20-1-2023 Volgens een bericht van de International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is de VS in december vorig jaar begonnen met de vernieuwing van zijn kernwapens in Europa. Het betreft o.a. kernwapens op de Nederlandse vliegbasis Volkel. De nieuwe geavanceerde bommen zijn 83 keer zo krachtig als de bom op Hiroshima en kunnen worden ingezet tegen ondergrondse doelen.
Tekst bericht ICAN:
In December, the United States is bringing new nuclear warheads to Europe to replace the bombs already stationed in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.
The B61-12 is a new, more advanced nuclear warhead that can detonate beneath the Earth's surface. Its destructiveness against underground targets could be equivalent to 83 Hiroshima bombs.
But we won't hear about it when these weapons reach Europe. Historically, it's been an 'open secret' that these nuclear weapons are even there. So we've put together a new video explaining what's happening and what we can do about it.
These nuclear weapons are coming to Europe in a time of heightened nuclear tension. It's a critical time to raise questions about nuclear sharing, the secrecy around it, and whether European citizens agree to be complicit if these nuclear bombs are ever used. If the US decides to use its nuclear weapons located in Germany, the warheads are loaded onto German planes and a German pilot drops them.
Meanwhile, the majority of people in these countries are either unaware that these weapons are there or want their government to remove these nuclear weapons and join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.