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U.S. Nuclear Warfighting Plan Could Wipe Out the Human Race
by Carl Osgood
March 7In January 1995, the world came to the brink of nuclear war, but war was avoided because tensions between Russia and the West were very low. The launch of a Norwegian scientific rocket, along a trajectory that coincided with that from which Moscow expected a blinding nuclear attack from U.S. Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles would originate, set off alarm bells in Moscow, but the conditions of Russia-U.S. relations were such that Russian President Boris Yeltsin was able to hold off long enough to determine that, in fact, there was no activity by U.S. nuclear forces that were a threat to Russia.
Today, MIT scientist Theodore Postol wrote in a Jan. 25, 2015 Boston Globe article, a similar false alarm might not have such a happy outcome. ``In the different political circumstances of 2015, the same cautious assessment of the rocket's trajectory by Russia's political and military leaders might not be possible,'' he wrote. Among the measures that Postol called for to reduce such dangers, aside from strengthening NATO's conventional force capabilities and improving Russia's early warning network, was this: ``The United States should rein in its senseless and dangerous nuclear force modernization efforts. This program creates the appearance that the United States is preparing to fight and win a nuclear war with Russia. The nuclear deterrent on hand, with minor modifications, is already more than enough.''...
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  • U.S. Nuclear Warfighting Plan Could Wipe Out the Human Race
    The United States is preparing to fight and win a nuclear war, but the idea that it can do that against another nuclear power is a dangerous delusion. Gen. Maj. Andrei Burbin, chief of the Central Command Post of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, made this clear in an unusual March 1 on-air briefing on Russia's RSN Radio. The message he delivered was that 'utopian' military schemes for 'limited nuclear war' or a 'counterforce' destruction of Russia's nuclear weapons are illusory. Since 2001, the U.S. has been reorganizing and modernizing its nuclear forces on the belief that nuclear weapons aren't just a last-resort weapon, but are actually tools for coercing other nations into heeling before the Anglo-American empire of globalization.
    • Who Thinks Nuclear War Is a Viable Option?
      Who would be so perverse as to come up with a strategy to launch a nuclear war? The short answer is the British financial oligarchy, whose determination to maintain world domination has historically included not only the threat to deploy the bomb in order to intimidate those in resistance, but the willingness to risk global extinction by use of what they've called 'limited nuclear war.' Today's U.S. military doctrine derives directly from these utopian ideas.



  • China's Congress Stakes Out Path for Silk Road Project
    The annual dual sessions of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC), held this year in Beijing, are occurring as the Chinese economy finds itself at a crossroads, and the government charts a new course in the face of the financial turmoil in the London-New York financial markets. Key elements in the new orientation for the Chinese economy are the building of a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, or as the Chinese say, 'One Belt, One Road.'

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  • Will Neo-Cons, Led by Obama, Lie Us into a New World War?
    A psychological, propaganda war on behalf of an all-out confrontation with Russia was on full display on Capitol Hill last week, with testimony by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (now an advisor to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko), and anti-Putin fanatic Garry Kasparov, before House and Senate committees.



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