On January 3, hegemon USA, subservient UK and France vassal states, Russia and China pledged no use of nukes in warfare.
A joint statement said the following:
“The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and (hegemon USA) consider the avoidance of war between nuclear-weapon states and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities,” adding:
“We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
“We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.”
“We reaffirm the importance of addressing nuclear threats and emphasize the importance of preserving and complying with our bilateral and multilateral non-proliferation, disarmament, and arms control agreements and commitments.”
The above permanent Security Council member-states “remain committed to (their) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) obligations, including (their) Article VI obligation ‘to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.’ ”
They “intend to maintain and further strengthen our national measures to prevent unauthorized or unintended use of nuclear weapons.”
They “reiterate the validity of their previous statements on de-targeting, reaffirming that none of our nuclear weapons are targeted at each other or at any other state.”
They “desire to work with all states to create a security environment more conducive to progress on disarmament with the ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons with undiminished security for all.”
They “intend to continue seeking bilateral and multilateral diplomatic approaches to avoid military confrontations, strengthen stability and predictability, increase mutual understanding and confidence, and prevent an arms race that would benefit none and endanger all.”
They “are resolved to pursue constructive dialogue with mutual respect and acknowledgment of each other’s security interests and concerns.”
Fact: Russia and China prioritize world peace, stability, cooperative relations with other nations and compliance with international law.
Fact: Hegemon USA operates extrajudicially by its so-called “rules-based order” — in flagrant breach of international and its own constitutional law.
Fact: From inception, US history has been pockmarked by breached treaties and other agreements.
Fact: US regimes long ago proved that their word is never their bond.
Fact: Time and again with disturbing regularity, they pledged one thing, then went another way.
Fact: They can never be trusted.
Fact: Nor can its NATO and other vassal states.
Fact: Where hegemon USA goes, they’re sure to follow. Rare exceptions prove the rule
A permanent state of hot and cold wars exist against invented US enemies.
Nothing in prospect suggests a change of policy ahead — nothing by either right wing of its war party.
Longstanding US policy calls for dominating other nations by whatever it takes to achieve its diabolical aims.
Wars by hot and/or other means are its favored strategies.
From near-extermination of Native Americans — to expand the nation from sea to shining sea by stealing their land and resources to the present day — preemptive war-making is hegemon USA’s national pastime.
The atomic age began on August 6, 1945 in real time – after its July 16 open-air testing birth in Alamogordo, NM.
Gratuitously nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki three days apart remains two of history’s great crimes.
On February 24, 1945, defeated Japan wanted to surrender.
Its ruling authorities sought only to retain Japan’s emperor.
Roosevelt wanted war continued. So did Truman after FDR’s April 1945 death.
Historian Howard Zinn said “(t)he bombing of Hiroshima remains sacred to the American establishment and to a very large part of the population in this country.”
It was falsely portrayed “as an expeditious way to end war and save lives (sic).”
To this day, the myth is believed by most Americans because MSM perpetuate it.
Ignored was gratuitous mass murder.
Mostly defenseless civilians were incinerated in both cities.
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unforgivable atrocities,” Zinn stressed.
Gratuitously nuking both cities came when “Japan (was) ready to surrender.”
Incinerating both cities were “wanton act(s) of gargantuan cruelty” — worlds apart from a falsely claimed “unavoidable necessity.”
What “could be more horrible than the burning, mutilation, blinding, irradiation of hundreds of thousands of Japanese men, women, and children” threatening no one.
“And yet it is absolutely essential for our political leaders to defend the bombing because if Americans can be induced to accept that, then they can accept any war, any means, so long as the war-makers can supply a reason” — no matter how contrary to reality.
From summer 1945 to the present day alone, hegemon USA raped and destroyed one nation after another for not bending to its imperial will — for not handing over their resources for plunder by US corporate predators.
For over 75 years since WW II ended, US regimes gratuitously massacred, starved and otherwise brutalized countless millions worldwide, including at home.
Truman, regime officials, and US military commanders were “determined to drop those bombs,” said Zinn.
They wanted them used on real targets to test their destructive power.
The bombs of August were also used to intimidate Soviet Russia.
At the time, it was close to developing its own nukes when Stalin likely knew about Washington’s development of these WMDs.
The historical record shows what’s likely to repeat.
To this day, hegemon USA remains the only nation ever to use nukes in warfare.
Its earlier action against a defeated nation suggests the likelihood of doing it again if its ruling class believes their use can achieve strategic aims.
Pledging no use of nukes on Monday isn’t worth the paper its written on by a nation whose word is virtually never its bond.
Calling the above declaration an important development for international security by Russia’s Foreign Ministry defied reality.
History shows that US ruling regimes will do whatever it takes to achieve their imperial aims.
Having used nukes before gratuitously when WW II was virtually over, it’s inconceivable to believe that never again will be US policy in warfare against one or more invented enemies.