“Nine countries possess over 15,000 nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Russia have about 1,800 on high-alert status– ready to be launched within minutes of a warning,” according to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which accounts the number of nuclear warheads in countries worldwide, so far as of 2015.
“The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017 … Nuclear weapons are absolutely unacceptable. They are indiscriminate, illegal, and immoral. Responsible states should urgently join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
#TPNW to stigmatize nuclear weapons and grandstanding.”
ICAN adds: “Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.”
“The failure of the nuclear powers to disarm has heightened the risk that other countries will acquire nuclear weapons. The only guarantee against the spread and use of nuclear weapons is to eliminate them without delay. Although the leaders of some nuclear-armed nations have expressed their vision for a nuclear-weapon-free world, they have failed to develop any detailed plans to eliminate their arsenals and are modernizing them,” the global denuclearization advocacy groups says.
This also confirms the current status of nuclear science and technology worldwide at the dawn of a potential U.S. treaty with Iran, as a possible tenth new entrant into the world’s nuclear weapons club.
As the historic nuclear deal with Iran was approved back in 2015 inside the Obama Administration, but now scrapped by the Trump Administration in 2018, the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, Boeing Company and Airbus Group SE, were poised to gain $20 billion in aircraft sales from Iran to revamp its civilian aviation fleet and to rebuild its commercial passenger airline industry that has taken a beating for three decades after the Iranian Revolution during the Carter Administration.
International commercial passenger airlines demand has been primarily based out of Dubai in Emirates Airlines, which is today the largest operator of Boeing’s 777-300ER and Airbus’s A380 superjumbo airliners in the Middle East region.
Speaking about who benefits from the historic Iranian Nuclear Deal, alongside the infusing of $150 billion dollars in cash to Iran, and the lifting of three decades of economic sanctions on Iran during the Obama Administration (but now reinstated during the Trump Administration), Adam Pilarski, an economist and senior vice president with Avitas Inc., a Reston, Virginia-based aerospace consultant, told Bloomberg News, “There’s no doubt there is huge potential, especially for Airbus and Boeing, to sell a large number of planes (in the United Arab Emirates region).”
Bloomberg first broke the story on these subtle international macroeconomic developments shaping the American debate on the final approval of the Iranian Nuclear Deal back in 2015 during the Obama Administration.
So, this was just all about duopolistic aircraft manufacturing industrial organization, as well as, reducing “aging aircraft” fleets and increasing competition in the international commercial passenger airlines industry in the lucrative United Arab Emirates surrounding region.
The average age of the international civilian aircraft fleets operating in the region is approaching two and a half decades with Iran Air’s fleet, being the oldest at just over 27 years, and Emirates Airlines’s fleet, being the youngest at just over six years, according to Planespotters.com most recent aircraft fleet age comparison data for airlines surrounding the region of the United Arab Emirates.
Seven additional facts Americans should know about the Obama Administration’s now dismantled Iranian Nuclear Deal are briefly summarized at the end of this piece.
#BreakingNews On May 8, 2018:
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump scraps Obama’s #IranNuclearDeal, calling it “the worst deal ever made,” as @WhiteHouse reinstates Iran economic sanctions. I said weeks ago #Trump walks away, as he thinks the Iran Deal “stunk of high-heaven” away from #AmericaFirst interests! Retweet!
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump scraps Obama’s #IranNuclearDeal, calling it “the worst deal ever made,” as @WhiteHouse reinstates Iran economic sanctions. I said weeks ago #Trump walks away, as he thinks the Iran Deal “stunk of high-heaven” away from #AmericaFirst interests! Retweet! pic.twitter.com/BFjrbYhaFk
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) May 8, 2018
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As I said weeks ago, U.S. interest in Mid-East is get the oil price down & keep it down! Oil creates over 4% Growth & Under 4% Unemployment! Retweet! pic.twitter.com/yIWs8BQ04o
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) May 10, 2018
This is followed by China at fourth place with 250 warheads, United Kingdom at fifth place with 215 warheads, Pakistan at sixth place having about 100-120 warheads, and India at seven place, accounting for about 90-110 warheads, according to ICAN.
At eighth place, Israel is generally exclusively classified about its nuclear capabilities, maintaining a policy of deliberate ambiguity. It is not known definitively whether or not Israel has conducted a nuclear test, neither confirming nor denying it possesses such weapons.
However, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute‘s Yearbook of 2014, and ICAN in 2015 estimate Israel has approximately 80 warheads.
North Korea is believed to have fewer than ten nuclear weapons, though it is not clear if it has developed the capability to deliver them in the last several decades, since the US-North Korean nuclear arsenal deal was ratified by Congress during the Clinton Administration.
“On May 25, 2018 (inside video above), Sky’s Asia Correspondent Tom Chesire was the only British television journalist invited to see the demolition and closure of what North Korea says is its nuclear weapons test site in Punggye-ri without the presence of weapons inspectors or nuclear experts. After a series of blasts, a general says North Korea will “join hands with all peace-loving people in building a peaceful world”.”
Nuclear weapons hosting nations and nuclear arsenals alliance nations, include Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada and Transatlantic Oceanics, Japan, and Australia, to name just a few.
Nations formerly possessing nuclear weapons are Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and South Africa, according to Wikipedia.
Iran as Potential New Entrant into the World’s Nuclear Weapons Club
At the dawn of a potential U.S. treaty with Iran, as the tenth new entrant of the world’s nuclear weapons club, Iran’s military has successfully test-fired two new domestically made missiles (shown in photo above), Iranian defense minister said on February 11, 2014, according to state television, ahead of talks with world powers during the Obama Administration.
Following in similar trends of nuclear science and technology development as North Korea, Iran could potentially take at least several decades to develop any capabilities to deliver any nuclear arsenals the Middle East sovereign state would produce. Conventional nuclear delivery capabilities require uranium concentration levels of about 90 percent. Potential nuclear treaties impose uranium concentration limitations to about 3-4 percent, thus limiting any nuclear detonation capacity and holding delivery systems to just energy power sourcing mechanisms.
In essence the inertia of atomic energy theorem is the most important result of Einstein’s (special) theory of relativity in 1905, who said, “The mass (m) of a body is a measure of its (specific) energy content; if the energy (E) changes by (a small amount, dE), the mass (m) changes in the same direction by (that small amount, dE, divided by the square of the characteristic velocity (c) of the mass). It is not out of question that for bodies whose energy content is variable in a high degree (e.g. for radium salts or for uranium) a test of the theory may be successful. [Albert Einstein, “Does the inertia of a body depend on its energy content?” Ann. Physik, Vol. 17, 1905. Einstein here explains the specialization of his famous (specific) energy equation (E/m) of the 20th Century].
The nuclear fission of the heaviest element, uranium – more accurately speaking – the uranium isotope of atomic weight 235 – discovered by Otto Hahn in 1938 – was carried out on a huge scale of terrifying effect in the destruction caused by the uranium bomb. Considering that energy content and transfers of ordinary molecular processes fall within ranges of hundreds to thousands of calories, atomic uranium energy content and transfers supply many million times of calories.
In other words a few decades later, there is both the horrible societal disaster of a nuclear uranium bomb contrast against the lucrative economic benefit of a nuclear uranium engine or power plant system. The latter of which is a controllable, continuously operating uranium process of powerful energy to light a modern city or propel a modern transportation system. The obvious fact that the economic realization of the nuclear uranium power process differs from the military resourcefulness of a nuclear uranium bomb – that is carried out by way of a “transuranium element (called plutonium)” – is immediate, argues the great 20th Century physicists, Arnold Sommerfeld in 1952.
Such nuclear science and technology in the millennium age would most likely possess a nuclear detonation and delivery system that is much smaller in scale, achieved through advances in high-performance computing and advanced materials, via grand challenge developments in information technologies, biotechnologies, micro-technologies, even nano-technologies, compared to the conventional mega-scale nuclear detonation and delivery capabilities mastered through the birth of the nuclear age in the middle of the 20th century. These modern nuclear capabilities will be just as devastating as the 20th century weaponry of mass destruction, perhaps even more so in the millennium nuclear age, leveraging integration of the above scientific and technological fields.
Be that as it may, a potential US-Iranian nuclear weapons deal, proposed in 2015 by the Obama Administration and subsequently derailed in 2018 by the Trump Administration, is highly controversial.
As President Barack Obama and his administration officials stumped Capitol Hill back in 2015, garnering support for his controversial nuclear deal with Iran, “critics (were and still are) roundly condemning the deal as a historic and catastrophic agreement that will strengthen Iran and imperil national security for America and its allies.”
Here are seven facts about President Obama’s proposed Iran nuclear deal Americans should know.
First and foremost, President Obama’s deal allowed Iran to block inspector access to any undeclared nuclear site. Obama National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, admitted to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 that “no Americans will be part of the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspection teams.”
Fox News political contributor, Charles Krauthammer, counterpointed, “The denial is then adjudicated by a committee—on which Iran sits. It then goes through several other bodies, on all of which Iran sits” and the whole process may take up to 24 days.
