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Searched for "nuclear terror threat"

While chasing ghosts in Iraq and alienating "old Europe" America sat on its hands while Pakistan contributed significantly to the spread of nuclear know-how. This one was real and it still is!
Special interests will always be with us because each of us is special. So where do we draw the line?
Human Rights
Member States

Just as communities need counties which need provinces which need nations, nations need a UN.
Update 16 Jun 2007

More than five years after 9/11 there is little room for optimism amid the ruins of economic imperialism and "democratic" nation building. If al Qa'ida has lost so many people, had to move its central base, and lost much of the freedom it once had to communicate and move money and people freely, why is it still so effetive?

With References

"The American people cannot and should not be asked to support a policy which involves the overriding issues of war and peace unless they know the truth about that policy."
- Richard M Nixon - United Nations Address; September 12, 2002

Remarks by President Bush on Iraq; October 7 2002

Jack Goldsmith
Office of Legal Council, OLC, 2003-2004
Executive Branch, US Government

Extended Book Review
Harry Rosenberg

History is difficult to predict, but our view of this volume is that it will become a defining reference on the Bush administration. Goldsmith accurately reports the history, as he experienced it, in the Office of Legal Counsel. While he is critical of certain aspects of how the Bush Administration conducted the war on terror, he nonetheless sided with Bush on most issues.
May 2003; Updated Mar 2007

Much has happened since this page was originally drafted. But one thing remained constant--the threat of nuclear terror by a group or coalition of terror groups.
Whatever your stand on Iraq, Palestine, or terror, the world is changing with potential for better or worse. Historically, one people's opportunity has usually been coupled with another people's tragedy. How can we create a win-win instead?
Editorial in a table.

Mr Bush brings it on himself with his risky off-the-cuff remarks. His modus operendi appears to be "Say what is necesary to win elections; do as you like after your win."

Something most of us take for granted turns out to be a much more complex proposition.

All things nuclear must be under the tightest international control.
Updated 31 May 2007

This ultimate terror has already visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Harry Truman made that decision based on the loss of life on both sides that military alternatives would incur. He operated in the political darkness of what was to come.
For a quick look: Civilization captures much of our origins.

An overview can be found on Peace Via Nature's Way
A more in-depth study appears on Browser's Hub.

Our mission is to search out the fundamental reasons for terrorism, violence and war, and work toward fixing them with equal opportunities for peace among all peoples regardless of ethnicity, belief system, gender, national origin, or station in life. We must figure out the causes of violence and devise strategies to remove them.

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

Astonishing? you bet. Gratifying? Even more so. There is hope in this world. We quote from the news announcement.

      "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

What more can be said?

Let's read it from Obama.

If you have bought into the claim that pacifists are identical to passivists, you are not alone.

Islamic extremists have declared jihad (holy war) against us. Although the tide has turned against the terrorists as they continue to lose sanctuaries, terrorists are making a comeback, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.
To be sure, the world cannot be remade in a year, and maybe not in a generation. But we believe it can be done. How can we survive without friendly trading partners and allies in keeping world peace?
A century of social and academic research have not come close to revealing a general theory of terrorism. What seems to fit one group, fails for another. Terror modes change over time as do their nominal motives and adversaries.
This page distills much of our findings in a security context. Our findings depart substantially from actual US National Security policy.

See Bush Doctrine for actual statements

President Bush declared:
"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."

Of course Mr. Bush was beating the drums of war.

Countering a threat by war is justified when annihilation would surely occur by doing nothing. Sometimes it is necessary to shoot back when shot at. Al Qa'ida fired salvo after salvo until it escalated into the destruction of the World Trade Center.
"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword.
Patriot Act: Time To Amend It

We think it may be time. For example, the act in practice gives the President powers Congress believed were necessary to resolve present conflicts. That feature gained support from the 9/11 attacks that left 2977 dead (including 372 foreign nationals) plus 19 high-jackers who hijacked four commercial airliners and crashed two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and crashed a third one into the Pentagon. A fourth airliner crashed into a Pennsylvania cornfield thanks to courageous passengers who stormed the cockpit. Several warning signs and memos were not put together and interpreted in real time for action. Existing stove-pipe agencies in US government together with an authoritarian Commander in Chief, whose team ignored warnings from the previous administration, prevented information known in some governmental quarters from being recognized as a pattern and being acted upon. After 9/11, the fear generated was so great that the Patriot Act did not include much in the way of limits on guarding individual freedoms.
Revised 21 Mar 2006

Links to resources on the numerous aspects of terrorism and society are provided here.

