Tagged nuclear weapons


Obama at Hiroshima: A Voice of Humanity

On May 27th, President Obama, standing alongside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the first atomic bombing. After the ceremony, Obama gave a seventeen-minute address that started with a brief overview of the conflict-ridden history of…


A Yom Kippur Disaster

  The ideals of the United Nations supposedly include a standard of cultural and religious tolerance that promote the ideals of international economic progress, recognition of human rights and ultimately, world peace. However, if all goes as planned, the UN will dramatically stray from its principals when the international agency allows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

illustration of the late Korean leader Kim Jong Il

Pyongyang 2012: Policy Shift or Brinksmanship?

Without its nuclear deterrent, the North Korean regime’s continued existence would be unlikely. Its people are starving, and even its military, which is granted most of North Korea’s meager resources and is the 4th largest in the world, is beset by fuel and ammunition shortages and uses antiquated equipment. Threats of US-South Korean invasion would…

His Manliness, Vladimir Putin

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was scheduled to attend this week’s edition of Talking Heads with Taka Yamaguchi, but shortly before the scheduled interview, he was invited to the birthday party of a certain 18-year old Neapolitan beauty who is known to call Mr. Berlusconi “papi” (look it up if you don’t believe me). Evidently,…

Russia, Poland Face Strange Times

A key Russian Federal judge was publicly murdered this morning, in what was the latest in a series of strange but significant events to affect the country these last few weeks. First was the Metro bombing in late March, in which Chechen rebels killed several dozen civilians. Then, president Obama secured an unexpected agreement from…

Obama Completes Afghan Visit, Prepares Arms Deal

President Obama has just completed his surprise visit to Afghanistan this morning, and is returning to the capital. Obama had delayed his travel plans to oversee the final passing of health care, but his destination was not revealed until he arrived on location at Bagram Air Base on Sunday. He discreetly departed from Camp David…

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