An assistant to former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder claims the Bush government 'really played through all possibilities' in responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the use of nuclear weapons.
Germany’s Der Spiegel reported on its official website on Saturday that the United States thought about employing nuclear weapons against Afghanistan, according to Michael Steiner, who was as a political counselor to then-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.
When asked whether the United States really considered employing nuclear weapons in reaction to the attacks organized by Al-Qaida's Osama bin Laden, in which almost 3,000 people lost their lives, Steiner said, "The papers were written," adding, "they had really played through all possibilities."
Steiner revealed that Schroder had suspected that the United States, which was in a state of distress after the terrorist attacks, would react excessively.
Furthermore, Steiner said in the news interview that Schroder turned down his suggestion to publish a declaration stating "unconditional support" for the United States.
Suspicion between the then U.S. President George Bush and Schroder deepened in 2003 when the chancellor said no to joining the coalition led by the United States in the military movement against Iraq.
In a report published by Global Research, it was revealed that the U.S. has used lethal weapons in Asia before. “Tactical nuclear weapons were used, at least one in Iraq and several were used in Afghanistan –in the Tora Bora mountains,” Peter Eyre, a Middle East consultant, stated. Eyre explained that the atomic bomb that hit Tora Bora region in Afghanistan was so strong that it in fact created an earthquake there.
The analyst continued to explain that the use of such deadly weapons by United States armed forces, which is a gross contravention of the Geneva Convention, has been endorsed by the United States leaders; thus they should be put on trial for war crimes.
The United States has never acknowledged the use of nuclear weapons aside from the attacks on Japan to end the second world war.