Don't open the Pandora's Box
of Nuclear War!
that is what the world is moving towards. "All options are on the
table" in the pursuit of war, regardless of whether or not society
can sustain itself in the shadow of those options.
'accomplished' depleted uranium (DU) poisoning of the world in the full knowledge of its
worldwide effect didn't deter society's fascist resolve to increase the horror.
The 9/11 event was used like a 'key' re-open the DU-weapons box even
though 300,000 US soldiers had returned
sick from Iraq and were languishing as disabled and broken people on
what some call America's "DU-death-row." It was also known
prior to 9/11 that the Iraqi people that had to go
on living in their new DU-poisoned land were forced to suffer infinitely
worse effects than the Iraq war vets were experiencing. But this already
unspeakable human tragedy didn't deter society to go for more of the same.
The depleted uranium box was opened again. Undeterred the horror story
resumed and became worse. It resumed with a three
times greater intensity in Afghanistan, and five months later with a five times greater intensity
in Iraq. And to make matters worse, much of depleted uranium that was used
in Iraq was exploded
right in the major cities as if to maximize the DU-poisoning effect.
That is the nature
of the modern resolve to dig ever deeper into the box of universal
inhumanity. Now the veteran's "DU-death-row" has swelled to well
over 500,000. Even Adolf Hitler didn't intentionally poison his own
soldiers on such a massive scale Soon a million civilians per year might
be joining the Iraq vets on "DU-death-row" should the six-fold
increase in reported lung cancer in the USA continue.
course there is far more evil in Pandora's nuclear box than dirty DU-bombs
and the overwhelming resolve to use them. Consequently the USA is now officially committed to dig deeper into
that box and bring onto the table, nuclear war. The use of "nuclear bunker busters" is now
fully authorized. It is authorized to commence with the planned bombing of
Iran. It is said that the nukes are 'necessary' as a means for destroying
Iran's deep underground nuclear facilities. Iran has built these
facilities for nuclear research and in support of its civilian nuclear
power infrastructure that every nation on the planet has the right to
create. America's coveted war to destroy these facilities and anything
associated with nuclear power is officially based on the theoretical
possibility that this research and the facilities can also be used to
build an atom bomb in five to ten years time. But that is not the real
reason, is it? The world is awash with close to 40,000 nuclear bombs
already, half of them actively deployed with the rest sitting on the shelf
or on the shelves of the black market. One more wouldn't tip the scale.
So, obviously, all the gibberish about denying Iran the right to develop
nuclear power is a wall of lies to hide the real intent to start another
war for profit. And that is how the authorized use of thermonuclear bombs
needs to be seen and understood.
The terminology 'nuclear bunker busters' sounds
but the reality is in the opposite. Nuclear bombs are not effective
for digging deep holes. The huge fifteen megaton surface blast at the Bikini
atoll in 1954
blew a hole into ground over a mile wide, but it penetrated only 250 feet deep. In the
process of that atomic test the blast vaporized over thirteen billion cubic feet of coral, rock and
water into a radioactive cloud that extended 130,000 feet into the
stratosphere with a mushroom top that grew 60 miles wide. All of
that vaporized material in the cloud had become extremely radioactive in the
moment of fission, with fallout effects that
were felt worldwide. Of course, the fallout had devastating local effects. Through twelve
years of nuclear testing in the Bikini Islands, that ended in 1958, the
islands became uninhabitable and remained so to the present day.
presently considered bunker buster nuke, the B61-11 (Earth Penetration Munitions)
is a much smaller device than 'Bravo' and comes in a variety of 'flavours'
according to the desired explosive yield. Unfortunately the radioactive
fallout that it produces for the kind of job it performs tells a tale that
is barely imaginable.
its smallest yield of 0.2 kilo-tons, the B61 digs a hole 70 feet deep and
produces 25,000 tons of radioactive fallout in the process. To reach 10
feet deeper a 5-times larger yield is needed (1 kt) that produces 60,000
tons of fallout. To get down to 100 feet deep, a 5 kt yield is needed that
produces 200,000 tons of fallout. In order to dig down even further, to
220 feet deep, a 100 kt yield would be needed (10-times as big as the
Hiroshima bomb), that would create a whopping 1.5 million tons of radioactive
debris, being thrown high into to the atmosphere.
stands to reason that Iran's secret nuclear facilities would likely placed far deeper
underground than 220 feet, possibly located in deep mines. Consequently it will
likely take many successive nuclear blasts to excavate them out of their
hidden recesses. The largest explosive yield that could be used for this
purpose would be 12-times bigger still (1.2 mt - 120-times as big as the
Hiroshima bomb was). With that yield the Earth Penetrator is expected to
reach 1000 feet deep, but with a fallout that's incalculably large,
probably in the range of the tens of millions of tons.
