Jimmy Carter Just Issued A Chilling Warning To Trump About Syria

Authored by Jessica Corbett via CommonDreams.org,

Former President Jimmy Carter has added his voice to those urging President Donald Trump to refrain from launching an illegal military attack on Syria, warning of the serious dangers - including nuclear conflagration - that could result.

"I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or exacerbate the challenges that come up with North Korea, in Russia, or in Syria," Carter told The Associated Press about Trump's recent threats.

"I hope he realizes very profoundly as I did, and as other presidents have done," Carter continued, "that any nuclear exchange could involve catastrophe for all human beings."

Carter pointed out that even a military attack that doesn't escalate into a nuclear exchange "is a dangerous thing" that can unleash unpredictable consequences.

Anti-war activists are also pressuring Trump to proceed cautiously.

"There is no proof yet of a Syrian government gas attack," noted Veterans for Peace President Gerry Condon. "Even if the reports are true, a military response will only lead to more death and destruction, and dangerous escalations."

Condon also pointed to nuclear concerns—considering Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"We are talking about a direct confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers," Condon said.

"Why would the U.S. risk nuclear war over dubious chemical weapons claims?"

Pleas for restraint from peace advocates, members of Congress, international law experts, and at least one former president come amid mixed messages from Trump and an alarming report by Russia's state-owned television station about possible war with the United States. 

In a news segment on Wednesday, as Common Dreams reported, one Russian anchor "explained to viewers how to prepare for a potential war by stocking a bomb shelter—while images of nuclear explosions were shown behind him."

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BaBaBouy tmosley Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

Speak Out Now...

Been screaming this for weeks, Once 1 Nuke Flies, its probably Raining Nukes in minutes ...

Nuclear arsenal of Russia

The exact number of nuclear warheads is a state secret and is therefore a matter of guesswork. The Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia possesses 4,300 nuclear warheads, while the U.S. has 4,000; Russia has 1,950 active strategic nuclear warheads, compared with the U.S. having 1,650.[2] On the other hand, Russia is estimated to have roughly 1,500 tactical nuclear weapons, all of which are declared to be in central storage.[10]The RS-28 Sarmat[11] (Russian: РС-28 Сармат; NATO reporting name: SATAN 2), is a Russian liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, super-heavy thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile in development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau[11] from 2009,[12] intended to replace the previous R-36 missile.

Its large payload would allow for up to 10 heavy warheads or 15 lighter ones or up to 24 hypersonic glide vehicles Yu-71,[13][14] or a combination of warheads and massive amounts of countermeasures designed to defeat anti-missile systems;[15][16]

it was heralded by the Russian military as a response to the U.S. Prompt Global Strike.[17]

In 2015, information emerged that Russia may be developing a new nuclear torpedo, up to 100 megatons[18] , the Status-6 Ocean Multipurpose System,[19][20][21] codenamed “Kanyon” by Pentagon officials.[22][23] This weapon is designed to create a tsunami wave up to 500m tall that will radioactively contaminate a wide area on an enemy coasts with cobalt-60, and to be immune to anti-missile defense systems such as laser weapons and railguns that might disable an ICBM.[20][21][23][24][25] Two potential carrier submarines, the Project 09852 Belgorod, and the Project 09851 Khabarovsk, are new boats laid down in 2012 and 2014 respectively.[22][23][26][27] Status 6 appears to be a deterrent weapon of last resort.[25][26][27] It appears to be a torpedo-shaped robotic mini-submarine, that can travel at speeds of 185 km/h (100 kn).[25][26][28] More recent information suggests a top speed of 100 km/h (54 kn), with a range of 10,000 km (6,200 mi) and a depth maximum of 1,000 m (3,300 ft).[29] This underwater drone is cloaked by stealth technology to elude acoustic tracking devices.[20][26]

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I Claudius BaBaBouy Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Yes, Bababouy - you're a friggin genius.  No one else has ever thought, written, spoken, or even crapped that once one nuke flies, so do thousands.  What insight.  Pound that chest some more please because, God knows, no one in Washington, DC, or anywhere else for that matter, has your intellect.  As for the description of the nukes - does it F'ing matter?  Everyone knows that Russia could kill every US citizen hundreds of times over. 

But please, keep on screaming.  I'm sure the Joint Chiefs are captivated by your analysis.

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Muddy1 Troy Ounce Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

"We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark."  President Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States, Democrat

Yeah, Jimmy, "muh fellow Americuns" Carter, other Presidents have realized the potential of the bomb.  When one wasn't enough, Truman ordered a second to be delivered to Japan.  War over.

"could" is NOT will

The fact that the MSM and the TPTB have trotted out the likes of Carter speaks volumes to their desperation.

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blindfaith ZENDOG Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:00 Permalink

 

Just so everyone knows, IF Russian landed just one of their 800 kiloton bombs on DC, the effective fire storm ( heat so hot it will set whatever it touched on fire instantly) has a range of about 3,200 miles.  Never mind the size of the blast zone, the heat keeps on going, long after.  So, if DC got hit, LA to Seattle is only hours away from the flames, and London and Brussels will go too. Just ONE bomb, just one.

Of course, all that heat and fire means there is no damn air to breath either.

