When Leaders Fail; We the People Must Lead

When Leaders Fail; We the People Must Lead

Eileen Fleming

On October 2, 2009, The Washington Times reported that “Obama agrees to keep Israel’s nukes secret [and] reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections.” [1]

Three “officials spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing private conversations, said Mr. Obama pledged to maintain the agreement when he first hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in May.

“Under the understanding, the U.S. has not pressured Israel to disclose its nuclear weapons or to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which could require Israel to give up its estimated several hundred nuclear bombs.

“The chief nuclear understanding was reached at a summit between President Nixon and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir that began on Sept. 25, 1969. Avner Cohen, author of “Israel and the Bomb” and the leading authority outside the Israeli government on the history of Israel‘s nuclear program, said the accord amounts to “the United States passively accepting Israel‘s nuclear weapons status as long as Israel does not unveil publicly its capability or test a weapon.”[Ibid]

In 2007, the Nixon library declassified a July 19, 1969, memo from Henry Kissinger, the national security adviser stating: “While we might ideally like to halt actual Israeli possession, what we really want at a minimum may be just to keep Israeli possession from becoming an established international fact.”

Another “leading authority” that “established [the] international fact” in 1986, was Mordechai Vanunu who told the truth and provided the proof of Israel’s seven story underground WMD Facility that can be viewed on You Tube:

Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Weapons Factory In 3D

The Israeli and USA government lacked the imagination to comprehend that the truth cannot be shut up or buried “under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.”– Emile Zola

America’s blind allegiance to the Jewish State-and I use that term because as Vanunu said-“Israel is only a democracy if you are a Jew” has resulted in the equivalent of “don’t ask, don’t tell” but the truth is out there and “the truth will set you/US free.”-John 8:32

Silence is complicity and knowledge brings responsibility and if we truly “hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.” The Declaration of Independence

We must rise up, for “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends…I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The only trouble is they are not aware they can get it.”-John Lennon

Reading and disseminating information is all well and good; but the highest good is rising up and holding leaders to their promises for “words must mean something” as President Obama promised in Prague when he declared his administration’s goal of a world without nuclear weapons.

By Obama’s complicity is colluding with Israel’s “secret” America’s efforts to bring into force the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty, are doomed!

An anonymous Senate staffer admitted, that Obama’s failure to hold Israel to the same standard as Iran, “calls into question virtually every part of the president’s nonproliferation agenda. The president gave Israel an NPT treaty get out of jail free card.”

This is not a game of Monopoly we play, but it is the future of all the children of the world that is at stake!

For far too long, the American Government has failed to uphold the values that we the people of this land hold most dear; honesty, integrity, justice, accountability and the rule of law!

For those of US who love America and Israel and desire her Security, we comprehend that only by holding her to the same standards that we hold Iran can America‘s and Israel‘s stated goal of achieving a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction is even possible!

We the people are culpable and accountable for what our government does-and does not!

Do Something: Remind the White House that honesty is always the best policy and Israel must open up their WMD Facilities and sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Phone, fax and email the White House and insist that “words must mean something” and a nuclear free Middle East and World includes US and Israel too!

CONTACT President Obama:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

E-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

(202) 456-1414
(202) 456-1111

Fax: (202) 456-2461

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
State Department Public Information Line:
(202) 647-6575

PHONE LINES are only open 9-5 PM EST.

  1. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/02/president-obama-has-reaffirmed-a-4-decade-old-secr/

Only in Solidarity do “we have it in our power to begin the world again.”-Tom Paine

Eileen Fleming, A Feature Correspondent for The Palestine Telegraph and Arabisto.com
Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org
Author of “Keep Hope Alive” and “Memoirs of a Nice Irish American ‘Girl’s’ Life in Occupied Territory”
Producer “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu”