Schiller Institute – EI Review
Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Subject; Obama Aims ABM Systems at Russia
EXECUTIVE INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
Call To Stop the Immediate Danger of World War III!
It is high time to break the most dangerous taboo of the present: to know
and act on the acute possibility, that mankind may be annihilated within
days or weeks.
On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world
stands closer to the brink of thermonuclear war than at any time since the
Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The Obama Administration and NATO have placed
mankind in jeopardy of sudden extinction through a series of senseless
provocations directed against Russia, primarily, and China second.
When the Iron Curtain came down, an understanding was reached that, in
return for Soviet acceptance of German re-unification within NATO, there
would be no further eastward expansion of NATO.
Those who looked forward to a post-Cold War Europe of stability and
cooperation, hoped that nations with potentially powerful industrial
economies, such as Poland and then-Czechoslovakia, as well as-after the 1991
dissolution of the Soviet Union- Ukraine, would serve as a bridge between
the European Union and an emerging Eurasian economic bloc.
All of those fundamental war-prevention agreements have now been violated.
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria
Nuland, publicly boasted in December 2013 that the US had spent $5 billion
on "color revolutions" to draw Ukraine into the European Union, and,
eventually, into NATO.
The United States unilaterally withdrew from the ABM Treaty in order to
deploy a missile defense system in Eastern and Southern Europe, ostensibly
aimed at Iran, but actually targeted at Russia. Last week, the Obama
Administration confirmed this reality by announcing the deployment would go
forward, despite the P5+1 deal with Iran.
Russian officials have charged, all along, that the US unilateral BMD in
Europe was part of a plan for a pre-emptive thermonuclear strike capability
Deployment of that ABM system is well underway in Romania and Poland, and
the first three ship-based AEGIS missile defense systems are already in
place and have conducted maneuvers in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, both
bordering Russian territory.
Now reports have surfaced that the upcoming Trident Juncture 15 NATO
exercises will include rehearsals of use of nuclear weapons against Russia.
Washington is moving ahead with production and deployment of a new
generation of tactical nuclear weapons, the B-61-12, which can reach targets
inside Russian territory from F-35 stealth fighter jets. An estimated 500 of
the B-61-12 nuclear weapons are to be produced, with current plans calling
for about 200 of them to be deployed on continental Europe.
These unmistakable provocations have not gone unnoticed in the East and
West. Since the onset of the Ukraine coup in November 2013, Russia has gone
through major upgrading of its entire thermonuclear strategic force. Russian
defense officials have publicly warned that they have developed and deployed
an undefeatable nuclear second strike. To demonstrate this, Russian
strategic bombers and submarines have engaged in exercises in international
waters near NATO territories.
During the duration of the month of August, there is a grave danger of
provocations against Russia by President Obama, who could use the occasion
of the Congressional recess to launch a war. A wide range of influential
figures has already voiced these concerns, including retired Russian and
American flag officers. The decision of Obama, to change the rules of
engagement of the U.S. Air Force in Syria without Congressional approval
three days after Congress went into recess, bringing about the immediate
danger of an escalation into a war against Syria, which the Congress voted
against two years ago, underlines the acuteness of the danger.
In 1914 the world was sleepwalking into the catastrophe. Today, with
arsenals of thermonuclear weapons sufficient to extinguish civilization
dozens of times over, the world is sleepwalking again to the abyss.
We, the undersigned, demand the immediate stop of the confrontation against
Russia and China and a return to political solutions of all conflicts.
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