Nuclear War Information

By: Arthur Zulu

Author: Arthur Zulu
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Copyright: Copyright ? Arthur Zulu 2002
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WILL A NUCLEAR “ARMAGEDDON BE THE LAST WAR? (PART 2)

By Arthur Zulu

Let’s say that a full nuclear conflagration is going on right now at the North Pole. And let’s suppose you are somewhere in the South Pole.

Although you are in the antipodes -- far away from the scene of the nuclear war, you will not escape the blast, the
fire, and the radiation. You will be so uncomfortable that you will suddenly find yourself dancing to the tune of an maginary symphony.

Now, let’s shift the goal post of the nuclear action half way around the world from the artic to the equator. Do you think that you will still be dancing?

Imagine the nukes now exploding and flying around down under in Antarctica. What will be your fate? Or the fate of the smallest living things? Or what do you think the fire and the heat will be doing to the ice? Well, your guess is as good as mine.

Thousands in Asia and Europe who suffered the nuclear inter when the nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Russia leaked accidentally can give you an introductory lesson on nuclear crisis. But the lecture may not be complete because those who died from the leakage, and who were buried in raised sealed metal graves (to prevent contamination), will not be
around to give you the postscript.

Now, look at this parade of weapons of mass destruction --5,000 nuclear weapons on hair - trigger alert, 4,000 intercontinental ballistic missiles (2,000 on either side
of the Atlantic) and 1,000 submarine ballistic missiles, all set, to wreak havoc, at any time!

But the United States and Russia are not the only countries having these instruments of death.

Never mind that the weapons have been reduced (new ones are added), and never mind that they have agreed not to aim the missiles at each other (it can be reloaded within seconds).

The fact is that apart from the traditional five nuclear club nations -- The United States, Russia, Britain, France and China, some rogue states -- Iran, Iraq and North Korea are in possession of the deadly weapons. And these rogue states -- axis of evil (apologies to George Bush Jr.) cannot be trusted, (no wonder the U.S. has donned a nuclear umbrella to catch falling “evil" missiles).

So in this age of mutual assured destruction (MAD) -- check your dictionary for synonyms, a nuclear power can launch an attack on warning (whether real or imagined), or on attack (just in case you don’t have a nuclear shield over your head). And the doomsday clock ticks dangerously close to the midnight hour!

Therefore, show me the signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and show me the signatories of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and I will show you the hypocrites!

Now, just because you may not be around to tell what struck you during a nuclear war, let me tell you the power of just one-megaton bomb!

Act 1. Actor : Thermal Radiation (Call him Light and Heat).

You are going to be blinded by a terrible flash of light that would pale Saul’s experience into naught. You will be vaporized by the intense heat of the fireball. Your house, clothes, furniture and neighbors will end up in a fire twice the burning power of the core of the sun! And your dead body will be bathed by a black sooty rain!

Act 2. Actor: Air Blast. (Call him wind). A terrible hurricane generated by the nuclear blast carries you, your house, and debris, to where only God knows! You and your neighbors suffocate to death with pieces of glass and metal buried in your body. Your ears, eyes and lungs rupture. Your flesh is hanging from your body and dragging on the ground, and your hair standing on end.

Act 3. Actor: Radiation. (Call him the undertaker)

Your body is given a special treat by neutrons and gamma rays. Result? Nausea, vomiting, convulsion, tremor, ataxia, hemorrhaging and lethargy are your friends. And cancer, infertility, abortion, diarrhea, weakness, nervous disorder, deformed children, stillborn and infectious diseases are your relatives. And if you die or are mortally wounded, flies and maggots will be your attendants.

The unfortunate survivor will have only one inglorious job -- gathering and lighting of dead bodies, and die in the end by an epidemic. Or if there are no survivors, vultures and scavengers (if any are left), will eat, to eat no more.

You can choose now. Would you like to die or to survive the coming nuclear disaster? Whatever your choice is, do not write a will. Because there will be no property or inheritors!

The land, the vegetation and the waters will be left, though too poisoned to sustain life. But which survivor (if at all) would like to inherit a poisoned estate?

Copyright ? 2002, all rights reserved

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