Unthinkable Rhetoric: Nuclear Weapons and the Ukraine War

Source: CounterPunch
by Ray Acheson

“The words and actions of Putin and other Russian officials have elevated the risks and dangers of nuclear war back into mainstream consciousness. But the threat of nuclear weapons is not limited to the Russian government. Eight other governments — those of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom and the United States — also possess nuclear weapons, and US nuclear bombs are stored on the territory of five other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) members — Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Turkey. Each and every one of these bombs is a threat to peace and security.” (06/16/22)