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Never again – nuclear weapons infamy

by on August 7, 2018

This day will live in infamy.  No, wait, that’s not quite right.  We attacked with nuclear weapons to end the war, not to start it.

For the first time and the last time.  Yes, that’s it.  But they still exist.  Some madman might use them in his theory.  Translation: On Aug. 6 and again on Aug 9, 1945, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on Japan; although this was the only two times (two times too many) that nuclear weapons  were used in war the most destructive kind of weapon ever made has increased in number throughout the world.  Nine countries have nuclear weapons, some of which are led by people (men, mainly) promoting a not-so-nouveau version of the madman theory of international politics.

Nuclear deterrence is not a viable policy.  I’m not a fan of deterrence at all – weapons do not lead to peace – but the use or misuse of a nuclear weapon is frequent and a danger to everyone.

The list of nuclear weapons ‘mishaps’ that might have led to war or other destruction is numerous.  A list of lost weapons or almost-accidentally-fired over the last 60 years by the United State is here.

Agencies and organizations that work to end nuclear weapons and nuclear power capability should be commended.  It’s time to save ourselves.

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