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From Hiroshima to Fukushima to US!

And one fine day the lion may just will lie down with The Lamb and man will indeed abolish nuclear everything and thus make war no more; and that will create the Kingdom of God on this tiny planet we call earth.

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(CLERMONT, Fla.) - "It's like the third atomic bomb attack on Japan. But this time, we made it ourselves."- Keijiro Matsushima, an 82-year-old survivor of America’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima. [1]

Japan's quake-damaged northeast has helped recall the fact that sixty-six years ago Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s razed villages and burning shells of buildings were MADE IN THE USA!

Japan has 54 nuclear power plants and about one-third of its nationwide electricity comes from nuclear energy.

There are 104 nuclear power plants in the United States!

Japanese journalist JoAkira Tashiro, has been actively advocating for the elimination of nuclear weapons and regarding the damaged nuclear plants in Japan said, "This might be a good turning point. I hope Hiroshima will take a lead on this because of our own experience with the atomic bomb.” [Ibid]

The American Experience

At 5:30 AM on July 16, 1945, the nuclear age began, when the first nuclear bomb was exploded by the American federal government at the Trinity Test Site, at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Plutonium and other toxic and radioactive chemicals were dispersed for hundreds of miles and some areas are still contaminated.

The bomb that exploded over the New Mexico desert vaporized a tower and turned the asphalt to green sand. Seconds later a huge blast of heat scorched the desert. No one could see the radiation generated by the explosion, but they all knew it was there. A half a mile away, the steel container called "Jumbo," weighing over 200 tons was knocked over as the orange and yellow fireball stretched up and spread into a second column, that rose and flattened into a mushroom cloud; imprinting upon the human consciousness a symbol of violent power and destruction.

The father of the atomic bomb, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer chose to name this harrowing happening the "Trinity" test.

"Why I chose the name is not clear, but I know what thoughts were in my mind. There is a poem of John Donne, written just before his death, which I know and love. From it a quotation: 'As West and East, In all flat Maps—and I am one—are one, So death doth touch the Resurrection.' That still does not make a Trinity, but in another, better known devotional poem Donne opens, 'Batter my heart, three person'd God.'"

In the moment that followed that atomic inferno, Oppenheimer then recalled this sentence from the Bhagvad Gita:

"Now I have become death, the destroyer of the worlds."

When Oppenheimer was asked for his thoughts regarding Sen. Robert Kennedy's efforts to urge President Lyndon Johnson to initiate talks to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, he responded: "It's 20 years too late. It should have been done the day after Trinity."

Indeed! But it was not and that lead to the US who upped the ante by continuing to create even more diabolical creations of mass destruction since Little Boy, the uranium bomb, which was dropped upon innocent civilians in Hiroshima on August 6, and the plutonium weapon of mass destruction called Fat Man, that followed three days later in Nagasaki.

Sixty-six years later and we the people are reaping the continuous ionizing radiation pollution and contamination in the 'home of the brave' and also other locations throughout the world!

Today’s UN-Holy "Trinity" is a triune of radiological horrors: nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors, and conventional Uranium Weapons (such as Depleted Uranium or DU) that are used in military testing, training, and military combat.

Case in point

In a 71-page report released March 25, 2009, by Human Rights Watch, Israel’s repeated firing of US-made white phosphorus shells over densely populated areas of Gaza was indiscriminate and is evidence of war crimes.

"Rain of Fire: Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza," provides eye witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza.

"Human Rights Watch researchers found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended in January.

"Militaries officially use white phosphorus to obscure their operations on the ground by creating thick smoke. It has also been used as an incendiary weapon, though such use constitutes a war crime.

"In Gaza, the Israeli military didn’t just use white phosphorus in open areas as a screen for its troops," said Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. "It fired white phosphorus repeatedly over densely populated areas, even when its troops weren't in the area and safer smoke shells were available. As a result, civilians needlessly suffered and died."

During Operation Cast Lead, the 22 days of Israeli assault on Gaza, "Washington provided F-16 fighter planes, Apache helicopters, tactical missiles, and a wide array of munitions, including white phosphorus and DIME. The weapons required for the Israeli assault was decided upon in June 2008, and the transfer of 1,000 bunker-buster GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39) were approved by Congress in September. The GBU 39 bombs were delivered to Israel in November (prior to any claims of Hamas cease fire violation!) for use in the initial air raids on Gaza." [2]

"The deliberate use of manmade ionizing radiation is an assault upon people, the environment, and all living things.

