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A year ago, the doomsday clock moved closer to midnight and it was Trump's fault.

Today, it moved even closer to apocalypse, at 2 minutes to midnight. It's the closest it's been since 1953, when the US and USSR were testing H-bombs.

The current move was prompted by Donald Trump's "unpredictability", pointing to his often controversial tweets and statements.

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OK, to be fair they said the decision was not based on a single factor and also listed North Korea nuclear tests, climate change and rising West-Russia tensions.
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col_w wrote:
A year ago, the doomsday clock moved closer to midnight and it was Trump's fault.

Today, it moved even closer to apocalypse, at 2 minutes to midnight. It's the closest it's been since 1953, when the US and USSR were testing H-bombs.

The current move was prompted by Donald Trump's "unpredictability", pointing to his often controversial tweets and statements.

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OK, to be fair they said the decision was not based on a single factor and also listed North Korea nuclear tests, climate change and rising West-Russia tensions.


Don't think it was helped by all this talk about using tactical nukes either.
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col_w wrote:
A year ago, the doomsday clock moved closer to midnight and it was Trump's fault.

Today, it moved even closer to apocalypse, at 2 minutes to midnight. It's the closest it's been since 1953, when the US and USSR were testing H-bombs.

The current move was prompted by Donald Trump's "unpredictability", pointing to his often controversial tweets and statements.

Spoiler (click to reveal)
OK, to be fair they said the decision was not based on a single factor and also listed North Korea nuclear tests, climate change and rising West-Russia tensions.


I have it on good authority that we are at no risk and this will never happen.

Apparently no rational person would believe that we are closer to nuclear war than we have been in five decades.

So sleep well at night. All is well.
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No need to worry about those crazy predictions of major earthquakes either! And there hasn't been a major pandemic in decades!
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Doing a bit of late night reading (I'm off work tomorrow), and I see something that definitely may contribute to this situation. The US is very close (within a year or so) of accomplishing two things that, taken together, will give it a devastating ability to deliver nuclear weapons virtually without warning. Apparently the B61-12 nuclear bomb, the latest version of a weapon originally developed 50 years ago, will soon go into full scale production. This "12" series B61 is a 'smart bomb', fitted with a Boeing tail-kit allowing it to become a precision guided weapon. It has a variable yield from 0.3kt to 50kt.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/699885/Nuclear-weapon-s...

The second development is that the F-35A fighter will be certified to carry the B61-12 within the next two years. The F-35, despite the critics, is turning out to be the highly lethal, incredibly stealthy fighter that the US military hoped it would be.

http://www.businessinsider.com/f-35-russia-china-radar-count...

This means that soon (quite possibly before Mr. Trump's first term is up), the US will have a precision-guided nuclear weapon married to a virtually untouchable delivery system. That combination would seem to be a recipe for an American president to be more tempted than ever to consider using these weapons.

OK, well enough of this for now - off to bed! Sleep tight everyone!
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Doing a bit of late night reading (I'm off work tomorrow), and I see something that definitely may contribute to this situation. The US is very close (within a year or so) of accomplishing two things that, taken together, will give it a devastating ability to deliver nuclear weapons virtually without warning. Apparently the B61-12 nuclear bomb, the latest version of a weapon originally developed 50 years ago, will soon go into full scale production. This "12" series B61 is a 'smart bomb', fitted with a Boeing tail-kit allowing it to become a precision guided weapon. It has a variable yield from 0.3kt to 50kt.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/699885/Nuclear-weapon-s...

The second development is that the F-35A fighter will be certified to carry the B61-12 within the next two years. The F-35, despite the critics, is turning out to be the highly lethal, incredibly stealthy fighter that the US military hoped it would be.

http://www.businessinsider.com/f-35-russia-china-radar-count...

This means that soon (quite possibly before Mr. Trump's first term is up), the US will have a precision-guided nuclear weapon married to a virtually untouchable delivery system. That combination would seem to be a recipe for an American president to be more tempted than ever to consider using these weapons.

OK, well enough of this for now - off to bed! Sleep tight everyone!


Even if we could somehow nuke all the conventional weapons pointing at Seoul (highly unlikely), I'm pretty sure China would be not-pleased with us preemptively striking NK. Even if Trump can't comprehend this, I'm assuming the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff do.
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Since I have previously used the Iron Maiden video in the recent past, here it is by The Iron Maidens.

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