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War hardware: Timeline of insane mass destruction

Note: Re-edit of “Time line of war hardware inventions and applications October 8, 2010″

Dynamite (1867);

Explosion motor engine (1870);

iron battleship (1880);

machine gun (1884); (I think the French had the deadly machine guns in its war with Germany in 1869, but they were Not widely distributed in the army or ready to be used  in this war.)

wireless transmission (1905);

grenade and vehicle land mines (1914);

fighter airplane and fire launchers (1915);

tanks (1916);

bombers (1917);

drone (1930);

radar (1935);

anti-personal mines (1939);

missile (1942);

atomic bomb (1943);

reactor planes (1944);

bomb A (1945);

supersonic jets (1950);

helicopter (1950);

H-bomb (1952);

nuclear reactor submarines (1954);

laser (1958);

satellite ((1959);

nuclear aircraft carrier (1964);

Strategic Defense Initiative (1983);

precision guided missile (1990);

stealth bomber (2000);

robot killer (2005).

You realize that sophisticated war hardware invention accelerated its pace during WWI.

Your worries heighten when you discover that after WWII, the timeline from invention to application shortened drastically.

It is as if powerful States are very anxious to show off the potentials of mass destruction by creating arm conflicts for effective testing of the new arsenals.  

Actually, we witnessed 115 armed conflicts after 1945, twice the total number of conflicts in 150 years.

The US, France, England, and Russia annihilated entire islands and destroyed the ecosystem of vast lands just for testing H-bombs.

The effects of underground atomic testings are surfacing now with increased volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tidal waves. (And the weakening of earth magnetic field)

After testing on live hapless developing nations, the barons of military industries and Defense Department start exporting arms to so-called “friendly States”.  Most of these  “friendly States” produce oil and don’t know how to use what they purchased.

The military budgets of many States lack allocation to maintaining the sophisticated machines of death. Thus, the need to pay for “military experts” of the superpower State to keep the hardware combat ready.

The US government exports 50% of the total war hardware sold around the world.

Ten other States export the remaining 50%.

The US military budget is higher than the military budgets of all the UN recognized States.  Mind you that a single B2 bomber cost the military budget of 120 States; and what this bomber is used for?  Mainly if an armed conflict starts with China!

The UN banned the usage of many arms of mass destruction and especially chemical weapons that Germany started in 1916, Japan used in China in 1943, then US used in China in 1950,  in Vietnam for many years (orange gas), and also in Iraq in 2003.

Israel is still using all the banned arms on the Palestinians and the Lebanese such as cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs, Dense Inert Metal Explosive munitions

Tony Blair of England should be facing international court for crimes against humanity but he was recompensed with a peaceful resolution of Palestinian Israeli conflicts:  He delivered the cluster bombs to Israel in the 2006 war (33 days) against Lebanon, one day before the cease fire!   

Lebanon barely cleaned up half the clustered bomb in 5 years and more casualties are witnessed every week:  In Lebanon, hundred have died and thousand permanently injured.

This century witnessed 140 armed conflicts totaling more than 150 millions in direct casualties.

Three times that number suffered permanent disabilities and handicaps physically, mentally, or both.

Thus, one billion of mankind were wasted just in wars.

More than 20 conflicts produced over one million killed.

WWI generated about 9 million killed and WWII more than 60 millions.

Two dozen conflicts are still on going for decades and the toll is accumulating.

Mind that in every decade, one billion die of famine and curable diseases.

The UN estimated that currently there is one billion earning less than a dollar per day and have no shelters:  Which means, all the most downtrodden of the billion of mankind will invariably die within the decade of famine and curable diseases.

Note 1: Since 2010, we started the star wars where nations are testing the destruction of satellites in space and with accurate successes.

Note 2: Not a single conflict has been put to rest. All the hapless countries are still suffering the recurring pre-emptive wars, civil wars, and acute famine and economic sanctions.

Tidbits #41

Fauci also says he remains “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll have a vaccine that would provide efficacy at least high enough to create herd immunity,

UN is warning the world is on the brink of a famine for a QUARTER OF A BILLION people. Hunger, not disease, could emerge as the biggest killer in this crisis.

All over the world, families are struggling to feed their kids – not just in the poorest countries, but places like South Africa, India and Brazil

Les “Nettoyeurs“? Les jeunes Francais, lachent (cowards) durant la guerre de l’occupation Nazi, ont endossé’ des habits de Resistants et se sont arroge’ le droit de rendre une “justice” arbitraire et partisanes.

More than 10,000 French were massacred in a couple of days.  In Lebanon, when Israel had to unilaterally vacate south Lebanon on May 24, 2000, the Lebanese resistance refrained from entering the towns of the Lebanese “traitors”, and waited for the regular army to enter first and render justice before the court.

Sweden primary schools have remained open. Restaurants too, though tables are set farther apart. Work from home is encouraged but not enforced, and even nightclubs can operate with a few changes. But it’s now topping per capita death rates in Europe.

Vaccine for a Covid-19 ne sera efficace que contre une seule forme de ce virus qui mute de manière furtive.

I say: If a quote with the proper context matches your state of mind at a period run with it. Feeling obligated to refer to “who said what he said” is Not only redundant but dangerous in spreading “religious concepts” that are hidden within the quote.

If there is a Creator (or a bunch of them) for this entire Universe and species, your personal existence should Not mean much to Him. If there is No creator, you have wasted your life on an abstract concept that brought death and destruction for the living.

The UK government, Japan, Germany, and other European countries have already sold debt yielding less than 0%, a bond with a negative yield. It’s the first time this has happened with investors agreeing to recoup less than they spent.

“He who has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, kindness. Not the case with he whom you yourself have obliged.”

1.35 million: People estimated to die each year in road collisions and Not sure this number covers accident in less developed countries.

20-50 million: People injured each year in road collisions

9 million are the expected college graduates in China in 2020, compared to 2 million in US.

The Islamic “Arab/Andalusia” mathematician Ibn al-Haytham, the father of modern optics and inventor of the camera obscura, better understand the physical nature of light.

There are 1,114 colors in the Pantone color system

To make a stupid iPhones, Apple works with suppliers in 43 countries across 6 continents.

“There’s never been an event like this. There is No contingency plan for supply chains”

No matter how fair and equitable is an election law, Reality will deceive it. Still, let’s allow the political parties and civil organizations apply a portion of this utopia, and watch how Reality may change


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