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U.S. reveals it has 5,113 nuclear warheads

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Although I agree that revealing the number of nukes that we have is treason, and I'm sure that Obama thinks that this is the number we have, I bet there are some very smart military men that have given Obama a low-ball number. After all, Obama isn't going to go around and COUNT them all.
The military does not trust Obama in the least, and I don't blame them. He is no friend of our military. Rest assured, that we have many more than the publicized number.


Makes perfect sense. I mean how long has it been since the Cuban Missile Crisis? Decades! That's long enough to create thousands of WMDs. I'm not surprised by the numbers, though it seems like in the 80's we were in a pissing contest with Russia to see who could out-nuke-produce the other.




posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Many posters here fail to realize that the number of warheads that the United States possess is not for the general public to know much less our enemies.

The number of nuclear weapons we possess has been a closely guarded secret since August 1945 when we told Japan that Tokyo was the third target after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrendered because they came to their senses and we bluffed our enemy into surrender knowing we didn't have any more nukes at the moment.

What has happened here in the Obama administration is nothing short of high treason and should be punishable by death. I don't care what your title is or how high up you are in the government. There seriously needs to be a congressional investigation here. This is just more wrong than anything that can be imagined.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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^ ...and that illustrates all that is wrong with the World.
Mankind has had his day, it's time for Humanity, and i expect to be lambasted by the warmongers and 'patriots' and Nationalists and rednecks who consider it best to be aggressive, and I can deal with that.
I would rather be peaceful and Idealistic than propagate the hatred.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:53 PM
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If you think for a moment that we gave up the real number of nukes we have, then you are very gullible. I bet you also think we abide by the ban on testing them.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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If that was directed towards me, I certain do not think that and again, it just illustrates how deep a hole we ALL are in.

It has been shewn time and time again that lying about matters of state only serves to increase the distrust.

Why does everyone hate so much?



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by earthdude
If you think for a moment that we gave up the real number of nukes we have, then you are very gullible. I bet you also think we abide by the ban on testing them.


Also, it's probably very likely that the number quoted only refers to assembled, operational warheads.

How many warheads do you think the USA could slap together over a short period of time, given the parts and fissionable material on hand?

It's just a stupid PR stunt to feign a policy of "openness" and "transparency", when the reality is that the Obama administration is no different than any other administration.

Our nuclear weapon / strategic deterrence policy has remained mostly unchanged for more than 40 years, and it isn't about to change much any time soon.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by Intelearthling
Many posters here fail to realize that the number of warheads that the United States possess is not for the general public to know much less our enemies.

The number of nuclear weapons we possess has been a closely guarded secret since August 1945 when we told Japan that Tokyo was the third target after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrendered because they came to their senses and we bluffed our enemy into surrender knowing we didn't have any more nukes at the moment.


Umm what bloody difference does it make who knows how many of those thousands of warheads you have?

You could have a tiny fraction of that, say.... 100 warheads?... and it would still be 100 to many and it would still be sufficient deterrent to your 'enemies'.

If two men have two guns pointed at each others heads, they only need 1 bullet each to make each other pause for thought.

Also... its not like they've given them pin point directions on where to find them


Come on dude... use some logic.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by wiredamerican
57,000,000 square miles of land on the earth means that 5113 warheads can be despersed all at once at a maximum of one detonation every 11,148 square miles of land.

Hope this helps with perspective.


You should subtract the land mass of the US.

Would be a more accurate number due to the fact that we will probably never use our own nukes on ourselves.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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I'm sure if the US reduced it's nuclear stockpile down to 500, it could still destroy every major population centre of the world and save a lot of tax money that could be reinvested in to the economy to help in these economically tough times?


Or would the shady figures in the Pentagon laugh at this idea of not having enough overkill?



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Define major population center. There are about 270 cities just in the United States with a population over 100,000. There's no telling how many strategically important targets such as bases, silos, command centers, radar installations, etc, that there are, either.

[edit on 4-5-2010 by vor78]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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This number doesnt mean anything. The US has SO much weapons grade material stored (heck they even store it for other countries) that if we wanted to we could build tens of thousands of these in a VERY short time.

