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Former US Policy Honchos Call For World Free Of Nuclear Arms
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Posted on 01/04/2007 11:42:12 PM PST by DTAD

Washington (AFP): Four top former US foreign policy officials, including ex-secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, called for a world free of nuclear weapons in an opinion piece Thursday. The article, which appears in the Wall Street Journal, is also signed by former secretary of defense William Perry and Sam Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elites; georgeshultz; globalists; kissinger; nucleararms; samnunn; uspolicy; weapons; williamperry

1 posted on 01/04/2007 11:42:13 PM PST by DTAD
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To: DTAD

It's a nice dream but it's never going to happen.


2 posted on 01/04/2007 11:44:16 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Imagine if the world were filled with flitting butterflies and fuzzy puppies. Just imagine.


3 posted on 01/04/2007 11:49:40 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: DTAD

So only our lying enemies have them...

Brilliant plan...


4 posted on 01/04/2007 11:57:44 PM PST by DB
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To: DTAD

I'm confused. Do these morons live on the planet earth or
am I really dumb?

Don't blow smoke here! Go to Iran and North Korea and make
the case for no nukes.

It's time to disconnect surrender monkey Kissinger. What's wrong with Schultz?


5 posted on 01/04/2007 11:58:33 PM PST by ChiMark
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To: Jeff Chandler
I wish the world was a such a nice place but it isn't, never has been, and never will be.

The nuclear genie is out of the bottle and the only way to prevent nuclear war is to have enough firepower to ensure any potential enemy would be turned to dust if they attack us.

6 posted on 01/05/2007 12:00:41 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: DTAD
Henry Kissinger: 83 years old
George Shultz: 87 years old
William Perry: 79 years old
Sam Nunn: 68 years old

All (save maybe Nunn) too old to probably see the disastrous outcome of such folly. All apparently ignorant of reality, or history, or physics.
7 posted on 01/05/2007 12:04:33 AM PST by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: COEXERJ145
I wish the world was a such a nice place but it isn't, never has been, and never will be.

So... you're saying you hate fuzzy puppies?

8 posted on 01/05/2007 12:04:44 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: ChiMark
I'm confused. Do these morons live on the planet earth or am I really dumb?

I'm sure on some planet their viewpoint is impressive, but their weak link is: this is Earth.

9 posted on 01/05/2007 12:06:43 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I prefer cats. :-)


10 posted on 01/05/2007 12:07:41 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: DTAD
I'm going to form a Policy Study Commission Think Thank and issue a White Paper calling for every human being on the planet over the age of 18 to have a raging, screaming, fly to the ceiling orgasm every single day.

Our next White Paper will call for all the children of the world to sing in perfect harmony two Sundays a month.

Those papers will have exactly as much effect as the one issued by these clowns.

L

11 posted on 01/05/2007 12:07:48 AM PST by Lurker (History's most dangerous force is government and the crime syndicates that grow with it.)
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To: ChiMark
"What's wrong with Schultz?"

Got old I guess.

In his time, he was a great SoS so I cut him some slack now.

12 posted on 01/05/2007 12:28:44 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: DTAD

I think it's a great idea. All they need do now is talk otehrs around the world into it and account for very ounce of nuclear material missing from Russia.

A great idea that has a snowballs chance in hell of ever succeeding.


13 posted on 01/05/2007 12:30:44 AM PST by DakotaRed (Kerry Should Resign!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Please-no Viking Kitties!


14 posted on 01/05/2007 12:32:51 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: DTAD
Former US Policy Honchos Call For World Free Of Nuclear Arms

I call for an automobile that runs on pretzels.

15 posted on 01/05/2007 12:35:00 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Barack Saddam Hussein Obama)
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To: DTAD
Just like gun ownership bans, only criminals will have the guns and the law abiding citizens will be sitting ducks.
16 posted on 01/05/2007 12:39:22 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: DTAD

How about adding this to the lyrics of Lennon's "Imagine"?


17 posted on 01/05/2007 12:42:00 AM PST by paudio (WoT is more important than War on Gay Marriage!)
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To: ChiMark
"Do these morons live on the planet earth "

Nope, an Ivory Tower.

18 posted on 01/05/2007 12:43:28 AM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: endthematrix
Great idea. Surrender our technological advantage so we can face 1.2 billion Chinese and 1 billion Muslims mano-a-mano.

What is wrong with these people?
19 posted on 01/05/2007 1:22:52 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber

It'll be all regulated (and this has been planned in 1962 in a State Dpt report Blueprint for Peace & Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World) by the United Nations!

On April 18, 1962, the Kennedy administration reiterated its commitment to a UN monopoly on weaponry by submitting, to a UN disarmament committee in Geneva, a formal treaty proposal entitled Blueprint for the Peace Race: Outline of Basic Provisions of a Treaty on General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. This document, which comports with the earlier Freedom From War plan, remains to this day the acknowledged blueprint for U.S. arms control policy. It unequivocally states that the UN "Peace Force" would be progressively strengthened "until it had sufficient armed forces and armaments so that no state could challenge it."

Freedom From War states:

In Stage III progressive controlled disarmament ... would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force....

The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes.


20 posted on 01/05/2007 1:39:20 AM PST by endthematrix (Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.)
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To: DTAD
"...is also signed by former secretary of defense William Perry..."

THIS William Perry...?

Not only is it a pipe dream, some of the people on here immediately invalidate it for me. Henry Kissinger and George Shultz must both be senile. Sam Nunn? Good god.

"..."Reassertion of the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and practical measures toward achieving that goal would be, and would be perceived as, a bold initiative consistent with America's moral heritage," the group wrote..."

Boy, is that ever some shining rhetoric. Really easy stuff to say when YOU aren't the one grappling with the problems. They all sound like useful idiots. While some of the proposals sound like very good and do-able ideas, the concept of a world without nuclear weapons as long as there are countries like China, NKorea and Iran around IS a pipe dream.

21 posted on 01/05/2007 3:48:33 AM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Lurker

Their think tank issues a white paper which is just as good as the white paper I use every morning.


22 posted on 01/05/2007 3:50:27 AM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL!


23 posted on 01/05/2007 3:50:45 AM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: DTAD

What a wonderful world it will be when only Iran and north Korea have the bomb.


24 posted on 01/05/2007 8:41:18 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: DTAD
Mrs. Thatcher once bluntly told Gorbachev that there was no circumstances in which Britain was going to give up nuclear weapons. She said without that deterrent, the risk would be run of a war that would be more bloody and terrible than anything we'd seen before.

Having the power to completely vapourise your enemies does give them pause for thought. I believe that given our enemies these days, the power to utterly destroy them needs to be increased, not lessened.

Regards, Ivan

25 posted on 01/05/2007 8:44:07 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: DTAD

Ronald Reagan was correct. Trust but verify. So, why did Bush not include a verification provision in the SORT Treaty and close the verification process for Bio Weapons Convention? Why do we allow several thousand high alert hair trigger weapons of Russia to remain pointed at us with no debate? Is it foolish to call for universal steps to lower threat with ultimate vision as Pres. Reagan had? Why was US ONLY country to join North Korea to vote against banning everyone from testing nuclear weapons? Why has the debate become mere name calling? STABILITY


26 posted on 01/15/2007 12:54:14 PM PST by Stability
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