GREENPEACE NEWS - NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
The GREENPEACE organization, at 1436 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, has sent us information on their Nuclear Disarmament Campaign. Here is some of the information provided: The U.S. plans to spend $40 billion over the next ten years on R&D related to nuclear weapons. France and China plan to introduce new, more powerful nuclear weapons. So are the U.S. and Russia. The Indian government will not sign the test ban treaty because India still wants to have laboratory experiments.
The known nuclear weapons are the following: U.S. 1,030; Commonwealth of Independent States (the old USSR) 715; France 210; U.K. 45; China 45; India 1. Other countries not listed but who have nuclear weapons capability are Israel and South Africa. Countries known to be working on nuclear weapons include Iran and North Korea. GREENPEACE states that the time has come for world-wide nuclear disarmament and that the U.S. should lead the way.
Wars are fought over mineral rights. The line between North and South Korea bisects the worlds largest tungsten deposit. The Viet Nam war was really about the oil fields in the South China Sea. Hitler sought to expand Germany into the oil fields of southeast Europe and to obtain other natural resources. The latest, the Persian Gulf War was to protect U.S. interests in the oil imports from the Middle East.
The best way to prevent nuclear war, or any other kind of war, is to make energy and scarce elements available to everyone. That objective is now in sight. For example, the Plasma-Injected Transmutation inventions will provide for enormous amounts of thermal energy to be produced and will allow for the making of scarce elements from plentiful elements. In addition, this new technology also provides a means by which some types of radioactive wastes can be cleaned up by fissioning the radioactive elements into stable elements. If GREENPEACE wants the world to be green and peaceful, they should support this and other new energy developments.
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Feb. 8, 1997.