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  • THANK GOD FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB

    08/06/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August, 1981 | Paul Fussell
    Many years ago in New York I saw on the side of a bus a whiskey ad I’ve Remembered all this time. It’s been for me a model of the short poem, and indeed I’ve come upon few short poems subsequently that exhibited more poetic talent. The ad consisted of two eleven-syllable lines of “verse,” thus: In life, experience is the great teacher. In Scotch, Teacher’s is the great experience. For present purposes we must jettison the second line (licking our lips, to be sure, as it disappears), leaving the first to register a principle whose banality suggests that it...
  • A-Rod is A-mazing.

    09/17/2010 7:16:51 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 59 replies
    self ^ | 091710 | me
    Ninth inning, 3 run bomb to give the Yankees what will hopefully be (rare, of late) win.Very dramatic.Like him or no, the guy is the best.
  • HAPPY HIROSHIMA DAY!

    08/06/2010 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 31 replies
    My Fetid Brain ^ | August 6, 2010 | Shameless Vanity
    On December 7, 1941 my father was asleep in his barracks, his National Guard active duty commitment almost finished, he looked forward to returning to civilian life. Events that morning in Haiwaii dramatically changed his prospects. If not for the events of August 6, 1945 in Japan the chances that he would ever be returned to civilian life would have decreased significantly. Even had he survived the War, the chances that he would have returned when he did, pursue the career he did and met my mother and married her in 1948 and had a son in 1950 would have...
  • Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony

    08/04/2010 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    EXCLUSIVE:  The son of the U.S. Air Force pilot who dropped the first atomic bomb in the history of warfare says the Obama administration's decision to send a U.S. delegation to a ceremony in Japan to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima is an "unsaid apology" and appears to be an attempt to "rewrite history." James Tibbets, son of Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., says Friday's visit to Hiroshima by U.S. Ambassador John Roos is an act of contrition that his late father would never have approved. "It's an unsaid apology," Tibbets, 66, told FoxNews.com...
  • Atomic Apology? US to send first delegation to Hiroshima A-Bomb memorial

    08/04/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/4/10 | ERIC TALMADGE , ap
    TOKYO — Survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are welcoming a decision by the United States to send its first ever delegation to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the attacks, but are asking for something they aren't likely to get — an apology. Tokyo has praised the decision to send U.S. Ambassador John Roos to the Hiroshima anniversary on Friday, though some survivors of the attack, which is seen by many in Japan as an unjustified use of excessive force against a civilian population, say they have mixed feelings. "They best thing they could do would...
  • US envoy ambassador to attend Hiroshima ceremony

    07/29/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/28/10 | Staff
    The Obama administration said Wednesday it is sending its ambassador in Tokyo to a ceremony next week marking the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first time a US ambassador has attended the event. "Ambassador John Roos will represent the United States at the August 6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial, to express respect for all of the victims of World War II," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters.
  • Pakistan rejects A-bomb Talks

    01/26/2010 12:21:12 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 245+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 1/26/2010 | Reuters
    PAKISTAN, citing a 'clear and present danger' from its nuclear-armed rival India, ruled out on Monday global negotiations to ban the future production of material to make atomic bombs. Confirming a Reuters report from Jan 22, Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Zamir Akram, said such a treaty would leave Pakistan - the most recent member of the nuclear club - at a permanent disadvantage. Pakistan's stance, triggered by nuclear and arms deals between India and the United States as well as with other nuclear powers, is a blow to the Obama administration's efforts to revive global disarmament....
  • Obama to Korea: About that Nuclear Bomb Thingy

    04/06/2009 2:42:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 851+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | April 06, 2009 | Larrey Anderson
    I have been reporting on American Thinker for weeks that North Korea was going to launch a rocket that could carry a nuclear warhead -- possibly as far as Alaska or Hawaii. President Obama seems to have just gotten that message. And his response to the North Korean nuclear threat should scare the living daylights out of rational thinking people everywhere. Here is how the UK Times reported Obama’s reaction to the North Korean missile launch: President Obama faced his first big test on security yesterday after North Korea launched a missile designed to carry a warhead as far as...
  • Japanese man certified as double A-bomb victim (Was in both bombings)

