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Author Topic: The nuclear INSANITY of the 1950s  (Read 2191 times)

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Re: The nuclear INSANITY of the 1950s
« on: July 02, 2015, 08:15:51 pm »
The Marshall Islands Tried to Keep the World’s Nuclear Powers Honest

The tiny republic knows the cost of nuclear weapons better than most

At the end of World War II, the United States took control of the Marshall Islands away from Japan. The area became an American Trust Territory. Washington quickly betrayed that trust.

In 1946, the Pentagon began testing nukes in the waters off the Marshall Islands. From ’46 to ’58, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear weapons in the waters. The Islands and its people have never been the same.


American scientists at the time viewed the Marshallese as test subjects for the effects of radiation poisoning. “That island is safe to live on but is by far the most contaminated place in the world and it will be very interesting to go back and get good environmental data,” one scientist noted during a meeting of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1956.

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“These people do not live … the way Westerners do — civilized people,” the scientist continued. “It is … also true that these people are more like us than mice.”

The Marshall Islands still aren’t completely habitable.

... the Marshall Islands brought litigation against nine nuclear powered countries — including America, Britain and Russia — back in 2014. The island republic filed nine separate cases in the international court of justice in The Hague.

The Marshallese filed a separate case against Washington in the American federal court system. The defense asked a federal judge to dismiss the case on the grounds that the Marshall Islands lacked the proper authority to file such a case.

Federal judge Jeffrey White agreed with the defense and dismissed the case on Feb. 3, 2015. Which is complete bullsh it. The Marshall Islands may lack nuclear arms, but it certainly has the moral authority to call out the nations who signed the NPT when they aren’t playing by the rules they agreed to.

Full article:
https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-marshall-islands-tried-to-keep-the-world-s-nuclear-powers-honest-de24b4966616

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