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  US Ready For Global War
Comment by Larry Ross
December 15, 2006

U.S. Command Declares Global Strike Capability has been in a state of readiness since 2004. This very limited release raises many questions.
Pre-emptive nuclear war suggests that the USA would not wait to be attacked before launching its pre-emptive attack in anticipation.
In other words they (meaning the Bush Administration or its successor) reserve the right to be intelligence interpreter, judge, jury and executioner. This is because any nuclear strike could kill a nation - or a number of nations. As they have already demonstrated a terrible failure of intelligence over the Iraq war, and many indications they have doctored and biased the intelligence to get the results they wanted to justify war, how can anyone judge the validity of US intelligence excuses they may give to justify a nuclear strike.?

  Pre-emptive Nuclear War in a State of Readiness
by David Ruppe
January 2, 2006

U.S. Command Declares Global Strike Capability    
The U.S. Strategic Command announced yesterday it had achieved an operational capability for rapidly striking targets around the globe using nuclear or conventional weapons, after last month testing its capacity for nuclear war against a fictional country believed to represent North Korea.

  History of US-Korea Relations on Nuclear Issues
Comment by Larry Ross
November 6, 2006

. . .Today North Korea is presented by the media and official US and allied statements, as a great threat to global security. The media don't mention the US policies which threatened North Korea , North Korea 's previous attempts to make a secure peace which were rejected by the US , all or which finally caused it to go nuclear.   The majority of Americans support Bush's classifications and definitions of North Korea as a nuclear threat.  Because the US media are basically performing a war propaganda role for the Bush Administration, rather than the truth of the situation, the US public has been prepared and conditioned for war. The majority accepts and supports possible US military action against North Korea . To a lesser degree this also applies to the media and publics in US-allied nations.

  Bush's Tough-Talkin' Korean Bungle
By Robert Parry
November 5, 2006

. . . In his first weeks in office, Bush cast aside the Clinton administration's delicate negotiations that had hemmed in North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The new president then brushed aside worries of Secretary of State Colin Powell and South Korean President Kim Dae Jung about dangerous consequences from a confrontation.

  Ambling towards Disaster; Bush's North Korea Policy
By Mike Whitney
October 9, 2006

It took 6 years of relentless threats, sanctions and belligerence, but Bush finally succeeded in pushing Kim Jong-Il to build North Korea's first nuclear bomb. Now, Kim can just add a few finishing touches to his ballistic-missile delivery system, the Taepo-dong ICBM, and he'll be able to wipe out the 9 western states with a flip of the switch.

  Bush's Nuclear Apocalypse
By Chris Hedges
October 9, 2006

The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.


Wars and propaganda machines

By Rodrigue Tremblay
October 9, 2006

Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate the opinions of the people.


  Nuclear Blackmail
By Eric S. Margolis
October 8, 2006

North Korea has repeatedly agreed to junk its nuclear weapons provided the US does three things:
1. deal directly with Pyongyang, which Washington refuses to do;
2. provide security guarantees that the US will not attack North Korea;
3. provide economic aid. The Bush Administration's hard-line neoconservatives refuse to 'validate' North Korea's totalitarian regime through direct talks. Neocons are determined to overthrow Kim Jong-il.t

  Nobel Prize Winner Warns World
Comment by Larry Ross
December 13, 2005

El Baradei was praised by the Nobel chairman for resisting U.S. pressures to find the hard nuclear evidence against Iran
they could use in their plans to justify attack.
That may not be enough to stop the U.S. and Israel from attacking Iran.

  Peace prize winner urges arms cuts
Walter Gibbs
December 11, 2005

The director-general, Mohamed ElBaradei, said a "good start" would be for the United States and other nuclear powers to cut nuclear weapons stockpiles sharply and redirect spending toward international development.

