Mutual Assured Destruction is In God’s Plan (Rev 16)

Nuclear War’s Unlearned Lessons

August 1, 2015

The upcoming 70th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a fitting moment for the world to contemplate the dangers from the continuation of nuclear arsenals and the cavalier attitude that many countries take toward geopolitical crises, as Robert Dodge explains.

By Robert Dodge

This week the world remembers the events of 70 years ago in Japan, on Aug. 6 and 9, when the U.S. dropped the first atomic bombs on two cities – Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We are reminded that these bombs instantly killed more than 100,000 human beings and that in the days and weeks that followed, tens of thousands more died from injuries suffered during the bombing and from the effects of nuclear radiation afterward.

This year, on Aug. 6, the day the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, there will be worldwide vigils to remind humanity of the beginning events of our world’s nuclear history – tragedies of death and destruction.

To ensure these events are never repeated, we must educate those among us who are unaware or are uninformed about the real threats nuclear weapons pose. People need to know that in the seven decades that have followed the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some of the world’s governments have done little to move away from the use of nuclear weapons. Inexplicably, many governments have even chosen to move closer to the brink of destroying civilization and the probability of causing the extinction of our species.

After witnessing the horrific reality caused by these weapons 70 years ago, mankind has always had two options. The first is to rid the planet of these weapons and the second is to build more. To the detriment of the world, governments like U.S. and Russia have consistently chosen the latter option.
The insane doctrine throughout the Cold War, appropriately called Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), was based on guarantees of the annihilation of an adversary in retaliation for a first-strike. The MAD doctrine has resulted in an incorrect notion of nuclear war deterrence and has provided a false sense of security for most civilians who hope their governments are wise enough to not attack another nuclear power. The ill-advised faith in MAD has been the major driver of the arms race, which has so far encouraged governments to build another 15,685 nuclear weapons.

Following the bombings of Japan and subsequent nuclear testing by numerous governments, the world has proof of how destructive nuclear weapons really are. We have also recently learned that these weapons have the potential to be much more dangerous than most had ever imagined.
We now know that even a unilateral attack using the nuclear arsenals of either the U.S. or Russia, even without retaliation, would ultimately result in such catastrophic global climate change that billions would die from starvation and disease, including the people of the attacking nation. In effect, the MAD doctrine of the Cold War has become a doctrine of Self Assured Destruction which ultimately turns any nation that would unleash its nuclear arsenal into suicide bombers and the destroyers of their own civilization. SAD indeed.

Even a limited regional nuclear war using “only” 100 Hiroshima-size bombs, possibly between India and Pakistan, a vulnerable nuclear hot spot on the planet, would cause immense injury, death and destruction. It is estimated that a nuclear strike of this size would kill 20 million people outright and the after effects resulting from global climate change in the days that follow would be catastrophic, killing more than two billion people around the world. The effects of a regional nuclear war like this would continue for more than 10 years. Remarkably, this scenario uses less than half of one percent of the global arsenals.

On this 70th anniversary of the nuclear age, we have an opportunity and responsibility to act. Knowing what we now know, we can no longer make the choice to sit idly. Ultimately the longer we adhere to the MAD doctrine, the more probable that our luck will run out and we will experience nuclear war either by accident or intent.

Citizens of the world must demand that our governments work together with the majority of nations, now numbering 113, who have signed the “Humanitarian Pledge” to ban nuclear weapons by convention. Every other weapon of mass destruction has been banned and nuclear weapons need to be banned as well.

All attempts at nonproliferation and diplomacy must be supported including the nuclear deal with Iran. America’s citizens must demand that our nation join the non-nuclear nations of the world and work together to abolish these weapons. We owe this to the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, to our children and to the future generations who deserve a nuclear weapon-free world.
Robert F. Dodge, M.D., is a practicing family physician, writes for PeaceVoice, and serves on the boards of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Beyond War, Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions.

