160806 Nuclear deterrent disproval
Compare and contrast: Here in the UK, Jeremy Corbyn is reviled by some due to his abhorrence of nuclear weapons, while in the States, Donald Trump gets the same treatment due to his keenness to use them.

The very concept of a “nuclear deterrent” is ridiculous, and it is long past time we all realised it.

This Writer was recently exposed to a flow diagram explaining the logical fallacies involved in the argument for nuclear weapons, which should appear above.

If anybody disagrees, feel free to comment. I enjoy a good, cynical, gallows-humour laugh.

Joe Scarborough, one of the big reporters in America, stated on his programme, Morning Joe, that a foreign policy advisor had told him that three times when he’d been talking to Trump, the coiffured megalomania had asked him, ‘Why don’t we use nukes?’

[It seems] this is the reason Trump has no foreign policy advisors around him, because they’re horrified by the man’s insane stupidity and bloodlust.

Trump is just so round the bend that even General Haydn, whom Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks’ main anchor, loathes because the man is in favour of torture, mass wiretapping without warrant, and other human rights abuses, was shocked and outraged.

The Turks make the point that the system is designed for efficiency, with the American President have the sole authority needed to launch nuclear weapons in the event of a nuclear strike on the homeland. Of course, he could be blocked by the Vice President, but as they point out, the Vice President is legally bound to obey the president. If he doesn’t, he can be sacked, and another vice president appointed who is willing to comply.

They go on to make the point that Trump is so ignorant, he didn’t actually know who the ‘nuclear triad’ was – the West, Russia and China, if I recall, though at least three other countries also have nukes – Pakistan, India, and Israel, although the Israelis strongly deny it.

Source: The Young Turks: Trump Can’t Work Out Why America Doesn’t Use Nukes | Beastrabban\’s Weblog


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