Neo-Cons Spin Dud Test To Hide Nuclear Hypocrisy
Tue Oct 10, 2006 14:36

October Tuesday 10th 2006 (19h04) :
Neo-Cons Spin Dud Test To Hide Nuclear Hypocrisy
Neo-Cons Spin Dud Test To Hide Nuclear Hypocrisy

Drudge Report, Washington Times downplay blast to conceal stupidity of attacking Iran, source of North Korean nukes being Rumsfeld and Bush protected networks

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | October 10 2006

Neo-Cons have seized upon doubts about the scale of North Korea’s nuclear test to craft a talking point that the blast was a dud in an attempt to conceal the hypocrisy of hyping a war with a non-nuclear Iran in the face of North Korea’s open proliferation, and the fact that Kim Jong-il bought his weapons from arms networks that were protected by the Bush administration.

Bill Gertz and the Washington Times, usually the first to spit out volleys of rampant fearmongering, especially concerning Iran’s alleged nuclear agenda, are leading a chorus of government media mouthpieces in downplaying Sunday’s underground atomic test.

"U.S. intelligence agencies say, based on preliminary indications, that North Korea did not produce its first nuclear blast yesterday," writes Gertz.

"The underground explosion, which Pyongyang dubbed a historic nuclear test, is thought to have been the equivalent of several hundred tons of TNT, far short of the several thousand tons of TNT, or kilotons, that are signs of a nuclear blast, the official said."

The U.S. seems to be alone in its assessment that the blast was non-nuclear - with Russia even claiming the explosion was comparable to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

The Drudge Report, recently scorned for carrying erroneous stories that sought to defend the actions of Republican pervert and sexual predator Mark Foley, this morning carried the headline, "WAS IT A DUD?" underneath a jokey image of Kim Jong-il’s character from the comedy animation hit Team America.

The spin is implicit - Kim Jong-il is an inconsequential buffoon and his grandstand announcement that North Korea had joined the nuclear club was nothing but hot air.

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Why are these bootlicking Neo-Con hacks, breaking from their usual feverish exaggeration of anything that makes the world more dangerous, changing the script and attempting to poo-poo North Korea’s actions?

Yesterday we reported that the wild card of the test could potentially derail planned air strikes on Iran because, as Mike Rivero pointed out, "It will be hard for Bush to sell an invasion of Iran because it might someday make nuclear weapons when North Korea definitely has them now."

The Neo-Con spin, that North Korea has not advanced to the point it claims and that the threat is diminished compared to more pressing targets of the Bush war machine, is intended to shield the hypocrisy of ignoring a nuclear-capable dictatorship that has threatened to destroy the world and fired test missiles that have hit Alaska, while obsessing about Iran, completely surrounded by U.S. client states and as much as fifteen years away from the bomb.

It is also an effort to offset questions about how Kim Jong-il acquired his arsenal in the first place.

Reports concerning developments in North Korea’s nuclear program are routinely absent the "memory-holed" fact that it was Donald Rumsfeld, former non-executive director of ABB, that signed off on a $200 million dollar contract to sell nuclear reactors to the Stalinist state in November 2000.

In addition, it has now been confirmed that the A.Q. Khan network was directly connected to the feasibility of Sunday’s test, having "through his network, transferred to North Korea "nearly two dozen" P-1 centrifuges, and the more sophisticated P-11 centrifuges," according to the London Independent.

It was at the behest of the Bush administration that investigations into Khan Research Laboratories, the Pakistani agency in charge of the bomb project, were thwarted.

"According to both sources and documents obtained by the BBC, the Bush Administration spike of the investigation of Dr. Khan’s Lab followed from a wider policy of protecting key Saudi Arabians including the Bin Laden family," writes BBC reporter Greg Palast.

