The President hosted a nuclear summit last week in Washington last week. Not to be outdone, another country on the other side of the world, hosted one just a couple of days ago. This event was spearheaded by that noted peace- loving country of Iran. Can you imagine having something called a nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran? It would almost be amusing if it were not true.
And to make things even more interesting, 3 Arab leaders expressed their support for Iranian nuclear rights. Now that’s a new one on me, the concept of nuclear rights. The Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, is quoted as saying that ” We support Iran’s pursuit of peaceful nuclear technology.”
Now, just for a minute think why Iran wants or needs nuclear technoogy. Do they intend to use it to generate electricity? When you are sitting on as much oil as they are, why on earth would you do that? Wonder what other purpose they might have in mind for their nuclear knowledge? Weaponry, surely not, must be missing something here, I guess.
Well let us hear from 2 other Arab leaders who were at the summit and no Israel wasn’t at this meeting other. First we hear from Lebanon’s Foreign Minister, Ali al-Shami who said that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and they are certainly not violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Our thirdArab spokesman’s comment should really get our attention. This is true partly to what he said and partly due to where he is from. He is Iraqi, yes Iraqi, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. Our Iraqi friend said that “we reject any threat against Iran and insist on Iran’s right( there is that word, right, again) to use peaceful nuclear energy.” Reckon he cleared those comments with Obama?
The other thing on which these three agreed may very well the biggest news from the conference. They all agreed that Israel must dismantle its nuclear weapons and allow its nuclear facilities to undergo IAEA inspection. You might say that Israel has no intention of dismantling anything based on an Arab nuclear summit. And you would be correct. What if these guys are just stalking horses, so to speak, for someone else and the comment are just the ground work for stronger demands by more prominent nations?
Joel Rosenberg described just such an event in his 2005 work of fiction, The Ezekiel Option. In that book, it was, guess who, Russia, who made a dramatic call for Israel’s nuclear disarmament at a U N session. In the book it was quite well received by virtually everyone. Just wondering.
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