As the Roman poet Vergil (Publius Vergilius Maro) pointed out many years ago, long before you were born, and before you and I served in Vietnam: Facilis descensis Averno - Easy is the descent into hell, but to return safely to the world above, here is the task, there is the difficulty!
There are now FIVE European "Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States" - Turkey, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy! Which one of these might be compelled to plunge our world into a nuclear war, from which our tiny planet is destined never to recover? Five countries, the US, UK, France, China and Russia are considered to be "nuclear weapons states" (NWS), an internationally recognized status conferred by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Three other "Non NPT countries" (i.e.non-signatory states of the NPT) including India, Pakistan and North Korea are known to possess nuclear weapons. Israel is an "undeclared nuclear state". It produces and deploys nuclear warheads directed against military and civilian targets in the Middle East including Tehran. In addition, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy have easy access to nuclear bombs. While Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities are unconfirmed, the nuclear weapons capabilities of these five countries, including delivery procedures are formally acknowledged.
Which one of these nations is going to involve our fragile earth in a nuclear holocaust from which our planet will never recover? Please click on my headline to "get the rest of this story".