Monday, August 27, 2012

National Defense - #4161 - Report: U. S. State Department Considers Eliminating U.S. Nuclear Arsenal - Breitbart (2) '2016' Filmmaker: Obama Driving U.S. Toward Vulnerability - World Net Daily (3) Box Office Shocker: '2016 Obama's America' at #3? - Hot Air

Although President Obama's current defense cuts are so drastic that even Rep. Nancy Pelosi is scared they might cost Democrats more seats in the House, State Dept. advisers are reportedly encouraging further cuts and even the all-out elimination of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. A State Dept. report addressing this issue justifies the suggestion on the grounds that possessing nuclear weapons drives other nations to "acquisition and/or use of nuclear weapons." In other words, as long as nations like the U.S., Israel, and Russia have nukes but rogue nations like Iran and North Korea don't, Iran and North Korea will continually pursue them with a willingness to use them. Yet if we get rid of ours, they will stop the pursuit of theirs... and everybody can hug and get along, naturally. Explaining away Iran's nuclear ambitions by saying they only want such weapons because we have them is childish and irrational.  Read more......

"2016' Filmmaker: Obama Driving U.S. Toward Vulnerability -World Net Daily - Driven by the alleged anti-colonialist ideology of a father he barely met, President Barack Obama systematically is undermining America economically and militarily – leaving it vulnerable to financial collapse, and even as unlikely as the possibility may seem, nuclear attack. That’s among the claims in a politically explosive book and documentary hitting theaters nationwide this week by New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza. The production also notes during Obama’s first term, the national debt soared from $10 trillion to $15 trillion. At this rate, the federal debt will have doubled to $20 trillion if he wins another term. And it charges as he slashes the defense budget, Obama is simultaneously pushing to reduce the nation’s nuclear stockpile to as low as a few hundred missiles – even as other countries like China, Russia and North Korea are modernizing and expanding their arsenals, and Iran – widely believed to be close to developing nuclear weapons – is threatening to annihilate Israel...... “Obama is an anti-colonialist and what that means is that he has a Third World ideology that is anti-capitalist,” D’Souza told WND. “He wants to shrink America’s influence in the world. Obama’s downsizing of America is not an accidental result of his policies. It’s the deliberate objective of them......A recent Federal Reserve study found Americans lost 40 percent of their wealth during Obama’s first term. If this trend continues, Americans could experience a two-thirds reduction in their net worth by 2016, and the U.S. would cease to be a First World country, said D’Souza, president of The King’s College in New York City. If re-elected, D’Souza said the national debt is likely to soar to $20 trillion by 2016. That means the nation would accumulate more debt under one president – Obama – than every president from George Washington to Bill Clinton. “Now, if America has $20 trillion in debt, that goes beyond decline and begins to risk what you could call collapse,” he said.......During President George W. Bush’s eight years in office, the U.S. arsenal shrunk from 22,200 weapons to about 5,000, according to the association. As of March 1, the U.S. deployed 1,737 strategic nuclear warheads and 500 operational tactical nuclear bombs, along with an estimated 2,700 non-deployed warheads. Russia has 1,492 strategic nuclear warheads deployed, with an estimated 2,000 operational tactical nuclear bombs and 2,000 in storage, for about 5,500 total, according to the association. Under the New START Treaty, the U.S. and Russia will be limited to 1,550 deployed nuclear weapons by 2018 or seven years from entry into force of the treaty, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.....Turner, Gaffney and D’Souza disagree, saying the president’s proposal to dramatically reduce the nation’s arsenal would leave the nation vulnerable to nuclear attack......D’Souza said 300 nuclear weapons is not enough to serve as a deterrent. “It’s a very small number because the key to nuclear deterrence is to have enough bombs that if you are hit in a first strike you have enough to strike back,” D’Souza said.  Read more.........

Box Office Shocker: "2016 - Obama's America' at #3? - Hot Air - We all know the rules when it comes to political films, right? They’re just not worth sinking your money into them because people don’t watch. It looks like the the very unflattering critique of the current administration, 2016 Obama’s America, is set to come in at number three this weekend and turn a profit in the first 24 hours since its wide release. (It actually premiered six weeks ago and was previously in limited release.)

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