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Al Jazeera gets A+. The Iran deal will be a Security Council Non-Proliferation Treaty Resolution ... Al Jazeera gets it right.
NY Times, in contrast, are going out of their way to avoid identifying the fundamental, high school civics fail of Republican ignorance at the core of their recent 'Open Letter' to Iran. ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN are doing the same thing.
Al Jazeera got it dead on, a bull's eye:
Germany was added to the 'P5' Permanent Members of the Security Council because they are a major trading partner with Iran.
The GOP47, a.k.a. 'The Worms,' never learned that Non-Proliferation Treaty actions for non-nuclear-weapons States are made part of international law at the United Nations. Yes, enacted in 1968; in force from 1970. Each agreement becomes a Security Council Resolution.
That is exactly how the current international sanctions on Iran were established. Passed as a Security Council Resolution in 2010. That is how these things work, complying with terms of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT.)
NY Times and Friends go so far as to identify GOP47 'idiocy.' They just make sure to avoid identifying the fundamental ignorance of the GOP47 world view.
'The letter was an attempt to scare the Iranians from making a deal that would limit their nuclear program for at least a decade by issuing a warning that the next president could simply reverse any agreement. It was a blatant, dangerous effort to undercut the president on a grave national security issue by communicating directly with a foreign government.'
Sure. That's correct. But what should matter is that 47 Senators are incompetent at high school civics.
The GOP47 are clueless about the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. On 11 May 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely. A total of 190 parties have joined the Treaty, including the five nuclear-weapon States.
The GOP47 slept through high school civics.
Al Jazeera stops short of calling the GOP47 idiots. That's kind of them. Fact is, we're looking at what will be a Security Council Resolution -- exactly as what is presented to Americans in 10th Grade civics -- and here's what the GOP47 believe:
The one explanation for this mass ignorance that makes sense is that most of these guys are Birchers. John Birch Society adherents and paranoids. Their spiritual lives are tied to Holy Writ claiming that the United nations is a communist conspiracy, home for secret armies, a scheme to steal home firearms... a cousin to Sharia Law.
Plus, they skipped school when international law and treaties came up. And the concept of national sovereignty. As with all of Sarah Palin's Real Americans, they know that all that stuff is evil.
And they're in the United States Senate. And the voting machine tallies tell us that Americans changed over from voting a steady 39% to 41% in midterm elections, down to 34% in the one step from 2008 to 2012.
Why would anyone want to vote when if you don't vote, you'll be represented by an ignorant, arrogant loon ???
We don't care who governs us. No way.
Documentation below the fold........
Let's review 10th Grade civics for final clarity: the United Nations Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was approved in 1968 and ratified to become effective in 1970. It is the law for this planet (excluding non-ratifiers.)
This NPT is the sole instrument for enacting non-nuclear weapons agreements at national level. Permanent Members of the Security Council and Germany because they're a big trading partner ('the P5+1') do the negotiating. Agreements are ratified by votes of the 15 Members of the full Security Council.
Security Council. United Nations. Not the United States Senate.
We helped originate the NPT in 1968. President Johnson, the Senate, and President Nixon supported it enthusiastically. North Korea ratified then withdrew. India, Israel, Pakistan and South Yemen never ratified. There's history for each of them. The other 190 countries consider NPT to be a critical element for global survival.
In America we've got 47 Senators who fail the 10th Grade snap quiz. Get zero on it.
And allegedly people voted for them.
Makes you wonder.
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THU MAR 12, 2015 AT 07:35 AM PDT
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