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He has dirty hands because he is the *US* war crimes ambassador.

The reason why the different variations on "Why don't they arrest Bush first?" keep
arising is that no-one - seriously NO-ONE - in the US Administration is paying
any attention to getting US war criminals into the justice system but deliberately
and actively seek the advice of said US war criminals to generate the propaganda
necessary to kick off yet another illegal & immoral war (e.g., Kerry seeking advice
from Kissinger).

*That* is why the subject keeps rearing its head.

*That* is why people all around the world laugh with derision at the thought of
any American official accusing ANYONE from another country of being a "war criminal"
who needs to be "brought to justice".

We are sick of the "Look, shiny object over there - let's bomb it!" response from
successive US governments and the hypocrites who (willingly or unwittingly) keep
the propaganda going against "the other" whilst glossing over their own criminals
of far greater scale.

And the danger from doing that is ...

... a shitload less than the damage being done at this very moment in your own country
by something a lot less powerful than a typhoon:

>> “You have 100, if not thousands, of wells underwater right now and we have no idea what
>> those wells are leaking,” East Boulder County United spokesman Cliff Willmeng said
>> Monday. “It’s very clear they are leaking into the floodwaters though.”

>> "Our concern is that all of these sites contain various amounts of hazardous industrial wastes
>> that are now capable of spilling into the waterways and onto the agricultural land.
>> Many of these chemicals are carcinogenic, neurotoxic, and known disruptors of the human
>> endocrine system.

>> “There are over 20,000 oil and gas wells in Weld County alone,”
>> “Prior to the floods we knew that the oil and gas industry was left to police itself.
>> Now the rivers, agricultural zones and residences get to bear that decision.”

If people would just step away from their superstitions about "scary radiation" and
recognise the far larger problems around today, the world would be a lot better place.

As it is, the fossil fuel spokesmen/women are just pissing themselves laughing at
how TEPCO is being (rightfully) pilloried for their gross greedy incompetence while
NO-ONE does a damn thing about the historic & ongoing health damage from their
own fortune-building careers.

Poor Anglo American, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, ...

... Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, Suncor, Wal-Mart ...

If only they had paid a consultant to advise them on "green" policies & processes
(and other greenwashing activities), ideally from an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit
"think-and-do tank"
over the last 30 years then maybe they wouldn't have been listed
in the "Top 50 emitters" who threaten the Global Climate Change efforts ...

What's that? They *did*? *That* one?? Oh dear ...

Oh hush, you and your inconvenient facts ...

> And nobody seems to talk much about the non-radioactive and persistent (half life of forever!)
> toxins the Tsunami spilled, or all the people who were crushed or drowned in the rivers of debris.

They'd much rather chatter on about the "potential" deaths that "might" be related to radiation
than even "trouble their beautiful minds" about the tragic truth that happened and is happening
every day.

All the crocodile tears for the workers that TEPCO hasn't been caring for and nothing for the
~16,000 deaths (15,883 deaths, 6,145 injured, 2,656 missing) of whom over 14,000 drowned
without even having the chance to worry about a potential cancerous tumour 50 years later.

People panic and get hysterical about the possibility of the tuna in their West Coast sushi having
*RADIOACTIVE* cesium traces whilst completely ignoring all of the other man-made shit that
has been poisoning them through the same route for years. If you are that paranoid about radiation,
buy a geiger counter and test the food before eating it. Then try to think of a similarly trivial test
that will identify the more toxic (and already present) mercury, arsenic, heavy metal & carcinogenic
pollutants that will kill you long before the effect from any cesium in its brief transit of your body.

Yes, TEPCO screwed up completely - before, during and ever since the event - and yes, there is
most definitely a clear & present danger from the ruins of the Fukushima site. No, it doesn't have
anything like the impact of Bhopal (for a single incident), the damage to the Gulf of Mexico (from
Deepwater Horizon, every other polluting oil & gas rig and the algal blooms from the appalling
agricultural pollution) or the ongoing devastation from fossil fuel extraction & consumption.
Just a "potential" that gets people soiling themselves in ignorant panic whilst allowing everything
else to merrily continue ...

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