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#1 8 years ago

BBC News - US and Russia announce deal to cut nuclear weapons

The two nations, being represented by American President Obama and Russian President Medvedev, will sign a new agreement to replace the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) which had gone through two agreements, the first in 1991 (between the US and USSR) and a second signed in 1993 (Between US and Russia following the collapse of the USSR).

There was an attempt at a third START, but it was killed due to a lack of interest in the 1990s

The proposal comes after a series of talks between Russia and the United States regarding their nuclear stockpiles. Obama and Medvedev are planning to sign this on April 8 in Prague, after they are expected to be ratified by the US Senate and Russian Duma.

The agreement has the two powers agreeing to slash their nuclear stocks and limit to 1,550 warheads. Currently it is estimated that the US has 2,000 deployed strategic nuclear weapons, with Russia having at least 2,500. If the two nations uphold their agreement, it would see Russia cutting its current stockpile by 30%, and the United States by 25%.

The United States and Russia have been getting into disagreements over the approach to Iran as well as the United States's attempts to install missile shields in the past and current. Signing the agreement in Prague, where it was a focal point of the missile-shield debate, is no coincidence in my opinion.




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#2 8 years ago

Fingers were crossed behind backs.




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#3 8 years ago
NiteStryker;5280315Fingers were crossed behind backs.

Maybe if the two promised to get rid of all their nuclear arms, which isn't the case here. They still a ton left over.




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#4 8 years ago

I think we should have some fun with what were getting rid of, nuke the moon, draw a happy face on it with craters.




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Mihail;5280385I think we should have some fun with what were getting rid of, nuke the moon, draw a happy face on it with craters.

They will probably be stupid and just dismantle them instead of something fun.

Like a badass 4th of July show.




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#6 8 years ago

You all do realize that getting rid of the nuclear weapons will probably lead to a WWIII, right? Remember the cold war? Why didn't it actually happen? Because there were nuclear weapons. The moment the US and Russia will have no nuclear weapons, Russia will most likely attack some weak countries, like Georgia and Ukraine, which will eventually lead to a war in Europe. Nuclear weapons may be used in a war (only once on only two cities), but you all just don't realize how many wars it actually saved. Sure, countries like Iran and North Korea should not have any nuclear weapons, but in Western countries, nuclear weapons are actually neccesery. Obama... It is said, 10 geniuses cannot fix the work of one idiot. What Obama does to the world, and especially in the US, is pure damage. I was going to create a topic about the subject, but as you all already know what is my opinion about Hussein Obama, I didn't do it.

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#7 8 years ago

Reducing the nuclear stockpile is good news.

Obama's call for a nuclear free world is bad news. Nukes are a deterrent and are a defense if giant asteroid is going to hit earth.




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#8 8 years ago

Alex37;5281394You all do realize that getting rid of the nuclear weapons will probably lead to a WWIII, right? Remember the cold war? Why didn't it actually happen? Because there were nuclear weapons. The moment the US and Russia will have no nuclear weapons, Russia will most likely attack some weak countries, like Georgia and Ukraine, which will eventually lead to a war in Europe. Nuclear weapons may be used in a war (only once on only two cities), but you all just don't realize how many wars it actually saved. Sure, countries like Iran and North Korea should not have any nuclear weapons, but in Western countries, nuclear weapons are actually neccesery. Obama... It is said, 10 geniuses cannot fix the work of one idiot. What Obama does to the world, and especially in the US, is pure damage. I was going to create a topic about the subject, but as you all already know what is my opinion about Hussein Obama, I didn't do it.

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But on the bright side, there's now a greater chance that we'll live to tell the tale.




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Alex, we're not talking about getting rid of all of them. Just most of them. Do you have any idea how many nukes we have? That, plus the fact that it takes years to properly dismantle a nuke. We will likely always have nukes. We're just trying to lower our stores. Now, what we should really be worried about is the Space Monkey's. Those little bastards are planning to take over and launch all the nukes.


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#10 8 years ago
gravy666;5281462But on the bright side, there's now a greater chance that we'll live to tell the tale.

Funny thing is, he doesn't want the whole world to be free of nuclear weapons, he is pretty much ready to accept a nuclear Iran. He does nothing with Iran or North Korea. We the Israelis have already said that we are going to attack Iran, but then Obama came and said that sanctions are the key. The US doesn't care about terrorists, Communists, and Muslims having control of uranium, but it wants to end its own nuclear weapons?! These are very hard times.

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Alex, we're not talking about getting rid of all of them. Just most of them. Do you have any idea how many nukes we have? That, plus the fact that it takes years to properly dismantle a nuke. We will likely always have nukes. We're just trying to lower our stores. Now, what we should really be worried about is the Space Monkey's. Those little bastards are planning to take over and launch all the nukes.

But why lower the stores at all? The nukes are what stopping the whole world from having another world war, why lower them? The nukes don't do any damage if no one uses them, and no one uses them because no one wants to be nuked himself. That is one problem with Iran: they have very weak weapons, but also nuclear weapons. While other countries can attack with normal weapons, Iran's only way of war is by using nuclear weapons. They know that no one will use nuclear weapons against them, so they don't really have anything to lose. If Iran and North Korea will have more nuclear weapons than the rest of the world, nothing will stop them. That's why I believe that we actually need MORE nuclear weapons, not less. We are currently in a cold war, nations are against other nations, but nations are also having peace with other nations, and the reason why we haven't blown ourselves up yet (and we never will, I hope) is the nuclear weapons. I just don't see any reason of having less nukes.