Letter for the 6th Anniversary
#17th Issue - March 2006, New
eight or nine countries continue to possess
nuclear weapons. We still have 27,000
warheads in existence. To me, this is
27,000 too many."
There are countless articles, web sites,
and columnists trying to mask fake, "peace"
statements regarding the fatality of potentially,
dangerous nuclear reactors. Nuclear Lobbyists
are earnestly working to convince Turkey,
but their story is not a new one. It is
same story that they used in America that
these reactors were for energy and peaceful
purposes and not for producing nuclear
weapons. And then the US built nuclear
weapons in a race with the former Soviet
Union. Afterwards, over 35,000 nuclear
warheads decreased by the US's destruction
to 27,000 after the former Soviet Union
collapsed; however, we do not hear much
about how the United States' nuclear warheads
have been decreased. Nonetheless, I watched
a documentary entitled, "Avoiding
Armageddon: Our Future - Our Choice: Nuclear
Nightmares - Losing Control"
(2003), the U.S. Annual budget for
improving nuclear weapons is over 7.4
billion, and for eliminatiing it, 1 billion...
The budget says clearly that everything
has been presented as being misleading
to world citizens in relation to "decreasing"
nuclear weapons and instead building nuclear
reactors for pure "energy" purposes
which has been a double standards since
its beginning... What has been happening
in the last couple of years, in particular
since the Iran crisis arose; nuclear lobbying
is again in action in the Turkish government
and media - not fully explaining all aspects
of having nuclear reactors... Needless
to say, just like in other countries that
have nuclear programs, they will also
not be built in Turkey purely for "nuclear
energy", but for making "nuclear
weapons", and endorsing the nuclear
energy aspect of it is how they will sell
it to the Turkish people... Disappointedly,
young intellectuals and some people seem
to have aligned with the nuclear lobbyists
and "pro-nuclear" stance on
how nuclear energy is necessary and important
for Turkey's development of today and
Who really believes in them or who has been promoting strongly
that "nuclear energy" is a necessity
for Turkey is someone I consider as being
impeccably taken care of by "Nuclear
Lobbyists"... I have no way to distinguish
between "who really believes in it
from a scientific and long term healthy
perspective", or "ignoring all
the fatal risks and potential, but ONLY
caring about how much they will get from
the cream of that pie! I am horrified
that one of the main daily Turkish newspapers
promotes that the "nuclear energy"
and building of the atomic bomb as the
"late happiness of Turkey."
I could see what is coming to Turkey via these promotions and lobbying,
and also what could be its fatal outcome
not only for Turkey or the Middle East
but for the entire World.
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel
Committee for the 2006 - Nobel Peace Prize,
in his presentation speech for Mohamed
El-Baradei's prize, portrays today's
world from the "nuclear weapon"
perspective in Oslo, December 10, 2005
"The number of nuclear powers in the world
has risen. In addition to the USA, Russia,
Great Britain, France and China, Israel,
India and Pakistan have nuclear arms.
Perhaps North Korea, too. This is not
to say that there have been no positive
developments. South Africa discontinued
its program, thus becoming the first country
to have developed nuclear weapons only
to abandon them. All credit to South Africa!
Belorussia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan renounced
the nuclear weapons which the Soviet Union
had left behind in their territories.
Libya has reversed its policy. Argentina,
Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea and Turkey have given up ambitious programs. Nevertheless,
proliferation continues. It has to be
As Prof. Prof. Danbolt Mjøs has underlined:
"It has to be stopped."
" It has to be stopped."
" It has to be stopped."
If it CANNOT be stopped, then this is insane... When most of the
government's high profile, decision makers
and respected newspapers columnists know
what the real agenda is, and what it will
cause to Turkey, to the Middle East, and
to the entire world that they could still
promote that... This will be the most
SUICIDICAL action that will be put into
practice in all of Turkey's history for
each and every person of Turkey if this
CANNOT be stopped...
