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February 14, 2010

THE UNDECLARED NUCLEAR WEAPONS STATES YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research - According to a recent report, former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson confirmed that Turkey possesses 40-90 "Made in America" nuclear weapons at the Incirlik military base.

Does this mean that Turkey is a nuclear power?

"Far from making Europe safer, and far from producing a less nuclear dependent Europe, [the policy] may well end up bringing more nuclear weapons into the European continent, and frustrating some of the attempts that are being made to get multilateral nuclear disarmament," [said Robertson]

Germany's air force couldn't possibly be training to deliver bombs 13 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, could it?

"Nuclear bombs are stored on air-force bases in Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and planes from each of those countries are capable of delivering them." - Time Magazine, December 2, 2009

Five countries, the US, UK, France, China and Russia are considered to be "nuclear weapons states" - an internationally recognized status conferred by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Three other non-signatory states of the NPT including India, Pakistan and North Korea, have recognized possessing nuclear weapons.

Israel is identified as an "undeclared nuclear state". It produces and deploys nuclear warheads directed against military and civilian targets in the Middle East including Tehran. Iran

There has been much hype, supported by scanty evidence, that Iran might at some future date become a nuclear weapons state. And, therefore, a pre-emptive defensive nuclear attack on Iran to annihilate its non-existent nuclear weapons program should be seriously contemplated "to make the world a safer place". . . . But what about the five European "undeclared nuclear states" including Belgium, Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. Do they constitute a threat?

While Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities are unconfirmed, the nuclear weapons capabilities of these five countries including delivery procedures are formally acknowledged.

The US has supplied some 480 B61 thermonuclear bombs to five non-nuclear NATO countries including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. Casually disregarded by the Vienna based UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, the US has actively contributed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons in Western Europe.

The stockpiling and deployment of tactical B61 in these five "non-nuclear states" are intended for targets in the Middle East.

While these "undeclared nuclear states" casually accuse Tehran of developing nuclear weapons, without documentary evidence, they themselves have capabilities of delivering nuclear warheads, which are targeted at Iran. To say that this is a clear case of "double standards" by the IAEA and the "international community" is a understatement.


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israel is by far the most dangerous: A theocracy led by psychopaths.

February 14, 2010 11:20 AM  

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