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Is Nuclear War ’On the Table’ ?

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EIRNS—On the 75th Anniversary of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima by U.S. President Harry Truman, with “encouragement” from the British, the world is not pausing to reflect on the horror of that criminal act as much as it is forced to ponder: Is a nuclear war now an acceptable possibility to some of the madmen in positions of power?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke on this gruesome anniversary: “Today, we note with great concern the degradation of the international arms control system, denunciation of treaties, disregard of the principles of undiminished security of States, and a significant increase in nuclear risks. There has been an alarming shift in doctrinal military and political policies towards the idea that it is acceptable to employ nuclear weapons as a means of warfare.... We need to eliminate the risk of military confrontation between the nuclear powers and rule out the possibility of a nuclear war. We firmly believe that such a war cannot be won and must never be unleashed. We suggest that all nuclear powers officially confirm their commitment to this tenet.”

Lavrov also noted that in the days preceding the Hiroshima and Nagasaki slaughters, it was generally recognized that the war was over, that Japan had been cut off from its supply lines by the U.S. blockade by sea and the Russian occupation of Korea and northern China, and surrender was imminent. "In that situation," Lavrov said, "atomic bombings by the United States were in fact a show of force and an operational test of nuclear weapons on civilians." In the U.S., Scott Ritter and others on Consortium News report this same well-known — but usually ignored — fact. The British and their puppet Truman wanted to announce to the world that they were crazy enough to commit genocide out in the open, to force the Soviets — and the rest of the world — to submit to Anglo-American demands.

It is useful to read the words of Lyndon LaRouche, written in 1995 on the 50th Anniversary of that loathsome day in August 1945:

"By April 12, 1945, the day of President Franklin Roosevelt’s untimely death, he, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Adm. Chester Nimitz had led the United States and Australia to assured victory in the Pacific Theater. Already, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito was negotiating surrender with President Roosevelt, and other U.S.A. allies, working through Pope Pius XII’s acting secretary for diplomatic affairs, Giovanni Montini (later Pope Paul VI). At the time Roosevelt died, the islands of Japan were already effectively blockaded; Japan’s military situation was hopeless. Surrender on the Emperor’s proposed terms was virtually assured within a few more months, as the logistical noose tightened sufficiently to end all Japan military leaders’ resistance to the Emperor’s will. At the time, the best U.S. guess was Autumn 1945, by no later than November.

"There was no need for a military invasion of the islands of Japan. There was no military reason for dropping those nuclear weapons on two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, of a Japan which had been utterly defeated; there was only a British geopolitical motive, which had almost nothing to do with Japan as such.

"As Niccolò Machiavelli’s commentaries on the ten books of Livy emphasized to many generations of professional military officers, there is no military justification for a deadly assault on an adversary who is already hopelessly defeated, and cornered; to invade Japan head-on, in such circumstances, would have been a
folly fit for the court-martialing of any commander incompetent enough to order it.

"There was one crucial motive for that bombing: Winston Churchill and Company wished those bombs used. Once Churchill’s political adversary, President Franklin Roosevelt, was dead and buried, Churchill and his U.S. accomplices had their way with Harry S Truman."

I encourage you to read the full article "Hiroshima: Hamlet Bombs Out" (https://larouchepub.com/lar/1995/hiroshima.html).

It is this perverted "British geopolitics" which is now driving the world toward yet another world war, beginning with the U.S. vs. China, and one which would certainly be thermonuclear. Already Presidents Bush and Obama have fully joined the British game, turning the U.S. into the "dumb giant" conducting colonial wars on behalf of their British Lords. The reason for the British Empire hatred of Donald Trump, and for the British intelligence sponsorship of the Russiagate hoax and now the Chinagate hoax, is to prevent Trump from carrying out his sworn commitment to the American people, to end the "endless wars," and to be friends with Russia and China.

It is a time to reflect on good and evil itself. You are encouraged to watch the 2012 LaRouchePAC video, "Unsurvivable" (https://larouchepac.com/20141029/stop-wwiii).

Michael Billington