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originally posted by: royspeed
I have come across the following article, published in the Guardian newspaper here in the UK, written by the Australian journalist and broadcaster John Pilger. In it, he talked about his visits to the Marshall Islands, home of numerous US nuclear bomb tests, and then went on to say that the US is preparing to initiate armed conflict, as under Obama they have increased production of nuclear weapons and delivery systems massively.
It also mentions the gradual buildup of US forces in various places around the world, such as on the Russian borders via Ukraine, and joint war exercises with Australia around the Chinese territorial waters.
The article goes on to predict that if Hillary Clinton gains the Presidency, then it may not be too long before matters come to a head.
Pilger has, for a long time, been a well-respected and insightful journalist, and his articles usually carry some weight, so I would ask what members make of this theory, and where it may (or possibly will) lead.
Russia’s chess surprise Now Russia has revealed a surprise, a brilliant form of checkmate as in chess. They announced an answer to Washington’s expanding Ballistic Missile “Defense” sites that today exist not only in Poland and the Czech Republic but also in Romania and Turkey. Russia’s government has just announced that it has developed a new “bleeding edge” missile technology that would make the hundreds of billions in dollars that the USA has spent on encircling Russia (and China) with BMD installations utterly worthless. It’s a new ultra-advanced ICBM called RS-26. Russia’s advanced RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of 11,000 km. For illustration, Washington DC is 7843 kilometers from Moscow. The new RS-26 also is capable of a continuously changing trajectory, meaning that it can penetrate even the most advanced missile defense shields. According to a report in the Chinese media after their military leaders were shown a demonstration, even though it weighs just 80 tons, compared to the 120-ton RS-24 Yars predecessor, the Rubezh loads a frightening 1,2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. Moreover, its booster stage is under five minutes, which means that NATO radars in Europe will have no time to register the launch. Adding to NATO BMD problems, during the descending section of its trajectory, at only a few hundred kilometers to the target, the missile’s warheads suddenly take a dive, lose altitude, and continue the approach as a cruise missile. Now in this light a recent statement by Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, regarding the announced US deployment of upgraded US B61-12 nuclear bombs in Europe takes on an interesting new light. Ulyanov, without elaborating, told a recent press conference in Moscow, “the Russian reaction to the deployment of new US bombs will be adequate, and its parameters will be determined by a thorough analysis of all circumstances…” journal-neo.org...
originally posted by: aethertek
Meh, an apologist for Sino-Soviet hegemony with an axe to grind against"American Imperialism".
As if the world would be better off with those powers in control.
Sure the US has become corrupt but we're not that far gone yet, where China & Russia have a long long history of despots & tyrants.
No the US & Western Europe are still the worlds best shot at reason & equality, but can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
Sure the US has become corrupt but we're not that far gone yet
originally posted by: 0010110011101
Just for the purposes of accuracy this article is not from The Guardian, a legitimate UK publication but rather it appears a website set up by "people from different parts of the world committed to the original vision which drew us together on The Guardian‘s CiF pages".
Not sure how much weight or validity this removes/adds to the article but worth mentioning I thought!
Donald Trump is a symptom of this, but he is also a maverick. He says the invasion of Iraq was a crime; he doesn’t want to go to war with Russia and China. The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted exceptionalism is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.