"Since the first Plutonium and Uranium nuclear bomb was exploded in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, the contamination of the United States and the rest of the world [continues].

"Those responsible for seven decades of both domestic and international radiological assault are our own government agencies: the Departments of Energy and Defense, and the NRC (some say it stands for the Nuclear Radiating Committee) along with a multitude of corporations involved in various aspects of manufacturing munitions of both nuclear and 'conventional' weapons varieties.

"Used in military combat, these radioactive munitions have been contaminating the Middle East and other nations wherever they are fired and tested.

"Beyond military weapons applications, energy firms that use nuclear reactors to generate the electricity that powers America's TV sets are similarly polluting our air, water, and soil with these DNA-wrecking poisons…[and] there are efforts underway to enrich even More Uranium as well as plans to build More weapons facilities and fund bailouts using taxpayers' money to build More experimental nuclear reactors with unsafe designs like the Westinghouse AP-1000 and AREVA's European Pressurised Reactor (EPR).

"While Nuclear-Everything is being pushed on America as a "clean" energy alternative sanctified under the guise of reduced carbon emissions, consider if you will just a few effects of ionizing radiation: decreasing fertility rates, miscarriages, genetic mutations, increasing rates of cancers, some forms of heart disease, neuromuscular disease, and thyroid disease, diabetes, and other endocrine-related disorders and many other radiation-induced diseases." [3]

Regarding the President who promised US change we could believe in, we the people are being taxed $18­4 billion for three new bomb factories at Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Kansas City of which 100 Billion is to go for new delivery systems for nuclear weapons, such as p­lanes, subs and missiles.

Regarding this warning by America’s prophet, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. made decades ago:

"Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death."

This reporter adds America is on its last gasps!

On April 5, 2009, President Obama stood on the world stage amongst thousands of flag-waving Czechs and spoke of good humor, home town Chicago, the will of the people over tanks and guns, old conflicts, revolution, moral leadership as the most powerful weapon, iron curtains that fell and the state of 21st century nuclear weapons:


"We are here today because enough people ignored the voices who told them that the world could not change. We're here today because of the courage of those who stood up and took risks to say that freedom is a right for all people, no matter what side of a wall they live on, and no matter what they look like. We are here today because the simple and principled pursuit of liberty and opportunity shamed those who relied on the power of tanks and arms to put down the will of a people.

"Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked -– that we are destined to live in a world where more nations and more people possess the ultimate tools of destruction. Such fatalism is a deadly adversary, for if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable, then in some way we are admitting to ourselves that the use of nuclear weapons is inevitable.

"As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act…It will take patience and persistence. But now we, too, must ignore the voices who tell us that the world cannot change. We have to insist, Yes, we can.

"There is violence and injustice in our world that must be confronted. We must confront it by standing together as free nations, as free people. I know that a call to arms can stir the souls of men and women more than a call to lay them down. But that is why the voices for peace and progress must be raised together.

"Let us honor our past by reaching for a better future. Let us bridge our divisions, build upon our hopes, and accept our responsibility to leave this world more prosperous and more peaceful than we found it. Together we can do it.

"Words must mean something [and] violence and injustice must be confronted by standing together as free nations, as free people…[and] Human destiny will be what we make of it."

In 1995, from Ashkelon Prison, the Whistle Blower of Israel’s WMD program, Mordechai Vanunu wrote:

"A radioactive cloud consumed rubbed out Hiroshima...A live nuclear test sentenced you. A nuclear laboratory…children women trees animals in and under a nuclear mushroom…burning… burned…flattened to ground radioactive ash-Hiroshima...Nuclear weapons gamblers win against you…Hollywood doesn't know you - you are not a Jewish Holocaust."

On March 15, 2011, Vanunu wrote [spelling and punctuation corrected]

"Hiroshima was a Nuclear weapons test on Human beings. Fukushima is a Nuclear Energy test of Technology- until now no big disaster. Japan became The Nuclear test field. Freedom Now for all human Beings. The Nuclear age freedom!" [4]

In 1946, Lewis Mumford said:

“You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has ceased...to obey the laws of life.”

