Kennedy authorized Operation Dominic, a total of thirty-six atomic atmospheric bomb blasts, over the Kiribati Islands. We dropped two on Japan, the so-called attackers of Pearl Harbor. They attacked the U.S. because we were occupying China at the time, with Britain selling opium to the masses, and the U.S. wanted to start selling it in Japan. Nonetheless, while Japan lost the war, they have managed to become the second largest economy in the world. Go Figure!
The Kiribati people started no war, but received thirty-six atomic bomb blasts. No one will convince me, or the public, that no radiation was present and did no harm to the environment. You know it has been buried in the web of history, because of the liability the U.S. government owes to the world--especially the Kiribati Islanders for the massive radiation poisoning. I assure you, it is ten times worse than Chernobyl and all the nuclear facility accidents, if they were combined into one event.
And today, the Kiribati people live in obscurity. They live in abject poverty. They can't even afford a representative to attend UN meetings. We didn't care about them during the cold war atomic bomb tests; why should we care about them now, when encroaching ocean waters will swallow the Islands before 2050, due to global warming?
How bad does the U.S. get? Instead of accepting their bad decisions of atomic testing, and paying for their environmental damage and havoc on the world, they bury it in history, with the hope that their crimes will never come to light. If America was an honest broker and took responsibilty, by paying for their crimes and helping the Kiribati people, perhaps, so-called rogue nations such as North Korea or Iran would see the real problem in making nuclear weapons.
First of all, you can't have a nuclear weapon unless you test it, and that is the trouble. Test where? Underground? You contaminate ground water aquafers. In the atmosphere? So radiation goes across the planet in every direction?
No, it wasn't Reagan, or Kennedy, or Bush, or anyone in the U.S. that won the cold war. It is, surely, a people we used, we bombed, we forgot about, we drove into poverty and continue to not recognize, while we plan to destroy them by not stopping global warming. Yeah, the Kiribati people.
The Who?? The KIRIBATI PEOPLE...on the Equator. The Kiribati Republic.
Come on, Senator What's-your-name...how about standing up for something that is right for a change?