According to the Commission
On The Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
[.pdf], their mandate was "to examine the threats posed to the United States."
But their principal conclusion was that "unless the world community acts
decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon
of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world
by the end of 2013."
Somewhere in the world?
What are we "world community" citizens to do?
Well, apparently, support the "next" American President to –
- Use "soft power" to "communicate" to the rest of world
- Build "grassroots social and economic institutions" (throughout
the world, but "especially in Pakistan") "that will discourage
For example, explain to the Iranians why they must give up their "inalienable"
rights to the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Rights guaranteed them – "without
discrimination" – by the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Why must they?
Well, according to the Commission, "terrorist organizations are intent
on acquiring nuclear weapons or the material and expertise needed to build them."
Therefore, the Commission has concluded that;
"The United States should work internationally toward strengthening
the nonproliferation regime, reaffirming the vision of a world free of nuclear
"(1) imposing a range of penalties for NPT violations and withdrawal
from the NPT that shift the burden of proof to the state under review for noncompliance;
"(2) ensuring access to nuclear fuel, at market prices to the extent
possible, for non-nuclear states that agree not to develop sensitive fuel cycle
capabilities and are in full compliance with international obligations;
"(3) strengthening the International Atomic Energy Agency, to include
identifying the limitations to its safeguarding capabilities, and providing
the agency with the resources and authorities needed to meet its current and
"(4) promoting the further development and effective implementation
of counterproliferation initiatives such as the Proliferation Security Initiative
and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism;
"(5) orchestrating consensus that there will be no new states, including
Iran and North Korea, possessing uranium enrichment or plutonium reprocessing
"(6) working in concert with others to do everything possible to promote
and maintain a moratorium on nuclear testing;
"(7) working toward a global agreement on the definition of 'appropriate'
and 'effective' nuclear security and accounting systems as legally obligated
under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540; and
"(8) discouraging, to the extent possible, the use of financial incentives
in the promotion of civil nuclear power."
"We" need to take all these steps because, as the Commission noted,
"the nonproliferation regime embodied in the NPT has been eroded."
But the Commission didn’t note the extent to which the United States
– particularly the
Bush-Cheney administrations – deliberately set out to discredit, even destroy,
At this point, recall that the NPT – in and of itself
– contains no enforcement mechanism, whatsoever.
So, the NPT took advantage of the existing Safeguards System of the International
Atomic Energy Agency, requiring that each no-nuke NPT signatory enter into a
bilateral "safeguards" agreement with the IAEA "with a view to preventing diversion
of nuclear energy from peaceful uses to nuclear weapons."
Whenever the IAEA's inspectors detect possible "diversion," the Director-General
reports that to the Board of Governors.
The Board can then decide – by a two-thirds majority – whether or not the "diversion"
furthers "any military purpose" and should be reported to the UN Security Council
for possible action.
Now, in his first State of the Union Address, President Bush the Younger essentially
accused North Korea,
Iran and Iraq of having clandestine nuclear weapons programs.
But – at that time – North Korea, Iran and Iraq were NPT signatories and had
their "declared" nuclear facilities subject to IAEA periodic inspection. Furthermore,
both Iraq and North Korea were subject to additional stringent IAEA surveillance.
Obviously, if Bush was to advance the American Hegemony, to impose regime change
on Iraq, Iran and North Korea, on the false pretext they had nukes, the IAEA
nuke proliferation-prevention regime had to be discredited or superseded.
So, in October 2002, months after we now know Bush had already decided to launch
a war with Iraq, Bush falsely charged
that North Korea had a secret enriched-uranium nuclear-weapons program.
Then, Bush announced in late 2002 the aforementioned (by the Commission) National
Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction. And developed from it
the aforementioned Proliferation
Security Initiative of 2003, whose stated objective was to create a web
of international "counter-proliferation partnerships" to prevent "proliferators"
from "carrying out their trade in WMD and missile-related technology."
According to Bonkers Bolton – then Undersecretary of State for Non-Proliferation
– the PSI was necessary because "proliferators and those facilitating the procurement
of deadly capabilities are circumventing existing laws, treaties and controls
against WMD proliferation."
Then, having had his wars of aggression "ratified"
by his 2004 reelection, Bush made Condi Rice Secretary of State and Bonkers
Bolton our temporary UN Ambassador, whereupon they attempted to get Director-General
ElBaradei fired and to corrupt the IAEA Board of Governors.
Now, in 2000, in Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s opening statement
to the Sixth NPT Review Conference, she encouraged conferees to focus on three
key issues: how the NPT is working to (a) prevent nuclear proliferation, (b)
advance nuclear disarmament, and (c) enhance cooperation in the peaceful uses
of nuclear energy.
However, in 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice didn't address or even
attend the Seventh NPT Review Conference.
Worse, Condi’s munchkins refused to allow the findings of the 2000 NPT RevCon
to even be discussed at the 2005 NPT RevCon, much less be affirmed.
Worse still, they attempted to get the NPT, itself, revised, eliminating all
that pesky language requiring us (a) to disarm and (b) to facilitate the acquisition
by NPT Parties (like Iran) of nuclear energy and prohibiting us from attacking
NPT Parties (like Iran).
Condi also sent Stephen Rademaker to instruct the conferees about the need
to replace the NPT – if not so "revised" – with President Bush’s Proliferation
After becoming a paid lobbyist, Rademaker publicly "admitted" in India that
the U.S.-India nuclear deal he and Condi negotiated was really all about coercing
India into signing on to the PSI (they didn’t) and voting "our way" on the thoroughly
corrupted IAEA Board (they did).
Now comes the Commission to essentially re-endorse the Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton
program to "strengthen the non-proliferation regime," apparently not
realizing that it was that very program which effectively emasculated it.
So, if someone does nuke you and yours in your jammies sometime before 2013,