US wish for pre-emptive action 'a prelude to global warfare'
The director of the Center for Research and Globalization and professor of economics at the University of Ottawa believes it is the US, which is trying to light a match.
“Just a few weeks ago it was revealed that the Pentagon had implemented a so-called playbook, which was to ratchet up tension with North Korea. During the war games it has dispatched [nuclear capable planes]… We have to put it in historical perspective, because these threats have been ongoing for more than half a century, since the end of the Korean War,” he said.
Chossudovsky also added that it does not seem at all that the world is serious in its intentions at curbing nuclear threats as such: “Looking at US nuclear doctrine, we have a $32 billion refurbishing of nuclear weapons, which is barely acknowledged by the mainstream media. We have a $10 billion refurbishing of tactical nuclear weapons, which can be launched from a B-2 bomber, which have currently been deployed. And then we have a Senate decision which says that nuclear weapons are harmless to the surrounding civilian population and can be used in the conventional war theater.”
When asked what tactics could possibly be implemented to avert
the current crisis, Chossudovsky said that he sees a way out if
“the people across the land, in Western countries, come to
realize that the United States and NATO are a threat to global
security, and if they wish to wage a pre-emptive nuclear war on any
country in the world, that is a prelude to global
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