Pause for a moment to consider the outrageous nature of the President-elect making reference to something so serious as nuclear weapons on something so trivial as Twitter. Many people have lost sight of the danger presented by a nuclear war. We speak about a nuclear bomb with confidence that nobody would be so foolish as to initiate a nuclear war. For years America has been a proponent of reducing its nuclear weapons. In fact on June 19, 2013, Obama released a fact sheet on its updated nuclear weapons policy. The Nuclear Posture Review Implementation Study (NPRIS) reported that the United States could safely reduce the number of strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third below the current levels. Further, the NPRIS stated that the U.S. could do this unilaterally, but prefers to reduce through a negotiated agreement with Russia. Yet Donald Trump feels current levels, which were set by the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), are already controversially low until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”
The truth is that there are over 15,500 nuclear weapons in the world, with the majority held in America and Russia. It is estimated that the United States has 7100 and Russia has 7300.
It is predicted that if there were a nuclear war between the United States and Russia, it would result in a mass extinction event that would occur, similar to what happened 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs were wiped out following a large asteroid impact with Earth (70% of species became extinct, including all animals greater than 25 kilograms in weight). If such a calamity were to occur it is likely that even humans living in shelters equipped with many years worth of food, water, energy, and medical supplies would probably not survive in the hostile post-war environment.
So the logical question is why would Donald Trump advocate increased nuclear proliferation for any country. Why isn’t he planning to use his special relationship with Vladimir Putin to get a mutual agreement to reduce, not increase nuclear weapons? Forget the potential consequences of a nuclear war. Just the cost of building more nuclear weapons would likely result in adding billions to the ever increasing national debt. How can any person living on the planet fail to see the unthinkable danger that nuclear proliferation presents for America, and the world?