Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear War’

May 3rd, 2022 - 3:27 pm § in Russia

Don’t kid yourself about nuclear war

The handwringing has begun. Michael Christ, writing for CNN, says (here): “The Pentagon response [to Putin’s latest nuclear saber-rattling] appears to be an ‘extra urgency in developing a new generation of doomsday weapons that could maintain deterrence,’ according to David I[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 2:56 am § in Environment, Russia

ART: Extinction

The poor creatures didn’t understand what was happening. Will the next mass-extinction event be caused by fire from the sky? And radioactive ash? Will we know why? One potential reason: “If there is no Russia, why do we need the planet?” — Vladimir Putin (Click on image to en[...]

March 1st, 2022 - 5:29 pm § in Misc., Russia

Kids hiding under desks

Journalist Jill Filipovic (profile here), who frequently writes op-eds for CNN, says here, “Making the prospect of nuclear war … a part of the international calculus in potential conflict” — which is what Russia’s Putin did this week — is “a startling depart[...]

February 25th, 2022 - 11:45 pm § in Biden, Russia

Ukraine and nuclear risk

For decades, the U.S. and Russia avoided direct confrontations that could escalate to nuclear war. Leaders on both sides were cautious. Putin may be cut from different cloth. Even before he invaded Ukraine, Biden declared sending U.S. troops was off the table, and Russia’s nukes was why, but P[...]

January 25th, 2022 - 4:14 pm § in America, Misc., Russia

The world’s biggest stockpile of nuclear weapons is right under Seattle’s nose

At least, that’s what this article says: “Bangor, Washington, now houses the largest single nuclear weapons site in the world … holding roughly 25% of the United States’ 9,962 nuclear warheads.” Bangor, of course, is the home base of America’s ballistic-missile submar[...]

October 27th, 2021 - 6:22 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

China’s hypersonic test “concerning”

China recently tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic delivery vehicle, although they deny it. Gen. Mark Milley, America’s top military officer, called the test “very concerning” (see story here). There are several things the Pentagon doesn’t like about these weapons in our adve[...]

September 4th, 2021 - 5:07 pm § in America, China, Misc., Russia

Is the movie “Reservoir Dogs” an allegory on nuclear war?

“Reservoir Dogs” was Quentin Tarantino’s (bio here) first film, released in 1992, and typifies his film work. On its face, it’s a crime noir movie about jewel thieves who come into conflict with the police and each other. Its explicit portrayals of violence grossed out audien[...]

January 16th, 2020 - 11:37 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Saudi Arabia

Where the PHUK is Iran?

AXIOS reports that a recent survery found that only 23% of Americans know where iran is on a map.  THE-Ave offers this map to help. We have added a shadow showing the range of the impressive missiles used by Iran in the January 8 strike to retaliated for what Iranians see as the US martyrdom [&hell[...]

September 14th, 2019 - 5:36 pm § in Donald Trump

Chickenhawk math: They lose 150 million people. We lose only 20 million people. We win.

“President Donald Trump’s acting national security adviser, former Reagan administration official Charles Kupperman, made an extraordinary and controversial claim in the early 1980s: nuclear conflict with the USSR was winnable and … in a scenario in which 20 million people died in the [...]

May 24th, 2017 - 6:53 am § in Donald Trump

North Korea: “Inevitable” path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States

“If left on its current trajectory the regime will ultimately succeed in fielding a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States homeland.  While nearly impossible to predict when this capability will be operational, the North Korean regime is committed and is on a pathway w[...]