ISIS Was Created By US

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War Crime? American Forces Caught Using White Phosphorus Munitions in Iraq
In an interview with Sputnik, filmmaker Jacques Charmelot said that the 2003 takeover of Iraq by the United States ultimately resulted in the emergence of the terrorist group currently known as Daesh, the self-proclaimed caliphate alternately known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
Charmelot, who worked as a journalist in the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa, is also known for directing the documentary ‚Irak, une veritable imposture‘ (Iraq, real imposture).
„The intervention was certainly a mistake for the Americans, who suffered losses in Iraq, but it was not a mistake for those who capitalized on the three or five trillion dollars that was spent [on the Iraq War],“ he said.
In this vein, he pointed the finger at the neo-conservatives, whom he described as „a group of ideologists who have been the pivot element of American power since the end of the Cold War.“
„They believe that the disappearance of (America’s) main rival meant that the US became the first and only world power and that [its might] should be used for effectively protecting American interests across the world,“ Charmelot said.
In his opinion, „the philosophy of dominance“ related to the US’s fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons which resulted in the protracted war.
„The US decided to fight countries that were involved with nuclear technology, in what would finally lead to a confrontation with Iraq or with Iran, which are seen as enemies. This fight against nuclear proliferation along with the US fight against terrorism which started in 2011 helped the neoconservatives to draw the country into a permanent war,“ according to him.
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that Washington is deploying an additional 615 soldiers to allegedly support Iraq’s military in retaking the Daesh-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Six Years Later: Is Iraq Free From US Campaign of Endless War?
According to Carter, the soldiers in the new deployment will serve in roles the US Defense Department describes as advice, assist, logistics and intelligence.
In July, Carter sent 560 US soldiers, mostly engineers and support personnel, to rebuild Iraq’s al-Asad Airbase and the Qayyarah Airbase, which were heavily damaged by US-led coalition artillery and aircraft fire during operations to dislodge Daesh terrorists.
The United States currently has about 5,200 military personnel in Iraq.
Mosul, one of the largest cities in Iraq, along with a number of other northern and western Iraqi towns and cities, were seized in 2014 during a Daesh offensive which saw the execution of hundreds of captured Iraqi soldiers. Daesh has been condemned by Russia, the United States and other nations.

ISIS To Increase Attacks In Europe

EU police agency warns ISIS may increase attacks in Europe

By Mike Corder The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The number of people killed in attacks by extremists throughout Europe soared in 2015 from a year earlier, the European Union police agency reported Wednesday as it warned the Islamic State group may “put more emphasis on operations abroad” as a Western military alliance puts it under pressure in Syria and Iraq.

The Europol report painted a worrying picture of an EU assailed by Islamic extremist threats that are unlikely to recede any time soon. It warned that Syrian asylum-seekers could be targeted and swiftly radicalized by IS recruiters while a new generation of fighters is being raised in IS territory in Syria and Iraq.

The report also stated that IS appears to favour attacks against soft targets because they “instil more fear in the general public.”

That threat was horrifically underscored by the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France, that left 84 people dead.

In a move that underscored the swiftly evolving nature of the extremist threat, Europol also issued a separate statement on recent attacks in Nice, Germany and the United States, saying they “highlight the operational difficulties in detecting and disrupting lone actor attacks.”
The report was published on the day that senior government officials from the international coalition against IS were due to meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss their campaign.

Compiling data from EU member states, Europol said that in 2015, 151 people died – up from four the previous year – and more than 360 were injured as a result of terrorist attacks in the bloc. All but one of the fatalities was the result of Jihadi attacks, Europol said.

Six EU Member States faced a total of 211 failed, foiled or completed terrorist attacks from Jihad groups and other extremists. Law enforcement officials arrested 1,077 people for terrorism-related offences.

The report also documented other extremist groups active in the EU including separatists in Spain and Northern Ireland and extreme right-wing groups.