  Pre-emptive Nuclear War - A Road Map to Extinction
Comment by Larry Ross
September 26, 2005

This 2003 paper gives a historical record of the development of nuclear war as a tool to achieve US military objectives.
No longer were nuclear weapons to be regarded as a deterrent "last resort" type of doomsday device. There was a new doctrine to use nuclear weapons first or "pre-emptively" - supposedly before the claimed enemy had a chance to use what the Pentagon calls "weapons of mass destruction" against the US.
The Pentagon will supply the so-called "intelligence" to justify it. This would likely be a phoney doctored intelligence, similar to what they supplied to justify the war on Iraq with a litany of accusations later found to be false.
Based on what they knew to be lies, Bush for the US and Blair for the UK , nevertheless warned they might use nuclear weapons against Iraq if Iraq resisted the US-UK invasion with WMD.
The alleged WMD could be anything the Bush Administration chose to define as WMD.

by Jeffrey Steinberg
March 7, 2003

It Keeps Getting Scarier and Scarier
...The prospect of the U.S. using nuclear weapons against Iraq adds a new, even more horrifying dimension to the threat of war in the Persian Gulf. LaRouche has already called on President Bush to renounce this madness.
The leak of the Jan. 10, 2003 document did not come in a vacuum. For the past year, the Bush Administration has been moving, step by step, to overturn a fifty year policy of keeping nuclear weapons on the shelf, as part of America's strategic deterrent. Here is a short chronology:
In January 2002, the Bush Administration issued its Nuclear Posture Review, a Congressionally mandated report on the U.S. nuclear weapons program.
For the first time, the 2002 report openly discussed the possible use of nuclear weapons, naming seven countries that could be targets of the American nuclear arsenal: Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya and Syria.

by Larry Ross
June 23, 2005

Bush knows enemies are much more politically potent vote-getters than peace partners looking for a solution to a very expensive 50 year problem. The US and Korea are still at war and Bush wants to keep it that way. So he spurned Kim's offer of nuclear peace talks.
The US has 10,000 nuclear weapons and Trident subs loaded with nuclear missiles cruising off the Coast of North Korea. They can wipe out North Korea anytime. Nevertheless the US propaganda machine will portray it as the ultra dangerous enemy with it's few nuclear weapons.

Bush spurned 2002 North Korea overture
June 22, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il attempted to engage President Bush directly on the nuclear weapons issue three years ago but the administration spurned the overture, two American experts on Asia said on Wednesday.
Writing in the Washington Post, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Donald Gregg and former journalist Don Oberdorfer expressed concern that Kim's November 2002 initiative was never pursued and urged Bush to respond positively to his current overture, made last week.

Extinction By Accident ?
Comment by Larry Ross
April 9, 2005

As the Nobel winners point out, nuclear extinction could happen in an hour - by accident. And this state of instant readiness has been going on for years. As many experts have said, a global holocaust has almost happened several times due to faults in the system, human error, miscalculation and misinterpretations of incoming data.

From John Hallam
April 4, 2005

32 Nobel Laureates and 237 organizations and parliamentarians from around the world have signed a Statement of Endorsement that calls for removing all strategic nuclear weapons from "hair-trigger alert and "Launch on Warning" status. In addition the Statement has been endorsed by the European Parliament and by the Australian Senate.


N.Korea Reportedly Says it has Atom Bombs

January 22, 2005

North and South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China have met for three rounds of talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions. North Korea has boycotted a fourth round planned before the end of September.

  Message to Americans From a Kentucky Senator and Judge
Comment by Larry Ross,
October 23, 2004
Marlow Cook is a conservative republican whose article follows. He was a retired judge and US Kentucky Senator. He said he is "frightened to death of George Bush. I fear a secret government” .. . Bush "has no moral character at all"
Marlow says Bush is "a dangerous leader who flouts the truth, takes the country into an undeclared war and then adds a war on terrorism to it without debate by the Congress...we have a duty to rid ourselves of those who are taking our country on a perilous ride in the wrong direction."
'Frightened to death' of Bush
by Marlow W. Cook
October 20, 2004

I shall cast my vote for John Kerry come Nov 2.
I have been, and will continue to be, a Republican. But when we as a party send the wrong person to the White House, then it is our responsibility to send him home if our nation suffers as a result of his actions. I fall in the category of good conservative thinkers, like George F. Will, for instance, who wrote: "This administration cannot be trusted to govern if it cannot be counted on to think and having thought, to have second thoughts."