“In God We Trust” = The Master Plan (Revelation 16)

Ordinary Men Possessing Nuclear Weapons

How one party politics and multiple lesser conspiracies add up to an insidious Master Plan
Historic outcomes of pivotal events often dangled on threads of various possibilities. As they were outnumbered by more than two to one, an early morning fog enabled America’s future first President, George Washington with his command, to escape death or capture by British troops on Long Island, New York in 1776. As the last of 9000 men to board one of the transport boats, it’s unlikely Washington would have safely made the East River crossing without the fog’s appearance.

Subsequent U.S. history along with the world’s entire geopolitical scene could be something entirely different than it is today. America went on to develop the Atomic bomb during World War II. And had Hitler’s Germany won the race to split atoms, the world would again be different than it is– and a good number of us here today likely would never have been born at all.

Even though the U.S. knew Japan was preparing to surrender before dropping the Atomic bombs in 1945, it was bombs away as though devastation of such magnitude was a great feat of accomplishment to show the world. And certainly dropping those bombs was an unmistakable display of America’s newfound destructive power and willingness to use it. The unnecessary emotional desire to vengefully punish an enemy, accompanied by a sense of power and triumph with success, likely evolved from survival instincts and human nature as they developed through life threatening competitions and challenges over millennia. Regardless from where those primitive emotions come, at times they cause humans to make judgmental mistakes — possibly acting in fearful haste or out of shear spite — while the magnitude of such mistakes is only limited by the destructiveness at one’s disposal. It seems to go without saying, a first strike nuclear attack would be irrational under any circumstances when considering the possible retaliatory exchange with the ensuing fallout and a nuclear winter as a possibility — basically like a game of chicken with the world at stake to see who has the guts or foolishness not to back down. Very macho indeed — to play a game with everything on the line — while the push of one final button could start the entire chain reaction destroying all life as we know it. And if a nuclear attack victim isn’t capable of retaliating in kind, it would seem criminal, and should be, to detonate a nuclear weapon in the first place. The real possibility of just one nuclear strike leading to final destruction leaves only “accidental” nuclear explosions eligible for forgiveness.

While insanity conducts psychological and physical warfare with human lives in the game of geopolitical chess, life without nuclear weapons would be disappointing to those who brandish destructive power as political pry bars. No doubt, some are now rationalizing that those who could order a nuclear launch have more sense than to use such weapons. But no, they are human like everyone else, capable of atrocities, and indeed some with their finger currently on the button have already committed multiple atrocities of lesser magnitudes — so what’s to stop them from employing a nuclear weapon while using the exact same rationale? As for the majority of humans without the power to order or stop a nuclear strike, your life is not your own and could be wagered and squandered by egomaniacal power at any given time. If the greater number of humans and political officials were rational in making decisions while respecting international law, nuclear weapons wouldn’t be needed to deter anyone. And if the majority were rational, without having nuclear arms, the world could collectively remedy illegal aggression committed by any rogue nation(s) resulting in less overall destruction — with no possibility of a mass murder suicide on a planet wide scale. But if men in general, including those with nuclear weapons, are not rational at all times, then we’re all fools for allowing these weapons to remain in anyone’s hands. Any intentional use of one nuclear weapon would be confirmation of at least one madman on the loose — and not necessarily the one who launches first. The fact these weapons are in the world is a clear indication that men don’t believe other men will act rationally and stay within the boundaries of international law.

Considering the reasons behind the world’s conflicts since WWII, the fact one of these multimegaton disasters has not been launched, inviting or inciting an exchange, is just random luck at this point and nothing more. In a collective of foolhardiness’, all countries who possess nuclear weapons claim them as deterrents only. And while it may have deterred aggression at times, if that philosophy were sound, we could arm everyone with the same capabilities today and immediately end all wars… That is a delusional fantasy, not because we can’t do it, but because greater numbers of these weapons in existence, means a greater risk of one being employed. In the immediate sense, nuclear weapons threaten man’s entire future more than anything else; and just as we chose to create them, we could also choose to completely eradicate the ever-present threat.

