by Eileen Fleming
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
In response to Monday’s U.N. General Assembly’s overwhelming support of a resolution calling on Israel to open up its nuclear facilitates for inspection Israel’s Nuclear whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu replied:
Those who are controlling world History, Found themselves miscalculating world events!
The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to quickly open its nuclear program for inspection and backed the Helsinki conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East. The resolution, approved by a vote of 174-6 with 6 abstentions, calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty “without further delay” and open its nuclear facilities to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Those voting “no” were Israel, the US, Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
The United States voted against the resolution but in favor of two paragraphs in it that were put to separate votes.
Both supported universal adherence to the NPT, and called on those countries that aren’t parties to ratify it at the earliest date.
The only “no” votes on those paragraphs were Israel and India.
Regarding the Helsinki conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East, Vanunu wrote:
The 2012 Helsinki Conference for the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction- is NOT happening as planned. The conveners -US, UK, UN, Russian Federation- issued statements claiming, “regret that the conference will not be convened this year.”
Why? What make them regret?…
“The ‘regret’ I take to mean that hypocrites in high places-from Peres to Obama, Bibi and Congress- and ALL states in between who play along with Israel’s Nuclear Ambiguity/DECEPTIONS very much REGRET any more light shining on Israel’s WMD.”
All the Arab nations and Iran had planned to attend the Helsinki conference that had been scheduled for this December to ban nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
But on Nov. 23, the United States announced that it wouldn’t take place, citing political turmoil in the region and Iran’s defiant stance on nonproliferation.
Israel also refused to attend.
In 2010, the 189 parties to the 1970 treaty called for convening a conference in 2012 on the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.
The Arab proposal to create a weapons-of-mass-destruction-free zone in the Mideast, and to pressure Israel to give up its undeclared arsenal of hundreds of nuclear warheads, was endorsed at an NPT conference in 1995 but never acted on.
Israel contends there first must be a Mideast peace agreement before the establishment of a Mideast zone free of weapons of mass destruction.
The Arab nations contend that Israel’s undeclared nuclear arsenal presents the greatest threat to peace in the region.
So do I!
I also IMAGINE that if Israel had been just and merciful in 2004, ’05, ’06, ’07, 08, ’09, ’10, ’11 or even 2012 and allowed Vanunu the right to leave Israel, I would not have titled my fourth book, VANUNU’S WAIT for LIBERTY, Remembering the USS LIBERTY and My Life as a Candidate of Conscience for US HOUSE 2012
But I did!
I also dedicated it to the crew, family, friends of the USS LIBERTY and to the career and spirit of Helen Thomas.
An excerpt can be read here: