Monday, May 3, 2010 – Bruce Herschensohn, Patrick Poole, Monica Crowley
Frank starts off the show with his take on the UN NPT conference, and why it won’t stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Bruce Herschensohn, former US Senate candidate for California, talks abut his new book titled “An American Amnesia: how the US Congress forced the Surrenders of South Vietnam and Cambodia.” Pajamas Media Contributor Patrick Poole chats with Frank about the US military’s timid response to the Fort Hood shooting. Radio Host Monica Crowley joins us to talk about the attempted car bombing in NYC and the battle over the Arizona immigration law.
MONOLOGUE – May 3, 2010
But first, I just wanted to share with you some thoughts about the new conference that the United Nations has convened today. It will run for a month on nuclear non-proliferation. This is of course on the heels of the summit meeting that President Obama sponsored just two or so weeks ago on the same subject, and seemingly the same malevolent forces will be given, I’m afraid, a pass at this conference.
Let me play for you a clip from the head of the American delegation, Hillary Clinton, on the kind of attitude the United States government will be taking with respect to Iran at the UN nuclear proliferation review conference underway today:
SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON: “So if President Amadinejad wants to come and announce that Iran will abide by their non-proliferation requirements under the NPT that would be very good new indeed, and we would welcome that. But if he believes that by coming he can somehow divert attention from this very important global effort then I don’t believe he will have a particularly receptive audience.”
Well that was the Secretary of State’s anticipatory statement. Here’s what President Amadinejad himself had to say, or a very short from the much-longer statement the front-man for the Mullahs of Iran had to say why he was coming to New York to address the nuclear non-proliferation review conference today.
MAHMOUD AMADINEJAD: “The biggest threat to global security is the production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons. The NPT has three main pillars: first, nuclear disarmament; second, non-proliferation; and third, all signatories’ right to peaceful nuclear energy. Unfortunately, the International Atomic Energy Agency has failed to carry out these missions.”
Well let me give you a small translation of that piece: what he was basically telling Hillary Clinton is, “Of course I’m coming here to divert attention from the Iranian nuclear weapons program! I’m going to persist in pretending we are simply pursuing peaceful nuclear power and we will use our opportunity to participate in this confab in New York under the auspices of the United Nations as we do most other platforms we’re given to, namely to inveigh against the United States not to accept responsibility, not to acknowledge what we’re up to, not to stop doing what we’re doing with respect to nuclear arms!” Are you reading my lips folks? Nuclear arms!
Of course, this is what Amadinejad’s regime is pursuing. And all of this foolishness, and I use that term with all due respect for the United Nations and for the countries that impute real value to what is done under its banner; we’re going to see an enormous amount of wheel-spinning and at the end of the day, I don’t anticipate there will be meaningful sanctions on Iran or even that the assembled masses of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty review congress will do very much at the most take note of the fact that Iran is not cooperating, is not conforming, it is not behaving, as Hillary Clinton in her quintessential condescending tenor has encouraged Iran to do. We’re going to see in other words, not even a slap on the wrist.
And here’s the point, our friend John Bolton says in the Wall Street Journal today: not only are we going to see Iran heading for the daylight, heading for the roses as they say, to finish the nuclear programs (not peaceful), weapons related nuclear programs about which it’s been busy for 20 years. Including now, by bringing online a host of new advanced centrifuge facilities that will permit vastly more rapid and efficient production of weapons-grade uranium. But we’re going to see, as John Bolton has put it, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and others following suit. Again, almost certainly in accordance with one of the pillars of the nuclear non-proliferation namely the idea that if you promise not to have nuclear weapons, you can have all the access to all the technology you need to get them! Just as has been done sequentially by a number of states that have gone nuclear, including our friends in North Korea and now in Iran.
So this is not going to come out well folks. You’ll be subjected, I’m afraid, to an awful amount of blather about the UN and the non-proliferation treaty and its importance and how solemn an event the review conference is. But at the end of the day, none of this is going to matter a tinker’s damn in terms of stopping the most important threat to peace, security, and freedom emerging in the world today and that is the Iranian bomb.
Well that’s what I think; let me know what you think. Here at securefreedomradio.com is one way to do so and of course feel free to get in touch with us through the Frank Gaffney twitter and facebook accounts.