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To: DoctorZIn; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
(h) Recognizing that this suspension is a voluntary confidence building measure, not legal obligation,

I say we "voluntary" carpet bomb Iran's nuke plants so we can be "confident" they're not making nukes.............

34 posted on 11/29/2004 6:34:37 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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Ah, you may want to rest your finger off the trigger - and set your weapon to a lower setting. But don't let your guard down....

I think this qualifies as the joke of the year:

UN to issue alert over spread of nuclear arms

You don't say! An excerpt:

The world system to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons is being rapidly eroded, threatening a “cascade of proliferation,” a high-level panel on UN reform will say this week.

The report, due to be released on Thursday, will recommend the UN Security Council slow the spread of weapons using an explicit pledge of “collective action” against any state or group that launches a nuclear attack or even threatens such an attack on a non-nuclear-weapon state.

Kofi Annan, UN secretarygeneral, last year established a panel of 16 veteran politicians and diplomats from around the world to identify the main threats facing mankind. It identifies nuclear proliferation as a particular danger and it warns: “The nuclear proliferation regime is at risk because of lack of compliance with existing commitments, a changing international security environment, and radical advances in technology.

“We are approaching a point at which the erosion of the nuclear regime could become irreversible, and result in a cascade of proliferation.” In 1963, only four states had nuclear arsenals. Today eight states are known to have one, and several others are suspected of developing them. Close to 60 states operate or are building nuclear power or research reactors, and at least 30 possess the infrastructure to build nuclear weapons at relatively short notice. Terrorists are also believed to be seeking them.


It's staring you right in the face, Mr. Annan!

It's been a couple of hours since I came across this article, yet I still cannot believe it. Yet it is the UN, so... It is so laughable!

I know the UN does some useful things, but every day I wonder more and more why we stay in the UN. Consider the idea that the world body composed mostly of dictators and their friends is supposed to maintain and encourage freedom around the world.

Ironically, I'd say that it's been the invention of the nuclear bomb that has kept the world relatively peaceful since 1945, not the United Nations.

39 posted on 11/29/2004 6:57:36 PM PST by JWojack (Rice in '08?)
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