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A good time to die (October 16, 2008)

We know by now that decisions for resuming experiments on atomic explosions, in open air or underground, are bad news.  

We know that decisions to leave man out of the loop of programmed launching of guided ballistic missiles are wrong decisions.  

We are learning that the ozone layer is good and protects the living organisms from lethal doses of ultraviolet radiations; that the depletion of ozone over the Antarctic is very bad news.  

We recognize that the increased concentration of CO2 may be causing the “Greenhouse Effect”, melting the North Pole and increasing the Oceans water level.  (Methane increased emission from the poles from the melting of permafrost layer is extremely bad news)

We have this gut feeling that the deforestation of the virgin forests in the Equator is degrading the quality of air and increasing the numbers of tsunamis or cyclones or tidal waves or hurricanes.  

We blame those who still insist on residing around the targeted sea shores as if these cataclysms would disappear any time soon.  

We are less sure how the high tension pylons amidst towns alter the health of children. Active citizens must have learned the lesson to no longer wait for the results of funded research by multinationals and experiments when health and safety are of concern.

We know that our intelligence is intrinsically malignant, but the most malignant are those vicious, lengthy and recurring cycles of the decision processes to settle on remedial plans of actions.

We frequently don’t know the mechanisms to resolve what we initiated and much less these processes that takes decades to recognize the problems and reach agreements to act upon and persevere in our programs.  

Earth has mechanisms to stabilize harms done to it, but it requires man to leave it alone for hundreds and thousands of years.

Every time man creates a problem to earth’s quality and stability we have to wait for a valiant scientist to sound the alarm.  

Then we have to wait for this scientist to affiliate with a recognized international figure to give credit and weight for his discovery.  

Then we have to wait for the convinced scientists and professionals to sign up a manifest and present it to the UN so that the UN might receives a wake up call to take on its responsibilities in order to preserve human rights for clean air, clean potable water, clean environment and human rights for health and safety and security.  

Then we have to wait for one superpower to admit that what is happening is bad, that the level of tolerance, invariably set by unprofessional specialists in the field, is no longer acceptable.  

Then we have to wait for one superpower to unilaterally agree to distance itself from the pack of wolves and actively remediate.

Then we have to hear the complaints of economic infeasibility of regulations to remedial actions and

Then we have to set a period that lengthens to decades to start an effective program that agrees to everyone concerned.

Albert Schweitzer in his book of selected three calls to action “Peace or atomic war” describes the fundamental process that was initiated to put a halt on live atomic explosion experimentations.  

You discover that physicists and not medical specialists volunteer to set levels of tolerances to radioactive emissions.  

You hear Edward Teller, the “eminent” physicist and “father” of the hydrogen bomb say “We have got for our national security to keep testing for a harmless hydrogen bomb”; as if States at war intend not to inflict harms!  

The UN had to wait for 9235 scientists and headed by Linus Pauling to sign a manifest in January 1958 explaining the lethal harm to the next generations of radioactive emissions.  

Then the US Administration gradually stopped financing apologetics in Newspapers that the experiments constitute no tangible harms.

De Gaulle of France sank an entire atole in the Pacific to test His open nuclear bomb. The French operators (in shorts and naked chest) and the people in the adjacent islands were Not warned. Most of them died from Not natural causes.

16,000 US navy personnels on a destroyer were ordered to turn their faces into a direction and cover the faces. They were Not warned that a nuclear test is going to be experimented. The marines could see the bones of their comrades from the X-rays and many were blown off. 15,000 of them died, and Not from natural causes.

After the US, Britain and the Soviet Union were forced to agree on a moratorium to open air explosions they resumed their nuclear explosions in “controlled, secure, and safe” underground testing fields

I never stumbled on a manuscript describing the consequences for underground nuclear testing.  

Usually the consequences are of long term nature and time-line researches are too expensive to follow up.  

My gut feeling is that these underground testing are directly linked to the current drastic increase in large scale seism, volcano eruptions and tidal wave catastrophes.  

Earth may sustain one major destructive factor but it requires more than one main factor to destabilize earth and its environment.

Timeline of war hardware inventions and applications (October, 2010)

Dynamite (1867); Explosion motor engine (1870); iron battleship (1880); machine gun (1884); 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 airplane 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 time line from invention to application shortened drastically.  It is as 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.

After testing on live hapless developing nations then, 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, paying for military experts of the superpower State to keeping 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; 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 ammunitions…  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 against Lebanon.   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 twenty conflict 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.


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