Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Nukes From The Stable Genius

What makes a real American President? A weird haircut? Boasting about sexually abusing women? Mocking disabled people? Defending racists? Maybe it’s the freedom to threaten to destroy a country for developing nukes while you develop and build more while threatening to use them against non nuclear nations?
Yep, all of them but especially the last one as the Trump administration is set to reveal a new, nuclear doctrine, which reportedly incorporates more cases in which it would use nuclear weapons and reveals the development of smaller-yield, simpler warheads.
One of the key changes to the US policy would be an expansion of circumstances in which a US nuclear attack would be considered to include a conventional attack that causes mass casualties or targets critical infrastructure and to remove assurances that they wouldn't target non-nuclear nations.
Making smaller, more 'usable' nuclear weapons would makes a nuclear war more likely, especially in light of the crass and boorish boasts by Donald Trump in showdowns with North Korea and his previous comments regarding the poser that if the US make nuclear weapons, why don’t they use them?
Calling himself 'stable' recently is a very apt because that's the perfect place for this horses-arse of a policy which shows which country is laying the groundwork for the ability to launch a nuclear strike with an enhanced nuclear arsenal and it isn't North Korea or Iran as we keep being told.
Maybe someone should show this genius, in the form of very basic pictures and words of no more than two syllables, pictures of the abhorrent massacre in Nagasaki and Hiroshima the last time an American President wanted to play the tough guy with nuclear weapons.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

there you go again. of course, all war is abhorrent. and the japanese started it with abhorrent attack on Pearl Harbor, and abhorrent attacks on China (where the Japanese killed millions of civilians the civilized way with bayonets), ditto Philippines, etc.

japan started it, we finished it.

there was not a non-abhorrent way to win, but there was a way to kill japanese without killing americans... the bomb

done

Falling on a bruise said...

That justifies creating new nuclear weapons while threatening to annihilate other nations for doing the same?