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Europe's Five "Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States" Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands a

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posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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An interesting article from Global Research discussing the other non-mentioned nuclear states.




The "Official" Nuclear Weapons States Five countries, the US, UK, France, China and Russia are considered to be "nuclear weapons states" (NWS), "an internationally recognized status conferred by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)". Three other "Non NPT countries" (i.e. non-signatory states of the NPT) including India, Pakistan and North Korea, have recognized possessing nuclear weapons. Israel: "Undeclared Nuclear State" 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". The mainstream media abounds with makeshift opinion on the Iran nuclear threat. But what about the five European "undeclared nuclear states" including Belgium, Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. Do they constitute a threat? Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Turkey: "Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States" 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 so-called "non-nuclear states", 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. As part of this European stockpiling, Turkey, which is a partner of the US-led coalition against Iran along with Israel, possesses some 90 thermonuclear B61 bunker buster bombs at the Incirlik nuclear air base. (National Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons in Europe , February 2005) By the recognised definition, these five countries are "undeclared nuclear weapons states". The stockpiling and deployment of tactical B61 in these five "non-nuclear states" are intended for targets in the Middle East. Moreover, in accordance with "NATO strike plans", these thermonuclear B61 bunker buster bombs (stockpiled by the "non-nuclear States") could be launched "against targets in Russia or countries in the Middle East such as Syria and Iran" ( quoted in National Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons in Europe , February 2005) Does this mean that Iran or Russia, which are potential targets of a nuclear attack originating from one or other of these five so-called non-nuclear states should contemplate defensive preemptive nuclear attacks against Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey? The answer is no, by any stretch of the imagination. 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.




posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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I'm not sure but aren't they just U.S nuclear weapons deployed in those European countries and that only America has a say in their launch?

Maybe I'm totally wrong, but I've never heard anything about those countries having nuclear weapons, but I would say a few of them certainly have the capability.



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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yeah I know it was a fact that the US had hidden weapons caches all through out europe. and in these weapons cashers besides uniforms, firearms etc...were atomic demolition munitions. portable man carryable nukes.



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
yeah I know it was a fact that the US had hidden weapons caches all through out europe. and in these weapons cashers besides uniforms, firearms etc...were atomic demolition munitions. portable man carryable nukes.



the ADM's your speaking of are sure larger than "portable suitcase " sized devices... the last time i knew of them the ADM devices were housed in those big metal cargo containers & it took a whole platoon of specialized technicians to deploy/arm/detonate these Atomic Demolition devices...

no cosmopolitan targets was the hearsay... but i understand that the USA has secretly withdrawn all these low yield nukes
(tactical atomic bombs) from the European theater years ago...citing the demise of the USSR & security concerns...
but ~only 'Who' knows for sure~



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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I can confirm that the Netherlands has American nukes stored on at least one air base.

It's commonly known overhere.



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Those European countries proposed the removal of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons from Europe in February ; the U.S.A. rejected that proposal, citing its desire for a similar move by Russia. And the Russians aren't keen to surrender their own tactical nukes ... because they're now the ones outnumbered by Allied conventional weapons, a role reversal since the end of the Cold War.

So to describe those European countries as a threat, when they're actively trying to get those weapons off their soil ... and being blocked by the USA ... well, that's a bit misleading.



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