Netanyahu, Iran and the NPT
The US has weakened its ability to restrict Iran’s nuclear program using the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The idea behind the NPT when it was created in 1970 was to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Countries that had no nuclear weapons promised not to develop them, but they were allowed to engage in peaceful nuclear activities. Five countries that already had nuclear weapons could keep them if they were grandfathered under the treaty, although they undertook to eventually eliminate them. The countries allowed to have nuclear weapons were China, France, Russia, Britain, and the United States. Although India, Pakistan, and Israel are all known to have nuclear weapons, they are not parties to the NPT. North Korea also has exploded nuclear devices and has had sort of an on-again, off-again relationship with the NPT. Iran is a party to the NPT.
The giant loophole that the US created for India under the NPT the US determination not to make an issue of Israel’s nuclear weapons makes it hard to demand that Iran cease all nuclear activities, as Israel wants and as the US sometimes demands, depending on who is speaking. In the mid-2000’s, the US under George W. Bush basically gave India an exemption from the NPT, saying that the US would cooperate normally with India on nuclear matters and India could keep its nuclear arsenal. The US generally protects Israel’s nuclear arsenal from international diplomatic pressure. Meanwhile, Pakistan and North Korea have successfully resisted international pressure to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Since America has basically given a pass to four countries with nuclear weapons, it is hard for it to say that it will go to war and destroy Iran’s nuclear program, which so far has not egregiously violated the NPT safeguards.
Right now, today, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is a greater threat to the United States than is Iran’s nascent nuclear program which so far has not one nuclear weapon. Pakistan is full of terrorist sympathizers in Waziristan and other territories that pose more danger to the US military in Afghanistan than to Israel. Hence, Israel says, “Don’t worry about Pakistan; Iran is the bad country because it holds more animosity toward Israel.” Jews want American gentile soldiers to die fighting in Iran to increase Israeli security. Netanyahu spoke to Congress because Israel cannot defend itself against Iran and thus wants America to fight Iran for it. Let the Jews fight their own battles.
Furthermore, when nuclear powers have negotiated nuclear disarmament they seek mutual reductions in nuclear weapons. Israel wants Iranian nuclear disarmament, but Israel is unwilling to negotiate over its own nuclear arsenal. Israel says we are allowed to have nuclear weapons, but Iran is not. What is the basis for this assumption? Is it because the Israelis consider themselves God’s chose people, while Iran is not. Israel is demonstrating its extreme race hatred, directed at Arabs as well as Persians. Should the US be leading negotiations, which at bottom are fueled by race hatred? Why should Netanyahu be allowed to spew race hatred before the US Congress and be cheered for it? What’s wrong with this picture?