Thoughts on President Obama’s UN Speech
“First, we must stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and seek the goal of a world without them.”
These are the words defining President Obama’s agenda concerning nuclear weapons not just for the US but also the world. He goes on to say that he believes that all nations should have the right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy but not to use nuclear weapons.
True to his globalist ideology, he also asserts that the UN and its nuclear agency the IAEA, should have more authority and that all nations should have to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and be forced to live up to it.
“All of this must support efforts to strengthen the NPT. Those nations that refuse to live up to their obligations must face consequences. This is not about singling out nations – it is about standing up for the rights of all nations that do live up to their responsibilities. Because a world in which the IAEA inspections are avoided and the United Nations’ demands are ignored will leave all people less safe, and all nations less secure…The world must stand together to demonstrate that international law is not an empty promise, and that treaties will be enforced.”
Sounds good…but isn’t the US being hypocritical?
In all fairness how can the US insist on non-proliferation and elimination of nuclear weapons when the US has more nukes than any other nation. President Obama knows this, so he is determined to lead by example and reduce our nuclear capabilities, unilaterally if necessary, to demonstrate his sincerity. In other words he will try to convince the world that he/the US means business and that Russia, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, India etc. should do the same.
Why this is dangerous for Israel?
Our Arab/Moslem brothers know that these are not empty words and have seized on a new strategy to weaken Israel. They have begun to confront Obama with an argument that goes like this,
We will stop the pursuit of nuclear weapons on the condition that Israel is forced to reveal the true extent of her nuclear arsenal, destroy her nuclear weapons, join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and agree to IAEA inspections.
If they can pursuade the US President to accomplish Israel’s nuclear disarmament then they would have succeeded in weakening the Jewish state to such an extent as to make Israel a very tempting target for an all out conventional war where the numbers are clearly in the Arab nations favor.
If they can’t achieve this then at least they can force a confrontation with the US and hopefully damage Israel’s relationship with the US thus further isolating Israel within the world community.
To the surrounding Arab/Moslem nations, Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal acts as a serious deterrent. They know that Israel could very possibly destroy them if she felt that her national sovereignty was threatened.
What if Israel were to say no to President Obama’s strategy?
Already President Obama has pressured Israel in this direction and Israel has resisted him as nicely as possible. If Israel rejects Obama’s instruction to comply with his nuclear weapons agenda (which he thinks is in Israel’s and the world’s best interest) he could begin pressuring Israel by cutting military aid and/or not vetoing anti-Israel UN resolutions amongst other measures.
In others words President Obama may see Israel as an obstacle to peace. If he could only get Israel to comply with his nuclear agenda, the Arab/Moslem world would then feel more safe and be forced to acknowledge that his path to peace is the one to take.
Surely Israel can understand this…he thinks.
And if they can’t, then the US will just have to assume the role of “tough love” administrator and force Israel to do what the President knows is best for her, the Arabs, the US, the world… and himself.
What does Israel understand?
Israel understands that she lives in a sea of hostile Arab and Moslem nations who have a stated goal of destroying this tiny Jewish state.
What Israel understands is that she wants to survive and giving up her nuclear weapons in the current hostile environment is inviting a national disaster.
What Israel understands is that she cannot – must not – give in to US pressure on this matter.
The next blog will take a look at what he had to say in his UN speech to the world about the Palestinian/Israel crisis.