On an additional fact, the Washington Post reported, “Yet another worry is that the lifting of tough economic sanctions on Iran would provide it with as much as $150 billion in revenue. Some of that money would be spent on infrastructure and the Iranian people.”
Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice conceded on this fact to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “Yes, it is real, it is possible, and, in fact, we should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we have seen in the region up until now.”
A most critical fact is Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 that “weapons supplies will be possible” under the new deal.
As the International Business Times reports, “Russia and China will continue to make weapons deals with Iran under U.N. procedures.”
Fox News political contributor, Charles Krauthammer argued that “the net effect of this capitulation will be not only to endanger our Middle East allies now under threat from Iran and its proxies, but to endanger our own naval forces in the Persian Gulf.”
He added: “Imagine how Iran’s acquisition of the most advanced anti-ship missiles would threaten our control over the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, waterways we have kept open for international commerce for a half century.”
A final overarching fact is the support of the American people on a proposed US-Iranian nuclear arsenals deal. According to a 2015 Associated Press-GfK poll, “77 percent of Americans believe U.S. sanctions against Iran should be kept the same or increased, not lifted as Obama’s deal calls for,” reported Breitbart.com.
“Prior to the announcement of President Obama’s controversial Iran nuclear deal, 60 percent of Americans disapproved of his handling of U.S. relations with Iran.”
This public sentiment by Americans still holds true today remarkably.
Still, President Obama and administration officials continued onward with their 60-day campaign to build support for his controversial Iran nuclear deal.
#BreakingNews On May 14, 2018:
Retweet Rare 2015 US Senate & US State Memos saying #IranNuclearDeal wasn’t a treaty & not signed by Iran! As I said, it was just to build Iran’s Airplanes & Oil Infrastructure! Ben Rhodes, Obama’s security mouthpiece, fed #MSM #FakeNews on #IranNukeDeal!
Retweet Rare 2015 US Senate & US State Memos saying #IranNuclearDeal wasn’t a treaty & not signed by Iran! As I said, it was just to build Iran’s Airplanes & Oil Infrastructure! Ben Rhodes, Obama’s security mouthpiece, fed #MSM #FakeNews on #IranNukeDeal! https://t.co/thJ35uEsJy pic.twitter.com/t9lhdbrYNJ
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) May 14, 2018
A 2015 Washington Post/ABC News poll last week, says nearly 6 in 10 Americans, 59 percent, would support a plan to “lift economic sanctions in exchange for Iran restricting its nuclear program in a way that makes it hard for Iran to produce nuclear weapons.”
This deal which has been reached with Iran will “nuclearize the Middle East,” Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said on Monday, July 20, 2015. The Arizona Senator further speculates Congress will not approve President Obama’s deal with Iran in the first round.
“I think it’s not going to get through the first round, as you know, but the president’s already said he would veto, and then the question is, are there sufficient votes to override a veto?” the Arizona senator told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program.
McCain added: “And, frankly, I’m on the side of Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu],” stating his alliance with the Israeli leader and his fears about the future of Israel following the US-Iranian nuclear arsenals agreement for Iran to enter into the world’s nuclear weapons club.
Birth of The Nuclear Age for The Millennium
Remarkably, Albert Einstein, the most famous Nobel Laureate nuclear physicist of his time, who wrote a letter to US President, Franklin Roosevelt, “pointed out the imminent dangers of a German atomic bomb. The result of Einstein’s efforts was to change the world history through the Manhattan Project. The project was highly secretive and expensive. Carried out in United States, it employed nearly 40000 people at thirty-seven installations and its aim was to take lead over Hitler in making an atomic bomb.”
“In America under the leadership of scientist Enrico Fermi much work had already been done on nuclear fission. In fact it was Fermi’s team, which in December 1942, produced the world’s first controlled nuclear fission chain reaction. Without this work, the development of an atomic bomb might not have been so quick, [but for] Fermi’s success in laying down the ground work for the process used these days. Scientists under the leadership of Robert Oppenheimer at Los Almos, New Mexico, turned their efforts to produce an atomic bomb. United States, thus, made an atomic bomb before Hitler did [as the Germans surrendered in May 1945]. The first test explosion took place in July 1945 at Almogordo, New Mexico.”
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an “existing one.” – Nobel Laureate Physicist Albert Einstein
Photo Credits: The largest nuclear explosion ever on earth was the March 26, 1954 detonation, codenamed Castle Bravo, the first test of a practical hydrogen bomb. Operation Castle, American series of high-energy nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll (in the Northwest of the Marshall Islands), March 26, 1954. (Cover Photo by Roger Viollet/Getty Images).
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