America Considered A Nuclear Strike On Libya

While the operation in Libya against the Gaddafi regime is in full swing, some reports have surfaced that the Pentagon was planning a nuclear strike on Libya decades ago.

­Professor Michel Chossudovsky from the Centre for Research on Globalization claims that the US has planned nuclear strikes on Libya on a number of occasions in the past.

“It was suggested by the Pentagon [in 1997] that this weapon should be used against Libya. But in fact it was quite explicit because they said that this weapon would be available for possible use against a suspected underground chemical factory being built by Libya at Tarhunah, which is a city 60 km from Tripoli.”

According to Professor Michel Chossudovsky, a B61-11, a tactical nuclear weapon with approximately the explosive capacity of two-thirds of the Hiroshima bomb, was tested a few days ago. It was tested using a B-2 Spirit aircraft, which has been used during the Libyan operation. It is known as a very sophisticated heavy bomber equipped to deliver tactical nuclear warheads. However, Chossudovsky says there is no evidence that these weapons are being prepared use in Libya.