Picture Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration)
Col. Paul. W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, waves from his cockpit before takeoff. 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000. Of that number, 45,000 died on the first day and 19,000 during the next four months. In addition, “several hundred” survivors were expected to die from radiation-induced cancers and lukemia over the next 30 years and Col Tibbets is smiling?
Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen
“BOMB, BOMB IRAN.” With Senators who sing songs like this, why is anyone surprised? The big surprise is why American are stupid enough to keep sending the same war mongers back to Washington DC year after year
“Outrageously yet routinely, America is preparing for yet another war. Though warned by Iran not to bring an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, the US now has an unprecedented three. (Gee, I wonder why they call it the Persian Gulf, but don’t be surprised if, say, 200% of our high school seniors don’t even realize that Persia is Iran.) Forget the nuclear weapon babble, America is harassing Iran because it ranks in the top five in both oil and natural gas preserves. Further, it has the chutzpah to wrest itself away from the dollar hegemony by selling oil to Russia and China for rubles and yuans. For five years, Iran also tried to operate an oil bourse where customers were asked to pay in currencies other than the greenback. This, America clearly saw as a grave threat and provocation, for if the petro dollar expires, this empire will sink with it. For showing similar insolence, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were barbarically and publically killed, with their final moments broadcast to the world as a warning. See, when there’s a body to be shown, America does not hesitate to display her trophy.
On land, America has surrounded Iran by having troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. At sea, she has dozens of ships, with a permanent naval base in Bahrain. Assassinations linked to Israel and America have happened inside Iran, and American drones have flown over the country, with one shot down. . .”
But do we really have a choice? Is there any way to stop the corrupt leaders in Washington DC from declaring war on Iran?
No, not as long as we the people continue to send the same corrupt crooks back to Congress every 2 and 4 years. Over half of Congress make money from war. Why the hell do Americans expect them to vote against war?
You want real change?
THEN THEY ALL MUST GO.