Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Nuclear progress as US Hosts World Nuclear Summit: Medvedev: Obama thinks when he speaks, unlike...?
US Hosts World Nuclear Summit: Medvedev: Obama thinks when he speaks, unlike...?
With new START treaty signed and completed Obama and Palin trade words. What a bad joke Palin is saying she is as qualified as Obama to discuss nukes. Obama, Palin trade words over nuclear policy
Signed & completed: US, Russia close nuclear talks
As the junior senator from Illinois in August 2005 President Obama traveled to Russia, the Ukraine and Azerbaijan with his more senior colleague Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, for a tour of some of the Cold War's most fearsome weapons sites. It was Obama's first trip abroad as a U.S. senator. The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was taking along its newest member for a crash course in nuclear security and he learned well.
By then, Lugar had spent more than a dozen years helping to secure and dismantle Soviet-era nuclear stockpiles and weapons systems. Obama, a Democrat, spent much of the trip watching and learning. Five years later, Obama is no longer the understudy and we have to listen to loud mouthed fools like Sarah Palin make fun of Obama's expertise gained as a community organizer comparing herself equal to him. I mean come on! Obama takes non-nuclear pledge to world leaders | Seattle Times ...
The problem and task before the world is daunting but critical and all must be on board. Just 55 pounds of highly enriched uranium "about the size of a grapefruit" is needed to make a small nuclear device. There are an estimated 3.5 million pounds of the material in 40 countries around the world, and another 1.1 million pounds of plutonium. That is scary! It is enough to create 200,000 atom bombs.
I just want to remind that Libya led the way in turning away from nuclear material and endeavors. Nuclear terrorism is and has been declare our biggest threat short of our already degrading environment. Obama met with leaders from South Africa and Kazakhstan, countries which have gone nuclear free, giving up their nuclear weapons programs. The Ukraine, Canada, and Chile vow to be nuke free with Canada and the Ukraine vowing to send all material to the US. Ukraine pledges to get rid of nuclear material | Bryan/College ...
This is their chance to get rid of all that life destroying material. The EU joins Obama in wanting eradication, China says they will work with us, and some Nations have agreed to send their nuclear material to us. I guess better us than anyone else but if we become the Fort Knox of Uranium where will it go? NIMBY! (not in my backyard)