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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

"Preemptive Nuclear War"

• https://www.lewrockwell.com,By Michel Chossudovsky

Introduction

At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable. All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as "a weapon of last resort", have been scrapped.

Let us also recall the unspoken history of America's doctrine pertaining to the conduct of nuclear war. 

Barely six weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. War Department released a Secret Plan on September 15, 1945 to  bomb 66 cities of the Soviet Union with 204 atomic bombs.

The September 1945 Plan was to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map" at a time when the US and the USSR were allies. Confirmed by declassified documents, Hiroshima and Nagasaki served as a "Dress Rehearsal" (see historical details and analysis below). 

Putin's February 2022 Statement

Vladimir Putin's statement on February 21st, 2022 was a response to US threats to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis against Russia, despite Joe Biden's "reassurance" that the US would not be resorting to "A first strike" nuclear attack against an enemy of America:

"Let me [Putin] explain that U.S. strategic planning documents contain the possibility of a so-called preemptive strike against enemy missile systems. And who is the main enemy for the U.S. and NATO? We know that too. It's Russia. In NATO documents, our country is officially and directly declared the main threat to North Atlantic security. And Ukraine will serve as a forward springboard for the strike." (Putin Speech, February 21, 2022, emphasis added)


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