Russia has held a major military parade in the center of Moscow, an annual May 9 tradition to mark the German surrender in 1945 and the end of the Second World War in Europe. This follows French ceremonies on Wednesday.
President Vladimir Putin was among the dignitaries at Thursday’s military parade, with Russia celebrating its most important secular public holiday to mark the 1945 surrender of Germany in the Second World War, just over a week after Adolf Hitler committed suicide.
The annual Russian tradition was introduced by Soviet wartime leader Josef Stalin, but the ceremonies lulled somewhat in the 1990s under Russia’s liberal post-Communist leadership.
Moscow military parade marks WWII Victory Day | News | DW.DE | 09.05.2013
The best time for a nuclear attack from Russia/China is May 6th in 2013. Not that anything is going to happen in 2013. Around the middle of spring on a Monday is the best time. There is May 1 (May Day) and May 9 (Victory Day) that provide cover for movement of personel and military equipment.
In 2014 the best time for a nuclear attack is Monday May 5th.
A nuclear attack won’t happen without a good excuse. First we will see a good excuse which will probably come out of the Middle East. Then we wait for spring.
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INTERPRETING any country’s pronouncements about its nuclear weapons can be a study in fine distinctions, but occasionally a state says — or fails to say — something in a clear break from the past. A Chinese white paper on defense, released on Tuesday, falls into this category and now demands our attention, because it omits a promise that China will never use nuclear weapons first.
That explicit pledge had been the cornerstone of Beijing’s stated nuclear policy for the last half-century. The white paper, however, introduces ambiguity. It endorses the use of nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack but does not rule out other uses.
Is China Changing Its Position on Nuclear Weapons? – NYTimes.com
You weren’t really dumb enough to believe China’s no first use pledge, were you?
A Defense Intelligence Agency report suggests that North Korea has the ability to make nuclear weapons small enough to put on a missile. That does not necessarily mean that North Korea has the capacity to launch a nuclear attack.
Report: North Korea May Be Able To Deliver Nuclear Weapons : NPR
What about a ship launched EMP attack? Probably not yet, but it might attain that ability in the not too distant future.
PressTV is an Iranian station that seems to be a lot like the Russian version – Russia Today (RT). This article seems to be in line with the loopy left’s thinking on nuclear war. Yes, there is the threat of nuclear war, and the US is to blame for everything.
What if the Chinese and Russians at least partially believe this nonsense? Russia Today puts out nonsense like this too. So perhaps there is some belief that the US is out to get them. Although, it’s hard to keep a straight face when saying that. With Obama trying to gut the US nuclear arsenal as fast as he can, then how does that imply the US wants a nuclear war?
As I have explained many times, the mind of the left flips the world upside-down. What is utterly stupid to the right might actually make some kind of sense to the other side. That’s why I occasionally post articles like this. So you can see how they think. I normally filter out this kind of stuff.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: The major question of course that everyone is asking right now is how serious basically that threat of a nuclear war or even of a military attack launched on South Korea has actually become?
Billington: I don’t think there is any danger of a nuclear war sparked by North Korea’s nuclear attack. I think there is a great danger of a nuclear war sparked between the United States and China and the United States and Russia over either the Syrian and Iranian situation in the Middle East or over Korea in Asia.
What I would like to point out actually is that there has been a concerted effort in the Western press including New York Times today to falsify the warning coming from China about the danger of war in Asia.
PressTV – US fuel Korean crisis to wage nuke wars on China, Russia: Mike Billington
President Obama came to office in 2009 promising to negotiate with America’s enemies and create a world without nuclear weapons. Four years later, North Korea is threatening America with nuclear attack, Iran is closer to its own atomic arsenal, and the world is edging ever closer to a dangerous new era of nuclear proliferation. The promises and the reality are connected.
The latest talks between the West and Iran failed this weekend, with no immediate plans for another round. The negotiations by now follow a pattern in which the U.S. makes concessions that Iran rejects, followed by more concessions that Iran also rejects, and so on as Tehran plays for time.
Above all, the world can hear Mr. Obama declare for domestic American audiences that “the tide of war is receding” despite the growing evidence to the contrary. On present trend, the President who promised to rid the world of nuclear weapons is setting the stage for their greatest proliferation since the dawn of the atomic age.
Review & Outlook: The Coming Nuclear Breakout – WSJ.com
Obama’s New Defense Strategy Leaves America Less Safe
President Obama’s new national defense strategy is a budget-driven exercise masquerading as a strategic plan, writes Heritage’s Kim Holmes, former Assistant Secretary of State, in The Washington Times.
In trotting out the new strategy, President Obama said the “tide of war is receding.” Accordingly, U.S. forces will “no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged stability operations” (read: Iraq). But is the tide of war receding on the world stage? And how does he know that the U.S. will not need to engage in another “stability operation”?
[Published on January 14, 2012]
Obama’s New Defense Strategy Leaves America Less Safe