Instead of "arms" and "nuclear reactors and weapons",
those resources should be channeled and
invested in the people of Turkey, in particular
to the young generations which will pay
back greatly in 30 years... Otherwise,
we may not have a Turkey, or Turkish people,
or an entire World in 30-50 years from
this point on... Not only in Turkey, but
all countries including the developing
ones have to invest to mankind...
The World has enough resources for all
humankind if it is equally distributed.
When any of you have glanced at how many
hundred billions of dollars have been
poured into the nuclear weapon's programs
in many countries, it is easy to understand
that human & natural resources
and human skill & technology have
been used against HUMANITY...This is not because
there are not enough resources; it is
crystal clear that all the human, natural
resources, skills and technology have
been manipulated for destruction, in particular,
for the last 50 years... Now, this MUST
BE CHANELLED FOR HUMANITY. In 2005, Nobel
Peace Prize recipient & General
Director of International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed El-Baradei stated in his Nobel
Lecture in the Oslo City Hall, December
10, 2005 as:
"Consider our development aid record.
Last year, the nations of the world spent
over $1 trillion on armaments. But we
contributed less than 10 per cent of that
amount - a mere $80 billion - as official
development assistance to the developing
parts of the world, where 850 million
people suffer from hunger.
friend James Morris heads the World Food
Programme, whose task is to feed the hungry.
He recently told me, "If I could
have just 1 per cent of the money spent
on global armaments, no one in this world
would go to bed hungry."
There are several news related in the
preparatory process of building NUCLEAR
Reactors in Turkey by the Turkish government
according to BIANET.ORG funded by the
EU, including CNNTurk's news titled, "Nukleer
Enerji'yi kullanmak zorundayiz..."(We
must use the nuclear energy...), that
was stated by the Ministry of Energy and
Natural Sources in Turkey.
Is the ONLY WAY or SOLUTION to implant a new energy system in Turkey
via NUCLEAR ENERGY?? WHO WILL ABLE TO
GUARANTEE %100 PERCENT THAT IT WILL NOT
BE USED OR ABUSED FOR A NUCLEAR WEAPON
There are several alternative, scientifically proven directions
for "energy" , and those will
indeed prevent Turkey from turning out
to be a "FATAL & TECHNOLOGICAL
GARBAGE LAND". Therefore, Turkey
should switch its direction for "renewal"
or to other sorts of energy rather than
to "nuclear" ones, which won't
bring human casualties and natural DESTRUCTION,
technological POLLUTION, as well as a
NUCLEAR WAR THREAT...
This is a very important issue for Turkey and to the entire World,
please submit your ideas whether you are in favor of it or not. If you
are not, please also try to envision your suggestions on what could be the
best solution in terms of REPLACING OIL
DEPENDANCE, or what you consider is the
best CHOICE FOR HUMANITY and/or TURKEY?
I cannot guess how many ($) billions have been involved at pushing
the "pro-nuclear" and who will
directly benefit from this... but these
definitely won't be the peoples of Turkey,
or peoples of the Middle Eastern, or the
citizens of the World!
We invite you ALL, to imagine as El-Baradei illustrated in his
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on
December 10, 2005:
Yes, we have also been imagining and dreaming
that all nuclear weapons that will ONLY
be remaining were the relics in our museums
- that will be a definite CHOICE FOR HUMANITY...
* * * * *
Any ideas may affect this process positively
or negatively... I have been inspired
by Carl Sagan's illustration that when
one butterfly's moving its wings can affect
the other part of the World too... All
these attempts may consider the butterfly's
one-second flight, and who knows that
might influence something positively on
the summit of the pyramid in the US, in
the EU, and in Turkey for this matter!
Having said all of the above, we need to aim in reflecting
ALL IDEAS on the LM
that might be a good solution for
Turkey's energy needs.
Please reflect your concerns and ideas and be a part of the 6th
anniversary issue of the Light Millennium
(in English, Turkish, or both).
We will keep posting your ideas
according to your submissions which
are not limited to the previously
announced (March 13) deadline.
With Peace, Love and Light,
*The author is fully responsible for the content of this letter,
and has written it from an independent
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