    03/24/2009 5:25:36 PM PDT · by raybbr · 30 replies · 1,261+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 3/24/2009 | Mari Yamaguchi
    TOKYO—A 93-year-old Japanese man has become the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II, officials said Tuesday. Tsutomu Yamaguchi had already been a certified "hibakusha," or radiation survivor, of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing in Nagasaki, but has now been confirmed as surviving the attack on Hiroshima three days earlier as well, city officials said. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent...
  • Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran

    03/02/2009 1:23:55 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 114 replies · 2,517+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2009 | staff
    President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported. -------snip---- Obama inherited plans to build the system in Poland and the Czech Republic from the Bush administration, but the new administration has equivocated over the project. Though the plans were put in place to deter nations like Iran and North Korea from launching attacks and developing nuclear weapons, Russia has interpreted the planned installation as a threat.
  • 'Iran secretly accelerated A-bomb drive'

    02/22/2009 10:30:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 674+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/22/09 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Iran is speeding ahead toward the production of a nuclear weapon, and is operating a shadow nuclear program in tandem with its public program to achieve that goal, a US analyst of the Islamic republic has said, following the publication of a UN report that suggests Teheran already has enough enriched uranium to build a bomb. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurates a heavy-water nuclear facility in the central Iranian town of Arak. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week In a report unveiled in Vienna on Thursday, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had produced 1,010 kg....
  • al-Qaeda Claims to Have Nukes !!

    02/18/2009 5:45:59 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 54 replies · 1,812+ views
    Jamestown.org/Yidwithlid ^ | 2/18/09 | Yidwithlid
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, mastermind of 9/11 and chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who revealed under intensive interrogation -- including the much-maligned tactic of waterboarding -- that a nuclear attack against the United States was a top priority for al-Qaeda. He wants to execute it in a way that kills up to 10,000,000 Americans. Former Clinton Secretary of Defense William Perry and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison believe that the nuclear destruction of one or more American cities is more probable than not in the very near future. Scary isn't it. Especially when you consider how close terrorist supporter...
  • (Liberal Moron Alert): Pelosi Visits Hiroshima A-Bomb Memorial

    09/02/2008 10:24:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 110+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Associated Press
    Pelosi Visits Hiroshima A-Bomb Memorial Tuesday, September 2, 2008 1:30 AM HIROSHIMA, Japan — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking serving American official to pay respects at the memorial site of the world's first atomic bomb attack. Democrat Pelosi is in Japan for a two-day gathering of top legislators from the Group of Eight industrialized countries. On Tuesday morning, she and the other G-8 representatives visited Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park before heading into an all-day meeting. No sitting U.S. president or vice president has ever visited Hiroshima.
  • Iranian Nuclear Rewrite

    02/08/2008 5:56:08 AM PST · by Brilliant · 7 replies · 234+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 8, 2008 | WSJ
    ...The December NIE made headlines the world over for its "key judgment" that in 2003 "Tehran halted its nuclear weapons programs" -- programs that previously had been conducted in secret and in violation of Iran's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty obligations. This was a "high confidence" judgment, though the intelligence community had only "moderate confidence" that the program hasn't since been restarted... So it was little wonder that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quickly called the NIE a "declaration of victory" for Iran's nuclear programs. Diplomatic efforts to pass a third round of U.N. economic sanctions ground to a crawl... Russia decided to...
  • Ahmadinejad hopes for celebration of Iran's full nuclear success ((THIS YEAR))

    11/14/2006 5:06:55 AM PST · by Biscuit85 · 16 replies · 471+ views
    IRNA ^ | Tuesday November 14, 2006
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday hoped that Iran's full success in the field of fuel cycle would be celebrated this year. President Ahmadinejad said here Tuesday that the so-called time of diplomacy is running fully in the Iranian nation's favor. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad said the 5+1 group has eventually agreed to deal peacefully and cooperate with nuclear Iran. "Today, they have finally agreed to live and deal with nuclear Iran, which has mastered nuclear fuel cycle," said Ahmadinejad. He said today, Iran is a country possessing nuclear fuel cycle. He added that by the...
  • DNC Says North Korean Bomb Test 'Another Bush Failure'

    10/12/2006 10:06:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 271+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 12 Oct 2006 | John Semmens
    Reports that North Korea rested a nuclear weapon sparked a sharp denunciation of Bush Administration foreign policy by Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “North Korea’s announced A-bomb test is further evidence that President Bush has taken his eye off the ball, allowing a member of the so-called ‘axis of evil’ to acquire a nuclear weapon,” said Dean. Dean cited Bush’s discontinuation of the Clinton Administration’s “two pronged” approach. “The Clinton Administration’s policy slant and diversionary tactics fended off North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons for eight years,” said Dean. “But those gains have been frittered away by...
  • Nagasaki Marks 61st Anniversary of A - Bomb

