Columnist Lt Col (Retd) MUHAMMAD ZAMAN MALIK discusses how the signing of CTBT will effect Pakistan.

According to Jewish Chronicle of August 9, 1967, David Bengurian, the first Israeli Prime Minister, saw a grave danger posed by Pakistan in the following terms:-

“The world Zionism/Zionist movement should not be neglectful of the dangers of Pakistan to it. And Pakistan now should be its first target, for this ideological state is a threat to our existence. And Pakistan, the whole of it, hates Jews and loves Arabs. This lover of Arabs is more dangerous to us than the Arabs themselves. For that matter, it is most essential for the world of Zionism that it should take immediate steps against Pakistan “...then pointing to Indo-Israeli Alliance, he said: “Whereas the inhabitants of Indian Peninsula are Hindus whose hearts have been full of hatred, against Muslims, throughout history, like those of the Christians of Spain, that they had demonstrated in 1492, by eliminating all of them, after they had ruled them for over Eight Centuries; therefore, India is the most important country that provides the best base for us, after Spain, to work therefrom, against Pakistan. It is important for us that we exploit this base and strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans”. (Dawn, December 6, 1983 Karachi).

Making Use of US by Indo-Israeli Nexus

No one, even the great President Clinton, who had cried out for mercy when he was involved in the case of Monica Lewinsky, can dare go a step outside the straight line drawn, by the Zionism. When A.B. Vajpayee was Desai’s FM, he visited US and held in depth parleys with Cyrus vance, the US Foreign Secretary. He was taken on own list then by the Zionism. That’s why, things began to move at an increasingly accelerated pace, the moment he was brought to power.

The Ctbt and Pakistan

The mechanism set in the CTBT can denude Pakistan of its nuclear potential. According to India’s declared policy she will never accede to the treaty. Unless it is given status of a Nuclear Power, first, like other Five powers.

So is that of Pakistan! And Israel which is very great nuclear power compared with both India and Pakistan, must also become the one. It should stop adopting a false face granted to it by the beneficiary states of Britain, France and US, for suffering at the hands of Nazis in Germany, for which they chose the Muslims of the Middle East for redemption. What is seen in Lebanon and in the troubled minds of the Palestinians, after so much efforts for peace, for so long; has only strengthened the hold of Zionism for which the US/West will be paying in trillions to have any trade relations with the Middle East countries; but just wait for some more time, until the left over agenda is also completed with the help of US, in the Kashmir valley, for the Zionism’s ‘New World Order’!

US Senate too has rejected its ratification. Republican majority leader Trent Lott said: “The treaty does not meet even the minimal standards of previous Arms Control Treaties...” That means the existence of CTBT itself is purposeless and meaningless and it has been designed to get the nuclear power for own favourities only. Why should Pakistan sign it? Was the NPT not enough? Why did they accept their experiment in Pokhran in 1974, as an experiment for peace in the guise of ‘Smiling Buddha’, and why their ever vigilant satellites remained blind-folded on 11 May and 13 May 1998; whereas, they continued a live commentary about Pakistan’s preparations until the last end? Please wake up - they will make a horrible example as demonstrated by Henry Kissenger in 1976, after failing to convince Z.A. Bhutto not for going for the weapon following the India’s experiment in 1974? Horrible example! Clinton administration’s officials fear that there is no way to ensure the effectiveness of US weapons forever, without testing them occasionally. Besides, US present administration is facing threats during the next elections; they can wait until then in their case just as accepting our view that the US wait until elected representatives are ushered in the Government of Pakistan. Vajpayee is pretty much cosy, for India being one of those favourites will be exonerated during the inspections whereas Pakistan will be trapped like Iraq for good, Zionist’s dictation is working!

Courses Open

There are two courses open to Pakistan:

a. It can seize the opportunity offered by the circumstances including the US Senate’s rejection of the treaty and take the decision to decline to accede to the treaty unless Pakistan is given the status of a recognised international nuclear state/power.

b. This government can postpone the final decision, on the grounds that only a representative government should take the final decision to sign it or not.