"Weapon of mass destruction"

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Concept.png "Weapon of mass destruction" 
(weaponSourcewatch
WMD.png
Type technology,  propaganda
Interest of • Wouter Basson
• Amy Baker Benjamin
• Combating Terrorism Center
• Dale E. Klein
• Herbert Levine
• National Counterproliferation Center
• Nuclear Threat Initiative

The phrase "Weapon of mass destruction" is used to try to promote fear and invoke enemy images. Its duplicity is evident from the contrast between its use by commercially-controlled media and its legal definition (such as that exists).

Official Narrative

Wikipedia states that "a weapon of mass destruction (WMD or WoMD) is a nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical or other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere."

Problems

US law is so broad that a "weapon of mass destruction" may be anything that explodes, leading political scientist and terrorism-fear skeptic John Mueller to comment that "As I understand it, not only is a grenade a weapon of mass destruction, but so is a maliciously-designed child's rocket even if it doesn't have a warhead."[1]  

Examples

     Page name     Description
Biological weapon
Chemical weapon
Explosive
Nuclear weapon
Trident nuclear programmeEach Trident nuclear-powered submarine is armed with up to 8 missiles and 40 nuclear warheads
 

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