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Now would be the time to raise the alarm

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BBC: Nato leaders will approve major increases in its forces in eastern Europe at an emergency summit later, Nato's secretary general says, , ,

People say this is like the Cuban missile crisis. Deja vu. They are fooling themselves. The stakes are exponentially higher.

You know there is the myth afoot that nuclear war is survivable. It absolutely isn't!

If you did survive, you would soon wish you hadn't. We used to think we could survive a nuclear war (in the 1960s), and that was actually realistic. The bombs were fewer and smaller. We probably could have.

In a contemporary full scale nuclear war (which would be inevitable once one got started), thousands of firestorms would result from missiles raining down on two continents, creating a nuclear twilight that would last years. There would be no sunlight. Crops would fail, famine would be inevitable. The soot injected into the upper atmosphere by the bombfest would probably be lethally toxic, just as the ash (and initially the air) from the collapsed World Trade Center towers was laced with asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin, aluminum oxide, acid, glass and chromium etc. Radioactive fallout would contaminate the planet for thousands of years.

Remember acid rain? After a nuclear war, after the world population was reduced by, maybe 30% (?) the rain would eventually kill everything on land and would slowly poison the oceans.

No matter what your politics, if you ever wanted to rail about something (to get it out of your system and speak your mind), this would be the time, because the situation is, if Putin is backed into a corner by Nato forces building in Eastern Europe, and we have the usual pissing contest, except this time between superpowers, that would be a fulfillment of Putin's worst waking nightmare, the one he was, by his own weird logic, trying to avoid by taking over Ukraine!

If Putin feels cornered, he could easily play the nuclear card, and, given the United States history of first and only wartime detonation of a nuclear and atomic bomb, it's curtains folks.

Now is the time to raise the alarm and make a stink. Right now or we may miss our chance.

(Article changed on Mar 24, 2022 at 7:51 AM EDT)

(Article changed on Mar 24, 2022 at 7:54 AM EDT)

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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