Remarks From Remarksman

May 29, 2008

US Cluster Bombs to Be Banned From UK

Filed under: Uncategorized — BrianB @ 5:36 pm
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My pessimism about the UK’s participation in the cluster bomb ban treaty was mis-placed, and I was happy to read this article from The Guardian saying that the UK will not only sign the treaty, but it will tell the USA to remove cluster bomb munitions from US bases in the UK. Good news!

Tempering the good news: keep in mind that the USA, Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan are not taking part in the treaty talks and it is very unlikely that any of them will sign the treaty any time soon. In more sarcastic terms, the USA in particular wants to maintain its ability to “spread democracy around the world” one cluster bomb at a time.

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