122 Nations Create Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

On Friday the United Nations concluded the creation of the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in over 20 years, and the first treaty ever to ban all nuclear weapons. While 122 nations voted yes, the Netherlands voted no, Singapore abstained, and numerous nations didn’t show up at all.

The Netherlands, I’m told by Alice Slater, was compelled by public pressure on its parliament to show up. I don’t know what Singapore’s problem is. But the world’s nine nuclear nations, various aspiring nuclear nations, and military allies of nuclear nations boycotted.

The only nuclear country that had voted yes to begin the process of treaty-drafting now completed was North Korea. That North Korea is open to a world without nuclear weapons should be fantastic news to numerous U.S. officials and media pundits apparently suffering traumatic fear of a North Korean attack — or it would be fantastic news if the United States were not the leading advocate for expanded development, proliferation, and threat of the use of nuclear weapons. The U.S. ambassador even staged a press conference to denounce this treaty when its drafting was initiated.

Our job now, as citizens of this hapless world, is to lobby every government — including the Netherlands’ — to join and ratify the treaty. While it falls short on nuclear energy, it is a model law on nuclear weapons that sane human beings have been waiting for since the 1940s. Check it out:

Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to:

(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

(b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;

(c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;

(d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

(e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(f) Seek or receive any assistance, in any way, from anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.

Not bad, huh?

Of course this treaty will have to be expanded to include all nations. And the world will have to develop a respect for international law. Some nations, including North Korea and Russia and China, may be quite reluctant to give up their nuclear weapons even if the United States does so, as long as the United States maintains such enormous dominance in terms of non-nuclear military capacities and its pattern of launching aggressive wars. That’s why this treaty has to be part of a broader agenda of demilitarization and war abolition.

But this treaty is a big step in the right direction. When 122 countries declare something illegal, it is illegal on earth. That means investments in it are illegal. Complicity with it is illegal. Defense of it is shameful. Academic collaboration with it is disreputable. In other words, we have launched into a period of stigmatizing as something less than acceptable the act of preparing to annihilate all life on earth. And as we do that for nuclear war, we can build the groundwork for doing the same for all war.

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  • Brabantian

    This new UN ‘treaty’ may be a cover for what has been the world’s biggest fraud & hoax over the last 72 years. It’s increasingly argued, with substantial evidence, that ‘nuclear weapons’ are a hoax, they never existed … Hiroshima & Nagasaki were chemical fire-bombing horrors just like Toyko, people burned satanically along with their wooden houses … Even sites like ZeroHedge now have articles on this

    Swedish engineer & nuclear expert Anders Björkman has provided evidence for years that nuclear bombs are a hoax … Smoking gun – on Hiroshima bombing day at the same hour, US records log a fleet of 66 bombers, a fire-bombing-size fleet, to ‘bomb nearby Imabari Japan’ … which no longer existed, wiped out in 2 previous raids … both US & Japanese witnesses were put under death threat too

    ‘Mushroom clouds’ in already-proved-to-be-doctored ‘nuclear blast’ videos, are standard from chemical explosions, seen also, e.g., when Chinese chemical factories blow up … radioactive debris from Chernobyl, Fukushima, depleted uranium etc is sadly real of course, but suppressed & slandered scientists say ‘nuclear bombs’ are dubious / impossible

    All 10 alleged ‘nuclear bomb nations’ played along, in what seems a global scam, trillions for oligarchs owning armaments industries … wealth shared, e.g., with Soviet Union elites in the fake ‘Cold War’ over decades (the ‘Cold War’ hoax proven by economist Antony Sutton half a cenury ago in ‘The Best Enemy Money Could Buy’, with Israel a key USA-Moscow transfer point)

    1945 – USA chemically bombs Hiroshima & Nagasaki (like Tokyo, Dresden, Hamburg…), also dumping illness-inducing radioactive rubbish. Witnesses ordered to shut up under threat of death, chemical-blast ‘mushroom clouds’ in film & photos – USA HAS NUCLEAR BOMBS

