Illusion of nuclear free Mideast: Nuclear states shield Zionist nukes, fail to arrive at new NPT
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
Apparently, Mideast like, say, South Asia where Indian and Pakistan maintain the costly but dangerous WMD in order to retain their jointly occupied Kashmir, can never be free of nuclear arms as Israel is bent upon expanding Palestine lands by terror attacks and retaining its illegally obtained nukes while world powers pretend unaware of existence of nukes in Israel.
As it stands only Israel is possessing nuclear weapons (WMD) obtained by illegal and unfair means and without informing the IAEA about the details of its nuke arsenals and without letting the UN inspectors to undertake inspections as per the norms. US might believe Israeli nukes are no threat to any nation on earth without acknowledging the existence of deadly Zionist nukes. In fact, the USA denies any debate on Israeli nukes and not even Russia fighting the American WMD and NATO encirclement, questions the illegal nukes of Israel, a close ally of USA and NATO. Those double-standards possibly are the essence of international politics.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment at the inability of Member States to reach consensus on a “substantive outcome” on a non-proliferation treaty key for global nuclear disarmament. In a statement issued recently regarding the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the UN Secretary-General particularly regretted that States parties were “unable to narrow their differences on the future of nuclear disarmament or to arrive at a new collective vision on how to achieve a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.”
The Secretary-General appealed to all States to sustain the momentum they have built over the past five years on disarmament through genuine arms reduction treaties, including new initiatives in the pursuit of nuclear disarmament and continuing efforts to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation, The statement continued: “With respect to the Middle East, the Secretary-General continues to stand ready to support efforts to promote and sustain the inclusive regional dialogue necessary to achieve this goal.”
Ban Ki-moon has previously lamented a reversal in progress towards new arms reduction agreements following “allegations of destabilizing violations of existing agreements.”
Ban also has warned that the international tide of nuclear abolition – so strong in 2010 – has, in fact, ebbed leading to mounting tensions between nuclear-armed States and a return to Cold War mind sets.
In a statement, the Secretary-General’s spokesperson added that Ban hoped that the growing awareness of “the devastating humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons continues to compel urgent actions for effective measures leading to the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.”
Unfortunately, not even the Arab nations that are the target of Israeli nukes seem to have taken the issue of Israeli illegal nukes seriously. Obviously, they, like Pakistan or most of Muslim nations, are under US control and, therefore, cannot do a thing without US approval. Islamic world, especially Arab world has kept left under the NATO feet, voluntarily. Holy Ramadan makes no difference to them. Arab leaders in their Islamic robes focusing on huge profits, feel pound of serving the cause of western “profit” and “civilized”, essentially anti-Islamic world.
In order to give relevance and credibility to the disarmament debate, the UN must without delay debate the Israel’s nuclear arms and its policy.
Meanwhile, IAEA as the global nuclear watchdog must take steps to unarm Israel by getting the Israeli nukes destroyed or transferred to USA.
Disarmament has so far remained a slogan and myth as the super power USA does not want any real nuclear disarmament: all that it seeks is a world with exclusive US nukes and devoid of nukes of other nations (possibly along with Israeli nukes). Much before the WW-II, USA first invented the first atomic weapons in late 1930s and tactfully experimented the nukes for their efficacy on Japanese people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It appears, USA sought to use its bombs on Germany during the WW-II but shrewd Hitler did not give any chances to Americans to execute their plan. Since the pentagon was eager to use newly invented atomic bomb in the war, it did so on Japan.
The poisonous effect of those US atomic attacks are being experienced by Japanese people even today. So, no one knows for sure the secret agenda of the Pentagon now for the humanity. However, there are many who want the superpower to do whatever it pleases to the humanity and hence they never criticize USA for its crimes and even support and promote US led NATO imperialism!