[ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Thu Aug 12 15:31:45 CDT 2010
Different situation, because there was already a hot war (as opposed to
a cold war) going on. The existence of atomic weapons on the other side
would have likely lead to less deliberation before use, not more. Of
course, by the time the A bombs were available, the Axis powers lacked a
viable means to use them strategically, and those weapons would have
been hard to use tactically.
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Demetrios
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 12:37 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie
Should we not include Truman? After all, he "unleashed" his weapons
because he was not afraid of "the cosequenses of retaliation". This is a
prime example in favour of nuclear balance.
THEAGENEIO Anticancer Hospital
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From: "Shane Connor" <webmaster at ki4u.com>
To: <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:27 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie
> The Hitler's and Stalin's of the world, today and tomorrow, will only
> dissuaded by the consequences of retaliation if they dared to unleash
> theirs. Our "will to win and capacity to survive" doesn't equate with
> eagerness to start it, but does help deter others temptations to do
> Do I wish there were no nukes anywhere, sure, as most would, but
> reality is they are here, and will likely still be, at least as long
> your children and mine are alive. So, how best to survive them, if any
> do get unleashed, IMO, needs to also be a prime concern for us all.
> My beef with disarmament movement is that they have derided public
> Civil Defense for decades as being futile & ineffective, as seen
> They are, in that respect, like a group of activists trying to ban &
> cars, because they kill so many each year, and to support their agenda
> have duped everybody into thinking that using their seat belts &
> won't help make them any safer in the meantime. That'd be ludicrous.
> Tens of thousands, or more, could perish needlessly from lack of basic
> knowledge of the effectiveness of 'duck & cover' and fallout
> having been duped by decades of disarmament movement pushing all
> their myths of nuclear un-survivability. The tragic irony here will be
> the sincere activists just wanting to save lives from nukes, had
> helped make everyone even more vulnerable to perishing from them!
> That'll be an 'inconvenient truth' of 'unintended consequences' none
> them will be very proud of then.
> Shane Connor
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> [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Mark
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:12 PM
> at health.phys.iit.edu
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie
> So are you saying he was wise ....or insane??
> With regard to the - lets face it - armageddon of nuclear war, I would
> have thought the most important thing would not be "the will to win"
> "the will to survive", but the will to avoid it in the first place.
> Mark Holmes | Medical Physicist | Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand |
> at southerndhb.govt.nz
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