Time to Ratify the Historic START Treaty in 2010

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Time to Ratify the START Treaty. No nuclear weapons for you kitten!

Time to Ratify the START Treaty. No nuclear weapons for you kitten! Photo Credit: Greek Cat Family by ZeroOne on flickr creative commons

On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was supposed to have a business meeting to discuss two important pieces of pending legislation:

1.  S. 2982, The International Violence Against Women Act of 2010, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

2.  Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed at Prague on April 8, 2010, with Protocol (Treaty Doc. 111-5) **held over from August 3 business meeting**

However, the business meeting was “cancelled” for some reason.

Time for the U.S. Senate to Ratify the START Treaty in September 2010

Japan Hails U.S. Move to Attend Hiroshima Memorial

U.S., Nuclear Powers Join Hiroshima Memorial

This is an historic year.  Today, August 6, 2010 marks the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.  Monday, August 9, 2010 marks the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.

The United States is the only country in the world to ever use nuclear weapons against a population. It would be fitting for the U.S. to begin the necessary reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons on the 65th Anniversary year of the birth of these horrible weapons.


No person or country should ever experience the horrors of nuclear war. It is absolute hell on earth and it is totally a man-made hell. It is time to take responsibility for the reduction and elimination of these weapons for the sake of present and future generations.

This is not only about partisan politics of the moment and the midterm elections. Cold warriors like Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry & George Shultz plus thousands of scientists, politicians and military men and women and common people from around the world agree that having zero nuclear weapons actually makes us all safer.

New START Fact Sheet from Women's Action for New Directions

The first step: vote the START Treaty negotiated between the U.S. and Russia, out of the Foreign Relations Committee.

The next step: At least 2/3 of the Senate Ratify the Treaty–67 Senators.

DIALOGUE and Diplomacy: The Way Forward to Zero Nuclear Weapons

In Hiroshima, Ban Ki-Moon says nuclear weapons-free planet ‘only sane path’ to safer world

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said today at Hiroshima’s memorial ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the dropping of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb that killed over 140,000 people:

“A world free of weapons of mass destruction. That is the only sane path to a safer world.”

Therefore, for the sake of humanity, the U.S. Senate must ratify the new START Treaty in 2010.


PLEASE NOTE: It seems there may be some ads showing up on the bottom of my blog that are the complete opposite message of the point of this blog.  Any ads that show up claiming Congress should wait until after the November 2010 election to pass meaningful legislation is absolutely ridiculous. The ads are being automatically generated most likely by organizations that buy up “keywords” targeting certain groups, blogs or people.

Kitty Reporter thinks Congress should continue to work hard now before, during and after the November midterm elections to pass needed legislation that will benefit the American people regarding: arms control and nuclear disarmament, jobs, education, sane energy policies, stimulus to the economy, and other issues that would improve the quality of life for all Americans and not just the top 1-2%.

No matter what happens during the November 2010 midterm elections, the Republican leadership in the Senate and House have no right to tell their colleagues to wait until after the November 2010 midterm elections to pass needed legislation.

No one knows who will win elections in November. Those that espouse this partisan rhetoric of stopping the progress of the American people’s business have no business being in Congress.

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