We have our own less than sparkling history regarding nuclear testing and the effects that it had on our civilian population, and all one needs to do is to begin with asking the average person in St. George Utah what they think about atomic testing to get a taste for what was going on in the 50’s in Nevada.
From 1951 to 1963, 126 atomic bombs were detonated at the Nevada test site, and after one such blast, troops were actually ordered to march right into Ground Zero in a simulation exercise of ‘occupying’ enemy territory (as if there would be any hospitable territory left).
While the United States Department of Defense may not have conducted itself with the totalitarian ruthlessness of the Soviets, the results of our own nuclear testing upon innocent men, women and children are not much different.
posted on 08/31/2007 12:50:57 PM PDT
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While the United States Department of Defense may not have conducted itself with the totalitarian ruthlessness of the Soviets, the results of our own nuclear testing upon innocent men, women and children are not much different
I call BS on this. Unless you provide us with information about the health and geentic problems of the current generation of nuclear damaged children- which is what started this whole post.
You are trying to compare (and morally relate) Stalin and Krushchev with Truman Eisenhower and Kennedy. Baloney!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The US above ground nuke test program ended by early 60's- Russian programs went on into the late 1980's- and may be continuing for all I know. There are villages TODAY in Far East Russia that are inhabited, but "off limits" to non residents and foreigners because they are nuclear polluted, such as by abandoned and leaking nuke reactors of rusting subs. I met people who have adopted a child from there.
Just had to comment on an assisine assertion that we are no better than the Russians and our leaders did the same things to our people in the name of military expediency.
posted on 08/31/2007 1:38:54 PM PDT
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This is analogous to more than just other examples of nuclear testing. The forty-year-long Tuskegee Experiment—in which poor, igorant sharecroppers were infected with syphilis—is just another example of some people’s desire to serve a “higher cause” through a malignant indifference to the fate of others.
posted on 08/31/2007 1:42:50 PM PDT
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The results, the intents, the recovery and reparations efforts (when things did go wrong) are many thousand times different. Don’t fall for this propaganda CNN is presenting.
posted on 09/01/2007 8:26:34 AM PDT
by Robert A. Cook, PE
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...the results of our own nuclear testing upon innocent men, women and children are not much different.
posted on 09/01/2007 10:48:16 AM PDT
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I agree with your view of US bomb testing. Very little protection was offered even though some actually knew what the results would be.
posted on 09/01/2007 12:23:45 PM PDT
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