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July 28, 2014

This list is too long.

So…We are under very real threat from Nuclear annihilation—from US.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Nuclear Weapons (HBO)

This list is too long.

“Take a moment to consider the run of poor decisions that are required before you’re being told you can’t play guitar with a Beatles cover band when you’re drunk at a Mexican restaurant in Russia. Just add all that up together and then consider this man had access to our deadliest nuclear warheads.”

“We almost accidentally blew up the United States with our own nuclear weapons a few times.”

“Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.” – President John F. Kennedy

“In my judgment, in January 1961, the next President of the United States, whoever he may be, should do the following things:
“First, we must take immediate steps to protect our present nuclear striking force from surprise attack. Today, more than 90 percent of our retaliatory force is made up of aircraft and missiles which move from unprotectable bases, whose location is known to the Russians.
“Second, we must step up crash programs on the ultimate weapon. The Polaris submarine, the Minuteman missile, which will eventually close the missile gap.
“Third, we must modernize, and I think especially give an airlift capacity to the armed services, particularly the Army. It does not do any good to have 17 divisions stationed here if you can’t move them around the world within 24 or 48 hours. I would put that near the top, to move them by jet all around the globe to increase our forces substantially.”
– John F. Kennedy

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