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Sleepwalking towards nuclear war – enthusiasm for nuclear rockets and submarines – theme for May21

Small nuclear reactors (SMRs) are being pitched as ”climate salvation”, ”cheap electricity” etc. Of course this is nonsense. But the toxic macho nuclear zealots are confident that SMRs will have a great future in nuclear wars on land, on sea, in space.

SPACE: . Breathless enthusiasm in media coverage of rockets, space exploration . Yet the truth is that space research is tied to the goal of militarising space.

Of course, it is all the better to have the tax-payer fund space research – while quietly forwarding the drive for war inspace.

SUBMARINES. Nuclear zealots have long been working away for nuclear submarines. Aljazeera outlined current developments : Military forces around the world are reinventing the submarine for future conflicts. Attack subs also prowl the oceans. Fast and sleek, they are designed to sink other subs, especially high-value enemy missile submarines. This endless, deadly game of cat and mouse is played out daily under the surface of the world’s oceans as each side hones the skills needed to destroy the other in the event of war.

Submarines have unique features that make them deadly, the chief one being their stealth. Able to travel undetected underwater, they can strike without warning, the most powerful among them containing missile arsenals that could single-handedly destroy a continent.

A new class of Russian submarine, the Khabarovsk, will be fitted to carry the giant superfast autonomous nuclear torpedo, Poseidon, in effect an underwater nuclear-powered drone, capable of speeds of up to 180km/h (112mph) and armed with a huge, multi-megaton nuclear warhead.

Russia is not the only country upgrading its submarines. France, the UK and the US are all developing and building the next class of missile and attack sub.

With enhanced weapons like hypersonic missiles being developed, submarines are growing deadlier with each new generation. 

May 8, 2021 - Posted by | Christina's themes, weapons and war

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  1. What will happen soon, is that the rich and the nukeapes and Biden will all be caught with their heads up their asses this fall. There will be a major nuke accident by then, with the bad weather hurricanes etc going down and several old beat up death machines, that already have holes in them and leak lie sieves , can’t take it. One or two will blow . Do u suppose that the idiotic insane brain damages psycho muricans, pubic hairs will give a darned. Probly not

    Comment by Dr kia | May 10, 2021 | Reply

  2. What will happen soon, is that the rich and the nukeapes and Biden, will all be caught with their heads up their asses this fall. There will be a major nuke accident by then, with the bad weather hurricanes etc going down and several old beat up death machines, that already have holes in them and leak like sieves , can’t take it.

    One or two will blow . Do u suppose that the idiotic insane, brain damaged, psycho muricans, pubic hairs will give a darned. Probly not. Half of all white muricans, are trump supporters. The worst racist trash, in the universe

    https://theintercept.com/2021/05/07/california-fires-chico-housing-real-estate/

    This is murica millions can’t afford shelter. I know I have seen it and been there. It’s a ruthless nightmare. Evil pricks with blogs and on Twitter cheer the hate and death. The murdering trump butts, like the stock, who was never antinuclear cheer on the ruthless fascist archpronuclear idiot, trump. He was in dc when the trump.nazis murdered five people. Why is this racist monster and it’s ilk, not in jail? Scali helper , the antinuke poser who supports fascist overthrows, of legitimate govts in c and s america. Another pig and poser. Majia nadesan a bobo fake, that publishes nazi murderers. So much fake evil crap on the inet. Such an evil world. The crypto fascist bramhall.
    Nuclear-news.net and beyond nuclear are the only few authentic humanitarian antinuke blogs on the inet. The rest subverted by devil’s and pigs

    Comment by Dr Kia | May 10, 2021 | Reply

    • Thanks. But I’m suggesting that more moderate language might be more persuasive – to undecided readers.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | May 10, 2021 | Reply

  3. https://www.commondreams.org/further/2021/05/03/woke-cia-seeks-hip-diverse-torturers-their-murderous-global-campaigns-please

    Monday, May 03, 2021
    Woke: The CIA Seeks Hip Diverse Torturers For Their Murderous Global Campaigns Please
    byAbby Zimet, Further columnist
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    The CIA at work in Chile

    In a sickeningly cynical move into what appalled critics have dubbed intersectional imperialism, the CIA has a shiny new media campaign that weaponizes progressive buzzwords in order to coax hip young people of color to join in their regime-changing, death-squad-funding, empire-building adventures around the world. The YouTube campaign, titled Humans of CIA, began in January but was little noticed until the CIA posted an edited version of its March video; soon after the full one exploded online, maybe ’cause its egregious repackaging of the evil done by white men in suits, giddily transformed by the language of an emancipatory social movement into an invitation to murder by a “woke” Latina child of immigrants, reached new levels of awful. Thus meet Mija, a sleek young CIA agent from Ecuador in a raised-fist t-shirt who opposes the patriarchy and can change a diaper with one hand and topple a democratically elected Latin American government with the other. “I am a woman of color,” she declares. “I am a cisgender millennial. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional.” Above all, she vows, “I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.” The notion of the CIA (Capitalism’s Invisible Army) co-opting the radical language of a movement opposed to systemic racism, corporate dominion and imperial oppression to cajole young people into enlisting in a dictatorship-loving gang of thugs that has long ravaged Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East in the name of supporting systemic racism, corporate dominion and imperial oppression was met with furious disbelief on all sides, from little Donnie Jr – “China and Russia love this” – to anyone to the left of him: “You can’t make this shit up.”