    08/09/2006 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies · 575+ views
    New York Times ^ | Aug 9, 2006 | Reuters (no fauxtography, tho! ;>)
    Filed at 1:25 a.m. ET TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Nagasaki criticized Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs and had harsh words for the United States for failing to halt nuclear proliferation as the Japanese city marked the 61st anniversary of its atomic bombing. Elderly survivors, children and dignitaries bowed their heads at the city's Peace Park near ``ground zero'' for a moment of silence at 11:02 a.m. -- the moment when a U.S. bomber dropped the world's second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945. Earlier, others attended masses at Urakami Cathedral in the city, home to...
  • Iran, Plutonium and Assessing the Threat (Iran and Plutonium Old ...but think about it)

    05/08/2006 2:56:59 AM PDT · by Traianus · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Analysis Threatswatch ^ | March 9, 2006 | Steve Schippert
    ThreatsWatch Home About TW NewsBriefs Main Archives Categories RSS RapidRecon Main Archives RSS InBrief Main Archives RSS PrincipalAnalysis Main Archives RSS Commentary Main Archives RSS MultiMedia :Issues in Depth: Iran, Plutonium and Assessing the Threat What Is Not Known Is More Troubling Than What Is Known By Steve Schippert With all of the discussion surrounding Iran’s largely clandestine nuclear program concerning the enrichment of uranium, it is prudent to consider plutonium, which the Iranians have already produced quantities of by their own admission. A developing system of nuclear power plants, as Iran insists its goals are, has no use...
  • 'CIA bungling hands Iran vital A-bomb clue'

    04/13/2006 4:29:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 1,563+ views
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05/01/2006 | Anton La Guardia and Alec Russell
    Botched CIA operations may have handed Iran vital information on how to make nuclear weapons and betrayed the identities of America's spies in the country, according to a new book on US intelligence. The latest account of American intelligence failures includes details of how the CIA allegedly tried to slip Teheran some Russian designs for an atomic bomb, which contained hidden flaws that would have made any device inoperable. The Iranians, however, were tipped off by the very agent sent to give them the documents. In a separate incident, the book claims a CIA officer mistakenly sent an Iranian agent...
  • Iran Sanctions Could Drive Oil Past $100

    01/22/2006 4:15:31 PM PST · by Brilliant · 55 replies · 1,149+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | January 22, 2006 | Brad Foss and George Jahn
    A surge in oil prices last week to almost $70 a barrel on concerns about the restart of Iran's nuclear program only hints at what may lie ahead. Prices could soar past $100 a barrel, experts say, if the U.N. Security Council authorizes trade sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation, which the West accuses of trying to make nuclear bombs, and Iran curbs oil exports in retaliation. A sharp global economic slowdown could follow. That's the dilemma the United States and European nations face as they decide whether to act. But Iran would also pay a hefty price if the...
  • The Danger is Absolutely Serious - Iran

    01/15/2006 6:08:30 PM PST · by Khashayar · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Monday, Jan 16, 2006 | Mehrdad Sheibani
    While visiting the military berthing facilities in Iran’s northern port of Bandar Anzali, president of the State Expediency Council Hashemi Rafsanjani said for the second time last week, “The danger is absolutely serious.” In his talk, he again warned of the “enemy’s mischief”, a reference to the Europeans and the Americans and their positions and statements regarding Iran’s nuclear stand off with them after Iran broke the seals on the research facilities in Isfahan. The weekly International Research wrote last week that “there has never a more dangerous situation for the world, the Middle East and Palestine as the one...
  • Saddam Surat #2 - Saddam Was Within 3 Months of A-Bomb Before Gulf War I

    12/03/2005 10:14:41 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 14 replies · 760+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | December 3, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Saddam Surat # 2 - Saddam Was Within Three Months of A-Bomb in 1991. "The defection of Saddam's two sons-in-law in August 1995 was potentially the most damaging blow he had suffered since seizing power in 1979. For the first time two members of the Tikriti ruling circle had escaped Saddam's authority and were threatening to betray the regime's innermost secrets. Hussein Kamel, as head of Iraq's weapons procurement program, was particularly well equipped to provide Western intelligence with a treasure trove of detail about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction program. Hussen Kamel was full debriefed by both CIA and...
  • Weapons around the world

