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The fine print from last weeks Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that it wasn’t the United States and Russia pledging cutbacks in nuclear war heads and materials…..

Here’s more on the other countries and their actions……


Some of which we done for the good…and some in order to get in good with President Obama who seems to still ‘Wow’ on the international stage….

What a difference from the Bush days!…..

These announcements, which were largely planned in advance but are being rolled out throughout the event are what American officials have taken to calling “house gifts” because they are seen as offerings by visiting dignitaries who want to get in good with their host.

“Maybe if you didn’t bring anything this time, Obama won’t invite you to the next one,” one U.S. delegate joked.

And there are quite a few. We already knew about the Chilean and Ukrainian announcements that they would give up their last stores of highly enriched uranium. Ukraine also agreed to switch its reactor to use low-enriched uranium instead.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed adeal to destroy large amounts of weapons grade plutonium today. Now, the Russians haveannounced they will shut down the plutonium plant in Zheleznogorsk, a once-secret city in Siberia. (They actually agreed to do that two years ago, but nice to know they will actually follow through.)

And Canada announced today that the country will give up a lot of its nuclear material, while Mexico announced today that it will convert it research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium.

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If you are interested there is more info released about the doing at the Nuclear Security Summit here…..

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April 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | | 1 Comment

The Meeting of the World’s Nuclear Club and Others… What do they want?

The leaders of  47 countries, some of which,   have nuclear weapons……. are meeting in Washington D.C for next few days……
I guess an invite is a status highlight in its own……(Iran ain’t there )
Here’s piece on the Players and their wants………

Delegations from 46 countries will come to the United States next week for a summit on nuclear security, but the heads of state and foreign ministers in attendance are unlikely to let their time in Washington go by without raising other concerns. Here’s a look at who’s coming and what’s on their agenda.

Algeria

Who’s coming: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

What they want: Counterterrorism help in North Africa. Obama’s nuclear strategy hinges on keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists — something Algeria, where the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Maghreb is very active — has historically been engaged in

Argentina

Who’s coming: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

What they want: Ideally, U.S. support for Argentina’s claim on the Falkland Islands. In reality, the Argentines will likely focus on following Chile’s lead in drawing down their large stockpile of fissile material.

Armenia

Who’s coming: President Serzh Sargsyan

What they want: U.S. backing in the Turkish-Armenian rapproachement. President Sargysan will hold a rare bilateral meeting with Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama have been attempting to reconcile bitter adversaries Turkey and Armenia, relations between which grew further complicated in March after a U.S. congressional committee decided to label the World War I-era killing of Armenians a genocide over vociferous Turkish objections.

Australia

Who’s coming: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

What they want: To be a major backer of Obama’s nuclear policy. Australia has made eliminating chemical and nuclear weapons a foreign-relations priority. With the U.S. health-care vote postponing Obama’s trip to the region and Rudd’s own health-care debate bruising him domestically, Australia might just want some Obama love.

Belgium

Who’s coming: Prime Minister Yves Leterme

What they want: For Obama to stop snubbing the European Union. The Belgians take their leading role in the EU very seriously and lately, they have not been happy. In February, Obama decided not to attend a U.S.-EU summit in Madrid and this week he failed to invite a single EU representative to the signing of his new START agreement in Prague.

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April 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | | 2 Comments

The Meeting of the World's Nuclear Club and Others… What do they want?

The leaders of  47 countries, some of which,   have nuclear weapons……. are meeting in Washington D.C for next few days……
I guess an invite is a status highlight in its own……(Iran ain’t there )
Here’s piece on the Players and their wants………

Delegations from 46 countries will come to the United States next week for a summit on nuclear security, but the heads of state and foreign ministers in attendance are unlikely to let their time in Washington go by without raising other concerns. Here’s a look at who’s coming and what’s on their agenda.

Algeria

Who’s coming: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

What they want: Counterterrorism help in North Africa. Obama’s nuclear strategy hinges on keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists — something Algeria, where the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Maghreb is very active — has historically been engaged in

Argentina

Who’s coming: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

What they want: Ideally, U.S. support for Argentina’s claim on the Falkland Islands. In reality, the Argentines will likely focus on following Chile’s lead in drawing down their large stockpile of fissile material.

Armenia

Who’s coming: President Serzh Sargsyan

What they want: U.S. backing in the Turkish-Armenian rapproachement. President Sargysan will hold a rare bilateral meeting with Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama have been attempting to reconcile bitter adversaries Turkey and Armenia, relations between which grew further complicated in March after a U.S. congressional committee decided to label the World War I-era killing of Armenians a genocide over vociferous Turkish objections.

Australia

Who’s coming: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

What they want: To be a major backer of Obama’s nuclear policy. Australia has made eliminating chemical and nuclear weapons a foreign-relations priority. With the U.S. health-care vote postponing Obama’s trip to the region and Rudd’s own health-care debate bruising him domestically, Australia might just want some Obama love.

Belgium

Who’s coming: Prime Minister Yves Leterme

What they want: For Obama to stop snubbing the European Union. The Belgians take their leading role in the EU very seriously and lately, they have not been happy. In February, Obama decided not to attend a U.S.-EU summit in Madrid and this week he failed to invite a single EU representative to the signing of his new START agreement in Prague.

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April 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | | 2 Comments

Netanyahu will not attend the Nuclear security summit in Washington next week…..

Things have not been good for the Netanyahu’s Israeli Administration at all…..

First they come into power facing an Obama Adminstration that has changed the game plan on seeking peace in the region……

Obama ‘s White House comes out forcefully against any expansion of settlements in area’s the Palestinians claim is theirs…

The the Israeli’s get caught on camera going in for a ‘wet’ job and get hell for using other countries forged paperwork (that happens all the time, though…all the intel people do it)…

Then Bibi consents to a ultra right factions insistence on the settlements…..

While the reason give by the Israeli’s for Netanyahu’s cancellation (The israeli  Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor will go in Bibi’s place ) is worrys over Israel’s nuclear program…..the fact of the matter is Bibi is in a jam…

His own country men ans woman are not happy with the bad relations with the United States and the Europeans….

The Dog cautions that Bibi is skating on very thin ice here and could see his government coalition fail very soon…

Obama under Hillary Clinton ‘s eye is not gonna back down…….

And the Palestinian’s have gotten smart and gone non-violent thus out flanking Netanyahu’s government  and earning world sympathy….


Leaders and top officials from 47 countries have announced that they will attend the summit, which will focus on securing nuclear materials around the globe so they cannot fall into the hands of terrorists. Obama has made the issue one of his signature priorities, and the gathering will mark one of the largest gatherings of heads of state and government in Washington in the city’s history.

Netanyahu’s decision not to attend the summit comes at a low point in U.S.-Israeli relations. The Obama administration is still awaiting a response from Netanyahu to U.S. demands that he take confidence-building steps to engender indirect talks with the Palestinians, such as halting Jewish construction in areas of Jerusalem that Palestinians hope to claim as their capital.

Yet Netanyahu was not expected to meet with Obama during the summit — which takes place Monday and Tuesday — and there was no indication that the cancellation of his trip was related to the ongoing U.S.-Israeli tensions. The Israeli government said Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, who deals with atomic issues, will take Netanyahu’s place.

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April 9, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment