Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last U.S. B53 nuclear bomb is disassembled: End of an era, change in enemy or another Obama administration mistake?

The Obama administration is working to remove the presence of nuclear weapons from the world!

Is this just one more example of a dangerous and naive mission instituted by a man unprepared to lead the United States or more pandering by a President who has little or no concern for US national security?

Are our enemies disassembling their nuclear weapons as well, or are we just hoping that they follow our lead?

"The last of the nation’s biggest nuclear bombs, a Cold War relic 600 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was dismantled Tuesday in what one energy official called a milestone in President Barack Obama’s mission to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Workers in Texas separated the roughly 300 pounds of high explosives inside from the special nuclear material — uranium — known as the pit. The work was done outside of public view for security reasons, but explosives from a bomb taken apart earlier were detonated as officials and reporters watched from less than a mile away.

Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman called the disassembly "a milestone accomplishment." The completion of the dismantling program is a year ahead of schedule, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and aligns with Obama’s goal of reducing the number of nuclear weapons..." (Source)

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  1. Why can't Americans like the author of this article understand that old, extraneous nuclear bombs do not protect national security? I would have thought that was universal knowledge. The American nuclear stockpile could destroy the world 10 times over. Why does the author require that it be 11 times? The US is very good at making enemies, that is the price of empire. Now though the price is skyrocketing and Americans are starting to feel it personally, something that hasn't happened since WWII. Perhaps, just perhaps empire isn't all its cracked up to be. Maybe dealing with competitor nations diplomatically is a better way to proceed, after all Americans are nothing if not competitive and could probably best many other countries in most negotiating situations. What people like the author have to understand is that there has been a paradigm shift in world powers and relationships both militarily and finacially. Constant warfare is destroying America and there is nothing to show for the death and destruction except death and destruction. Is this how the American empire is going to end? You tell me, I'm open to argument.

  2. You are correct. I don't need 11X destructive power. This was more a commentary on the fact that I need a new president who gives a crap about national security!