It warned of a potential new wave of fanatics as a result of children of “foreign terrorist fighters living with their parents in IS-held territory.

“IS has often shown that they train these minors to become the next generation of foreign terrorist fighters, which may pose a future security threat,” the report said.

While Europol said there was no concrete evidence of foreign fighters systematically sneaking into Europe among the huge flow of refugees in 2015 there is a “real and imminent danger” that members of the Sunni Muslim refugee community will “become vulnerable to radicalization once in Europe, and … be specifically targeted by Islamist extremist recruiters.”

The Hague-based police agency also reported that extremists are increasingly adept at using the internet and social media to spread propaganda, raise funds, potentially carry out cyberattacks and finance their operations by soliciting donations in closed forums and websites and even exploiting crowdfunding sites.

This Was The First Seal Of War (Revelation 6)

British Inquiry Finds Iraq War Lacked Legal Justification

JAISAL NOOR, TRNN: A British inquiry into the Iraq war strongly criticized former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government on Wednesday for joining the U.S.-led invasion without a satisfactory legal basis or proper planning.

The long-awaited inquiry report stopped short of saying military action was illegal, a stance that is certain to disappoint Blair’s many critics.

JOHN CHILCOT: The party has not expressed a view on whether military action was legal. That could, of course, only be resolved by a properly constituted and internationally recognized court. We have, however, concluded that the circumstances in which it was decided that there was a legal basis for UK military action were far from satisfactory.

NOOR: The report said there was no imminent threat from Saddam in March 2003, and the chaos in Iraq and the region which followed should also have been foreseen.

CHILCOT: Mr Blair presented Iraq’s past current and future capabilities as evidence of the severity of the potential threat from Iraq’s WMD. He said that at some point in the future that threat would become a reality. The judgments about Iraq’s capabilities in that statement and in the dossier published the same day were presented with a certainty that was not justified.

NOOR: The invasion and subsequent instability in Iraq had, by 2009, according to the most conservative estimates resulted in the deaths of at least 150,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians, and displaced more than a million.

CHILCOT: Blair told the inquiry that the difficulties encountered in Iraq after the invasion could not have been known in advance. We do not agree that hindsight is required.

NOOR: Outside, Stop the War Coalition campaigners read out the names of Iraqis and British soldiers who had died in the war.

In Iraq, many laid the blame for the rise of ISIS and Iraq’s instability on the British and U.S. invasion. The Islamic State controls a large area of the country. Just this past weekend, Iraq experienced one of its bloodiest attacks as hundreds of people were either killed or injured in a massive car bomb attack in Karrada, a busy commercial district of Baghdad.

SALEH MUTLAQ: [Translated] The decision to invade Iraq was a complete failure, and the evidence to its failure is the result that we’ve reached today. Today the world is threatened by terrorism because Iraq became weak. The weakness of Iraq has led to the weakness of other Arab countries, and the countries in the region were invaded by terrorism after it invaded Iraq.

NOOR: Back in Britain, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who spoke out against the invasion of Iraq, described it as an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext and a “catastrophe.”

JEREMY CORBYN: Frankly, it was an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext, as the inquiry accepts, and has long been regarded as illegal by the overwhelming weight of international legal opinion. By any measure, the invasion and occupation of Iraq has been, for many, a catastrophe.
Mr. Speaker, the decision to invade Iraq in 2003, on the basis of what the Chilcot report calls, and I quote, “flawed intelligence” about the weapons of mass destruction has had a far-reaching impact on us all. It’s led to a fundamental breakdown in trust in politics and in our institutions of government. The tragedy is that while the governing class got it so horrifically wrong, many people, many of our people, actually got it right.

There are huge lessons for every single one of us here today. We make decisions that have consequences that don’t just go on for the immediate years, they go on for decades and decades afterwards.

NOOR: Many, including Peter Kuznick, a professor of history and the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University argue that people must be held accountable for violating international law.

