Wednesday, 28 March 2012


The attitude of world powers towards the reduction of their nuclear war heads is one that everyone should be weary and be disturb about, due to the fact that their leaders and parliamentarians are not ready to eradicate the only weapon that can erase the mankind from earth. Having a nuclear weapon in stock provides what the Israeli prime minister called a "zone of immunity". Enjoying the zone of immunity has given rise to  many among the world powers including Israel, India,US and Pakistan to violate many undocumented human rights in their own territory and beyond. The United States which speaks of human rights as the basis of its independence and loves to teach other nations around the world about human rights has a lot to do in fix its human rights abuses around the world.

 It is certain that those nuclear nations enjoy the zone of immunity, they would not allow any other nation to venture into to such zones, and by so doing, they will be ready to deal decisively with any nation that has interest in developing not even a nuclear weapon but a civil nuclear energy on its own accord. Especially, when such a country is at odds with the western world, even when it is glaring to them that the aim is to develop its energy resources and reduce carbon emission from excessive use of the conventional crude oil products.

Facts have shown that nations with nuclear weapon posses the bulling ability and not only that, but have severe problems with explaining their aggressive attitude toward other lesser nations. Nations with nuclear weapons like Israel have tremendous human right abuses in the Palestinian territories, which has given rise to different factions and armed groups fighting the Israeli regime till date, even when there is to be a peace plan being worked out to settle their differences, the nature of aggression which the Israeli regime yet can not explain disrupts the peace plan and this can only be attributed to the fact that its a nation which relies on the nuclear weapon as its last resort.

The Indian government has not been able to solve the issue of the Kashmir region since its independence, and yet there are major human rights abuses which takes place in that region which include disappearance of family members and detention of protesters without charges. On several occasions, Pakistan and India had fought wars on the issue of the Kashmir region but have avoided to use the nuclear weapon which they both posses. While  Indian said the nuclear weapon they posses was for their security against China which might invade its territory in the future, Pakistan says, its nuclear weapon serves as a deterrent and security for its territorial integrity against India, both have insisted to keep it for their safety while others within their territory  suffer in the Kashmir region due to the fact that any nation with such weapon does not have interest in negotiation that will affect its parochial  interest.

The United States which leads the pack in numbers of stocked nuclear weapons must realize that for  such reduction in weapons of mass destruction to take effect, it must start by cleaning itself and wonder why it should have a huge chuck of piles of nuclear weapon which serves no good to humanity but destruction. Just as Obama rightly said in the South Korean conference, that  the United States has more nuclear weapon than it needs, the statement should be do the US really needs it in the world of today. It is common sense  that there is no reason to keep such huge and destructive arsenal, Obama as a person alone can not achieve this by his might,but the present and future US administration must work out the required modalities of scraping those weapons immediately just as it was done in South Africa, for it is clear and evident that nuclear war head has not given the expected security which it was thought to have posses.

The concept of using a nuclear weapon as the last arsenal in war has no effect on the psychology of many populations, this stems from the fact that wining a war in the 21st century has transends from bullets and guns to the hearts and minds of the people and the fact that the resources which is the main target can not be exploited in a radio active saturated environment.

A vivid example to the fact that nuclear weapon states have severe problems can be seen in the recent  disagreement between Argentina and the UK  on the Malvina island which Britain claimed to be its soil. Within days of the disagreement, Britain has taken one of its nuclear capable war ships to the Malvinas, which it thinks Argentina will succumb to the threat of nuclear war, but in an unexpected and political sound  manner, Argentina decided to stop all British flagged ships from docking in its ports, and the South American countries followed suit to stop all merchant ships of British origin from docking, which had a more devastating effect on the British economy especially now that it is reeling from the effect of global economic melt down. This is a vivid example to the fact that nations do not see the threat of nuclear stock piles which some leaders believe.

Many nations believe having a nuclear weapon gives room for a better bargaining in world politics, but this has gradually been providing trouble for those who posses it by bringing insecurity to their people at home and abroad. The concept has change from rouge states wanting to acquire nuclear weapons to terrorist wanting to get nuclear materials, all this attest to the fact that we are living in a global village, where nuclear weapon is neither useful to the owners nor to those who want to steal it. Until we all understand that the world is a global village in its entirety, and there is no single tool, nation or organization which hold the key to the peace and security of itself but to that of the world, the believe to keep nuclear weapon as a detriment against others aggression will continue. World powers and those with nuclear weapons must not only rely on nuclear weapon for winning negotiations, but must develop the ability to win hearts and minds of others through justice and understanding of diverse societies.

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