    08/23/2005 10:06:56 AM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 450+ views
    Physics Web ^ | Aug 2005 | Jon Wolfsthal
    Nuclear weapons remain the most powerful force ever invented by humankind. They can be constructed with either highly enriched uranium (over 20% 235U) or plutonium. Most modern nuclear weapons rely on a combination of fission and fusion, using the initial nuclear release from a core of uranium or plutonium to ignite a secondary fusion of lighter elements. The first nuclear weapons developed by the US had explosive yields equivalent to 10-20 kt of TNT, while most of today's deployed weapons range from 100-500 kt in yield. In all, there are approximately 27,600 nuclear weapons in existence. Read More…About the author:...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Japan's Atomic Bomb

    08/16/2005 6:24:55 PM PDT · by Yasotay · 156 replies · 2,726+ views
    History Channel | August 16,2005
    Robert Wilcox deserves the Pulitzer Prize in History for his excellent book "Japan's Secret War". The History Channel just had an excellent show called "Japan's Atomic Bomb". I encourage everyone to watch this show (It repeats in a couple of hours). Wilcox and the History Channel uncover new evidence showing just how far the Japanese really got with their Atomic Bomb. Everyone needs to understand that North Korea has it's own natural supply of uranium and that effects every American even today.
  • Scientist: Iraq was on brink of A-bomb

    08/10/2005 9:32:33 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 19 replies · 1,253+ views
    IDAHO FALLS -A former Iraqi nuclear scientist told a crowd here that Iraq was on the brink of having a nuclear bomb just before the 1991 invasion of the country by U.S. and allied forces. Mahdi Obeidi, who worked under Saddam Hussein, spoke to a full house gathered at the World Nuclear University Summer Institute Monday. "Iraq was on the verge of having a nuclear bomb," he said. "The world will never know what Saddam would have done." A centrifuge is a machine that spins at extremely high speed to enrich uranium, needed to build an atomic bomb. Obeidi spent...
  • Trashing our history; Hiroshima

    08/09/2005 6:38:35 AM PDT · by manny613 · 12 replies · 722+ views
    Every August, there are some Americans who insist on wringing their hands over the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, so it was perhaps inevitable that such people would have an orgy of wallowing in guilt on the 60th anniversary of that tragic day. Time magazine has page after page of photographs of people scarred by the radiation, as if General Sherman had not already said long ago that war is hell.
  • Was Using the A-Bomb Justified?

    08/08/2005 5:04:27 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 115 replies · 9,630+ views
    SuppressedNews.com | August 7, 2005 | Gary Palmer
    August 6 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the devastating atomic bomb attack against the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. For the most part, up until the 1960s the predominant view was that the U.S. was justified in its decision to use nuclear weapons against the Japanese. There was a general consensus to accept, at face value, that American leaders had determined that Japan would not surrender, and that their determination to fight to the death against an invasion would have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands,...
  • The A-Bomb as lifesaver

    08/07/2005 5:40:42 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 70 replies · 1,257+ views
    Boston.com ^ | August 7, 2005 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE 60TH anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has arrived with little of the fury that accompanied the 50th. A decade ago, a bruising battle broke out over the Smithsonian Institution's plan for an exhibit suggesting that the American use of atomic weapons had been a racist war crime and served no legitimate military aim. With a restored Enola Gay -- the B-29 that delivered the first bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 -- as a centerpiece, the Smithsonian's curators had intended to tell a story of American brutality and Japanese victimhood. ''For most Americans," their original script declared,...
  • Remembering Hiroshima- August 6,1945

    08/06/2005 4:37:17 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 14 replies · 916+ views
    The Morning Paper - Special Edition | 08/06/05 | vanity
    REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA : AUGUST 6, 1945 All over the world today, people are coming together to tell us how awful it was we dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They have their memories – and I have mine. Sixty years ago, I was with my Dad and my brothers : haying in the hot August sun. We had a portable radio with us, and we stopped work to listen to the broadcaster – who spoke of a bomb – hotter than the sun – that had been dropped on, and that had utterly destroyed the entire city of Hiroshima....
  • Still no regrets for frail Enola Gay pilot (Col. Paul Tibbets)

