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Guest Post: America's "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Warfare

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Submitted by James E. Miller of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada,

Last week the New York Times ran an article adapted from David E. Sanger’s new book “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power” which detailed President Obama’s efforts at waging a secretive cyber war with Iran.  This report coincided with the revealing of the heinous and dictatorial decision process Obama and his close advisers go through when ordering the assassination of “militants” who they conveniently provide no evidence of legit criminal activity for.  The cyber war program, code-named Olympic Games, began under George W. Bush but like most of the illegal and morally corrupt foreign policy initiatives carried out by the former President, they have been pursued ever more vigorously by Obama.  From the continual drone assaults that take the lives of civilians and children to this new episode of covert but blatant cyber warfare, the so-called peace candidate of “hope and change” has revealed himself to be nothing more than another puppet of the affluent military industrial complex.

The success of the cyber attack, which Israel helped develop, has met mixed reviews.  While Obama administration officials claim it put back Iran’s nuclear enrichment by over a year, some experts say the Iranian regime recovered “quickly.”  Whether or not what is known as the Stuxnet virus was successful is really not the matter at hand however.  It’s yet another small instance of the encroaching authoritarianism and lack of restraint that defines the modern day office of the President.  Before the September 11th attacks, it was inconceivable that a sitting U.S. President could order the assassination of an American citizen without the luxury of charging him with a crime.  Now it’s met with a saddening indifference in the news media.

The real issue is what the Stuxnet worm stands for and that is an unapologetic act of war carried out by a government that continually portrays itself as the worldwide keeper of peace.

Last year the Pentagon concluded “that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war” according to the Wall Street Journal.  Back in 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared “countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation.”

So what makes the U.S. government’s cyber warfare efforts different from those which are denounced as acts of aggression?  The answer is nothing.  Besides murder, state enforcers specialize in hyperbolic statements to shroud their true agenda.  The President goes on television to berate foreign dictators for murdering their own people while happily ordering his own death sentences unilaterally.  Members of Congress tell the American people their tireless efforts and deliberations are keeping them safe while accepting kickbacks from military contractors.  Intelligence agencies such as the F.B.I. and C.I.A. pretend to foil terrorist plots when in reality they find highly susceptible dopes to fill with propaganda, arm, and arrest.  Even your local police department claims to protect and serve while routinely harassing your neighbors with arbitrary fines and refusing to let you videotape them.  And that’s when they aren’t tazing pregnant women or homeless men to death.

The “do as I say not as I do” practice is one of the defining features of the state.  As influential libertarian writer Albert Jack Nock accurately noted:

the State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime. . . . It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien.

One look at the pathetic state of Constitution in the U.S. shows just how futile the concept of limited government really is.  The document has been torn to shreds by politicians who preached short term necessity and privilege over constrained power.  There is no way one “ Goddamned piece of paper,” as President Bush is alleged to have called it, was going to act as a credible inhibitor to the sociopathic and power lusting aspirations of all public officials.  Mankind has proven capable of developing private systems of justice and arbitration.  Constitutional government is merely a fabrication, like Santa Clause, for gullible adults.

Leviathan’s growth and command over private life is both explicit through outright theft (taxation) and hidden by verbal chicanery.  Those who buy into the naïve notion that “we” are the government have been fooled into unquestioned obedience.  As Murray Rothbard writes:

The useful collective term “we” has enabled an ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life. If “we are the government,” then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and untyrannical but also “voluntary” on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that “we owe it to ourselves”; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is “doing it to himself” and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have “committed suicide,” since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part.

The state purports to represent the people when all it does is leech off their labor in order to commit crimes at home and abroad.  Under the auspices of keeping democracy safe around the world, the foreign policy of the U.S. government has been one of bombing, killing, and overall domination.  Meanwhile, anti-American sentiment continues to spread by instances such as the C.I.A. targeting civilian responders to drone strikes who attempt to aid those who were attacked.  In some cases, the C.I.A. even launches drone attacks at the mourners in funerals held for those in earlier strikes.

These are the measures under which the American people are told they are being kept safe.  What would be constituted as war by any other nation is not so when carried out by the U.S. government.  But it’s all just another facade through which Washington pretends to serve the people when in reality it puts them in even more danger.

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:28 | 2498717 francis_sawyer
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Ice T is a pimp...

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:51 | 2498760 spankfish
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Pimpin' ain't easy....

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:37 | 2499220 Colonial Intent
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Psst, I got nude polaroids of Allah, only 50 shekels to a cute twink like yo............

