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Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:02 AM

 

Russia Withdraws From Plutonium Disposal Treaty

Source: The New York Times

MOSCOW — Saying relations with the United States have deteriorated into a “radically changed environment” of threat and instability, President Vladimir V. Putin withdrew Russia on Monday from a plutonium disposal treaty that was one of the framework nuclear disarmament deals of the early post-Cold War period.

The treaty, signed in 2000, required Russia and the United States to destroy military stockpiles of plutonium, the radioactive material used in some bomb cores, in a deal presented as yet another step away from nuclear doomsday.

The deal has no bearing on the numbers of nuclear weapons deployed by Russia or the United States. Instead, it concerns 34 tons of plutonium in storage in each country that might go into a future arsenal.

Still, the abrogation signals that the nuclear agreements that accompanied the breakup of the Soviet Union and were to lead the world back from the hair-trigger brink of atomic conflict could be open to revision, as Russia’s relations with the West sour on a range of disputes today, including Syria and Ukraine and the Kremlin’s interference in the domestic politics of Western democracies.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/europe/russia-plutonium-nuclear-treaty.html?_r=0



Russia up's the Cold War. I'm sure his KBG agents Trump and Julian ASSange will be happy with this news

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Reply Russia Withdraws From Plutonium Disposal Treaty (Original post)
elmac Oct 2016 OP
snooper2 Oct 2016 #1
psychopomp Oct 2016 #18
Adrahil Oct 2016 #19
Mc Mike Oct 2016 #2
lark Oct 2016 #3
Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #4
yeoman6987 Oct 2016 #5
Old Vet Oct 2016 #22
mopinko Oct 2016 #6
elmac Oct 2016 #7
Nitram Oct 2016 #8
Igel Oct 2016 #12
Nitram Oct 2016 #13
SunSeeker Oct 2016 #9
packman Oct 2016 #10
elmac Oct 2016 #11
rladdi Oct 2016 #14
elmac Oct 2016 #15
EX500rider Oct 2016 #16
bananas Oct 2016 #17
Eugene Oct 2016 #20
PersonNumber503602 Oct 2016 #21
fun n serious Oct 2016 #23

Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:14 AM

1. Fuck Putin

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 07:12 PM

18. Brilliant post.

I learned a lot, thanks.

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Response to psychopomp (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 07:19 PM

19. When he's right, he's right. NT

 

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:17 AM

2. Vote drumpf, or ve wyiul nyuke you. Love, Vlad Putin.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:19 AM

3. Sickening!

Putin is ready to destabilize the world just for vanity's sake, he and Drumpf are a pair made in heaven. One is already a dictator and the other wants to be a dictator. Only problem, we aren't having it and it isn't going to happen!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:19 AM

4. k+r

This shit is starting to get ugly...

Putin keeps on raising the stakes

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:27 AM

5. Putin is going to be a pain for Hillary her entire time. It's a shame really.

 

I'd like her to concentrate more on issues in the United States but of course the world leaders will demand her attention.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 01:34 PM

22. Not to mention how disrespectful the republicans are gonna be to her......

The republicans seem to have no moral compass at all with Obama, Just wait till they start with a Pres. Clinton.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:37 AM

6. i am starting to worry that russia will unleash some real chaos

close to the election, in hope of stirring up trump voters.
or at the very least, mucking up enough of the election systems to make people doubt the results.

if you are looking for the oct surprise, try sarah palin's front porch.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:45 AM

7. They can & will unleash some real chaos

 

If we sit back and let them. I think we should freeze all Russian assets from Putin down, do a Cuba style embargo on Russia and do the same to any country that gives his agents safe haven like Ecuador

"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cancelled a planned appearance to mark the 10th anniversary of his organization from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London over security fears on Monday".

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:04 PM

8. That's right, Pootie, let's ramp up the chance of a nuclear conflict becasue the US won't

obey your commands. Let's increase the opportunities for terrorists to steal nuclear material and build a dirty bomb. The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin is intelligent and disciplined.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:32 PM

12. I don't know where that leads you, though.

Do you want an intelligent and disciplined bad guy or a ramshackle, undisciplined bad guy?