PETER KUZNICK: It’s perhaps the most serious war crime. Perhaps the second-most serious war crime. The most serious war crime would be the use of nuclear weapons and threatening the annihilation of everybody on the planet. But beneath that, the most serious war crime is, is going to war unprovoked, against a country that is not threatening you, without any kind of international authorization. So yes, this is a war crime, and people can be held accountable as war criminals, and should be.

NOOR: For all our coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath, go to TheRealNews.com. This is Jaisal Noor.

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DISCLAIMER: Please note that transcripts for The Real News Network are typed from a recording of the program. TRNN cannot guarantee their complete accuracy.

Another ISIS Attack Before The Dirty Bomb (Daniel 8)

People carry an injured man near the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant during an attack by unidentified gunmen in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic district on July 2, 2016. © STR / AFP

People carry an injured man near the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant during an attack by unidentified gunmen in Dhaka’s high-security diplomatic district on July 2, 2016. © STR / AFP

Dhaka hostage standoff: At least 2 dead; ISIS claims responsibility

• The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka warned of the situation on Twitter, advising people to shelter in place and noting that a hostage situation had been reported. Later, the embassy advised it had accounted for all of the American citizens working under the chief of the mission authority.
• The embassy and many other diplomatic missions are less than 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) from the cafe.

ISIS or al Qaeda?

CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said he is unaware of an ISIS claim of responsibility that has been proven wrong.
Philip Mudd, a former CIA counterterrorism official and a CNN analyst, agreed with Bergen that ISIS doesn’t issue false claims. He said he thinks they were quick to take credit for the attack before al Qaeda could.
“As they compete, they want to get out there in a place like Bangladesh right away before al Qaeda says anything and they say this is us,” Mudd said.
ISIS and al Qaeda want to expand their presence around the world, Bergen said. That includes taking homegrown terror groups and making them affiliates.

Country has endured wave of killings

The attack came on the same day a Hindu priest was hacked to death at his temple in Bangladesh’s southwestern district of Jhenaidah, police said.
That incident was the latest in a wave of killings across Bangladesh of secular bloggers, academics and religious minorities such as Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and Sufi Muslims — despite a nationwide government crackdown and the arrest of more than 14,000 people.
The government launched an anti-militant drive across the Muslim-majority nation last month to stamp out the murders, but many of those detained are believed to be ordinary criminals and not Islamic extremists.
Home to almost 150 million Muslims, the country until recently had avoided the kind of radicalism plaguing others parts of the world. But that’s changing as the attacks seem designed to silence those to dare to criticize Islam.
One high-profile killing was the murder of Bangladeshi-American writer Avijit Roy in 2014 that occurred right outside Dhaka’s annual book fair. In April, a well-known LGBT activist and his friend were murdered.
The trend has sparked debate about the involvement of ISIS.

ISIS Strikes Again (Daniel 8:4)

20 Hostages Killed in Bangladesh Restaurant Attack, ISIS Claims Responsibility

PHOTO: A relative tries to console Bangladeshi woman Semin Rahman, center, whose son is missing after militants took hostages in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. AP

Twenty hostages were killed by militants who stormed an upscale restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka during a 10-hour siege, the Bangladeshi government announced Saturday morning.
U.S. citizens in the city were warned by the State Department to “remain vigilant” following the terror attack.

The breakdown of the victims’ nationalities was unknown. But the restaurant, Holey Artisan Bakery, is located in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter and is popular with foreigners. Japan said seven of its citizens were unaccounted for.

At least six attackers were killed by Bangladeshi paramilitary troops who mounted rescue operations. One of the attackers was arrested.

The commandos also rescued 13 hostages.

Bangladesh Brig. Gen. Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury said troops recovered explosive devices and sharp weapons from the scene.

About 35 people were taken hostage, including about 20 foreigners, when militants stormed Holey Artisan Bakery Friday night.

