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John Bolton’s appointment as the ambassador of the United States to the UN left the post of Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs vacant.

It was then thought the post would be filled by a more flexible person. However, the imperial machine has officials to meet its own demands. After Condoleezza Rice, a trustable new high ranking official appeared: Robert G. Joseph. He has been appointed to this position.

If Bolton was feared for his brutality [1], Robert G. Joseph is feared for his intransigence.

Coming from the Naval Academy, Robert G. Joseph continued his university studies in Saint Louis, Chicago and Columbia. He entered the governmental machine in 1978 when he joined the Department of Defense. He participated as an assistant in several international negotiations and some time later, he was appointed NATO’s nuclear affairs secretary.

In 1978 he became Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci’s assistant and undersecretary for nuclear disarmament negotiations.

Finally, he represented President George H. Bush (the father of the present president) in different commissions of the Non Proliferation Treaty.

During Clinton’s administration, he worked as professor of National Security Studies in the National Defense University. But, following George W. Bush (the son of the previous Bush) he returned to politics and, in 2001, became a member of the National Security Council and special assistant to the President for counter proliferation and Homeland defense.

In international diplomatic forums, Joseph became famous for being the man that took the United States out of the 1972 Non Proliferation Treaty. Therefore, he represented a change of policy expressed by the neoconservatives because they considered the United States to be so powerful in military terms that, if compared with its possible competitors -like Russia-, Washington had no reasons to accept a gradual mutual disarmament.

On the contrary, they wanted to take advantage of such superiority to peaceably force their competitors to unilaterally disarm themselves and accept an increasing imbalance of forces until they lose all possibilities of opposing the planetary predominance of the American shark.

For his friends, Robert G. Joseph’s success was the Proliferation Security Initiative -PSI. [2] For now, this means the US will fill a vacuum becoming gendarme of international waters.

Robert G. Joseph is not an easily influenced high ranking official. He is a man of solid neoconservative convictions who is even a member of the advisory council of the Center for Security Policy, the par excellence think tank [A usually political center of research, propaganda and spreading of ideas. Translator’s note.] of the American warmongering. [3]

Robert G. Joseph is, above all, a researcher at the National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP), a think tank that during Reagan’s presidency tried to convince the American people it was possible to defeat the USSR and, therefore, no second thoughts were needed to implement the “stars war.”

In this institute, Joseph actively worked with some 30 friends among which were James Woolsey and Stephen Hadley, [4] in the drafting of the famous report titled Rationale and Requirements for U.S. Nuclear Forces. In 2001, the group joined the Bush administration as part of the Deterrence Concepts Advisory Panel.

In January 2002, the report was rewritten to be turned into the Nuclear Posture Review. During the Cold War, the NIPP and Joseph claimed the atomic bomb had to be developed to protect the country from the red menace.

When the USSR disappeared, they said that developing the bomb was even more necessary because the next enemy was still unknown. Consequently, the country had to be prepared to face any contingency by inventing and producing new kinds of atomic bombs, specifically, tactical bombs.

When China and the Russian Federation knew of Robert G. Joseph’s new appointment, they announced the restart of their 2002 common initiative on the prohibition of the militarization of the cosmic space. Actually, both superpowers fear that the new Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs devote himself mainly to the development of the space-based weapon.

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Ralph E. Eberhart

The Pentagon believes it has a decisive superiority on this field. Double-purpose satellites could jam the Russian Global Orbital Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) whereas in case of Russian jamming the American GPS would change the frequencies. Under the command of General Ralph E. Eberhart (whose prominent role on the September 11, 2001 attacks has been highlighted in this publication), the United States is installing weapons outside the atmosphere capable of hitting ground and space targets.

The Americans affirm they are doing this to defend their own territory but, considering the satellites orbit and their range, it is clear the purpose is to control the whole planet. In case negotiations fail, the Russian Federation is willing to send several asymmetric weapons to the space.

The explosion of an atomic bomb outside the atmosphere would cause an electromagnetic pulse capable of destroying the satellites in their way through the explosion zone. Once a complete revolution around the Earth is finished the American “star wars” mechanism would be ineffective.

More than ever, the neoconservatives’ policy leads to the threat of arms race.

[1] “John Bolton and disarmament through war”, Voltaire, March 15, 2005.

[2] “The world gendarme wants to control the seas”, Voltaire, December 25, 2004.

[3] “Washington’s manipulators” by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire, January 11, 2005.

[4] “Stephen Hadley, American National Security advisor”, Voltaire, May 9, 2005.