North Korea’s bold entry into the nuclear club could not have been achieved without the help of the Bush administration and Donald Rumsfeld. Allied to the desperate need to legitimize air strikes against Iran, Sunday’s events have created a fissure in the Neo-Con agenda that may demand an urgent change to the script. ******************************************************************** For More Links and References See:






By : Trinity
October Tuesday 10th 2006

October Tuesday 10th 2006 (01h36) :
US Conducted 1054 Nuclear Tests
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US Conducted 1054 Nuclear Tests
Between 16 July 1945 and 23 September 1992 the United States of America conducted (by official count) 1054 nuclear tests

That means an average of about 22 per year. And now the US wants to represent the world outraged because the DPRK conducted one lame test.

By : Solve et Coagula
October Tuesday 10th 2006

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> US Conducted 1054 Nuclear Tests
10th October 2006 - 15h21 - Posted by 24.**.145.**
Over the past fifty years, the five major nuclear powers have conducted a total of 2,043 atmospheric and underground(including undersea) tests, amounting to a total destructive power equivalent to 510 megatons. With all of the radioactive fallout in the atmosphere and radioactive pollution of the land and oceans these tests have produced, it is safe to say that World War III has already been fought and the loser was the human species.


October Tuesday 10th 2006 (11h59) :
Look at how many Nukes America has!!!

By : Solve et Coagula
October Tuesday 10th 2006


October Tuesday 10th 2006 (12h39) :
All 9 Nuclear Powers Are Violating Non-Proliferation Treaty
All 9 Nuclear Powers Are Violating Non-Proliferation Treaty
By Scott Galindez t r u t h o u t | Perspective Monday 09 October 2006

As North Korea becomes the eighth confirmed nuclear power (Israel is not confirmed but considered the ninth) some of the blame has to go to the original five nuclear powers. When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect in 1970, the five countries who had nuclear bombs - the US, France, China, Great Britain, and the USSR - agreed to work to reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

Now, 36 years later, no disarmament talks are taking place between those countries. North Korea has been a "threshold" country since the late 80s. The fall of the Soviet Union eliminated shared security arrangements and prompted North Korea to aggressively pursue a nuclear weapon.

The Clinton administration, recognizing the threat, entered into an agreement with North Korea to provide reactors for peaceful use in exchange for an end to the weapons program. In 2003, North Korea announced they were leaving the Non-Proliferation Treaty and reconstituting its weapons program, citing US failure to deliver the reactors.

North Korea’s joining the list of nations with nuclear weapons is a sad day for our world. As was the day that the United States became the first nuclear power, and the Soviet Union the second, etc.... As long as one country possesses the ability to annihilate another it is only natural for those without that power to seek it.

In the early 90s, during the lead-up to the extension of the treaty, the US and other nuclear powers agreed to stop testing nuclear weapons. It was widely believed that without that step many other "threshold" nations would not have remained in the Non-Proliferation Treaty. It has been a long time since the original five nuclear powers have made any progress in negotiating a reduction in their arsenals; in fact the Bush administration is building new lower-yield nukes with conventional uses that could spur a new arms race.

If all of the nuclear powers that are condemning North Korea are serious about stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, perhaps they should read and come into compliance with the following section of the treaty they first signed in 1970 and extended in 1995:

Article VI 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.

It should also be noted that it is possible for countries to leave the nuclear club. North Korea would have been the 10th country if South Africa hadn’t abolished their nuclear weapons.

Iran May Not Be Next

In 2003, during his winning presidential campaign in Brazil, candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva criticized the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty as unfair. "If someone asks me to disarm and keep a slingshot while he comes at me with a cannon, what good does that do?" da Silva asked in a speech. He later said Brazil has no intention to develop nuclear arms. That is a good thing; I support non-proliferation, but the sentiment that da Silva expressed will continue to grow as more and more nations feel they are being conned by the nuclear powers.

Let us hope that North Korea is the last to build the bomb, but let’s also hope that one day North Korea, France, Great Britain, Israel, Pakistan, India, Russia, China, and the United States dismantle the bombs they have and eliminate the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Scott Galindez is the Managing Editor of Truthout.

By : Solve et Coagula
October Tuesday 10th 2006


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