Skip to comments.US Weighing Steep Nuclear Arms Cuts
Posted on 02/14/2012 2:21:08 PM PST by Robe
The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.
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Don’t know the posting restrictions of NPR.
Somebody better wake up and stop this guy before it’s too late. This is unilateral disarmament
How many do we have?
As long as we can human life on Earth a few times over, it should be enough.
destroy that is
There is something truly sinister going on in this country. I just don’t get it. It’s beyond the rats alone, but the Republicans themselves are acting so mild and placid as he is dismantling everything. WHO IS THIS GUY, OBAMA, WHO WHO???
If this goes through, it will be Suicide City, USA!
Tyrants AG :
All you crackers voted in the last election for your children to die.
We deliver. So, on the morrow, your King and I
are shipping these to Iran."
They are enemies of this country
Oh, goodie! Now the terrorists will love us and won’t want to blow us up anymore!
What a relief! Thank you, Obama!
He’s going to get us all killed.
The little socialist runs amok!
The enemy within...
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
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."
"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."
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:
Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
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.[not win it -etl]
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:
WHO IS THIS GUY, OBAMA, WHO WHO???
He is EVIL.
That explains it all.
This is downright scary.
The implications could be our own destruction. If our level of defense falls below the level of another nations ability or willingness to suffer through our much reduced response-——.
This may go to the level of treason.
Think of all the money we'll have for Shaniqua and her three illegitimate kids?
Do you see ANY cuts on entitlements? Nope. Only more of them on the way: consumer protection agency...
It's been the leftwing demonRats' strategy for some time now: spend money on everything BUT the military. The treasonous SOBs really do want some other nation(s) to take our place as world leader.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to fear.The traitor is the plague.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Things are terribly wrong. It’s as if people in positions to do something have had their families threatened. I now believe that could be true.
That describes Obama to a tee.
This may very well be our epitaph
Indeed. This is far worse than anything he has done so far in my opinion. I would strongly suggest everyone contact their wimps-—I mean reps and try to get this squashed.
This dumb MF is going to get us all killed.
This may go to the level of treason.
It IS TREASON!!
We’re so passive. We need a leader to march a million of us toward the white house and the capital to throw these bastards out on their arses!!!!! This has to stop!!!
It does indeed.
Obama - more treasonous than Clinton or Carter !
One thing about Democrats, they make war much more of a possibility than Republicans and will get many people unnecessarily killed. Happened before WWII. FDR taking the weak position. LBJ took the weak position and was the reason for the Viet Nam debacle and now this moron will cause us to get into a major war in the near future.
We really do need a strong leader, such as Reagan right now. Time to pull this classic out again and start running it. Maybe somebody can re-make it with a twist for this suicidal direction we seem to be heading for....
So what? What exactly will anyone do about this?
I’ll tell you.
If we want to deter a Nuke attack we need 3,000 deployed at all times.
THIS IS TREASON! Where are the Joints Chiefs?
You may be right my FRiend.
But we cannot allow O to unilaterally disarm us.
I know. What are we gonna do about it?
Is there really any question as to how evil and destructive King Barak is?
He’s laughing at us. He enjoys destroying our home...revels in it.
Someone please convince me otherwise. I’m looking for any proof that this guy isn’t purposely sinking us.
If we lose 80% we will also lose the “fear” factor. And when they no longer fear us-——
There is also talk about mothballing the F-22 fleet and never allowing the F-35 to come to full production for the US military. Also, the personnel cuts in the Armed Forces as specified in the 2013 budget are only the beginning. Rumor has it that over 1/2 of enlisted and commissioned personnel will be let go over the next five years.
As I have said this scares me more than anything else he has done.
(I hope he hasn’t done anything in secret)
We need to get this evil monster out of office at all costs in November. Romney Santorum Paul newt are not perfect at all, but they are not evil monsters like this.
From the article:
The potential cuts would be from a current treaty limit of 1,550 deployed strategic warheads.
The Russians have an ABM system for defense of Moscow and the Leningrad Oblast (Saint Petersberg). Less US nukes means that this system will be more effective. Meanwhile, the Russians are upgrading the system and building more accurate and mobile missles (RS-27 Topel M MIRV system, Bulvala system, ect).
(I hope he hasnt done anything in secret)
150% sure that he has. We don’t really want to know what.
That’s not how a strategic nuclear deterrent works. You have to have enough to cover all the contingent ways a war might start.
What this momo is recommending is leaving part of our tail in the wind.
It’s like he’s working for the Chinese.
Obama is doing what Putin and Zyuganov told him to do.
Thanks for those important details.
baraq is following the playbook of the communist party of the US.
His party and his media put him in office.
And I agree, this man is walking evil.
I have never seen an elected official with such a callous and easy dismissal of human life.