It’s not known to most Americans that the world’s population considers America the greatest threat to peace and security in the world today. The fact the world believes this means nothing in itself unless there’s ample evidence the U.S. has been stepping well outside the boundaries of human rights and international law. Most Americans wouldn’t believe the facts warrant our dishonor as world’s greatest threat, for the same reasons they perceive America is an overall positive force that never does wrong. Ironically, by what would overwhelmingly be considered culturally as un-American, Americans have unknowingly and intentionally been systematically programmed over decades of government and mass media manipulations which created a false perception that our military actions are always defensive humanitarian affairs standing up for freedom and democracy – while also declaring or implying God is always on our side. When looking at Hitler’s Germany, it’s easily seen how mass media was an extremely powerful tool for creating or reaffirming fervent beliefs in falsehoods that incited the world to the highest level of mass destruction in history – all while God was also officially and religiously promoted as being on the side of German supremacy. Though it’s actually patriotic to question and monitor our U.S. government, the facts indicate we’ve failed in that duty to ensure and demand government actions are taken on behalf of “we the people”. This includes the failure to keep the country from entering unnecessary military entanglements or initiating illegal military actions. Any evidence pointing to America’s military actions being unjustified or illegal is met with disbelief by the overwhelming majority of citizens, while reflexive anger and outright denial generally follows. If we can’t accept factual evidence regarding our own actions, how can we possibly understand why the outside world considers us the greatest threat on the planet? Ironically again, a denial of the facts in this regard is also an indication of just how dangerous we are – to be nuclear armed while unable to accept factually documented realities concerning our present and past military actions.

Looking at relatively recent history, it’s well established that a U.S. attack on Iraq was preplanned prior to September 11, 2001, and 9-11 was then conveniently used as the excuse to launch that preplanned attack in 2003 – a crime in international law. And thanks to our manipulative media, as a collective society America has exonerated itself from personal guilt and responsibility invoking 9-11 as justification for any crimes we’ve committed since. Collectively we deny the reality that hundreds of thousands of violent Iraqi deaths and millions displaced resulted directly and indirectly from our actions – while there is no excuse, 9-11 or otherwise, that can erase or justify those millions of innocent human facts evidencing our guilt. Because we’ve acted with reckless disregard for human rights and life, we’ve compelled more to become “terrorists” (by our definition) than ever existed before. This includes groups like ISIS, gaining strength through the chaos we’ve fostered over decades of illegal misconduct in the Middle East. When taking innocent life, if we don’t expect serious resistance and revenge on some level, we’re not living in reality or we’ve been lied to – it’s actually both in the case of Iraq and decades concerning the overall Middle East. While choosing not to accept reality, there are still those who deny the invasion and occupation of Iraq, torture and all, was all illegal and a serious mistake – such is the power of propaganda justifying the unjustifiable for the American consumer. By highlighting certain facts, some being patently false, while omitting others, the press intentionally and blatantly plays an active role to bolster public support for illegal invasions.
With factual information from outside the mass media networks, comes the realization that a relatively few wealthy interests behind the scenes are profiting . As deemed by the fact people from behind the scenes are profiting from the media propaganda which transforms into military death and destruction, it amounts to human lives being less important than profits for those making the decisions. And while most Americans sense multiple perversions of truth and rationality surrounding the Iraq war, the biased media coverage has denied everyday Americans the right to make fact based opinions based on all relevant and pertinent factual information. If helping Iraqis had been our true intent we could have easily spared hundreds of thousands of lives and immeasurable misery for millions, while saving trillions of U.S. tax dollars by simply paying Saddam Hussein and his entire family to leave Iraq. Since the Iraq invasion we’ve politically subverted or bombed several other “sovereign” countries in the Middle East, and due again to blinding misrepresentations and falsehoods, most Americans have been convinced that we’re “9-11 justified” in every illegal thing we do.
Looking back, we see U.S. has a history of subversive and direct military actions, born out of fear or greed, in some combination, while thinking someone else will benefit from resources we want for ourselves. Brute military force is not persuasive for spreading democracy or freedom while it victimizes civilians innocently caught in the violence. It’s instinctively known and understood that human nature resents and resists dictatorial force or forceful imposition of any kind, but collectively Americans from their manipulated point of view refuse to acknowledge universal human nature and the right of others to resist American aggression. The absurdity and hypocrisy of claiming to help someone by imposing death and destruction while commandeering their resources should be self-evident. Americans would immediately resist if anyone wanted to impose the same on us, and we are in fact being imposed on through manipulative propaganda, but collectively we just don’t know it, and hence we are the instruments enabling those behind the scenes who orchestrate these international crimes. The irrational double standards and failures to recognize the same human nature in others that exists in ourselves, when combined with our overwhelming military arsenal, is exactly why America is the greatest danger to peace and security on earth.

