Words of wisdom from a expert. The idea that we can win a war by using nuclear missiles is a long outdated idea that only fools and the deranged could consider.
As the Doomsday clock moved closer to midnight yesterday many are totally oblivious of its implications.
Obama ordered troops to every single country that borders Russia. Not only tactical weapons such as tanks and rocket launchers, but nuclear weapons too.
So close in fact that should a mistake occur there is virtually no chance to either self destruct or recall the weapon, making war inevitable.
Gorbachev is clear in what he sees as an introduction to war ……
“While state budgets are struggling to fund people’s essential social needs, military spending is growing. Money is easily found for sophisticated weapons whose destructive power is comparable to that of the weapons of mass destruction; for submarines whose single salvo is capable of devastating half a continent; for missile defense systems that undermine strategic stability.”
Which is all too true. The countries that fair the best are new Zealand Canada Australia Germany and those that have huge armies have the worst standard of living.
China is the only one that seems to have a balance but even so because of threats of the US they have now installed nuclear weapons on islands that were in dispute with some of its neighbors, simply because the US threatened to intervene.
The Chinese gave a stern warning just a couple of weeks ago letting the US in no uncertain terms that they have the firepower and capability to be more than a match for the US.
They would be of course…but not in the way so many may believe. Their men are better disciplined. Are capable of carrying out absolute instructions with precision.
They have recently commissioned a new aircraft carrier, but their main attack force are subs. Moving by stealth and carrying multiple nuclear missiles that could right now be sitting outside NY City.
Pilot-less drones being manufactured by the hundreds and some nuclear capable.
The only ray of sunshine is Trump, who is very critical of war, and has been reaching out (at least to Russia) to alleviate concerns. That may not be enough and a gesture of sensibility and his commitment may be to get all weapons off the Russian borders as soon as possible.
Warnings from the so called enemy of the west can be read here