Joe Conason,
Book Review With Commentary

Insights upon insights are among the offerings of this gifted writer. In this, his fourth major book on contemporary American politics, Conason essentially indicts the Bush/Cheney Administration of fascism; the very kind predicted by Sinclair Lewis in "It Can't Happen Here" 1935:

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross."
Oct 2003; Nov 2003; Jan 2006

A wise man or woman once said:
"If we cannot learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it"

Never could that be more true. The Bush Administration, acting on its own, has bitten off a lot more than it can chew in Iraq. And is now looking for regime change in Iran, in all the wrong places.
Historically, free-market economies have proven to be more viable than feudal or socialistic styles.
Iraq Occupation & "Reconstruction"

The Coming October War in Iraq

By William Rivers Pitt

Excerpted Oct 31, 2003
Excised, edited and revised in places.
Wednesday, 24 July, 2002.
"Organized power can be opposed only by organized power. Much as I regret this, there is no other way." -- Albert Einstein

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
19 April 2007

Vice President Dick Cheney recently addressed the "American Israel Public Affairs Committee," also known as AIPAC. His remarks may be found on White House news release. Mr Cheney proclaimed four myths:

    "The most common myth is that Iraq has nothing to do with the global war on terror.
Cost of War in Iraq

Human Costs

Each American life lost has an estimated value of $1,000,000 according to insurance calculations. The dollar value of human capital consumed in Iraq is now over a billion dollars. For specific names of those sacrificed see

IV. Work with others to Defuse Regional Conflicts
Work with others to Defuse Regional Conflicts

President Bush
May 23, 2002

Revision: 7 July 2007

"Some people called me a fanatic,
but fanaticism is important
when life on earth is in the balance."

Helen Caldicott (Gandhi Peace Prize & more)
Updated 11 Feb 2007

This project is beginning to illuminate the basic human ills that we and our children face. If it looks like it will take generations to banish terror from earth, that is all the more reason why we need to get on with it.

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." John F. Kennedy

Fifty years on we could not agree more.
Updated 29 Oct 2011

While we cannot see around corners, we can certainly sense the direction and go with the flow. So it pays to know accurately where the various socio-economic avenues of current history are headed. Since history proceeds like waves on the shore, at least some turns in the road ahead should be predictable.
Updated 18 May 2008

Public figures in the US have called suicide terrorists crazy cowards. They say that the goals of such terrorists are senseless destruction and that terrorists thrive in poverty and ignorance. President Bush called the 9/11 hijackers "evil cowards."

From Baghdad to New Orleans, this Administration has at once tied up our military and depleted our ability to respond to disaster.
Research Through Mar 2008

Roots of Terror Briefly and Some Avenues toward Peace Now Apparent

Reading recorded history is a heavy trip. Through all of it, terrorism, wars, and genocide recur again and again. Like rows of dominoes, each event seems to trigger further events.
Updated 20 Jan 2008

This page summarizes concepts distilled from the pages on this site.

August 2002;
revised Sept, Dec 2003; Mar 2007
Group Integration for peace
As Richard Feynman said in
"Lost Lectures"

Tycho Brahe had his supernova. And Kepler had his. Then there weren't any for four hundred years. Now I have mine! You know there are about a hundred billion stars in a galaxy--ten to the eleventh power. That used to be called a huge number. We used to call them astronomical numbers. Today it's less than the national debt. We ought to call them 'economical numbers.'
Finding our way is so important that we hope that you research it for yourself and assist us with your findings.

Updated 23 July 2009

Roots of Terror Briefly and Some Avenues Now Apparent

Reading recorded history is a heavy trip. Through all of it, terrorism, wars, and genocide surface again \ again. These repeat themselves in an endless ebb and flow of charades. Like complex rows of dominoes, each event triggers further events, becoming ever more intense with time. What is it about humanity that it never learns from history?

For a quick peek at what might be done see: Peace Via Nature's Way
Governance by and for the rich

See also Economic Extremism and Gap.

Message for the Democrats:
He who stands his ground and coordinates can win battles;
he who runs scared in confusion never has a chance.

Extended Review of an article by an authority on world affairs.

Mastering a Daunting Agenda (Excerpts reformatted)

Richard Holbrooke: Foreign Affairs, September/October 2008 (A premier journal)

The next U.S. president will inherit challenges unimaginable even eight short years ago. Richard Holbrooke gives us some of the reasons.
Updated: 6 Feb 2007

Theodor Herzl is rightly known as the father of Zionism. His appeal was first of all to Jews in the diaspora.

In 1937 the Peel commission recommended that Palestine be partitioned. That seems simple enough, but 65 years later it is still pie in the sky.

There have been some hopeful events, like the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, and the Camp David and Oslo Accords. Otherwise the history has been one of discord, displacement, war and terror.