WILL US NUKE IRAN? New video highlights the threat
Press Release, Campaign Against Sanctions and Military
Intervention in Iran (CASMII)
In a newly released video, titled "Will America use nuclear weapons
in a military showdown with Iran?", Dr Jeorge Hirsch, Professor of Physics at
University of California San
Diego, compellingly draws the attention of the international
community to the threats and dangers of a US nuclear attack on Iran.
In an August 2005 issue of The American Conservative, former CIA
Girarldi raised the alarm over
in-process Pentagon contingency plans drafted in preparation for another
terrorist attack in the United States. The response includes
a plan for a massive air assault on Iran with the use of both conventional and
tactical nuclear weapons regardless of whether Iran is any way involved in such an attack
against the U.S.
One month after the publication of
Giraldli's warnings, physicists from around the world, including numerous Nobel
laureates and prominent figures, signed a petition expressing their dismay at seeing the architects of Bush
administration policy embrace the use of nuclear weapons as a tool in warfare
like any other. The new US policy
to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear countries has been officially
formulated in two US government documents Nuclear Posture Review delivered to Congress in December 2001
and Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations dated March 15,
In the new video produced with the
support of volunteers of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military
Intervention in Iran (CASMII), the
UC San Diego Physicist and signatory to the petition Dr Jeorge Hirsch outlines
the devastating consequences that are certain to follow if the U.S. pursues a
policy of deploying nuclear weapons. He urges the US public to ask
the Congress to confront this possibility.
With Iran's civilian nuclear program having been
singled out for referral to the United Nations Security Council, destructive
sanctions and/or military action against Iran seem
imminent. In this context, any U.S. policy that paves the way for
the use of nuclear weapons is particular cause for alarm.
We urge Iranian, U.S. and international media to take note of this
alarming development in official U.S. policy and to meet their
responsibilities in revealing its dire implications.
... Payvand News - 3/29/06 ... --