Much of the world has forgotten August 1945. Buried beneath our collective consciousness in the shallowest of graves, lies the uncomprehending knowledge that humanity now shares the planet with 26,000 nuclear weapons, most of them vastly more powerful than the devices of the 1940s.
It is bad enough that they are in the hands of at least nine states, but unknown quantities of potential weapons-grade materials are also seeping through the porous borders of the world’s black economy. Australia, Canada, and others are selling the crucial bomb fuel uranium freely to nuclear weapons states under a fictional safeguards regime. - Scott Ludlam, Online Opinion (click below for full article)