  War with Iran
Comment by Larry Ross
October21, 2004

Noam Chomsky and Professor Francis Boyle, an international lawyer, both agree that "if Bush decides it is necessary to go to war in order to win in November, he will go to war" with Iran, Syria or North Korea. In my writings I have predicted the same thing.

  Bush Censure Is Not Enough
by Francis A. Boyle
August 28, 2004

....there is now considerable writing that the US will authorize an Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear reactor at Bushehr. Also, the US will now be engaging in major naval maneuvers right off the coast of North Korea in late October. So Syria, Iran, and North Korea--the last two  part of the "axis of evil", along with Iraq. I stand by my conclusion, which Chomsky agrees with, that if Bush decides it is necessary to go to war in order to win in November, he will go to war.

  South Korea Urges InvestigaIion on War Criminals  
From Democratic Labor Party in South Korea
July 4, 2004

The authors urge that George W. Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard committed war crimes, referred to Paragraph 1 (c), Article 5 of "Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court"(hereinafter "Rome Statute") and must be indicted.

  Why New Zealand Should Stay Nuclear-Free   Press Release
by Larry Ross
January 30, 2004
  The Iraq War, New War Plans and Nuclear Doctrines
New Zealand's Nuclear-Free laws are under attack as being irrelevant, and a cold war relic. It's claimed that as the cold war is over, and U.S. has disarmed nuclear warships, N.Z. should rescind its Nuclear-Free laws.

  N Korea wants Japan out of talks BBC News
October 7, 2003

N Korea's neighbours want to address its nuclear ambitions
North Korea has said it does not want Japan to take part in any future talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme.


North Korea ripped off Saddam Hussein by Bob Drogin
October 4, 2003

North Korea's wily dictator, Kim Jong Il, bilked Saddam Hussein out of $10 million in an aborted deal to smuggle ballistic missile technology and other prohibited military equipment to Iraq shortly before the war, the chief U.S. weapons hunter said Friday.
The no-honor-among-tyrants case is the first solid evidence that Iraq and North Korea were directly conducting clandestine business deals in violation of the United Nations arms embargo, senior Bush administration officials said.

Los Angeles Times

We might be surprised by meeting on North Korea
by Jonathan Power
August 22, 2003

On July 16th, the former United States Secretary of defense warned us that the situation with North Korea " was manageable six months ago if we did the right things."
"But we haven't done the right things," Perry added, and he concluded that the U.S. could be at war as early as this year.


by Bruce B. Auster & Kevin Whitelaw  -  U.S. News
July 12, 2003

Upping the ante for Kim Jong Il
Pentagon Plan 5030, a new blueprint for facing down North Korea
Within the past two months, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has ordered U.S. military commanders to devise a new war plan for a possible conflict with North Korea. Elements of the draft, known as Operations Plan 5030, are so aggressive that they could provoke a war, some senior Bush administration officials tell U.S. News.

  Recommendations for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
June 2, 2003

By the National Council for Peace on the Korean Peninsula


 May 15, 2003
  North Korea has been in the US list of potential 'targets', essentially since its inclusion in the 'axis of evil' speech by Bush in January this year.
There has been/is  now  considerable speculation as  to whether North Korea might be 'next in line' for a military strike by the US , based both on the almost visceral antipathy by the US itself to the worlds last 'stalinist' regime, and on the probable possession by North Korea of nuclear weapons.

  Korean-US Dispute - The Origins by Khien Theeravit
March 28, 2003
  The US is attempting to prevent this reunification from occurring, and is using every means at it's disposal. And it's doing it for a very simple reason: if ever Korea is reunified, the US will lose military and political access to the entire peninsula. And they don't want to lose that access, as it's a nice handy missile base very close to China. And that is the context that everything is occurring in.  

  North Korea US Plans for a Nuclear Strike - Secret, Scary Plans By Nicholas D. Kristof
February 28, 2003
  Some of the most secret and scariest work under way in the Pentagon these days is the planning for a possible military strike against nuclear sites in North Korea.  
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