America Should Just Get Rid Of Their Nukes. What Could Happen?

Most of you capitalist, Yankee, pigdogs who are reading RWN probably have some concerns about nuclear weapons. Maybe you’re concerned that the rabidly anti-American, anti-Israeli, Islamo-fascists in Iran will get nukes and launch them before their regime is pulled down in a bloody revolution. Then there’s that pumpkin-headed goon Kim Jung-Il who’s so crazy he might launch a nuke at California or Japan if his supply of prozac is five minutes late. And of course, you can’t forget Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the rest of the terrorist crazies who probably go to bed dreaming of blowing up a nuke or dirty bomb in the middle of an American, Israeli, or even European city.

See YOU might be concerned about all of those scenarios, but Hans Blix sidekick, Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, knows that the real threat is of course the United States and to a lesser extent the four other original nuclear powers…

“The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog called on the United States Tuesday to set an example to the rest of the world by cutting its nuclear arsenal and halting research programs.

The U.S. government demands that other nations not possess nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, it is arming itself,” Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told Germany’s Stern weekly.

Criticizing President Bush’s plan for a national missile defense shield, he said: “Then a small number of privileged countries will be under a nuclear protective shield, with the rest of the world outside.”

“In truth there are no good or bad nuclear weapons. If we do not stop applying double standards we will end up with more nuclear weapons. We are at a turning point,” ElBaradei told Stern in the interview released ahead of publication.

The IAEA director, who has overseen inspections of nuclear sites in Iraq, North Korea and Iran over the past year for half a decade said the world’s five original nuclear powers — the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China — should send a clear message to the world that they were disarming.

“Otherwise, we must live with the consequences. At the moment we are, at best acting, like the fire brigade. Today Iraq, tomorrow North Korea, the day after Iran. And then?” ElBaradei said.

Under the terms of the 1968 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global pact aimed at stopping the spread of atomic weapons, the five original nuclear powers were permitted to keep their nuclear arsenals but agreed to negotiate terms for full global disarmament in good faith.”

So there you go. If only the original nuclear powers would disarm and if the Great Satan would also agree to stop building a missile shield — which is by the way inherently unfair since it doesn’t protect everyone — then all of the world’s problems would be over. Why as soon as we got rid of our nukes, all other nations would disarm and then North Korea, Israel, Pakistan, India, & Iran would get together, hold hands, and sing “Kumbaya,” “We Are The World,” & “I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing” in that order.

ElBaradei is just ridiculous. Why doesn’t he demand that the world get together to stop Iran & North Korea from building nukes instead of incorrectly acting as if it’s fait accompli? How is it that Mr. big UN nuclear muckety-muck isn’t raising hell about China & Russia actually helping to spread nuclear weapons across the globe? While that might be what ElBaradei should be doing, he can’t score brownie points at the UN by complaining about those countries. But if you tear into the US, even if you come of like a 5th grader writing an essay about world peace in the process, it helps you rack up major brownie points with the UNacrats. So that’s way ElBaradei is going, even though nations like North Korea and Iran are going to build nukes whether we’re dumb enough to disarm or not. But I guess that’s all we should expect from a representative of the modern day League of Nations. No wonder they’re so irrelevant…

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