Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα America. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων
Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα America. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων

Δευτέρα, Αυγούστου 14, 2017

Σάββατο, Αυγούστου 12, 2017

Δευτέρα, Αυγούστου 07, 2017

Two-Thirds of US Citizens Favor Sending Troops to Defend Seoul From N. Korea

Troops to Defend Seoul From N. Korea
Nearly two-thirds of US citizens support the idea of sending US troops to South Korea to protect the country in the event of an attack from North Korea, a fresh survey revealed on Monday.

Tillerson: US to Respond to Russia's Ouster of Diplomats

he asked Lavrov "several clarifying questions"
US Secretary of State said Washington will respond by Sept. 1 to Russia's move to force a major reduction in American diplomatic staff, a move that echoed former President Barack Obama's action to kick out Russian diplomats for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 American election.

Τετάρτη, Απριλίου 05, 2017

Φοβερή προσβολή κατά της ανθρωπότητας

«Φρικτή» και «αποκρουστική» χαρακτήρισε την επίθεση με χημικά όπλα στη Συρία ο Αμερικανός πρόεδρος Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, κάνοντας λόγο για «φοβερή προσβολή κατά της ανθρωπότητας».

Δευτέρα, Οκτωβρίου 27, 2014

EU politicians not unanimous over Ukraine's future after parliamentary elections

German government considers those elections an important step towards stability, whereas an Italian politician and journalist Giulietto Chiesa believes that stability in Ukraine is still very far away ...

MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Ukraine’s newly-elected parliament is unlikely to restore Ukraine to stability, Italian politician and journalist, Giulietto Chiesa, has told TASS.
“Stability is still very far away. Apparently, after the elections the prevailing presence of right-wing parties inside the Verkhovna Rada will be used as a pretext for an offensive (against Donetsk and Luhansk regions),” Chiesa said.

He voiced the fear that Ukrainian politicians will be inviting pro-Western forces to join the conflict. “There is Poland and there are the Baltic republics. Apparently, there are people who may be preparing all this,” he said.

Chiesa sees the United States as the main actor in the Ukrainian conflict. “It has engineered the crisis in Ukraine to provoke Russia. It has used Ukraine as a big stick in order to break Russia,” he believes. “The aim has not been achieved yet, so it will be moving further on. I have the impression that the US leadership is determined to stop at nothing.”
A solution of the Ukrainian crisis may be achieved “only if Europe develops the awareness of the danger looming over it, because it would be an operation not just against Russia, but against Europe as well.” 

On the other hand, “there will be no stopping the Americans as long as Europe fails to offer a different response.”
Chiesa said, however, that the West was no longer unanimous in its attitude to the Ukrainian crisis and in Europe there were tangible forces eager to cooperate with Russia.
For instance, “practically all leading companies in Italy are against anti-Russian sanctions.” “The Italian government is moving in one direction, while the business people proceed along a very different road,” he added.

Ukraine elections results “important step towards stabilization”

Germany’s government considers an apparently sweeping victory for Ukrainian pro-Europe parties in Sunday's parliamentary elections as “an important step towards stabilization” of the country, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Monday.
The vote showed people’s trust in President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Seibert said, noting that Ukrainian citizens explicitly voted for a new start without extremist or populist presence in the government.
Seibert expressed regret that the vote did not take place in every part of the country's east and called on Russia to influence people’s militia in order to ensure that the planned local elections in Ukraine’s eastern regions can be carried out in accordance with Ukrainian laws and under international supervision. 

