the north face duffel bag Insane policy toward North Korea
use of nuclear weapons against civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those two attacks demonstrated the horrific power of the atomic bomb, a bomb that is tiny in comparison to the nuclear weapons available today.
Here are a few quotes that are worth pondering as we now face an avoidable crisis with North Korea, a nation with a few nuclear weapons.
After the initial use of atomic weapons, Adm. William Leahy, effectively chief of staff to presidents Roosevelt and Truman, commented: “It is my opinion that the use of the barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. . My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.”
In 1948, Gen. Omar Bradley said: “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. or Russian strategic nuclear weapons would destroy the human race.”Given what we know, it is criminally irresponsible to continue tit for tat provocations with North Korea. to continue with sanctions and war games instead of negotiating is insane as it is endangering the world. on North Korea would likely draw China and Russia into the fighting. Failure to negotiate shows that Gen. Bradley’s quote is still correct about our leaders. negotiate to prevent perhaps the greatest catastrophe of all time.
The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center’s “Peace Train” runs every Friday in the Colorado Daily.
Font ResizeReturn to Top
We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates our ground rules, is spammy, NSFW, defamatory, rude, reckless to the community, etc.
We expect everyone to be respectful of other commenters. It’s fine to have differences of opinion, but there’s no need to act like a jerk.
Use your own words (don’t copy and paste from elsewhere), be honest and don’t pretend to be someone (or something) you’re not.
Our commenting section is self policing, so if you see a comment that violates our ground rules, flag it (mouse over to the far right of the commenter’s name until you see the flag symbol and click that), then we’ll review it.