likely several nuclear blasts might need to be thrown
down into the same hole, successively, in order to burn the deepest facilities out or the
ground with the radioactive fallout becoming astronomically massive in the
One of the few people who are still around from the early nuclear weapons
tests, warns: This
Way Lies Madness. Unfortunately, that is what the world has become committed
to and is inclined to tolerate in its apathy towards its self-poisoning by
accepting fascism as an inevitable way of life.
fascism proposes is a life that no one
can live and survive. America had conducted altogether slightly over 300 nuclear tests in the
atmosphere, with the Soviets probably having a similar number to report. The health horrors from
the combines fallout had already such staggering worldwide effects that it
forced the entire testing
scheme underground. It has been our historic experience that whatever comes out of the nuclear Pandora's Box
does have worldwide effects.
no longer true that America is a far and distant land from the theatre of war where
it can drop its bombs with impunity,
being hidden and protected half-way around the world. That's no longer
valid. America is in the world and there is no place to hide anymore when
the effects of war have global reach. If any
part of the world is poisoned with the 'smog of war' America will be poisoned too,
as does the rest of the world. That is what the massive DU poisoning of the world,
with dirty uranium bombs, has amply
Apart from that, America
might also become overwhelmed with
compensation claims from the already accrued worldwide damage, inflicted
contrary to international law. In fact 9/11 related compensation claims
are already being made. They may not succeed. But the trend is evident.
Especially now, with Iran being targeted for no lawful reason the claimable damage
that will then be inflicted may soon be mounting up, and more so when the nuclear bunker buster bombs
begin to blacken the sky and the
fallout starts to cover the Middle East and from there begins to drift into Europe and America.
War damage claims are nothing new. They have long been a feature of international relations.
Only the size of the claims will be unprecedented. Of
course, no monetary claim can ever resurrect the dead and repair the damage society
inflicts on itself by not preventing the wars in its midst.
historic radioactive 'soup' that had blackened the sky in Hiroshima had not
been as deadly that what is normally produced with ground level explosions of the same yield. The
Hiroshima blast was a high-level explosion. The fallout from a surface-level
blast is typically more deadly, and evidently more so when the fallout comes from the
deeper, subsurface blasts for which no precedent as yet exists.
The radiation-rich nuclear bunker-buster 'soup' will most likely fall back
to earth in the downwind direction where it
begins to kill and sicken large
populations as it contaminates the environment sufficiently to render large
areas 'unusable' for generations to come.
Here is a comment from a
concerned writer on the subject that should raise at least some eyebrows:
One cannot help but wonder what as citizens we still do not know
about the subject of nuclear weapons, not only in the sense of the
surreal excesses of the Cold War past, but in terms of the hidden,
weaponized nuclear present that will be with us for as long as we know
time. - Michael Light
Michael Light is author of 100 Suns, the photographic record of
the US atmospheric tests. (See:
Michael Light - 100 Suns)
(Also see: ATMOSPHERIC
NUCLEAR TESTS IN NATIVE AMERICAN DOMAINS: PACIFIC OCEAN AND NEVADA
Some of the
fallout from the nuclear bunker busters that are authorized to be used
against Iran will likely be transported to North
America within the channels of the northern
jet streams and in the South within the tropical trade winds. The fallout will then spread across the major population centers
of the USA that the jet streams feed into. From there they become a part of the circulation pattern of the North
American Polar Anticyclone that also the trade winds feed into from the
How much damage will be inflicted on America by the nuclear weapons fallout
in South Asia, and from further DU-dumping in that region, can of course not be predicted. Nor
will the larger health effects become visible until a few years have passed, by which
time it will be far too late to cry.
already existing health crisis and its potentially global extend, is expected to be made significantly worse
by the likely simultaneous eruption of still another crisis that is
already gathering storm.
additional crisis will be the general breakdown crisis of the world-financial and economic system that
is widely expected to result in the aftermath of the destruction of Iran,
is is a major part of the global oil-supply infrastructure. With the
world-financial system already teetering at the brink of collapse, reeling
under destructive financial speculation
that amounts to nothing less than insanity pervaded with unpayable mountains of debt, the whole global system is
expected to blow out in synchronized unison with the Iran bombing shock.
