Title: WILL A NUCLEAR “ARMAGEDDON” BE THE LAST WAR? (PART 1)
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WILL A NUCLEAR “ARMAGEDDON” BE THE LAST WAR? (Part 1)
By Arthur Zulu
There is a mad competition going on right now at a closed petrol station by a bunch of rascals. Each one is clutching a box of matches. Who will be winner of contest? The first person to strike a match!
Now, suppose you were a spectator at contest. And suppose rascals not wanting to be beaten in game, lit their matches simultaneously. What will happen to you, rascals and filling station? Everyone will vaporize!
But that’s a small thing -- a picnic in a park, when compared to threat of coming thermal nuclear “Armageddon”.
Nuclear apologists believe strongly that a nuclear holocaust is greatest threat to our survival. So when you talk of Big Crunch, Asteroids, Space aliens, or a plague wiping out civilization on earth, joke is: “Here comes dreamer!”
True, idea that man will self-destruct -- destroy himself in an all - out war, is not new. “War”, according to a historian, “is a constant in history”. Right from ancient times to present, it has been an instrument for survival of nations. No wonder it has been said that if you want peace, prepare for war.
But soon, that old adage will change to: “If you want to end world, prepare for war”. Forget United Nations. Their work does not include prevention of war, nor prevention of world’s destruction.
Look at these quotations and you will find out that this is not a joking matter:
“We are perilously near to a new international anarchy” -- The Washington Post.
“The proliferation of super weapons is now most dangerous specter facing this planet” -- CRITICAL MASS by Williams E. Burrows and Roberts Windrem.
“There are now more than 50,000 nuclear weapons, … enough to obliterate a million Hiroshimas… There is little question that our global civilization would be destroyed” -- Carl Sagan.
“The outbreak of war in 1914 is great turning point of history of humanity.” -- Peter Munch.