Though government spokesmen later denied the report, Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski confirmed that the ministry has been exploring the possibility of joining a NATO “sharing” program in which they would “borrow” American nuclear weapons.
Already a nation with a substantial military budget, Poland has also been at the center of a series of false predictions of an imminent Russian invasion of central Europe over the past year and a half, with they and the Baltic states believing they are to be the front line of a new World War against Russia.
Though this has so far only amounted to reckless predictions and a lot of rhetoric, allowing Poland to “borrow” substantial amounts of American WMDs might potentially position these eastern NATO members to be more confrontational on the Russian frontier.
An estimated 200 US nuclear weapons are already involved in the “sharing” program, with Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, and Italy all playing host to arsenals of varying sizes. The nuclear sharing program is broadly agreed to violate the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), which forbids the transfer of direct or indirect control over nuclear weapons between member nations.
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Wikipedia makes it seem like this NATO nuclear sharing crap has been going on for decades.
maybe cuba or nicaragua or venezuala can play, too!
how about letting iran share some of russia's nukes?
or is that "different"?
This has got to be one of the dumbest things the USA has ever done
No matter how long this has been going on, this is a really, really bad idea. Its bad enough trying to keep the nukes out of the hands of our own wackjobs who are Americans we elect but given the bookkeeping history of the Pentagon how do they intend on to protect and account for nukes we "loan" out from wackjobs we don't nor will ever control?
Things are quickly getting way out of control. Where are the supposed grownups?
The absence of a Russian invasion could well be due, not to "false" predictions, but to the fact that the Ukrainians have bogged Putin down in the Donetsk/Lugansk suasage. Crimea is a white elephant without the Kharkov – Sebastopol railway and the four provinces it runs through. Donetsk and Lugansk lie to east of the railway and must be taken first. Thus as long as Putin is bogged down there, there'll probably be no further invasions. In the longer term, the logic of Putin's actions suggests that he wants the whole of Ukraine's Black Sea coast, and probably the whole country. He would also want to disenclave the Kalinigrad enclave, which means re-annexing the three Baltic republics. Thus, the threat from Putin is perfectly reasonable.
Apparently the Poles have forgotten how their arrogant provocations whilst being treaty-backed by England led to WW2.
Apparently these stupid, corrupt puppet regimes, in order to feel relevant are perfectly willing to risk ending up becoming a parking lot covered with glass.
Rent-a-nuke . . . Clever. I wonder if it works like Lend-Lease?
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