“We have gunned down at least six terrorists and the main building is cleared but the operation is still going on,” the commanding officer of Bangladeshi commandos, Lt. Col. Tuhin Mohammad Masud, told The AP three hours after the commandos launched the rescue operation.
Masud said the rescued include a Japanese, who was injured, and two Sri Lankans. Earlier, police said two hostages of Argentine and Bangladeshi descent have been rescued.
Masud said there are casualties, but did not provide details of the injuries.

PHOTO: Bangladeshi security officers stand guard near a restaurant that has been attacked by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of July 2, 2016, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Mahmud Hossain Opu/Getty Images
Bangladeshi security officers stand guard near a restaurant that has been attacked by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of July 2, 2016, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described the siege as a terrorist attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Anyone who believes in religion cannot do such an act,” Hasina said. “They do not have any religion, their only religion is terrorism.” The attack occurred during the Ramadan holy month.
Restaurant staffer Sumon Reza, who escaped, told The AP the attackers chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) as they entered the restaurant, initially opening fire with blanks.
Rezaul Karim, the father of a Bangladeshi businessman who was rescued along with his family, told the AP the attackers did not harm any hostage who could recite verses from the Islamic holy book, Quran.
Karim said his son told him that the attackers “did not hit people who could recite verses from the Quran. The others were tortured,” he said.
Gunfire could be heard as Bangladesh forces moved in Saturday morning to end the standoff in the country’s capital.
A man who witnessed the attack told ABC News he could hear the gunshots from his balcony.
Fayad Munain, who lives two streets away from the cafe where the attack occurred, said a cafe waiter told reporters that there were about six to eight gunmen who were all in their late 20s, Munain said. The waiter described the men as unshaven and said they fired three shots into the air before a “huge explosion.”
Munain said he heard the explosion live and then about 5 seconds later on live television. He is an American with dual citizenship and is in Bangladesh visiting family, he said.
A Twitter post circulated by Amaq, an ISIS media outlet, said that ISIS “commandos” attacked “a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka.”
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby could not confirm that ISIS was responsible for the attack.
The Associated Press, citing local media and a witness who escaped, said as many as nine gunmen stormed a restaurant. The gunmen took hostages and exchanged gunfire with security officials.

PHOTO: Security personnel is taken for medical attention after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 1, 2016.
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Security personnel is taken for medical attention after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 1, 2016. more +

Kirby said in a statement, “Our embassy in Dhaka has confirmed 100 percent accountability of all official American personnel with no injuries reported. We are working with the local authorities to determine if any U.S. citizens and locally–employed staff were affected.”

 
“We join with the people of Bangladesh in expressing our outrage at this brutal act of terrorism and offer our condolences to the friends and families of the victims, including Bangladeshi law enforcement officials who have been killed or injured responding to the attack,” Kirby said. “We are in ongoing contact with the Government of Bangladesh as the situation continues to unfold. We have offered our assistance in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for these attacks and to combat terrorism and violent extremism.”

A White House official said President Barack Obama was briefed on the attack by his chief counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco. The president asked to be kept informed as the situation develops, said the official.

Too Little Too Late (Ezekiel 17)

Obama: World must prevent ISIS ‘dirty bombs’

 

US President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard vulnerable nuclear facilities to prevent “madmen” from groups like ISIS from getting their hands on an atomic weapon or a radioactive “dirty bomb.”

Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said the world faced a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear terrorism despite progress in reducing such risks. “We cannot be complacent,” he said.
Obama said no group had succeeded in obtaining bomb materials but that al-Qaeda had long sought them, and he cited actions by ISIS militants behind recent attacks in Paris and Brussels that raised similar concerns.
Obama hosted more than 50 world leaders for his fourth and final summit focused on efforts to lock down atomic materials to guard against nuclear terrorism, which he called “one of the greatest threats to global security” in the 21st century.
Obama has less than 10 months left in office to follow through on one of his signature foreign policy initiatives. While gains have been made, arms-control advocates say the diplomatic process – which Obama conceived and championed – has lost momentum and could slow further once he leaves the White House in January.
‘Dirty bomb’ threat
Deadly bomb attacks in Brussels last month have fueled concern that ISIS could eventually target nuclear plants, steal material and develop radioactive dirty bombs. Militants were found to have videotaped the daily routine of a senior manager of a Belgian nuclear plant, Obama said.
Obama said the required 102 countries have now ratified an amendment to a nuclear security treaty that would tighten protections against nuclear theft and smuggling. “We have measurably reduced the risks,” he said.

