This past week marked two historical events in 1945 that will never be forgotten – Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Ironically, it was during this same week the tensions continued to rise over the threat of the use of nuclear weapons between the U.S. and North Korea.
As President Donald Trump was threatening “fire and fury” against the North Korean regime and boasting of his nation’s nuclear arsenal on Twitter Wednesday morning, Nagasaki residents held an annual ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. attack on the Japanese city.
Trump has stated that the U.S. will respond with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” This rhetoric insinuates that a tragedy worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki would be imminent.
What is even equally as disturbing are reports to the effect that 1 in 5 people support Trump’s threats of nuclear action against North Korea. Part of the justification is over the belief that U.S. troops were in Japan two weeks following the horrific events of 1945 without suffering the effects of fallout. Therefore we would be “safe” from the effects of any military action involving nuclear weapons.
Bullshit. Any intelligent person (emphasis on intelligent) who even has a cursory knowledge of the effects of nuclear fallout, including on those who were exposed during testing efforts at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site (which was renamed “Nevada National Security Site”….whatever) and downwind of the test site, not to mention the survivors of the devastation in 1945, are well aware of the effects of nuclear fallout.
Nuclear Devastation=World Health Crisis=Planetary Destruction.
‘”The nuclear threat will not end as long as nations continue to claim that nuclear weapons are essential for their national security,” [Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa] Taue [stated].’