    08/06/2005 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 76 replies · 17,335+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 6, 2005 | Mike Harden
    The mind of the pilot whose B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb often seems more prisoner than resident of his bantamweight body wracked by injury, ailments and 90 years of living. In the months before today’s 60 th anniversary of his mission to Hiroshima, Paul Tibbets was hobbled by a pair of spills that fractured two vertebrae. For a while, his appetite disappeared, his weight dropped alarmingly, and he railed against the fates torturing him in his waning years. "I’ve never been incapacitated a damned day of my life," he groused two months ago, daily downing enough OxyContin to make...
  • WSJ: Hiroshima - Nuclear weapons, then and now.

    08/05/2005 5:08:42 AM PDT · by OESY · 218 replies · 2,495+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | August 5, 2005 | Editorial
    Today--or August 6 in Japan--is the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed outright an estimated 80,000 Japanese and hastened World War II to its conclusion on August 15. Those of us who belong to the postwar generations tend to regard the occasion as a somber, even shameful, one. But that's not how the generation of Americans who actually fought the war saw it. And if we're going to reflect seriously about the bomb, we ought first to think about it as they did. ...No surprise, then, that when news of the bomb reached...
  • Priest recalls horrors of atomic bombing, conversion to Catholicism

    08/02/2005 10:33:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 131 replies · 1,522+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 1, 2005
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (CNS) -- Mobilization out of Hiroshima 60 years ago to work in a weapons-manufacturing zone probably saved the life of Hayazoe Jo, then a 19-year-old student. Sixty years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city Aug. 6, 1945, Father Hayazoe, now 79 and a Hiroshima diocesan priest, recalled the horror and the events that led to his conversion to Catholicism and, eventually, his priesthood. He spoke to UCA News, an Asian church news agency based in Thailand. "The explosion took place at 8:15, just when the tram I usually rode was crossing the bridge...
  • America Was Always the Best Hope for Peace

    08/02/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    How many nations could genuinely say that they had the real potential to conquer the world or destroy it? How many nations had an arsenal capable of obliterating any other nation without risking retaliation? How many nations, with an army and navy superior to any others, an industry and economy capable of producing more weapons and material than any other, with forces already deployed for conquest, how many nations would try to conquer the world while they had such advantages? Sixty years ago, this was exactly situation in which the United States of America found itself. American military forces were...
  • 'I don't blame them but I hope they mourn the dead' (Hiroshima a-bomb)

    07/23/2005 5:58:17 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 131 replies · 2,834+ views
    The Observer ^ | 7/24/05 | David Smith
    Sixty years later, the debate still rages. Was America right to drop the atomic bomb - both bombs? Did it truly face the prospect of a full-scale invasion of Japan which some estimated would result in a million casualties? Or was Japan's imperial army, despite its astonishing savagery and unwillingness to surrender, on the brink of capitulation? Can the mass slaughter and irradiation of civilians without warning ever have been justified? The man who built the A-bombs, scientist Robert Oppenheimer, and the man who used them, President Harry Truman, are both long dead. But the men who were physically close...
  • Nuclear Aid to India: Why would the U.S. want to take this risk?

    07/23/2005 3:48:01 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 384+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 12:07 AM CDT on Saturday, July 23, 2005 | Dallas News
    {snip}The United States has wisely been very cautious about sharing nuclear technology – military or civilian. Just a few months ago, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told The Wall Street Journal that any decision to sell civilian nuclear technology to India would have "quite serious" implications for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. So why did President Bush decide this week to help India build nuclear power plants and import advanced weapons? Certainly, a domestic civilian nuclear power program will aid India's economy and gives the United States another strong ally in the region against Muslim extremism, the emerging military and economic...
  • A-Bomb Inventor Philip Morrison Dies

    04/27/2005 1:21:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 421+ views
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Philip Morrison, one of the inventors of the atomic bomb and an early leader in the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, has died. He was 89. Morrison, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died in his sleep at his home Friday, the university announced Monday. "Phil was a great physicist," said Marc Kastner, chairman of the physics department at MIT. "He was spectacular at explaining physics to the public, too." Morrison was the host of "The Ring of Truth," a six-part series aired by PBS, and a book review editor for...
  • Since 'Cease Fire' - A Bomb Every Day