Russia hopes the new government will work for the interests of the people

Russia hopes that the new government of Ukraine will launch nationwide dialogue in line with the Minsk agreements, Russian Foreign Minister added.
“We presume that the government will also pay attention to its commitments under the Minsk agreements, such as launching a broad nationwide dialogue involving all the regions, political forces of the country to carry out a constitutional reform that has been promised a long time ago but has not still begun,” Lavrov stressed.
Moscow also hopes that the new Ukrainian government’s efforts will be aimed at working for the interests of the country’s people, Russian Foreign Minister told TASS.
“We wait for the final results. We hope that the election of the new Verkhovna Rada will make it operatively form the government, which will not be aimed at continuing heightening confrontation moods in the society and in Russia but which will be constructive and directed at working with Russia that is indispensable to meet the interests of the Ukrainian people,” Lavrov said.
“Particularly, the solution of social and economic problems and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which in addition to the ceasefire and the disengagement of the parties, the withdrawal of heavy weaponry, envision priority attention to humanitarian problems in Donbass and mobilizing efforts for the restoration of the economy and infrastructure in the south-east,” he concluded. 

People’s Front leading in parliamentary polls in Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front is leading the elections to the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, with 21.58%.
A total of 60.2% of data from polling stations have been handled.
The Petro Poroshenko Bloc party is the second with 21.41%.
The Samopomich (Self-Help) party headed by mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy comes third getting 11.16%. The Opposition Bloc led by Yuriy Boyko has 9.92%, Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party has 7.35% and the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has 5.64%.
Voting turnout in the early parliamentary elections reached 52.42%. In 2012 the turnout was 57.98%.

Δευτέρα, Σεπτεμβρίου 29, 2014

US-led airstrikes fail to deter ISIS advance

US-led coalition air raids targeted areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group Monday, but the group continue to advance on the strategic town of Kobani.

Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the Islamic State extremist group last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said coalition forces hit IS group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, facilities overnight in Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour provinces. It said there were casualties, including civilians, but did not have exact figures.

Meanwhile, IS group fighters closed in Monday to within only a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey, despite continued airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

The jihadists managed to advance within five kilometres (three miles) of the strategic Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, the Observatory said.

The Britain-based monitoring group said it was the closest IS group militants had come to the town since they began advancing toward it nearly two weeks ago.

The jihadists fired at least 15 rockets at the town centre, killing at least one person, as they advanced, the Observatory said, adding that other rockets hit the Syrian-Turkish border.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s government said it would ask parliament to debate joining the coalition against the jihadists operating on the country’s doorstep from as early as Thursday.

Civilian casualties

One of the coalition strikes hit a grain silo in the extremist-held town of Manbij in Aleppo province, setting it ablaze. Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the strike on the grain silo killed civilians, but he didn’t have an exact number.

“They killed only civilians there, workers at the site. There was no ISIS inside,” he said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group. The airstrikes “destroyed the food that was stored there.”

US military says it targeted IS vehicles adjacent to grain storage facility in Syria and that there was no evidence of civilian casualties.

Strikes touch Turkish border, Syria’s largest gas plant

In Deir el-Zour province, a strike overnight attributed to the coalition hit the entrance to the Conoco gas plant, Syria’s largest, according to the Observatory, although the facility itself was not damaged.

More raids Monday morning struck the town of Tel Abyad on the Syria-Turkey border, according to a resident on the Turkish side on the frontier.

Mehmet Ozer told The Associated Press by telephone that the raids had hit an abandoned military base and an empty school, sending pillars of smoke and dust into the air. He said Islamic State fighters cleared out of the military base about three or four months ago.

“They (the coalition) must not have fresh intelligence,” Ozer said.

Two shells from the fighting on the Syrian side of the border landed on Turkish soil in the town of Suruc, an AP journalist on the frontier said. Turkey’s military moved tanks away from the army post in the area, positioning them instead on a hill overlooking the border.

IS attacks continue despite mobilised international community

The IS group has seized control of a huge chunk of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and has declared the establishment of a self-styled caliphate ruled by its strict interpretation of Shariah law.

Its brutal tactics, which include mass killings and beheadings, have helped galvanize the international community to react with military intervention.

The US-led campaign aims to roll back the extremists’ gains in Syria and Iraq, and ultimately to destroy the group.

The coalition includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan. Several European countries also are contributing to US efforts to strike the IS in Iraq, including France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Britain.

However, despite the international efforts, Islamic State fighters have pressed ahead with their offensive against Syria’s Kurds in the city of Ayn Arab, also known as Kobani, on the Turkish border.

