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Two days ago, this reporter posted the following comment at the TIME WORLD article, Iran: Khamenei's Ban of Nuclear Weapons Binding | TIME.com
In April 2010, Iran hosted a conference in Tehran on nuclear disarmament and sixty countries were represented but NOT the USA!
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a statement delivered at the conference stating that nuclear weaponry was "haram" meaning prohibited under Islam and he also blew the doors off Israel's and America's nuclear deceptions:
"If America's claims of fighting the proliferation of nuclear weapons were not false, would the Zionist regime be able to turn the occupied Palestinian lands into an arsenal where a huge number of nuclear weapons are stored while refusing to respect international regulations in this regard, especially the NPT?
"There is only one government that has committed a nuclear crime so far. Only the government of the United States of America has attacked the oppressed people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs in an unfair and inhumane war"using or even threatening to use such weapons is a serious violation of the most basic rules of philanthropy and is a clear manifestation of war crimes.
"The greatest violators of the NPT are the powers who have reneged on their obligation to dispose of nuclear weapons mentioned in Article 6 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. These powers have even surpassed other countries with respect to promoting nuclear weapons in the world. By providing the Zionist regime with nuclear weapons and supporting its policies, these powers play a direct role in promoting nuclear weapons which is against the obligations they have undertaken according to Article 1 of the NPT.
"We believe that besides nuclear weapons, other types of weapons of mass destruction such as chemical and biological weapons also pose a serious threat to humanity.
"The Iranian nation, which is itself a victim of chemical weapons, feels more than any other nation the danger that is caused by the production and stockpiling of such weapons and is prepared to make use of all its facilities to counter such threats. We consider the use of such weapons as haram (religiously forbidden) and believe that it is everyone's duty to make efforts to secure humanity against this great disaster."
On 5 April 2009, President Obama stood on the world stage in Prague and admitted, "As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. When we fail to pursue peace, then it stays forever beyond our grasp. We know the path when we choose fear over hope. To denounce or shrug off a call for cooperation is an easy but also cowardly thing to do. That's how wars begin. That's where human progress ends.
"The voices of peace and progress must be raised together.
"Human destiny will be what we make of it.
"Words must mean something."
In 1987, from Ashkelon prison, Israel's Nuclear Whistle Blower Mordechai Vanunu wrote:
"The passive acceptance and complacency with regard to the existence of nuclear weapons anywhere on earth is the disease of society today.
"This struggle is not only a legitimate one - it is a moral, inescapable struggle.
"Already now there are enough nuclear missiles to destroy the world many times over [and] this issue should unite us all, because that is our real enemy.
"Is any government qualified and authorized to produce such weapons?" -The Fierce Urgency of All Thing Nuclear
Since that comment and link remains-and before the worn out and inaccurate canard of ‘SPAMMING’ is hurled at me because I OFFER information- I wonder WHAT happened and WHY the following COMMENTS have disappeared-as in CENSORED- from Obama, Netanyahu Seem Headed for US-Israel Clash and I am no longer able to login with my Facebook Account.
What is now missing from the TIME WORLD thread but remains on my Facebook Wall are:
Israeli peacemaker Jonathan Ben Artzi, a PhD candidate at Brown University and nephew to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has witnessed a lifetime of Israel’s abuse of Palestinians, declared:
“Sometimes it takes a good friend to tell you when enough is enough. As they did with South Africa two decades ago, concerned citizens across the US can make a difference by encouraging Washington to get the message to Israel that this cannot continue.”
“If Americans truly are our friends, they should shake us up and take away the keys, because right now we are driving drunk, and without this wake-up call, we will soon find ourselves in the ditch of an undemocratic, doomed state.”-excerpted from VANUNU’S WAIT for LIBERTY, Remembering the USS LIBERTY and My Life as a Candidate of Conscience for US HOUSE 2012
LibertySurvivor wrote: "Is it not time for the US to allow a real Congressional Investigation of the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty? Is it? Forty five years plus the survivors have been waiting. Justice in this country? LOL"
My response ‘disappeared’ within seconds-but remains captured on my FB WALL:
YES indeed and BTW, one reason I ran for US HOUSE in 2012 to raise awareness about Israel's attack on America's premier spy ship on 8 June 1967.
VERY sad that TIME keeps deleting my efforts/comments-although the one they just censored from this thread remains on my FACEBOOK WALL and also in my 4th book- VANUNU’S WAIT for LIBERTY, Remembering the USS LIBERTY and My Life as a Candidate of Conscience for US HOUSE 2012
All TIME WORLD accomplished was to lead me back to my dinner conversation with Journalist and Former White House correspondent Ms. Helen Thomas and another excerpt from my fourth book:
After cheese cake for desert I asked Ms. Thomas what she would advise anyone who wanted to go into the field of journalism and she stated, “Go for it! It’s the greatest profession in the world because you are always learning and you are aware of the world, so you just might be able to affect change.
“You cannot have a democracy without an informed people.
“Information is everything; it enlarges your intellect and that guides you.
“The job is to follow the truth and report where it leads you!
“Right and wrong is not relative. Empathy is fine but kindness and sympathy do not change the facts and conscience is everything!
“Leaders are suppose to do the right thing and we should back up the president when he does the right thing; but drop him when he doesn’t.
“The WHY is the most important question-not that something happened- but WHY did it happen?
“Somewhere along the way America lost its soul.
“People have to rise up but Americans have become so passive and power overwhelmingly abusive.”
I responded, “So how do we fix this situation?”
Ms. Thomas replied, “It’s being done!”
I also brought up Ms. Thomas’s first and last question to President Obama regarding Middle East nuclear weapons when he blew her off claiming he didn’t want to ‘speculate’ and her ‘peers’ remained mute, although the State Department has reams of documentation about Israel’s WMD.
Ms. Thomas replied, “They have no conscience.”
I also claim their lack of integrity borders on treason!