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September 12, 2007

Nuclear War in Iraq

Filed under: Politics — mlah @ 4:36 pm

yeah, i did a little light reading and got my political groove back.

what is a nuclear war?

has there ever been one? just 2 bombs. was wwii a nuclear war?

is iraq a nuclear war? people are dieing!

a read an article a while back that said in both of the initial blasts over hiroshima and nagasaki, 40,000 people died. each city. i wanted to type those zeroes out for full effect. stalin’s quote about 1 death being a tragedy and a million being a statistic comes to mind.

count to 40,000. each number is a person.

then do it again.

after the blasts, another 40,000 people died for various reasons. burns. radiation sickness. exposure. starvation.

each city.

80,000 total. each city.

since then, and i read this article a while back. another 40,000 people died in each city for bomb related reasons. primarily cancer resulting from exposure to the blast.

120,000 in each city.

times 2.

that’s roughly a quarer of a million people. primarily civilians.

don’t get me wrong. they were working for the imperial japanese forces. i won’t question the wisdom of using the bomb or not. early army estimates for american casualties of the island of honshu were 1 million.

but a quarter of a million people died in the nuclear attacks on japan. just two moments.

how many people have died in iraq?

we use nuclear aircraft carriers to launch fighters. we used depleted uranium ammunition to destroy enemy armored vehicles during the actual war. it does tend to go through metal just like normal bullets through wood. we use nuclear powered subs to monitor shipping in and out of the gulf.

nuclear power plants in the us power munitions factories. munitions which are used in iraq.

don’t quote me the obvious definition of nuclear war. what’s that you say? a bomb sort of has to be used for it to be a nuclear war? how many people died from the blasts in wwii? 240,000 or so? how many more have died in iraq? civilians primarily.

the current administration is waging nuclear holocaust in iraq. they are hiding that fact and calling it an insurgency to try and fool you into voting for them again. PAY NO ATTENTION to the fact that democrats benefit from this belief.

this post has nothing to do with benefitting the democratic party. never mind that they are the ones who keep calling shrubs foray into the land of the fertile crescent nuclear war. never mind that they are the ones who benefit the most from YOU if you believe them.

it IS a nuclear holocaust. just LOOK at how many people are dieing. tell me that that’s not a nuclear war! it is!

don’t sit there and quote to me the definition of a civil war. nobody has seceded you say? pfft. nobody has elected a different set of leaders? nobody has coined their own money? issued their own flag? issued ambassadors to foreign countries? fielded their own armies? constructed their own navies? taxed their own population?

don’t quote to me that iraq is NOT a civil war. people are dieing.

so it is.

5 Comments »

  1. huh?

    Comment by Gus — September 12, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  2. But Gus and his ilk have told us ad nauseum that there were no nukes in Iraq. How can there be a nuclear war? Never mind that the nuclear weapons issue was one of verification, and not an Administration claim that there were in fact nuclear weapons hidden in the country. That Hussein’s nuclear weapons program could have been restarted and developed a weapon in a matter of months was not enough of a worry to the people who want to practice Lenin’s dictum that if you repeat a falsehood often enough it becomes fact. What’s that? It would have taken years, decades even for Hussein’s program to get a working fissionable device? Hey, the same people making those claims said the same thing about North Korea and Iran…….

    Oh, I see. So many hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq because of the American economic sanctions regime, followed by the death and destruction caused by the American invasion and occupation, that it is on a par with the casualties we might expect from a nuclear war. I get it.

    Bush=Hitler! We MUST kick Chimpy out of office in the 2008 elections in order to save our society! Go Bears!

    Comment by yup — September 13, 2007 @ 4:33 am

  3. Mlah: “never mind that they [Democrats] are the ones who keep calling shrubs foray into the land of the fertile crescent nuclear war.”
    Who has said anything like that?
    Could you state the premise of this post more clearly and directly? Your rhetorical gambit is painfully convoluted.

    Yup: “Oh, I see. So many hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq because of the American economic sanctions regime, followed by the death and destruction caused by the American invasion and occupation, that it is on a par with the casualties we might expect from a nuclear war. I get it.”
    Is that really it? I’m not so sure. He didn’t bring up the pre-war sanctions. What is he trying to say about Democrats? I think he’s been smoking pot.

    Comment by Gus — September 13, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

  4. Hmm..
    It seems to be interesting… I write my blog too.

    Comment by Donatello — November 11, 2007 @ 7:50 am

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