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Kishida, Obama call for nuclear-free world at international forum in Hiroshima

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Obama had his chance to do something about reducing the number of nuclear weapons, instead he launched the most-costly upgrade to the U.S. nuclear arsenal ever.

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One can hope. Their are conventional weapons that actually would do better than even tactical nuclear bombs at clearing enemies and allowing access, such as the "daisy cutter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82 The US should be proactive in going non-nuclear, an archaic weapon which, due to its unusibility, is more of a liability than anything.

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What a joke.

I always wonder how they have the face to come out with such statements when they have totally no intention of going nuclear-free.

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Jun 15, 2022 — Japan will not join the first meeting of parties to a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons…….

Make your mind up Japan, you are or your aren’t. Which is it?

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The smallest particle on planet Earth an Atom has been banished. In its place is nuclear. We must bring back to humankind the pictures of the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Of people carrying their eyeballs along a burning river. Of people reduced to shadows and becoming concrete in the sidewalks of Nagasaki.

Eight billion people must be scared out of their minds before we can live a life of no fear and happiness on planet Earth. Our only home. Once gone never will come back.

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Russia has never threatened to use their nuclear weapons. This is an ongoing piece of propaganda straight out of the neocons in the White House. Japan Today should be ashamed to carry such lies as if this charge was true. Shame.

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'"The actual barrier to nuclear disarmament remains high, or has become higher," Kishida said.'

Sure has, especially when Japan, which absolutely LOVES to point out its the only nation to have suffered nuclear attacks, refuses to ratify a ban on them.

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I wonder if anyone on this forum dared to remember that it was America that dropped atomic bombs on Japan? It has already reached the point that the Japanese youth believes that Russia did it. Gentlemen, you live in profuse lies

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who is talking.

Kaddafi killer and Libya destroyer and his japanese puppet who wants miltarize Japan to teeth again by our taxes.

very "relevant",one pensioned warmonger and one in process....

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What? So everyone but the USA shouldn’t have nuclear weapons according to Barack?

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No nukes, but drones...More of those please B

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Hypocrisy at its finest!!

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Planet Earth and humankind are thirsting and hungering for clean drinking water, food, and peace. Long live humanity.

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Not a fan of Obama, but hey let's be practical, OK Messrs Obama, Kishida, what with your access to political powers of the world, what are you going to do about it?

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Think pre nuke. WW1. WW2. How many lives lost? Nuclear free might as well mean the end of me.

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What? So everyone but the USA shouldn’t have nuclear weapons according to Barack?

Did he say that?

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Kishida, Obama call for nuclear-free world

Only Kishida and Obama? It would be interesting to know what the other attendees, like former defense minister Kishi (center of picture), and the representatives from Russia and China, had to say on the issue.

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It's the new world order, if you or your partners got nukes then no one will bother you, you Ain't got them then you are vulnerable .

This is how it works, the reason Ukraine was invaded and half destroyed is because it gave up it's nukes in hope to become a member of the EU or may be NATO and look at the price they are paying.

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Did he say that?

He didn’t say the USA would be giving up theirs or that he would tell Biden to remove them all. Sometimes it’s what is not said.

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So why do we host USA nukes on Japanese soil?

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He didn’t say the USA would be giving up theirs or that he would tell Biden to remove them all. Sometimes it’s what is not said.

Is the USA not a part of the "world" and did he not say a "nuclear-free world"?

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What? So everyone but the USA shouldn’t have nuclear weapons according to Barack?

No. According to you and you fertile imagination.

Wherever do you get these fantastical ideas? Have you ever considered a career in journalism?

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Is the USA not a part of the "world" and did he not say a "nuclear-free world"?

In this case, nope.

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“The world”= everybody else. Obviously.

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The irony is that nukes are the only thing stopping the US from invading more countries. Had Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam had nukes, no wars!

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Useless rhetoric.

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Here ya go:

“Obama voiced his deep interest in reducing nuclear arms, including a “commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” He added that reaching that goal would require time, and that, as long as nuclear arms existed, the United States would maintain a “safe, secure and effective” nuclear arsenal.”

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*“Obama voiced his deep interest in reducing nuclear arms, including a “commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” He added that reaching that goal would require time, and that, as long as nuclear arms existed, the United States would maintain a “safe, secure and effective” nuclear arsenal.”*

That's not saying the US should be the only country to have nuclear weapons. Do you, as an American, think the US should be the first to give up its nuclear arsenal?

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Don’t you notice even even when the US gives awards like like the “best world movie” or “best world music” that the USA is not included?

ukraine gave up their nukes how did that turn out?

nope as Obama said we will be last to give them up. Even then we will probably lie about it and keep some.

