War pimp alert: Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told.

The crazies are running the madhouse.

Ian Traynor in Brussels
Tuesday January 22, 2008
The Guardian

A Trident missile
A British Trident missile. Photograph: AP
 
The west must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the “imminent” spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, according to a radical manifesto for a new Nato by five of the west’s most senior military officers and strategists.Calling for root-and-branch reform of Nato and a new pact drawing the US, Nato and the European Union together in a “grand strategy” to tackle the challenges of an increasingly brutal world, the former armed forces chiefs from the US, Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands insist that a “first strike” nuclear option remains an “indispensable instrument” since there is “simply no realistic prospect of a nuclear-free world”.

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