by Gordon Prather
of 2002 every would-be mover and shaker in our nation's capital
knew that Gulf War II would begin shortly after President Bush could
claim, however implausibly, that international "diplomacy"
had failed to get Saddam Hussein to give up his pursuit of nuclear
Many of them
knew that Saddam had given up his pursuit of nukes a decade earlier.
of them knew that Gulf War II had already secretly begun, months
before, with Operation Southern Focus, a massive pre-emptive "suppressive"
air assault against more than 400 "key" targets in Iraq,
some of them military.
air assault a war crime, if unauthorized began before
Bush even sought the "fig leaf" protection of a
congressional or Security Council authorization to use U.S. armed
forces if necessary to "disarm" Saddam.
of 2006, every would-be mover and shaker in our nation's capital
knows that Gulf War III will begin shortly after President Bush
can claim, however implausibly, that international "diplomacy"
has failed to get the Iranian mullahs to give up their pursuit of
Many of them
know that there is no "indication" that the mullahs have
ever had a nuclear weapons program.
perhaps all of them, know that Gulf War II was never
Gulf War II
was, and Gulf War III will be, about "regime change."
But, the Cheney
Cabal discovered early on that the only rationale acceptable to
you soccer moms for invading Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea et al.
would be a) their developing nukes and b) giving them to terrorists.
So, the Cheney
Cabal and their media sycophants launched an unrelenting propaganda
campaign, falsely claiming that Iran, Iraq, Syria, and North Korea
had illicit nuke-development programs.
at the time, according to inspectors of the International Atomic
Energy Agency, there was no "indication" that any of them
So, the Cheney
Cabal and their media sycophants launched another unrelenting propaganda
campaign, attacking the competency and honesty of IAEA officials.
In the process,
the Cheney Cabal corrupted the IAEA Board of Governors, resulting
in the passage of several resolutions by the Board that violated
the IAEA Statute, the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
and the U.N. Charter, itself.
Next, the Cheney
Cabal corrupted the Security Council, resulting in at least one
resolution that also violated the U.N. Charter.
Now comes Iran's
President Ahmadinejad to address the U.N. General Assembly for the
barely possible that Ahmadinejad's televised performance before
the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday (excerpted below) in conjunction
with his half-dozen televised interviews may put a hitch
in the Cheney Cabal's gitalong.
You see, although
the movers and shakers in our nation's capital claim to have viewed
address as very helpful to the Cheney Cabal, and disastrous
to Iran's cause, that does not seem to be the view of the rest of
the Security Council can only be used to ensure the security and
the rights of some big powers.
oppressed [Lebanese, Palestinians] are crushed by bombardment,
the Security Council must remain aloof and not even call for a
cease-fire. Is this not a tragedy of historic proportions for
the Security Council, which is charged with maintaining security
for all countries?
needs to be asked: If the governments of the United States or
the United Kingdom, who are permanent members of the Security
Council, commit aggression, occupation and violation of international
law, which of the organs of the U.N. can take them to account?
Can a Council
in which they are privileged members address their violations?
Has this ever happened?
we have repeatedly seen the reverse. If they have differences
with a nation or state, they drag it [Iran] to the Security Council
and as claimants arrogate to themselves simultaneously the roles
of prosecutor, judge and executioner. Is this a just order?
be a more vivid case of discrimination and more clear evidence
can such a situation last in the world? It is evident that the
behavior of some powers constitutes the greatest challenge before
the Security Council, the entire organization and its affiliated
is undeniable that the Security Council, most critically and urgently,
needs legitimacy and effectiveness. It must be acknowledged that
as long as the Council is unable to act on behalf of the entire
international community in a transparent, just and democratic
manner, it will neither be legitimate nor effective.
James Gordon Prather [send
him mail] has served as a policy-implementing official for national
security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency,
the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department
of Energy, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department
of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as legislative assistant for
national security affairs to U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon, R-Okla.
ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the
Senate Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee. Dr. Prather
had earlier worked as a nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory in California and Sandia National Laboratory
in New Mexico.
© 2006 Gordon Prather