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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The President has carte blanch authority to launch nukes. That is a double edged sword.

The first edge is the President could go off the rails and launch.

The other edge is if there is a true emergency that required it, he could do so quickly.

If we change this to need the Speaker and the VP (along with the Presdient), it takes away from the ability to react quickly or indeed to react in time. The US could be annihilated. The lack the ability to respond before we could get the right people to give permission to launch could prove even more deadly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's called the US Constitution. The President does not have the authority to unilaterally wage war. This includes nuclear war.

Besides, the threat isn't so much foreign countries nuking us first (they know we have a large enough arsenal to completely wipe their people, and their country, from existence). The threat is poor judgement from power-mad future presidents.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's called the US Constitution. The President does not have the authority to unilaterally wage war. This includes nuclear war.


I agree. But until they revoke the War Powers Act, that isn't technically true.

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Besides, the threat isn't so much foreign countries nuking us first (they know we have a large enough arsenal to completely wipe their people, and their country, from existence). The threat is poor judgement from power-mad future presidents.


Sounds good in theory. Russia and China could probably launch enough Nukes to take out most of our nuclear arsenal before we could launch if there was much of a delay in launching. Would they get them all? Probably not but possibly enough to take away our ability to wage war, while maintaining at least some of their own war waging ability. It does take away one of the hinges of mutual assured destruction.

The threat is poor judgement from current and future Presidents. You don't have to be power-mad to launch.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's called the US Constitution. The President does not have the authority to unilaterally wage war. This includes nuclear war.


Ever since 2002 they have had such authority. Both Bush and Obama engaged in preemptive strikes. The POTUS has had the authority to order nuclear weapons to be used since we invented nuclear weapons--Truman did not consult with anyone when using them twice, other than to take tactical advice from the JCoS.

If implemented as is, the moment the POTUS/VP and Speaker are from different parties politics will enter the mix; this will result in a lack of response meaning that, as previously noted, a Russian or Chinese first strike becomes more likely to succeed. The probability that the Russians do this is really low these day; the probability that the Chinese do it is uncertain--I would not put in past them to do so.

As far as "a dangerous narcissist launching nuclear weapons in a fit of self-centered righteous rage" is concerned....the situation is not as cut-and-dried as "POTUS ordered a strike, missiles are in the air". The POTUS can order a strike but the military has to fire the weapons and the military will ignore any order they know to be illegal. A misguided first strike order would definitely be illegal.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of strikes it seems that the new press secretary's tweets have not aged well.


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Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes took place at President Biden's direction and were authorized not just to respond to the recent attacks against American and coalition forces but also to deal with ongoing threats to those personnel.



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In 2017, Jen Psaki, now White House press secretary, questioned what the Trump administrations legal authority for strikes was in Syria following a Trump ordered military action.

Assad is a brutal dictator, she tweeted, But Syria is a sovereign country.


Bet she wont answer questions about it today but will deflect and move on to the next question.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone checked what the wordage is in this new proposed law regarding imminent thread vs blue sky initiation?

No?

Well, let's keep calling it wrong then.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has anyone checked what the wordage is in this new proposed law regarding imminent thread vs blue sky initiation?

No?

Well, let's keep calling it wrong then.


I didn't see a specific law that has been introduced on the Nuclear code change if that is what you are asking. Maybe someone can help me out.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-politics/democrats-want-biden-relinquish-sole-authority-nuclear-launches

Once again Democrats in Congress want to not do their job. If the president is unstable, invoke the 25th. Why even have a Congress if they won't do anything?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Biden said he was different..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pffft, when did you start believing politicians? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But Biden said he was different..


He is only different from Trump on a few issues, not a complete polar opposite. Now that Biden shut down Keystone XL he cannot very well try to freeze the assets of the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia because we will need to increase our oil purchases from there.

