by Morley Evans
|Professor Stephen Cohen, Princeton and NYU|
PROFESSOR COHEN says this is the most dangerous situation since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Americans have unilaterally withdrawn from the ABM treaty. The Americans have surrounded Russia with ABM bases on Russia's borders. The Americans have revoked the "no first strike doctrine" that guided American foreign policy throughout the Cold War. The Americans have hot wars going in the Ukraine and in Syria. NATO and the United States are firing "warning shots" across Russia's borders in the Baltics. False alarms occurred throughout the Cold War. Both sides then were afraid of nuclear war. Now Washington is talking about winning a nuclear war. There are much more much more powerful weapons now than there were in 1962. The people in the West are insouciant. They have been put to sleep. On Professor Cohen, I think the situation is much more dangerous today. Either side can launch a pre-emptive strike to pre-empt a pre-emptive strike from the other side. Russia would have five minutes to respond to an American launch. The United States would have less than one minute to answer to launches from Russian submarines. Russia is anxious. We should be worried too. BUT WE ARE ASLEEP.
Fortunately, the Saker is awake!
Paul Craig Roberts is awake!
Vladimir Putin is awake!
WHY ARE YOU ASLEEP??