Why South Africa Destroyed Its Nuclear Weapons

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Aug 28, 2013
 
Why would any country voluntarily dismantle its nuclear weapons which take years and billions to develop?

South Africa is the only country which ever give up its nuclear dissuasion power.

But Why? Did they dismantle the country’s nuclear weapons because they believed in a vision of an Africa free of nuclear weapons, as the press reported?

NO.

The white apartheid regime didn’t want a Black Nation to possess nuclear weapon, a dissuasive power in our contemporary world.

Foreseeing a democratic South Africa where Black people will be in power, the white regime destroyed all the country’s main military facilities, ballistics missiles and dismantling all six complete nuclear weapons shortly after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990.

South Africa hastily joined the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and seven weeks later the country signed a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

According to Greg Mills “South African authorities co-operated fully with the IAEA during the whole verification process, and were commended by the then director-general of the Agency in 1992, Dr. Hans Blix, for providing inspectors with unlimited access and data beyond those required by the Safeguards Agreement“

In less than 3 years all South Africa’s ballistic missiles were scrapped, its six nuclear weapons dismantled, and any remaining missile engines destroyed.

To prevent any future attempt by any upcoming South African administration to empower the country, the apartheid regime enacted the most self-restricting legislation in the form of the “Act on the Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction” that makes provision for a South African Council for Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction to control exports of dual-use materials, equipment and technology."
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Aug 28, 2013
 
Well I think they did the right thing! Why do they need nuclear weapons for???? Anyway I think the US made them do it!

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Aug 28, 2013
 
African AE wrote:
Well I think they did the right thing! Why do they need nuclear weapons for???? Anyway I think the US made them do it!
I'll bet the US did have something to do with it
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Aug 28, 2013
 
yeah - they didn't want blak spear-chuckers in charge of a nuclear arsenal.........

.....interestingly - the apartheid regime also conducted research into ethnic-specific bio-weapons......viruses/bacte ria that would make blax infertile........wonder wot the fruits of this research were?.........

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Aug 28, 2013
 
i think the better question will be "who sold nuclear bombs to a racist regime in the first place" what was their motive?
too much monkey business

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Aug 28, 2013
 
well , I doubt if by themselves they knew how to operate them, and with whites leaving in planefuls, they would have only monkeyed with the bombs and Whoooof! no more S Africa. so Obama told them to hand them over to the big boys .
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Aug 28, 2013
 
mistk wrote:
i think the better question will be "who sold nuclear bombs to a racist regime in the first place" what was their motive?
they built them deyseffs.........alwayz remember that YT has the brains and the technology.........wherever he is in the world..........
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Aug 28, 2013
 
too much monkey business wrote:
well , I doubt if by themselves they knew how to operate them, and with whites leaving in planefuls, they would have only monkeyed with the bombs and Whoooof! no more S Africa. so Obama told them to hand them over to the big boys .
the blak knigra race is certainly not mature enuff to handel such dangerous things responsibly..........just look how niccuz behave with guns - and they wanna have nukes!- gtfoh.........

and certainly niccuz lack the brains to build these things themselves........
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Aug 28, 2013
 
Masud_S_hoghughi__ wrote:
<quoted text>the blak knigra race is certainly not mature enuff to handel such dangerous things responsibly..........just look how niccuz behave with guns - and they wanna have nukes!- gtfoh.........
and certainly niccuz lack the brains to build these things themselves........
Your mom dropped a turd in the toilet. You were born wet. Hahahahahaha. White turd.
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Aug 28, 2013
 
India got nukes. And they made them all by themselves.
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Aug 28, 2013
 
fonky fleur wrote:
India got nukes. And they made them all by themselves.
but they're not kneegros........
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Aug 28, 2013
 
Masud_S_Hoghughi__ wrote:
<quoted text>but they're not kneegros........
Why did the western world allow India to go nuclear???
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Aug 28, 2013
 
mistk wrote:
i think the better question will be "who sold nuclear bombs to a racist regime in the first place" what was their motive?
Israel helped them make the bomb or gave them the bomb. US and UK could have given them the nod. But that is water under the bridge.
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Aug 28, 2013
 
NUCLEAR STATES ESTIMATED WARHEADS
United States 7,650
Russia 8,420
United Kingdom 225
France 300
China 240
India 80-100
Pakistan 90-110
North Korea Fewer than 10
Israel 80
Iran??

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Aug 28, 2013
 
Boon wrote:
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Israel helped them make the bomb or gave them the bomb.
Proof pls
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Aug 29, 2013
 
It's just common sense for South Africa to disarm their nuclear arsenal because everybody knows that nigguhs and nukes are a recipe for disaster.
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Aug 30, 2013
 
Bayou City wrote:
It's just common sense for South Africa to disarm their nuclear arsenal because everybody knows that nigguhs and nukes are a recipe for disaster.
.....its wot I've alwayz thought - kneegros r too primitive and unevolved as a race to b entrusted with such things..........

.....they can't even build these things, so y give it to them on a plate?........
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#21
Aug 31, 2013
 
give africa a break one would say usa is entering menopouse period since its more than 400yrs old while africa is entering puberty since its 50yrs old
I would say ots only a matter of time before africa rise.a country like kenya is now invensting in space technology from scratch funded by government of kenya.African educated population is increasing day in day out.extreme poverty has reduced from highs of 70 % in 2000 to 34%in just a decade once africa comes to its foot they will develop nuclear fire arms as they please since they already have all ingredients ready in,uranium,niobium,power,exper ties when the time is right even western powers wont be able to stop them..but firsr let africans first foccus on economic growth..
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Aug 31, 2013
 

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There's no way the powers that be would leave Nuclear weapons in the hands of a bunch of spooks.
Simple as that.

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