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Trump Seeks More Nukes
By Daily Bell Staff - December 24, 2016

Trump Doubles Down On Nukes: “Let It Be An Arms Race, We’ll Outlast Them All. “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. When asked by co-host Mika Brzezinski to clarify the tweet, Trump gave a response that she, nor anyone else for that matter, was expecting.

The Donald is not taking our advice, and we are not surprised. We’ve often said that nukes are no what they appear to be. There ample evidence, certainly that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not what they appeared to be either. But there’s little evidence The Donald reads us, and even less were that possible that he knows who we are.

But we are not deterred, certainly when it come to those long-ago days, Every part of tale of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is riddled and outright lies. But the worst issue of all is the Pentagon’s general lack if transparency when it comes to the bombing. Perhaps it is the general idea of such a weapon that somehow gives it credence.

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Meanwhile, Trump’s newly appointed Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, appeared on the Today Show to calm the nerves of an anxious Matt Lauer who asked whether Trump was planning to “reverse 40 years of policy in this country.” “[T]here’s not going to be [an arms race] because he is going to ensure that other countries get the message he is not going to sit back and allow that.”

“What’s going to happen is they will all come to their senses and we will all be just fine. Other countries need to be put on notice that he is not going to sit back and allow them to undermine our safety, our sovereignty. He is going to match other countries and take action.”

Zerohedge notes that as it stated yesterday, Trump’s calls to strengthen the U.S. nuclear arsenal comes just as Vladimir Putin has urged for Russia to do the same. The Russian president stated that the country needed a mobile and superior fighting force to face its enemies. Supposedly, Russians have over 7000 missiles and we have the same,

Again, there is no way of proving even now that the Russians have the missiles the say they do. They have had tests just as we have had tests. But the test have been top secret just like ours

There is little to fully establish the total efficacy of the Russian missiles anymore than there is American. Again, there is no way of proving even now that the Russians have the missiles the say they do.

They have had tests just as we have had tests. But the test have been top secret just like ours.
There is little to fully establish the total efficacy of the Russian missiles anymore than America’s.

In a speech that recapped military activities in 2016, Putin said the army’s preparedness has “considerably increased” and called for continued improvement that would ensure it can “neutralise any military threat”.

The Zerohedge conclusion? “With that, we have a sneaking suspicion that “Rocky 24: Balboa vs. Drago – The Rematch” was just approved for production.

Conclusion: The bottom line here is that producing missiles and making sure they work as advertised are two different things.

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  • Mstrjack

    If Donald J. Trump is not a regular reader of The Daily Bell, then he is missing out on real true news big time!

  • Marcopolo

    Well, that was a hell of Holiday message!!
    I don’t have desk to hide under any longer;-)

  • Bolt Upright

    It’s the Art of the Deal. Putin will respect Trump’s opening parlay. Putin knows he’s not dealing with a limp wrist’d Choom gang leader any longer.

  • Trump’s new trade guy, Peter Navarro, has written 2 books on China, saying they have many thousands more nukes than they let on. That may be what Trump is referring to. My review of the second book, “Crouching Tiger”: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/china-690955-chinese-book.html

    • tgmolitor

      It’s the Pentagon planners job to write reports with conclusions that always point to perceived deficits in our military’s retaliatory capabilities. Our fear is their (war merchants) profit. One should wonder how real the military threat is in China. Growing up, I always half-expected the Russian army to invade our next Cub Scout meeting. I did watch Navarro’s documentary based on his book, Death by China,” and found it interesting. Have you seen it? It’s what got Navarro hired as the head of the newly-created National Trade Council. People say “we don’t want to start a trade war with China.” But we’ve been in one since China joined the WTO fifteen years ago.

  • GH

    “Perhaps it is the general idea of such a weapon that somehow gives it credence.”

    Who knows? Maybe he does read DB and thinks a ruse will do the trick. Am I mistaken in thinking early on in the campaign Trump asked something like: “If nukes end things quickly, why haven’t they been used to give quick endings to all the wars?” Maybe I dreamed it, but I thought I read it first here in DB – it sort of gave an extra kick to DB’s further investigation of nuke history.

