Americans are quite well advanced in their planning for the use of those weapons
A country could be a signatory of NUCLEAR
NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY (NPT), an agreement aimed at stopping the
spread of nuclear weapons while allowing countries access to nuclear power,
and try to secretly develop or buy nuclear weapons, or it can simply withdraw
from the treaty.
But nuclear technology has become so widespread to the extent that it’s
only political will that stops a state from possessing or producing nuclear
So far 40 countries can make a nuclear bomb if they wanted to, Mohamed ElBaradei,
head of the UN's nuclear regulatory body the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA), was once quoted as saying. This is because the technology legally used
to enrich uranium to make fuel for nuclear power can easily be developed to
make material for nuclear weapons.
The U.S. has repeatedly hinted at using military action to prevent proliferation,
mainly against Iran.
wrote in The Financial Times a few months ago that the U.S. is "determined
to use every resource at our disposal - using diplomacy regularly, economic
pressure when it makes a difference, active law enforcement when appropriate
and military force when we must."
But what was never mentioned is that the U.S. could use nuclear arms.
New U.S. policies that involve the use of nuclear weapons were formulated in
the administration document "Nuclear Posture Review" of 2001 and became
more defined in a Pentagon draft document "Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations,"
Jorge Hirsch, a professor of physics at the University of California San Diego,
wrote in an article published on a San Diego Union-Tribune website.
These policies, the drafters of which occupy the upper echelons of the BUSH
administration, allow the use of nuclear weapons against adversary underground
installations, against adversaries using or intending to use weapons of mass
destruction against U.S. forces and for rapid and favorable war termination
on U.S. terms.
Hirsch suggests that those policies could be implemented in the near future
against the Persian Gulf.
Americans are quite well advanced in their planning for the use of those weapons,
which raises the fears that other countries will, out of fear, try to build
their own. A new concept of warfare is being developed.
Iran's NUCLEAR PROGRAM
and efforts for building sophisticated facilities at Natanz and several other
cities that would eventually produce enriched uranium have become the center
of the world’s concerns, specially the U.S. and its Middle East ally Israel,
both fearing emergence of a third nuclear power that would endanger their hegemony
and interests in the region.
In case the U.S. or Israel use conventional bombs against Iran's NUCLEAR
FACILITIES, the Iranians are expected to retaliate with missiles against
the occupying forces in Iraq and against Israel, as well as the occupation military
bases in southern Iraq, that the 150,000 U.S. troops in Iraq would not be able
to withstand, the article further suggests, adding that the Iranian missiles
“could potentially contain chemical warheads, and it certainly would be
impossible to rule out such possibility.”
The U.S.’s use of low-yield nuclear bombs with better bunker-busting
ability than conventional bombs targeting Iran's nuclear, chemical and missile
installations, which would be consistent with the new U.S. nuclear weapons doctrine,
will be then justified using the claims of needing to protect the lives of 150,000
U.S. soldiers in Iraq and of Israeli citizens.
And since the United States uses a nuclear weapon against a non-nuclear adversary,
the 182 countries that are signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty
will immediately consider doing the same, as they will feel at risk.
They will start developing their own nuclear deterrent, and the result will
be a new world with many more nuclear countries, and an imminent threat of regional
conflict exploding into all-out nuclear war, which would lead to the destruction
The nuclear weapons "taboo" protected humanity over the past 60 years,
after the U.S. used them in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, ending the
WORLD WAR II.
And using nuclear arms against non-nuclear countries, which has become part
of the military doctrine and planning of the United States, there will come
a time when using such devastating weapons becomes unavoidable, simply because
no alternatives will have been planned for.
Anti nuclear organizations fear that where America treads, others will eventually
The Los Alamos Group has previously questioned the American commitment to article
6 of the NUCLEAR
NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY, that says that "Each of the Parties to the
Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures
relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear