By Micah HalpernSunday September 22, 2013
I've Been Thinking:
The UN atomic energy watch dog, the IAEA, just held its annual meeting. This year the major resolution that they tried to put through was to force Israel to dismantle their nuclear weapons -- and it failed.
On Friday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rejected a resolution calling on Israel to join the global nuclear arms treaty.
The proposal had the support of Iran and the Arab League. But in the end, with 51 votes against the proposal, 43 votes for the proposal and 32 abstentions, the proposal failed. This was not their first attempt and it will not be their last.
Those in favor of the proposal called Israel and her status a double standard that prevented a nuclear free region.
Israel has never official declared that they have nuclear weapons.
They have a nuclear power plant in Dimona and several experimental reactors. Those in the know suggest that Israel gets around the nuclear weapons issue by keeping everything in component sections, easily assembled if the circumstances should require a nuclear weapon.
The reality is that one cannot compare a democracy with a system of checks and balances with the theocracies and totalitarian governments in the region.
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