Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Are You Ready For Nuclear War?

Are You Ready For Nuclear War?

By Paul Craig Roberts

...Back during the Nixon years, my
Ph.D. dissertation chairman,

Warren Nutter
, was Assistant Secretary of Defense
for International Security Affairs. One day in his
Pentagon office I asked him how the US government got
foreign governments to do what the US wanted.
he replied.

"You mean

foreign aid
I asked.

"No," he replied, "we
just buy the leaders with money."

It wasn't a policy he had
implemented. He inherited it and, although the policy
rankled with him, he could do nothing about it. Nutter
believed in persuasion and that if you could not
persuade people, you did not have a policy.

Nutter did not mean merely third
world potentates were bought. He meant the leaders of
England, France, Germany, Italy, all the allies
everywhere were bought and paid for.

They were allies because they were
paid. Consider Tony Blair. Blair's own head of British
intelligence told him that the Americans were
fabricating the evidence to justify their already
planned attack on Iraq. This was fine with Blair, and
you can see why with his multi- million dollar payoff
once he was out of office.

When the Soviet Union collapsed,
the US and Israel made a run at controlling Russia and
the former constituent parts of its empire. For awhile
the US and Israel succeeded, but Putin put a stop to it.

Recognizing that the US had no
intention of keeping any of the agreements it had made
with Gorbachev, Putin directed the Russian military
budget to upgrading the Russian nuclear deterrent.
Consequently, the Russian army and air force lack the
smart weapons and electronics of the US military.

When the Russian army went into
Georgia to rescue the Russians in South Ossetia from the
destruction being inflicted upon them by the American
puppet Saakashvili, the Russians made it clear that if
they were opposed by American troops with smart weapons,
they would deal with the threat with tactical nuclear

The Americans were the first to
announce preemptive nuclear attack as their permissible
war doctrine. Now the Russians have announced the
tactical use of nuclear weapons as their response to
American smart weapons...

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