    “Shakespeare said, “All the world is a stage.” And Trump certainly knows how to use the stage. Could he be thinking that since most of the world believes in nukes are for real; why not play the game and have them think we’re building nukes to the hilt? Putin may be playing the same game. If the fear has been successful for over 70 years. Remember: Believe a lie long enough and it takes on the role of truth.

  • GH

    And then there’s the money factor. Building more nukes pleases the industrial military complex, and brings the facade of boosting the economy and providing jobs. Let the games begin.

  • georgesilver

    First you talk about “ours” and “theirs”…. well I’m not one of “ours or theirs”. I’m an individual and do not belong to any of the present teams.
    Next.. as Trump is not yet in charge of the ” nuclear button” nobody has informed him that they don’t work and it’s all a giant hoax to keep ‘we the people’ perpetually in fear.

  • Well it seems that US one way or other must spend $1 trillion to upgrade its nuclear weapons – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-23/trump-s-nuclear-boast-is-obama-s-modernization-plan . The purpose is to be able to wipe out Russia or China; if necessary, to protect USA. That it doesn’t work I explain at http://heiwaco.com/bomb.htm .

    • I think you will find, Anders Björkman, their nuclear weapons upgrade is much more to do with inventing something with which they can magic into existence $1 trillion [$1 million million] and conveniently in matters of national security and strategic defence, without having to account for its spending/lease lending. Another one of those pretend wealth and power plays to try and keep the mass ponzi and global frauds from collapsing and the masses realising their virtually real manipulated existence.

      That is how badly the Great Game is played and perverted these days to permit fools to destroy with out-of-control, remote autonomous command and relatively anonymous control levers. It is though a titanic systemic weakness easily exploited and expanded to catastrophically explode and destroy all dependent and interdependent markets with the simply complex application and delivery of inconvenient truths/secretly held nuggets of information and mind blowing intelligence.

      • Oh, and Merry Xmas and a Happy Prosperous New Year to all and sundry Daily Bell Ringers.

        Play AI with a SMARTR Great Game and the Future will Supply Presents Free and Absent of Past Impediments with their Circus Hoops to jump through.

      • You are right. Fake news, fake nonexisting money, Just a magic show.

  • Douteux55

    It’s clearly a smokescreen. Is Russia intimidated? Doubt it. More and more about either the total hoax of the nuclear arsenal, or the recent neutralization of it ( either the nukes don’t work or can be blocked ) so it’s all bombast but to what end? More money laundering? pay offs to the military-industrial complex? life insurance? who knows? Anyway, I’m relieved about the nuclear truth revelations as I no longer have to worry about us being vaporized, at least not by our own! Word is that Trump also takes orders but he isn’t Cabal, so who’s behind him?

    • AmericanGold

      Norman Vincent Peal?

      • Douteux55

        Are you joking? I guess so. I never get this type of response.

        • AmericanGold

          No, not a joke. I was replying to your question, …”so who’s behind him?” It is my understanding that Norman Vincent Peal, author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”, was pastor at the church Trump’s family attended while he was growing up, suggesting an early influence on this extraordinarily positive-thinking man.

  • Bruce C.

    I’m assuming Trump “said” this: ““The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

    If so, then I interpret that to mean that he wants the “the world” to start talking about “nukes” again and get to the bottom of the issue.

    Maybe he (or someone close) does read the DB, or some other source that questions nuclear weapons. Maybe he has questions about them too and doesn’t know what’s really true. So, by initiating a public discussion about them then maybe some of the truth will become clearer.

    My hope is that some of the DB’s questions and “evidence” about them becomes more mainstream and forces answers to arise rather than just more speculation. A public claim that nukes aren’t as effective as advertised is a fairly serious charge. It’s a concept that’s easy to understand for most people, and less than direct responses to it would be obvious and politically problematic.

    In any case, I highly doubt Trump literally wants the US to ramp up nuclear warhead production. It’s just not his rhetorical style. Instead I think he tries to use information and his “opponent’s” beliefs against themselves, to get them to hang themselves.

  • AmericanGold

    This article is difficult to read … almost every paragraph has bumpy typos and/or grammatical detours … no proof-readers available? I have admired DB’s presentation style for sometime now … not the facts alone but also what might be made of them. Proper composition makes all possible.

  • Red Baron

    The military industrial complex demands to be fed!

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