Anyone... like Truman?Using nuclear weapons is beyond insane. Any nation, Israel or Iran, using nukes, will go down in history along side Hitler.
That depends -entirely- on how many nukes are used.The amount of damage and collateral damage will be felt all around the world.
The areas nuked will be unliveable for generations, the people damaged for generations. The winds will take the fallout across the planet, over land making food for billions and cause mass starvation and death.
The US and USSR tested nukes for decades. Some of them where very big and very dirty. What environmental impact was there on the US?If you think that Israel nuking Iran or visa versa wont have environmental impact on the US.. think again. Even the fall out from Chernobyl reached the US.
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“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” - Lao Tzu
At the current rate of proliferation it seems inevitable that they will be used in a future conflict.Using nuclear weapons is beyond insane.
the US didn't, much to your chagrin I'm sure.Any nation, Israel or Iran, using nukes, will go down in history along side Hitler.
depends on the weapon, weather, and geography.The amount of damage and collateral damage will be felt all around the world.
then why didn't this doomsday happen in 1945? That's right, because those nuclear weapons weren't very powerful. I doubt Israel would drop bombs to annihilate itself in the process, buts it possible if Iran were to attempt a total destruction of Israel. Afterall Israel did prep such weapons to be used on Egypt via trucks during their conflict as a saftey precaution.The areas nuked will be unliveable for generations, the people damaged for generations. The winds will take the fallout across the planet, over land making food for billions and cause mass starvation and death.
And size... and where... and what winds there are at the time...That depends -entirely- on how many nukes are used.
Who knows. Seriously, you expect the government of the US, USSR, Britain, France and China to admit that their nuclear testing (above ground) had environmental effects on civilian areas, let alone in the areas they nuked?The US and USSR tested nukes for decades. Some of them where very big and very dirty. What environmental impact was there on the US?
Why take nuclear testing underground if there was no environmental problems? Last US above ground nuke was in 1962, last US nuke test in 1992.. why go underground? The Russians did the same. As did the Brits, French and Chinese?
I aint saying that there will be environmental damage to the US, but I am saying that there is a real possibility depending on size, where and when (wind wise) any nuclear explosion in Iran or Israel above ground. Chernobyl, a non explosion, covered most of Europe (to Southern France) with fallout and we are still seeing the impact of that today. Odd animal births (2 heads, 3 legs and so on) are just some of the issues that have been recorded in countries close to Ukraine.
But regardless that, the environmental damage to the region will impact the US financially, especially on the oil front. Remember Europe can live with high oil prices far better than the US can, as we have seen when oil was 130+ dollars a barrel. Thats not saying we will be immune though. As for the enviormental damage to places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and onwards, the whole Gulf region not to mention Eastern Europe and Northern Africa could easily be effected. We are talking about a very large portion of the worlds population.
But it all depends on wind, size and where.. and amount.
As for Iran's nuke"uller" program I suspect they intend to be in a position where sometime in the future they can easily turn their "peaceful program" into a full blown arms program. All they need is the right stimulus and propaganda as justification. Then they will blame others for "forcing" them to make weapons to "defend" their peace loving selves. E.G. US aggression or israeli nukes, or [insert excuse here].
Times running out Europe. Your children will ask why you were so blind to the obvious dangers of nuclear proliferation.
of course YOU don't. You are far to anti-american to render worthy opinions on anything American. But I'm sure you know that, as well as most on this board, already.When I think of Truman, I dont think of him as a great leader than won WW2, but as the man who nuked Japan to end WW2.
not for propaganda purposes as you would like, no. The US has paid civilians in the Marshall Islands for their suffering. Perhaps you should look into what reparations have been made instead of whining about events that you know little about.Who knows. Seriously, you expect the government of the US, USSR, Britain, France and China to admit that their nuclear testing (above ground) had environmental effects on civilian areas, let alone in the areas they nuked?