    1949 – Soviet Union accepts deal for Russian elites to get wealthy by playing along with Cold War & global nuclear terror – COMMIE RUSSIA HAS THE BOMB

    1952 – UK Brits & London financial centre don’t want to be 2nd class – UK HAS THE BOMB

    1960 – France chafes not to be 2nd class to Brits – FRANCE & DE GAULLE HAVE THE BOMB

    1964 – China upgraded to major league – COMMIE CHINA HAS THE BOMB

    1966 – Israel joins the club in time to terrorise & blackmail Arabs in 1967 & 1973 wars – JEWS HAVE THE BOMB & JEWS ARE READY TO SAMSON OPTION EVERYBODY, later ‘confirmed’ by Mordechai Vanunu to MI6 London Times & then maybe living on Haifa beach, not ‘in Israeli prison’, like ‘not really in Ecuador Embassy’ Julian Assange

    1974 – India accepted as big power, debasing its heritage naming its bomb programme ‘Smiling Buddha’ – INDIA HAS THE BOMB

    1979 – South Africa’s white apartheid gov gets to play – WHITE RACIST SOUTH AFRICA HAS THE BOMB READY TO KILL BLACK PEOPLE … but ‘dismantles bombs’ before Mandela & black government can find out the scam

    1998 – Pakistan becomes central player in new Western anti-Muslim theme – PAKISTANI MUSLIMS HAVE THE BOMB & OSAMA OR TERRORISTS MIGHT GET AHOLD OF IT

    2006 – North Korea, always making deals, gets to upgrade – CRAZY NORTH KOREA HAS THE BOMB

    ‘Nuclear terror’ – It has been a greatly profitable business – but maybe the big nations have agreed it is now time to wind these frauds down. A ‘nuclear weapons treaty ban’ can do that … but how they are going to bury the story of the fake ‘moon landings’ claimed for half a century ago in 1969-72?

    • Brabantian

      On 11 August 1984, US President Ronald Reagan made a joke over a live mike before a Saturday radio broadcast, saying “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever … We begin bombing in five minutes.” Some psychologists at the time claimed that Reagan’s voice pattern showed he actually wanted to do it. Shortly afterwards, the recording of Reagan’s voice was riffed into a trendy music video, ‘Five Minutes’, by 3 artists who called themselves ‘Bonzo Goes to Washington’:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3CUHnUsk8M

  • Zartan

    Nobody with a Brain is going to comply so long as the US has nuclear weapons. The US is too big a warmonger and consequences must be paid in full before anyone learn. Mankind is a Train-wreck and has to face consequences for its actions. Peace for the Wicked is not an Option. The only thing keeping the US out of North Korea is the Nuclear Weapon.

  • John C Carleton

    China, Russia, North Korea?
    What was the deafening silence i heard?
    This article talking about Israhell giving up their illegal nukes that they lie about!

    • I doubt that any nation will give up their nuclear WMD’s, it appears that they serve as an deterrent — only nations that are functioning as US vassal states will be allowed to keep theirs while any other nation will automatically be deemed as a threat.

  • The nuclear test ban treaty sounds great but it defeats the purpose since it doesn’t do squat for global nuclear disarmament.

    So what’s the real point in having such a treaty, since all the big players already have nuclear weapons then a test ban treaty only plays straight into the hands of the Neocons who need to validate their narrative in order to accuse North Korea.

    We really need to get to the stage where no nation or its politicians will be able to claim they’re are above accountability.

    Here’s an interesting article about NK – The Real Reason Washington Is Worried About North Korea’s ICBM Test

  • What’s the real point in having such a treaty, since all the big Geo-Political players already have nuclear weapons and are not about to let these go — then the treaty only plays straight into the hands of the Neocons who need to validate their narrative in order to accuse North Korea.

    We really need to get to the stage where no nation or its politicians will be able to claim they’re are above accountability.

    Here’s an interesting article about NK – The Real Reason Washington Is Worried About North Korea’s ICBM Test