“Donald Trump has called for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand” its nuclear arsenal.”
See Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear weaponsSee what happens when you put a mad man in charge? Much of my lifetime was spent trying to put nuclear weapons back in the box so they would never be used. Now Trump wants to fire up the arms-race again, just to make USA “Great” again. What a short-sighted, wrong-headed, dangerous old fool is the president-elect.
What’s he going to do if the Congress won’t let him have his way? Start up a demonstration project? Provoke war? Have a Twitter tantrum? By the time they impeach him we may all have gone to Hell in a hand-basket. This is exactly the kind of behaviour Clinton and many others warned about and the bastard is not even in office yet. He could be provoking a dozen countries to develop or ramp up nukes. For what purpose? Just to show how stupid a commander in chief he can be?
I can see Saudi Arabia and Iran doing it. What about Egypt? There’s nothing like the existential threat of nuclear war to distract citizens from tyranny. Then Pakistan and India might get serious, or North Korea and the world around them. Will China just sit still while the pot boils? Then there’s Africa which is awash in uranium. How many tin-pot dictators could arise there trying to make their country “Great Again”TM? South America has tired of tyrants but this could inspire yet another. If USA can go nuts, why can’t we? If USA doesn’t have to honour decades-old treaties, why do we?