But at the same time, these war plans and their consequences must be forcefully addressed. An all out war, which would engulf the entire Middle East Central Asian region, cannot be excluded.
Moreover, a political consensus in favor of a war directed against Iran is building up in the US. This war agenda is now supported by several of America’s European allies including Britain, France and Germany.
Public opinion is not informed due to a media blackout. The war on Iran using nuclear weapons is not front page news.
The legitimacy of the war criminals in high office remains intact. There is visibly no mass movement against this war as occurred in the months leading up to the Iraq invasion. Moreover, concurrent with the development of the war agenda, the Western countries are developing their “Homeland Security” apparatus with a view to to curbing public protest against the war.
In the months ahead, we can expect the media propaganda war against Iran to go into high gear with a view to galvanizing public opinion in support of a military intervention.
It is absolutely essential that people in America and around the World take a firm position against a war, which in a very real sense threatens the future of humanity.
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Jenna, the above article exposes the fact that tactical nuclear weapons have been deployed throughout the Middle-East, and the United States has armed, or has plans to arm some nations that have no nuclear capability themselves with nuclear weapons to be delivered by their own air forces, and literally taken, it means that the United States would be by far the worst “nuclear proliferators” in the world. How can we fight for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons if we are doing it ourselves? It’s extremely important to note that I’m speaking of a particular nuclear weapon, not the run of the mill nuclear warhead, but ones that are designed to be used against hardened underground targets. My reading of the article estimated these weapons were approximately three times more powerful than those we dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki some 60 years ago.
Confirmed by (partially) declassified documents (released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act):
“… The approximately 480 nuclear bombs [now 350] in Europe are intended for use in accordance with NATO nuclear strike plans, the report asserts, against targets in Russia or countries in the Middle East such as Iran and Syria.
The report shows for the first time how many U.S. nuclear bombs are earmarked for delivery by non-nuclear NATO countries. In times of war, under certain circumstances, up to 180 of the 480 nuclear bombs would be handed over to Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey for delivery by their national air forces. No other nuclear power or military alliance has nuclear weapons earmarked for delivery by non-nuclear countries.”