Friday, September 22, 2006

Painting the Real Threat

On ATC yesterday, Michele Kelemen reported on the Iranian president's "style" of discussion and negotiation. She said, "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a habit of responding to questions about his policies by raising his own complaints about the US. On the nuclear issue he tried to paint America’s nuclear arsenal as the real threat in the world."

That's all we get. No explanation as to where that delusional thinking might be coming from. That's interesting because I too have some similar delusions--probably from reading these hallucinations that seem so real I've hyperlinked them for you here: USA Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Guardian, and Union of Concerned Scientists.

As an important footnote, NPR might occasionally read from the actual Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in order to inform listeners that the US is clearly out of compliance with Article IV which states:

"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."

And in helping to cover up Israel's nuclear arsenal, the US is in complete violation of Article I which states:

"Each nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty undertakes not to....and not in any way to assist, encourage, or induce any non-nuclear-weapon State to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, or control over such weapons or explosive devices."

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