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“The World Has Reached A Dangerous Point” – Gorbachev Sees Rising Threat Of Nuclear War

from Zero Hedge:

As Russia and America creep ever closer to outright conflict, now that the diplomatic facade of the proxy war in Syria falls away with every passing day, one voice if calling for the world to stop and reassess what it is doing. Former USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday that the world has reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United States surge over the Syria conflict; a conflict which if escalated even fractionally further, could result in all out war between the two superpowers according to General Joseph Dunford.

Gorbachev blamed the current state of affairs between Russia and US on the “collapse of mutual trust” and urged the sides to resume dialogue and push towards demilitarization and complete nuclear disarmament.

“I think the world has reached a dangerous point. I don’t want to give any concrete prescriptions but I do want to say that this needs to stop. We need to renew dialogue. Stopping it was the biggest mistake.  Now we must return to the main priorities, such as nuclear disarmament, fighting terrorism and prevention of global environmental disasters. Compared to these challenges, all the rest slips into the background.” Gorbachev said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Relations between Moscow and Washington, already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict, deteriorated sharply in recent days as the United States pulled the plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks.


Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (L) and U.S. President Ronald Reagan
begin their mini-summit talks in Reykjavik October 11, 1986.

As a result, last week Russia moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad, near the hear of central Europe, an indication that a nuclear disarmament is the last thing on the mind of either Putin or Obama; quite the contrary a new nuclear arms race has begun. That, however, did not stop Gorbachev to preach the need for nuclear disarmament.

 “Of course, at this moment it is difficult to talk about moving towards a nuclear-free world, we must honestly admit it. But we should not forget: as long as there are nuclear weapons there is the threat of their use. It could be an accident, a technical malfunction of someone’s evil will – a madman or a terrorist,” the former Soviet leader said. Or a perfectly sane, administration official intent on starting a new world war to benefit his or her financial backers.

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1 comment to “The World Has Reached A Dangerous Point” – Gorbachev Sees Rising Threat Of Nuclear War

  • a guy from Ukraine

    Ask an average ex-USSR descendant what he or she thinks about Gorbachev’s PERESTROYKA and the policies that man persued back in 1985-1991. Name calling is the first thing that will come to mind to most of them. No, it NOT the US that is fully responsible for all the sorrows, chaos and destruction the hawkish US policies brought to Africa, Middle EAst and here in Ukraine. It is THIS man, Gorbachev, the marked one for the birth mark on his head, who willingly betrayed the legacy of the once great Soviet Union and the great deeds of the generations of people that put thier lives in building this truly great country and displayed unparalleled courage defending it from subjugation by the external interests. It was THIS man’s childish illusions that removed the only true obstacle in the way of the power crazed, brain-dead washington war hawks. Did the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century -as Putin put it- that is the collapse of the USSR put the end to wars, did it make the world safer. Rather the contrary is true. The one-poled world put the only super power that remained, that is the US, on an unprecedented violence spree under the false pretext of brining democracy around the world, brought civil wars, sorrows and poverty to once prosperous nations of the ex-USSR.
    Gorbachev, the first President of the USSR who turned out to be its grave digger, left to the West not to ever return back home which is only indicative of whos interests that political “leader” was truly after.
    That name will ramain the synonym for the greatest political treason ever concieved by a man against his nation, that name is a synonym for a curse that makes any russian startle.

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