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Merkel miffed at Barack Obama and David Cameron 'nuclear war game'
Telegraph UK ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Bruno Waterfield, and Peter Dominiczak in The Hague and Nick Squires in Rome

Posted on 03/25/2014 9:51:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

World leaders played an interactive nuclear war game designed to test their responses to a terrorist atomic "dirty bomb" attack that threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

David Cameron joined Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping and other world leaders to play a "nukes on the loose" war game to see how they would cope with a terrorist nuclear attack.

The German chancellor grumbled at being asked to play games and take tests with the Prime Minister, US and Chinese presidents around a table with dozens of heads of state at a nuclear summit in The Hague.

Her complaints were overruled because Mr Obama was keen on the idea and in on the surprise.

In the war game, played out by actors in a series of short films, a terrorist attack with an atomic "dirty bomb" takes place in the financial heart of an unnamed but Western metropolis. "It could be the City of London, or Wall Street, Milan or anywhere", summit leaders were told.

As the scenario unfolded, it emerged that the terrorists are from an unidentified global terror network and they have stolen nuclear material from an unidentified country that had poorly secured its radiological and nuclear stockpiles.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; brunowaterfield; cameron; davidcameron; doomsday; doomsdaycult; germany; loosenuke; merkel; nicksquires; nuclearwargame; obamacheated; obamaeuropetrip; obamatrip; opbama; peterdominiczak; putin; russia; ukraine; unitedkingdom; viktoryanukovich; wargames; yuliatymoshenko
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Send in the clowns. Literally.
1 posted on 03/25/2014 9:51:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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we are playing nuke war games with China, so they can see how our president and national security systems react?
charming
not


2 posted on 03/25/2014 9:55:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Mr Obama was keen on the idea and in on the surprise...”

Limbaugh theorem proven.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by kropcke
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To: Jim Robinson

“...Send in the clowns. ...”

Send in??? They’re ALREADY in.

Remove the Clowns should be our motto.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 9:56:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mutual support network for curtailing such liberties as remain IMO.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 9:58:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yep, golf wasn't one of the options...


6 posted on 03/25/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Jim Robinson
What a coincidence. We're talking about obama’s fear that a loose nuke might find it's way to Manhattan.
7 posted on 03/25/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama would rather have played golf, but will settle for war games.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:27 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The head clown was there.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:56 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: silverleaf

Oh Lord...just take me now.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 10:01:08 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Jim Robinson

“unidentified global terror network”

The Tea Party.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 10:01:18 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama: Whoops, did I do that?

12 posted on 03/25/2014 10:01:27 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: jazusamo

BTTT


13 posted on 03/25/2014 10:02:29 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ahhhh, now we find out why Obama sent Mooch & the kids off to China:


Prime Minster of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt arrives for the NSS summit dinner at the Palace Huis ten Bosch


Obama and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sharing a light moment at Huis ten Bosch prior to a dinner hosted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima ok

14 posted on 03/25/2014 10:04:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jim Robinson

I actually have some experience in Pol-Mil Wargaming from years ago both in Checkmate and the Center for Low Intensity Conflict. The first, absolutely first, rule is never directly involve the head of state. He or she can watch but should not become directly involved. When one does become involved it lets an audience see how you think and what you would do. This goes all the way back to Kennedy and his first Pol-Mil game that was done at Camp David.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 10:04:11 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Jim Robinson

This will give him something to do the next vacay he takes and there is a rain day or something.

Man, this guy is lost like a ball in tall grass. Frightening!


16 posted on 03/25/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Jim Robinson
These war games have been played for years...in war rooms...not at lunch.

It wouldn't surprise me if she really gets p****** and walks out.

17 posted on 03/25/2014 10:05:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

18 posted on 03/25/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama loved it as he declared Martial Law and proclaimed himself President for life!


19 posted on 03/25/2014 10:06:33 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: bigbob

Do you want to play a game?


20 posted on 03/25/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who was behind the imaginary plot, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants again?


21 posted on 03/25/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: McGruff

Obama: Whoops, did I do that?

It’s not my fault, it must be because of Global Warming, The Republicans, George Bush, The NRA, The Christens or Racism.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: bigbob

Best post of the day, month and possibly year.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good grief


24 posted on 03/25/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Jim Robinson
So, Bammy abandoned his lead from the rear strategy and put his foot down to make everyone play a video game?

God help us all.

25 posted on 03/25/2014 10:10:59 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Merkel miffed at Urkel.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 10:12:00 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: colorado tanker

Smartest man in the room.../s


27 posted on 03/25/2014 10:12:52 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Walmartian
Merkel miffed at Urkel.

