Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, Scientific Director of the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb.
As occurred to John Kerry, it has also caught my attention that this week was the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, but, I believe, for very different reasons — should I say an obituary, anniversary of death, sorry, I seem to be lacking the correct term, would it be a memorial or is my memory just gone?
In this present case of chaos, it would not be wise to appeal to that Spanish proverb; and if I try to be funny, I confess, it is out of sheer nervousness. The issue at hand is much too serious, and I do not think that it was any coincidence (pero que las hay, las hay) that Obama gave a speech on the eve of such destructive occasion, the fact that it was on the day before being no more than a disguise to prove the point. (…)
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