Reader’s Links for February 24, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

87 Replies to “Reader’s Links for February 24, 2021”

  1. (Richard: If this is done the US will lose the ability to credibly threaten a revenge strike, they are doing this for two reasons. 1) Biden has clearly lost all grasps on reality. 2) They messed their pants when Trump threatened North Korea with nukes when Kim she he had nukes. This is going to create a very nasty problem for the US.)

    House Democrats Want Biden to Give Up Sole Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons
    By Jack Phillips
    February 24, 2021 Updated: February 24, 2021
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    Several dozen House Democrats signed a letter asking President Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to launch nuclear weapons and “consider modifying” the command and control of the U.S. nuclear forces.

    “Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,” a letter from Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) said. “Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president’s judgment.

    “While any president would presumably consult with advisors before ordering a nuclear attack, there is no requirement to do so. The military is obligated to carry out the order if they assess it is legal under the laws of war. Under the current posture of U.S. nuclear forces, that attack would happen in minutes.”

    Panetta made a similar statement on Twitter on Feb. 22, saying that he’s calling on the White House “to install checks & balances in our nuclear command-and-control structure.”

  2. CBC – WHO needs to be stronger and more empowered, says former New Zealand PM

    Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark says the World Health Organization needs greater authority to address future pandemics after many countries were too slow to address COVID-19.

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