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Old 12-09-2009, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pretty hard to defend hm? How can you ask another to do what you don't respect in the first place?




The United States said Wednesday that it remained opposed to international inspections of biological weapon sites, even though it stressed its commitment to a UN treaty covering such arms and invaded Iraq in part over its alleged stalling of -- UN weapons inspectors.

"When it comes to the proliferation of bio weapons and the risk of an attack, the world community faces a greater threat," Ellen Tauscher, US Under Secretary of State on arms control and international security told state members of the Biological Weapons Convention.

"While the United States remains concerned about state-sponsored biological warfare and proliferation, we are equally, if not more concerned, about an act of bioterrorism, due to the increased access to advances in the life sciences," she added, stressing the importance of bolstering the treaty.

However, the new US administration is still against an additional protocol that would authorize international inspections of biological weapons sites.

"The Obama Administration will not seek to revive negotiations on a verification protocol to the Convention," said Tauscher.
Sound familiar? US refuses to allow UN inspectors to investigate its WMDs

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 -- 11:00 am

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The United States said Wednesday that it remained opposed to international inspections of biological weapon sites, even though it stressed its commitment to a UN treaty covering such arms and invaded Iraq in part over its alleged stalling of -- UN weapons inspectors.

"When it comes to the proliferation of bio weapons and the risk of an attack, the world community faces a greater threat," Ellen Tauscher, US Under Secretary of State on arms control and international security told state members of the Biological Weapons Convention.

"While the United States remains concerned about state-sponsored biological warfare and proliferation, we are equally, if not more concerned, about an act of bioterrorism, due to the increased access to advances in the life sciences," she added, stressing the importance of bolstering the treaty.

However, the new US administration is still against an additional protocol that would authorize international inspections of biological weapons sites.

"The Obama Administration will not seek to revive negotiations on a verification protocol to the Convention," said Tauscher.

"We have carefully reviewed previous efforts to develop a verification protocol and have determined that a legally binding protocol would not achieve meaningful verification or greater security," she added.

At BWC talks in 2001, the Bush administration scuttled negotiations for such a protocol, saying that intrusive checks could compromise US security and trade secrets.

Outlining the new US administration's strategy on the issue, Tauscher said Washington believed that compliance to the treaty could be encouraged through "enhanced transparency... and pursuing compliance diplomacy to address concerns."

The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, signed by 163 countries, bans the development, production and reserves of biological weapons.

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I don`t lay this on Obama`s doorstep....we have been doing this shit for the past 60 years. Look at what we did to Iran in 1953...
"...and its all just another bit history repeating..."

Obama is 'da man' today; he continues to place demands upon Iran, whilst denying access to global authorities.... and damn it, he even invokes Godwin's Law when justifying a Nobel Peace prize, just as he deploys 10s of thousands more troops.

same shit, just a different marketing strategy. 'change' my arse. no, he apparently can't.
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That we are led by the military-industrial complex policies and (non elect) leaders is a fact. Obama is probably arm,ed with the best principles, but he is fighting uphill. Extending medicare was a winning move...under the nose of those birthers...I don't agree on Afghanistan, but again, I don't have all the information they have...lets see what happesn.
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good points Wolf..I'm trying to stay positive frankly....the alternative was MUCH worse anyway...I don't think Karzai will ever get off his ass...and Afghanistan turn into a democracy...look at history...No empire was able to dominate that region ever.
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good points Wolf..I'm trying to stay positive frankly....the alternative was MUCH worse anyway...I don't think Karzai will ever get off his ass...and Afghanistan turn into a democracy...look at history...No empire was able to dominate that region ever.
Funny that you associate 'domination' with 'democracy'..... Funny and sad......because it's justified.
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Whatever you want to call it...you are imposing something to someone else...try to imagine the same here and how you would react...Besides the fact that NO ONE has the good of the Afghans in mind. They might be poor, but they're not stupid.
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That was me agreeing with you....
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yep...sorry still trying to get used to this forum. On a different note...I want a T6.

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