World Wide Nuclear Ban

At approx­i­mately 11AM on July 7, 2017, fol­low­ing a recorded vote of 122 states in favor, 1 opposed (Nether­lands in oppo­si­tion, on behalf of all NATO states), and 1 absten­tion (Sin­ga­pore), Ambas­sador Elayne Whyte Gomez, Costa Rican Ambas­sador to the UN in Geneva, and Pres­i­dent of the “United Nations Con­fer­ence to Nego­ti­ate a Legally Bind­ing Instru­ment to Pro­hibit Nuclear Weapons, Lead­ing Towards their Total Elim­i­na­tion,” announced the adop­tion of this treaty, which had been awaited for 70 years, the legally bind­ing norm pro­hibit­ing nuclear weapons. Fol­low­ing Ambas­sador Whyte’s announce­ment, the entire assem­bly of ambas­sadors, other del­e­gates and non-​government orga­ni­za­tions in Con­fer­ence Room 1 imme­di­ately stood, many embraced and all 122 States in sup­port exul­tantly applauded this his­toric and long over­due achieve­ment by the major­ity of mem­ber states of the United Nations, none of whom pos­sess nuclear weapons, and all of whom are uni­fied in seek­ing to end the reign of ter­ror imposed on the world by cer­tain of the states pos­sess­ing nuclear weapons.

Still the cur­rent Mind-​set

Wash­ing­ton, D.C. White House tape record­ings, April 25, 1971

Pres­i­dent Nixon: “How many did we kill in Laos?”

National Secu­rity Adviser Henry Kissinger: “In the Laot­ian thing, we killed about ten, fif­teen thousand”

Pres­i­dent Nixon: “See the attack in the North Viet­nam that we have in mind..power plants, whatever’s left, POL (Petro­leum) the docks..and I think we ought to take the dikes out. Will that drown people?”

Kissinger: “About two hun­dred thou­sand people.”

Nixon: “I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that Henry?”

Kissinger: “That, I think, would just be too much.”

Nixon: “The nuclear bomb, does that bother you? I just want you to think big for Christ sakes.”

THINK BIG

Nuff Said!

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