Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

The danger of nuclear war is real and growing

June 15, 2016


The danger of a U.S. nuclear war with Russia is real and growing.

The risk is not that an American or Russian President would deliberately start a nuclear war.  The risk is that U.S. policy is creating a situation in which a nuclear war could be touched off by accident.

_89672013_missile_defence_map624_no_iranDuring the Obama administration, the U.S. government has cancelled the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, installed a missile defense system in Rumania and is in the process of installing a system in Poland.

What is the harm of a defensive system?  It is that the ruler of a country with a missile defense system might be tempted to launch a missile attack, in the hope that the enemy’s retaliatory missiles might be stopped.

A defense system that is not strong enough to stop an enemy’s first strike attack might be strong enough to defend against retaliation from an attack, since much of the enemy’s weapons will have been destroyed.  So, strange as it may seem, setting up a missile defense system can seem like an aggressive act.


Beautiful 350-year-old wooden church in Poland

February 10, 2013

Click on Peace Church in Swidnica to see an astonishingly beautiful 350-year-old wooden church in southwest Poland, which somehow managed to survive both world wars and much else.  Wait for the picture to come into focus, then use the arrows at the bottom of the picture for a 360-degree view of the interior and views of the beautiful ceiling and floor.   Use the full-screen and zoom features for a detailed view—21st century technology that enhances appreciation of 17th century religious art.

Hat tip to Don Montana.