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Ted Turner, Prodded by CNN, Calls for Nuclear Disarmament; Says “War Is Just About Over With”
NewsBusters ^ | December 13, 2012 | 17:01 | Matt Hadro

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:14:32 PM PST by Olog-hai

CNN founder Ted Turner is well-known for his outlandish liberal views, and CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux teed him up on Thursday to rant against nuclear weapons, call for higher taxes on the wealthy, and announce that “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.”

“President Obama, he says in his second term he wants to make climate change and protecting the environment a top priority. What do you think he should do? What should he do first?” Malveaux prodded the liberal Turner. He answered that Obama should do both and “might as well add getting rid of nuclear weapons too, while we’re at it.” When Malveaux later asked, “So you think Ahmadinejad should have nuclear weapons as well?”, Turner answered, “I think nobody should have them.”

Turner also sniped at the United States when he said that “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.” He added that “war is just about over with.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cnn; liberalism; nukedisarmament; tedturner
Where do we get minds like these, eh . . . ? I think I will stick with Churchill’s assessment: “The history of man is war.” Nobody across the world has given up war, Mr. Turner; if anything, even the “big, intelligent, well-educated countries” so-called are embracing war more than ever.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:14:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think he’s been eating the ‘shrooms off the cowpies from his ranch.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I think he’s been eating the ‘shrooms off the cowpies from his ranch.

The "shrooms" grow under the cowpies. Don't ask me how I know this.

3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Olog-hai

Something like that was said prior to WWI. Nations were too industrialized to go to war.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:23:13 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Turner, Prodded by CNN, Calls for Nuclear Disarmament; Says “War Is Just About Over With”

With the introduction of the machine gun it was widely thought that war was now too terrible to contemplate. That was just prior to WWI. Then they came up with poison gas which intellectuals said would never be used because it was too terrible to contemplate. Those same intellectuals said that war was impossible because the countries of Europe were to interconnected with business and finances.
Let’s not forget, “With this paper bearing Herr Hitler’s signature, I give you peace in our time.”
Mr. Turner seems to lack imagination and any historical perspective. He also seems to have missed the point that Islam is about obliterating all things non-Islamic, which includes, well, everybody he knows.

Given the nature of Iran’s government, the first person who gets the bomb and then decides not to use it will be replaced by somebody who will. Therefore, the first person to get control of it will use it immediately.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 4:24:32 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SkyDancer

History repeats


6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:25:07 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Olog-hai
An opportunity for a bit of Thursday-night Kipling:

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

7 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:12 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ah, Ted, one word: Islam.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 4:26:44 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: elkfersupper

Okay, I won’t ask. I’ll just post a music video for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJqo90lNYLs


9 posted on 12/13/2012 4:28:53 PM PST by EEGator
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To: KSCITYBOY

tell it to the carthaginians.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Olog-hai

Betcha Ted is gonna hitch a ride on that jet-black spaceship that’s hiding in the wake of that invisible comet he thinks is coming soon.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 4:31:18 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Olog-hai
Ted needs to follow his daddy's exit route....

What an arrogant nitwit.

12 posted on 12/13/2012 4:40:58 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Olog-hai

big intelligent countries have quit nuclear weapons? oh really

which ones exactly?

just another libtard pushing for the destruction of the United States


13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:42:48 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Olog-hai
Why not let a lunatic dictate national defense policy?

How much worse can it be than allowing leftwing academic ideologues setting policy?

14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:46:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

Disarming our nuclear capability will guarantee WW3 and our complete destruction. ANYONE who attempts this needs to be taken out IMMEDIATELY with EXTREME prejudice as the traitor they would be.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:52:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

ted’s life is just about over.

war is never over, he’s senile.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:20 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai
". . . . . “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.”"

Really? What evidence does this moron have of this claim???

17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:55:01 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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". . . . . “the big, intelligent, well-educated countries have already quit war.”"

In 1988, I believe it was, Ted Turner -- then the owner of the Atlanta Braves -- was found crawling around the lobby of the hotel at the MLB Winter Meetings, on his hands and knees, barking like a dog.

I propose we take him as seriously as the other major league owners took him at the time.

18 posted on 12/13/2012 5:17:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t this the same Ted Turner whose butt buddies include Bill Ayers? Yep, someone to take seriously.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 5:38:57 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Olog-hai
Senility is a sad thing to watch.

The world has never seen the likes of war that is going to commence before the return of The Lord. The beginnings of which may be starting in the M.E.

20 posted on 12/13/2012 5:41:18 PM PST by Smittie
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To: Olog-hai

He’s really rather typical—something that many self-described conservative political folks appear to be ignorant of.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 6:24:18 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Olog-hai

If Turner thinks war is “over”, he might try reading the Bible (but of course he would consider himself above that). Moron.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 6:46:42 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Olog-hai

I hear North Korea wants to put flowers in their hair and go to San Francisco ... and Iran wants to make love not war. It’s all possible in the La La land of Ted Turner and CNN...


23 posted on 12/13/2012 7:10:18 PM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: Olog-hai

This guy swapped spit with Jane Fonda. `Nuff said.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 7:16:46 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

Morons never know when to stop talking.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 7:18:40 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care how much money Turner has, he is one Fumb Duck!


26 posted on 12/13/2012 7:41:41 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Olog-hai

Just why does mental giant Turner think war (at least big war) has gone out of favor?

There’s only one answer: nuclear weapons.

Further, if there were a serious effort to “eliminate” them, it would absolutely guarantee their use, as someone would decide the other side could be decimated without retaliation.

Ted Turner is a fool.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 4:59:29 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

This from a rich man who has clearly stated he would like to see the world’s population decreased radically and quickly. He has no respect for human life or love. He’s a radical greenie with no character.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 7:47:04 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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