Tory government would launch preemptive nuclear strike, defense secretary says : RT Question More

Prime Minister Theresa May would be prepared to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against any enemies, even if Britain was not under attack, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has claimed.

“In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told the BBC’s Today program.

When asked in what circumstances, he replied: “They are better not specified or described, which would only give comfort to our enemies and make the deterrent less credible.

“The whole point about the deterrent is that you have got to leave uncertainty in the mind of anyone who might be thinking of using weapons against this country.”

The prime minister’s official spokesperson later added there was “no reason to disagree with what the defense secretary said.”

Trident’s four submarines operate a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. Last year, a vote in the House of Commons saw MPs vote for Trident’s renewal, which is expected to cost up to £225 billion (about US$285 billion) over its service lifetime.

Fallon’s comments come as the Tories continued to exploit Labour divisions on the retention of the Trident deterrent, to warn of the “very dangerous chaos” if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister.

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9 Comments

  1. “In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike,” Fallon told the BBC’s Today program.

    When asked in what circumstances, he replied: “They are better not specified or described, which would only give comfort to our enemies and make the deterrent less credible.”

    In other words, he hasn’t got a clue!

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  2. I have heard Michael ‘all fingers’ Fallon finds it difficult to keep his W.M.D (weapon of mild distraction) in its silo.

    Does anyone really think nuclear weapons are a choice in combat? You can’t just tell the neighbors to keep their doors and windows shut cause we fancy dropping a nuclear weapon on your neighbor, they worked this out long ago. There is only one reason to have nuclear weapons, to be able to do unsavory things to other nations and no one will try and stop you.

    The problem is though you may piss someone off sufficiently that they try and wipe you out before you get chance to retaliate. So you need to spread your nuclear weapons around so no one can ever hold you to account. All the UK really is a bullies toady.

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  3. Spot on Loccie.

    Any country retaliating with nukes would surely kick start a catastrophe around the globe with others joining in for fear of attack.

    DOOMSDAY HERE WE COME.

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