Obama will bypass Congress, seek U.N. resolution on nuclear testing

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President Obama (Pool photo by Chris Kleponis/European Pressphoto Agency)

 

President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would call for an end to nuclear testing, a move that leading lawmakers are calling an end run around Congress.

Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, briefed lawmakers and congressional staffers this week about President Obama’s decision to push for the U.N. action this September, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was adopted in September 1996 but was never ratified by the Senate. Continue reading

White House Mulls Big Nuclear Policy Changes, and Lawmakers Speak Up

With this nuclear policy change, it means no first-strike capability. No first-strike capability means that America’s enemies would be able to nuke America first before it would be able to decide to retaliate. It works great for everyone but America.

 

 

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticks down on the final term of US President Barack Obama, who is believed to be reviewing a potential disarmament agenda for his last months in office, there has been a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill to try to influence the internal debate.

Lawmakers both pro and con for nuclear modernization have fired off dueling letters—the latest a July 20 letter to Obama from five key House Democrats who want to scale back standing nuclear modernization plans. Continue reading

Obama said to plan controversial nuclear weapons executive order during last days in office

Taking away America’s “no first use” policy means that America has to be nuked first before it can respond with tactical nuclear weapons itself.

 

As he nears the end of his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama is reportedly preparing a series of executive orders that officials said would weaken the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

Obama, in meetings with national security Cabinet members known as the Principals Committee, reviewed his options for executive actions on nuclear policy. None of the options require formal congressional approval. Continue reading

Nuclear Testing in China’s Western Territory

As the United States has developed the illusion that disarmament would be a demonstration of “moral strength”, and as the nuclear arsenal ages, a rising dragon flouts international agreements and continues to make gains and the upper hand in nuclear weapons capability.

Exclusive interview with a Chinese military veteran

Nuclear Tests Ongoing

Nuclear tests are still being conducted at Lop Nor even after China signed a test ban treaty in 1996.

The CCP rushed its last official nuclear explosion test on July 29th, 1996, right before a United Nations ban. On the same day, the CCP announced that it would suspend nuclear testing, and on Sept. 24, 1996 then CCP Foreign Affair Minister Qian Qichen signed the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty along with 60 other countries at the United Nations in New York.

But according to Liu, the tests have not been halted. The CCP has continued its nuclear tests after 1996. It has never stopped. They do the tests at the base or underground on a smaller scale, so it’s not easy for the outside world to detect, he said.

“A former fellow soldier, who is still working on the base, told me this in person the year before last,” Liu said. “The CCP’s way of doing things is gangster style: never leave evidence or written proof. Everything is passed on verbally by people from the top down.”

Liu said, in September 1986 the CCP allowed the Pakistani government to also conduct nuclear testing at the Lop Nor site.

“Pakistani nuclear experts were wearing People’s Liberation Army uniforms at our nuclear testing site. If they were ever spotted by outsiders, they might be mistaken for Uyghur soldiers. But we all knew that there was not a single Uyghur soldier in our unit,” Liu said.

Full article: Nuclear Testing in China’s Western Territory (Epoch Times)