One Minute to Midnight

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    The world is on the edge of the nuclear abyss. It’s one minute before midnight
    and nobody seems to care.


    Humanity is sleepwalking toward global annihilation, furthered by a collective amnesia about the threat posed by nuclear weapons, especially in an environment void of meaningful arms control. On Feb. 2, the United States suspended its obligations under the INF Treaty, beginning a 180-day process that, once concluded, will lead to the abandonment of that agreement. Russia soon followed suit. The death of the INF Treaty represents far more than simply the end of an era. It is the end of a process—a mindset—that recognized nuclear weapons for their globe-killing reality and sought their reduction and eventual elimination.


    One Minute to Midnight



     
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    Meh. We’ve had a good run. Maybe the nutters are right and we’ll reincarnate as Tigers or Jesus will come or something.
     
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    Russia followed suit? LOL!

    Those sonfabitches hadn't been following the treaty for years and that is why Trump told them to go fuck themselves.
     
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    From further down in the article...
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is wrong to keep the hands of the Doomsday Clock stuck at two minutes to midnight. The situation is far more grave than its assessed “new abnormal” would suggest. The United States is in the process of creating the conditions for a nuclear war with Russia, and the Russian president is calmly talking about global annihilation if such an event transpires.
     
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    At least when Obama was President, it was three minutes to midnight.
    Good going, Trump.
    Press release: It is now 3 minutes to midnight - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
     
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    "Have no fear of atomic energy, cause none of them can stop the time."

    Marley
     
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    You idiots cant go a minute without obsessing over Trump.
     
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    I've lived under the "one minute to midnight" scenario since the late 1950s. The US, Russians and the Chinese are far too intelligent and self-preservative to launch a nuclear war with each other. Mutual Assured Destruction applies to all, with assured being the operative word. It's a mutual deterrent.

    Dinky third-world countries run by crazy people, like North Korea and Iran, are the real problem, and must be dealt with in no uncertain terms.
     
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    That's because the world knew that Obama was an easy surrender.
     
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    When Trump is surrounded by the same neocons as Obama and Bush were, can we really believe he's the one making these decisions ? Obama won the peace prize while he was droning civilians in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Afganistan, Libya....
     
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