Atom bomb was a crime against all
If a North Korean missile causes radiation fallout in the Pacific (or anywhere on the planet) isn’t that a crime against all of us, all humanity?
But, then, the first detonation of a nuclear weapon was a crime conducted by the United States Army at 5:29am on July 16, 1945, with the blessing of the political leadership.
Many scientists — including those involved in the creation of the atom bomb — did not support it, knowing the destruction it could cause. In 1955, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell signed a manifesto, highlighting the danger posed by nuclear weapons.
Three years later, Linus Pauling presented the United Nations with a petition, signed by more than 11,000 scientists, calling for an end to nuclear-weapon testing. Alison Hackett
Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin