Tuesday, December 11, 2001

With all the anthrax-laden mail flying around, you'd think our government would want to enforce the ban on biological weapons, or at least try to avoid pissing off other governments with that interest. And you'd be wrong. Having already torpedoed any actual enforcement (proposing instead that governments enforce the rules on their own) the US is now demanding to shut down all further negotiations on compliance measures, a demand which one arms control lobbyist describes as "obviously an attempt to sabotage the conference"; other EU delegates flatly call the Americans "liars". The negotiations have been thrown into chaos.

Via Follow Me Here


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