THE DEPROLIFERATOR — President Obama’s appearance at the United Nations this week was intended as a show with a sideshow. First, he became the first U.S. president to chair an “extraordinary” session […]
Laptop of mass destruction: programmed to explode — or implode?
THE DEPROLIFERATOR — No, the Laptop of Mass Destruction (LMD) isn’t embedded with a chip that can be programmed to blow up the world. Better known as the Laptop of Death, this […]
Chasing the dragon, pt. 2
Part 2…hatin’ the player, not the game The Senate is prepared to discuss the problem of Afghan corruption at length. It must be all the marble and parliamentary silly-talk that makes these […]
Campaign finance hearing may have ramifications for corporate personhood
According to Fortune Magazine, the largest American company in 2009 was Exxon Mobil Its total revenues were $442.85 billion. Second was Wal-Mart, with total revenues of $405.61 billion. Rounding out the top […]
Ban on space weapons not enough to keep satellites from being shot down
THE DEPROLIFERATOR — At New Paradigms Forum, Christopher Ford writes that an attack on our military and commercial satellites “would be no less an act of war than attacking one of our […]
Physics in action: Iran's potential energy vs. Israel's kinetic
The Deproliferator If Israel and Iran are playing rock, scissors, paper with their nuclear-weapons programs, Israel wins hands down. Kinetic beats potential energy to the punch and Israel is already armed. On […]
It's not just hawks who question whether nuclear power is an 'inalienable right'
The Deproliferator Those advocating nuclear energy as an alternative to fossil fuels have been dealt some serious blows. A recent report disclosed that: Each 1000 MW [megawatts] of nuclear power that is forced into the […]
CNN's Iran timeline omits US-backed '53 coup
It might be more difficult for Republicans to bash President Obama for being “timid” in his comments about the Iranian government’s violence against protesters if the U.S. media didn’t consistently censor US-Iranian history.
Take CNN’s recent Iran timeline, titled “A brief look at Iran’s history.”
Is Iran lousy with al-Qaeda?
Once again the question of whether al-Qaeda is granted safe haven by Iran raises its ugly head. It makes its appearance just in time to maintain the temperature of relations between Iran […]
A fool's errand
Some time ago, an idea to save Afghanistan floated on a few editorial cycles. Afghanistan grows some of the world’s best pomegranates, coincidentally the “nature’s miracle” of the moment. If we could […]