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Paul Craig Roberts On The Real Likelihood Of Nuclear War
03-27-2016, 02:10 AM,
Paul Craig Roberts On The Real Likelihood Of Nuclear War
Paul Craig Roberts On The Real Likelihood Of Nuclear War

<p><a href=""><em>Via SputnikNews' John Harrison,</em></a></p> <p>Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration,<strong> shares his view that there is a real likelihood of a nuclear war breaking out.</strong> Below are the main points covered in this radio programme.</p> <p><em>(click image for link to full interview)</em></p> <p><a href=""><img height="241" src="" width="600" /></a></p> <p><em>&quot;<strong>Firstly there is the Wolfowitz doctrine, which basically makes it clear that the United States should prevent the rise of&nbsp;any state that could present sufficient power to&nbsp;threaten American unilateral action</strong>. Russia has risen and has displayed such power&hellip;.This is the reason for&nbsp;the constant demonisation of&nbsp;Russia&rsquo;s leader. We have the number one candidate for&nbsp;the democratic Nomination Hillary Clinton, who now compares the President of&nbsp;Russia with&nbsp;Hitler&hellip;.<strong>So what has happened is that every American president during&nbsp;my lifetime, especially Nixon and Reagan worked to&nbsp;create trust between&nbsp;the two major nuclear powers. But beginning with&nbsp;Clinton, the trust that had been achieved was progressively destroyed.</strong>&quot;</em></p> <p><em>&quot;<strong>When you destroy trust between&nbsp;nuclear powers you recreate the possibility of&nbsp;nuclear war,</strong> either by&nbsp;intent, or miscalculation. So this is a reckless and irresponsible act on&nbsp;the part of&nbsp;Washington&hellip;.<strong>The information war that is going on&nbsp;now is to&nbsp;prepare the American population and NATO countries allies for&nbsp;military conflict with&nbsp;Russia. This is part of&nbsp;the preparation of&nbsp;that.</strong> We now have high level people in&nbsp;the US government and military who go to&nbsp;Congress and say that Russia is an existential threat. This is rubbish!&hellip;You have to&nbsp;remember that before&nbsp;the wars started in&nbsp;Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, it was the constant demonisation of&nbsp;the leaders of&nbsp;the governments, against&nbsp;Gaddafi, Hussein. <strong>When you see these kinds of&nbsp;demonisation it fits a pattern</strong>.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>&quot;<strong>A hot war can come from&nbsp;a new cold war. </strong>Another factor is the American military industrial complex, with&nbsp;a turnover of&nbsp;a trillion dollars annually. Their entire revenues come from&nbsp;serving the war capability of&nbsp;US government. They have a huge interest in&nbsp;having a major enemy. <strong>They tried to&nbsp;make terrorists that enemy, but&nbsp;that is not serious enough, so this complex has great interest in&nbsp;recreating the Russian threat</strong>. From the neo conservative standpoint, they actually regard any country with&nbsp;an independent foreign policy to&nbsp;be a threat to&nbsp;the United States. So that part of&nbsp;the equation means that they can move the cold war into&nbsp;a hot war, it only takes a small amount of&nbsp;miscalculation. I don&rsquo;t see how the Russian government can believe one word coming out&nbsp;of Washington.&quot;</em></p> <p><em><a href=""><img height="179" src="" width="600" /></a></em></p> <p><em>&quot;<strong>Some neocons say: what&rsquo;s the good of&nbsp;nuclear weapons if you can&rsquo;t use them?</strong> They have a theory that the US has sufficient superiority to&nbsp;win a strike against&nbsp;Russia. If the US cannot win against&nbsp;a few thousand Taliban, it will not be able to&nbsp;win&nbsp; a possible conventional war against&nbsp;the Red Army, it will go nuclear rather lose&hellip;. A nuclear war cannot be won.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>&quot;<strong>The neoconservatives now have no competition,</strong> there is nobody out&nbsp;there apart from&nbsp;Washington wishing to&nbsp;take over&nbsp;the world... <strong>As long as&nbsp;the American vassal states that compromise the NATO accept it, they magnify the chance of&nbsp;a new massive war...</strong> Republican candidates are competing with&nbsp;each other to&nbsp;see who can treat Russia the most aggressively.&quot;</em></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_teaser" width="189" height="172" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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