1,400 US Mayors Just Slammed The White House For Risking Nuclear War With Russia

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Submitted by Everett Numbers via TheAntiMedia.org,

War games and nuclear policy perpetuated by the Obama administration are “fueling growing tensions” with Russia and putting the world at risk of a nuclear war, according to an official nonpartisan organization consisting of 1,407 mayors and other leaders of cities with 30,000 or more inhabitants.

In a unanimous decision at their 84th annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution condemning President Barack Obama’s decision to set the U.S. on track to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to “maintain and modernize its nuclear bombs and warheads, production facilities, delivery systems, and command and control.”

“The Obama administration has […] reduced the US nuclear stockpile less than any post-Cold War presidency,” the resolution, passed in Indianapolis on June 27, reads.

The resolution is supportive of the 1970 international nuclear agreement known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but the USCM chastised the Obama administration’s drift from NPT principles by contrasting it with another international agreement to which the administration has held steadfast.

Referencing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) joint-military exercise in Eastern Europe, known as Anaconda 2016, the USCM said:

“The largest NATO war games in decades, involving 14,000 US troops, and activation of US missile defenses in Eastern Europe are fueling growing tensions between nuclear-armed giants.”

Noting 94 percent of the more than 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world are held by the U.S. or Russia — and that most of those are “orders of magnitude more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs” — the USCM pushed for a nuclear weapons spending reduction “to the minimum necessary,” arguing in favor of more financial focus on “deteriorating” and “crumbling” infrastructure within the U.S., instead.

“[F]ederal funds are desperately needed in our communities to build affordable housing, create jobs with livable wages, improve public transit, and develop sustainable energy sources,” the resolution said.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were repeatedly mentioned in the USCM document, including in the opening clause, which stated asserted the 1945 atomic bombings “indiscriminately incinerated tens of thousands of ordinary people, and by the end of 1945 more than 210,000 people – mainly civilians, were dead, and the surviving hibakusha, their children and grandchildren continue to suffer from physical, psychological and sociological effects.”

Though the resolution offered praise to President Obama for his May visit to Hiroshima, as well as congratulations on the success of international negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear program, the UCSM resolved to demand more multilateral talks and an end to nuclear weapons manufacturing.

However, the organization does not expect change to come until at least January 20, 2017, when a new president replaces Obama. Their resolution, titled, Calling on the Next U.S. President to Pursue Diplomacy with Other Nuclear-Armed States; Participate in Negotiations for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons; Cut Nuclear Weapons Spending and Redirection Funds to Meet the Needs of Cities, issued a more urgent call for more U.S. cities to join the long-standing Mayors for Peace campaign, another movement against nuclear weapons.

Mayors for Peace is an international organization founded by the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1991. They currently have 5,500 member cities, and their goal is to reach 10,000 by 2020. The organization “calls upon cities to stand together for nuclear abolition and world peace.

Below are the USCM’s resolution’s 23 sponsors and co-sponsors, all mayors, from 23 cities in 14 states, as well as the District of Columbia, according to the Western States Legal Foundation:

Little Rock, Arkansas — Mark Stodola

Santa Ana, California — Miguel A. Pulido

West Sacramento, California — Christopher L. Cabaldon

District of Columbia — Muriel Bowser

Hallandale Beach, Florida — Joy Cooper

West Palm Beach, Florida — Geraldine Muoio

Pembroke Pines, Florida — Frank Ortis

Normal, Illinois — Chris Koos

Urbana, Illinois — Laurel Lunt Prussing

Des Moines, Iowa — M. Franklin Cownie

Dubuque, Iowa — Roy Buol

College Park, Maryland — Patrick L. Wojahn

Holyoke, Massachusetts — Alex Morse

Benton Harbor, Michigan — Marcus Muhammad

Rochester, Minnesota — Ardell F. Brede

New York City, New York — Bill de Blasio

Dayton, Ohio — Nan Whaley

Beaverton, Oregon — Denny Doyle

Eugene, Oregon — Kitty Piercy

Portland, Oregon — Charlie Hales

Easton, Pennsylvania — Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

Madison, Wisconsin — Paul Soglin

Racine, Wisconsin — John Dickert

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Xatos's picture

The nuke is still viable for say, a terrorist, but they're over 75 years old folks... I seriously doubt nukes and total destruction with fallout preventing the conquering of that land to be in any modern warfare scenario. 

