Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Blowing Doors and Nuclear Deceptions
By Eileen Fleming
Al-Jazeerah, ccun.org, April 19, 2010
Last week’s two-day summit on nuclear security in Washington was
attended by leaders of 47 countries. Iran was not invited, but did host a
two-day conference in Tehran on nuclear disarmament with sixty countries
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a
statement delivered at the conference stating that nuclear weaponry was "haram"
meaning prohibited under Islam.
Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister
Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran
emphasizes that it is pursuing a peaceful, and not, as certain states
claim, a military nuclear goal. We have taken part in the Tehran
conference in a bid to reemphasize that Iran's nuclear program is
President Obama's drive for tougher sanctions on
Iran picked up momentum at the D.C. nuclear security summit, which focused
at finding ways to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on
weapons-grade nuclear material.
Not much has changed since 1951,
when the CIA told President Harry S. Truman, that the United States faced
an enemy with “no scruples about employing any weapon or tactic” and that
“nuclear weapons smuggled across porous borders threatened to devastate
American cities. Sleeper cells…might already be inside the country.” 
In 1953, The New York Times reported that, “Officials regard the
possibility of atomic sabotage as the gravest threat of subversion that
this country, with its virtually unpatrolled borders, has ever faced,” and
that the Eisenhower administration was preparing to alert the public to
the danger from “valise bombs.” [Ibid]
Declassified documents from
the 1950s, obtained by The New York Times from the FBI read like today,
except Al Qaeda replaces the communist agents. During the Cold War,
communism caused “Intelligence officials [to] fear that bomb parts might
be delivered in diplomatic mail pouches, carried by international air
travelers in their luggage or delivered by boat or submarine to an
isolated beach. Communist agents already in the country might then
assemble, plant and detonate the weapons." [Ibid]
After the murder
of Israeli athletes (and their Palestinian captors by Israeli commandoes)
at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, American officials shifted focus to
terrorists, which increased immeasurably after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks,
as it had been reported that Al Qaeda had actively sought a nuclear weapon
since the early 1990s. We know that Al Qaeda leaders have said they would
use a nuclear weapon, but they aren’t even close to building a bomb.
We also know that largely unreported is the fact that the United Nations
General Assembly approved a draft resolution put forward by Iran on
nuclear disarmament in October 2009, despite strong opposition from the
U.S., Britain, France, Israel and a number of western countries.
“The resolution ratified in the first committee of the UN General Assembly
calls on all nuclear countries to destroy their nuclear weapons under the
supervision of international bodies…The resolution also urges Israel to
join the NPT and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to
inspect its nuclear facilities.” 
Many in America will blow
off Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s flaming rhetoric as engaging in
anti-American propaganda, but in the big world, his speech blew the doors
off Israel’s nuclear ambiguity and American policy:
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
“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.
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
American money is imprinted with "IN GOD WE TRUST"
but reality is we have become a nation of hypocrites, for by our foreign
policy we expose that we live by the sword.
America has a nuclear
arsenal of over 10,000 weapons and nearly 2,000 remain on hair-trigger
alert ever since the end of the Cold War and American taxpayers provide
over $54 billion annually to maintain a nuclear arsenal.
estimated 150 – 240 tactical nuclear weapons remain based in 5 NATO
countries and the United States is the only country with nuclear weapons
deployed on foreign soil.
The U.S. government is also a
co-conspirator in international nuclear apartheid and a collaborator in
Israel's ineffective policy of nuclear ambiguity.
In April 2004,
and just three days after Mordechai Vanunu was released from 18 years in
jail for providing the photographic proof and telling the truth about
Israel's clandestine seven story underground WMD Program in the Negev, Uri
"Everybody understands that he has no more secrets.
What can a technician know after 18 years in jail, during which technology
has advanced with giant steps?
"But gradually it becomes clear
what the security establishment is really afraid of. Vanunu is in a
position to expose the close partnership with the United States in the
development of Israel's nuclear armaments.
Washington so much, that the man responsible in the State Department for
'arms control', Under-Secretary John Bolton, has come to Israel in person
for the occasion. Vanunu, it appears, can cause severe damage to the
"The Americans, it seems, are very worried. The
Israeli security services have to dance to their tune. The world must be
prevented by all available means from hearing, from the lips of a credible
witness, that the Americans are full partners in Israel's nuclear arms
program, while pretending to be the world's sheriff for the prevention of
The NPT/Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, was created in 1968, and maintains that nuclear weapons
proliferation can only be curtailed if nuclear countries move toward
disarmament while the rest of the world is allowed to access civilian
Iran signed the NPT, which allows them the
right to have nuclear power and to enrich uranium. Israel has not signed
The 185 non-nuclear states have agreed to give up the
right to have nuclear weapons and the five nuclear powers that signed the
NPT agreed to get rid of their nuclear weapons.
Iran is not in
violation of the NPT, but America has been in violation ever since the day
we signed it.
America will also continue to forfeit credibility by
playing along with Israel's ineffective nuclear ambiguity.
Correspondent for Arabisto.com
Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs
of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory"
"30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu"