IF ONE CAN INSTILL FEAR IN ANOTHER, ONE CAN MANIPULATE THE ONE WHO FEARS.
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IN AMERICA EVERY SINGLE DAY.
WE'RE SPOON-FED FEAR, FROM EVERY MAJOR MEDIA SOURCE TO THE "BS" RHETORIC EMANATING FROM CAPITOL HILL AND THE OVAL OFFICE.
"BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!"
YOUR LOVING GOVERNMENT CAN SAVE YOU!
JUST HAND OVER ALL YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND DON'T QUESTION ANYTHING WE SAY OR DO AND WE CAN SAVE YOU FROM THE "TERROR", THE "MONSTER"
RUSSIA IS CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 10 LIST OF 'MONSTERS TO TREMBLE OVER'.
WE'RE TOLD THAT WE REALLY, REALLY MUST DEVELOP BETTER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY TO DEFEND AGAINST RUSSIA...BARELY MENTIONING CHINA, CONCENTRATING ON OLD RUSSIA.
[MAINLY BECAUSE RUSSIA'S PUTIN DARED BREATHE A HINT THAT HE JUST MIGHT GO TO A GOLD STANDARD, WHICH WOULD BE THE DEMISE OF THE USA's FIAT CURRENCY.
WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN AND LIBYA'S GADDAFI TRIED THE SAME THING, LOOK WHAT THEY GOT!]
"On July 13, 2015, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed entitled "The Fading U.S. Nuclear Deterrent by Robert Monroe", a retired Navy vice admiral and former director of the Defense Nuclear Agency. The op-ed’s byline is “The next president must restore America’s aging arsenal to face a world of new atomic threats.” Among other things Monroe argues for “an entirely new nuclear-weapons stockpile, including specialized low-yield advanced weapons” and that “military force must be used if necessary” to prevent others from acquiring nuclear weapons."
BUILD MORE NUKES!
WE NEED NUKES!
NUKES WILL SAVE US!
THE NUKES WE ALREADY HAVE WILL NEVER, NEVER BE ENOUGH!
OHHHH, THE HORROR OF NOT ENOUGH NUKES!
BS, BS, BS!
THE MAN SURELY KNOWS BETTER!
WHO DOESN'T KNOW THAT RUSSIA'S ARSENAL HAS DETERIORATED BY ABOUT 50%?
SOME SIMPLY "GOT LOST".
”The Fading U.S. Nuclear Deterrent,” By Robert R. Monroe is loaded with factual inaccuracies and bad advice for America’s national security policymakers. As a consequence, Mr. Monroe’s essay is political theater, void of any logical strategic thinking. Unfortunately, Mr. Monroe targets a vulnerability we all share – fear. But America should not scare itself into making bad decisions with our finite national defense resources.
During this same timeframe Russia’s nuclear capabilities declined precipitously. By 2006, it had 55 percent fewer intercontinental ballistic missiles, 39 percent fewer strategic bombers, and 80 percent fewer ballistic-missile submarines compared to 1990.
The Russian nuclear arsenal continued its decline until approximately 2010 when its nuclear modernization programs began to come on line and initiate restoration of nuclear capabilities that had been maintained by the Soviet Union.
China’s nuclear forces with fewer than 250 deployed nuclear warheads remain small compared to the US and Russia which each possess more than 1,500 deployed warheads."
WE'RE GOING TO TRY LOGIC!
"Nuclear weapons did not help secure any meaningful victory in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Syria, did not prevent the rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Harem or deter Russia’s actions in Georgia and Ukraine. Nuclear weapons did not check China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea, or thwart the DPRK’s acquisition and testing of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons cannot give their possessors the ability to prevent or defeat these threats. "
CAN WE REALLY LOOK AT IT THIS WAY AND SEE MORE CLEARLY?
ONLY IF WE ALLOW OURSELVES THE LOOK!
HOW ABOUT SOME MORE LOGIC?
"The most alarming of Mr. Monroe’s fantasies is his description of nuclear deterrence: “You threaten your adversary with intolerable consequences if he does not comply with your demands. Then, through reinforcing actions, you convince him that you have the will and capability to carry out your threat.” Your threat, of course is mutual nuclear suicide. These sound like the delusions of General Jack Ripper from the film Dr. Strangelove, or the motto of so many failed empires that have tried to rule the world.