posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 04:22 PM
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
what i don't get about this whole nuclear screw up is that in a totalitarian regime like the USSR people lined up in the TENS of thousands to try to
save their country and by extensions the world but the democratic and supposedly honorable people of japan do nothing but send 50 people(the fukishima
fifty should be praised) in and if memory from the japan thread is correct rounding up homeless to try to stop it,in the land of the rising sun land
of samurais and honor why have they not stopped the problem? why are they not lining up to die for the betterment of their nation
tepco and their ilk will bring a thousand generations of shame upon their families for not acting for the good of their nation and the world
shameful truly shameful
Watashi wa sen no sedai no tame ni anata no ie ni habikoru haji o negatte imasu
I applaud you mentioning this fact; however, I must in good conscience add, they were not all volunteers. The Soviets brought in military units and
miners and other workers. They were afraid but did their Duty - to the Motherland and the world. At the very least - they looked at situation square
on - and dealt with it as best as they could.
The cost to the USSR of this operation helped lead to it's downfall - BUT - they put the planet ahead of political considerations, admited they didn't
know what to do and kept on working. It wasn't a perfect response, some of the initial tactics made things worse but they didn't hide from it.
There is a wonderful documentary on YouTube about the Liquidators, I believe it's called "The Battle of Chernobyl" or somesuch. It's truly heroic.
Do you know, to this day, the French will not admit that any fallout fell on their country. Nothing wrong with French wines.... NO.
19-3-2013 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)