The recent Resolution of the IAEA is preparation for War. The voting pattern on the Resolution against Iran is significant. But what is even more significant – that people all over the world including in the anti-war movement in the United States are against the sanctions and war against Iran, as it is no longer possible to camouflage the real reasons for the war against countries which possess significant oil and gas reserves.
No words on the issue can be more authoritative than the declaration of the anti -war movement of the United States which has pronounced unequivocally that:
” It is incumbent on us to reject the notion that small countries must disarm and leave themselves defenseless at the demand of the Pentagon. Such demands are not only hypocritical, irrational, and unjust, they amount to little more than a pretext for invasions and occupations.”
Contemporary history informs us that the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a decision taken by the military-industrial complex of the United States and that Depleted Uranium (DU) radioactive munitions – a war against the planet – has been used in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan by the very countries, which have Sponsored the IAEA resolution and WHICH HAVE done nothing to disarm Israel of nuclear weapons including DU [Israel] used in the region.
Recently in a statement which was not true to the record, issued by the parties involved in the six party discussions in respect of the move to disarm North Korea, it was stated that the government of the United States does not have nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula or on bases in that region. Deliberately attempting to mislead world opinion now wholly aware that these nuclear weapons are based on submarines, and used in bombing sorties from aircraft carriers.
It is indicated that the representative from India on the IAEA voted for the Resolution, however India has a coalition government as no party has a majority in Parliament. Yesterday there was an official announcement of a 62 member bloc of left parties which supports the government, that is – without the support of this bloc the government does not have a majority, that this political group does not support the government on this issue and is against the Resolution passed by the IAEA on Iran. This would render the vote a nullity.
This is apart from the fact that the large majority of people in India are against the policy of using Resolutions of the IAEA and Security Council to impose sanctions which are a declaration of war, followed by actual invasion and military occupation.
Eminent leaders of India like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and the Congress Party they led, opposed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty regime on principle as it stood for a discriminatory regime of some nations permitted to threaten the weak with nuclear weapons, not permissible by the Charter of the United Nations; it has now been converted into a criminalized regime of blackmail against developing countries.
Historically it is time to remember the elimination of the Native Americans, the Red Indian Tribes of the Continent of North America, the aborigines of Australia, the Indian communities of Latin America, to prevent the decimation of people of various nations in this – another barbaric period of world history when decaying systems covet the resources of the world.
The historical record shows that in the elimination of these peoples every single treaty was violated and every concept of humanity.
I wish to communicate this to the people of Iran, traumatized for several decades of the last century for their petroleum resources, that this Resolution is a preparation for a brutal war with the distinct possibility of nuclear and other weapons – a direct cause of global warming destroying vast regions of the world.
People all over the world who desire to protect the planet earth should be more than concerned about these developments, which indicate beyond doubt that systems in place are hurtling towards destruction no matter what the cost.
In solidarity with the people of Iraq and Iran.
Niloufer Bhagwat Professor Mumbai University