Cameron Prophesies of the Dirty Bomb in London (Daniel 8:3)

Cameron warns ISIS could use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities

March 23, 2016: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister Questions at the Houses of Parliament in London.

March 23, 2016: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister Questions at the Houses of Parliament in London. (AP)

Britain Prime Minister David Cameron warned Western leaders Friday the Islamic State plans to use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities.

The UK Daily Telegraph reported that there is growing concerns among world leaders that extremists are looking to buy commercial drones to launch a dirty bomb attack over major metropolitan cities, which could kill thousands.

Cameron warned the dangers of ISIS getting hold of nuclear material were “only too real.” He met with leaders from the U.S. , France and China to plan out a reaction response to such an attack, the newspaper reported.

US officials reportedly fear that extremists could steal radioactive material from a medical facility and sold through the “dark web.” Cameron said he would deploy counterterrorism police and the UK Border Force while British leaders hold a Cobra meeting.

“We have already seen (ISIS) trying to look at whether they can get their hands on low-level crop-using-type drones,” one British official told The Telegraph.

The Islamic State is believed to have seized about 90 pounds of low-grade uranium from Mosul University in Iraq after capturing the city in 2014. However, it might cause more panic than actual harm. Cameron told reporters at the nuclear summit in Washington that concerns of a nuclear attack were real.

“So many summits are about dealing with things that have already gone wrong. This is a summit about something we are trying to prevent,” Cameron added.

Cameron said at the summit that Britain plans to hire 1,000 more armed police and deploy counterterrorism units in cities outside London to help counter any possible attack.

The Islamic Bomb (Revelation 15)

Wahhabis of Mass Destruction: The Doomsday Scenario of an Islamic Nuclear Arms Race

Iran does not need nuclear warheads to project its power in the Arab world. The existence and instability fomented by Hezbollah in Lebanon, the deployment of Qods forces in Syria, the Shiite militias attached to Iraq’s army, the Houthis in Yemen and the Bahraini Hezbollah prove that. Iran has intervened with its Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Lebanese, Yemeni, Iraqi and Syrian civil wars, an interventionism with roots deeper than the Islamic Revolution of 1979: the last Shah of Iran sent combat troops to neighboring Oman to help the Sultan’s army defeat Marxist-Leninist Dhofari secessionists in the 1970s.

Yet a nuclear Iran is the “Armageddon scenario” for a Saudi Arabia that sees revolutionary Iran as a threat to its “regime legitimacy” as the natural leader of the Islamic world. Yet any multipolar nuclear balance of terror in the Middle East would be unstable. There are no hotlines between Qom, Jerusalem and Riyadh, as existed between the superpowers of the Cold War. Nuclear deterrence in the Middle East can easily break down due to political miscalculation. Can the world really expect cold rationality while far-right ideologies, such as those espoused by Iran’s zealous clerical rulers or Binyamin Netanyahu’s xenophobic Likud in Israel, hold sway? Anyone who claims that predicting such actors’ responses under conditions of existential national crisis would be easy is sadly misguided. A multipolar region populated by nuclear powers would present us with a dangerously unstable nuclear balance of terror, one imposed by Israel and Iran against the backdrop of a crumbling post-Ottoman Arab state system. Even the ‘rational’ US and USSR came to the brink of nuclear war over Cuba in October 1962, and again during the Ramadan War of 1973.
If the accord reached last year breaks down and Iran does obtain an atomic weapon, what we will witness is the development of a tripolar arch of nuclear instability in the Middle East, with Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia playing the role of nuclear powers (the latter obtaining a weapon via its client state Pakistan, as some believe it has already tried to do). Egypt and Turkey would not stand idly by and would probably be tempted to defy Washington and develop nuclear capabilities.