Heck even Japan is considered an "undeclared" nuclear power only because they havent built the bomb, but they have EVERYTHING in place to build MANY in super short notice. Its not how many bombs you have...its how many you can make and how quickly.

5113 whatever.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:18 PM
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That's a lot of boom boom. I've been told that a single missile sub can destroy the world a couple times over, so seriously what is the point in having 5,113 nuclear warheads. As for it being treason to tell the world how many nukes we got. Lets be realistic. If there was 10 nukes total in the entire world, and we admitted we had 8 of them. Then that's treason. Telling the world we got thousand and could destroy the world hundreds of times over... well they already new that.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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Hate to rain on peoples parade, but the 5113 is the number of weapons that are active and can be fired off.
What people should be asking is how are the safe guarding the 26112 deactivated and dismantled weapons in the US arsenal.
You see, the problem with nuclear grade material is once it is refined that pure, it can only be used as a weapon, it can not be used for anything peaceful. And unfortunately none of us will live that long before the material is inert and safe. So the ultimate question is what is the US government doing with that much weapons grade material and how secure are the places that it is being secure, and what part of the country is it in. (Places to be very wary and not go if things keep going badly.)



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Tell President Ahmedinejad that US is ready to bomb Iran



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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That's why Obama's recent military moves are simply infuriating. He is clearly acting out on the destroy America mandate given him by his radical communist handlers and mentors, Frank Marshall Davis, Alinsky, Tom Hayden, William Ayers and a few others.

One of his Marxist appointees revealed the basic premise behind Obama health care. bankrupt America, create social unrest and implement a communist takeover.

See for example,
superstore.wnd.com...

Thus his orders not to shoot at the Iranians even if they attack and to let the Taliban go free if they put down their arms for five seconds whilst running to the next weapons cache make perfect sense.

This administration is hell bent on the destruction of the US. The destruction is not by poor judgment but is rather deliberate. God help us if we can't get this guy out of office soon.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by PRS395
Nothing like showing your poker hand to the enemy!? "If I show them my hand, they will then show theirs!" ???


The thinking and reasoning is no longer Obamanomics,


It is Now, "Grade Schoolenomics!"


It is the stuff, we as kids used to do, up until around 5th grade, give or take a grade or two.


I am now going to sign off, so I can walk outside and scream for 10 or 15 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Get ready neighbors!


NOW THE ENEMY IS GOING TO GET 5,114 NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND WIN!

WE JUST LOST NUCLEAR COMBATS!



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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I think it's just freaking hilarious people are upset about this. OMG OBAMA IS A TRAITOR HE GAVE OUT INFO READILY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERWEBZ!

Come on, do you guys seriously believe you are going to gain something from nuclear combat? Do you are going to be sitting in a bar going "We nuked dem bastards!"? No, you are gonna be dead. Maybe you'll get to dance in front of a flaming mushroom cloud singing "America number one1" but, you're probably gonna die. Or if you aren't lucky enough, you'll get to put up with starving to death in nuclear winter or dying of illness brought on by radiation.

Damn that Obama, telling people how many cards are in the deck. The whole country is screwed now I tell you.

[edit on 4-5-2010 by antonia]

[edit on 4-5-2010 by antonia]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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Or in reality that Project Thor has come to realisation. Nuclear weapons are no longer needed when you have space based Kinetic Weapons.

That the USA has weaponised space to a level they are comfortable with.

[edit on 4-5-2010 by greenfruit]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:27 PM
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No it's not that. Rather its the fact that most of the dictatorships in the world would not hesitate for a but a moment prior to a full scale launch, if they knew they could obtain a decisive victory over the US.

So with the nuke count, if you had all your sub hunters in place and you had your satellite kills worked out and your targeting of ground launch silos worked out, you could do a simple head count and figure out whether all the US nukes were accounted for.

All we can hope for now is that some sane US generals are lying to Obama about our true capabilities. It actually makes the world a far less stable place. There is a reason Israel only hints at their capabilities. That uncertaintly keeps the stone cold hearted muslim fanatics from launching an attack.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:29 PM
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Except you can get on Wikipedia and figure that number too. Now your theory depends on someone somehow gaining a distinct advantage over 5000 plus nukes.

Hmmmm, maybe rubber dinghies and Ak-47's would work?



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