Ismet Sheikh Hassan, a senior official in the Kobani region for the Kurdish militia, said the extremists fired rockets and tank shells at the city from the southeast, while some 1,000 militants amassed to the west. He said a 50-year-old woman was killed by the shelling.

More than 100,000 people have fled across the border to Turkey to escape the onslaught, while the US-led coalition on Saturday targeted the attacking Islamic State fighters for the first time to try to stem their advance.

Civilian casualties in airstrikes

The purported civilian casualties in Manbij would add to the 19 civilians that the Observatory says have already been killed in the coalition airstrikes. The Observatory gathers its information from a network of activists across Syria.

On Sunday, Human Rights Watch said that it had confirmed the deaths of at least seven civilians- two women and five children from apparent US missile strikes on Sept. 23 in the village of Kafr Derian in Idlib province. The New York-based group said two men were also killed in the strikes, but that they may have been militants.

It based its conclusions on conversations with three local residents.

“The United States and its allies in Syria should be taking all feasible precautions to avoid harming civilians,” said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The US government should investigate possible unlawful strikes that killed civilians, publicly report on them, and commit to appropriate redress measures in case of wrongdoing.”
(FRANCE 24 with AP, AFP)



Τρίτη, Σεπτεμβρίου 23, 2014

Obama vows more strikes on ISIL in Syria. (the US is not fighting alone)

US President Barack Obama has said that the participation of five Arab nations in Syria airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone".
In a short statement on Tuesday, hours after the first US-led airstrikes hit the group's headquarters in eastern Syria, Obama vowed to continue the fight, which he said was vital to the security of the United States, the Middle East and the world.

"Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people," Obama said on Tuesday before leaving the White House for the United Nations in New York.
He said the joint fight against ISIL would take time, pledging to build more international support for the effort.
He added that the US was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates in conducting the strikes.

'Lengthy campaign'
The US-led military coalition launched the airstrikes early on Tuesday, pounding strongholds of the ISIL fighters across northern and eastern Syria.
The opening salvo hit in what Obama warned to be a lengthy campaign aiming to defeat the group who have seized control of a huge swath of territory spanning the Syria-Iraq border.
The air campaign expanded to also hit al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, known as the al-Nusra Front, which has fought against ISIL. Washington considers it a terror group threatening the US.
Syria's Foreign Ministry said Washington told Damascus' envoy to the United Nations of the impending raids shortly before they began. It also said US Secretary of State John Kerry passed a message through Iraq's foreign minister to Syria's top diplomat to inform Damascus of the plans.
John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon, said on Tuesday that more than 160 munitions were fired on ISIL targets in Syria. He said that the US had no indication so far that any civilians were killed during the strikes, adding that assessments were under way.

Strikes on training compounds
The US and five Arab countries began their airstrikes on the group's targets in Syria around 3 am on Tuesday Syrian time. 
Bahrain and the UAE confirmed the Gulf role, saying their air forces struck "terrorist sites and positions."
A Jordanian government spokesman also confirmed his country's air forces took part, accusing the ISIL of trying to infiltrate its borders.
"We will not hesitate to take further actions to target and kill terrorists who are trying to attack our country," said Mohammad al-Momani, a government spokesman.
The strikes hit the group's training compounds and command centers, storage facilities and vehicles in its de facto capital Raqqa, in northeastern Syria, and the surrounding province as well as the stretch of territory controlled by the group in eastern Syria leading to the Iraqi border, including the areas of Deir el-Zour, Abu Kamal and Hasaka, according to US officials.

