Putin and Tillerson disagree – Increased danger of Nuclear Conflict

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos

 

Near all Russian nuclear arms are now in combat alert according to announcements from Moscow.

If talks in Moscow do not end satisfactory, the probability of a world nuclear conflict will be very much with us, as soon as the airplane of Mr. Tillerson will leave Russian air space.

The situation is not still irreversible, but we are going straigth into a “chicken game” situation, where no side may feel possible to retreat.

Americans and especially the small group of people who hijacked President Trump, including the husband of his daughter, McMuster and Gary Cohen of Goldman Sachs are playing with fire believing they can only win.

The US establishment at large seems intrinsically unable to read correctly the Russians. They are hugely underestimating both Russia and President Putin.

They don’t understand that is is near to impossible for Moscow to satisfy them by sacrificing Assad, Syria and Hezbollah, as Mr. Netanyahu wants.

Putin knows that he will put in risk himself if he allows that to happen. And Russia knows that if it accepts that, a new war will begin soon afterwards against Iran. Promises can be given regarding Ukraine, but promises of such kind cannot be taken too seriously.

It seems also that both sides lack probably the communication codes and tools they had developed during the Cold War.

In the same time, Western societies are lacking the consciousness of the dangers brought by the anti-war movements of the past decades. As for European politicians they seem ridiculous persons, incredible accountants of the Finance which appointed them to be elected.

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Here is what Mr. Shoigu has said regarding the Russian nuclear arsenal https://sputniknews.com/military/201704121052559136-russia-nuclear-triad-capacity-advanced/

Also look what Putin himself has said earlier http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN17E1AF?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+Reuters%252FworldNews+%2528Reuters+World+News%2529

Also look what Professor Cohen has said http://www.defenddemocracy.press/prof-cohen-on-the-increasing-danger-of-a-us-russia-war/

 

* Dimitri Konstantakopoulos is a Greek journalist and writer, He has been an advisor on East-West relations and Arms Control in the Office of the Greek PM Andreas Papandreou (1985-88) and the chief correspondent of Athens News Agency in Moscow (1989-99). Member of the editorial board of the international review for self-management Utopie Critique.