by Anthony J. Hall
If little Syria is going to be made to hand over its government’s chemical weapons, why should not the aroused superpower of global public opinion demand the same of USA, Israel, Russia, France, UK, China, etc.?
As polities that have made ample use of chemical weapons, including Agent Orange, white phosphorous and depleted uranium, the US and Israeli governments are in especially duplicitous positions in making demands that the Assad regime rise to standards that the world’s most militarized polities do not themselves meet.
What international agency is in a position these days to be trusted when it comes to accepting the turnover of chemical weapons? Why should we have any confidence that disarmament agencies dominated by countries with huge repositories of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction should be trusted as honest brokers accountable to humanity’s best interests?
While we are in the process of gathering up chemical weapons, but especially from those countries that have deployed them, why not demand that the client states of the big military companies and the banks that finance them hand over biological and nuclear weapons too.
To state the obvious, these weapons of mass destruction pose a huge threat to the continued security of all life on Earth? There can be no true “national security” for any country when the unbridled reign of war profiteers, war mongers and their pet disinfo agents in the media pose a huge threat to humanity’s global security, our international security, our education security, our health security, and the ecological security of all life forms on Earth.
Humanity Facing Multiple Threats from the Nuclear Weapons/Energy Industry
The worsening, largely concealed and still-unaddressed debacle at the Fukushima #1 nuclear power plant in Japan draws attention to the fact that the nuclear industry’s assault on global security emanates as much from the proliferation of nuclear power plants as from the proliferation of nuclear weaponry.
The effects of deployed chemical weaponry in Syria are small compared with the accelerating assault on global public health emanating from the spewing, oozing triple melt downs underway at Fukushima.
We must finally address, therefore, the underlying lies of the 1953 US policy of Atoms For Peace and hold accountable companies like General Electric that have drawn huge profits from their role in plunging humanity into some of our most dire predicaments.
As the superpower of global public opinion coalesces, many voices will have to be raised to demand an end to the cult of secrecy surrounding vast industrial initiatives devoted to developing newer and more sophisticated means of murdering human beings and toxifying environments on which all life forms, including our own, depend for survival.
The Threat of a New Generation of Covertly-Developed Nuclear Weapons
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the US and Israeli governments have been deploying in the open atmosphere new generations of nuclear technology whose existence has been concealed from most of humanity.
Christopher Busby, Jim Fetzer and others have presented compelling evidence suggesting that the toxic radiation generated by new generations of nuclear killing technology go far beyond that emanating from the dispersal in Iraq and elsewhere of depleted uranium, whose deforming effects become embedded in the human gene pool forever.
Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction
As exemplified by the treatment in Israel of the heroic whistle-blower, Mordechai Vanunu, it seems that the West’s supposed “outpost” in the Middle East is especially well supplied with diverse arsenals of weapons of mass destruction whose continuing covert existence menaces global security in especially threatening ways. Israel’s thick walls of secrecy to protect its military and propaganda defenses of local, regional, and global apartheid should no longer be countenanced.
As we proceed along the course of action called for by the Putin-Obama accord, the government of Israel should be made to face international sanctions if it fails to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) currently sanctioned by 189 countries.
The government of Israel can be counted among those of 7 nations, including Angola, North Korea, Egypt, South Sudan, Syria, and Burma, that have failed to ratify the CWC. The government of Syria, however, is in the process of leaving this club by agreeing to Russia’s advice that it will enter the family of nations covered by the CWC.
Will the government of Israel follow Syria’s lead on this matter or will the Jewish state remain, along with North Korea, an unrepentant chemical-weapons outlaw?
President Putin Has Transformed the Intellectual Landscape of Global Geopolitics
It is significant that the government of Iran, which has had plenty of experience facing onslaughts of chemical weapons supplied by the US government to its ally, Saddam Hussein, ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997.
The new global superpower’s concerted rejection of the War Party’s plans to invade Syria through the aggressions of its puppet governments opens real hope that humanity can find a way out of the death trap imposed on us by the tiny cabal of banksters whose hold on an oppressive system of assets and debts must ultimately be broken.
We must find a way to break the hold of the prevailing death-culture that enriches the few by murdering and maiming the many. As the murder rains down from the militarized sky especially on the targeted victims of ritual sacrifice in Eurasia, the War Party accelerates its lethal contamination of the nest where all Earth’s life forms face toxic retardants to their healthy renewal.
As President Vladimir Putin recently affirmed in his appeal to the US and world public, “We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.”
President Putin went on to outline how the abandonment of even the pretext of adhering to international law by the world’s most militarized superpower has since 9/11 resulted in the proliferation of the technology of mechanized murder and environmental holocaust. Mr. Putin explains, “The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security.
Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you.”
With his understanding of the new superpower of global public opinion’s unwillingness to tolerate being held hostage any longer to the vulture agendas of the megalomaniac War Party, President Putin has reached out to a huge constituency of law-abiding citizens who demand that we return to John Lennon’s admonition to Give Peace a Chance.
In so doing, the Russian leader has transformed the intellectual landscape of global geopolitics. Moreover, he has helped hearten the resolve of the world’s resurgent anti-war movement. Mr. Putin has heightened our determination to translate our impatience with our oppressors’ lies into initiatives aimed at disarming the enemies that menace humanity most.
by Anthony J. Hall