    02/19/2005 9:54:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 805+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2-19-05 | staff
    Israeli soldiers Saturday discovered four bombs planted near Jewish towns in Gaza amid concerns that terrorists are "seeding" the area with land mines at the rate of more than one a day. The four bombs discovered in northern and southern Gaza Saturday weighed more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds). Terrorists also shot a Kassam rocket Saturday at the Gush Katif town of N'vei Dekalim and opened fire on soldiers in the area as well as near the Egyptian border. No one was injured and no damage was reported. "In the past three weeks, we have discovered an explosive device on...
  • With a Little Boy in the back.....WI, Man Builds A-bomb in garage And Drives It Across The Country

    02/03/2005 7:03:49 PM PST · by quietolong · 20 replies · 2,911+ views
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ^ | 1/2005 | Catherine Auer
    With a Little Boy in the back By Catherine Auer January/February 2005 pp. 6-8 (vol. 61, no. 01) © 2005 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists n today's security-obsessed, post-9/11 era, one might think that it would be difficult to haul a convincing replica of an atomic bomb across the country. Not so, as John Coster-Mullen inadvertently proved in October 2004. "We drove a full-scale WMD 800 miles across the United States and no one stopped or questioned us," Coster-Mullen told me. "In fact, it was quite easy!" In this case, the "weapon of mass destruction" would more appropriately be called...
  • Diplomats: Iran Bought Metal Useable in Atom Bombs

    12/03/2004 2:48:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 3, 2004 | Louis Charbonneau
    Intelligence reports accuse Iran of buying large amounts of a metal that has many civilian uses but which some U.S. and other countries' officials believe Tehran wanted exclusively for an atomic bomb, diplomats say. Washington says oil-rich Iran is developing atomic weapons under cover of a nuclear energy program. Tehran denies this, insisting its atomic ambitions are limited to the peaceful generation of electricity. One non-U.S. diplomat, citing intelligence gathered by his country, said Iran bought "huge amounts of beryllium from a number of countries" but gave no details on the amount or states involved. Beryllium has a long list...
  • Militants Discussing Report of Fatwa Issued Regarding Use of Nuclear Weapons

    11/14/2004 7:38:18 AM PST · by rang1995 · 10 replies · 640+ views
    tracking terrorism.com ^ | 11/14/04 | tracking terror
    Militants Discussing Report of Fatwa Issued Regarding Use of Nuclear Weapons Source: TT Analysis | 9:30:01 AM EST Militants are beginning to discuss the fatwa that was supposedly issued by a leader of Al-Qaeda religiously allowing Osama Bin Laden to use Nuclear Weapons against America. This report was released by a now retired CIA Agent and will air on CBS' 60 Minutes this evening. Although almost all of the militants are simply making comments such as "Allah is the Greatest" or "God Willing", one militant left us with this interesting piece of information, "Once again, attacking the Americans with a...
  • MI: Iran may have A-bomb production capability next year

    09/14/2004 1:45:50 PM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Haaretz ^ | September 14, 2004 | Aluf Benn
    Israel's chief of military intelligence said in remarks broadcast on Monday that if Iran's atomic program is allowed to continue, Tehran will have the capability to independently develop nuclear weapons by early next year. In a Sunday speech to the Israel-Jordan Chamber of Commerce, MI chief Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash said, "If the processes continue as we are currently seeing them, the coming half year with respect to Iran will determine if Iran will achieve in the spring of 2005 an non-conventional capability in the sphere of nuclear research and development, that is, it will no longer require external aid to reach...
  • Suffering Effects of 50's A-Bomb Tests

    09/04/2004 5:49:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 5,975+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 5, 2004 | SARAH KERSHAW
    EMMETT, Idaho, Aug. 31 - In the 1950's and early 1960's, at the height of the cold war, people in this southeastern Idaho town thought what they occasionally saw dusting their fruit orchards and cow pastures was frost - only it was not cold to the touch, several longtime residents said. Others described it as a gray-white powder that seemed to come out of nowhere. The residents of this town of dairy and cattle farmers did not know it then, but half a century ago, northern winds blew radioactive fallout into southeastern Idaho when the federal government set off about...
  • At Hiroshima's anniversary, US stands criticized