 

You know the past 75 years have had to have developed a few nasty "secret weapons."

Davy Crockett's picture

That's nice that you seriously doubt it.

Nukes don't get used to "conquer land" for conquest.  They're used because somebody is getting their ass kicked or thinks the other country has already launched, and launches to avoid getting conquered themselves. 

I seriously believe it's quite possible that the bullshit provocation that Obama keeps doing, putting troops on their borders, spy planes over their military bases, and war ships off their coasts, could easily result in an escalation that eventually goes nuclear.

Latina Lover's picture

1300 Mayors + 7 Billion Human Beings don't matter. The Banksters need a war to cover up their crimes.

Xatos's picture

It's not "nice" that I doubt it, it's probably very accurate. No one's interested in going M.A.D. Don't be sheepish enough to believe the weapons of your grandfather are what will be the determining factor in the War To Come. Nuclear bombs are 75 years old... Watson and Crick were barely able to use Rosalina Franklin's X-Ray's in discovering the double-helix. 

 

This was 75 years ago. You kids need to slow down and think about that for a minute. 

ebworthen's picture

Wait.  Are you implying that nukes won't work somehow?  That what we could do in 1945 we can't do anymore?

Balderdash!  Tactical nukes are much more advanced, and mega-nukes just as much so.

And now...India and Pakistan have them, not just the big boys.

It will happen sooner or later, just like the tank and air force.

valjoux7750's picture

I grew up in 70s and 80s, all this is old  Everybody remain calm.  

samsara's picture

70's 80's huh,

Ya well I was under a school desk for air raid drills back in 1962, and no it's not a time to stay calm with these idiots in charge

valjoux7750's picture

You are correct sir, I was born in 65. I'm not really scared of it, I live within 30 miles of a nuclear power plant and SRS where they made, make? Nuclear weapons. Also fort Gordon, army comms HQ. Nice big nsa building in there.

Bring it I should go fast

Bay Area Guy's picture

I'm less concerned about a planned escalation (except by Hillary, who I think would escalate in a heartbeat) than I am about some kind of Bedford Incident where a stressed out officer panics and accientally shoots off a few nukes without authorization.

sun tzu's picture

The 1,700 mayors are all racists and homophobes

J Pancreas's picture

Naïve statement, bro.

 

Look up the Eisenhower Minimum (from the only military leader elected to the Vulva Office in the past two centuries). Nuclear deterrence made standing armies obsolete for anything other than occupations and small scale operations. The MIC would never have you believe that though.

skinwalker's picture

If one's goal is to kill large numbers of people at once, chemical weapons are easier to manufacture, handle and deliver than nuclear, and orders of magnitude more cost effective.

Biological weapons are less desirable as microbes have the nasty habit of evolving.

Directed energy weapons are probably more trouble than they're worth.

The second greatest weapon is the TV.

The greatest weapon is the central bank.

Yellin poses more of a threat to humanity than all of Russia's nukes.

peddling-fiction's picture

Directed energy weapons are used regularly as tools of torment and torture on dissenting citizens or for corporate or general revenge.

Gangstalking and illegal activities are the primary use of intelligence agencies. Not so much James Bond stuff. It is more like a continuous denial of basic human rights and breaking all laws and conventions known to man dished out at you 24/7.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/hiddenevil/hiddenevil17.htm

I share this reality from personal experience.

Perth_Australia's picture

I also share this reality with you and others, and have been victimized by the system here in my nation

peddling-fiction's picture

+1 Perth. How are you doing these days?

When did the gangstalking start?

Mine started a little more than two years ago in Finland and it continues.

Thanks, only sharing it will help to expose these monsters. They will have their day in a special tribunal.

No fear and God Bless.

Read this book to get a better insight as to who really is behind all of this and most problems known to man.

http://www.whale.to/b/Springmeier1991.pdf

kliguy38's picture

I'm sure that after our conquest of Iraq and Libya we can go in and wipe out Russia and China without any problem....after all we are EXCEPTIONAL!

conscious being's picture

Banksters, cornered, won't care who wins. They just want and need the war.

