Israel Blames Arabs for Lack of Progress of Nuclear-Free Middle East

In 2010, the Obama Administration endorsed, then immediately condemned the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) calls for a nuclear-free Middle East, realizing after the agreement that Israel is the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East.

Fast-forward five years, and there still hasn’t been a meeting on the matter. The big obstacle is that Israel, which is not a signatory to the NPT, is willing to attend the talks but not willing to even broach the subject of disarmament, citing the fact that they’re never publicly admitted to their significant arsenal in the first place.

Israel, of course, is blaming the Arabs for all this, saying the lack of talks underscores the fact that the Arab states, none of whom is a nuclear power to begin with, is even willing to sit down and talk with the nuclear-armed Israelis.

Israel’s status at the meeting did indeed loom large, and was a big part of why the talks never took place, though it was the fact that there was no hope of getting the only nuclear-armed nation to disarm that really soured most nations on the talks, figuring there was no point in the absence of that as at least a speculative goal.

Indeed, all these same nations routinely work with Israel on efforts to detect illegal underground nuclear testing as part of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. In that case, unlike this one, there was hope of actually accomplishing thing, however.

And that’s been the fatal flaw in the push for a nuclear-free Middle East from the moment the US ill-conceivedly endorsed it way back in 2010. They believe it’s “unfair” to single out Israel for disarmament, but Israel is the only state in the region with such arms to begin with, meaning efforts to orchestrate such talks always boil down to Israel insisting it is being mistreated and the US agreeing.


15 thoughts on “Israel Blames Arabs for Lack of Progress of Nuclear-Free Middle East”

  1. In short – Israel, the only nuclear armed state blames all the other non nuclear armed states for the predicament we are in now.
    Does anyone take Israel seriously any more?

    1. Where to start…the US House of Representatives, the US Congress, the Pentagon, the GOP mostly and a large portion of the Dems, the religious right, the wealthy American Jews who attempt to manipulate the American political system and the ignorant masses who vote. You get the point.

      If someone in the American government started officially itemizing the bad stuff the Israelis do and the reasons they do it perhaps more Americans would re-evaluate the Israelis strangle-hold on Congress.


    2. Unfortunately, most of the US Congress has to give lip service to it because they are either in debt to organized Jewry for campaign contributions, afraid of the anti-Semitic card being used against them in a smear campaign in the Jewsmedia or the ADL and/or AIPAC has a big file on them full of blackmail-able material.

  2. Chutzpah!
    "Leo Rosten in The Joys of Yiddish defines chutzpah as "gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible 'guts', presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to". In this sense, chutzpah expresses both strong disapproval and condemnation. In the same work, Rosten also defined the term as "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan". Chutzpah amounts to a total denial of personal responsibility, that renders others speechless and incredulous … one cannot quite believe that another person totally lacks common human traits like remorse, regret, guilt, sympathy and insight. The implication is at least some degree of psychopathy in the subject, as well as the awestruck amazement of the observer at the display."

  3. And during the Holocaust, the Jews gassed 6 million Germans and would have gassed more if Hitler hadn't won the war! Doesn't it sound just like Putin

  4. Washington, District of Corruption turns a blind eye to everything its “51st state” (Israel) does.

  5. In my cynical old mind, I put Israel on the Nazi continuum. As a rabid supporter of Israel, the US is in there too. But then the US has been on that continuum of genocide from the first landing on this continent.

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