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US nuclear weapons in Europe are a truly bad idea

On May 15, the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, suggested relocating U.S. nuclear weapons based in Germany to Poland. One hopes this was just a mistake by a political appointee unfamiliar with NATO nuclear weapons issues, not a reflection of official U.S. government thinking. Moving nuclear weapons to Poland would prove very problematic.

The U.S. Air Force maintains 20 B61 nuclear gravity bombs at Buchel Air Base in Germany (as well as B61 bombs on the territory of four other NATO members).

On May 14, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell wrote an op-ed expressing concern about not “eroding the solidarity that undergirds NATO’s nuclear deterrent” and calling for the SPD to affirm Germany’s commitment to nuclear sharing. The next day, Ambassador Mosbacher entered the fray, with a tweet suggesting that U.S. nuclear weapons could be relocated to and housed in Poland.

A nuclear free world is our vision and dream. The ban treaty creates new opportunities for the peace movement to discuss.

Placing nuclear weapons in Poland would be hugely provocative to Russia.

NATO’s expansion is against international security. This continued expansion has contributed to international tension as Russia sees itself increasingly surrounded by US and NATO bases.

The members of the alliance stated in 1997 that “they have no intention, no plan, and no reason to deploy nuclear weapons on the territory of new [NATO] members.” They incorporated that into the “Founding Act” that established relations between NATO and Russia.

The security circumstances in Europe have changed dramatically and, unfortunately, for the worse over the past 23 years.

As the world becomes more dangerous by the day, the need for actions for peace has never been more vital. With the rise of militarism, the need for a global justice, sustainability and peace – has never been more vital for people.

What should be done for the new politics of common security in the 21st century? More questions than answer.

We must prevent Nuclear War. Sign this petition and help to make Europe free from the American threat!

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Olivia Kroth
May 23, 2020

US nuclear weapons might not be welcome in Europe. Since no one is asking the opinions of the people, these weapons will stay. Most EU governments are US puppets. They joined NATO against the wish of their populations. Human beings are not important in the EU.

peter mcloughlin
May 23, 2020

The success of the Cold War in avoiding nuclear Armageddon will not be repeated. The risk is thinking the world is entering a re-run of 1945-1991: such illusion is the dangerous repetition of history.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Reply to  peter mcloughlin
May 24, 2020

The vast majority of America’s voting public lack the intellect to overcome irrational fears and they are the ones who decide the leaders of the country. Therefore, America’s leaders will always pander to fear while calling it intellect.

No Butterfly Net's Big Enough for America
No Butterfly Net's Big Enough for America
May 24, 2020

MSNBC is such a hilarious media outlet. Monkey see-Monkey do News

Trump withdraws from Open Skies…..a gift to Putin (yep, just heard it).
Trump wants to resume nuke testing…………a gift to Putin
Trump touts super duper hypersonic missiles…..a gift to Putin
Trump fires a foreign prosecutor investigating his son’s no show job at a gas company…..a gift to Putin.

Oh wait.

....an afterthought
....an afterthought

Someday, somebody will write a book about this period in American history and its use of blackmail as a legitimate tool of foreign policy and the author will spend agonizing months over deciding whether to dedicate the opening chapter to Trump or to Biden.

The Scales of Psychosis
The Scales of Psychosis
Reply to  ....an afterthought
May 24, 2020

Then, some journal of psychiatry will publish a series of articles comparing Democrat dystopia with Republican dystopia.

Vic Anderson
Vic Anderson
May 24, 2020

0NLY US’ Eternal Flamers remember the ever-boding horror of nearly global instant liquidation and infinite contamination ! Can we Please ST0P, N0W !?

Wesaf
Wesaf
Reply to  Vic Anderson
May 27, 2020

Vic there is only one way this will STOP. Thats when Russia whacks the US and there are 10’s of thousands of bodies and the count grows daily and they can do nothing about it.

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