Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama Visits Israel, Say Scary Stuff

At the end of Obama's Israel visit, he said to Prime Minister Olmert:
Obama reportedly told Olmert that he is interested in meeting the Iranians in order to issue clear ultimatums. "If after that, they still show no willingness to change their nuclear policy, then any action against them would be legitimate," an Israeli source quoted him as saying.
Really? Any action?

Let's not forget that the US and Israel have nuclear weapons in numbers that make a girl swoon.

Earlier in Sderot, he said:
"A nuclear Iran would pose a grave threat and the world must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama stated.

The Illinois senator also warned that a situation in which Iran had achieved this capability would be "game-changing."

"Not just in the Middle East, but around the world," he added. "Whatever remains of our Non-Proliferation Treaty would begin to disintegrate."
The Non-Proliferation Treaty was a document signed by 189 countries back in 1968. The treaty consists of three parts: non-proliferation, disarmament, and the right to peacefully use nuclear technology.

While Iran continues to claim they are using nuclear technology peacefully, with no evidence to the contrary, they are not in violation of the NPT.

The US however, by threatening to nuke Iran (remember, Obama said "any action"), is in violation of the portion of the NPT that states nuclear weapon states should not use or threaten to use those weapons on non-nuclear weapons states.

But this is not the first time this has happened. From Wiki:
The U.S. also had nuclear warheads targeted at North Korea, a non-NWS state, from 1959 until 1991.

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