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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tory Bloggers Don't Mention The War

Don't mention extending the nuclear clubWorld security based on mutual deterrence depends on us all knowing who has nuclear weapons and on those countries exercising their right of self-defence but at the same time working together within the framework of the UN Security Council to ensure that global stability and peace are maintained.

So I was delighted to hear that, at a news conference earlier today with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attacked Iran's aspirations to join the nuclear club.

Germany's new Chancellor said that Germany and the five permanent UN Security Council members - the US, Britain, France, Russia and China are working on a resolution that would impose sanctions against Iran. "It must be unmistakeable and clear to Iran that [getting a nuclear weapon] would not be acceptable", she said, adding that Germany would continue to push for a place on the Security Council.

Damned right, I say. After all, if every tinpot little country decided to develop nuclear weapons the entire framework of stability would collapse. Well, not perhaps if possession of the weapons was undeclared, but certainly if such a country openly declared its arsenal, thereby explicitly threatening its neighbours.

An Israeli soft toy factory in DimonaThe message of thus far and no further was backed up by President Olmert, who made clear in an interview on Germany's Sat 1 TV channel that Iran would not be allowed to challenge the hegemony of the world's nuclear powers - the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Israel.

Obviously this was either a slip of the tongue or, more probably, another malicious piece of video editing like the one that showed Tony agreeing that the Iraq war was a disaster.

In typical style the world's media has chosen to harp on about this tiny and irrelevant little so-called comment.


And this on a day when the real news is that of the internal faction-fighting and dissent to be found on the Conservative Home Tory Diary blog.

I know which story I think is most important.

1 comment:

Elroy Partington-Whistler said...

The real news is that of the internal faction-fighting and dissent to be found in Downing Street, somewhere between No.10 and No.11.