Friday, November 30, 2012

Unclear On the Concept

It's almost as if Iran belongs to the NPT to shield their drive for nuclear weapons rather than belonging to it to demonstrate that they only want nuclear energy rather than weapons.

This is kind of funny, if you can overlook the very serious basis of the problem:

Any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities may lead to it withdrawing from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a pact aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear arms, a senior Iranian official said on Friday.

If American and/or Israel (with whatever help Britain and France offer) attack Iran's nuclear infrastructure to keep them from getting nuclear weapons, why should anyone care if Iran is in or out of the NPT, which, if you will remember, is designed to prevent the spread of nuclear arms to nations who join it to acquire nuclear energy technology?

Yet some in the West will treat the prospect of Iran withdrawing from a treaty it does not follow as some type of defeat for non-proliferation efforts.

Good grief, If Iran isn't abiding by the NPT, I don't know why we don't expel them from the treaty?