Major Mexico Daily La Jornada Covers EIR Nov. 5 Press Conference To Stop Nuclear War Threat
Nov. 8, 2022 (EIRNS)—Under the headline “Experts Call for Creating International Organizations against Nuclear War,” (in Spanish) Mexico’s national daily La Jornada published an excellent article Nov. 6 on EIR’s Nov. 5 press conference “A Nuclear War Cannot Be Won and Must Never Be Fought.” Reporter Fernando Camacho Servín began his article by reporting that experts in the field agree that “the that that the world will be destroyed by a nuclear war continues to exist today, in large part due to the tensions caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, making it necessary to create international organizations to counter that threat.”
Camacho Servín highlighted the remarks of retired University of Missouri nuclear expert Steven Starr, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, former senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Cliff Kiracofe, and Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who were among the speakers.
He captured the chilling nature of Starr’s report, in which he warned that in a nuclear exchange between Russia and the U.S., the 800-1,000 missiles launched by each side would take approximately half an hour to reach their destinations and “no one would survive.” Camacho also pointed to Starr’s stark warning that these missiles can be launched preemptively if one side believes—without any certainty—that the enemy has deployed its missiles against it, in a process that takes only 10 minutes. The result, he showed in an explicit video of the war, is extinction of the human race.
The Mexican journalist underscored Scott Ritter’s comment that the people of the U.S. and other nations are far less aware of the danger of nuclear war than they were in the 1970s or 1980s, agreeing with Starr’s assessment that there are no winners in a nuclear conflagration. He quotes Ritter saying “it’s impossible. You don’t survive to keep fighting,” adding that there’s no such thing as a gradual launching of nuclear weapons: “you launch everything you have. For that reason nuclear weapons shouldn’t exist.”
Camacho Servín focused on Cliff Kiracofe’s assessment that the threat of nuclear war is heightened by tensions caused by the war between Ukraine and Russia, and the urgent need for “diplomatic processes” to begin in which all the actors involved must participate.
Appropriately, Camacho ends by quoting Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche, who “warned that the world is in ‘one of its most dangerous moments’ due to the possible beginning of a nuclear war and called for the creation of new multilateral organizations to eliminate that threat.”