The USA debt in 2015 is $18.6 trillion. We are writing bad checks to pay off debts and interest that will never be reduced. The Pentagon is consuming over $2 billion daily in 2015 in 1945 the figure was $1 billion for the year. President Obama’s plans for “modernization” of our nuclear arsenal will approach $1 trillion. His deadly program is already rolling.
August 12, 1982 dozens of protestors were arrested near Hood Canal in Washington State at launching ceremonies for the first US Trident submarine, called “the most lethal weapon in history.” Each of the fourteen Tridents cost over $1 billion. The nuclear weapons Trident carries are seven to thirty times more powerful than the small bombs which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Hiroshima Remembrance Day (August 6th, 1945) was observed in Haverford College, a Philadelphia university. On August 6, 1984, anti-nuclear weapon spokesman Admiral Noel Gaylor, a 45-year veteran of the US Navy spoke there of our blind decision in history: “The day we dropped an atomic bomb on Japan, we made ourselves completely defenseless; the day we detonated a hydrogen bomb we made ourselves 1000 times more defenseless. The only defense against nuclear weapons is to stop building them.” The crowded auditorium resounded with a two-minute standing ovation.
93% of the thousands of nuclear weapons in the world are in US and Russian arsenals.
Project for a New American Century (PNAC) will be inherited by whoever emerges a winner in 2016 as the latest Commander-in-Chief. The thrust of PNAC is US hegemony leading to domination of land, ocean, air and outer space. Many US citizens know we have a debt of $18,000,000,000,000 that will never be paid off. How many know of our plan for global domination as presented in PNAC? In coming debates will candidates be asked if they read the 78 –page document? If they have read it, do the future candidates for president agree with US global domination?
Following the US Commander-in-Chief, the second most powerful person in the world is commander of a nuclear submarine. He/she is not elected. Nor are they certified sane under tremendous pressure.
J. Robert Oppenheimer helped design the Hiroshima bomb. He warned “the next war would be fought with dozens, perhaps hundreds of nuclear weapons.”
So far, no candidate has acknowledged or applauded the 2014 appeal of Pope Francis for abolition of nuclear weapons. Some candidates are railing against Iran, whose government the US – CIA overthrew on August 19, 1953.
If 33 US bases surrounding Iran were removed, along with the US 5th fleet (103 strike aircraft), 20,000 young, “trained to defend” sailors and marines, would Iran be less inclined to defend itself against a nuclear ring with two mighty aircraft carriers named after Theodore Roosevelt and Harry Truman? Both presidents are rather imposing historical figures.
Will Pope Francis please call all nations to reduce the present nuclear tension? Abolition is progress.