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The Disaffected Lib: Remind me. Why Are We So Obsessed with Iran’s Phantom Nuclear Weapons Programme?

Pretty much any country with a reasonable industrial base is capable of producing nuclear warheads.  It’s not that hard once you figure out how to produce weapons-grade uranium or plutonium.

Contrary to the dark fantasies rattling around in Benjamin Netanyahu’s mind, even the Mossad knows that Iran has no weapons-grade nuclear refining underway.

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The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

We’re all familiar with the ongoing campaign to urge institutions such as universities and churches to divest their shareholdings in fossil fuel companies.

Well, if we believe that these institutions should be walking away from fossil fuels, how do we feel about their investments in the nuclear weapons industry?

A Dutch organization, Don’t Bank . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – US to Spend a Trillion Dollars on Upgrading Nukes

US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, put it bluntly.  “No other mission we have is more important.“

The mission Hagel was referring to was a trillion-dollar, 30-year programme to upgrade America’s nuclear weapon arsenal.  A trillion dollars.  Even today that’s serious money.

According to the Associated Press, Hagel told the Pentagon on Friday that the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – US to Spend a Trillion Dollars on Upgrading Nukes

The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – India Warns Kashmiris to Prepare for Nuclear War

Indian officials are warning residents in their part of Kashmir to dig bomb shelters and gather a two week supply of food and water in preparation for a possible nuclear exchange.

The notice, published Monday by the Kashmir police in the Greater Kashmir newspaper, advised people to build toilet-equipped basements large enough to house . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – India Warns Kashmiris to Prepare for Nuclear War