Because of nuclear weapons we have nuclear energy and until both are abolished all the people of the world do indeed "live under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or madness. The weapons of war [and nuclear energy!] must be abolished before they abolish US."-President John F. Kennedy in his address before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 25, 1961.

Stranger than fiction Order Now

And because this reporter is also a Christian Anarchist Buddhist with a dose of dervish, I cannot help but wonder if the World will ever Wake Up before 'civilized men' blow it up to what Jesus Christ was talking about when he was about 33, and hiked up a hill and sat down under an olive tree and began to teach the people;

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven."

In other words: it is those who know their own spiritual poverty, their own limitations and 'sins' honestly and trust God loves them in spite of themselves who already live in the Kingdom of God.

How comforted we will all be, when we see, we haven't got a clue, as to the depth and breadth of pure love and mercy of The Divine Mystery of The Universe.

God's name in ancient Aramaic is Abba which means Daddy as much as Mommy and He/She: The Lord has said, "My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not yours." -Isaiah 55:8

Christ proclaimed more: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."

The essence of meek is to be patient with ignorance, slow to anger and never hold a grudge. In other words: how comforted you will be when you also know humility; when you know yourself, the good and the bad, for both cut through every human heart.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, they will be filled."

In other words: how comforted you will be when your greatest desire is to do what "God requires, and he has already told you what that is; BE JUST, BE MERCIFUL and walk humbly with your Lord."-Micah 6:8

"Blessed are the merciful, they will be shown mercy."

In other words: how comforted you will all be when you choose to return only kindness to your 'enemy.'

"For with the measure you measure against another, it will be measured back to you" Christ warns his disciples as he explains the law of karma in Luke 6:27-38.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they see God."

In other words: how comforted you will be when you WAKE UP and see God is already within you, within every man, every woman and every child. The Supreme Being is everywhere, the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. Beyond The Universe -and yet so small; within the heart of every atom.

"Blessed are The Peacemakers: THEY shall be called the children of God."

And what a wonderful world it would be when we all seek peace by pursuing justice; for there can be none without the other.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires, theirs is The Kingdom of Heaven."

And one fine day the lion may just will lie down with The Lamb and man will indeed abolish nuclear everything and thus make war no more; and that will create the Kingdom of God on this tiny planet we call earth.

PS: The only 'sin' is selfishness.

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1. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/japan.hiroshima/index.html?hpt=C2

2. http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/9-us-arms-used-for-war-crimes-in-gaza/

3. http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=114934

4. http://www.youtube.com/user/vanunuvmjc

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Eileen Fleming is the Producer of "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org, Eileen is a Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com, Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and the soon to be released "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Some of my Experiences of Mordechai Vanunu and the Holy Land: 2005-2010" youtube.com/user/eileenfleming. Eileen is a unique leader in her state and she intends to run for a Florida Congressional seat in the future, to help speed the process of change that is so demanded today. Like many who walk in similar steps, Eileen, like other writers at Salem-News.com, is an outspoken advocate for humanity and she has no tolerance for the oppressive forces of the world.

You can send Eileen Fleming an email at this address: ecumei@gmail.com




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citizen in Europe May 13, 2011 5:54 pm (Pacific time)

Where is Jesus? Where is the Lord? How can we survive the mess the cruel Jews did again? First Jesus they kill, then the Arab world ( Palestinians special) and now the whole world with their knowlegde from Oppenheimer and Einstein and so on? How can they do this to us all? They must be the real satanic ones on this beautiful planet. I dont care if the thrid intifidah will start soon, they deserve a criuel dead by stoning. The Jews have made hell from this whole earth by not becoming a kingdom of priests they should be ( Ex 19:6) I gonnan kill myself, there is no hope anymore,goodbye earth! The Jews are to blame for all that went wrong in the past and now. They are killers like Cain. There is no hope any more. NO HOPE!


