US, Israel and nuclear weapons

US, Israel and nuclear weapons

Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:3AM

In January 1953, then US President Harry Truman directed the Atomic Energy Commission to continue work on not just some but all forms of nuclear weapons. This included the so-called hydrogen bomb, so devastating in its destruction that it became known as the super-bomb.

Doing so, the United States sparked a new stage in the arms race. In other words, the world started going mad and began to make more and more nuclear weapons very quickly. Once the United States had tested its nuclear bomb, within just a year, the USSR was already testing its own bomb.

America had begun an aggressive worldwide race to stockpile nuclear weapons and within just 35 years, the world went from having no nuclear weapons to having over 40,000 of them.

Today, the United States is the self-appointed nuclear police and is one of the only few countries to support the stockpiling of nuclear weapons by Israel, the only regime in the Middle East that has launched wars on other countries and killed thousands upon thousands of innocent people.

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted an Arab-backed resolution urging Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel’s number one supporter, the United States, voted against.

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