U.S. announces withdrawal from major nuclear arms treaty
February 1, 2019 at 9:04 AM - Views: 66 #18950N2DocParticipant
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that’s been a centerpiece of arms control since the Cold War.</p>
The American withdrawal had been expected for months. It follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 pact, which bans certain ground-launched cruise missiles. Russia denies violating the treaty.
February 1, 2019 at 9:11 AM #18957elias39Participant
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We are Borg. You WILL comply.
We will assimilate the solar system.
February 1, 2019 at 9:17 AM #18959David the GnomeParticipant
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Maybe this is a dumb question… but is Russia really violating the treaty? I mean, is there real evidence of this, to anyone’s knowledge?
February 1, 2019 at 4:19 PM #19126HalfCentury ManParticipant
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One important question; who is claiming the no longer communist, idealogicaly aligned capitalist nation of Russia (not the Soviet Union) is violating the treaty? In what way and supported by what court admissable evidence?
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February 2, 2019 at 12:58 PM #19369YanathParticipant
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I’m highly skeptical of the claim that Russia is non-compliant. If they are, it is almost certainly a reaction to a US initiative, as this principle holds true for the entire “cold war”.
On the other hand, I can’t think of a single treaty to which the US is compliant.
February 2, 2019 at 1:47 PM #19379Two way streetParticipant
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Now the MIC can use small tactical bombs to get rid of old military equipment and ask Congress for more money for the Pentagon to over see the replacement of it with more modern vehicles and war machines. Interface between AI and Robotics have been ordered but not paid for yet, in my opinion.
I understand that Goldman-Sachs was the commercial and investor bank for the Obama Drone War machines.
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February 2, 2019 at 2:24 PM #19391bazukhovParticipant
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Trump is to diplomacy what Thomas Kincade is to art.
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February 6, 2019 at 11:26 PM #21256ArtfromArkParticipant
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I think this art is more representative of Trump’s “diplomacy”
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February 7, 2019 at 8:01 AM #21330EnthusiastParticipant
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I find this very disturbing. How idiotic.
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February 7, 2019 at 12:04 PM #21428cal22Participant
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It’s a good way of trying to re-start the nuclear arms-race and helping those companies make more money. It might also help to fan up the fears of WWIII. Trump did say that real power is based on instilling fear in the people.
February 7, 2019 at 4:33 PM #21524peacecorpsParticipant
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The “Great Disrupter”. No treaty is safe. No international agreement is safe. No international organization is safe.
How dare anyone constrain our national sovereign right to do anything, anywhere, for any reason, to anyone – that we desire. Nationalism (closely tied to corporate profits, of course) rules!
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National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
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