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North Korea missile launch - Sky News

Cut through the propaganda about North Korea

Summary: North Korea’s latest missile test has Washington in a frenzy. Let’s review the facts, debunk the myths, and look at an alternative to sabre-rattling our way to a nuclear war. (1)  “Pyongyang Fires a Second Missile Over Japan“ Excerpt from Stratfor, 15 September 2017. North  Korea shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down …

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Donald Trump's nuclear proliferation policy

Fix “the button” so that a president can’t wreck the world

Summary: The President of America is the most powerful man in the world, with no restraint on his (or her) ability to nuke cities or even start a nuclear war. We have come close to doing so in the past, and might not be so lucky in the future. Limiting this discretionary power is an obvious …

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Nuclear Kraken

Comforting words from Martin van Creveld about nuclear war

Summary: Martin van Creveld discusses one of my big fears — nuclear war. He paints a comforting picture. Let’s hope his logic proves correct, and that the forces of irrationality do not take the stage. As they have so often in history.   “My Meeting with Mr. X.“ By Martin van Creveld. From his website, …

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The hidden truth about Putin’s threat to nuke Turkey in Syria

Summary: Are there any limits to our gullibility? Why have clickbait and wild rumors come to dominate the news? A hot new story raises these questions. A possible answer reveals much about America and the decay of our democracy. {Second of two posts today.} A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin told me that …

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Madness walks the streets of America. We can defeat it.

Summary: The front pages of major American newspaper these days read like the community newsletter for a high-class asylum, written by and for educated but mentally dysfunctional people. Those of the far Right read like the Arkham Asylum newsletter, written for and by brilliant but deranged people. While a natural reaction, it’s wrong. They prey …

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