Justifiably Fears Possible Preemptive US Nuclear
By Stephen Lendman
rage for endless wars is the greatest threat to
world peace, stability and security. Russia
fears a possible preemptive US nuclear attack on
According to Russia’s General Staff deputy head
Gen. Viktor Poznikhir,
“(t)he presence of American ABM sites in
Europe and ABM-capable ships in the seas and
oceans close to Russia’s territory creates a
powerful clandestine potential for
delivering a surprise nuclear missile strike
“The presence of the global ABM system
lowers the threshold for the use of nuclear
weapons, because it gives the US the
illusion of impunity for using strategic
offensive weapons from under the protection
of the ABM ‘umbrella.’”
“The ABM shield is a symbol of the build-up
of rocket forces in the world and a trigger
for a new arms race.”
the onset of Western-instigated Cold War in the
late 1940s, “analysts” in Washington and at the
Pentagon believed nuclear war on Russia was
persists, undermining global security,
threatening humanity more than ever with neocons
in charge of US militarism and war-making.
US hostility toward Russia negates the chance
for nuclear sanity, increases the unthinkable –
mass annihilation from possible nuclear war.
before House Armed Services Committee members,
Votel lied about Iran, calling the
Islamic Republic “the greatest longterm threat
to (Middle East) stability.”
and Israel earned that dubious distinction long
ago – threatening the region and world peace.
Iran seeks regional “hegemon(y).”
Iran seeks mutual cooperation among all nations.
It seeks world peace, forthrightly opposing
US-led imperial wars.
“(H)umanitarian cris(es) are exploited by
violent extremist organizations and
terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS.”
“These groups have clearly indicated their
desire and intent to attack the US homeland,
our interests abroad and the interests of
our partners and allies.”
America bears full responsibility for creating
humanitarian crises in the Middle East, North
Africa and central Asia. NATO, Israel and their
rogue allies share blame.
America created and supports al-Qaeda, ISIS and
other terrorist groups. Chances of them
attacking the US homeland are virtually nil.
Votel lied claiming otherwise.
“(T)he central region has come to represent
the nexus for many of the security
challenges our nation faces.”
America’s only threats are invented ones, no
others. They’re used to enlist public and
congressional support for out-of-control defense
spending – funds used for militarism and endless
wars of aggression against nations threatening
An investigation will be conducted on the
March 17 Mosul airstrike killing hundreds of
civilians – “to establish what happened,
establish what the facts are, identify
accountability, and…lessons learned…”
America indiscriminately massacres civilians in
all its wars. Investigations when conducted are
systematically whitewashed to avoid
accountability for Nuremberg-level high crimes.
Eyewitness survivors blamed US-led warplanes for
the March 17 massacre. Facts don’t need to be “establish(ed).”
Pentagon-led slaughter of civilians will
continue in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. US war
criminals remain unaccountable for high crimes
of war and against humanity.
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His new book as editor and contributor is titled
“Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for
Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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