Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Manila Dinucci — The Bomb is Authorized

More bad news. The doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight.
The new bombs that the US is preparing to install in Italy and other European countries in the context of the escalation against Russia, are weapons that lower the nuclear threshold and by doing so, increase the probability of a nuclear attack being launched.…
Some Europeans are concerned.
As Italy has the B61-12, the F-35 and the MUOS on its territory, it will also be selected by the country attacked as a priority target for a nuclear reprisal.
Voltaire Network
The Bomb is Authorized
Manila Dinucci
Il Manifesto (Italy)
Translation Anoosha Boralessa


Kaivey said...

Are the Europeans dumb, or something? Where's the outcry? I spoke to some guy today and he said to me that politics is the most boring thing he could think of. I bet the UK Guardian makes nothing of it.

This is like Big Brother, or something. The Planet of the Apes where the humans worship the A-Bomb. People are mad. Money comes first. G W Bush said, sometimes money trumps peace.

Yet no one notices, no one cares. What's on TV tonight, oh I know, Planet the Apes, the sequel? My girlfriend is watching a program on cookery right now.

Kaivey said...

G W Bush says, sometimes money trumps peace:


Ryan Harris said...

Would the world be safer if the US unilaterally eliminated its stock pile rather than replacing the expiring warheads?

I think it would destabilize and lead to conflict.

Matthew Franko said...

Your girlfriend is probably the smartest one of any of us....

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Tom Hickey said...

Would the world be safer if the US unilaterally eliminated its stock pile rather than replacing the expiring warheads?

There is no impetus in the US to end the constant threat of adversaries, even if it is necessary to create adversaries because the US depends economically on the military-industrial complex.

Moreover, the combined financial-energy cartels have called the shots internationally since before WWI since oil is fundamental to industrial and naval power.

A new arms race is in the process of being manufactured and the Middle East is being contested yet again.

As always, follow the money.

Postkey said...

"As always, follow the money."

“In a few words: there is no such thing as Soviet technology. Almost all — perhaps 90-95 percent — came directly or indirectly from the United States and its allies. In effect the United States and the NATO countries have built the Soviet Union. Its industrial and its military capabilities. This massive construction job has taken 50 years. Since the Revolution in 1917. It has been carried out through trade and the sale of plants, equipment and technical assistance.
. . . Because 50 years of dealings with the Soviets has been an economic success for the USSR and a political failure for the United States. It has not stopped war, it has not given us peace.
The United States is spending $80 billion a year on defense against an enemy built by the United States and West Europe.
Even stranger, the U.S. apparently wants to make sure this enemy remains in the business of being an enemy.“
“Taken together, these four volumes constitute an extraordinary commentary on a basic weakness in the Soviet system
The Soviets are heavily dependent on Western technology and innovation not only in their civilian industries, but also in their military programs.
An inevitable conclusion from the evidence in this book is that we have totally ignored a policy that would enable us to neutralize Soviet global ambitions while simultaneously reducing the defense budget and the tax load on American citizens.”

Tom Hickey said...

@ Postkey

The major reason that the US does anything wrt to foreign and military policy is to advance the interest of the military-industrial-intelligence-financial-energy complex that constitutes the basis of the US economy and transnational corporatism. That means manufacturing adversaries and keeping them innovative in order to drive competition globally for arms. It's not only about arms for the US military but also the US is the #1 arms exporter.