The threat of nuclear war is higher than it has been since the Cold War, suggests former congressman and presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul at LewRockwell.com. He writes (abridged):
Never since the Cold War have we been so close to nuclear war. The thought is terrifying.
This is a conflict that could make Iraq and Afghanistan pale in comparison. Unlike those countries, Russia has an enormous military and a nuclear arsenal. Their allies are not insignificant, either.
Whatever hope for peace there was in the early months of the conflict has been eclipsed by months of escalation, with no end in sight.
The killing and the suffering of the past seven months is incalculable.
On top of all of this, our international relations are fracturing rapidly. China is increasingly viewing us as a future threat, as is Saudi Arabia. India is suspicious, as are many people in Europe, who are witnessing their economies at the brink of collapse.
We are witnessing the American Empire overextending itself like never before, and the future is truly more dangerous than ever.
The Washington neocons are all in. The military-industrial complex is driving us to the brink of disaster, and the harm to everyone – Americans, Ukrainians, Russians, Europeans – will only worsen the longer this goes on.
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