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US-UK Nuclear Research Cooperation Breeches Nuclear Treaty

11/19/2010
Meinhaj Hussain, m.hussain@grandestrategy.com

An article by British newspaper Guardian suggests that US military is using British nuclear weapons factory to carry out advanced weapons research. Authors Matthew Taylor and Richard Norton-Taylor write about "very valuable" warhead research at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire. Much of modern nuclear weapons research is focused on building "tactical" nuclear weapons that are characterized by their small yield and low radiation. These are specifically targeted at such "rogue" countries as Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Bolivia and other such nations that dare pursue independent policies.

This research is taking place in the backdrop of similar research being conducted in Israel, whose dreams of Greater Israel, as promulgated in their school textbooks, will range from the Euphrates in Iraq to the Nile in Egypt. Such weapons allow some military credibility to otherwise juvenile Zionist fantasies. The United States, Britain and France are of course, the nations closely linked to the Israeli nuclear program and are considered the mid-wives of that program.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is pressing Iran with draconian sanctions reminiscent of the sanctions imposed on Iraq to "soften up" their defenses before the Gulf War II. We are reminded that those sanctions led to the death of over 200,000 Iraqi children and the final invasion was found to have been a big fat lie. Pressing Iran today is playing out an eerily similar pattern, and Iran is being tasked for building civilian nuclear power plants widely available in the West.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) outlines how member countries need to be supported and helped in developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. Yet, international relations have degenerated to a master-slave relationship between Third World countries and the West, closely mimicking the relationship between Colonial America and Indian Tribes. The latter was tasked with obeying all treaties while the former broke them at it's convenience.

The world fortunately shows rapid signs of changing. We increasingly see an ascendant China countering the balance of power that the West traditionally enjoyed against "the developing world", "Orientals", "Asiatics", "natives" or whatever other names they have, over their history, chosen to use. At the G-20, for the first time since Japan's rise, Asians are being taken seriously. China delivered what amounts to a scolding to the United States. 

It remains to be seen however, if this can lead to concrete steps to end the US Dollar as the reserve currency. If this becomes possible, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Otherwise, the insanity can only increase.

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