Brazil to Go Nuclear?

Brasilia, Brazil


Apparently the arms accumulations among various nations, including one or more in South America, have gotten some in Brazil to consider getting nuclear weapons too:

Brazil VP says country should build nuclear arms
AP – Sept 25, 2009
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Brazil’s vice president says his country should develop nuclear weapons. Jose Alencar says “a nuclear weapon has great importance” to prevent attacks on Brazil because of its extensive borders and maritime holdings. Alencar tells Brazilian newspapers that Brazil doesn’t have a program to develop nuclear weapons, but should. Alencar’s influence is relatively limited and he is not a member of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s party. Brazilian officials insist they are developing nuclear energy only for peaceful means. Alencar aide Adriano Silva confirms the comments published Friday by newspapers including O Globo and O Estado de Sao Paulo. He says they are personal opinions and not a position of the government.

Brazil has not been an aggressively militaristic power, thus I believe that only if it feels that it needs them for defense would Brazil decide it needed to develop nuclear weapons.  The world should wake up to the fact if nations like North Korea (which apparently has some) and possibly Iran end up with nuclear weapons, that nations that have not been internationally hostile may decide that they need to as well.

Some prophetic thoughts concerning Brazil are in the following article:

Mexico, Central America, South America, and Brazil in Prophecy [Español: México, America Central, Suramérica, y el Brasil en profecíal] [Português: México, América Central, Ámérica do Sul, e Brasil na profecia] What will happen to those of Latin America? Will they have prosperity? Will they cooperate with Europe? Will they suffer in the future? What role might Brazil play?  What rule might the various Caribbean nations/territories play?

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