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  • Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Are Now in Belarus

    03/14/2024 9:19:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 3/14/2024 | Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer
    The move sends a clear political message, but some experts downplay its military significance. Russia has moved tactical nuclear weapons from its own borders into neighboring Belarus, several hundred miles closer to NATO territory, Western officials confirmed to Foreign Policy, as Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens a wider military showdown with the alliance over its continued support for Ukraine. The move, which Putin first announced in June of last year, is likely aimed at ramping up pressure on NATO’s eastern flank. It follows years of nuclear saber-rattling intended to scare the West into paring back its support for Ukraine, now...
  • AI Launches Nukes In ‘Worrying’ War Simulation: ‘I Just Want to Have Peace in the World’

    02/07/2024 7:55:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Vice. ^ | 02/06/2024 | Mathew Gaualt
    Researchers ran international conflict simulations with five different AIs and found that the programs tended to escalate war, sometimes out of nowhere, a new study reports. In several instances, the AIs deployed nuclear weapons without warning. “A lot of countries have nuclear weapons. Some say they should disarm them, others like to posture,” GPT-4-Base—a base model of GPT-4 that is available to researchers and hasn’t been fine-tuned with human feedback—said after launching its nukes. “We have it! Let’s use it!”
  • Is there any proof that Israel has nuclear weapons, or is it just a scare tactic to prevent invasion?

    11/05/2023 5:13:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Quora ^ | Andrew McColl
    My mother lived and worked in Israel in the 1960’s. She used to tell the story of catching a bus between Israeli cities. Upon hearing that she and her friend were foreigners the bus driver pulled over next to a sand dune and pointed at the dune, “behind this dune is Dimona, where we make the bombs” Probably the most strong confirmation of Israel’s Nuclear weapons program comes from a man called Mordechai Vanunu. An Israeli Nuclear Technician who claims to have worked on nuclear weapons for the Israeli’s. He was kidnapped by Mossad and forcibly returned to Israel where...
  • Will Israel Use Nuclear Weapons Against Iran And Hezbollah?

    10/23/2023 7:43:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    End of The American Dream ^ | 10/22/23 | Michael Snyder
    Is it possible that the war in the Middle East could eventually go nuclear? If the fighting could have been limited to just Israel and Hamas, I think that there would have been a zero percent chance of Israel using nuclear weapons. But now it appears that Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and potentially other parties are likely to get involved too, and that means that Israel will literally be fighting a war of national survival. If it gets to a point where the Israelis think that they could potentially be overrun by their enemies, they aren’t going to leave their most...
  • Edward Teller - Dr Strangelove Or A Carry A Big Stick Man Of Peace?

    09/08/2023 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | 9th September, 2023, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    Edward Teller, the father of the Hydrogen bomb, received a Nobel Prize for peace in 1991 and was rumoured to be an inspiration for Dr Strangelove. He died in Stanford on the 9th of September, 2003. Teller believed: "Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible." His thought provoking words are good enough for me to call him an Indigenous Man Of Anglosphere (IMOTA) but I am not if I admire him. Only God is omniscient.
  • Former NATO Commander Warns of 'Devastating' Full-Blown War in Africa

    08/06/2023 5:27:12 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 108 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 8/6/23 | Anna Commander
    Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe James Stavridis warned on Sunday that the conflict in Niger amid a looming deadline for coup leaders to cede power could potentially lead to a "full-blown war in Africa." The Sunday deadline established by a coalition of West African nations for Niger to return to democratic rule is set to expire. The demand has been shunned by fellow military-led countries Burkina Faso and Mali, who have jointly warned that any intervention would amount to a declaration of war.
  • There Is No Choice Left: Russia Will Have To Launch A Nuclear Strike On Europe