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:11 | 2498276 AUD
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And with all your anti jew tirading, you no doubt still accept the credit of the Federal Reserve Bank in payment of debt?

Isn't Bernanke a jew? You accept the credit of a jew, yet lay shit on them.

You're the problem, not the Fed or the jews.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:13 | 2498384 TradingTroll
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AUD, you fuckwit, people are getting thrown in jail for using alternative currencies in the US

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:29 | 2498402 Hugh G Rection
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Unless special ed is a hobby of yours... I wouldn't bother.  Let Corky return to his regularly scheduled programming.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:54 | 2498517 AUD
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Awww... how 'bout you grow some balls & not be afraid of the big bad government or quit your complaining on 'bitch club'.

 

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:40 | 2498284 IBelieveInMagic
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Gotta love the "Mummy, he made me do it." defense! Nice.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:52 | 2498321 my puppy for prez
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Oh, yes....the Sampson Option!  The world should shudder at this thought.  And when it comes down to it, the Zionist psychopaths, who down deep are worshipping something TOTALLY different than whom they espouse in public, wouldn't even blink at the thought of sacrificing even many of their own to achieve their ultimate goal:  Global Zionist Communist Government.

The Zionists are also high-ranking freemasons and many are Luciferians, completely in bed with all the other classes of globalist psychopaths.  If average Jews do not stand up and denounce these Zionists, then they are complicit in what is to surely come.  

To all Jews of honor and conscience:  UNDERSTAND what Zionism truly is, and then FIGHT against it...or you will be lumped in with these monsters and might even be one of their victims. 

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:01 | 2498362 Clashfan
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Glad to see this post, puppy, but many already do and have been for decades. I could point to the ifamericansonlyknew website for starters, to Noam Chomsky (whom I hate to mention b/c of his lame positions on JFK ass. and on 911), but there are others.

For example, this band, as they mock the extremism of both sides: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4HPdWYwgyw

I am glad to see you focusing on Luciferianism, which is the source of most global conflict in the manufactured wars. But I'm hoping that you see Luciferianism as the root behind Zionism (not the other way 'round). :)

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:17 | 2498698 my puppy for prez
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Yes, I do discern the order of origination.  The Luciferianism has its origins in even more ancient times...brought from Egypt, etc.  But that does not change the fact that, if a group embraces such evil, it should be called out and held to accountability.  Thanks for the words.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:41 | 2498511 Cosimo de Medici
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Hi, I'm a physician. I can prescribe something that should help with your delusional fantasies of Luciferians and put you back on track to a fulfilling life.  You can reach me through Tyler.  Don't worry, you probably can be helped.  For the sake of your family's safety as well as your own, please act quickly.  I've seen this behavior before, and without immediate help, it tends to end very badly.  Very badly indeed.  Please, think of the children.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:45 | 2498513 Clashfan
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Cosimo, this is a nonsensical, ad-hominem retort with no facts. Your own screen name is of a Luciferian family. Help yourself first. I wish you blessings.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 03:49 | 2498558 Oh regional Indian
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I wonder how much of his own poison pill medication this pompous Cosimo needs, he who can be reached through Tyler.

And given that as a Doctor ( you are no Physician buddy, you took the Hypocrite-ical oaf), or rather a drug pusher for the Poison Pill industry, you must know about "side" effects...side, like 3 sides of a large magazine spread listing everything from homicidal and suicidal tendencies right to your hair falling out... you will set him sane with what?

Also fascinating to see so muich truth and no haters like yesterday. 

Is ZH full of rayciss dweebs?

Or is it just that Ummerika is sleeping?

Perhaps with the crack of the American Dawn, those rayciss people will come out of the woodwork, down arrows swinging, keyboards frothing with more ad hominem attacks.

Anyone with a brain with 6 cells knows what the game is. And should also be able to see that the game is coming to an end.  nasty end-game.

My question (again) is who is Valerie Jarrett? She swings big balls in thsi administration.

And a ruthless woman is frigging frightening.

Train has left the station anyways.

No point droning on here.

ori

6666-beyond-carbon-beyond-time

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 05:27 | 2498615 Winston Churchill
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Ori,

Looked at your site.

Can I suggest a little less grass in your daily glass of Bung.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 09:38 | 2498988 Cosimo de Medici
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Who is this Cosimo?  One who responds to those who willfully choose ignorance.  No, pharmaceuticals are not my thing.  I use a scalpel.  I work in the land of the sane, and the world occupied by folks who endeavor to make the place better, not fill it with mindless hatred that owes everything to people's own failures and inability to accept responsibility for them.  That is a land you have never visited, and for which you do not even qualify for a visa.

