Skip to comments.Stein Says US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm
Posted on 05/28/2016 7:33:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament.
Dr. Stein also urged Obama to listen to the testimony of the survivors of the nuclear attack, who have dedicated their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons so that no one else should ever experience the hell on earth they survived.
"The existence of nuclear weapons threatens the survival of humanity. I pledge to eliminate all such weapons as an urgent priority," stated Stein.
Despite his pledge 7 years ago in Prague that the US will "seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," Obama has supported spending $1 trillion over the next 3 decades to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Stein said she would cancel this program and instead dedicate those funds to meeting human needs and preventing catastrophic climate change.
Stein said that as President she would forego new missile bases in Japan and the Asia pivot, ask Japan to uphold their peace constitution (article 9), and would take Russia up on its previous offer to reduce nuclear weapons to 1000 each, followed by comprehensive talks for all nuclear nations to abolish all nuclear weapons..
The U.S nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 indiscriminately incinerated tens of thousands of non-combatant children, women and men. By the end of the year more than 210,000 people mainly civilians, were dead.
Today there are more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, most far more powerful than the bombs dropped on Japan. 94% are held by the U.S. and Russia, Last year The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of its Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight citing the "extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity" posed by "unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear arsenals."
Opinions are like a__holes, everybody’s got one.
Jill’s @sshole his bigger than most.
Japan needs to apologize for never being part of the Geneva Convention
I sure wish the Green Party was doing better, those nutjobs do not take near enough democrat votes.
When did Japan apologize?
If they did, I missed it.
And then there’s that whole rape of Nanjing thing ...
Stein owes America an apology for not being aborted. Another waste of a “carbon footprint”.
I think Jill Stein owes America a big apology....
yet another ignorant idiot shooting their mouth off
Beat me by one minute!!!!..:o))
What an ignorant uneducated moron. Knows nothing of WWII
Many know about Nanking and Unit 731, but few know about Manila:
Upon being told to evacuate before the Americans arrived, angry members of the Imperial Army killed 100,000 civilians in Manila.
CUZ THEY WERE MAD.
Nobody has heard of this, here.
Whoever she is she needs to STFU!
She would have the US apologize for winning and ending WWII.
Poor Jill. Dropped on her head at birth.
100 B-29s, loaded each with 20,000 lb of High explosive bombs did the same damage many times, and no one complained about civilian casualties.
But ONE plane with ONE bomb doing the same damage and the fainthearts start practicing their falling down and getting skinned up routine because of the “civilian” casualties.
For those that are unaware:
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