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Do you, as an American, think the US should be the first to give up its nuclear arsenal?

last. And we should lie and keep some anyway.

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Russia has never threatened to use their nuclear weapons.

Sorry Patricia, but according to someone here, Russia NOT saying they would is evidence enough they would.

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Russia NOT saying they would is evidence enough they would.

They might. Why? Because they have them. Countries that don’t have them? Cant.

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Don’t you notice even even when the US gives awards like like the “best world movie” or “best world music” that the USA is not included?

Usually the USA is the only country included when the USA gives out awards at ceremonies celebrating "the world's best"

last. And we should lie and keep some anyway.

So why complain about what Obama is saying when you completely agree with what you think he is saying? Oh I get it. Because Obama.

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I voted for Obama. Twice. I just don’t understand how you can’t realize he is lying to get all the other countries but the US to give up their nukes first?

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I voted for Obama. Twice. I just don’t understand how you can’t realize he is lying to get all the other countries but the US to give up their nukes first?

First?

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Yes all other countries first.

I said all other countries BUT the US first.

its cute that you seem to think Barack Obama incapable of lying to the world (and Americans)

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its cute that you seem to think Barack Obama incapable of lying to the world (and Americans)

It's pathetic that you think that I think that.

I said all other countries BUT the US first.

Yes, first, which is before second.

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Barack obviously wont tell you now that when he is last and it’s his turn to give up the nukes last , he wont.

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OK fine. But that doesn't matter. It was not "according to Barack"... and as if ANY of them are going to anyway.

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“Can’t we all just get along?”

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ALL American president should visit Peace Park in Hiroshima early in their term of office. Having said that, what did Obama do as president to eliminate or reduce the number of nukes?

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No ex USA president has the right to talk about this. But i bet Obama just held a prepaid speech and he doesn't believe one word of it.

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Getting rid of Nuclear Weapons has become a :"Complete fantasy the moment Russia attacked Ukraine"

The moment North Korea got Nuclear Weapons.

Pakistan has Nuclear Weapons.

Israel has Nuclear Weapons.

India has Nuclear Weapons.

Iran is working on them.

South Korea wants them with a passion.

Turkey will have their own in the next 20 years. Great Ottoman ambitions resurfacing again.

Saudi Arabia won't be far behind Iran and Turkey.

USA built them first, used them first, Could Have Banned It First and Push for a WorldWide policy to Ban Such Weapons!

After Soviet Collapse in the 90s, you've seen how close it got to MAD(Mutual Assured Destruction) with Russia! Ban them!.... But as always America lacks leadership on such issues. Now in 2022 more and more countries have them!

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Total spin, I guess somebody will fall for it.

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US under Trump decided to pull out of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty. US under Bush decided to pull out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. US under Obama initiated a 1 trillion dollar upgrade of nuclear weapons. Journalists should have brought these issues up at the forum.

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No ex USA president has the right to talk about this.

If he doesn't have the right, wouldn't he be arrested for doing so?

Does not the absence of his being arrested, indicate he had the right to talk about it?

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Not to be negative or pessimistic but however -realistically to me it seems impossible that the world could ever be free from nuclear weapons anyway.

Ukraine gave up thier nuclear arsenal and look what happened !

Kishida is a hypocrite because Japan pays for protection to the USA military under the nuclear umbrella.

Yes it would be awesome if humans weren't so interested in killing and dominating each other.

It would take a serious expansion of human cerebral capacity consciousness to achieve world peace .

There's still time .

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Turkey will have their own in the next 20 years. Great Ottoman ambitions resurfacing again.

US military has nuclear weapons in Turkey already

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The best way to rid the world of nuclear weapons is to use them, all of them, everywhere at once, and eliminate 99% of all life on the planet, and start over. And save A few for nuking the moon, sending up enough dust in space to start an ice age. Then we will truly have world peace!

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The best way to rid the world of nuclear weapons is to use them, all of them, everywhere at once, and eliminate 99% of all life on the planet, and start over. And save A few for nuking the moon, sending up enough dust in space to start an ice age. Then we will truly have world peace!

Ahh, nice to see you proposing the nihilist approach, that so many intelligent people push for, right?

 

...right?

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Yes, why not, others call for a climate that better fits them, or reaching all SDG goals, GX and digital transformation, gender equality etc. Calling for anything is allowed, of course. But is it also a little bit realistic in any of those cases or this one here? What still hasn’t been reached during all those eight decades and instead has brought more and more countries developing or owning atomic weapons, can their abolishing be reached in the current conflict situation of new cold war and block separation? Of course not, and even less than a year before.

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