'Silently slaughtered'
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 70 ISIL fighters were killed and more than 300 wounded in Raqqa and the east. The Observatory has a network of activists around the country.
Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Observatory, said about 22 airstrikes hit Raqqa province in addition to 30 in Deir el-Zour province.
Among the targets was a military air base captured by the extremists in the town of Tabqa and the town of Tel Abyad on the border with Turkey, the Observatory and another media collective reported.
The collective, entitled "Raqqa is being silently slaughtered," said the strikes also hit the governorate headquarters in Raqqa and the Brigade 93 Syrian army base, both controlled by the Islamic State group.
Further west, the strikes hit the village of Kfar Derian, a al-Nusra Front stronghold.
Around a dozen al-Nusra Front fighters were killed as well as 10 civilians, according to two activists based in nearby Aleppo, Mohammed al-Dughaim and Abu Raed. One of the group's best snipers, known as Abu Youssef al-Turki, was among those killed, al-Dughaim said.
An amateur video posted online on Tuesday shows explosions said to be from airstrikes going off at night in an open area near Kfar Derian. Another video taken in daylight shows locals standing on a massive, dusty pile of shattered concrete blocks and twisted rebar. Some villagers can be seen standing on a rooftop next door gazing at the wreckage.

Σάββατο, Μαΐου 31, 2014

Full Obama Statement on Prisoner Release

President Barack Obama broke the news Saturday that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's was released by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. Here is the president's statement, as released by the White House:

Statement by the President on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl:
"Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for nearly five years.

On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal.

Today we also remember the many troops held captive and who remain missing or unaccounted for in America’s past wars. Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield. And as we find relief in Bowe’s recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with those other Americans whose release we continue to pursue.

"For his assistance in helping to secure our soldier's return, I extend my deepest appreciation to the Emir of Qatar. The emir’s personal commitment to this effort is a testament to the partnership between our two countries. The United States is also grateful for the support of the government of Afghanistan throughout our efforts to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s release.

"This week the United States renewed its commitment to the Afghan people and made clear that we will continue to support them as their chart their own future. The United States also remains committed to supporting an Afghan-led reconciliation process as the surest way to achieve a stable, secure, sovereign, and unified Afghanistan. While we are mindful of the challenges, it is our hope Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery could potentially open the door for broader discussions among Afghans about the future of their country by building confidence that it is possible for all sides to find common ground."  


Κυριακή, Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2013

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document...

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe.
A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.

The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster of monumental proportions when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on 23 January 1961. 

The bombs fell to earth after a B-52 bomber broke up in mid-air, and one of the devices behaved precisely as a nuclear weapon was designed to behave in warfare: its parachute opened, its trigger mechanisms engaged, and only one low-voltage switch prevented untold carnage.

Each bomb carried a payload of 4 megatons – the equivalent of 4 million tons of TNT explosive. Had the device detonated, lethal fallout could have been deposited over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and as far north as New York city – putting millions of lives at risk......http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/usaf-atomic-bomb-north-carolina-1961

  • Comment les Etats-Unis ont échappé de peu à une bombe H...

Un rapport déclassifié révélé par le Guardian montre qu'une bombe atomique a failli exploser en Caroline du Nord en 1961.

Une bombe atomique américaine 260 fois plus puissante que celle d’Hiroshima a failli exploser en janvier 1961 en Caroline du Nord (Est des Etats-Unis), rapporte samedi le quotidien britannique The Guardian en citant un document américain «déclassifié».

Selon le rapport secret sur cet événement, un bombardier B-52 s’est disloqué en vol le 23 janvier 1961, laissant échapper deux bombes Mark 39 à hydrogène au-dessus de Goldsboro, une ville de Caroline du Nord. «L’une des deux bombes s’est comportée exactement de la manière dont une bombe nucléaire est censée le faire» quand elle est larguée intentionnellement: «son parachute s’est ouvert et le processus de mise feu s’est enclenché», révèle le quotidien.

«Un simple interrupteur à faible voltage fonctionnant comme une dynamo, a évité aux Etats-Unis une catastrophe» en empêchant la bombe d’exploser, a ainsi écrit Parker F. Jones, un ingénieur qui travaillait dans les laboratoires nationaux de Sandia, chargés d’élaborer les mécanismes de sécurité pour les bombes nucléaires. Auteur du rapport sur les événements qui a été écrit huit ans après, il a souligné que trois des quatre dispositifs de sécurité n’ont pas fonctionné.
Des millions de vies en danger

La catastrophe aurait pu affecter les villes de Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphie et même New York, mettant «des millions de vies en danger», note le quotidien. A l’époque, l’incident a donné lieu à d’intenses spéculations quant à sa gravité, mais les autorités américaines ont toujours nié que des vies américaines aient été menacées en raison de mesures de sécurité insuffisantes.

