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Defcon nuclear threat falls to safest level after Donald Trump victory

The DEFCON Warning System is a private organisation that evaluate world events and whether they pose a nuclear threat against America. This threat was reduced to its lowest level of 5 by the election of Donald Trump to the Whitehouse. As others have said, Trump was the 'Peace Candidate'. We republish the DEFCON statement dated the day of Trump's election.

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 8 P.M., Thursday, November 10th, 2016. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.
There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time.

The United States took a tentative step toward a more isolationist policy with its recent presidential election. While it will take several months to see how the U.S. reforms its foreign policy, already some world leaders have expressed hope that relations could improve, including Russia and Syria. China and North Korea, however, continue to either cast a wary eye or are outright belligerent.

If the new U.S. President keeps to his previous statements, look for the United States to withdraw somewhat from military confrontations in the Middle East and possibly European theater, though it is highly unlikely it will abandon NATO commitments, and the Ukraine will likely pop up again in the near future. Russia, however, will probably wait to see what the new President does, as well as now being hampered by the coming winter. Israel, on the other hand, will become more of a focal point again.

U.S. intelligence claims to have penetrated Russian computer systems including the electrical grid and command structures. Meanwhile, more troops are to be sent to Europe in 2017 to bolster defenses against Russian movements and NATO continues building up forces in Poland and surrounding areas to protect against a potential Russian assault. Additionally, it is said to be preparing a force of three hundred thousand ready to be deployed in the event of escalating tensions. Russia has recently revealed new RS-28 Sarmat nuclear weapons which are claimed to be able to avoid radar defenses as well as testing new hyper-sonic missiles. A new hyper-sonic weapon is expected to be fitted on to the Sarmat missile.

The Pentagon has issued a warning against the use of Chinese computers by the U.S. military which may be infected with spyware, while China continues to develop its capabilities among its growing carrier fleet. The latest appears to be a catapult launch bar on its nose wheel, allowing heavier aircraft to be serviced. China has also debuted its J-20 stealth fighter as it continues to close the tech gap with the United States.

The DEFCON Warning System is a private enterprise which monitors world events and assesses nuclear threats against the United States by national entities. It is not affiliated with any government agency and does not represent the alert status of any military branch. The public should make their own evaluations and not rely on the DEFCON Warning System for any strategic planning. At all times, citizens are urged to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear attack.

If this had been an actual attack, the DEFCON Warning System will give radiation readings for areas that are reported to it. Your readings will vary. Official news sources will have radiation readings for your area.

For immediate updates, go to Breaking news and important information can be found on the DEFCON Warning System message board and on the DEFCON Twitter feed DEFCONWSALERTS. You may also subscribe to the YouTube channel DefconWarningSystem and the DEFCON Warning System mailing list. Note that Twitter and YouTube updates may be subject to delays. The next scheduled update is 8 P.M. Pacific Time, December 1st, 2016. Additional updates will be made as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates at higher alert levels.

This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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The following was posted, on 19/11/16, to The dog that didn't bark (15/11/16), one of four discussions on about the United States' President-elect Donald Trump. The comment, I posted on the same date prior to the comments, that the comment below is a response to, is here. A copy of that comment on candobetter is here.

@Luke wrote:

James, nobody cares what people at a random internet website ... think. shows the peril of global thermonuclear war faced by humanity since the 1950's. In 2016 the three major superpowers still have enough nuclear weapons to easily destroy a large proportion of humanity and nearly all of our productive capacity. Given what has occurred since 1990, the web-site's publishers are right to fear the worst, and we should be thankful to them.

As I have previously explained, Hillary Clinton has, since 1990, helped start wars in Iraq, the former republics of Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen. Those wars have, in total, cost many hundreds of thousands of lives.

Hillary Clinton stated that she would impose another Libya-style "no-fly zone" over Syria to help overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, should she become President. Clinton laughed at the news of the cruel murder of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and she openly stated, whilst laughing, that she would like to start a war against Iran.

Had Clinton been elected we could well be facing a conventional war by the United States against Syria and its allies, Iran, Hezbollah and Russia. It should take little imagination to see how such a war could easily escalate into an all-out nuclear war.

However, thankfully, Hillary Clinton was not elected. President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he wishes to get along with Russia in general, and, more specifically, to cooperate with Russia in fighting against the Islamic State terrorists in Syria.

Clearly, the people at were right to fear the election of Hillary Clinton and to welcome the election of Donald Trump, instead.

@Luke continued:

In the middle of the year, they raised their warning level to three, which means, according to them, that people should, amongst other things:

“Begin gathering supplies of fuel. Do not keep them near your shelter. Make sure your weapons are clean and serviceable. If you do not have any, obtain some now and learn how to use them.”

Given the bloody record of Clinton and Obama, was it so unreasonable to expect the worst - and to prepare for the worst - given that terrible bloody wars in Syria, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine of today were hardly less terrible back then?

Now that regime change in the United States, on 20 January 2017, is just over two months away, the people at defconwarningsystem _dot_ com, and the rest of humanity, can now breathe a little more easily.

@Luke concluded:

And now they've lowered [their warning level] again.

But nobody cares.

You clearly don't care, but those of us, who are informed and want peace, do.

The other three discusions about Donald Trump on are: There's a lot of ruin in a country (11/11/16), Trump voters are Romney voters (6/11/16) and Arguing against racism (30/10/16).