Communications protocols, verification regimes, high-tech satellite surveillance and strict bureaucratic hierarchies – Khrushchev-style – moderated the brinksmanship of the Cold War. These do not exist in the secretive oligarchies overseen by the Supreme Leader and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. If the future of peace in the Middle East is dependent on “rationality” and “restraint” in Jerusalem, Tehran and Riyadh, then world peace will have come to rest on an alarmingly fragile and wobbly foundation.

Both Israel and Iran formally deny having nuclear weapons, though the former’s possession of nukes was all but confirmed by the Pentagon last year. These powers have very flawed and limited intelligence on each other’s intentions, command-and-control systems, decision-making protocols, capabilities or operational nuclear doctrines. Saudi Arabia/Pakistan can only add another dimension of dangerous “nuclear ambiguity”. As long as Israel was the sole nuclear power in the region, deterrence was stable. A nuclear trio in the Middle East means a region with a highly unstable system of nuclear deterrence. Nuclear proliferation in the Middle East must be prevented at all costs, posing as it does a genuine threat to world peace. A world where megalomaniac dictators like Muammar Gaddafi could aspire to nuclear weapons or the Pakistani military built a clandestine “Islamic bomb” is not a world where proliferation risk can ever be minimized.

“Buying the bomb” was a strategy used by both Libya and Saudi Arabia with Pakistan the prospective supplier, while Syria’s Assad regime turned to North Korea for assistance. However, a Saudi-Pakistani nuclear transaction would have to be carried out with extraordinary secrecy in order to evade the constant threat of Western retaliation, be it in the form of economic sanctions or interceptions and sabotage by Mossad or the CIA. Discovery of such a deal between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan could result in economic sanctions which would destroy Saudi Arabia’s oil export reliant economy, which is already suffering from low energy prices. One would think that a House of Saud obsessed with the calculus of regime survival would view this as an unacceptable risk, but if there is one thing we know about the Middle East it is that we know very little at all.

Obama States The Obvious (Ezekiel 17)

 
Nuclear Terrorist Attack Would ‘change our world’, Says Obama

DONALDHAMM

He said world leaders and other participants at the conference had expressed concerns about Trump’s comments during private conversations with him at the summit meeting, which gathered more than 50 world leaders to discuss ways to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack, whether from the leakage of nuclear fuel or the theft of a bomb by a terrorist group.

There’s still a great deal of nuclear and radioactive material around the world that needs to be secured”, he said pointing to growing plutonium stockpiles and “expanding” nuclear arsenals that include small tactical nuclear weapons “in some countries”.

“The person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world, generally”, Obama said.

But while no terrorists has yet gained possession of a “dirty bomb” made of radioactive materials, Obama said, such terrorists pose a persistent and evolving threat.

The cycle of nuclear security summits was launched in April 2010 by President Obama. And the USA and Japan announced they had finished removing hundreds of pounds of weapons-grade material from a Japanese research reactor, and they pledged to do the same at another.

But critics say the deal merely delays Iran’s nuclear progress – and doesn’t end it for good.
“We will have to see how willing China is to fully implement the sanctions but thus far, there’s evidence – conflicting and incomplete but nevertheless credible – that Beijing today is doing more than it has ever done to enforce United Nations sanctions”, the expert, now a managing director for business consultancy Bower Group Asia, said.

He also affirmed Vietnam’s commitment to continue contributing to facilitating the application of peacful nuclear technology, including ensuring security for nuclear power development.

The rare summit among leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan has left a critical question unanswered: Whether North Korea will change its course in the face of mounting pressure.
In a speech delivered at the opening meeting of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, Xi said China has been committed to stepping up its own nuclear security while advancing global cooperation.
Some of the world leaders who attended a White House summit dinner Thursday were from countries that have been directly impacted by terrorist attacks.