This horrendous financial and physical collapse may be tearing the world's
economic house down at a time when
the greatest biological crisis in history might be unfolding, caused by the same
Ironically the global society,
including the American society, cares too little about its physical
existence to take meaningful actions to prevent the fascist forces from erupting
their intended enormous new crisis. Too few people are standing up for
peace in the face of the terror of pre-emption, and fewer still stand up
for the Principle of Universal Love, and far fewer still seek peace as an
active expression, as society's Universal Kiss unfolding individually and
collectively. Peace can never be a passive thing. Peace must be an active
quality. The Universal Kiss must be the expression of society from the
grassroots level to the highest realm in business, science, culture, even
in the politics of its Congress and Senate, all the way up to its
Presidency. The Principle of the Universal Kiss is imbedded in the U.S.
Declaration of Independence and in the Preamble of its Constitution. The
nation is founded on the Principle of the Universal Kiss and not on a dead
principle that can be shelved and be forgotten. On this principle rests
mankind's security and prosperity. Without it, mankind has neither,
universally across all nations.
thing is certain. A portion of the gory bombs that the American
government intends to dump physically on Iran, resulting not only in
direct killing, but far more so in nuclear pollution or
DU-pollution, will come back to the USA. The physical poisoning of the
world will flow back to America via the 'highway' of the jet streams and the air flows in the Intertropical
Convergence Zone that 'moves' with the trade
winds. America will also, undoubtedly, reap in rich measure the financial disintegration
that it has been promoting for many decades already with its massive looting
of the world.
While the worst of the looming tragedy can still be prevented with long established
principles, there is too little serious commitment apparent in any nation to take the
required steps to establish an active peace. If the global society doesn't break out
of its doldrums with the Principle of the Universal Kiss, the prepared for tragedy will probably happen. Indeed, if
no one cares enough to love our humanity sufficiently to stop the intended madness,
and replace it with a 'kiss,' why
wouldn't the presently planned catastrophe happen?
can find a parallel in this situation with the trade winds. The tropical pollution is
actually not spread across the world by the trade winds. In reality it is the Earth
that moves beneath the Intertropical Convergence Zone. By this latency the
particular air mass of the Hadley Cell that the Mid East fallout feeds into, will become positioned over
America in ten to fifteen days. This means that it won't be the wind per
say, but the latency in the system, that
brings the pollutants back to us without fail.
winds will however drive the portion of the
fallout that gets fed into the northern jet streams. This portion gets
moved with the force of powerful fast moving winds that will reach the USA
within a couple of days or three. In the spring the jet-stream driven fallout from Iran
would enter the USA from the South on the West Coast, fanning
out from there across most of the USA with the fringe reaching north into south-eastern
Canada before it becomes a part of the North American Polar
Anticyclone system. The anticyclone is a centrifugal driven by cold-air
flow coming down
from northern Canada into the Gulf of Mexico with a return path over the
East Coast and parts of the Atlantic circling back into the Arctic.
parallel is, that in either case, with the combined effect of active winds and passive latency, America
will reap a major
portion of the horrors that it sows as the result of its geographic position
on the planet. The same happens economically, both by passive latency and
by active destructive processes that are driving the economic system into the ground,
such as by looting the world's wealth instead of creating new wealth with
productive processes. The very opposite of this passive latency and
active destruction is the Principle of the Universal Kiss.
The sudden six-fold increase in lung cancers in the USA
that may add up to a million new deadly cases per year, seems to confirm
America's unique exposure to airborne contamination originating in South
Asia. America finds itself to be a part of the world that it abhors, and not
being isolated from
it. In terms of the nuclear-bomb contamination that America now indents to
produce in large quantities with the planed Iran bombing (and the bombing
of North Korea that is still on the agenda), a vastly more
deadly cocktail of over 300 different fission products would be added to
the already deadly DU-contamination of North America. It has also
been learned from the early bomb tests that surface blasts, inherent in
bunker busters, produce more
deadly fallout than those set off at higher altitudes. In the surface
blasts more material becomes irradiated and vaporized to produce exotic
radioactive by-products. The resulting deadly effect will likely be increased
as the bunker busters reach deeper and deeper into the ground. The final end
result would them be affected by so many factors that nothing can be
forecast with any certainty, except to say that the result won't be pleasant. A
single one megaton bunker buster blast would create fallout with short
term deadly effects that would reach far into India, killing an estimated
one million people, and would in addition have long term global effects
that are incalculable.
might even suggest that we haven't seen anything yet, as indeed we haven't.
No precedent exists for the nuclear bunker busting that is already planned, which
incidentally also includes the vaporizing of nuclear materials in the targeted
nuclear fuel processing facilities. The whole project of 'piling insanity
upon insanity' is utterly absurd, especially since nothing productive comes out of it.
Indeed, nothing good has
ever resulted from war. War is a contradiction in itself.
the American people have now committed themselves to revisit the Cold War
arena with a stern resolve to the insanity to use nuclear weapons, except
this time in an unprovoked manner against a people that do not possess
such weapons of mass destruction, it may be useful to consider how
vulnerable North America itself is in the arena of nuclear war.
