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Obama's nuclear weapons plan runs into resistance: report
The International News ^ | January 4, 2009

Posted on 01/03/2010 8:52:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other US agencies, a US newspaper reported late Sunday.

Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague last April. But citing unnamed officials, the newspaper said the Obama administration is now locked in internal debate over a top-secret policy blueprint for shrinking the US nuclear arsenal and reducing the role of such weapons in country's military strategy.

The Pentagon has stressed the importance of continued US deterrence, an objective Obama has said he agrees with, the report said. But a senior Defense official, who described the debate as "spirited," acknowledged that some officials are concerned that the administration may be going too far, the paper pointed out.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhonukes; disarmament; fool; military; nationalsecurityfail; nucleardisarmament; nuclearweapons; obama; wot
If you knew nothing else about Mr. Obama, his plan to disarm the United States would tell you all you needed to know about him and who is pulling his strings.
1 posted on 01/03/2010 8:52:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s already got us vulnerable at the airports, why not the country as a whole?


2 posted on 01/03/2010 8:58:55 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank GOD he is meeting opposition to his plan to disarm America’s of our nuclear deterrent.

May he NEVER succeed!!!!


3 posted on 01/03/2010 9:03:28 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He wrote a paper once about it in college. One of the few things he ever accomplished, so he’s stuck on implementing it.


4 posted on 01/03/2010 9:04:12 PM PST by cryptical (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons”

With out nuclear weapons, we are powerless to deter and only invite a nuclear attack.


5 posted on 01/03/2010 9:07:51 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

The Name is
"Zero"
Not Zorro!



This week Pan Am announced it is back and will soon begin regularly scheduled flights to Iraq, Iran, and other key destinations in the Middle East. Pan Am also announced it may consider adding North Korea to it's routes at a future date. Due to the special cargo on board seating is very limited!


6 posted on 01/03/2010 9:09:56 PM PST by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
acknowledged that some officials are concerned that the administration may be going too far, the paper pointed out.

An understatement.

7 posted on 01/03/2010 9:10:55 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: B-Cause

LOL - great pics.


8 posted on 01/03/2010 9:12:22 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: garjog

If necessary unilateral disarmament no doubt.


9 posted on 01/03/2010 9:15:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I trust nothing. This guy will do everything in his power to destroy the United States. It just comes naturally to him.


10 posted on 01/03/2010 9:15:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Good news. HC bill will not cover illegal aliens. Bad news. 20-35 million will be made citizens.)
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To: cryptical

“He wrote a paper once about it in college. One of the few things he ever accomplished.” I highly doubt he wrote this in college! I believe is some commie friend wrote and he put his name on it.


11 posted on 01/03/2010 9:26:31 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be the worst time in history to start unilaterally “phasing out” American “nuclear weapons.” The Russians won’t reduce theirs. The Chinese, by now, have many mobiles that can hit anywhere in the USA. The Iranians have vowed to propagate theirs to other terrorist regimes. There are nukes in countries south of our southern border. Not a good time for that at all.


12 posted on 01/03/2010 9:53:19 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no evidence whatsoever that reducing nuclear weapons will make anyone safer.
Quite the opposite may very well be true.

Nukes have kept the peace better then all the war protestors and peace activists combined. The honest and smarter ones will admit to it.


13 posted on 01/03/2010 9:57:17 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
his plan to disarm the United States would tell you all you needed to know about him and who is pulling his strings.

President Pusillanimous Pacifist Carter? /sarc

14 posted on 01/03/2010 9:59:01 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: DoughtyOne
I trust nothing. This guy will do everything in his power to destroy the United States. It just comes naturally to him.

Obamas actions and speech are totally devoid of logic if coming from a Patriot whom is also the President of the United States.

His actions are totally logical if he is a Marxist.

15 posted on 01/03/2010 10:27:34 PM PST by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


16 posted on 01/03/2010 10:51:55 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: cpdiii

I agree. Exactly right.


17 posted on 01/04/2010 12:42:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Good news. HC bill will not cover illegal aliens. Bad news. 20-35 million will be made citizens.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a real threat here to our national security.

Not t o have a significant policy dedicated to deterrance and a maintained technological lead in MRV missiles is folly beyond belief.

Will this issue be a final straw that will have our military realize just what the pretend president is? A treasonous ideologue who would better serve America with his weight in compost pushing up a few daisies in his home town of Mombassa?

There should now be no doubt about it.


18 posted on 01/04/2010 12:56:30 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the Utopian Fantasy Land of Obama, Pixies, Rainbows and Unicorns, there are no Nukes.
19 posted on 01/04/2010 1:06:06 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Election 2010. No RATS, No RINOS...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
an objective Obama has said he agrees with...

And we all know that if Obama says something, he is speaking truthfully and will keep his word...

/s

20 posted on 01/04/2010 3:05:53 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Candor7
There is a real threat here to our national security. Not t o have a significant policy dedicated to deterrance and a maintained technological lead in MRV missiles is folly beyond belief.

The United States is the number one target in the world simply because we have been the world's leader economically and militarily. Also because our freedom is a threat in and of itself to regimes that cannot tolerate liberty. Disarming won't take that bull's eye off of us it will only make us a toothless target.

There is nothing complicated or nuanced about that. Basic human nature governs the interplay of power in the world and that will never change. Banks will not stop using safes to secure the money they hold. The police will not stop carrying guns to deal with criminals.

People like 0bama, who can't grasp something this simple, are not fit to be crossing guards on a footpath intersection.

21 posted on 01/04/2010 4:37:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: cpdiii

And also an Islamist Marxist.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: garjog
And it will happen, as revealed in Revelations 18:

The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall

9 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ 11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. 14 The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you,[e] and you shall find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 17 For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance 18 and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ 19 “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ 20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles[f] and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!” Finality of Babylon’s Fall 21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. 22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. 23 The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

23 posted on 06/24/2013 12:15:09 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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