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A Veil of Mass Destruction

June 22, 2011

Daniel Ellsberg, assistant secretary of defense in the Kennedy administration, in his article:  A Hundred Holocausts: An Insider’s Window Into U.S. Nuclear Policy:

“The total death toll as calculated by the Joint Chiefs, from a U.S. first strike aimed primarily at the Soviet Union and China, would be roughly 600 million dead. A hundred Holocausts. ”

Recently in France, Belgium, Spain, and Canada, citizens and politicians alike, have awaken and echoed Ellsberg’s warning:

 “Western civilization is in danger.”

“A dire threat to western civilization.”

“They are destroying our values.”

Only they were sounding the alarm about the imminent  danger of muslim women’s veil and not the policies of nuclear deterrence adopted by the West in general and the U.S. in particular. That running policy that is based on the idea of annihilating most of your enemy’s population, not to mention rendering the planet perhaps  uninhabitable for decades. Absorb the moral and cultural implication of that Western policy for a minute.

With policies and principles like nuclear deterrence that is purely its own brain child, the West does not have the moral authority to lecture any one about violence. Perhaps it should try first and lift the hate induced  thick veil of ignorance that is plaguing its own culture of mass annihilation.