Merkel irked at Urkel.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 10:12:58 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: TexasCajun

“Obama and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sharing a light moment ... “

Queen Maxima: “That John Hamm—`Don Draper’ on `Madmen’—he is `hunky’, no?”
Obama: “Yeah! You got that right, girlfriend! Mmmm mmm mmmmmm!”


29 posted on 03/25/2014 10:14:03 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Walmartian

"Did I do that?"

30 posted on 03/25/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
As the scenario unfolded, it emerged that the terrorists are from an unidentified global terror network and they have stolen nuclear material from an unidentified country that had poorly secured its radiological and nuclear stockpiles.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 10:20:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

CNN’s immediate response was that there is no evidence terrorism was involved.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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Let me get this straight: The point of the “game” was to learn the spontaneous reactions of various world leaders to a nuclear attack, but Obastard was “in on the surprise?”

So, IOW, he cheated.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 10:23:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: colorado tanker

Did the videogame crash as the Obamacase Hussien’s Un-Affordable Care site did???


34 posted on 03/25/2014 10:23:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Portcall24

This;
‘The first, absolutely first, rule is never directly involve the head of state. He or she can watch but should not become directly involved. When one does become involved it lets an audience see how you think and what you would do”

is such common sense but I wouldn’t have thought of it.
However one would hope the so called leader of your country would be smart enough to think of it

thank you for pointing this out


35 posted on 03/25/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Cyber Liberty
Let me get this straight: The point of the “game” was to learn the spontaneous reactions of various world leaders to a nuclear attack, but Obastard was “in on the surprise?” So, IOW, he cheated.

"You made a BINGO!"


36 posted on 03/25/2014 10:25:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: TexasCajun
Ahhhh, now we find out why Obama sent Mooch & the kids off to China:

Was Reggie Love on the bus ? :-)

Speaking of Reggie Love, if you type his name up on Google, this is what appears in the right hand side :

Reggie Love

Body man

Reginald L. Love served as the special assistant and personal aide, commonly referred to as body man for taking care of the president's needs, to United States President Barack Obama. Wikipedia

Born: June 21, 1981 (age 32)

Party: Democratic Party

Position: Wide receiver

It is interesting to note, that nowhere does it mention that he plays football :-) LOL

37 posted on 03/25/2014 10:26:23 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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What idiot’s idea was this? Are these people so lacking in any amount of backbone, that nobody said, “This is stupid. Where are the grown ups?”, and just left?


38 posted on 03/25/2014 10:27:32 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: McGruff
Reminds me of my favorite old arcade games, Missile Command:

Right before a horde of incoming MIRVs overwhelms your defenses.

39 posted on 03/25/2014 10:29:03 AM PDT by PLMerite
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Soooo.... Obama forced everyone to play a surprise game that he already had the answers to and he won. Cuz he’s s’smart.

He’s like the kid at the birthday party that everybody hates.

Nice.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 10:37:39 AM PDT by keat
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To: Jim Robinson

Honest to God. Are there any adults left????


41 posted on 03/25/2014 10:38:48 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: bigbob
Global Thermonuclear War

As John F'n Kerry might say, this concept is soooo "20th Century" – our primary concern now should be Global Thermo-Environmental Change ...

42 posted on 03/25/2014 10:41:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (Gorebull Warning)
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To: Portcall24

Well spoken.

This latest action is positively stupefying in its utter naivete.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tumblindice

Hope these pictures get back to the grifter in China.


44 posted on 03/25/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds like Merkel’s the only adult head of state in the West.


45 posted on 03/25/2014 10:43:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: a fool in paradise

Great, so when it happens for real Obama will charge into the situation room and says I know how this ends.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 10:45:33 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Portcall24

I wouldn’t let Obama run a game of Harpoon without being afraid of him attacking his own side. As for comment, I have come to the conclusion that all of the professionals from the 80’s have either left or been pushed aside.


47 posted on 03/25/2014 10:46:48 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Jim Robinson

Jerking around while Iran’s centrifuges keep spinning, gas and food prices skyrocket, people by the millions are losing private healthcare, and the culture deteriorates with more infanticide and celebrated perversion.

May the Lord Jesus have mercy on His remnant.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 10:47:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: a fool in paradise

49 posted on 03/25/2014 10:50:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SueRae

Here is his main National Security Advisor for Europe. A disarmament wonk. Also, notice the timeline, started working for Bill Clinton in the 90’s,after the Cold War was over.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/03/19/liz_sherwood_randall_promoted_to_new_white_house_position


50 posted on 03/25/2014 10:53:35 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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