Having an arms control summit without Russian, Iranian, and North Korean representatives at the table is a bit like baking a cake and throwing it in the garbage an hour before the birthday party -- but maybe Pres. Obama will enjoy an after-hours bropocalyse in a banquet room and continue his nuclear proliferation two-day blamestorming conference with a smoke and a drink. To boot, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan is too busy dealing with the Islamic State mini-Holocaust of Christians in his country to worry about downsizing his nuclear arsenal.
Obama term winding down with little progress
With the clock ticking down on his executive-order fiefdom, the not-so-global, global non-proliferation summit will likely be his last beer-me brouhaha over nukes. It will likely accomplish little more than wasting a lot of jet fuel and tax dollars on exotic menus that most attendees can't pronounce. Meanwhile, aside from Thursday's nuclear karaoke filibuster in Washington DC, the hot mess that is Mr. #Obama's relationship with Vladimir Putin is rivaled only by the hateful anti-US rhetoric of the Iranian ayatollahs that the administration trusts more than Congress and US military experts. Ostensively, the point of the two-day summit is to secure and/or eliminate nuclear bomb-making ingredients and prevent plutonium from reaching the hands of jihadist bomb-makers, which would seem like a good idea unless one considers the notion that Russia, ISIS, and other jihadists aren't participating. Meanwhile, the Iranian regime Obama made a toothless nuclear deal with has taken to firing ballistic missiles stamped "Israel Must Be Wiped Out" over US ships in the region.
Iran thumbs its nose at Obama
Despite Iran's raining ballistic missiles and its ayatollahs all but mooning the US president from their mosques, Mr. Obama today sent a guy you probably never heard of whose name is Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security advisor, out to humblebrag about the nuke summit. "We know that terrorist organizations have the desire to get access to these raw materials and they desire to have a nuclear device," said Rhodes.
Non-proliferation 'remains un-achieved'
While this declaration of information was less than informing, Rhodes went on to soothe the world by saying US officials do not have knowledge of an imminent terrorist plot involving nuclear weapons or a "dirty bomb," which would scatter radiological material within large populations. Still, experts say the administration has lost momentum in its Quixote efforts to curb nuclear threats. The Nuclear Threat Initiative, a respected proliferation watchdog group, said Thursday that the goal of developing a nuclear security system remains "unachieved." #Election 2016 #Democrats vs Republicans