillion
dollars over thirty years, to “modernize” our entire nuclear weapons complex,
soup to nuts. Predictably, all other nuclear states have followed suit and
announced their own “modernization” plans.

This situation is so egregious that the Republic of the Marshall Islands,
the site of some of the worst U.S. nuclear testing in the 1950s, is suing the
United States and other nuclear powers for failing to live up to their Article
VI obligations.

To be clear, I don’t want Iran, or any other country, to have nuclear
weapons, and this analysis was not merely an exercise in hoisting Israel and
the U.S. on their own nuclear petards. The very real problem is the U.S.,
Israel and other nuclear weapons states (the United Kingdom, France, Russia,
China, North Korea, India and Pakistan) have no credibility to lecture Iran or
anyone else on nuclear abstinence from their perch atop a bar stool. May the
(probable) nuclear agreement with Iran pave the way for outlawing all weapons
of mass destruction in the Middle East, and may the NPT Review Conference,
convening April 27 to May 22 at the UN, manifest a serious global
commitment to non-proliferation and disarmament.

COMMENT:

I was longing to write on nuclear weapons and its adversaries
that intentionally created by human beings and now they are at one another’s throat.  How funny the thing once thought would defend
the nation and land jurisdiction has become a hanging noose for the nation and
the country. The joy once the smile they used to have on their proud face has long
ago vanished. The day when John. F. Kennedy stated the following for the American
nation he was still living quote

“One day after I am long gone, you will remember and say we
should have stopped the nuclear program of Israel, abolished the Federal Reserve
and kicked out all Secret Societies,  Occultists,
Usurpers and  Zionists out of our
wonderful country, to keep it that way, but it is never too late, just remember
that”
                                                                                                                                               
-John F. Kennedy

Nevertheless, the lone terrorist Zionists State of Israel with
the collusion and collaboration of one of the US Political Party implemented a conspiratorial
assassination plan and killed John F Kennedy a valiant lone fighter against ISRAEL
GETTING HANDS ON NUCLEAR WMDS AND WEAPONS and its manufacturing assembly.

In simple
let alone the other super powers US, itself shivers because of Israel having
Nukes.

All said and done Israel is shitty scared of Iran and none in the world?

Having said this the US Zionist Congressional Representatives of whom the
Israel’s PM’S publicly declared that JEWS controls America, created a sensation  among the International Community of Nations not only that Israel’s was
nakedly supported by the US  congressional Lawmakers  even threatening the UN high officials and UN
General secretary of life by the US zionist lawmakers in case they try to get Netanyahu and Israel in genocide
case.

The genocide the assassin criminal PM of Israel conducted under his watch
recently killing hundreds and thousands Innocent civilians women children, infants, and males. How could
this Israeli brutes can be believed  with nukes safe in their hands.  The super powers instead of pressuring Israel
they are after Iran, Pakistan, India, and North Korea. How can that work without
kicking the ass hole of the worst criminal Israel having nuke a genocide criminal from top to bottom.

Soon we would find many Muslim countries going for nukes and
none can cogently obstruct only because of Israel should have and others can not be allowed to have. To solve remember JOHN F Kennedy the person with farsighted vision was killed by the traitor we call it our best friend and trusted ally in Mid East. A traitor can never be friend. US only learned the lesson which Netanyahu taught Americans along with his friends Boehnner and Mitch Macconnel.



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