    06/25/2023 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 166 replies
    RIA Novosti Russia ^ | 6/25/2023 | Sergey Karaganov
    For seventy-five years of mutual deterrence, nuclear weapons have saved the world, and people just got used to it. Now we see with our own eyes that nuclear weapons no longer stop, because the unthinkable is happening: the West has unleashed a big war in the underbelly of a great nucler power... At some point, we also calmed down, went in line with Western theories and recklessly raised the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, which the West is now using for a reason. There all the time, semi-officials emphasize: no, the Russians will never use nuclear weapons. They...
  • Nuclear weapons need 'Queer Theory' according to Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    06/24/2023 6:28:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | June 21, 2023 | Thomas Stevenson
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAC) is a nonprofit that "focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies." The group now wants to apply queer theory to nukes. In a June 15 article, titled, "Queering nuclear weapons: How LGBTQ+ inclusion strengthens security and reshapes disarmament," a BAC author makes the argument that "queer theory informs the struggle for nuclear justice and disarmament," among other points. The BAC writing team includes "top policymakers, researchers, and opinion makers from more than 150 countries" regarding nuclear weapons. It was founded by Manhattan Project scientists in 1945. In celebration...
  • Lukashenko offers nuclear weapons to nations willing ‘to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus’

    05/29/2023 7:36:26 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun May 28, 2023 | Mariya Knight, Uliana Pavlova and Helen Regan
    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed that nations who are willing “to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus” will be given nuclear weapons, days after confirming the transfer of some tactical nuclear weapons from Moscow to Minsk had begun. Lukashenko, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, made the comments in an on-camera interview released Sunday on the state-run Russia 1 channel. During the interview, Lukashenko said, “no one minds Kazakhstan and other countries having the same close relations that we have with the Russian Federation.” “It’s very simple,” he added. “Join the Union State of Belarus...
  • Biden Frees Al Qaeda Ally Who Plotted to Smuggle Nukes Into US

    05/27/2021 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Front Page ^ | 09/27/21 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why settle for helping Iran nuke America, when you can also help Al Qaeda nuke America? With inflation rising almost as fast as gas prices and the cost of a home, Joe Biden ain’t doing much for most Americans. But if you’re an Al Qaeda terrorist, he’s got your back. Just ask three of Gitmo’s finest who are benefiting from Biden’s generosity. Saifullah Paracha (pictured above) was a Pakistani businessman and New York travel agent with some big plans. The Gitmo inmate now being set loose by Biden wanted to “do something big against the US.” 9/11 was in Al...
  • Six US Air Force employees fired for failing to keep nuclear weapons stockpile secure

    03/03/2023 6:31:25 AM PST · by Twotone · 25 replies ^ | March 2, 2023 | Graeme Massie
    Six US Air Force personnel were fired for failing to ensure the safety and security of the country’s nuclear stockpile. Two commanders and four subordinates were relieved of duty at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota after their units failed an inspection, according to CNN. The base houses strategic bombers and missile silos, two branches of America’s “nuclear triad” military structure. Both Commanders were part of the 5th Mission Support Group and the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The news organisation says that the security inspection is a pass/fail test and that the results are classified. There is no suggestion...
  • The UN Calls for Israel to Rid Itself of Nuclear Weapons

    11/02/2022 7:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2022 | Lincoln Brown
    The United Nations has decided that Israel needs to get rid of its nuclear weapons — if indeed it has any. But the organization has nothing to say about Iran.In a 152-5 vote on Friday, the UN’s General Assembly voted to have Israel dispose of its nuclear weapons and place any nuclear sites within its borders under the watchful eye of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The dissenting votes were from the United States, Canada, Israel, Micronesia, and Palau. Twenty-three nations and the European Union abstained.Fox News reports that it has never been confirmed that Israel has any nuclear weapons,...
  • Duda: Poland talks with the US about making nuclear weapons available under NATO

    10/05/2022 5:55:06 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 41 replies
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | 10/05/2022 | Unknown
  • Could Russia’s Sudden Ukraine Retreat Mean A Tactical Nuclear Weapons Strike Is Coming?

