Paul Craig Roberts: Washington’s neocons think nuclear war can be won and are planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony.
Global Offensive Strike weapons are another expression of Washington’s preparation for initiating military aggression in pursuit of the goal of US world hegemony. The purpose is for Washington neocons to be able to attack any country in less than one hour.
According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, “the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against major urban areas.
All major cities of the Soviet Union were included in the list of 66 “strategic” targets. The tables below categorize each city in terms of area in square miles and the corresponding number of atomic bombs required to annihilate and kill the inhabitants of selected urban areas.
Six atomic bombs were to be used to destroy each of the larger cities including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa.
The Pentagon estimated that a total of 204 atomic bombs would be required to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”. The targets for a nuclear attack consisted of sixty-six major cities.