America’s most recent game of geopolitical chess has been presented as starting roughly a year ago. But actually happens to be another case of a democratically elected government overthrown by a group the U.S. had financed for years. Without the U.S. backing, the February 2014 overthrow of democratic Ukraine would never have taken place as it did; and because of that fact we can credit the U.S. and those behind the scenes for the entire Ukraine affair to date. Although our government and media have been falsely throwing the blame on Putin’s Russia, we know the IMF has been behind the scenes coordinating with the US government, anticipating profits through one means or another. No matter how obviously true the evidence, the facts are certain to be denied by those who’ve illegally conspired and those who cheer America’s blatant transgressions. The puppet masters and their government puppets, major news networks, military industrial complex, the IMF and Wall Street banks — each doing their part one conspiracy at a time — all with their personal plans to profit through political subversion, chaos and aggressive militarily actions. Intentional or not, all these little conspiracies add up to the Master Plan to control the world’s resources and make profits from around the world through any means. Some of those directly involved don’t understand how they’re being used for these purposes any more than the American public. The main power brokers have their own subculture and act in orchestrated concert, and with decades of prior experience under their belts using consistent methods, some of their actions are undoubtedly intuitive and second nature by now — and in fact predictable to some degree. Because the Ukraine crisis is theirs by design, the sanctions now being imposed on Russia are another deadly and unjustifiable tool being used by those responsible — while more innocent people in and outside Russia are doing without — being economically burdened, some will suffer a slow death, all because of the Master Plan.

The falling oil prices are another move on the chess board designed to punish Russia and Iran, while a number of other western business interests are being burned by the low oil prices. Contrary to what anyone may have been told, this is neither democracy nor capitalism, but it is collective egomania, undemocratic, un-capitalistic, economic and military warfare. The U.S. tax payers may again be stuck with socialized bank losses due to Wall Street banks gambling on oil derivatives. And while there seems no concern for anyone except those making decisions and their percentage of profits from the greater overall destruction and loss of life — the entire world unjustly pays the price. By putting all life and entire world on the line, the relatively few people behind all of this are betting their obsession with deceitful orchestrations will not cause an escalation to nuclear war at some point…

While the U.S. poses the biggest threat to world peace, the thought of being without nuclear weapons is frightening to some American’s. This could be the subconscious recognition that we’re not always right — or in fact we’re guilty — while our actions are creating more enemies and turning the world against us. And because of our actions we have an exaggerated need for nuclear weapons which gives us a false sense of security. Who would risk challenging a cabal of deceitfulness that manufactures delusions while brandishing thousands of nuclear warheads and wielding a military that rivals or exceeds the capabilities of the rest of the world combined? Russians, Middle Easterners, South Americans and people around the world, including Americans — they’re all challenging the totalitarian cabal as they resist being exploited economically and militarily by those pulling the strings over the U.S. government…