Anonymous March 17, 2011 8:20 am (Pacific time)

The nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant were damaged by the tsunami, not the earthquake, and not by faulty construction or worker error, as was the case at Chernobyl and to a lesser extent Three Mile Island. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has significantly tightened standards since those incidents, but no regulation or safety precaution can offer a 100 percent guarantee against an accident or natural disaster. Cooler heads must prevail and conclusions avoided until a full assessment of the Japan disaster is known. Science cannot prevent earthquakes or tsunamis, but that does not keep people from wanting to live near the shore. Scientists and engineers have made great progress in addressing safety issues raised by Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, but again, nothing is foolproof or there would be no traffic accidents or airplane crashes. And we still drive and fly, don't we? Extremely rare accidents such as Three Mile Island (1979), in which no one was killed, and Chernobyl (1986), which, according to the World Nuclear Association, "killed two Chernobyl plant workers on the night of the accident, and a further 28 people within a few weeks, as a result of acute radiation poisoning," account for much of our modern thinking about all things nuclear. We need clean energy that can be developed on our own territory. Nuclear power, in conjunction with the discovery of more oil and the use of coal, natural gas, bio fuels, wind and solar power, offers the best option for the foreseeable future. Please note there are scientific studies that demonstrate some radiation exposure has health benefits, and actually increases life spans significantly. Will provide if you want.


John Tyrrell March 16, 2011 2:26 pm (Pacific time)

Just been reminded of the "accident at Windscale - now renamed as if to airbrush memories. It was kept secret and portrayed at the time as a minor incident. It so nearly wasn't. The Incidence of cancers in the area are known but little is made of it. The nuclear industry includes politicians past and present who continue to advocate clearly against their electors' wishes.


Douglas Benson March 16, 2011 12:13 pm (Pacific time)

Oh there have been no deaths ? Just because people dont die from radiation exposure right away doesnt mean there are no deaths . The deaths show up in cancers and other long term effects for entire communities, wildlife,water [can you say WHOOPS] . So what if a core does break out of its containment and heads south,lets say a crack from the quake ? Untill we can say for certain that such a thing cant happen period we should move away from nuclear power to safer forms of energy .I seriously doubt anyone can say nuclear power is 100% safe or that the waste issue has been solved .Something tells me that the claim that nobody has died is a lie . On top of that what about the old coal plants retrofitted for nuclear power in the fifties . Something tells me they are even more of a danger .Safety standards then were much lower than today . Im out Peace


Anonymous001 March 16, 2011 3:27 am (Pacific time)

At Chernobyl, 28 emergency and plant workers died of acute radiation sickness.


Anonymous March 16, 2011 7:25 am (Pacific time)

Have we had anybody killed in the states? I looked and found no reports. We obviously are not Russia, they used their own poor design while Japan used our tech. Considering that the earthquake they had in Japan was nearly a 9 on the Richter scale (they were designed for a 7.9 I believe) they went beyond design specs. It was that Tidal Wave that was the game changer. Frankly there will be no significant radiation coming here to America, and we still need to increase our future energy needs. Since we have such poor leadership in the Whitehouse, 2012 just cannot get here quick enough. There is a lot of histrionics coming from the left, what's new, but when you listen to the professionals that have the credentials, don't worry, be happy. Things will calm down and quality leadership is surfacing, and things will get better. Keep the faith. P.S. Please do not take those iodine pills, they are dangerous if not needed. If you feel you must increase your iodine for peace of mind, maybe consider eating "Kelp." Most health food stores stock it, or buy online from a reputable source..Please do not panic. Those of you who are older probably remember the above ground nuke bomb testing and the radiation fallout all over the world, well there were no significant spikes in negative health issues, and this Japan reactor leak is tiny compared to that earlier bomb testing.


eileen fleming March 16, 2011 5:41 am (Pacific time)

Three Mile Island was another wake up call that nuclear power is not safe-nor is it cheap! Every nuclear weapons facility could be retooled to manufacture solar panels, wind turbines and explore new green technologies. IMAGINE what a wonderful world it would be when we turn our "swords into plowshares" and work to preserve and care for this world and cease to build what destroys it!


Anonymous March 15, 2011 6:07 pm (Pacific time)

In all the decades we have had nuke electrical plants, how many have been killed? ZERO! By the way the containment vessels have a melting point over 2000 degrees celsius above the highest temperature that a nuke meltdown would reach. We now have technology that is passive in terms of getting coolant, thus no electricity is needed to assure cooling. So where do you think we'll get our future electrical needs met? Windmills? Solar? The tech is never going to come about, ever. It's like never...all you people who don't want oil, natural gas, coal, then stop using electricity, go live in the bush.

Editor: Ever heard of renewable energy?  Congrats for having whatever it takes to stick up for nuclear power on a day like this.  And as to your first paragraph, are you trying to be serious or what?  You think Chernobyl didn't kill anybody?  Wow.

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