Biden is voicing his support for an independent review of the sexual harassment claims aginst New York governor Cuomo. It is a shame that Tara Reade was never given the same privilege.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chairman Joe....come on, man--actions have consequences. You fire on Iranian positions in Syria and they will fire back at our positions in Iraq. Ol' Joe did not even wait to finish out his first 100 days before stirring up trouble in that area of the world. One may presume that he is itching to start some shit to distract us from corona, Cuomo's sex/death scandals, and China.

edit/add: day 43 and no actual press conference with Chairman Joe. Obama's first was a mere 21 days in and even Trump's was 28. The Chairman is still in hiding--he hasn't even had a virtual press conference. I guess creating a streaming deepfake is more difficult than they expected.

They won't be able to hide him away forever. erm....are we sure Chairman Joe is still with us? Actually, I guess he must be otherwise Kamala would be in front of the cameras at every opportunity, wagging her finger at everyone.

edit/add: Chairman Joe did have a reasonably small event--virtual, of course, since he is too good to be seen in person--with Nancy Pelosi present. At its conclusion, he wrapped by saying:


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I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do.


This was followed by a few awkward seconds of silence and then the feed went dead. Chairman Joe's handlers don't want him taking questions even from Democrat Members of Congress, much less journalists whose questions have not been pre-selected/pre-screened.

You people voted for this man--that's what you voted for? A coward who cannot face even members of his own party in person? What a chickenshit.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/f-BOjz4f5zU

The video Hashi is talking about.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You fire on Iranian positions in Syria and they will fire back at our positions in Iraq.

What about Syria attacks at our positions in Iraq, and we will fire on Iranian positions in Syria?

Oh yeah. The Truth. Bleck.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is a vicious circle over there, one that Bush got us into then neither Obama nor Trump got us out of.

Remember the good old days, though, when Kerry used to have lunch with Assad and Obama gave the Iranians all that money so they could fund their nuclear enrichment program? (despite the handshake agreement, which was never legally enforceable, that is what they were actually doing)

We can count on Chairman Joe to finally get us out of that area of the world, right? Right?

I guess he'll circle back to us on that. Come on, man!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hashi Lebwohl wrote:


edit/add: Chairman Joe did have a reasonably small event--virtual, of course, since he is too good to be seen in person--with Nancy Pelosi present. At its conclusion, he wrapped by saying:


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I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do.


This was followed by a few awkward seconds of silence and then the feed went dead. Chairman Joe's handlers don't want him taking questions even from Democrat Members of Congress, much less journalists whose questions have not been pre-selected/pre-screened.



Any Biden supporters want to weigh in on why they won't allow him to take questions even when he wants to? Does this not show, at least to some degree, that he isn't truly running the country and that he has handlers that tell him what to say and do not allow him to go off script?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine a Republican president simply hiding from the job...

Oh right, Democrats accused Trump of just that.

Maybe our press will get interested in reporting the news some day.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe our press will get interested in reporting the news some day.


No, they are too busy being an extension of the Democrat Party for that. Remember ISN from Babylon 5? That is 90% all news media these days--nothing but a mouthpiece for the government.

Chairman Joe's handlers won't dare allow him to take unscripted or unscreened questions and they sure as hell won't let him appear in public in front of Congress. His body double needs a little facial work first while they work on perfecting their ability to stream a deepfake for his virtual briefings.

edit/add: speaking of setting up ISN, the White House is now partnering with "social influencers" to disseminate his message: those online personalities will receive official communiques to rebroadcast to their dedicated fans, allowing the White House to reach--and indoctrinate--younger minds directly. No alternative viewpoints or opinions will be allowed, of course, because only one point of view is to be tolerated in Progressive America.

edit/add 2: Biden will finally hold a press conference on 11 March...or at least that is the plan at this time. I wager that he won't take any questions, or at least any question whose answer has not been pre-written by his handlers.

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Chairman Joe's handlers won't dare allow him to take unscripted or unscreened questions and they sure as hell won't let him appear in public in front of Congress. His body double needs a little facial work first while they work on perfecting their ability to stream a deepfake for his virtual briefings.

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