Saturday Reading

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Noam Chomsky: If you want to learn something about nuclear weapons and why these issues are not being reported, take a look at the March 1 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where there is an absolutely spectacular article by two real experts — Hans M. Kristensen and Ted Postol from MIT. They discuss the new targeting systems that have been invented under the Obama Modernization Program that’s now being escalated by Trump, and it’s extremely dangerous. What they claim based on disclosed information is that the US missile systems have been improved by such a huge factor that they are now capable of instantly wiping out the Russian deterrent.

This is massive overkill and nuclear stability is gone, and of course, the Russians know this. What that implies is that if they ever feel a threat, they’re just going to be compelled to launch a preemptive strike because otherwise they’re dead, you know? And that means we’re all dead. This is the most important news that’s come out in I don’t know how long.

The New York Times and other mainstream outlets followed through on their conventional habits of praising the US and Trump’s latest strike of Syria but went on to lament that his foreign policy doctrine is improvisational. And, in some ways, based on the Cabinet appointments, it reminds me of Bush 43, where they select defenseless targets. Meanwhile they claim they’re trying to fight terrorism and nuclear proliferation, but it seems like they’re just enhancing it.

Noam Chomsky @ TRUTHOUT

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14 Responses to Saturday Reading

  1. Den says:

    Reality is depressing, maybe that is why escapism is so popular.

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  2. Den says:

    Oh what a feeling:

    Waiting for the bombs to go off.

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    Yeah, come on all of you, big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again
    He’s got himself in a terrible jam, way down yonder in Every other land
    So put down your books and pick up a gun, we’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.

    And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for?
    Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn, next stop is Every Other Land
    And it’s five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates
    Well there ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Don’t know where the time went but I failed to show up here Friday, and look how late it is right now. It’s 11:30 p.m., almost tomorrow.

    Went to Los Tres Amigos in Mason with Jill and to meet my friend, Snotty. She can finally have a drink, has her surgeries behind her and is off of the drugs. We all Margarita-ed up. WOO HOO!

    We sat there for almost 4 hours and never once talked politics. Isn’t that amazing! Snotty is a political friend that I met while posting on the Lansing State Journal.

    Tomorrow Pete’s are coming over, I have some lilac shoots I can dig up for Sara for their new homestead. There are also tons of Hostas and Tiger Lilies. I’m glad I have leftovers in the fridge to feed to them.

    See ya tomorrow.

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  5. Den says:

    Never let your monkey walk your dog, loss of control might result:

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