Today is the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. At 11:02 a.m. Aug. 9, 1945, a five-ton plutonium bomb exploded a third of a mile above the city. Its blast winds tore through the city at two and a half times the speed of a Category 5 hurricane.
World Peace was almost achieved in the summer of 1963.
As detailed in his extensively footnoted, 2008 work of Historical Non Fiction “JFK and the Unspeakable - Why He Died and Why it Matters” (He Chose Peace, They Marked Him for Death), James W. Douglass reveals that an agreement between President Kennedy and USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev had gotten as far as an imminent announcement of the end to the Cold War.
Urged, and aided, by Pope John XXIII, the two World Leaders had planned a joint venture to the Moon (Khrushchev already retooling Tank Factories into Aerospace), and Kennedy DOCUMENTING plans to completely end our involvement in Viet Nam.
Allen Dulles, deposed (by JFK) leader and founder of the CIA, martialed forces from the CIA, Military and FBI to murder President Kennedy.
In short order President Kennedy’s plans were reversed without so much as a Fact Finding Commission or Position Paper, and Endless War began.
Rather than a World of Peace and Cooperation, today the US has Military Bases all over the World, Seven Active Wars of Aggression, and FUNDING to Keep us in Nukes till the End of Time, (which Our Government just may facilitate)
And THAT is how the US “leads” the World today.
This would be the preferable way to lead the world…
This is not only the best approach to world peace, it’s really the ONLY plan on the table.
We badly need leaders like Kennedy today. I would say he was the last U.S. President who was truly a great leader. The power behind the throne had to eliminate him, MLK, Malcolm X, RFK and people like Fred Hampton. They were too far along the right path and people were listening. All future leaders then understood what would happen if they veered off the path set by these powers.
Humanity appears insane and the leaders of our world are some of the worst. It seems like the worst rises to the top - not the best. Evil empires have truly been created. The advent of nuclear weapons and power spelled the complete end of an the little bit of honest and open government we had. Since then, it has mainly been a series of lies which many people have believed. Can this ever be brought under control?
Let us not forget:
“The current U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program, which was initiated and strongly supported by former President Barack Obama, was already estimated to cost $1 trillion or more over the next three decades. But Trump, in a Dec. 22 tweet, said “the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” — implying that this should be beyond what Obama had set in motion.”
In disagree. The problem isn’t dictators. The US “democracy” is responsible for much of the violence in the world today. Who started the war in Afghanistan in 2001? Who started the war in Iraq in 2003? Who decided that “Assad must go”? Who overthrew Khadafi in Libya, leaving a real mess in its wake? Where did North Korea come from? (The US drew the line that separated North from South as part of its strategy of containment.) Sure, the North Koreans threaten to use nuclear weapons, but the US has threatened them with nuclear weapons (and unlike most Americans, they remember that the US flattened their country during the Korean War, a war that left 2,000,000 Koreans dead).
The problem is war itself. I like the bumper sticker that says “War doesn’t decide who’s right, only who’s left”. What we need are international laws and institutions to resolve conflicts in with justice, and sufficient force to make these resolutions stick. War needs to be made illegal, and the war-mongers deemed the mega-criminals that they are, whether they be dictators or American Presidents.
It is my understanding that Donald Rumsfeld and/or a company he was associated with facilitated some of the nuclear technology transfer to North Korea. The mindset of American business and politicians appear to be to capitalize on war without real concern for the suffering it causes. Until the American people wake up and realize what their government and nation really stands for and what it has done- we will continue the fall down the slope of illusion. Most americans seem to live in a myth and cannot face the reality. Now they are destined to suffer from the myth and the only way out is a dose of reality.