Former US Defense Secretary Warns of Potential Nuclear Armageddon
by Stephen Lendman
William Perry served as Clinton’s defense secretary from 1994 - 1997, currently the Nuclear Risk Reduction and Preventive Defense Project co-director.
Roberts, myself and others warn often about reckless US policymakers risking possible nuclear war with Russia and/or China. Their rage for unchallenged global dominance may kill us all.
Perry agrees in remarks delivered before a defense writers group, warning of a potentially disastrous new nuclear arms race, saying:
“We're now at the precipice, maybe I should say the brink, of a new nuclear arms race. This arms race will be at least as expensive as the arms race we had during the Cold War, which is a lot of money.”
Washington intends spending $1 trillion over the next 30 years, upgrading its nuclear arsenal along with increasing US-led provocative actions near Russia’s borders - risking direct confrontation, possible nuclear war, irresponsible madness threatening life on earth.
Hostile US relations toward Russia elevates the risk perhaps more than ever before - instead of Obama administration policymakers taking the initiative to defuse tensions Washington irresponsibly created in the first place.
Nuclear war by design or accident is a risk too great to take. Perry said he “probably…would not have” highlighted the threat “10 years ago - but today, we now face the kind of dangers of a nuclear event like we had during the Cold War, an accidental war. I see an imperative to stop this damn nuclear arms race from accelerating again.”
He stopped short of explaining it’s fueled by Washington’s longstanding rage for regime change in Russia, as well as all other independent states - replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppet ones, willing perhaps to risk ending life on earth to achieve its insane objectives.
As long as they’re unchanged, the risk of nuclear armageddon remains huge. Life on earth can be extinguished as easily as ordering ready, aim, fire.
The vast majority of Americans are mindless about threat they face. Their ignorance and indifference make the unthinkable possible.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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