Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rhetoric and Nuclear Devastation

The United States boycotted last month's United Nations conference to ban nuclear weapons. They urged their allies to keep away, and some 40 nations failed to participate.

But 132 nations & 220 civil society organizations met and discussed and debated. They'll reconvene 15 June to 7 July 2017, and hopefully will agree a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) already requires the signatory states to "undertake effective measures in the direction of nuclear disarmament" -- the USA signed the NPT in 1968, yet the nuclear states have failed to fulfill their obligations. Most recently, the governments of Barack Obama & Donald Trump have ignored the nuclear weapons pullback & shutdown obligation (the disarmament promise keeps non-nuclear states pledged to stay that way). 

The nations boycotting the March 2017 UN Conference violate the NPT Article VI: "Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control."

Bullshit aside, what did the USA & other nuclear nations and their puppet governments truly achieve by refusing to talk & participate?

Nuked Japanese citizens speak against nuclear weapons.
But Japan's "pragmatic" government refuses to ruffle allies.

Korea & Japan are most exposed, yet don't speak up

But pity all people of the world... 

Watch nuclear test explosion 'Turk' 

-- frightful 43 kt blast, Nevada 1955 by US Govt.


Nikki Haley yaps outside, as facts discussed inside

“Treaties often change the behavior of non-party States"

Japan abstains from negotiations

Both South & North Korea skip nuclear weapon ban talks

Canada fails to join historic talks at the United Nations