It was a major achievement for the Obama administration that hails it as a milestone in the effort to curb nuclear proliferation.

It said Kerry, during his conversation with Doval, indicated that India and the U.S. have begun conversations about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme and Kerry also praised India’s “responsible stewardship” of its nuclear weapons.

He has also said he is open to using nuclear weapons to settle a conflict in Europe.

That’s why we’ve been leading a global effort to secure the world’s nuclear materials.

In Pakistan alone, Central Intelligence Agency drones strikes have killed almost 2,400 people since 2004, according to a report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Morocco, which is among the few Arab and African countries taking part in this worldwide event, plays an important role in the process of nuclear security summits.

The Nuclear Terrorist Threat (Daniel 8:4)

NUCLEAR THREAT A GROWING MENACE SAY WORLD LEADERS

Nuclear Terrorism

Nuclear Terrorism

The following article is entirely the opinion of Plutarc Sicat and does not reflect the views of the Inquisitr.

APRIL 3, 2016

Plutarc Sicat

As world leaders converge in Washington to discuss the growing nuclear threat, North Korea fires a missile on April 1. The April Fool’s missile launch begs the question, how effective is the world’s nuclear deterrence? If a country like North Korea were to answer the question, the answer would be: Nuclear deterrence is about launching a nuclear warhead in the air order to let all know that the state is capable of preempting an attack.

Or at least, this is what the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations, So Se Pyong, said when asked why the April Fool’s missile was launched, as quoted by CBS News.

“If the United States continues (drills with the South), then we have to make the countermeasures also, as I told you. So, we have to develop and we have to make more deterrence, nuclear deterrence.”

It is probable that the Nuclear Security Summit might not be held again once US President Barack Obama leaves office. Still, the summit is a lasting legacy that the Obama administration leaves to its successor. Asia One reports:

“World leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington have reaffirmed their commitment to countering nuclear terrorism and proliferation, with the budding nuclear ambitions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group topping the list of concerns.”

Asia One said that, during the summit, 50 nations highlighted the nuclear threat “as one of the greatest challenges to international security and pledged to co-operate to combat it.” At the same time, the represented nations underscored the most critical aspect of the nuclear threat as follows:
“More work remains to be done to prevent non-state actors from obtaining nuclear and other radioactive materials, which could be used for malicious purposes.”

In response to this aspect of the nuclear threat, President Obama had this to say to the 49 world leaders present: “There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible.”
Obama was referring to ISIS and the nuclear threat the terrorist group poses. The American president, along with the rest of the participants to the Nuclear Security Summit, is apparently not as concerned or perturbed by the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The US President also took the opportunity to underscore the important role that two countries play in helping manage the world’s combined total of nuclear stockpile in a prudent manner.

As The Express Tribune reports: “Obama on Friday urged Pakistan and India to scale down the nuclear threat in the subcontinent.”

The nuclear warheads of Pakistan could become the world’s third biggest stockpile, the report added. Such position puts the United States and Russia at the first and second ranks, respectively. As the summit ends with the solemn pledge by nations to remain ever vigilant to countering nuclear proliferation, questions remain regarding how the North Korean nuclear threat will be dealt with.
As it is, more displays of nuclear audacity can only be expected from the country, as it vows to respond to any form of provocation in a manner that resembles an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. However, as the North Korean ambassador to the UN says, the country’s missile launches are but a natural response to the US-backed military exercises in the region. So as the bigger picture looks, when it comes to the question of who the real bully of nuclear threat actually is, the whole issue remains obscured.

Despite the efforts of the world to address important security concerns in a concerted fashion, it is apparent that the North Korean issue will stay on as a question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Nevertheless, the recent achievements of the summit of world leaders to address the nuclear threat are commendable.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2957113/nuclear-threat-a-growing-menace-say-world-leaders/#zKQ6ayt8r3gkYDo7.99