Former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, the center-right government leader during the Reagan-era, has revealed that the Netherlands is still playing host to 22 American nuclear weapons.
“I would never have thought those silly things would still be there in 2013. I think they are an absolutely pointless part of a tradition in military thinking,” Lubber said, in comments for a National Geographic documentary.
Experts familiar with the situation say that the 22 bombs are B61 bombs of about a 50 kT yield. They remain stored at the Volkel Air Base, initially built in 1940 as a Nazi airfield. The bombs are believed to have been there since the 1960s.
Other NATO member nations, Germany in particular, have been pressing for the US to remove nuclear arsenals from their soil, saying the deployments put them at risk of targeting in the even of a broader war. US officials have ruled out moving the nukes, saying Europe must “share the risk.”
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I understand that there are more in Turkey as well as other NATO countries, with the codes to half of them being given to the Host country in event of an all out war involving NATO!
Perhaps the US doesn't know they still exist, just like a load of its military inventory.
Wise idea to keep those nukes in the Netherlands. Any day now we may find ourselves at war with Belgium or maybe even (God forbid) Iceland.
I don’t think a lot or readers here, especially in the US, understand what this (and other NATO nukes and bases in Europe) really means.
In the 20th century, Europe was conquered by a third party of international bankers. Some call it “American imperialism” and others call it “globalization”. Some go far as to say that London is them headquarters and the British empire still remains and only superficially has diminished. Others yet call it the NWO although too many crackpots are confused as to what it really means.
All of it ultimately refers to the same entity of third party international bankers who financed the Bolshevik revolution, both World Wars, and solidified their power in the Cold War. I’m referring primarily to the Western world. It seems they lost the East over the years although it could be a clever ruse. Of it could mean the big players don’t get along and are vying for power over the other.
Either way, the American example has been forced not only in the ME but also on Europe’s traditional mono cultures. Immigration to the US is one thig but forcing it upon Europe is not a discussion topic for racists and bigots. You don’t see immigration being forced on China for example. The US military is a Western mercenary force. The US government is a corporation and Americans have no clue what’s going on. Civil liberties will continue to be taken away along with opportunity. And the bankers want to do the same in Europe.
This is a war. The ruling class banker elite versus the world. That’s what those nukes are for. For Russia yes but if needed also for Europe. An insurance policy. Like the Samson option in Israel. All part of the same cabal of banisters who fancy themselves philosopher kings.
It’s not too late for Europe, but if they choose to fight there will be war.
WHAT ABOUT THE US NUKES IN SOUTH KOREA?
Anyone who believes that the European governments are going to stand up to DC on any issue be it Syria or the worldwide NSA dragnet need only read this to be disabused of that silly notion.
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