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Keyword: disarmament

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  • The Threat of Nuclear War

    07/30/2022 4:41:49 AM PDT · by Blurp2 · 33 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 7/29/2022 | Inside Story
    Is the world edging towards an ‘accidental’ nuclear war? UK National Security Adviser warns of warfare due to communication breakdown between the West, Russia and China. The West could accidentally stumble into a nuclear war with Russia or China, according to the United Kingdom’s national security adviser Stephen Lovegrove. He says communication channels between the West and its rivals have collapsed, citing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the clearest example of this breakdown.
  • Constitutional Refuseniks(Oathkeepers)

    04/12/2011 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    reason.com ^ | May, 2011 | Radley Balko
    When you run down the list of issues the Oath Keepers are worried about, it reads a lot like a bill of particulars from the American Civil Liberties Union. The Oath Keepers don't like warrantless searches. They're upset that the executive branch has claimed the power to classify American citizens as enemy combatants, detain them indefinitely, and try them before military tribunals. They worry that a large-scale terrorist attack similar to 9/11 could lead to the mass detention of Arabs or Muslims, just as Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. They worry about crackdowns on political speech, protest,...
  • America Has a Very Expensive Plan to Replace Very Old Nukes

    01/27/2015 11:24:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 26, 2015 | James Drew
    The U.S. Air Force has announced its strategy for replacing America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles—which have stood alert, awaiting Armageddon, for nearly five decades. Making nukes is hard. But squeezing another multi-billion-dollar project into the Air Force’s already bulging budget is perhaps the bigger challenge. We’re talking about the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, an effort to replace the stockpile of Minuteman nuclear missiles Boeing built for the Pentagon back in the late 1960s.
  • BIDEN HINTS AT KILLING SECOND AMENDMENT: ‘WHAT HAMAN WANTED TO DO ON PURIM’

    02/18/2021 3:02:12 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    Israel365News ^ | 2/17/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    President Biden is threatening to use an executive order to impinge upon the Second Amendment right to bear arms in what one Israeli politician describes as, “The first act of a dictator when he rises to power.” President Biden marked the third anniversary of the Parkland High School Shooting on Sunday by calling on Congress to enact strict gun-control legislation. “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our...
  • Dem Bill Mandates "Smarter" Guns [semi-satire]

    02/15/2021 10:01:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 February 2021 | John Semmens
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced legislation—the Handgun Trigger Safety Act—that would require all newly manufactured firearms to be so-called "smart guns." A second mandate is for all firearms in existence to be retrofitted with "smart gun" technology within the next ten years. "The insurrection at the Capitol has reminded all of us that the hundreds of millions of guns in private hands across America pose a substantial threat against democracy," Maloney asserted. "The police and troops we depend upon to protect the government from hostile opposition could easily be outnumbered and outgunned. If we mandate that all weapons have...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...

    05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions. Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was...
  • Former Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87

    04/28/2019 9:27:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | April 28, 2019 | Annie Moore
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - U. S. Senator Richard Lugar died Sunday morning, according to a release from the Lugar Center. Lugar was a senator from 1977 to 2013, before that serving as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975. After his career in politics, Lugar continued work through the Lugar Center, focused on global food security and aid effectiveness. He was a professor at Indiana University and led the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders at the University of Indianapolis. He held 46 honorary degrees from universities around the country, and Queen Elizabeth bestowed upon him the rank of...
  • New York UN Office Recruits Paramilitary Troops for ‘Disarmament’ and ‘Reintegration’ of US Civilians

    12/31/2019 5:29:45 PM PST · by Perseverando · 51 replies
    National File ^ | December 31, 2019 | Gabriel Keane
    The job requires experience "in disarmament affairs, political analysis or in national military or paramilitary service" The United Nations is now accepting job applications in New York City, New York for Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration officers to “contribute to security and stability in post-conflict environments.” The job listing was posted to the U.N. careers homepage on Dec. 26, and notes that “female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position” because “the United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.” UN DDR forces operate under the intergovernmental organization’s Department of Peace Operations to “assist”...
  • UN Hiring Disarmament Officers In New York

