Over the next 10 to 15 years we will probably see one or more nuclear wars according to the US intelligence community.
I project an excellent chance for nuclear war in the Middle East between Israel and its neighbors during Obama’s term in office. This is based on a chemical missile attack by Syria on Israeli cities, and an Israeli nuclear response.
This is an excellent time for our own nuclear forces to be taken out of service due to old age. This will start happening unless Obama does something to stop it, which I doubt he will.
I forgot to tell you. Syria is an ally of Russia. Russia has threatened to use a preemptive nuclear strike to protect its allies. That means America could be subject to a nuclear strike if Syria is destroyed by Israel with nuclear weapons.
Have a nice day.
From the article:
THE use of nuclear weapons will grow increasingly likely by 2025, US intelligence warned in a report on global trends that forecasts a tense, unstable world shadowed by war.
“The world of the near future will be subject to an increased likelihood of conflict over scarce resources, including food and water, and will be haunted by the persistence of rogue states and terrorist groups with greater access to nuclear weapons,” said the report.
“Widening gaps in birth rates and wealth-to-poverty ratios, and the uneven impact of climate change, could further exacerbate tensions.”
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said the Lebanese Hezbollah movement now has three times as many missiles as before the 2006 Lebanon war.
Years ago Pakistan, China and Russia sold Tehran atomic weapons technology. In the late 1980s, Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan’s chief nuclear proliferator, sold Tehran uranium enrichment centrifuges, the blueprints for a Chinese nuclear bomb, and a package of nuclear technologies, including assistance for casting uranium metal and for working with polonium and beryllium, metals primarily used for making nuclear bomb components. The IAEA subsequently discovered Iranian scientists working with these metals.
The situation in Zimbabwe may soon “implode” as a cholera outbreak spreads and basic services collapse, South African leaders and a group of international statesmen warned yesterday.
About 6,000 people have contracted cholera in recent weeks, according to the UN, and almost 300 have died. A chronic shortage of medicine has sent hundreds of people south to seek treatment in South Africa.
Sounding the Nuclear Alarm – The U.S. will not have a credible arsenal unless Washington acts soon to replace aging warheads.
Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. nuclear weapons program has suffered from neglect. Warheads are old. There’s been no new warhead design since the 1980s, and the last time one was tested was 1992, when the U.S. unilaterally stopped testing. Gen. Chilton, who heads U.S. Strategic Command, has been sounding the alarm, as has Defense Secretary Robert Gates. So far few seem to be listening.
The U.S. is alone among the five declared nuclear nations in not modernizing its arsenal.
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Financial crisis. Two wars. Rising rivals. And talk about whether the American era is coming to an end.
The financial crisis of 2008 has not just toppled once proud corporate giants and eviscerated American assets, livelihoods, and credit. It has touched off an anxious debate over whether the debacle heralds a long-predicted decline in U.S. global power—nothing short of the beginning of the end of the American century.
Global Trends 2025, a new report written by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) ahead of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, envisages a future world marked by diminished US power, dwindling resources, and more people.
The current trend of global wealth and economic power shifting roughly from West to East, described as “without precedent in modern history”, will continue.
US global dominance ‘set to wane’
US economic, military and political dominance is likely to decline over the next two decades, according to a new US intelligence report on global trends.
Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World (33MB)
Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability
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China has been active in supplying weapons and support to insurgents in northeast India, according to press reports from India and Britain.
For the past two years, China has been indirectly pressuring India by supplying arms and weapons to insurgent groups, the Times of India reported Oct. 31.
The Washington Institute said the Middle East would be torn by one or
several wars over the next four years. In a report, the institute said
Middle East tension could erupt into conflict as early as 2009.
“Another Arab-Israeli war is a near certainty in the next four years,”
the report said. “The current Israeli-Hamas ceasefire is unlikely to last
indefinitely, and Israel eventually will re-enter Gaza to remove the rocket
threat or dismantle Hamas’s terror and governmental infrastructure.”
Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.
The figures detailing Iran’s progress were contained in a routine update on Wednesday from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections of the country’s main nuclear plant at Natanz. The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.