Last October, 120 countries voted to proceed with formal discussions on the proposed Treaty at the UN.
The talks are to decide and vote on "a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons toward the goal of total elimination."
The Obama administration voted "No!"
Now, in a clear indication that the Nuclear Weapons Industry is in charge no matter who sits in the Oval Office, the US throughTrump appointee UN Ambassador Nikki Hayley, is calling for and leading this outrageous, immoral boycott.
Their position is that We, the people, of the US and the world should not even be allowed to discuss this Urgent Life And Death Issue in a global forum.
Ambassador Haley made the moral miscue of chastising those governments that favor the Treaty talks: "...are they looking out for their people?"
She even dusted off the old canard that such thinking (a Nuclear Weapons Ban) is "unrealistic." Seventy plus years of kicking the Nuclear Armageddon can down the road and this is still their argument.
Still not done, she trotted out the sad joke that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has become - thanks to non-compliance by the very same signatory Nuclear Armed Nations over the course of decades.Note the "Disarmament" requirement:
The MARSHALL ISLANDS' Lawsuits vs. those nations for "non-compliance" is currently pending.
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!
2,000 scientists have signed an "Open Letter" endorsing the Treaty talks at the UN.CLICK
POPE FRANCIS sent his message of support for the Treaty talks:
"an ethical and moral exercise in hope."
In opposition sits a small circle of Nuclear Nations foreign ministers and ambassadors who represent an even smaller, unelected and unaccountable circle of officials, who allow only themselves to make these ultimate decisions for all of us.
That circle ultimately shrinking to one individual - a President or Prime Minister - who will, ALONE, decide whether or not to Launch - thereby committing the Omnicide of Humanity and of all unborn future generations.
Add Accident, Mistake, Malfunction, Human or Computer Error and it is easy to see a Nuclear Holocaust looming just over the horizon.
NOW, MORE THAN EVER, IT IS TIME FOR NUCLEAR ABOLITION IN OUR TIME
Time to make a stand. For your families, your children and your childrens' children and for the Present and Future of Humanity.
To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln:
THIS COULD BE OUR LAST, BEST HOPE!
WE ARE ALL WE HAVE. THIS WORLD IS ALL WE'VE GOT.