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TorgoX (1933)


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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Friday November 15, 2002
08:50 PM

DIY arms inspection

[ #8973 ]
Dear Log,

«[...]In the absence of any international inspection of Israel's nuclear capacity, Vanunu was our unofficial, DIY arms inspector. He is now held in Israel's highest security prison, having spent 12 of his last 16 years in solitary confinement. Neither the UN nor any individual member of the security council has questioned his imprisonment or demanded that Israel's nuclear capacity be opened to international inspection.

[...]Yet Israel receives $3bn (£2bn) of aid, annually, from the US. This is despite legislation, the Symington Accord, to prevent US governments from granting aid to countries who develop nuclear weapons outside of international control and agreement.[...]»

--"Israel's arms inspector"

So laws are selectively enforced.

Yup, pretty much.

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  • So what law was selectively enforced?

    Yup, none.

    Not even a principle is being selectively enforced.
    • Unlike Iraq, Israel has shown not one shred of aggression with its weapons of mass destruction.
    • Unlike Iraq, Israel has not started/lost a war where it was forced to comply with disarmament as terms of the loss.
    • Unlike the UN inspectors, this guy was not a UN inspector, and committed treason according to all possible interpretations of the law. In any country, he would have been convicted of treason.
    • Sure sounds like a selective application of the Symington Accord, a.k.a. the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1994 to me!

      The differentiating factors are the difference.
      Exactly! That's why the gubmint should stop calling these things "laws" and start calling them "demands we make of people we don't like this week".

      • Oh, I didn't mean to imply it wasn't a violation of any particular laws, only that there is not here a double standard. For it to be a double standard, we would have to apply the same standard differently to both. But we don't.

        The standards applied to Iraq, mentioned in the previous post, do not apply to Israel, and we don't apply the Symington Accord or Nuclear Nonproliferation Prevention Act (I thought they were different things?) to Iraq, that I've ever seen. Now, there is a double standard with Isra
    • I’d be happy to spell it out to you. Israel has showed aggression to every one of their neighbors continuously for the past 60 years and has attacked every one of their neighbors. Israel has stated many wars, but has been protected by the USA. President Bush seems to be so angry with Iraq for violating 17 U.N. Resolutions, but he does not seem to care how many U.N. Resolutions Israel violates (which is considerably more than all other nations on earth combined), including UN Security Council Reso
      • America wholeheartedly supports terrorism by Israel.

        I'm sorry, I can't discuss these issues with unreasonable fanatics. HAND.
        • I understand. The truth hurts.
          • I wouldn't know; I am incapable of reading what you wrote to find out of there is truth in it. Try it again without the aluminum-foil hat stuff, and maybe there can be some actual dialogue.