Saturday, April 2, 2016

The President’s Disarmament Piffle

When China Xinhua News describes the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit as a failure to meet nuke-free goals, that means efforts to protect high-risk nuclear and radiological materials and facilities from theft and sabotage has run out of steam.
For The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer to proclaim as he did on Friday that we are closer to a nuclear-free world is just ludicrous falsehoods.

The Nuclear Security Summit is a patchwork of several bilateral and multi-lateral initiatives, informal rules and treaties riven with holes.  No single treaty or initiative covers all aspects of the issue, few countries have signed on to all of them and many are immensely vague and lack sufficient transparency to allow adequate judgment on whether they are providing the protection being sought.

Security experts believe nine countries around the world have nuclear weapons:  the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Pakistan, India, North Korea and Israel.

The United States and Russia, its Cold War rival, possess 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenal.  Russian President Vladimir Putin boycotted the summit undoubtedly due to the overt tensions between the two leaders.  Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Reuters the boycott was based on a “shortage of mutual cooperation” in working out the agenda.

Putin’s snub wasn’t the only embarrassment for The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.  Pakistan, another nuclear power, sent a low-level representative in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s place.  Iran didn’t bother to show up either.  Hmmm.

Plutonium is still at risk of falling into the wrong hands and enriched uranium is a grave concern in the recent Iranian nuclear deal.

The United States has sought ever since talks collapsed in 2008 to encourage improved ties between Seoul and Japan, its two biggest allies in Asia, given worries not only about North Korea but also an increasingly assertive China.

CNN recently reported North Korea probably has a miniaturized nuke after interviewing Adm. William Gortney, commander of NORAD who warned the Norks can strike the US mainland.

Tangobama denies North Korea can make a nuclear strike claiming they cannot make a nuclear weapon “miniaturized” for missile delivery.

Ironically, on April 16, 2013, on the very day he told Americans that Kim Jong Un could not strike the US, North Korea's KSM-3 satellite passed over Washington, DC, and New York City at the optimum trajectory for a surprise EMP attack. 

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