Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Obama's Nuclear Spring Fell Back

By Melvin A. Goodman
April 20, 2010

The good news is that President Barack Obama has ended the Bush administration's campaign against disarmament and has returned to traditional approaches toward arms control.

Read on.

2 comments:

TJBarker said...

If 42 years at the CIA produce this shoddy sentence, it is not surprising why so many defected or sold to enemies of the West:

Israel is another nuclear state that refuses to sign the NPT, and its hard-line president, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to even attend the Washington summit.

What were you thinking writing this sentence sir?

Bibi is a prime minister, not a president. Mr. Shimon Peres, the current president, has no authority to make decision that could effect national security. As for Israel being a nuclear power, it is a guess at best because no tests were made in Israel, no threats were made by Israel, not one single person who writes from overseas could state that he saw one piece of nuclear capacity in Israel. Could the X CIA brain take into account that maybe Israel uses its nuclear ambiguity as one of its best secret weapons as none are currently held in the inventory? After all, if it is such a well knon story, every two bit journalist in the media cites the 200 war-heads, never seen by any one, as the exact amount, maybe somebody is wrong, after all, where is the proof. When Saadam Hussein told the West that he had no WMD no one believed him, only later to realize that if he had anything it was all gone. So Mr. Cia, cool your jets and mind your writings, because if your still worked for the agency you could be cited for false reporting, putting you on the same level as most American reporters these days who are so accustomed to make up stories or print leaks without ever checking the truth.

big em said...

Boy, I wish I had the self-denial capabilities of Mr TJ Barker - - I'd never need alcohol again!

A suggestion Mr Barker: don't embarrass yourself by displaying your ignorance so openly. Just Google "Israel nuclear weapons" and you'll get 6.6 MILLION hits in less than a second, with strong articles like this* by US DIA (NOT the Cheney/Bush corrupted "B" group of the CIA) sources, following Israel's classified development of since the 1960's. Or, you can go to some "Tea Party" website where poor logic and bombast passes for interesting writing...


(* http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/israel/nuke/ )