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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Banning The Bomb


There's been a small, low key demonstration in the Old Market Square highlighting the fact that it's been 67 years since the creation of the atomic bomb and that fateful day over Hiroshima, Japan back in 1945.

I'm not sure whether the general public are too bothered these days about the threat of nuclear war. Yes, there are several wars going on in the world today, but none of them have turned atomic yet. So perhaps the threat isn't there anymore, as the military use more conventional weapons against each other. Or maybe because most countries now own atomic bombs themselves, and everyone knows what they can do, that no leader is prepared to press that famous red button.