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Response to Igel (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:35 PM

13. Quite clearly, neither.

I'm voting for Clinton. I consider Putin more dangerous than Trump - unless Trump get into office. Then he may be more dangerous to the U.S. than Putin. If Trump was as intelligent a nd disciplined as Putin, he'd win the election and try to turn us into a totalitarian state.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:10 PM

9. Holy shit. Putin has no shame.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:16 PM

10. 34 TONS - Great balls of Zeus

Plutonium is a mega killer. As I understand it , a bit as small as a grain of sand can kill you. May take some time, but deadly as shit.

"During and after the end of World War II, scientists working on the Manhattan Project and other nuclear weapons research projects conducted studies of the effects of plutonium on laboratory animals and human subjects.[93] Animal studies found that a few milligrams of plutonium per kilogram of tissue is a lethal dose.[94]

In the case of human subjects, this involved injecting solutions containing (typically) five micrograms of plutonium into hospital patients thought to be either terminally ill, or to have a life expectancy of less than ten years either due to age or chronic disease condition.[93] This was reduced to one microgram"

NOTE: Microgram is one millionth of a gram or One microgram is only 0.00000003527 ounces.

Above from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium




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Response to packman (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 12:22 PM

11. Putin poisoned a journalist with polonium 210

 

he sure has a lot to work with now.

"It was probable, said the report, by a retired judge, Sir Robert Owen, that Mr. Putin and his spy chief at the time, Nikolai Patrushev, had approved an operation to kill Mr. Litvinenko, using a highly toxic and rare isotope, polonium 210."

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 03:45 PM

14. America and NATO needs to be prepared as Putin wants to

start a war. We should be hitting Putin first. But that is against the principals of US Politicians. But we know that Trump can TAME Putin for his kind words and love him. Putin is much more dangerous then any other terrorist group, including ISIS and Donald Trump

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Response to rladdi (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 04:52 PM

15. and I would also include the GOP

 

as much more dangerous then any other terrorist group, including ISIS and Donald Trump. They have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans over the years with their fascist agenda.

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Response to elmac (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 06:17 PM

16. ".. killed hundreds of thousands of Americans over the years with their fascist agenda."

Both parties have had their wars..

Of the country's forty-four presidents, thirteen were serious war presidents—Madison, Polk, Lincoln, McKinley, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Obama.

Madison: Democrat-Republican Party
Polk: Democratic Party
Lincoln:National Union Party
McKinley: Republican Party
Wilson: Democratic Party
FDR: Democratic Party
Truman: Democratic Party
Eisenhower: Republican Party
Johnson: Democratic Party
Nixon: Republican Party
GHW Bush: Republican Party
GW Bush: Republican Party
Obama: Democratic Party

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Response to rladdi (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 3, 2016, 06:39 PM

17. You're calling for a first strike on Russia?

You wrote:
rladdi

14. America and NATO needs to be prepared as Putin wants to
start a war. We should be hitting Putin first. But that is against the principals of US Politicians.


Sounds like you're calling for a first strike on Russia.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 12:02 PM

20. Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS | Wed Oct 5, 2016 | 12:51pm EDT

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

The Russian government said on Wednesday that it was suspending an agreement with the United States on co-operation in nuclear- and energy-related scientific research.

The government also said on its website that an agreement between the state nuclear energy firm Rosatom and the U.S. Department of Energy on feasibility studies into conversion of Russian research reactors from highly-enriched to low enriched uranium had been terminated.

(Reporting by Anastasia Lyrchikova and Lidia Kelly; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Richard Balmforth)


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-nuclear-uranium-idUSKCN12521J

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 01:18 PM

21. Clearly Russia is in the right here and the US has no one but itself to blame....

Insert something about Ukraine, Georgia, Baltics, and nazis... blah blah blah blah.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 04:27 AM

23. This is just a way to try and influence US voters. nt

 

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