It’s become obvious over recent decades that neither major political party in the U.S. is representing “we the people”. They both represent the same wealthy entities that corrupt policy makers and control the content of our biased and “error” filled media — which means we only have one party. A lot of right wingers refer to Barack Obama as having too much power. But those same conservatives refuse to acknowledge it was G. W. Bush who scared them enough to surrender their rights with the Patriot Act — which handed more power to the Presidency and government in general. And it is true, while liberal democrat supporters are caught up in utopian dreams of how they’d like things to be, Obama has taken the excessive power Bush started rolling and ran it further in the same wrong direction. Either party could easily capitalize on the current political reality by unmasking the deceitful abomination America has become. Uninformed and would-be patriotic Americans along with world citizens are literally dying for the simple truth to be told. The fact neither party is attempting to capitalize by exposing the truth, is proof that they’re not representing the public’s interests. Our “election” process has come down to those behind the scenes screening and grooming political candidates through various political events and functions. Ultimately those willing to subordinate the interests and security of the American public to corporate and special interests, are the ones who receive campaign funding. And it’s now required for media “professionals” to sacrifice America by sacrificing the factual truth in reporting – otherwise they won’t become employed or stay employed by a major media network. We know corporate and special interest money is nonpartisan and supports both parties — so they win regardless of which party holds office — while the people lose either way. Many placed hope in Obama that one politician could rise above the corruption by exposing the truth behind it all. But Obama was just another slick talker who started reneging on his promises within a few days of taking the oath. And here we are today waiting for the unreality of what America has become, to be seen and understood by Americans for what it truly is.

This From The Leader Of Islam That Says “GOD BEGETS NO SON” (Quran 23)

By Salma Abdelaziz, CNN
December 30, 2014 — Updated 1514 GMT (2314 HKT)
Khamenei's Iron Fist

Khamenei’s Iron Fist
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compares U.S. protests to Middle East conflicts
  • One tweet included #BlackLivesMatter, a hashtag popularized by supporters of Eric Garner

Abu Dhabi (CNN) — In a series of blunt tweets over the holiday weekend, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei entered America’s debate on race and police violence — comparing unrest in states like New York and Missouri to conflicts in the Middle East.

On Sunday he tweeted: “#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants who had put humans in hell in this world& the hereafter while he backed the oppressed. #Ferguson”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s chief political and religious authority, acknowledged the role of Jesus in Islamic theology and compared the biblical prophet’s struggle to that of black people in the United States.
The tweet included #BlackLivesMatter, a hashtag popularized in recent weeks by supporters of Eric Garner, a 43-year old African-American man that died after being put in a chokehold by a NYPD officer.
It read: “It’s expected that followers of #Jesus follow him in his fight against arrogants and in his support for the oppressed. #BlackLivesMatter”
On Christmas Eve, the Ayatollah lumped the struggle of Palestinians in the Gaza strip with protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by police, and called on members of all three monotheistic faiths to stand-up against oppression.
The tweet said: “#Jesus like all prophets was herald of monotheism& human dignity; nowadays humanity needs this message more than ever.#Ferguson #Gaza 1/1/93″
The unverified Twitter account, widely accepted as the mouthpiece of the Ayatollah’s social media campaign, often posts diatribes against the West and Israel to its more than 91,000 followers.
In August of this year, the leader published a poignant image that criticized President Barack Obama’s support for Israel during the country’s military operation to debilitate Hamas, a group many Western nations including the U.S. designate as a terrorist organization.
“US govt has subjugated a great nation w/ massive resources to a criminal regime like #Israel.10/31/12 #Ferguson #Gaza,” it said.
In response, some Twitter users accused the Ayatollah of hypocrisy, and tweeted him with hashtags such as #AllLivesMatter, #GayLivesMatter and #KurdishLivesMatter.
In its 2013 report on Iran, Human Rights Watch said: “Many civil society activists remained in prison on political charges. Authorities regularly subjected prisoners, especially those convicted on politically motivated charges, to abuse and deprive them of necessary medical treatment.
“Iranian women continued to face discrimination in many areas including personal status matters. Authorities restricted political participation and employment of minority groups, who account for about 10% of the population.”