Newsflash: Warmongers Want Wars

Yesterday afternoon, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared at a press briefing at which they announced new sanctions on PDVSA, Venezuela's state-owned oil company, to put pressure on Nicolás Maduro's regime and bolster the opposition led by Juan Guaidó.

At the briefing, Bolton refused to rule out military intervention, saying, "The president has made it clear that all options are on the table."

He was also carrying a notepad, on which was clearly written: "5000 troops to Colombia."

Defense officials were quick to say there are no plans to deploy U.S. troops to Colombia, or to Venezuela, but they could not explain the carelessly or deliberately displayed note on Bolton's pad.

In other alarming defense news yesterday, the Trump administration has begun production on a new low-yield nuclear weapon, which they claim is to "counter Russia."
The National Nuclear Security Administration says production of the weapon, known as the W76-2, has begun at its Pantex Plant in the Texas Panhandle.

...The weapon is a variant of the Navy's primary submarine-launched nuclear weapon, the W76-1. That warhead is a "strategic weapon," meaning it makes a very big boom. The W76-1 is believed to have a yield of around 100 kilotons, according to Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists, an arms control advocacy group. By contrast, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima had a yield of about 15 kilotons.

The Energy Department would not provide details about the W76-2, but it's believed to have a yield of around 5 to 7 kilotons, Kristensen says.
This would be the weapon about which I wrote a year ago, which the Trump Regime asserted it needs to respond to non-nuclear attacks, including cyberattacks.

All of this is very scary. The thing about warmongers is that they want wars. John Bolton advocates preemptive nuclear strikes. Mike Pence dogwhistled the threat of a nuclear attack on North Korea. Donald Trump once famously wanted to know why we even have nuclear weapons if we don't use them.

Malice is the agenda, and there is very little on this earth that can enact as much deadly malice as quickly as a nuclear weapon.

When you elect (or install, despite evidence of election interference) warmongers, you get wars.

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