Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear War’

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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