And please, don’t give me some drivel that you have studied the Luciferians or Freemasons or whoever else exists as the demons of your delusion, or that you can provide links….save that shit for your rubber room cellmates.  They’re the only ones naïve enough to buy into that crap.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:46 | 2498338 F. Bastiat
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Focusing your efforts on Andrew Stern, Stephen Lerner, and Giorgy Schwartz would be more useful, IMO.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:07 | 2498376 TradingTroll
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Best post I've read in awhile. The Zionist pigs and their control center must be taken out by whatever means. They practice genocide on tier neghbors and that goes unpunished while US FBI agents actively try to sell bombmaking equipment to US muslims to snare them in entrapment. The US muslim goes to Gitmo, the FBI agent gets a promo and israel kills a few thousand more babies in lebanon.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:20 | 2498394 Clashfan
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Sam, if Izrahole is the "800 lb gorilla" (and it may well be), then Luciferianism is the 1600 pounder. Just take a look at that hexagram on their flag. Where does it come from? It is called "the star of David," but so far as history relates, David had nothing to do with any such symbol. Solomon did after turning away from God, according to some sources. Others say "the seal of Solomon" had nothing to do with Solomon, either. It is used for summoning demons in occultism and always has been. Rothschild used it, for sure, and that's how it got on the Izrahole flag. Ever hear of putting a "hex" on someone?

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 05:32 | 2498620 Karl von Bahnhof
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hex hex hex AKA 666

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:48 | 2500137 Clashfan
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Good reading, Tamboo, thanks. I have read stuff like this before and don't know that I disagree. I will read this one more carefully later.

I have known Jews who have, face to face with me, acknowledged that they don't believe certain parts of the Talmud (like the passages about Goys, etc). I think that's more along the lines of what I've been trying to say. Not all Jews believe the same things in the same ways. There are sects. Just because a group of rabbis claim to control Judaism doesn't mean that they do.

Not all Christians follow Pat Robinson, the edicts of the Pope, etc.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:38 | 2498506 toomanyfakecons...
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A few things:

What is so bad about apartheid? Didn't blacks in South Africa vote in a popular referendum for its return after getting a taste of the alternative... just like Kuwait voted to return itself to Iraq before the Gulf War I?

Next, don't discount the VA-111 Shkval that NOD (Iran, Russia, China) has at its disposal. Inexplicably, GDI has no such weapon.

Next, I believe the U.S. military has said no, once an for all, to war with Iran. Our finest drone landing safe and sound in Iran was no accident, but a message to those who have been wagging the dog.

Lastly, would those beans really be that devastating if spilled? 9/11 is a long forgotten myth and nothing shocks anyone anymore.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 03:05 | 2498525 AnAnonymous
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A few things:

What is so bad about apartheid? Didn't blacks in South Africa vote in a popular referendum for its return after getting a taste of the alternative...
_______________________________________

How many referenda has South Africa hold?

When did apartheid end?

How many referenda South Africa has hold since that date?

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 05:48 | 2498629 Clashfan
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:59 | 2498262 Caviar Emptor
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How can you go on about wars and global strategic policy and the fate of millions on a day where Lindsay Lohan had a nip slip and Kim Jong Un went on a visit to the zoo???

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:02 | 2498145 tarsubil
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America the Bloodthirsty.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:12 | 2498166 Rusticus
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Commandeered by a Nobel Peace Prize recipient no less.

