"You can say I'm a dreamer / But I’m not the only one."

Ah, the ONLY solution for world peace.

Posted by Doug at September 1, 2014 6:32 AM

Lennon lived off the fat of the land made free because people he didn't like bombed Dresden and Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

He made the Dakota Apartments famous, that's a plus.

Posted by chasmatic at September 1, 2014 6:34 AM

The world center of evil.

Posted by picturerock at September 1, 2014 7:19 AM

That would be a good start. But only a start.

Posted by waltj at September 1, 2014 8:02 AM

In 10,000 years, when the radioactivity has cooled off enough for humans to approach Mecca again, they can sell trinitite charms to Muslims making the haj, if there are any left by then.

Better than nukes as the first strike, how about dropping 1,000 Ebola-riddled corpses into the crowd and letting them take it back to all the pockets of Islamic infestation around the world. Kind of like the best ant poisoning products which are designed not to kill immediately, but to be taken back to the nest to completely wipe out the ant infestation.

Forward! to a peaceful future, some violence required to get there…. Sorry about the violence, but eggs must be broken to make an omelet...

Posted by Milo Galt at September 1, 2014 8:29 AM

Dresden comes to mind if "clean" bombs are desired. Collateral damage is acceptable.
Think: WWII bombing campaigns in Europe or the Enola Gay.

"When Blacks riot, neighborhoods burn.

When Whites riot, continents burn."

When the Middle Class gets up off the couch the house gets quiet fast and with certainty.

I am tired of fooling around, he said. As for the rights of anyone, tell your people they can go fuck themselves. Carolyn Forche

Posted by chasmatic at September 1, 2014 9:12 AM

Years ago I worked with a guy who had been on Okinawa (as well as some other hot spots) during WWII. One noontime some of the younger guys were talking about the bomb, Hiroshima etc., and someone asked Horace what he thought about it. He just looked at them with a serious expression, shrugged his shoulders and said "they wouldn't stop"

Posted by Will at September 1, 2014 9:42 AM

...maybe some day the world will wake up, and we'll make the grave a massive one.

Posted by MarkH at September 1, 2014 2:15 PM

We blew our chance. We should have done it on September 12, 2001.

Posted by Fat Man at September 1, 2014 2:23 PM

"We should have done it on September 12, 2001"

I did say that exact thing on September 12, 2001. And was roundly chastised, berated, and ridiculed.

Of my mistake was geographical I said that in Boston, I should have said it in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ...about Washington DC.

Posted by John the River at September 2, 2014 3:21 PM