ShrNfr's picture

Ya gotta admit that ain't normal for Normal.

Luther van Theses's picture

An outbreak of sanity!

How refreshing.

Burltron's picture

Unfortunately the only decision O'bungler makes is what color bicycle shorts he wears or choosing between a 9 iron or pitching wedge from a buck forty.

Bollixed's picture

No, I think his caddy makes those decisions.

ShrNfr's picture

Does the caddy tell him which nostril to pick too?

Bollixed's picture

Only when Michael's not around would be my guess...

Transformer's picture

Pinko communits mayors.

skinwalker's picture

Humanity will survive a total nuclear war.

Civilization will not.

Make of that what you will.

LetThemEatRand's picture

The oligarchs believe they will survive a nuclear war, and the average guy will not.  Kubrick nailed it in Dr. Strangelove.  These assholes think they will be frolicking in an underground bunker with young ladies or men.  It's insane, but insane people run the world.

Dark Daze's picture
Dark Daze (not verified) skinwalker Jul 6, 2016 9:19 PM

"humanity' would not deserve to survive a 'total nuclear war' and whatever evolved out it sure would not be human.

JusticeTBuford's picture

Electronic warfare is far more viable.  Then stand back.   Let the country destroy itself from within, until the picking is easy.  All without harming the land.

swmnguy's picture

Or you could do what Osama bin Laden did.  Takes a little patience, but it looks like it's actually a bit ahead of schedule.

skinwalker's picture

I'm not convinced Osama actually existed.

JusticeTBuford's picture

I'm not quite sure what "he" did?  Is this the fiction or non-fiction version of the story?

not dead yet's picture

Look at what happened since 9/11. Increase in military spending at the expense of the welfare of the country. Bombing and droning countries into oblivion creating terrorists by the boatload. Homeland Security and the TSA created to treat people like crap and deny them rights. The huge expansion of the NSA and the data they collect while they gradually take away what freedoms we have left and so much more as the whole country goes broke. Plus so much more. What Bin laden said was he started the process of the US destroying itelf.

user2011's picture

Democrats has become devilcrats. Harboring criminals hiltary.training and supporting isis, starting wars in europe and asia. Putting out horrible slavery healthcare. They literally fucked he world

JusticeTBuford's picture

Is there an "English" version available of what you just said?

cherry picker's picture

About effen time.

While the murderer and torturer in chief is kissing babies with his successor, maybe someone is busy taking the cover off what he truly represents.

Grandad Grumps's picture

It does not surprise me that Obomber has not been impeached and removed from office. What surprises me is the amount of fear of him that politicians seem to have. Whether fear, corruption or both have turned the US Congress against their constituents it probably does not matter. The only thing that matters is what can be done about it.

It would truly be frightening if Congress knowingly was complicit in the actions of the worst and most lawless president ever.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Well Jesus H Christ whaddya know?...

Actual thinking legislator(s) that aren't over medicated "Tribe" followers that are delusional psychopaths!!!!

Who would have thought that rarity still existed in the U.S. of A.?!!!

Better find a whole lot more of them!... 

And while they are at it they can all sign this and hand it to Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Gary Johnson!

SgtShaftoe's picture

Mayors have law enforcement that report to them.  Wouldn't that be interesting, a war between city LEOs and the federal LEOs. 

This is incredibly positive regardless.  The bottom-up is pushing resistance to the top-down DC monsters. 

Spoiler alert: Top-down never works or wins. 

1980XLS's picture

Maybe some state could arrest Hillary or Obama, for Crimes against the state?

Bring it on.

CurrencyCrash's picture

Don't you something called citizen's arrest? 

Go for it, collar Hitlery and Obummer! 

user2011's picture

Recall the nobel peace prize!

 

Ness.'s picture

Beaverton, Oregon — Denny Doyle

 

Ya have to admit that Beaverton is a funny name for a town.  #I'mwithDenny

Seek_Truth's picture

Ya ain't got nuthin' on:

-Blue Ball, PA

-Intercourse, PA

-Bird-in-Hand, PA

-Climax, PA!

peddling-fiction's picture

Seek Truth: Do you hail from Pennsylvania?

peddling-fiction's picture

When I first lived and then went to College in the States, it was in Pennsylvania.

God Bless.