Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

2019-02-13: News Headlines

James Carroll (2019-02-13). Doomsday Redux: Mini-Nukes are the Most Dangerous Weapon to Ever Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line. mintpressnews.com It may seem counterintuitive to compare the manufacture of what's called a "mini-nuke" to the creation of the "super" almost six decades ago, but honestly, what meaning can "mini" really have when we're talking about nuclear war?

Calvin Cheung-Miaw (2019-02-13). Trumpism's Global Strategy. zcomm.org It twists, it turns, it bounces in unexpected directions. How do we make sense of Trump's foreign policy? Is there a logic behind it or just a series of improvised presidential whims? In the past two years, we've seen a confusing mix of policy initiatives: threats of nuclear genocide against North Korea followed by a Read more…

Jake Johnson (2019-02-13). John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons. mintpressnews.com As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country's 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn't think they will "have many more anniversaries to enjoy"—a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war. | In a video posted to the White House's official Twitter page on Monday, Bolton echoed false assertions and repeatedly debunked claims by the Trump that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and described the…

WSWS (2019-02-13). Trump to hold second summit with North Korean leader. wsws.org By holding out the prospect that North Korea could become an "economic powerhouse," Trump is seeking to entice Pyongyang out of China's orbit and into closer ties with the US.

Jason Ditz (2019-02-13). US Senators Aim to Block Saudi Arabia From Creating Nuclear Weapons. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — A new bipartisan resolution making its way through the Senate is aimed at blocking Saudi Arabia from having any path toward the creation of nuclear weapons, placing severe restrictions on Saudi activities if they accept a US civilian nuclear cooperation deal. If the Saudis accept US nuclear cooperation, the resolution would forbid them from any uranium …

James Carroll (2019-02-12). The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line. thenation.com The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line…

James Carroll (2019-02-12). Doomsday Redux: Just How Many Minutes to Midnight? commondreams.org "It may seem counterintuitive to compare the manufacture of what's called a 'mini-nuke' to the creation of the 'super' almost six decades ago," writes Carroll, "but honestly, what meaning can 'mini' really have when we're talking about nuclear war?" (Photo: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Facebook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/two_minutes_to_midnight_0.jpg

Lawrence Wittner (2019-02-07). Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament‚ÄïUnless They're Pushed to Do So. zcomm.org At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read more…

Noam Chomsky (2019-02-01). Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics. zcomm.org Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-24). As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read more…

Kevin Martin (2019-01-18). Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […]

2019-02-13: Social Media Postees

Trumpism's Global Strategy
Calvin Cheung-Miaw | zcomm.org | 2019-02-13
It twists, it turns, it bounces in unexpected directions. How do we make sense of Trump's foreign policy? Is there a logic behind it or just a series of improvised presidential whims? In the past two years, we've seen a confusing mix of policy initiatives: threats of nuclear genocide against North Korea followed by a Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trumpisms-global-strategy/

John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
Jake Johnson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country's 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn't think they will "have many more anniversaries to enjoy"–a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war. | In a video posted to the White House's official Twitter page on Monday, Bolton echoed false assertions and repeatedly debunked claims by the Trump that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and described the…
mintpressnews.com/john-bolton-threatens-iran-over-debunked-pursuit-of-nuclear-weapons/255032/

Doomsday Redux: Mini-Nukes are the Most Dangerous Weapon to Ever Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line
James Carroll | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
It may seem counterintuitive to compare the manufacture of what's called a "mini-nuke" to the creation of the "super" almost six decades ago, but honestly, what meaning can "mini" really have when we're talking about nuclear war? | The post Doomsday Redux: Mini-Nukes are the Most Dangerous Weapon to Ever Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/mini-nukes-the-most-dangerous-weapon-to-roll-off-the-nuclear-assembly-line/255024/

US Senators Aim to Block Saudi Arabia From Creating Nuclear Weapons
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-13
(ANTIWAR.COM) — A new bipartisan resolution making its way through the Senate is aimed at blocking Saudi Arabia from having any path toward the creation of nuclear weapons, placing severe restrictions on Saudi activities if they accept a US civilian nuclear cooperation deal. If the Saudis accept US nuclear cooperation, the resolution would forbid them from any uranium …

US Senators Aim to Block Saudi Arabia From Creating Nuclear Weapons

Trump to hold second summit with North Korean leader
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-13
By holding out the prospect that North Korea could become an "economic powerhouse," Trump is seeking to entice Pyongyang out of China's orbit and into closer ties with the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/13/nkor-f13.html

The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line
James Carroll | thenation.com | 2019-02-12
The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line…
thenation.com/article/mini-nukes-nuclear-weapons-trump-war/

Doomsday Redux: Just How Many Minutes to Midnight?
James Carroll | commondreams.org | 2019-02-12
"It may seem counterintuitive to compare the manufacture of what's called a 'mini-nuke' to the creation of the 'super' almost six decades ago," writes Carroll, "but honestly, what meaning can 'mini' really have when we're talking about nuclear war?" (Photo: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Facebook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/two_minutes_to_midnight_0.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/02/12/doomsday-redux-just-how-many-minutes-midnight?cd-origin=rss

Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-07
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/dont-expect-rulers-of-nuclear-armed-nations-to-accept-nuclear-disarmament%e2%80%95unless-theyre-pushed-to-do-so/

Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/moral-depravity-defines-u-s-politics/

As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-24
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/as-nations-get-ready-for-nuclear-war-their-governments-work-to-create-the-illusion-of-safety/

Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-18
Washington, D.C. — January 18, 2018 — In response to the administration's announcement that President Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit meeting near the end of February, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "After months of scant visible progress in negotiations […] | The post Second Trump-Kim Summit Hints at Progress appeared first on Peace Action.
peaceaction.org/2019/01/18/second-trump-kim-summit-hints-at-progress/