Trivialising The Nuclear Bomb

I understand the Japanese foreign minister’s intention, which is to fight the mentality that trivialises nukes as “just really big bombs”. The main perpetrators of that are North Korea and Iran. They’re like children waving loaded guns around not realising how dangerous they are. Hence the comments by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about Iran being able to withstand many bombs etc. etc. while Israel will be taken out by one.

I’d like to say to Mahmoud: in the case of a nuclear exchange, the ones taken out by the initial blasts are the lucky ones.

“Japan’s foreign minister has taken a swipe at the latest sequel of Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones blockbuster series for trivialising the devastation of a nuclear bomb blast.

“There was a scene in a hit movie last year in which the famous hero, facing a blast from a nuclear test, hid in a refrigerator,” Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone said in a speech against nuclear weapons.

“I was surprised by the movie’s lack of awareness of a nuclear bomb blast. A nuclear explosion destroys everything in an instant. I felt concern that this kind of easy-going image might spread around the world.”

The Minister did not identify the movie, but a foreign ministry official confirmed that it was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth in the hit series directed by Spielberg.

Two US atomic bombs dropped on Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities in August 1945 killed more than 210,000 people, instantly or in the following weeks. Japan surrendered less than a week later, ending World War II.”

‘Indiana Jones trivialises nuclear threat, says Japan’s foreign minister’,27574,25399707-23109,00.html

Special weapons for special leaders:

“The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran’s president has made a rare public call for producing the “special weapons” that are a monopoly of a few nations — a veiled reference to nuclear arms.

The Associated Press on Monday obtained a copy of a book written by Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi in which he wrote Iran should not deprive itself of the right to produce these “special weapons.”

Iran’s government, as well as its clerical hierarchy, has repeatedly denied the country is seeking nuclear weapons, as alleged by the U.S. and its allies.”

‘Iran cleric wants ‘special weapons’ to deter enemy’

The wayward wisdom of Iran’s supposed president:

“Do you think you are dealing with a four-year-old child?” ~ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

10 July, 2010

One Response to Trivialising The Nuclear Bomb

  1. Pingback: A Nuclear Iran Cannot Be Contained « simonjmeath

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