    12/31/2019 2:23:41 PM PST · by moovova · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/30/19 | Guns & Gadgets
    UN Hiring Disarmament Officers In New York. Link to actual U.N. advertisement... https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=127453&Lang=en-US
  • Undeterred by summit collapse, Moon vows closer North ties

    02/28/2019 10:22:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | KIM TONG-HYUNG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon's comments during a nationally televised speech came a day after a high-stakes nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed over what the Americans saw as excessive North Korean demands for sanctions relief in exchange for limited disarmament steps...(snip) ..."I vow to help usher in an era of a peace-driven economy on the Korean Peninsula," said Moon,...
  • Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly At Helm Of Gun Safety Group In Colorado

    01/22/2019 6:20:17 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 30 replies
    CBSDenver ^ | 22 Jan 19 | Shaun Boyd
    DENVER (CBS4) – Retired astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are helping launch a new gun control group in Colorado. This one is made up of gun owners. The effort comes as gun sales are down, and the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a gun rights case for the first time in nine years. Colorado Gun Owners for Safety is made up of sport shooters, gun collectors and hunters like Mike Heyka. “We’re not gun grabbers nor do we believe in arming everyone with guns is the answer. We are the moderate middle.”...
  • 2020 Dem Hopeful Slams Trump’s “Immoral” Policies [semi-satire]

    06/05/2018 11:15:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 June 2018 | John Semmens
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) sought to take an early lead for her Party’s 2020 presidential nomination by assailing President Trump’s “immoral” policies. Two specific areas that sparked her anger were Trump’s “cruel insistence on blocking the free migration of people across man-made borders” and his “insane refusal to abolish the weapons of war.” “People have just as much right as birds do to migrate to places where they have a better chance of surviving and propagating,” Harris argued. “Trump’s wall and ICE goons seek to bar humans from enjoying this basic right. The contention that birds fend for themselves while...
  • Retired U.S. General Is Focus of Inquiry Over Iran Leak (Stuxnet Patsy?)

    06/28/2013 4:59:57 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/28/2013 | NY Times
    WASHINGTON — The former second-ranking officer in the United States military, retired Gen. James E. Cartwright of the Marines, is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information about American cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Thursday night. The leak investigation, being carried out by the United States attorney for Maryland, Rod J. Rosenstein, was announced by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. after articles in The New York Times described an ambitious series of cyberattacks under the code name Olympic Games that were intended to slow Iran’s progress toward a...
  • WATCH: Boy Suicide Bomber Stripped of Explosive Belt in Iraq

    08/22/2016 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | August 22, 2016 | Alexander Jones
    Frightening footage has emerged purporting to show Kurdish security forces removing an explosive belt from an alleged Islamic State teenage suicide bomber moments before it was about to be detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The chilling scene, caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Kurdish channel Kurdistan24, shows the boy’s hands being held by two law enforcement officers as another member of the security establishment attempts to disarm the device. Wearing a Barcelona football shirt before it was cut off, the boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, according to Kurdish media...
  • Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months

    07/11/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by plain talk · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | josh rogin
    .... Several U.S. officials briefed on the options told me they include declaring a “no first use” policy for the United States’ nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the country’s nuclear posture. Another option under consideration is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution affirming a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons. This would be a way to enshrine the United States’ pledge not to test without having to seek unlikely Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The administration is also considering offering Russia a five-year extension of the New START treaty’s limits on deployed...
  • Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

    05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | May 27, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, Obama came to acknowledge - but not apologize for - an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor. Some 140,000 people died after...
  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

    05/20/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 3:43 PM EDT | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
  • Talking Point: Gun control laws the biggest con job in our nation’s history

    05/07/2016 8:13:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    themercury.com.au ^ | 5/5/2016 | CARLO DI FALCO
    The proposition you can vicariously control criminal or psychopathic behaviour by confiscating private property and burying law-abiding citizens under a mountain of regulation is simply absurd. Former Australian prime minister John Howard has claimed success because there had not been another mass shooting. The reality is last year we had our first mass shooting (four or more victims in a single incident) when a man shot his wife and three children before taking his own life at Lockhart, NSW. Mental health issues were a factor and firearms had been confiscated from this house previously.
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama's 1983 College Magazine Article

    12/10/2015 9:37:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Obama's call for disarmament in the threat of facing the Soviet Union.