Serious, damn right it is.  No man, no country has any business sitting on such power to end it all.

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I Claudius wildbad Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:09 Permalink

Wildbad - looks like they're out to get you as well.  The fact that HE was screaming for the past number of days - like that matters to anyone - not to mention that so has everyone else.  The whole concept of MAD was established in the 60's and he acts like he is the first to recognize it.  I obviously hit a nerve with the down votes though - rather funny.

And to the ass who asked - no, not a Zionist.  Not Jewish, not Muslim, nor am I of any specific religious ideology other than I believe in helping people that really need help - and want to nuke any bastard who scams the system. 

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Give Me Some Truth BaBaBouy Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:38 Permalink

Re: Speak out now ...

I actually do think the content and quantity of citizen website posts that warn against starting unnecessary wars can make even the warmongers pause. I think such comments helped stop Obama from starting a (False flag) war with Syria, saving countless lives.

Some Politicians must visit these sites and learn that the masses, in fact, are NOT eager for even more counterproductive “interventions.” With no grassroots support, these actions will be even more likely to backfire.

This is one of the reasons I post. What the hell? Maybe one more voice WILL influence these dumbasses making decisions that will affect all of us.

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DisorderlyConduct Give Me Some Truth Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:03 Permalink

Is your opinion that the Syria operation was somehow thwarted by forum posts? I guess maybe - anything's possible...

What about this though - what if the US never wanted it to go further? Your assumption is that it would have gone to a full war, and yet we have mounds of historical evidence that smaller actions or insurgencies don't get the same level of pushback - domestically or internationally.

My guess would be that it doesn't matter. They are running roughshod over the people and could care less what we think.

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Cloud9.5 DisorderlyConduct Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:43 Permalink

Everything we post is observed by AI and those that depend on AI to make their decisions are influenced by what is on the web.  That is why I post repeatedly about the three percent and the real fact that if the gun abolitionists start going door to door they will ignite a civil war that will leave them and us starving in the dark.  I saw a guy in Walmart yesterday.  He commented on my NRA hat and said he was part of the 3%.  Old fellow from Iowa stopped by just a few moments ago and said he hated the government they had been lying to him since Vietnam.  He said he was not going to throw any bombs but that they better not kick in his door.  He said he expected to be dead in five years anyway because of his diabetes.

It is important that they follow the trends of the zeitgeist.  We live in a house held up by smoke and mirrors.  It is very fragile and can be brought down by a tiny faction within the population.   If these damn fools launch WW III what is waiting for them on the other side is not going to be some Guide Stone Utopia.

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DisorderlyConduct Cloud9.5 Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

I get compliments on the NRA hat everywhere I go. Well, maybe not so much when I pick up kids at school - but sometimes.

Being a computer guy for over 30 years I agree that what can be hoovered is being hoovered. We see AI in the markets (what were those again) that react to news. We also have seen PRISM and related - and I'm sure thats just the tip of the iceberg.

But the governance of the population, I think, is more supply - side for the deep state. I'm sure they're making lists and checking them twice, but I don't think they will alter their course much. They will just make their lists longer. And pump the gas on the propaganda.

Such is the nature of the kinds of minds we're dealing with.

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DownWithYogaPants GreatUncle Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:59 Permalink

Oh yeah comments do help.  I think the 911 skeptics have now reached at least 25%.  The more skeptical we get the more the Deep State has to work for it.  The more the Deep State has to work for it the more obvious they become!  It's a virtuous spiral.  Seems to me that we're at the point that 45% of the people are now automatically skeptical of recent events.  

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DisorderlyConduct DownWithYogaPants Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

Dunno man. Opposing the narrative merely get you the label of tinfoil hat wearer, or conspiracy theorist. This is used to imply mental instability and thus marginalize the argument and the person. It's a sideways, dishonest ad hominem. And you've seen the new laws regarding mental state and arms posession, right?

While history has proven the conspiracy nuts were right time and time again, we don't live in history - we live or die in the present. Commenting is much more likely to label you than it is likely to sway the resolve of people that feel they are more important than you.

Not saying I like it. But that's what I see.

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OverTheHedge Give Me Some Truth Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:02 Permalink

Write to your congressman, member of parliament, representative etc, and ask exactly why it is in your best interests to die in a nuclear holocaust. Ask for detail. Ask for clearly deliniated logical explanations as to why the deaths of you, your family, your friends and neighbours, everyone you have ever met etc should be in the national interest. 

I would love to see some of the replies you won't be getting.

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Boubou Give Me Some Truth Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

Even if all it does is get it off your chest and make you feel better, that's good, right?

The masses want to eat, sleep, reproduce , avoid pain and seek happiness.

No one is threatening Americans ability to try that.They don't need mega bombs.

Their glorious leaders on the other hand are playing de.adly insane games where to win is worth destroying god's creation

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Socratic Dog land_of_the_few Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:29 Permalink

And that Russia mobilized after the Israeli attack on the airfield.

This really does have echoes of the leadup to WWI.

I don't have a bunker (yet) but it's easy to build one.  A trench with 3 feet of earth over the top plus a primitive ventilation system protects from fallout.  Not a blast shelter, but put blast doors on it and it becomes one.

Kearney's "Nuclear war survival skills" is essential reading.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098132181X/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpa…

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