Friday, July 07, 2017

It started long ago and now the world has concluded nuclear weapons can no longer be tolerated.

03 June 1961

President John F. Kennedy (click here) meets with Chairman Nikita Khrushchev at the US Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria. US Department of State photograph in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston.

...On July 25, 1963, (click here) after only 12 days of negotiations, the two nations agreed to ban testing in the atmosphere, in space, and underwater. The next day, in a television address announcing the agreement, Kennedy claimed that a limited test ban" is safer by far for the United States than an unlimited nuclear arms race."...

If the non-nuclear nations work together to isolate the nuclear nation's economies and isolate them and their plutocrats, the end of nuclear weapons will come to pass.

July 7, 2017
By Edith Lederer

New York: (click here) The president of the UN conference drafting what could be the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons says more than 120 countries have agreed on the text, which is expected to be formally adopted on Friday, US time, although all nuclear-armed nations are boycotting the effort.

Elayne Whyte Gomez, Costa Rica's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, said at a news conference on Thursday that "this will be a historic moment and it will be the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years."

In December, UN member states overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons over strong opposition from nuclear-armed countries and their allies, which have boycotted the negotiations....

Economies of non-nuclear nations can join in a common market place and have great leaders that demand the end of nuclear weapons, otherwise, the isolation of nuclear powers will be implemented. Perhaps, Chancellor Angela Merkel is a good place to begin to lead such efforts. It is possible.

120 countries. The economic viability of that market place is endless. The biggest challenge is to break the bonds between China and the USA when it comes to economic dependency.

June 17, 2017
By Kimberly Amadeo

The U.S. debt to China is $1.092 trillion, (click here) as of April 2017. That's 27.9 percent of the $3.9 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $19.9 trillion national debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself. For more, see Who Owns the U.S. National Debt?

China holds less than the $1.1 trillion held by Japan. Both countries have reduced their holdings in the past year, but China has reduced it faster....
Nuclear nations have one thing in common, DEBT. If they can't pay their debt, they can't build nuclear weapons.