It is indeed important that Nagasaki urged world leaders Thursday to conclude a treaty banning nuclear weapons at a ceremony marking the 67th anniversary of its atomic bombing.
That attack was and will always be a monster war crime, just as the Hiroshima armageddon . The continued nuclear arms race now including small and developing nations must be stopped before it is too late.
Furthermore the scale of the giant US nuclear arsenal has become obsolete and tragicomic; one attack submarine was originally armed with 16 IBMs. Now, The first eight Ohio-class submarines were armed at first with 24 Trident I C4 submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Beginning with the ninth Trident submarine, the USS Tennessee (SSBN-734), the remaining warships were equipped with the larger, three-stage Trident II D5 missile. The Trident II missile carries eight multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) and since these submarines will fire broadsides (all their missiles at once as they will reveal their exact position making them sitting ducks for counterattacks ) the destruction potential is ..............madness.
192 Nagasaki´s by one submarine alone.
That said, Mayor Taue made a mistake by mentioning the Nagasaki bombing crime and the tsunami (the giant earthquake itself did no harm to the nuclear plant) effect on Fukushima in the same speech as if the two had something in common and Fukushima was something like the Chernobyl disaster.
That is absolutely false, just as the international media disinformation about the actual effect and harm in Fukushima is rather monstrous.
In the Fukushima plant, at the main gate, radiation measured was 0.33 mSv/h, while the Chernobyl core explosion measured 300,000 mSv/h and the atomic bombing crater radiation was 30,000 mSv/h.
Taking a Jet plane from Tokyo to New York, the natural radioactive exposure is 0,1 mSv/h. So in his next speech,Mr Taue should recommend abolition of air travel higher than 100 m.
By Gabor Fabricius
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