Thursday, December 29, 2016

Eric Schlosser — World War Three, By Mistake

Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever.
What happens when retaliatory systems are locked, loaded and targeted 24/7. Over time there are bound to be "accidents." Fortunately, all of them have been detected and aborted before launch — so far.

The New Yorker
Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist

See also

Consortium News
Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia
Robert Parry

Summing Up Russia’s Real Nuclear Fears
Jonathan Marshall


Ryan Harris said...

What are the most important policy options for the united states given the election results? Economy, economy, economy, economy, and a couple other things.

Think about the scary nuclear catastrophe.
What are our "policy options?"
The military industrial complex. Has the media always done these games to get people to focus on their preferred ideas. No one gives a rat's ass about nuclear war but suddenly, after Hillary's fingers on the button, it is suddenly a key issue and has everyone on Russia, thinking about nukes and the economy? what is the economy?

Noah Way said...

The MIC is and has been the de facto growth vehicle of the US economy for nearly a century. BO is just their tool, and he's making sure to set the stage before he exits. This is of course what everything is about - making Trump compliant to the program any way they can.

Matt Franko said...

They are using every framing act they can to sell the "Russia Hack" angle to discredit the wikileaks data for use in their future criminal cases...

Matt Franko said...

Committing fraud is a criminal act... fraud was disclosed by wikileaks... they have to try to spin it that it was "Russia!" all along and get it all thrown out...

I guaranty that if they are prosecuted civilly/criminally for election fraud they will plead the wikileaks info is Russian foreign intelligence and should be thrown out...

Tom Hickey said...

Then there is this.

U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit — Reuters

She is not out of the woods on this yet either. And the Trumpistas are still calling for blood.