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December 27, 2008

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by Gordon Prather

It appears increasingly likely that the Obama-Biden-Hillary administration will also adopt a Bubba-Gore-Hillary article of faith, namely that the 21st Century would see the end of the nation-state.

Acting on that belief, Bubba-Gore attempted to hand over to the United Nations, the presumptive world government, every semi-international problem, including women’s reproductive rights,

For example, in 1995, as an official member of our delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women being held in Beijing, Hillary Clinton blasted both China (for promoting sterilization, abortion and female infanticide by its one child limit per family) and India (for permitting the burning of brides because their dowries were too small).

Then, in 2000, at a weeklong special session of the UN General Assembly, Hillary "laid out" – according to our UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke – the official Clinton-Gore policy, which was to resist the efforts of (a) the Vatican, (b) some "Catholic" countries and (c) some "Islamic" countries to reverse the "gains" achieved by women at that 1995 Conference.

Now, President Clinton had hoped to make his principal legacy the elimination of nuclear-weapons altogether, getting every nation-state – including India, Pakistan and Israel – to become a signatory to (a) the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and (b) the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

The NPT was viewed by almost every signatory as having three "pillars":

  • an affirmation of the inalienable right of all signatories to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy "without discrimination"
  • a mechanism for verifying to other signatories that nuclear energy was not being diverted from peaceful to military purposes
  • a promise by the weapons-states to eventually dispose of their nukes

The NPT required those signatories not yet having nukes to negotiate a Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency – an existing United Nations agency already charged with facilitating the widest possible international transfer of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes – for the "exclusive purpose" of "verifying" that certain proscribed materials were not "diverted" to a military purpose.

But what about this promise we made to eventually dispose of our nukes?

In September 1993, President Clinton called for a multilateral convention banning the production of fissile materials for use in nuclear weapons, and in March 1995 the Conference on Disarmament established a committee to begin drafting such a treaty.

Next, at the 1995 NPT Review Conference, Bubba got all signatories to agree to its indefinite extension.

Then, in 1997, at the 40th General Conference of the IAEA, Director-General Hans Blix announced the Trilateral Agreement, hyped as an important step towards the U.S. and Russia meeting NPT nuke "disarmament obligations." Each side would – under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors – dispose of 34 tons of weapons-grade plutonium, recovered from thousands of dismantled U.S. and Soviet nukes.

Finally, Bubba approved the "action agenda" of the 2000 NPT Review Conference, calling for "systematic and progressive efforts" to implement the NPT nuke disarmament requirement.

Of course, Bill Clinton did not shrink from killing thousands of women and children, in the Middle East and in the Balkans, from 20,000 feet, in accordance with the fervently expressed desires of various groups of his supporters, which included women’s rights activists, to effect "regime change."

But then Bush-Cheney came to power, repudiating the Clinton-Gore "globalist" philosophy, vowing, instead, to establish an American Hegemony.

Hence, Bush-Cheney deemed it necessary to destroy the IAEA-NPT nuclear-weapon proliferation-prevention regime – since it was in their way – corrupting the UN Security Council in the process.

Recall that in his first State of the Union Address, Bush essentially accused North Korea, Iran and Iraq of having clandestine nuclear weapons programs.

"States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.

"I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons."

But – at that time – North Korea, Iran and Iraq were all NPT signatories, and were certified by the IAEA to not have weapons-useable materials.

In particular, in 1998, the new IAEA Director-General, Mohamed ElBaradei, reported to the UN Security Council that there were "no indications that there remains in Iraq any physical capability for the production of amounts of weapons-usable nuclear material of any practical significance."

So, upon receipt of that IAEA report – that Iraq no longer posed a "threat to the peace in the region" – the Security Council should have removed some or all of the sanctions previously imposed.

But, President Clinton declared he would never allow UN sanctions to be lifted, despite the IAEA report that Iraq was in total compliance with its Safeguards Agreement, so long as Saddam Hussein was in power!

Whereupon Clinton launched Operation Desert Fox, a thinly disguised attempt to effect regime in Iraq by assassinating its President.

Clinton didn’t succeed, of course, so the enforcement of the Clinton-imposed "no-fly zones" and of the UN sanctions on the civilian population continued, as a result of which, UN Assistant Secretary-General Denis Holliday told Congress that "child mortality for children under five years of age is from five to six thousand per month."

In other words, by the time Bush-Cheney launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, Clinton-Gore and their supporters had been at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of at least 250,000 Iraqi children under the age of five. All because many Clinton-Gore supporters – including women’s rights activists – didn’t think Saddam Hussein was a very nice man.

Many of these same supporters also didn’t think Kim Il-Sung – the dictator of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea – was a very nice man, either. Nor were the Iranian Mullahs or the Afghan Taliban.

So, after invading Afghanistan and routing the Taliban, when President Bush proceeded to designate Iran, Iraq and North Korea to lie on "an axis of evil," he secured the support of most of those Clinton-Gore "globalist" supporters, including women’s rights activists.

Now, as Obama-Biden-Hillary come to power, it will probably be impossible to reconstitute the effectiveness of the IAEA-NPT nuke proliferation-prevention regime, to undo the damage done to it by Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton in Iraq-Iran-India-Korea-Pakistan. So, thanks to Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton, the chances of you and yours getting nuked in jammies is greater than it has ever been.

But, hey, the Mullahs and Taliban are resurgent and defiant, and Obama-Biden-Hillary will have all the support they need if they decide to stifle them, by force, if necessary.

So, Happy New Year.


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Physicist James Gordon Prather has served as a policy implementing official for national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla. -- ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the Senate Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee. Dr. Prather had earlier worked as a nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.

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