Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Spies Who Kept a Criminal US with a Nuclear Monopoly from Making More of Them By Dave Lindorff

7 August 2019 — This Can’t be Happening!

Remembering Ted Hall and Klaus Fuchs

Hiroshima after the dropping of the first wartime atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 (Imperial War Museum photo)

Cambridge, UK, Aug. 6 — Seventy-four years ago today, the US dropped the first ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies over the next four months. Another 60,000 died later over the years of cancers caused by the bomb’s radioactive pulse and subsequent fallout.

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THE USA IS PREPARING FOR NUCLEAR WAR

4 February 2019 — Theplanningmotivedotcom

Bullies are at their most depraved when they claim to be the victim. The global bully, the land of the free to attack the world, USA, has never tired of portraying itself as the victim in all cases. For these American (North) imperialists, the alphabet begins with b and numerals with 2. The a and the 1 is hidden behind a smokescreen prepared by its vile media, because a and 1, the initiating steps has always been prepared or carried out by the US itself. For close on a hundred years the US has been the home of reaction, intent on crushing progressive and exciting forces throughout the world, anything daring to challenge its hegemonic grip on this planet.

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Dismantling the Doomsday Machines by John V. Walsh

19 January 2019 — Dissident Voice

From a technical point of view, he (Stanley Kubrick) anticipated many things. … Since that time, little has changed, honestly.  The only difference is that modern weapons systems have become more sophisticated, more complex.  But this idea of a retaliatory strike and the inability to manage these systems, yes, all of these things are relevant today.  It (controlling the systems) will become even more difficult and more dangerous.  (Emphasis, jw)

Vladimir Putin commenting on the film, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, in an interview with Oliver Stone, May 11, 2016.  Putin had not seen the movie and did not know of it before Stone showed it to him.

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Russian “Doomsday Machine” an Answer to U.S. Decapitation Strategy – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (5/8)

5 November 2018 — TRNN

Russian “Doomsday Machine” an Answer to U.S. Decapitation Strategy - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (5/8)

The U.S. military still thinks that a nuclear war can be won by targeting Russian leadership in a bizarre Dr. Strangelove logic; it’s a recipe for unmitigated catastrophe, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)

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Truman Delayed End of WWII to Demonstrate Nuclear Weapons – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (3/8)

2 November 2018 — TRNN

To intimidate the Soviet Union and prove to Congress the nuclear program should be funded, Truman dropped nuclear weapons on Japan to end the war; no scientist came forward to warn of the dangers to life on earth, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)

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Hitler Wouldn’t Risk Doomsday, But The United States Did – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (2/8)

31 October 2018 — TRNN

Hitler ended the German nuclear weapons program in 1942 when told it could end life on Earth—the Americans were willing to take the risk; since the end of WWII the Cold War was to a very large extent, from beginning to end, a marketing campaign for subsidization of the aerospace industry, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)
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The Doomsday Machine: The Big Lie of the Cold War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (1/8)

29 October 2018 — TRNN

On Reality Asserts Itself, Daniel Ellsberg tells host Paul Jay that US intelligence agencies knew that Stalin was not planning to invade Western Europe or seek world domination, but based on the myth, the world came close to nuclear war – and it’s all happening again (inc. Transcript) Continue reading

Striking a Strategic Balance – Putin’s Preventive Response

23 October 2018 — The Saker

Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard

I think that Vladimir Putin at Valdai not at all incidentally started talking about the increased danger of nuclear war, repeated the axiom about the readiness of Russia to take away the whole world with itself, and discussed the existence of the right to make a preventive strike.
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