«La bombe MK 39 Mod 2 ne possédait pas les mécanismes de sécurité appropriés pour un usage aéroporté à bord d’un B-52», conclut l’ingénieur dans ce rapport intitulé «Goldsboro revisité, ou comment j’ai appris à me méfier de la bombe H» - en référence au sous-titre du film de Stanley Kubrick, «Docteur Folamour». Ce rapport a été obtenu par le journaliste Eric Schlosser, qui a utilisé le Freedom of information act pour accéder à des documents encore secrets dans le cadre d'une enquête pour son livre sur la course à l'armement nucléaire, Command and Control.

Des documents similaires obtenus par Schlosser montrent qu’au «moins 700 accidents significatifs et incidents impliquant 1.250 armes nucléaires ont été enregistrés entre 1950 et 1968» par le gouvernement.
  • EEUU estuvo cerca de detonar una bomba atómica por accidente en 1961...Dos bombas de hidrógeno cayeron sobre la ciudad de Goldsboro desde un bombardero de las Fuerzas Aéreas estadounidenses...

La aviación estadounidense estuvo a punto de detonar de forma accidental una bomba nuclear de cuatro megatones sobre Carolina del Norte (Estados Unidos) en 1961, según documentos desclasificados divulgados hoy por The Guardian.

El 23 de enero de 1961, dos bombas de hidrógeno Mark 39 cayeron accidentalmente sobre la ciudad de Goldsboro desde un bombardero de las Fuerzas Aéreas estadounidenses, modelo B-52, que sufrió una avería en pleno vuelo cuando sobrevolaba ese estado norteamericano.

Según la información publicada por el rotativo británico, cada uno de los dos explosivos que cayeron tenían una potencia 260 veces superior que la bomba lanzada contra Hiroshima (Japón) en 1945 y uno de ellos comenzó el proceso de detonación.

Aunque el Gobierno de EE UU había reconocido anteriormente que se produjo ese accidente, nunca ha hecho público lo cerca que el artefacto estuvo de ser detonado por accidente y, en cambio, siempre ha negado que se hubieran puesto en peligro vidas de ciudadanos debido a fallos en los sistemas de seguridad.

Al averiarse el avión, una de las bombas descendió del aparato de igual manera que si hubiera sido activada a propósito y fue un interruptor de bajo voltaje el que finalmente logró evitar que el artefacto explosionara y ocasionara, según The Guardian, una catástrofe de dimensiones monumentales......http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2013/09/21/actualidad/1379755283_262457.html
  • Nel 1961 gli Usa di Kennedy sfiorarono l'olocausto nucleare....

In North Carolina, tre giorni dopo l'elezione di Kennedy, una bomba atomica cadde da un B 52 spezzato in volo: se non esplose fu solo per un piccolo interruttore che non si accese.

Tre giorni dopo l’insediamento di John F. Kennedy alla Casa Bianca gli Stati Uniti arrivarono a un soffio dall’olocausto nucleare in North Carolina: solo un interruttore a basso voltaggio impedì a un ordigno atomico Marc 39 a idrogeno, sganciato per errore, di esplodere nelle vicinanze del villaggio di Faro provocando una carneficina potenzialmente peggiore di Hiroshima.

