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Monday, July 16, 2007

The Most Unholy Trinity

This day in history, July 16, 1945, the United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Almogordo, New Mexico. The code-name was Project Trinity and the test bomb fired was code-named "Gadget" Twenty one days later, on August 6th, the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima and three days later, on August 9th, the nuclear weapon "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki. These were the only two times in the history of mankind that nuclear weapons of this magnitude were dropped. And it was by the United States.

Today the Bush administration is attempting to build a national park on this site.

Today America and over fifteen other countries are using depleted uranium in their weapons

Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mairead Corrigan writes on the website, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

"On nuclear weapons, I believe people of the world have chosen abolishment, but the governments are ignoring the wishes of their people. So, we have entered the second nuclear arms race, led by current US Administration and being followed by many other countries. If our governments don’t, at this point in our history, take seriously their international obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to start decommissioning all nuclear weapons, there will be a serious proliferation within the next few years and we will truly be unable to abolish nuclear weapons. We will pass a frightful legacy to our children and grandchildren, a legacy of nuclear weapons and nuclear debt that will endanger them and their world. It is not only the next generation we will burden, but the cost of nuclear weapons in the past and today has robbed the materially poor of their rightful inheritance to be nurtured with basic rights of food, education and health care."

Sixty-two years ago today, the most UNHOLY Trinity was achieved.

It is now time for us all to work towards peace and a nuclear weapons free world.

Atomic Bomb: the effects
This footage is from the movie "Trinity and Beyond"!
The music is: "run", by snow patrol, from the album "final straw"

From the Great Law of PeaceSource: Nuclear Free News

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