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The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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Ward Wilson author, Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons
Senior Fellow British American Security Information Council
Rough Interview Notes
rob: you've really gotten some amazing support for your work.
Oscar Arrias-- Costa Rica-- Nobel Peace Prize winner--
rob: What's the elevator pitch description of what you do?
I'm the premier source arguing against nuclear weapons.
Nuclear weapons are not only immoral but they are also clumsy, stupid, not very effective weapons.
Rob: What do you tell them?
Over ten years Iraq went from 75% of trade buying from US to over 50% to China.
you could tell the cold war history the we way we tell it or you can tell it a different way--
Russians declare war on Japan same day we drop bomb on Nagasaki.
Important thing about Nuclear deterrence is psychological-- what they do to leaders of nations.
Myth of deterrence, like throwing virgins into the volcano to appease the lava god
Patroclus was Achilles' best friend
Rob; So your argument is that Nuclear weapons are bad for our military, bad for our defense.
Ward: in order for deterrence to work, you have to prove you are bloodthirsty enough to use nuclear weapons.
Nuclear deterrence forces you to be constantly biting the heads off chickens to prove you are tough enough to launch a nuclear weapon
Rob: Who benefits from nuclear weapons?
Rob: Who are the 'true believers" who believe in nuclear weapons?
www.dontbankonthebomb.com/ website tells which corporations make money off nuclear weapons.
rob: Why do military people not like nuclear weapons?
Lee Butler story
MAO Major Attack Options
MAO4-- leadership, military, economy and civil population
Recent Talk in France
leader of a center right party former French defense minister Herve Morin
Ptolemaic view of the Universe-- replaced by Copernicus
Rob: How long has it been that you've been speaking about Nuclear weapons.
Rob: what kind of progress can you measure in that time?
Rob: How has your approach evolved over the years?
The result of nuclear deterrence failing is nuclear war. It has to work every time, not 90%.
Do you have another book coming?
yes, on Nuclear deterrence.
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