Nuclear power, bastard child of the Cold War is just fine until it’s not, and when its not the problem can quickly escalate beyond the human ability to deal with it — Fukushima tells that tale very convincingly. And then there is the issue of the nuclear waste which no one knows what to do with and which, in theory, must be maintained in a stable state for, well no one is really sure, but potentially 200,000 years. Since human recorded history only dates back to the Fourth Millennium BCE, roughly 6,000 years, you can see the problem.
Mongoose: US Declassifies 1987 Overview of Israel’s Nuclear Program — Israel, Not Iran, Is the Nuclear Threat in the Middle East
Finally, the real truth with regard to Nuclear weapons and the Middle East. Take note of the date of the report 1987. It is now 28 years later without absolutely NO constraints having been in place on Nuclear Weapons development throughout that whole time. What does that tell you about Bibi’s concern for a nuclear free Middle East?
Starving sea lion pups die by the thousands and wash up on the American West Coast. The marine scientists are baffled as to what is the cause. Have they forgotten Fukushima and the massive dose of radioactive elements that have been put into the Pacific Ocean for several years now? Or is is “not cool” to keep talking about Fukushima and the associated radiation in the water?
As you read this think about what has happened to the United States from the time of the Marshall Plan when people around the world looked to the U.S. as an exemplar of what a modern society should be, until today when we are the most feared nation in the world, the number one threat to peace. This didn’t happen to us, we did it to ourselves, and only we can undo it.
In early 2014, Gallup International/WIN released its annual global survey based on research conducted the previous year. The most striking statistic was that 24 percent of people around the world believe that the U.S. poses the greatest threat to peace. The runners-up were far behind: eight percent of respondents thought Pakistan was the greatest threat, while six percent thought it was China. And only five percent of those surveyed thought Iran was a threat to world peace. The numbers are based on interviews with 1,000 people in 65 different nations. (The survey published this year did not contain the same question.)