“A Winnable Nuclear War? New Pentagon Document Shows US Military Thinks So:” Warmongering Insanity Reigns!

A nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bomber refueling in-flight (FILE PHOTO) © Flickr/US Air Force/SSgt. Nathan Allen

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Risk of nuclear war is highest since WW2, perhaps it is time to start paying attention:

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Debates over pressing issues such as climate change, healthcare and global poverty will ultimately be rendered pointless if crazed neocons decide to make the world uninhabitable by launching a nuclear war.

According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Doomsday Clock is still 2 minutes to midnight – a new abnormal. Having become disillusioned with this particular noteworthy development being buried under the media’s radar for far too long, director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) Renata Dwan has spoken out against the threat of nuclear war, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.

To be fair, we live in a world where the people will only take an issue seriously if they are told to take it seriously – by the media. The risk of nuclear warfare is no exception, despite its catastrophic consequences. If you want people to understand the urgent threat nuclear arms pose to the world, the media would do well to start talking about it more.

According to Dwan, all states with nuclear weapons are in the process of modernizing their nuclear weapons, which in turn is changing the arms control landscape. She also believes this is partially due to growing competition between China and the United States.

“I think that it’s genuinely a call to recognize – and this has been somewhat missing in the media coverage of the issues – that the risks of nuclear war are particularly high now, and the risks of the use of nuclear weapons, for some of the factors I pointed out, are higher now than at any time since World War Two,” Dwan said…

The warmongering, genocidal lunatics are in charge of this ‘exceptional’ asylum, and before they allow their own little piece of hell to fall completely, they evidently are willing to start a humanity-ending nuclear war with Russia and China. And to make this situation even worse, these insane warmongering-assholes actually believe they can win the war, when almost everyone, beyond the red-white-and-blue herd, knows that the Russians have the far superior weapons, and at one-tenth the cost that this ‘exceptional’ “shithole” of all “shitholes” has spent on defense.

Your military is a pathetic joke and nightmare, Mr and Ms America (US military gets lost, ‘invades’ small Romanian village, blames the weather (VIDEO)): it can only bully third world nations, living 2000 years in the past, and yet, it still can’t win. Russia and China are not third world nations, and therefore, if your government is insanely suicidal enough to take them on, they will kick your military’s lame ass all over this planet, and you along with it.

It won’t be ‘duck and cover’ this time, Mr and Ms ‘Exceptional’ America, it will be ‘bend over and kiss your pompous, insouciant, self-absorbed ass goodbye’. And finally, after two centuries of being a curse on the planet and humanity, you and your short-lived, “shithole” empire will finally get what it has had coming to it for a long, long time. And the world and its peoples, those who still remain, will celebrate:

A winnable nuclear war? New Pentagon document shows US military thinks so

The Pentagon document laying out the US doctrine of nuclear operations was publicly available for about a week, then made ‘official use only.’ What’s inside is a chilling reminder that Washington sees nuclear war as winnable.
“Nuclear Operations,” or Joint Publication 3-72, was dated on June 11 and made private since, but not before it was downloaded by Steven Aftergood, an activist at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). It is currently available on the FAS website as a PDF.

The publication “provides fundamental principles and guidance to plan, execute, and assess nuclear operations.” The rest of it is in the same matter-of-fact tone, even when discussing practical consideration of potentially world-ending weapons.

“That kind of thinking itself can be hazardous. It can make that sort of eventuality more likely instead of deterring it,” Aftergood told the Guardian on Wednesday.

Arguably, the US military’s job is to consider all possibilities, and the decision whether to use nuclear weapons is ultimately in civilian hands – in this case, those of President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration has paid a lot of attention to nuclear matters, updating the US Nuclear Posture Review last year and earmarking funds for modernizing the US “nuclear triad”: bombers, land-based missiles and submarines. However, Trump has also announced the US would leave the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia by next month. The fate of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, set to expire in February 2021, is very much up in the air.

In such circumstances, the Joint Chiefs doctrine stating that “Using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability,” might be taken as a cause for alarm, and with good reason.

The document also describes nuclear bombers as offering “the greatest degree of flexibility in the triad because they can be a highly visible sign of resolve and, once ordered to conduct a nuclear strike, are recallable.” It’s a dry, factual statement, but when coupled with the presence of B-52 strategic bombers on Russian borders earlier this week, it begins to sound like a threat.

Asked about the document, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was removed from public access “because it was determined that this publication, as is with other joint staff publications, should be for official use only.” There was no explanation as to how or why it was published in the first place, whether it was a mistake or a deliberate message to other governments.

Back in April, Trump made comments about “getting rid” of nuclear weapons altogether, and speculated about a major arms control treaty with Russia and China. Given his current trade war with Beijing and the continued hostility towards Russia driven at least in part by ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theories at home, it is unclear whether such a treaty will ever go beyond hopes and dreams.

The US is the only country ever to use nuclear weapons in battle, against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Neither was a primarily military target.

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