Un documento ottenuto dal giornalista investigativo Eric Schlosser sulla base del Freedom of Indormation Act è stato pubblicato oggi sul sito americano del Guardian. La bomba sarebbe stata 260 volte più potente di quella che distrusse la città giapponese alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale. Il 23 gennaio 1961 un bombardiere B52 partito dalla base di Goldsboro si spezzò in volo e uno dei due ordigni che aveva a bordo funzionò esattamente come avrebbe dovuto funzionare una bomba a idrogeno in guerra: si aprì il paracadute e i meccanismi per dar via all’esplosione entrarono in funzione. Il disastro irrimediabile non ci fu solo perché un banale interruttore impedì la strage. Ogni bomba aveva un carico di 4 megatoni: se la bomba fosse esplosa il suo "fallout" radioattivo si sarebbe potuto depositare su Washington, Filadelfia, New York, mettendo a rischio la vita di milioni di persone......http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/esteri/nel-1961-usa-kennedy-sfiorarono-lolocausto-nucleare-952100.html
  • Zeitung: Atombombe wäre 1961 beinahe über Amerika explodiert...Katastrophe knapp verhindert...

21.09.2013 · Nur knapp sind die Vereinigten Staaten 1961 einer selbstverschuldeten Katastrophe entgangen. Laut einem Zeitungsbericht wäre beinahe eine Wasserstoffbombe über North Carolina explodiert.

Auf dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Krieges sind die Vereinigten Staaten offenbar nur knapp einer selbstverschuldeten Katastrophe entgangen: Beinahe wäre 1961 eine Wasserstoffbombe von der 260fachen Stärke der Hiroshima-Bombe nach einer schweren Flugzeugpanne über North Carolina explodiert, berichtete der britische „Guardian“ am Samstag unter Berufung auf ein kürzlich freigegebenes Geheimdokument der amerikanischen Regierung. Erst im letzten Moment habe ein Sicherheitsschalter die Explosion verhindert.

Am 23. Januar 1961 brach den Angaben zufolge ein B-52-Langstreckenbomber der amerikanischen Luftwaffe bei einem Routineflug über der Stadt Goldsboro in der Luft auseinander. Die Maschine hatte zwei Atombomben an Bord; sie lösten sich und gingen auf die Erde nieder - ohne zu explodieren. In einer acht Jahre später vorgenommenen Untersuchung kommt der für die Regierung arbeitende Ingenieur Parker F. Jones allerdings zu dem Schluss, dass bei einer der beiden Bomben drei der vier Sicherheitsmechanismen, die eine ungewollte Explosion verhindern sollten, versagt hatten. Nur ein einfacher Sicherheitsschalter verhinderte demnach die drohende Katastrophe.
„Wie ich lernte, der H-Bombe zu misstrauen“

„Die Bombe MK39 Mod 2 verfügte nicht über die geeigneten Sicherheitsmechanismen für einen luftgestützten Einsatz“, folgerte Jones in seinem vertraulichen Bericht, den er mit trockenem Humor mit „Wiedersehen in Goldsboro oder: Wie ich lernte, der H-Bombe zu misstrauen“ überschrieb - in Anlehnung an Stanley Kubriks Kultfilm „Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben“.

Die amerikanische Regierung hatte den Zwischenfall schon zuvor eingestanden - doch erst der Geheimbericht von 1969 bestätigt der britischen Zeitung zufolge, wie ernst die Lage tatsächlich war. Demnach brachte der Zwischenfall das Leben von Millionen Menschen in Gefahr. Großstädte wie Washington oder New York wären betroffen gewesen.

Das Dokument wurde von dem amerikanischen Enthüllungsjournalisten Eric Schlosser bei Recherchen zu einem neuen Buch über den atomaren Rüstungswettlauf entdeckt. Um es zu bekommen, berief er sich auf das Gesetz zur Informationsfreiheit. Er warf der Regierung vor, der Öffentlichkeit die Gefahren durch unzulängliche Sicherheitsvorkehrungen verschwiegen zu haben, um ihre Atompolitik nicht zu gefährden: „Uns wurde gesagt, es sei unmöglich, dass diese Waffen versehentlich detonieren - und doch haben wir hier eine, bei der es beinahe passiert wäre“, sagte er dem „Guardian“.

Nach Schlossers Recherchen verzeichnete die amerikanische Regierung zwischen 1950 und 1968 mindestens 700 „bedeutende“ Unfälle und Zwischenfälle, in die rund 1250 Atomwaffen verwickelt waren.

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