Comments on: Kissinger, Shultz back Obama push to eliminate nuclear arms http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/19/kissinger-shultz-back-obama-push-to-eliminate-nuclear-arms/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Larry Pullen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/19/kissinger-shultz-back-obama-push-to-eliminate-nuclear-arms/comment-page-1/#comment-395627 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:15:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17605#comment-395627 The threat of nuclear terrorism after 9/11 caused a number of minds to be changed about nuclear weapons. Many people, I am convinced, believe that had the terrorists been able to acquire nuclear weapons through theft, purchase or by building them, they would have used the nuclear weapon. The most effective way of preventing nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists is to eliminate nuclear weapons and control the development of fissile materials. This calls for more control through ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, an effective follow-on agreement to START, development of a fissile material treaty and reinvigoration of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty regime.

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By: Ariel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/19/kissinger-shultz-back-obama-push-to-eliminate-nuclear-arms/comment-page-1/#comment-391412 Thu, 21 May 2009 13:42:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17605#comment-391412 A nonnuclear world wasn’t the tune that 85-year old Henry Kissinger (R) was singing when he was President Nixon’s (R) and President Ford’s (R) national security advisor (1968-73) and secretary of state (1973-77), during the conduct, U.S. withdrawal from, and immediate aftermath of the SE Asia counterinsurgency (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos). We don’t recall Mr. Kissinger stepping up to the plate on the nuclear arms elimination issue during the past 32 years either…until now for some reason. Wasn’t he an advisor to President Bush (the son) (R)? We don’t believe Mr. Kissinger has changed his mind on the nuclear arms issue.

Likewise, 88-year old George Shultz (R) was humming a very aggressive nuclear arms tune when he was President Reagan’s (R) secretary of state (1982-89). And as with his republican colleague just mentioned, we don’t recall Mr. Shultz calling for nuclear arms elimination during the past 20 years since he left the state department. The Reagan administration was very aggressive on nuclear arms expansion, even to the point of Mr. Reagan essentially turning down Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s offer of nuclear disarmament at Reykjavík, Iceland, on October 12, 1986. Mr. Reagan was clinging to his fantasy star wars program of missile defense which still doesn’t work to this day. We don’t believe that Mr. Shultz has changed his mind on the nuclear arms issue either.

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By: Pancha Chandra http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/19/kissinger-shultz-back-obama-push-to-eliminate-nuclear-arms/comment-page-1/#comment-391388 Wed, 20 May 2009 15:58:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17605#comment-391388 A real meeting of sound minds bending themselves backwards to ensure the world is a safer place. However there are rogue states led by unsound leaders who are determined to thwart good intentions. North Korea and Iran are not interested in peaceful use of nuclear energy; they are determined to flout the non-proliferation treaty. Iran has just fired its second long-range missile obviously to show Israel its muscle.A nuclear-guided missile could create havoc. These are dangerous war-games which need to be stopped. The dangers of proliferation should be seriously considered.

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By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/19/kissinger-shultz-back-obama-push-to-eliminate-nuclear-arms/comment-page-1/#comment-391379 Wed, 20 May 2009 02:46:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17605#comment-391379 Politicians like Obama and many Republicans are the reason why proliferation just continues…. all politicans are truly concernced with is their power, and staying in power…. politicans are not nearly as concerned about nuclear weapons are they are concerned about remaining in office…. period

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