This isn’t history. It’s happening now.
Hey, somebody please tell me this isn’t happening. Somebody please tell me this hasn’t been going on for months.
I just learned from one of my news sources this morning that the US has been bombing the great island of Hawaii, in the name of teaching the soldiers how to fly B2 bombers over Korea. And that this has been going on since October this year. Would somebody please get the facts straight for me?
After the stories were out about the sorts of testing that went on in Nevada from the 1950s through the 70s, the radiation our citizens were exposed to during that time, in the name of science, we maintained the rather smug belief we all had that this was a dark period of our history, brought on by the necessities of the Cold War, and that it would not be repeated again. After all, so we told ourselves, Nevada has large tracts of undeveloped real-estate that no one else wants. Besides, we had the excuse then that we did not know how high levels of radiation would affect large portions of our population. At least this is what we can tell ourselves as the stories still come out about the misery people are still dealing with as a result of those experiments.
But Hawaii? Hawaii is a series of tiny jewels in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with an ecosystem like no other in the world, and a dense population. According to my statistics, 160 thousand people live and work there year round, and on the large island – get the size from the Internet – about 1.5 million tourists from all over the world visit there every year.
So now, our army has chosen Pohakuloa, an area that is heavily infested with depleted uranium from past testing-to drop bombs out of B2 bombers. Instead of cleaning the area up, they are stirring up the pollution, so that our citizens can breathe it in.
The army is sending B2 bombers over the island, carrying a payload of what they call dummy bombs. These bombs are said to be inert-non-explosive. But each of these supposed inert bombs weighs 376 thousand pounds, and they are being dropped from 18 thousand feet above the mountains. And to add insult, the mayor of Hawaii, Harry Kim, was not told what our beloved army has been up to.
So now, if the bomb hits the intended target, DU laiden dust is kicked up into the air. And if it misses, and lands for instance on a playground, or on someone’s home, or a public school, or office building, it’s oh, so sorry, we’ll do better next time.
Here I thought Hawaii was one of our states and that the Hawaiians were honored citizens of this country, with all the rights and privileges that go with that.
Please, tell me this is not happening.