its increasingly amusing to me how deceptively you write your posts, especially considering how often you accuse apostates of as much. it looks to me like the posters on this thread havent even read your link article, which doesnt back up your statements near as well as youd have us believe.
. Under the pretext of fighting terrorism the Anglo-American world power has openly targeted for first-strike nuclear attack numerous nations--this statement is complete drivel. heres a few quotes from the article you posted:
the Pentagon is developing contingency plans for using nuclear weapons against countries such as Iraq or North Korea that are developing weapons of mass destruction.this is not under the "pretext of fighting terrorism", its simply a contingency plan as stated here. these countries are building weapons of mass destruction, and we are making sure we have all the bases covered as far as a worse case scenario.
“Military forces from time to time evaluate their long-term programs even when it is hypothetical,” Italian Defense Minister Antonio Martino was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency.apparently not everyone is so convinced this is some huge earth shattering policy change, eh?
Powell confirmed that the new study had virtually eliminated Russia as a nuclear threat, reflecting the new post-Cold War realities, and had focused now on what the administration has singled out as the new threat facing the United States — nations developing weapons of mass destruction.according to this statement, i cant see how anyone would agree that the u.s. has "openly targeted" russia for anything, let alone a first strike nuclear attack. again, this is nothing more than a contingency plan which is actually required by congress. so is russia still on the contingency plan list in a worse case scenario? apparently so.....are we "openly targeting" them? lol, obviously not.
“We should not get all carried away with some sense that the United States is planning to use nuclear weapons in some contingency that is coming up in the near future,” Powell added. ”It is not the case. What the Pentagon has done with this study is sound, military, conceptual planning, and the president will take that planning and he will give his directions on how to proceed.”sound like we are ready to start firing nukes? of course not.
The classified report is not a plan for action, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The posture review also includes President Bush’s plans to slash the United States’ ready nuclear stockpiles by about two-thirds over the next decade.youd have us believe that the u.s. is readying itself for nuclear war.........by slashing ready nuclear stockpiles by two-thirds?? yeah, okay. again, your posts are written in such a deceptive manner, its ironic youd even make this accusation to any "apostate" poster. you must bank on the hope that most people dont ever read your links......and you probably usually get away with it.
The top Pentagon arms control official declined to discuss the contents or details of the report. But Douglas J. Feith, the undersecretary of defense, told The Associated Press that “the purpose and the effect of the administration’s nuclear policy as embodied in the nuclear policy review to make the use of nuclear weapons less likely.”