The Nuclear Threat: Re-Visited


Editorial- 05.03.02


The threat of Nuclear War has not diminshed.
The 21st century, instead of ushering in an era of global peace and prosperity, has instead brought in just the opposite.
We now live in times where the threat of regional and global thermonuclear warfare is greater and more likely now than at any other time in our history.
The people and institutions who promulgate and promote this madness- the US Depts of War, Intellegence and the Defense Contractors and Corporations who make billions in profit- are clinically INSANE and are black, dark powers and principalities of EVIL who have no longer any place on this planet. Their time is up, as they and their worldview and value system should have died out completely 30 years ago!
The Bush Administration's 2003 Defense Budget calls for an obscene $400 billion in military spending. By constrast, this sum is greater than the combined total military budgets of the next 15 highest nations in defense spending in the world as referenced below:

Countries______________Military Budget

  • 1. UNITED STATES..............$396.1 BILLION

    2. Russia..........................$60 Billion
    3. China...........................$42.0 Billion
    4. Japan...........................$40.4 Billion
    5. United Kingdom..................$34.0 Billion
    6. Saudi Arabia....................$27.2 Billion
    7. France..........................$25.3 Billion
    8. Germany.........................$21.0 Billion
    9. Brazil..........................$17.9 Billion
    10. India..........................$15.6 Billion
    11. Italy..........................$15.5 Billion
    12. South Korea....................$11.8 Billion
    13. Iran...........................$9.1 Billion
    14. Israel.........................$9.0 Billion
    15. Taiwan.........................$8.2 Billion

  • Meanwhile, nearly 17% of all children in the USA live in poverty. 85% of US Public schools are in need of upgrade and repair. By contrast, the US Federal Budget for Education in the USA is only $81 billion.
    Such priorities geared towards death and destruction instead of towards life, liberty and enhancement of the human condition have absolutely NO PLACE in an advanced/evolving human civilization for the 21st century.
    I urge ALL Americans to immediately Stop paying their taxes to the US federal government, to confront (by force if necessary) the businesses and corporations who are profiting from building the Global Gas Oven, and to vote out of office all local, state and federal officials who are complicite in any way shape or form with the Supreme Terrorists and Genocidal Maniacs who comprise the US Military


    Steve Jones
    Colorado FIRST STRIKE Project
    P.O. Box 1141
    Boulder, Colorado
    80306
    USA

    E-Mail: jonah576@yahoo.com

    Website: Colorado FIRST STRIKE Project

    SOURCES:

    1. Nuclear Policy Research Institute
    c/o Dr. Helen Caldicott
    3250 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, California
    90010-1438
    USA

    ***Book- The New Nuclear Danger, by Helen Caldicott

    Website: http://www.nuclearpolicy.org

    2. Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
    c/o Bruce Gagnon
    P.O. Box 90083
    Gainesville, Florida
    32607
    USA

    Website: http://space4peace.org
    OR http://www.circlevision.org/s4p.html

    3. Citizens for Peace in Space
    c/o Bill Sulzman
    P.O. Box 915
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    80901
    USA

    Website Reference: Citizens for Peace in Space

    4. Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmerment
    22 Edmund St
    Bradford, United Kingdom
    BD5 OBH
    European Union

    Website: http://www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org/yspace

    5. Sacred Earth and Space Plowshares
    Website: http://www.nrec.org/plowshares.html

    6. Nukewatch/ Progressive Foundation
    P.O. Box 649
    Luck, Wisconsin
    54853
    USA

    Website: http://www.nukewatch.com

    7. Jonah House
    1301 Moreland Ave
    Baltimore, Maryland
    21216
    USA

    Website Reference: Jonah House

    8. The Nuclear Resister
    c/o Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa
    P.O. Box 43383
    Tucson, Arizona
    85733
    USA

    Website: http://www.nonviolence.org/nukeresister

    9. Federation of American Scientists
    1717 'K' St- NW- #209
    Washington, DC
    20036
    USA

    Nuclear Resource Website: http://www.fas.org/nuke/links.htm

    10. Center for Defense Information
    1779 Massachussetts Ave- NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    USA

    Website: http://www.cdi.org

    11. Greenpeace USA- Nuclear
    702 'H' St- NW
    Washington, DC
    20001
    USA

    Website: http://www.greenpeace.org/~nuclear

    12. Anti-Nuclear Links: A-Z
    Website: http://www.prop1.org/prop1/azantink.htm