by Morley Evans
You may remember that Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev ended the Cold War (1947-1991). The American War industry was in a panic. Who needs guns, bombs, and nukes, if there is no war or any threat of war? The military-industrial complex (MIC) got busy creating a new Cold War. Trillions of dollars for them are at stake. Today, things are more dangerous than they were at the height of the Cold War. The Russians are very worried because everyone in the West is asleep while loonies in Washington, and their vassals world-wide, endanger everyone on the planet. - ed
of Growing Danger
A group of Americans visiting Russia heard dire warnings from ex-Soviet President Gorbachev that the tensions between the U.S. and Russia are creating a dangerous situation for the world, reports Rick Sterling, who is on the trip.
By Rick Sterling
May 16, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - The former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, is 87 years old but still sharp. He told a delegation of 30 Americans in a two-week visit to Russia organised by the Center for Citizen Initiatives, “This is a time to be concerned. We should worry about relations between our two countries. … Things cannot continue as they are.”
President Gorbachev recalled his initial meetings with President Reagan, which came after six years of poor relations and hostility. In the first summit meeting, Reagan issued a long list of accusations against the Soviet Union; Gorbachev responded with his own accusations against the U.S. After that meeting Gorbachev said “He’s not a hawk; he’s a dinosaur” while Reagan said about Gorbachev “He’s a die-hard communist.”
At the next summit meeting, Reagan continued lecturing Gorbachev. After listening for 15 minutes. Gorbachev stopped Reagan saying, “That’s enough. If you want to talk as equals we can go very far. Differences can be bridged. Problems can be resolved. But as equals.”
Reagan asked how the Soviet Union would respond if the United States was at risk because of some kind of natural calamity. When Gorbachev said his people would want to help, not take advantage, the mood changed.