Skip to comments.Researchers predict UN Arms Trade Treaty will be finalized by summer
Posted on 12/13/2011 3:44:18 AM PST by marktwain
We predict that a global Arms Trade Treaty will come into force late this year, a report in the Jan. 2012 issue of the Dillon Blue Press by researchers Paul Gallant, Alan Chwick and Joanne D. Eisen claims.
Diplomats are currently preparing for a final negotiating conference, to be held at the UN between July 2 and July 27, 2012.
So, what might an ATT look like? they ask. Here are two highlights from the report:
* We predict that small arms will be included, because thats what this treaty is all about in the first place. But ammunition has, at best, a 50-percent chance of inclusion.
* We predict that a minimal Implementation Support Unit (ISU) will be approved, and will ultimately grow into a global BATFE on steroids.
What's the liklihood of administration support?
As for the US, it might seem confusing that the Obama government has taken a position against the inclusion of SALW [Small Arms and Light Weapons] and ammunition in the forthcoming Treaty. Yet, the US officially supports the inclusion of SALW into the UNROCA [UN Register of Conventional Arms] itself, as clearly stated in October 2011 by Laura E. Kennedy, one of the representatives to the UN.
And we know that Hillary Clinton is responsible for reanimating the discussion.
What are the chances of passage?
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Never pass ratification in USA. If so, Civil War here we go !
this is what obammie meant when he said they were working on gun control .
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