At the height of the Cold War 65,000
nuclear bombs were hanging over the world in an East/West standoff with
swords drawn for a fight to the death. The actual crossing of the swords
never happened. We came close, but a few reasonable men prevailed for the
great fortune of mankind. Nevertheless, even now, twenty years later, the
swords remain drawn. The number of the warheads, as we prefer to call them
to deceive ourselves, has been reduced to less than 40,000 depending on
which ones are counted. We call this reduction progress, but all of this
progress has not reduced the danger one bit. We are far from the point
where the danger ends since the destructive effect of these weapons has
been so 'improved' that a single missile with a dozen
warheads can potentially disable Canada and the USA together as functioning
bottom line is that the world is as vulnerable today as it has always been,
if not more so in today's political world of increasing insanity in high
places. Mankind should certainly not open the nuclear Pandora's box any wider that
it already has, by taking the nukes out of the strategic strong box and
putting them on the shelf for field use. That adds up to suicide. The days are over when any nation anywhere
on the planet can play
the proverbial elephant in a china shop and expect to get away with it with
impunity. We have wasted fifty years in trying to resolve this issue with
force, terror, and fear, instead of by developing the Principle of
Universal Love for a new platform for civilization unfolding actively in
what might be called the Principle of the Universal Kiss. It appears that we
have no options left, but to become serious in finding a platform for an
active peace in which we can live securely, richly, and have a bright future.
Apert from that, we have no future.
started writing a novel in the 1980s, Brighter than the
Sun (free access online). The goal was to explore the deep vulnerability that we have
for ourselves as a society living in the world of nuclear weapons
insanity. Much of the novel was written at the height of the Cold War.
I then updated the novel slightly in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union since
it appeared that the Cold War hasn't really ended,
but has actually become worse and has increased our vulnerability as the
policy to create tension in the world has been put increasingly onto the
danger of the policy of tension is that something can snap in an incalculable
manner, even with the best intentions standing in the background, and more
so when evermore conspiracies and private interests enter the scene as we
have it today. And then there is the factor of patriotism. When the
national governments loose the trust of the people the chances become
increased that some frightened individuals begin to take things into their
novel begins in Russia with an act of sabotage designed to frighten the
world leaders with the magnitude of their own game. A missile is launched
targeting a dessert. No one is supposed to get hurt. But unknown to the
saboteur the targeting had been reprogrammed and the most sensitive spot
in North America is hit, the Bangor nuclear submarine base and the Hanford
nuclear reservation, the nation's chief dumping ground for nuclear waste.
The resulting fallout gets into the jet stream and is carried eastward as
the ash fall had been from the Mt. St. Hellens eruption.
In the East, the North/South air currents spread the radioactive 'poison' across
the most densely populated area of North America. America needs to be
course, scare stories do not solve anything. Fear does not uplift the
thinking of society. Thus the bulk of the novel is therefore focused on
the resulting human dimension of responding to such a great universal
crisis and recovering from it. Consequently the novel is focused on the
unfolding dimension of a love for one another that naturally results when
the artificial division and isolation is shifted out of the way by the
magnitude of this kind of new situation in which the old 'conventions' no
longer apply, both socially and politically. Thus the crisis story becomes
a love story, and hopefully the love story will add one small bit towards
raising the universal love towards one-another that we must raise
throughout the world on order that this kind of a crisis will never come
Principle of the Universal Kiss is really our only hope to create an
active peace, to accomplish in our nuclear armed world what we must
accomplish to survive and have a future, but which has never been
some movement is happening along this line. According to the New
Yorker July 3, 2006, the use of nuclear weapons against Iran has been
taken off the table as politically unacceptable. Also, according to the Los
Angeles Times (June 30, 2006), reporting on a U.S. Supreme Court
decision, it has been determined by the court that the Geneva Convention
is not dead (which affords a minimal protection of human beings in the
conduct of war) and might in the future lead to war-crimes charges against
U.S. President Bush and his cabal who put themselves above the law of the
land and international law.
the war against war is far from being won, it is encouraging to note that
a few small steps have been taken in the right direction. May they serves
an an overture to the giant steps that need yet to be taken to save
Part 5: Private Armies, Captive People
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exploration is presented by Rolf A. F. Witzsche, an independent researcher,
publisher, and author of eleven novels. The novels are focused on exploring the Principle of Universal
Love, the principle that is reflected to some degree in every bright
period throughout history with the added challenge for today to give it an
active expression as Our Universal Kiss.
by Rolf Witzsche
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