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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

19 April - Nuclear Politics

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The Power of Nightmares : the Politics of Fear

Global Civilisation - the Options
Reporter: “What do you think of Western civilisation, Mr Gandhi?” Mohandas Gandhi: “I think it would be a good idea.” The quote is probably apocryphal, but if the Mahatma didn’t say it, he should have.

Roots of War : Darwin,Rousseau and Hobbes 
All serious discussions about the role of war in human societies, and especially about its inevitability or otherwise, quickly bring us back to the question of origins. We know that organised war been the constant companion of civilisation from the start of recorded history..... If war is just another artifact of civilisation, then we can deal with it as easily as we have dealt with slavery and the oppression of women B which is to say: only with very great difficulty and over a long period of time, but it can theoretically be done. However, if it should turn out that warfare of a less formal but no less brutal sort extends far back into the pre-civilised and even the pre-human past, then the worrisome possibility arises that war may be an inescapable part of our genetic heritage. That would be a truly discouraging thought, but I=m afraid we do have to consider it.

Reason to Attack Iran 
There is something comic about two nuclear-armed countries (5,000-plus nuclear weapons for the US, around 200 for Israel) declaring that it is vital to prevent a third country from getting a few of the things too. Particularly when that third country, Iran, has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and still abides by it, while Israel has always refused to sign it.

 Translation : attack Iran so they know they NEED nuclear weapons. Meanwhile everyone posting 'analysis'  ignores - among other things - Russian WMD barring the door to pushback free aggression.  Remember

This fact was officially accepted in a military doctrine known as Mutual Assured Destruction, a.k.a. MAD. Mutual Assured Destruction began to emerge at the end ...
mutual assured destruction n. Severe, unavoidable reciprocal damage that superpowers are likely to inflict on each other 
How silly of me to think of real, verifiable and actual WMD as being more concern than a suspicion of a possibility known not to exist for decades 
Feb 27, 2012 ... Russia opposes Iran developing nuclear-weapons capability because it would endanger global stability, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
But what possible input could the nation that supplies reactors, technical support and fissionable materials have into the situation ?
Attack Iran and you attack Russia By Pepe Escobar ... Ahmadinejad, Iran's Putin?
... stated that it will not allow its territory to be used by Israel to launch an attack on neighboring Iran. ... Just as in 2008, Putin will not ... Iran says P5+1 remarks ...

... Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia is concerned about the "growing threat" of anattack on Iran ... Full Story » Russia says opposes new ... UN's Ban: Syria must allow...
Russia Putin Says NATO Missile System Pointed At ... today there is no threat from Iran or North Korea" and said NATO is not ... Putin said Russia is the only country besides ...

In a blistering attack on Washington, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on ... if these games were not taking place right on Russia's ... Vice-President Accuses Iran ...
Japan as a Plutonium Superpower. Gavan McCormack. Introduction ... Outline (1976) and “Guidelines for U.S.-Japan ... 1994-2003 electricity supply increased by: [65] ...
Plutonium-laced fuel heightens Japan's nuke concerns ... in determining whether Japan's nuclear disaster unfolds like the U.S. ... testing water and foods supplies ...

Japan continues to use plutonium because there is no guarantee of a stable supply of low-price ... the majority of Japan's plutonium is enriched in the United States ...
Japanese PLUTONIUM-239 in U.S. Milk Supply. Posted in the Indianapolis Forum ... Clouds starting at the destroyed Fukushima Japan Nuclear Multi-Reactor ...

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