August 18, 2010

No. 56 - on Why Not to Bomb Iran

by Diane V. McLoughlin

One small nuclear bomb did this to Hiroshima. Today's
nuclear weapons hold ten to fifteen times the destructive force.

August 18, 2010 - Comment No. 56:  I cannot get over the dreadful feeling that, on the business of speaking out against aggressive, unnecessary military action I am perpetually a dollar short and a day late no matter how hard I try. Today I read that John Bolton is telling the Israelis that in light of Russia's impending delivery of fuel rods for nuclear energy generation in Iran, there is but eight days left for Israel to strike. (see in J-Post.) Meanwhile, the U.S. is spending more on nuclear weapons funding (2) than in any time in U.S. history, New START or no New START. Enough false starts. Let's try something new: Full STOP.

- editor,


To:  'Why Not to Bomb Iran'; Robert Wright; Aug. 17, 2010; NYT

(1)  'Israel has 8 days to strike Iran'; staff; Aug. 17, 2010

(2) 'Obama wants 80 billion to upgrade nuclear arms complex'; Susan Cornwell, Phil Stewart; Reuters; May 13, 2010

*My Amazon recommend:  'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine' - by Israel-based historian Ilan Pappe

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