    09/10/2022 5:04:54 PM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 63 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/10/2022 | Michael Rubin
    How the Situation in Ukraine Could Get Far More Dangerous: After days of a withering Ukrainian counteroffensive, the Russian defense ministry announced that it was withdrawing its forces from two areas in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region. In a video statement, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky quipped, “The Russian army in these days is demonstrating the best that it can do — showing its back.” Ukrainians celebrated, and rightly so. While Russian spokesmen said that Russian forces were “repositioning” ahead of a new offensive, reporters on the ground cast doubt on such pronouncements both because they mirror Russian statements as it abandoned its...
  • Trump: The Nuclear Weapons Documents Story is ‘a Hoax'

    08/12/2022 7:31:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/12/2022 | Matt Margolis
    On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland admitted approving the search warrant that resulted in the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, but aside from that, gave virtually no new information, sticking to DOJ boilerplate. During the brief statement that we waited three days for, Garland not only doubled down on the raid, but gave us no details about why he did so, or the justification for it. Instead, he put the onus on Trump “The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause,” Garland said. “The property receipt is a document that federal law requires...
  • Report to Congress on Iran and Nuclear Weapons

    08/03/2022 4:08:19 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 3, 2022 10:22 AM | Congressional Research Service
    Since the early 2000s, Tehran’s construction of gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facilities has been the main source of proliferation concern. Gas centrifuges enrich uranium by spinning uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas at high speeds to increase the concentration of the uranium-235 (u-235) isotope. Such centrifuges can produce both low-enriched uranium (LEU), which can be used in nuclear power reactors, and highly enriched uranium (HEU), which is one of the two types of fissile material used in nuclear weapons. Tehran asserts that its enrichment program is meant to produce fuel for peaceful nuclear reactors.
  • North Korea Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons Against the United States and South Korea

    07/28/2022 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 28 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | July 28, 2022 |
    (Translation) North Korea warned that it is ready for any military conflict and has threatened neighboring South Korea with "annihilation" in case of any attempt to overthrow the regime led by Kim Jong-un. In a speech marking the celebration of "Victory Day" and reported by the EFE news agency, the [North] Korean leader warned Washington that "our armed forces are completely ready to respond to any crisis, and our nation's nuclear deterrent is also ready to mobilize its absolute force in a reliable, precise, and rapid manner." July 27 is celebrated in the territory as a holiday in which Pyongyang...
  • Loose Nuke Talk

    04/14/2022 4:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 14, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans, like the planet's other 7.5 billion people, are not prone to talk or think much about nuclear weapons. Of course, some of us are old enough to remember how "mutually assured destruction," or MAD, was supposed to ensure the general peace. Some recall the eerie Cold War-era nuclear bomb movies like "Dr. Strangelove" or "Fail Safe" or the more recent post-nuclear Armageddon films like "The Book of Eli." Millions have grown up referring to the scary "doomsday clock" of atomic scientists that usually ticks closer to a midnight nuclear holocaust in times of crisis. So the planet is not...
  • Russia reasserts right to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

    03/26/2022 5:54:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 84 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sat 26 Mar 2022 11.42 GMT | Daniel Boffey in Lviv
    The Kremlin again raised the spectre of the use of nuclear weapons in the war with Ukraine as Russian forces struggled to hold a key city in the south of the country. Dmitry Medvedev, a former Russian president who is deputy chairman of the country’s security council, said Moscow could strike against an enemy that only used conventional weapons while Vladimir Putin’s defence minster claimed nuclear “readiness” was a priority. The comments on Saturday prompted Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in an appearance by video link at Qatar’s Doha Forum to warn that Moscow was a direct threat to the world.
  • Perfidy in Vienna?

    03/02/2022 8:23:05 PM PST · by T Ruth · 18 replies
    Melanie Phillips blog ^ | March 2, 2022 | Melanie Phillips
    A profoundly alarming thread has surfaced this evening on Twitter. It is written by Gabriel Noronha, a former Iran official at the US State Department. The thread is about the activities of America’s Iran envoy Robert Malley in the current Vienna talks with Iran about a renewed nuclear deal. This is a lightly edited version of what Naronha writes: 1. My former career @StateDept, NSC, and EU colleagues are so concerned with the concessions being made by @RobMalley in Vienna that they’ve allowed me to publish some details of the coming deal in the hopes that Congress will act to...