Saturday, 6 August 2016

No More Hiroshimas, No More Wars!

Source: Physicians for Social Responsibility, August 27, 2014.
August 6 and 9 marks the 71st anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Let's learn from the past to prevent a world holocaust by using all of our diplomatic tools.

I feel that former US President J. F. Kennedy and current Russian President Vladimir Putin believe that we share this small planet together, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s future, we are all mortal, and we must therefore work together for peace and respect each other’s sphere of influence.
  • In 1963, Kennedy established a direct communication link with President Nikita Khrushchev and negotiated a settlement to the missile crisis in Cuba. Had Kennedy succumbed to advice to attack by US military leaders, I doubt that we would be here today.
  • In 2008, Russia did not annex Georgia when Georgian president Saakashvili recklessly attacked South Ossetia, violating cease fire agreements and killing Russian citizens. Russia neutralized the Georgian army, then retreated to its bases.
  • In 2014, Russia did not invade Ukraine and seize Kiev when Washington installed a hostile regime in the Ukraine. Instead, Putin secured Sevastopol against the US fleet, protecting the presence of Russian speakers. A legal nonviolent referendum in the Crimea followed and was supported by 93% to join Russia.
  • In November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian plane, Russia did not counter attack. Instead it diplomatically humiliated and isolated Turkey. I think Russia prevented a nuclear war.
I believe that the current situation of 28 NATO members encroaching on Russia is as dangerous today as missiles were in Cuba in 1963 when the world feared the beginning of WW3.

Source: Munich Security Report 2016, "Boundless Crises,
Spoilers, Helpless Guardians," Munich Security Conference, page 25

The chart shows how the build-up of NATO bases with missiles encircling Russia provokes a protective response from the Russians. The situation resembles the time when Hitler's fascist forces were threatening USSR, resulting in mass mobilization to counter the threat.

I think people in the West are allowing a new Cold War and possibly WW3. Putin warns the West that any aggressive actions of a nuclear kind against Russia will lead to a direct response on the USA.

NATO Wants WW3 ?

Is anyone in the West listening to the threat of a nuclear war and the direct role of NATO in it? I find no news in any major North American media. US radio and TV talk show host Alex Jones asks why America is literally asleep on this issue.

Let’s take heed of the wisdom of presidents Kennedy and Putin and save our civilization from the catastrophe of a nuclear holocaust and stop WW 3. With the coming of the 71st anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, let’s recall that madness and make every effort to prevent it today worldwide.

Commemorate August 6th and 9th, 2016 atomic bombings with a resolve:
NO MORE HIROSHIMAS, NO MORE WARS!
  • Actively search for nonkilling structures for peace and install them in our regional and national programs.
  • Let’s work to ban nuclear weapons, as have Mayors for Peace, which represent 7,095 cities around the world (105 in Canada).
  • As concerned world citizens we should circulate a petition banning NATO.
  • People, are you listening?

On My Website
  1. Hijacking Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’ August 9, 2015.
  2. May the Third Atomic Bomb Never Come.’ August 10, 2013.
  3. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’ August 17, 2012.
  4. Memorial of 1945 Nuclear Bombing of Japan.’ August 8, 2011.
  5. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance August 2009’. August 3, 2009. 

More
  1. Kohls, Gary G. 'Christianity and the Nagasaki Bomb'. Information Clearing House, August 11, 2016. 
  2. Bruce Kidd, James Orbinski, Landon Pearson, Setsuko Thurlow, and Jean Vanier. ‘Let’s Work to Ban the Bomb.’ Ottawa Citizen, August 5, 2016. page A11.
  3. Cunningham, Finian. ‘Britain’s Incorrigible Warmongering Towards Russia.’ Information Clearing House, July 31, 2016.
  4. Clifford, Joe. ‘Corporate Media and Neocon Propaganda Will Get Millions Killed.’ Information Clearing House, July 31, 2016.
  5. Lvov, Petr. ‘Saudi Arabia is Setting a Trap for Moscow Yet Again.’ Information Clearing House, July 30, 2016.
  6. Hallian, Conn. ‘We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrphe Than During the Cold War.’ Information Clearing House, July 23, 2016.
  7. Putin Issues Desperate Warning of WWIII.’ (video, 8:06 min), Alex Jones radio show, InforWars.com, July 7, 2016.
  8. Hudson, Michael. ‘US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War.’ Information Clearing House, July 19, 2016.
  9. Munich Security Report 2016, "Boundless Crises, Reckless Spoilers, Helpless Guardians," Munich Security Conference, page 25
  10. Ray, Muon. ‘Michio Kaku - Top Secret Military War Plans.’ YouTube, November 17, 2012. 13:30 minutes.

4 comments:

  1. Sharon Tennison, San Mateo, Calif., USA7 August 2016 at 10:30

    Thank you Koozma! For keeping up the noble work!
    I”m glad to know you are on the planet!
    May we all succeed together, Sharon (Center for Citizen Initiatives).

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  2. Lawrence Klippenstein, Winnipeg, Manitoba7 August 2016 at 10:32

    Thanks for the note, Koozma. I still regard it as one of the great atrocities mankind has had to witness and endure – the bombing of Nag. and Hiro. It is needful that we be reminded of what we have been forced to live with, and attempt to bring to the table anything that could contribute to preventing it from happening again. The cauldron of the Middle East is boiling more than ever, and penetrating other parts of the world. One is almost at a loss for saying any words that make a difference. But the little lights lit all over do have a role to play. Carry on!

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  3. Rifet Bahtijaragic, Vancouver, BC7 August 2016 at 10:35

    Dear Koozma, Your love towards human race doesn’t have a borders. I am not pessimist, nonkilling way of life leading us to noble relations between human beings, but bad people with political power don’t give me a chance to have a nice dreams. Global warming in climate, hatred and radicalism in politics, nonkilling in the books… Very important hopes of our civilization with “blood in the eyes”… Recently my grandson Dylan pose me a sudden question: “Grandpa, why you have tears in your eyes when you are secretly looking at me?” I avoid response.

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  4. Thank you Koozma. I think you are right that the Russian government is essentially acting defensively in reaction to post-Soviet expansion by NATO. However, this is what the people want in non-Russian majority areas. I don't think we are near WWIII, however, the Cuban missile crisis showed how easy it is to get very close, and military procedures are not really in place for de-escalation

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