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Papers reveal Nixon plan for North Korea nuclear strike

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Papers reveal Nixon plan for North Korea nuclear strike


www.guardian.co.uk

Planes on alert after US spy plane shot down had weapons 20 times size of Hiroshima bomb.

It is more than 35 years since he was shunted out of office, but the thought of Richard Nixon's finger on the nuclear trigger still has the power to terrify.

Now it has been revealed that the highly erratic president's metaphorical digit was hovering even closer than was widely realised as his administration laid plans for an atomic strike against North Korea in 1969 following the shooting down of a US
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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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Wow I knew Nixon was mad but not this crazy to think about nuking North Korea over the shooting down of a spy plane right next door to both the Soviet Union and China.

This is the most alarming :


the memos note that "USAF tactical fighters armed with nuclear weapons are on 15-minute alert in ROK [South Korea] to strike airfields in North Korea".


We've been on the verge of nuclear wars and possibly MAD more times than we've probably realised. No doubt the superpowers will all have fingers on the nuclear button again if Korea or Iran explodes into more wars. Lets hope nobody uses them preemptively again, and only as a deterrent against nuclear attacks.

www.guardian.co.uk
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