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The NPT is quickly becoming irrelevant, and we have had informed commentators here on ET that have indicated that it is a scam in the first place

Besides Ireland, the Nuclear Suppliers' Group includes France, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and -- surprise, surprise -- China.

Japan, France and Canada disappoint, but among all these others aren't there any besides Ireland that are contemplating a veto?

And a very simple question: Why doesn't China just veto the deal, since some believe that it is motivated by a "the desire to counter the rise of China, in this case by accelerating New Delhi's ascent as a global power", and a more nuclear-enabled India as its neighbor doesn't seem to have any upside for China?

Is there a general, albeit unstated, recognition and resignation that India is going to get that nuclear equipment one way or another and better have this in an open transparent manner that can be monitored more easily rather than have it done covertly?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 10:48:32 PM EST
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