Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear War’

With all the current talk and bluster concerning North Korea, nuclear weapons and possible war, the arrival of a massive drill/exercise in the US has excited the interest of a number of conspiracy theorists.

From April 18th right through to May 5th, a ‘major nuclear detonation drill’ has been widely reported, taking place in the New York/New Jersey area and apparently involving a number of federal, state and local organisations. Called ‘Operation Gotham Shield’, the exercise is said to involve 4 nuclear devices and is presented as a preparation/simulation of a nuclear incident. (more…)

I was watching some of the BBC news reports from North Korea’s military parade during the ‘Day of the Sun’ celebrations. It was a rare occasion in which select foreign reporters were allowed – under very close supervision (and minus their phones) – into the North Korean capital.

The celebrations happen every year, but the BBC’s presence at the invitation of the regime was planned to coincide with the rising tensions and international focus on North Korea and a feared military confrontation with the United States. (more…)

Programme Name: World War Three: Inside the War Room - TX: 03/02/2016 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: DRAMATISATION  - (C) BBC - Photographer: Gabriel Range

It’s always curious to note what kind of documentaries an organisation like the BBC chooses to make and what documentaries it chooses not to.

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On the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, the world-changing event – which, combined with the bombing of Nagasaki, is the only (officially) recorded use of a nuclear bomb against an enemy target – still divides opinion.
The famous, haunting statement by Robert J. Oppenheimer, recalling the event, always compels and haunts in equal measure; probably from a combination of the quote itself and Oppenheimer’s odd delivery.

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The recent revelations that the Saudis may be due to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan reinforce the spiraling fears that the region is on the verge of further disaster.
The potential for the Middle East and its multiple armed conflicts to ‘go nuclear’ is increasing exponentially.

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