Monday, May 17, 2010

Arms and Obama

"President Barack Obama [said on] ... March 26, ... 'Since taking office, one of my highest priorities has been addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons to the American people. And that's why, last April in Prague, I stated America's intention to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.' ... But a bilateral agreement will not move towards a nuclear free world if other powers not party to the negotiations are expanding their arsenals. Case in point, China. Beijing was not impressed by the US-Russian agreement. ... Yet, China is moving ahead with its own nuclear weapons programs, unimpaired by any international agreements. ... 'Beijing is now deploying or developing up to five intercontinental nuclear-armed ballistic missiles in what amounts to China's most ambitious increase in intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capability since the late 1980s.'... And then there is the continued diplomatic support China provides to Iran and North Korea to block or weaken any counteraction against their nuclear weapons programs. Beijing confirmed April 1 that President Hu Jintao will participaite in the Nuclear Security Summit on nonproliferation to be held April 12-13 in Washington", William Hawkins at the American Thinker, 2 April 2010, link:

I can't see India's, Israel's or England's nukes threatening us. I would be surprised if Russia does anything consistent with Obama's expressed wishes. Book suggestion: Modern Arms and Free Men, Vannevar Bush, 1949. Obama, speak for yourself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The work and approach of Vannevar Bush is remarkable.