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US Should Renounce WMD
By Tahir Khan
Special Contribution
Saddam Hussein in court prior to his hanging

On March 20, 2003. US President George W. Bush stated that the objective of the Iraq invasion was "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people."

When George Bush announced that the bombing of Afghanistan had started, he said, "We are a peaceful nation." What is your reaction to that?

In last decade most of the time USA government refuted about weapons of mass destruction for justifying his attacks on any country. But the issue is that in last 50 years US government pioneered in not only using but developing and selling all kinds of weapons of mass destructions. And they even hold the largest stockpiles of all type of weapons.

The other view is that the US government provided all types of chemical and biological weapons to the Saddam Hussein's regime in the past and provided weapons to Taliban of Afghanistan and also provided nuclear reactor to Iran.

Just look at US weapons and its use.

BLU-82B or Daisy Cutter. It is quite literally the largest non-nuclear bomb in the world. The Daisy Cutter was first used by the Air Force in the final years of US involvement in the Vietnam War for clearing thick jungle areas to create instant landing zones for Army helicopters and this was used in the Iraq and Afghanistan too against innocent civilians.

In August of 1945 two nuclear bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" were dropped on the two major cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. These two weapons killed approximately 250,000 Japanese citizens instantly, and many more thousands have died over the years from radiation sickness and related cancers.

US Army also used depleted uranium against Iraq in Gulf War.

List of US nuclear arsenals:

Nuclear program start date: October 21, 1939
First nuclear weapon test: July 16, 1945
First fusion weapon test: Nov. 1, 1952
Total tests: 1,054 detonations
Peak stockpile: 32,193 warheads (1966)
Current stockpile: 5,735 active, 9,960 total

The United States military used chemical weapons and napalm-like bombs during a bombardment of Fallujah in November 2004. The US military also used white phosphorus on the civilian population during the bombardment on Iraq.

During Vietnam War the US military used "Agent Orange" from 1961 to 1971 to destroy the herbs.

The US Army is actively involved in biological weapons research also.

Right now, the US is developing a new generation of weapons which is more lethal and much sophisticated than previous ones that undermine and possibly violate international treaties on biological and
chemical warfare.

This is just a tip of iceberg of US crimes and its weapons. And there is a long list of missiles and bombs in US arsenals.

It's the US alone, but such major powers as Britain, Russia, and France are also following the same track.

The core issue is how long US government justifies its crime in name of war against terrorists, or 9/11 issue by killing of innocent civilians.

Act of US government like a mad dog and they do not follow the international norms and treaties regarding the use of these weapons.

And they forget the consequence of these weapons that not only kill living beings but destroy the environment. If situation like this continues this Earth will not be a safer place anymore.






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