Hows that for Exceptionalism ?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:15 | 2498174 tarsubil
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If I didn't literally feel like I am going to puke, I'd laugh.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:12 | 2498378 Benjamin Glutton
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Levii Dozier is only four months old, but he’s already been assaulted by the police.  Roughly five months ago, Levii’s mother Raven Dozier was present when her brother got embroiled in a child custody dispute with a girlfriend. After the police arrived, Raven did what she could to calm her brother down. Eventually one of the officers shot the agitated man with a Taser. A thugscrum quickly coalesced as several officers inflicted gratuitous punishment on the prone and helpless man while his sister – who had been assisting the police – looked on in horror.  “He’s on the ground!” shrieked Dozier, who was in tears. “You don’t need to do that!” “Shut the f**k up!” replied one of the gallant officers. When Dozier failed to act on that thoughtful suggestion, Officer Jarad Wheeler strode up to her and kicked her in the stomach with sufficient force to open a door.  At the time, Raven Dozier was nine months pregnant.  For about fifteen minutes, the DeKalb County officers conferred with a supervisor outside the house -- within earshot of Raven’s brother, who was sitting, handcuffed, in the back of a police car. “He kicked a pregnant woman,” one of the officers reported.  “You’ve got to charge her with something,” another replied, pointing out that doing so would magically transmute aggravated assault into a “justified” use of force. Following the discussion outside, several officers re-entered the home, where Dozier was on a couch trying to regain her composure.  In a voice suppurating feigned concern, one of them asked if they could take a picture of the traumatized mother; in the same affected tone, he asked her if she could trouble herself to put on a pair of shoes and step outside the house for a moment to talk with the supervisor. As soon as Raven had crossed the threshold of her home, she was placed under arrest for “obstruction.”  To their credit, officials at DeKalb County Jail refused to book Dozier. Instead they sent her to a nearby hospital, where she passed a small amount of blood and amniotic fluid. . A photograph of Raven taken after Wheeler’s assault displayed a huge bruise across Dozier’s abdomen. Two weeks later she gave birth to Levii by way of an emergency C-section. Atlanta attorney Mark Bullman, who is representing Raven Dozier in a lawsuit, recalled to Pro Libertate that the doctors who treated Raven and delivered Levii “found that the kick was severe enough that it caused the baby to defecate in the womb.” What this means is that Levii literally had the sh*t kicked out of him by a bullying cop before he was born. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/dekalb-officer-investigated-after-alleged...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 01:18 | 2498452 Clashfan
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Great post BG. Thanks for this.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 13:49 | 2500145 tamboo
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joos win a lot of peace prizes including oybama (grandad stan was a big joo commie).

LiveLeak.com - Noble Peace Prize Winners - Jews Versus the Entire ...

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:42 | 2498228 post turtle saver
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That's our fuckin' job...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwlVAkXcXOI

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:04 | 2498149 youngman
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using the terrorists tactics.....great idea..but not happening..there are more attornies to go thru than generals in one of the drone strikes....

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:24 | 2498197 veyron
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your avatar terrifies me -- who is that?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:37 | 2498317 Harbanger
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Mum said, it was a dark and stormy night.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:21 | 2498395 Hugh G Rection
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dunno, but hide your shekels

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:20 | 2498186 Overfed
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It would be nice if there were some evidence to go with the hypebole.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:33 | 2498214 Ranger4564
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Did you follow the link, in the link?  Alexander Higgins' Blog?  Read the sections in question re the HR 1540 section 1034?

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/05/15/congress-vote-declaration-wo...

Hyberpole that.

 

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:42 | 2498330 Overfed
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Must have been a glitch with the site the first time I went there. It was showing the headline and nothing else.

I see the article now. Chilling.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:58 | 2498359 Harbanger
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No glitch.  Take things from where they come.  The site has a definite agenda.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 01:22 | 2498455 Clashfan
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Thanks, Ranger. From your link, "Authorization To Invade Several Countries – The president would have full authority to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, along with several other nations in Africa and the Middle East and even Russia and China under the legislation all of which are 'known' to have supported and aided hostilities against the United States."

Ironically, doesn't this include our own leaders and the CIA? Hmm....

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:06 | 2498154 jplotinus
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This is an area where socialists and libertarians find common ground.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:36 | 2498219 LetThemEatRand
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Yes and No.  The author of this article believes that private corportions should create their own militaries and govern the world according to their wishes.  I don't think a lot of "socialists" agree with that.  Most complex thinkers believe the problem has to do with corruption and fascism, not the desire of common people (e.g., non-oligarchs who cannot afford their own military) to band together for their common good.  The Mises Institute would return us to feudalism, and tell us that's a good thing.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:56 | 2498256 Cortez the Killer
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What's wrong with private corporations having their own militias?

What's wrong with your neighborhood forming its own militia?

You afraid of guns, commie cocksucker?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 22:59 | 2498260 LetThemEatRand
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What's wrong with a few corporations having nuclear weapons, which is what would happen?  We can trust them not to abuse their new power, right?

Simple.  Minded.  Ideological.  Asshole.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:08 | 2498277 Cortez the Killer
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Right, much better to trust people like you with the code to the nuclear suitcase.

power.hungry.control.freak

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 23:16 | 2498294 LetThemEatRand
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That doesn't even make sense.   

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 00:42 | 2498417 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Statists invented nukes. Statists possess the nukes. Statists dropped nukes on civilian targets. Those who espouse free markets are not at fault for the threat of nuclear weapons.

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