Nuclear hype

14 Apr

Today the New York Time published an article critiquing the reaction of the Obama administration to nuclear weapons. It suggests that the alarm is being overstated. Which I think it is although the getting completely rid of nuclear weapon s in the world would be good.   “The administration appears to be inflating the danger in ways similar to what critics of the Bush administration charged with regard to Iraq–hyping intelligence to support its policies.”

 

New intelligence does not support the claim by the president that nuclear attacks by terrorist are eminent.

 

“A senior U.S. intelligence official also dismissed the administration’s assertion that the threat of nuclear terrorism is growing.”

 

 

Henry Sokolski, a member of the congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, said that there is no specific intelligence on ongoing terrorist procurement of nuclear material.

 

The motivation for the administration for preventing nuclear terrorism is to further the president’s goal to eliminate nuclear weapons.

 

It highlights the fact that the recent communiqué signed by many of the participating counties during the summit “largely restates current policy, and makes no meaningful progress in dealing with nuclear terrorism threats or the ticking clock represented by Iran’s nuclear weapons program,” Mr. Kyl [Az. (R)] said in a statement.

 

There is no evidence that suggests that terrorist are capable to fulfill their ambition for nuclear weapons could be met.

 

What do you think about the summit and its goal to get rid of nuclear weapons?

 

The summit also served as an example to show Obama’s rising disregard for the media.

 

The only part of the summit, other than a post-meeting news conference, that was visible to the public was Obama’s eight-minute opening statement, which ended with the words: “I’m going to ask that we take a few moments to allow the press to exit before our first session.”

 

The scene on Washington could be compared to Soviet Era Moscow, it had become a military encampment with camo-wearing police in humvees enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May day parade in New York Avenues where a bicyclist was killed by the National Guard truck on Monday.

 

Reporters for foreign outlets, admitted for the first time to the White House press pool, got the impression that the vaunted American freedoms are not all they’re cracked up to be.

 

The Chinese president, Hu Jintao, was more talkative with the press than Obama. Michelle Jamrisko, with Japan’s Kyodo News, noted in her pool report that Hu, at his session with Obama, spoke to the Chinese media in Chinese, while Obama limited himself mostly to “say hello to the cameras” and “thank you everybody.”

 

 

Reporters, even those on the White House beat for two decades, said these were the most restricted such meetings they had ever seen. They complained to both the administration and White House Correspondents’ Association, which will discuss the matter Thursday with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

 

New Highlights, Keep in the Know.

 

47% will pay no federal income taxes…

 

Quake in western China kills 400, buries more…

 

Polish MP: ‘Russia engineered air crash that killed President’… (Wasn’t it obvious this accusation, theory would arise?)

 

Excessive force by police again… Video shows student beaten; Cops suspended…

 

 Neil Armstrong blasts Obama over NASA proposal…  (Nasa space program sold to Russia yesterday, “low Earth orbit and the International Space Station will now be subject to an agreement with Russia to purchase space on their Soyuz (at a price of over 50 million dollars per seat with significant increases expected in the near future) until we have the capacity to provide transportation for ourselves.” Project constalation woudl be canceled.)

 

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