Your Nukes Our Lives! Nuclear Warhead Facts!

Introduction

From 1940 to 1995, USA and Russia started the hectic race to acquire all kinds of weapons, especially nuclear weapons thinking that this would be a deterrent factor against each other. It’s true that Non-Proliferation Treaty helped a lot to eliminate as much nukes as possible, but there are still massive numbers of nukes spread around the world. Aside from all that, USA alone spent on the Nuclear Weapons Program much more than 5.8 Trillion from 1940 till 1995, an amount if used to feed the world, would eliminate starvation forever.

 Fortunately, Mr. Obama came now calling for a world free of nuclear weapons during his speech in Europe recently. He said: 'United States has a moral responsibility to act’. He called for a global summit to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons. This gesture is highly commendable of him, but the truth is we can’t just stop this nuclear campaign using words only. That’s why I wrote this topic to show even the slightest sign of protest.  I will cite below some horrible numbers and facts about these destructive weapons.

Diagram of Nuclear Warheads Around The World

From this diagram we can notice that several nuclear countries are not members of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty which is the most dangerous thing because they can escape censure in case of any nuke war. To illustrate more:

Israel: They never confirmed nor denied acquisition of nukes but estimations say they possess between 150 to 200 nuclear warheads.

North Korea: North Korea claimed openly they have nukes.

Iran: The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that there is secretive nuclear activity to make fissile, but so far, nobody is sure whether they succeeded or not to construct nukes. Still they have the required materials as national communities claim.

Syria: US officials have been striving to accuse Syria of covert nuke activities. A comprehensive inspection was overtaken by the International Atomic Agency who reported eventually that Syria is clean.

Of course, none of the above countries have ever declared exact number of warheads, and those are just rough speculations.

 

The Future!

Anyhow, or in anyway, nukes are dangerous and lethal to humanity no matter what the claim was. We have nukes now that are capable of destroying the earth several times. US alone has stockpile of nukes 92000 times bigger than Hiroshima-sized bombs. Now, aren’t global warming, rising of the sea level, emissions of thousands of tons of toxic gases in the atmosphere enough? Do we really need desperately to acquire a weapon that can destroy us all not to mention the very high expenses of manufacturing, storing, maintaining them? For example, the expenses that US spent on nuclear weapons program which is 5.8 trillion, if divided among everyone living in the US, equals more than $21000 per person. So, our main mission, as human beings, is to stop this madness and build better future to our next generations, better environment, clean water not a legacy of Nuclear Weapons and radioactive materials for God’s sake! We shall leave a garden not the waste land of Eliot!

Some studies show that there are traces till now of genetic disorder in Hiroshima and Nagasaki where some babies are born deformed with one eye, or having three arms etc. Genetic side is extremely dangerous to both humans and animals for no one can escape the consequences as radiation knows no boundaries. Some cancer stages were detected in Jordan because of the Israeli nuclear experiment in Naqab desert. The geologists have also ascribed the increase of tectonic as well as seismic activities to underground nuclear experiments which would lead to instability of earth crust. All these and governments insist to be arrogant by not declaring the imminent hazards.

Kids still suffering in Ukraine because of Chernobyl reactor explosion.
Kids still suffering in Ukraine because of Chernobyl reactor explosion.

Unfortunately, instead of dcreasing the amount of the deadly nukes around the world, we find Iran struggling to acquire nuke weapons as if we are in a race and as if the nukes will solve their problems! They incurred sanctions and gained enemies everywhere insisting on developing nuclear weapons! This is actually so sad and only the normal people will eventually suffer the consequesnces of our leaders. People, please understand that destroying others is the not the answer to everything. What ever happened to talking, negotiations, United nations...etc

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black 6 years ago

that sucks we need o make a change for once stand up for eachother


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

wow salt, such terrible fatcs!!! The fact is, our governments are driven by greed and lust of powers so no wonder!!! Thanks for commenting.


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salt 6 years ago from australia

thankyou - australia has just increased its mining of Uranium with most being mined by a company owned by the american, Mr Blue. I am unsure of the discussion that says, for us, it maybe safer for the uranium to be out of the ground.... One mine is being filtered through our water table, using over 100 million litres of this underground watertable per day, if I have my figures correct, whilst we are saying we are low on water resources in this country?


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Dear Tony, your words here are all true. Governments accumulate all kinds of weapons to serve only a selfish end, and who is the victim??? Us of course. Thanks for your support.


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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

I have to say that for me even one nuclear weapon is too many. There is no logic or reason, whatsoever in keeping them, even for a rainy day - they will just destroy what they are supposed to defend anyway, so WTF?

The old acronym for the so-called nuclear balance of terror was MAD, standing for Mutually Assured Destruction. I think it just stands for "mad", period!

And the point is that those who use the weapons will not be the only ones to suffer - the rest of us will also, whether or not we have such weapons in our arsenals. Its truly mad!

And it makes me mad that the powerful nations keep such weapons knowing that their destructiveness will harm the countries that don't have them and that have no say in the policies of the powerful (and not so powerful) nations that have them. The only hope is that all people continue to agitate for the removal of these evil things. The world cannot live under the shadow of nuclear destruction without damage to the psyches of all people.

See my Hub on Hiroshima: http://hubpages.com/politics/Hiroshima

Love and peace

Tony


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Dear GeneriqueMedia, I even agree leaving some for a rainy day, but not thousands and thousands and thousands... We have to be reasonable thats' all.


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Shamel--thanks for this eye opening article. :)

Unfortuantely, I'm a dyed in the wool American. ;) While I recognize that we look horrible for having the most nuclear weapons, our nation was messed with twice (WW I and WW II) and you know what happens when you awake a sleeping giant.

In truth, I'd love to see everyone abandon their nuclear arms. But I doubt North Korea, not to mention many of the other nations American politics label as "rogue nations" will be doing this anytime soon as well.

Russia sells its stock piles and trade secrets to the highest bidder. We just keep'em for a rainy day.

Sincerely,

G|M


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks rashedalbattah


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rashedalbattah 7 years ago

I fully support you in this endeavor dear.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Right, Thanks Jodi.


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

Great info. I agree it is necessary to raise awareness of our livlihood being better off without the presence of Nuclear weapons.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Right, that's what I hoped for. Away from our politicians whose main purpose is to accumulate money regardless of what they say on the election day, whose greed will lead us all to our fatefull end.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Yes, we're all in this together - regardless of race, gender and creed. :D


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Bunchee 7 years ago from Dubai, UAE

It is true and very sad that greed and power is the reason for humanity's sufferings. I hope lots of people will read this and join hands in spreading awareness to everyone!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks brother Cris.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I totally agree with you on this one. Having nuclear power, even in the most remote places, is still a threat to humanity. And i join you in raising the level of awareness of this potential living hell. Great hub!

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