Countdown To Nukesville

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So I keep reading and hearing about Russia preparations for nuclear confrontation with the West and the overall risk rising greatly:


– Investing in new advanced nuclear weapons, such as stealth nukes that can destroy an area the size of Texas or France


– Adding hundreds of new warheads


– Moving nukes to the European doorstep of Poland and Lithuania


– Flying Russian bombers within 40 miles of California coast


– Pulling out of non-proliferation agreements, including producing new intermediate range nuclear cruise missiles 


– Violating security pacts to destroy plutonium stockpiles


– Skipping the nuclear security summit


– Conducting massive civil defense drills


– Threatening asymmetrical and painful actions against the West, including first strike


– Building new bases in Ukraine, Syria, and now eyeing Cuba and Vietnam


– Building dozens of new underground bunkers


– Entering a new arms race with the U.S. 


Well perhaps this is all just saber-rattling bluster and party-rallying political rhetoric.


The real question is if this is all talk, then why all the costly actions being made?


Self defense experts always say never pull out a weapon unless you seriously intend to use it, so are Russia’s intentions to simply counter the West or is it going to go way beyond that. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The World’s Most Dangerous Game Of Chicken

Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal does a nice job explaining in simple terms why Iran can’t be allowed to get the bomb–not now and not in 10-15 years. 


Iran is not playing by the same rules as the West!


And like when playing chicken, the one who is the chicken and tries to simply avoid confrontation through appeasement and concessions–they end up driving off the road and are the losers.


And one who is the hawk–willing to not only keep on pursuing their goals, but also to actually either use it or to stop it’s use by any and all means–chances to be the winner. 


However, the problem with nukes is that when someone is crazy enough to actually use them, then millions of decent, peaceful-loving people are the real losers. 


And like with Hitler (may his name be cursed) who made known in “Mein Kampf” his crazed ambitions for world domination and blatantly murdered millions…


Iran, the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism and human rights offender today, continues to boldly chant “Death to America” and threatens to “annihilate” the State of Israel, while pursuing nukes, ballistic missiles, and a Shiite Caliphate. 


This is perhaps the world’s most dangerous “game” of chicken, and the cost of being wrong, never higher.