Category Archives: War

MAD–Mutually assured destruction

It would take an hour-and-a-half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles.–Donald Trump Forty years ago, more or less, I attended a lecture in Detroit by physicist Hans Bethe on nuclear disarmament. Bethe favored disarmament, but maintained that … Continue reading

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Militarism

We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous … Continue reading

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Syrian use of chemical weapons revisited

In 2013, Syrian atrocities provoked President Obama to threaten the use of force to destroy chemical weapons. Obama asked Congress to approve the limited use of force. Rep. Tom Reed held “listening sessions.” He opposed President Obama’s request. He said … Continue reading

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Korea

The policy of strategic patience has ended. –Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are both unpredictable and therefore dangerous. Rex Tillerson is new to his job. Tillerson says US policy has failed in Korea, but I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is a fishy Republican

Donald Trump has views that are foreign to many Republicans: He would make deals. Deals require compromise which Republicans often deplore. He would enact trade barriers to keep jobs at home. Republicans traditionally favor free trade. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt … Continue reading

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Plumb reacts to Reed’s meeting with Trump

News release from John Plumb’s Campaign for to represent the NY23rd Congressional District JAMESTOWN—Fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress John Plumb today responded to news of a Washington, DC meeting between GOP Presidential … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Changing Stance on Refugees

A chameleon is a lizard that has the ability to change color in order to survive. Political chameleons change their opinions or behavior according to the situation. Rep. Reed has changed his opinion on the issue of Syrian Refugees at least three times since the ISIS lead attacks on Paris … Continue reading

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