Besides USA, Russia, Israel, South Africa, China and North Korea, who has nuclear weapons?
The balance of military power often is just who has the Hydrogen bomb and the Atomic bomb. It seems to me that money itself doesn't provide superiority, nor does oil or gold or arable land, the historical commodities that gave might to nations. Though oil is the recent reason for starting wars, it's whether or not you have the BOMB that is the deterrent. Nevertheless, N. Korea is using it as a threat to get what it wants. Iran is threatening to Israel and American targets as soon as it gets the bomb and Israel says it's prepared to bomb Iran if it has intelligence to support the idea that Iran is close to making enriched uranium. Osama bin Laden attacked the USA even though it has the BOMB. Was he depending on peer pressure and assuming that the USA would not use it because of public opinion? Or, was he attacking without nuclear bombs and so assumed that retaliation would be a non-nuclear affair and thus he was safe.
- EBLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Was he depending on peer pressure and assuming that the USA would not use it because of public opinion? Or, was he attacking without nuclear bombs and so assumed that retaliation would be a non-nuclear affair and thus he was safe.
What country do you propose America attack? Even America isn't stupid enough to start Nuclear War. Osama bin Laden didn't attack America, he retaliated against America on American soil. Not nice is it? When innocent civilians die. What America was meant to learn was to **** off and get out of foreign countries. Clearly America is a slow learner. Keep sending your troops to die in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe when enough soldiers are killed you just might get it.
- AsdjsdhLv 41 decade ago
India and Pakistan have them. I know some of the EU have them too, the UK, france, spain? (not sure). Iran will probably get some soon, and other nations will probably want to make them just to have insurance that no one will nuke them.
And if Israel bombs Iran i'm pretty sure Iran will try to nuke it off the face of the earth, thats such a stupid thing on Israel's part.
Osama was just an individual nutcase with a following (using his success in the afghanistan-russia war to brainwash people), he's done.
- quimbyLv 44 years ago
South Africa now not has nuclear weapons. They have been given rid of them while Nelson Mandela grew to grow to be President of the Republic. Usama Bin laden did not assume the U.S. to retaliate after Sept. 11, 2001 because of the fact it had not finished any super retaliation after the united statesCole attack, the bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, or the attack on the two Embassies in *** Africa.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Next door neighbors Pakistan, and India have them, and they have fights all the time. North Korea had an agreement with the U.S. that they would quit nuclear tests if they got removed from Terror List. The U.S. has dragged its feet in removing them and the N. Koreans are sick of waiting for alleged promises to happen. If Condoleza Rice gets off her *** they will quit doing this.
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- Mark KLv 71 decade ago
India France UK Pakistan North Korea does not have any their tests were failures
- ChrisLv 51 decade ago
USA, Russia, China, North Korea
Pakistan, India, France, UK
South Africa had one, but they destroyed it before giving up control to the native African
- DGLv 51 decade ago
Israel does not officially acknowledge, but is believed to have them
South Africa has disassembled theirs. (Hmm, how long to put back together?)
It is rumored that both Sweden and Japan could "whip up a batch" very quickly if needed.
- SatanLv 41 decade ago
US · Russia · UK · France
PR China · India · Israel
Pakistan · North Korea