IS WORLD NUCLEAR WAR INEVITABLE?
The United States wants to remain the only superpower with the power to unilaterally control any resources it needs and the government of any country that stands in its way of doing so. This was true on Bush I, Bill Clinton, Bush II, Barack Obama, and will remain true under Clinton II or Donald Trump.
United States military and political leaders seek “nuclear primacy” – the ability to first strike both China’s 400 odd nuclear weapons and Russia’s 2,500 “on alert” weapons with minimal retaliation against American targets – i.e., maybe only a hundred U.S. cities would be destroyed and only 75 million Americans die immediately. See “The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy” By Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press. Obama has budgeted for the U.S. to spend a trillion dollars over the next several years to update U.S. nuclear weapons, further aggravating the nuclear arms race.
Given suspected U.S. nuclear primacy plans, on top of the U.S. surrounding Russia with military bases over the last 20 years, Russia could feel compelled to attack the United States on the slightest of pretext or fears of an impending attack. The world already has come close to nuclear war several times over the last few decades. On January 25, 1995 Boris Yeltsin, then President of Russia, came within three minutes of initiating a full nuclear strike on the United States because of one Norwegian scientific rocket Russians could not identify.
Any use of nuclear weapons probably will lead to a rapid escalation, “out of control spiral,” to nuclear war among most or all nuclear nations–“world nuclear war.” The U.N. cannot stop it. U.S. imperialism and pre-emptive strikes cannot stop it. Only a worldwide disarmament movement can stop it.
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