Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Fukushima & the need for glasnost

James Corbett a foreign journalist working in Osaka, Japan, reports via RT (see RT link) that only a select group, a group which does not include any foreign or independent journalists, is now allowed to attend the Japanese government's twice daily press briefings about what is going on at Fukushima.

The Japanese government, unlike the Russian government which changed its tack once it realized the Chernobyl cover-up had failed, does not want the full extent of what is happening to get out, says Corbett. He added that radiation in the sea off Fukushima is believed to be approaching world record levels.

There is no reason to doubt James Corbett and others who are saying the same thing. It is therefore clearly time, after weeks of 'talking-down' the problems and evading the truth, and a host of other shenanigans, that the Japanese government stopped treating the rest of us as simpletons.

The Japanese government and others, the WHO and the IAEA for example, must now, without delay, recognize the fact that the worldwide community has a right to know the truth about what is going on at Fukushima because it affects everyone on the planet, and also generations not yet born.

It is time for another dose of glasnost.

Keep it tuned to RT.

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