The U.S. military plans to allow regional combatant commanders to request the president for approval to carry out preemptive nuclear strikes against possible attacks on the United States or its allies with weapons of mass destruction, according to a draft new nuclear operations paper.The psychopathic behaviour of the United States of America continues. Like the Nazis of old, they intend to have no avenue denied to them when it comes to conquest and domination of the rest of the world. The Bush junta have already proven that the environment is of little concern to them via their domestic legislative "initiatives", yet they now appear willing to threaten the balance of life on this planet altogether by invoking their presumably "God-given" right to nuke the crap out of anyone who opposes them.
The paper, drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, also revealed that submarines which make port calls in Yokosuka, Sasebo and Okinawa in Japan are prepared for reloading nuclear warheads if necessary to deal with a crisis.
The March 15 draft paper, a copy of which was made available, is titled "Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations" providing "guidelines for the joint employment of forces in nuclear operations...for the employment of U.S. nuclear forces, command and control relationships, and weapons effect considerations." [...]
But allowing preemptive nuclear strikes against possible biological and chemical attacks effectively contradicts a "negative security assurance" policy declared by the U.S. administration of President Bill Clinton 10 years ago on the occasion of an international conference to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. [...]North Korea, Iran and "some other countries"? What a coincidence! Aren't North Korea and Iran the two places who happen to be giving the United States the most lip right about now? I'm sure that Venezuela almost got included as well... unless the US hasn't given up on ideas of a more "covert" nature regarding the removal of Hugo Chavez yet.
Citing North Korea, Iran and some other countries as threats, the report set out contingencies for which U.S. nuclear strikes must be prepared and called for developing earth-penetrating nuclear bombs to destroy hidden underground military facilities, including those for storing WMD and ballistic missiles.
"The nature (of the paper) is to explain not details but cross spectrum for how to conduct operations," the official said, noting that it "means for all services, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine."The scary thing about this is that such papers and "contingency scenarios" would not be prepared unless the Bush Administration were willing to use them.
In 1991 after the end of the Cold War, the United States removed its ground-based nuclear weapons in Asia and Europe as well as strategic nuclear warheads on warships and submarines.
But the paper says the United States is prepared to revive those sea-based nuclear arms.
"Nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles, removed from ships and submarines under the 1991 Presidential Nuclear Initiative, are secured in central areas where they remain available, if necessary for a crisis," the paper says.
The paper also underlined that the United States retains a contingency scenario of limited nuclear wars in East Asia and the Middle East.
"Geographic combatant commanders may request presidential approval for use of nuclear weapons for a variety of conditions," the paper says.Obviously the US bully is making known to all and sundry that if they don't get in line, no amount of conventional warfare will save them, because they will just take the nuclear option once things start getting too hairy.
The paper lists eight conditions such as "an adversary using or intending to use WMD against U.S. multinational or alliance forces or civilian populations" and "imminent attack from adversary biological weapons that only effects from nuclear weapons can safely destroy."
The conditions also include "attacks on adversary installations including WMD, deep, hardened bunkers containing chemical or biological weapons" and countering "potentially overwhelming adversary conventional forces."
When will the rest of the world wake up and form some united opposition to this gang of thugs that have taken over America?
Europe? Russia? China?