    08/07/2004 7:41:33 AM PDT · by em2vn · 52 replies · 1,026+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 08-07-2004 | staff
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Published on TaipeiTimes http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/08/07/2003182057 At Hiroshima's anniversary, US stands criticized ATOMIC BOMB: The mayor of the city that suffered the world's first nuclear attack wondered why there is any need for new generations of such horrific weapons AP , HIROSHIMA, JAPAN Saturday, Aug 07, 2004,Page 5 Demonstrators wearing hats that say ``peace'' stage a ``die-in'' in front of the gutted A-bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan, yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS The mayor of Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack yesterday by lashing out at the US for its pursuit of next-generation nuclear weapons, and called on...
  • Hiroshima mayor lashes out at U.S. on 59th anniversary of atomic bombing

    08/05/2004 5:58:18 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 157 replies · 10,517+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 06 Aug 04 | Shinya Ajima
    Friday, August 6, 2004 at 08:51 JST HIROSHIMA — Hiroshima on Friday morning marked the 59th anniversary of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city. An estimated 40,000 people attended the ceremony that started at 8 a.m. at the Peace Memorial Park in the downtown part of the western Japan city that was devastated in the world's first nuclear attack Aug 6, 1945, three days before the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. In his peace declaration, Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba voiced serious concern over the "egocentric worldview" of the United States and moves in Japan to revise the country's pacifist...
  • Enola Gay pilot Tibbets returns to Saipan after 59 years

    06/16/2004 5:53:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 36 replies · 541+ views
    http://www.japantoday.com ^ | Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 08:42 JST | (Wire reports)
    Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 08:42 JST SAIPAN — Paul Tibbets, the American pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, on Wednesday returned to the small island from where he launched the attack 59 years ago. Tibbets, a retired Air Force brigadier general, is visiting the Northern Marianas to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan in which American forces liberated this U.S. territory from Japanese occupation forces in World War II. On Wednesday he visited Tinian Island where on Aug 16, 1945, he took off in a B29 bomber named Enola Gay and flew to Hiroshima...
  • U-N report says Iran admits importing centrifuge parts

    06/02/2004 4:45:38 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 190+ views
    KplcTV ^ | Wednesday,June2,2004
    Krakow, Poland-AP -- A new report by the U-N atomic agency says Iran has acknowledged importing parts for centrifuges that can be used to enrich uranium. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of a confidential report prepared for a meeting late this month of the the U-N agency's 35-nation board. It credits Iran with more openness about its nuclear program, but says the agency still has questions about nearly two decades of secret activities. The report also says Iran has continued production of centrifuge components at three workshops belonging to private companies. That, despite the country's declaration it would...
  • The Persian Key

    05/30/2004 10:50:04 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 215+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | May 30, 2004 | Bruce Walker
    While we look at Iraq or at Gaza and worry about peace, it would be wiser to look east of those lands where the prospect for genuine and benign peace has seldom been greater. One quarter of the human race lives in the Indian subcontinent and the Iranian plains within those nations we call India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Iran. Two planet has seven which have publicly announced nuclear powers or are considered immediately - America, Russia, China, Britain and France - are four nations which are considered almost certainly to posses such weapons - Israel, South Africa, India and...
  • Hiroshima: The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    05/06/2004 7:07:24 PM PDT · by walford · 66 replies · 2,505+ views
    The History Channel ^ | May 6, 2004 | The History Channel
    "An investigation, based on newly released documents, into President Truman's controversial decision to drop the A-bomb. Concludes that the real reason the U.S. dropped the bomb was to intimidate the Soviet Union." Several 'experts' explained that dropping the A-bombs on Japan were unnecessary [there were no dissenting points of view aired]. The announcer -- bearing an English accent -- explained that the reasons that Truman decided to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki were: 1. A raving desire for revenge on the part of the American people. 2. To use the opportunity to 'experiment' the new weapon on an expendable population. 3....
  • Bush on warpath over UN's shock report on Iran A-bomb

    11/15/2003 2:21:59 PM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 5 replies · 100+ views
    Bush on warpath over UN's shock report on Iran A-bomb Telegraph.co.uk By Con Coughlin (Filed: 07/09/2003) America will tomorrow demand that the United Nations takes urgent action to prevent Iran acquiring the atom bomb as fears mount that Teheran is on course to develop a nuclear weapons capability within two years. United States officials will make the demand at a special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna that has been arranged to consider a 10-page report by Mohammed al-Baradei, the agency's director-general, into the state of Iran's nuclear programme. Washington has already expressed deep concern about...