    Outrage at their disingenuous pandering reflects the very real, very bloody history of a CIA that for seven decades has directly or through proxies engineered right-wing coups, facilitated civilian massacres, trained death squads and destabilized governments deemed a threat to U.S. corporate and political power. Contras in Nicaragua SCALLI HELPER IS ALL ABOUT THIS A PHONEY ANTINUKE CIA AGENT IN SALTO URAGUAY CHEERING FOR MURICAN EMPIRE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

    coups in Iran, savage civil war in El Salvador, populist uprisings in Brazil, Haiti, Bolivia, Argentina and yes Ecuador, murder of liberation theology heroes, expunging Salvador Allende’s democratically elected Marxist government in Chile with many thousands tortured, killed or disappeared, massacre of children in Afghanistan, electronic torture at Abu Ghraib and importing crack cocaine into America’s black communities – the CIA was there for it. Against that monstrous backdrop, Mija declaring herself “unapologetically me” only summoned more diverse atrocities: Girl spooks water-boarding at black sites! Unapologetic war criminals killing nuns! Training Latin American death squads as self care! Those who “unapologetically think the CIA is an enemy of the people and needs to be abolished” also noted the breathtaking hypocrisy of her order to “command your space” by say, calling in a predator drone from 10,000 miles away to incinerate an Afghan wedding party, or decimating hundreds of thousands who are unapologetically Socialist, progressive, democratically elected, economically nationalized or otherwise opposed to American imperialism. In the new CIA, like the old CIA, in truth, you being you still kills people; now, you just won’t apologize for it. In his final searing speech before killing himself rather than submit to Pinochet’s fascist coup, Salvador Allende called himself “only an interpreter of great yearnings for justice.” He thanked his country’s workers, women, farmers, intellectuals, the young “who sang and gave us their joy and their spirit of struggle.” Go forward, he urged them: “History is ours.” Tell it to the CIA.

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    Soldiers question bus passengers in El Salvador. Photo by Susan Meisalas/Magnum

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    Pinochet reviews his troops

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    El Salavador today

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    Pinochet greets Henry Kissinger, right-wing dictators’ best friend

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    Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were on guard Al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021. (Photo: Eyad Tawil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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    Comment by Dr kia | May 10, 2021 | Reply

  4. Bipartisan Panopticon

    I hear yammering, by so-called, civil-libertarians, about precog crime programs under review, by biden. It is nothing new.

    The modern nuclear-security, police- state, started with Oppenheimer after ww2. Think Japanese internment camps.  It got worse in the fifties, when the USA nuked it s own citizens. Now there are unauthorized drones, by nuke plants. nuclear reactors that we that we do not need.. There is the threat of cyber-warfare.

    The over all scope of the matter is top-down and, affects policing at community levels. Just go to a state like New Mexico. You will see what I mean. Nixon honed it for years, with his war on drugs under repugs and centrists.

    You could see  Microsoft, Ellison, thiel,  google, The Pentagon, rubbing their hands together at the prospect in  the nineties of using AI, in policing. Its an ongoing project, that centrists and repukes love.

    We are  already  targeted and, have been for a while.. We have been since richard nixon with his enemies lists and racist drug,  forever wars.  The oligarchy, the  military w the mic,  and wall street , are  like the three stooges. Con artists on a grand and, deadly scale. 

    The gang that couldn’t shoot straight, with deadly consequences.  They continue to bumble along, with their puny panopticon of Artificial Intelligence-hot-crime-areas, in ghettos in cities. Areas far removed, from where the real societal destruction, is occuring.

    Their license plate readers, target the wrong people. The nsa inet tracking, sets us up, for real nuclear war and, nuclear catastrophe.

    The bumbling pronuclear criminal,  BJ of the UK, used BREXIT as an excuse to increase the nuclear security totalitarian state, at all levels in Britain. More bombs, more nuke subs, more nuclear reactors, that have to be monitored.

    Scotland will rebel soon.    The disheveled criminal, will topple itself, from it’s nuclear stock market-insanities.

    That is what, Archnuclear militarist,  befuddlefrik drump did. So stupid, he could not pull off the coup and con, that would have destroyed murica. The repuklikans are busy, thuroughly cancelling themselves,in the process

    Comment by T may | May 22, 2021 | Reply

  5. Shipwreck

    Comment by Aka | May 27, 2021 | Reply


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