Skip to comments.US plans 'dramatic reductions' in nuclear weapons
Posted on 03/01/2010 7:46:57 AM PST by HDCochran
Barack Obama plans 'dramatic reductions' in US nuclear weapons stockpile. Headline only.
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No nukes for us, but nukes for every two-bit dictator is a-ok.
As an act of spreading the wealth, is he gonna give all of ours to North Korea and Iraq?
That ought to create jobs for the 8 million unemployed.
Nice to know he’s focused on jobs, er, health care, er, free recycled false teeth next?
I would ask, whose side is he on, but I know the answer and it ain’t pretty.
How “dramatic”? Is he planning on unloading them on the red states??
This bastard and his politburo are not going to be content until they have destroyed our country in every way possible.
Our two-bit tin pot has lots of pronouncements. And what does our side-car Congress think of all these pronouncements?
Has is that hopey changey thing working out for you.
I assume if you lie to get elected we are stuck with the results?
Probably not a bad idea, it costs alot of money to maintain these things. That said, we should make sure that the ones that we keep, are really, really good, and make them even better....
Look on the bright side - he also promised to reduce the deficit, not raise taxes, close Guantamo, usher in a new era of openness and transparency, end bitter partisanship, bring us universal health coverage at huge cost savings, create jobs...
Well, of course he is. We don’t want to have any unfair advantage over Iran and North Korea when it comes to nukes, now do we?
Does he plan a nuclear disarmament vote within 48 hours, or will he issue an executive decree?
Sure. Disarm us too.
Field testing may be in order. It would also be nice to know if we can drill for oil through a thick layer of green glass...
as long as they are delivered ballistically ...
see you at the Preakness ;)
No, "we" don't.
Is there any common ground with this guy?
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
'Goals' 4-45 can be found here or at many other sites through a web search for "45 goals":
How about “dramatic reductions” in the national debt? Barack is an assclown.
Has to be approved by Congress.
He has abundant common ground.
Intellectuals (those whose ideas have no personal consequences) have always thought it a good idea to unilaterally disarm, whether it was as a sign of “goodwill” or in order not to appear threatening, or for “fairness”.
Read Sowell’s interview in the IBD.
Meanwhile, David and Solomon show us the example of having very strong armies deterring any enemies from daring to attack, and the prosperity that results.
At current gold prices, Solomon’s business ventures were netting him over a $billion per year.
Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs
February 29, 2008 :: News
A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.
The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:
Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.
First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[i.e. not win it]
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert [they are NOT on "hair-trigger alert" now -etl], and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.
Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:
"MissileThreat.com is a project of The Claremont Institute devoted to understanding and promoting the requirements for the strategic defense of the United States."
"I will not weaponize space"
"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems"
2008 Pentagon Report (March 2008):
China's Growing Military Space Power
By Leonard David
Special Correspondent, SPACE.com
March 6, 2008
GOLDEN, Colorado A just-released Pentagon report spotlights a growing U.S. military concern that China is developing a multi- dimensional program to limit or prevent the use of space-based assets by its potential adversaries during times of crisis or conflict.
Furthermore, last year's successful test by China of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon to destroy its own defunct weather satellite, the report adds, underscores that country's expansion from the land, air, and sea dimensions of the traditional battlefield into the space and cyber-space domains.
Although China's commercial space program has utility for non- military research, that capability demonstrates space launch and control know-how that have direct military application. Even the Chang'e 1 the Chinese lunar probe now circling the Moon is flagged in the report as showcasing China's ability "to conduct complicated space maneuvers a capability which has broad implications for military counterspace operations."
To read the entire publication [29.67MB/pdf], see U.S. Dept of Defense:
From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."
Yeah, returned to us.
"Russia and China will hold their joint military exercise on July 22-27 on the territories of the two countries. About 3,000 military men, 300 units of military hardware, over 40 planes and helicopters will take part in Peace Mission-2009 drills. About 1,500 servicemen, T-80 tanks, BMP-1 and BTR-70 armored vehicles, 22 aircraft, including two Il-76 cargo planes, five Su-24, five Su-25, five Su-27 fighters and five Mi-8 helicopters will represent Russia in the drills."
 Russia, China plan new joint military exercises
By MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Published: March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The continuing tensions over Russia's refusal to sell its state-of-the-art land warfare advanced weapons systems to China hasn't interrupted the rhythm of major joint military exercises between the two major land powers on the Eurasian landmass. The latest in the regular, biennial series of exercises between the two nations has been confirmed for this summer.
The next in the now well-established series of exercises called Peace Mission 2009 will be carried out in northeastern China, the Russian Defense Ministry announced March 18, according to a report carried by the RIA Novosti news agency.
The first bilateral Peace Mission maneuvers -- described at the time as counter-terrorism exercises -- were held in Russia and the eastern Chinese province of Shandong in August 2005. As we reported at that time, they were a lot bigger than mere counter-terrorism exercises. Warships, squadrons of combat aircraft and more than 10,000 troops were involved carrying out landings against hypothetically hostile shores. The maneuvers also involved large-scale paratroops drops. The scale and nature of those exercises suggested a trial run for a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan with Russian support. ..."
Russia, China flex muscles in joint war games
August 17, 2007
CHEBARKUL, Russia (Reuters) - Russia and China staged their biggest joint exercises on Friday but denied this show of military prowess could lead to the formation of a counterweight to NATO.
"Today's exercises are another step towards strengthening the relations between our countries, a step towards strengthening international peace and security, and first and foremost, the security of our peoples," Putin said.
Fighter jets swooped overhead, commandos jumped from helicopters on to rooftops and the boom of artillery shells shook the firing range in Russia's Ural mountains as two of the largest armies in the world were put through their paces.
The exercises take place against a backdrop of mounting rivalry between the West, and Russia and China for influence over Central Asia, a strategic region that has huge oil, gas and mineral resources.
Russia's growing assertiveness is also causing jitters in the West. Putin announced at the firing range that Russia was resuming Soviet-era sorties by its strategic bomber aircraft near NATO airspace.
War Games: Russia, China Grow Alliance
September 23, 2005
In foreign policy its critical to know thine enemy. So American policymakers should be aware that Russia and China are inching closer to identifying a common enemy the United States.
The two would-be superpowers held unprecedented joint military exercises Aug. 18-25. Soothingly named Peace Mission 2005, the drills took place on the Shandong peninsula on the Yellow Sea, and included nearly 10,000 troops. Russian long-range bombers, the army, navy, air force, marine, airborne and logistics units from both countries were also involved.
Moscow and Beijing claim the maneuvers were aimed at combating terrorism, extremism and separatism (the last a veiled reference to Taiwan), but its clear they were an attempt to counter-balance American military might.
Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."
It will in 2010. 2011 will be a different story.
Where is the Senate ?
Barry’s Big Sale!
Prices Reduced 99%!
Islamic Incentives if you buy now!!
We tote the note!!
Everything must go!
And, in other news, the Obozo administration has agreed to the sale of all the “excess” nuclear warheads to Iran.
“Does he plan a nuclear disarmament vote within 48 hours, or will he issue an executive decree?”
That would probably be up to the Czar to decide. :)
Yep. Saw that in the run-up to the election and passed it along to folks.
This SOB isn’t going to be happy until he gets us all KILLED!
He is not on America’s side.
Guess the voters were either voting to end our Republic — or were totally misled.
If done properly (which it probably won't be) we could save on the cost of maintaining and storing these weapons. Normally this would mean the savings is passed on to the tax payer but most liking the cost saving will go to something like ACORN.
well,...the military leaders just need to go on record what they think is needed to win whatever is expected, based on growth of militaristic states, otherwise they have failed in their oath. And if the president disagrees, then the american people will decide who is right in 2012. Or congress impeaches.
It will in 2010. 2011 will be a different story.
Thanks for those reminders, pabianice and DownInFlames
He quickly reached the point where every single policy idea of his can easily be called "wrong" and "should not happen".
Cap n trade, obamacare, closing Gitmo - they should never come to be. The rule of the opposite applies easily.
Dismantling the United States, one brick at a time.
Well, according to the msm, since the messiah was elected and the evil Bush and Cheney are gone, the world loves us again. Therefore, who needs nukes? We can beat them into plowshares.