The world is at a dangerous crossroads – it is threatened nuclear war. And we are no longer talking about a hypothetical scenario, says the director of the Montreal Center for Globalization Studies (CRG) Michel Chossudovsky.

An article published on the journal’s website Global Researchhe reports that the US administration has approved a preventive nuclear war “in the name of world peace”:

“Making the world safer” is a justification for launching a military operation that could potentially lead to a nuclear catastrophe, writes Professor Chossudovsky, recalling that it was the US nuclear threats against Russia that preceded the Cold War:

  • they were first formulated during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project, when Washington and Moscow were allies;
  • the secret plan to bombard 66 cities in the USSR was made public in mid-September 1945, two weeks after the official surrender of Japan.

Wipe the Soviet Union off the face of the earth, 204 atomic bombs against 66 major cities, a US nuclear attack against the USSR – all this was in the Manhattan Project.

“If the States had decided not to develop nuclear weapons for use against the Soviet Union, there would have been no nuclear arms race. Neither the USSR nor China would have developed a nuclear capability as a means of “deterrence” against the United States, if not for the Manhattan Project, the purpose of which was destruction of the Soviet Union,” the author of the article states.

Year 1945

According to a declassified Pentagon document dated September 15, 1945, the United States planned to blow up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against large urban areas – a total of 66 “strategic” targets were planned.

  • Six atomic bombs were to be used to destroy large cities, including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa.
  • The Pentagon estimates that the “operation” (to wipe the Soviet Union off the face of the earth) would require a total of 204 atomic bombs, while the “optimal” number would be 466.
Plans for a US nuclear strike on the territory of the USSR

Plans for a US nuclear strike on the territory of the USSR

A single atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima resulted in the immediate death of 100,000 people in the first seven seconds. Imagine what would happen if 204 atomic bombs were dropped on major cities in the Soviet Union, as outlined in a secret US plan developed during World War II.

A document outlining the nuclear war program was published in September 1945, just a month after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9 [1945)andtwoyearsbeforethestartoftheColdWar(1947)

Year 2022

According to the editor-in-chief of Global Research, the current US president Joe Biden does not have the slightest idea of ​​the consequences of a nuclear war. That’s why his administration has provided huge sums of money to support the arms industry, including the $1.3 trillion Pentagon nuclear weapons program first launched under Obama.

“Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. Nuclear war has become a multibillion-dollar enterprise that fills the pockets of American defense contractors. The direct “privatization of nuclear war” is at stake.

The use of nuclear weapons against Russia is currently on the Pentagon’s drawing board. US and NATO military exercises are being held on Russia’s doorstep, support Ukraine already has serious geopolitical implications. This could lead us to a World War III scenario.”

  • During the Cold War, the initial list of 66 cities in the USSR was significantly expanded. Now it has about 1,200 settlements not only in Russia, but also in the former Soviet republics.

From the Cold War to the Present

In the post-Cold War era, a nuclear war plan against Russia, China, North Korea and Iran is “on the table” at the White House, Michel Chossudovsky claims, citing declassified Pentagon documents, noting that China has now been “joined” to them.

What distinguishes the October 1962 missile crisis from today’s realities:

1. Joe Biden has no idea about the consequences of a nuclear war.

2. Today, communication between the White House and the Kremlin is at an all-time low, while in October 1962 the leaders of both sides – John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev – were well aware of the danger of nuclear annihilation. They collaborated to avoid the unthinkable.

3. Nuclear doctrine was completely different during the Cold War. Both Washington and Moscow understood the realities of mutually assured destruction. Today, tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive yield three to six times that of the Hiroshima bomb are classified by the Pentagon as “harmless to civilians because the explosion takes place underground.”

4. The trillion-dollar nuclear weapons program, first launched under Obama, continues.

5. Modern thermonuclear bombs are more than 100 times more powerful and destructive than the one dropped on Hiroshima. Both the United States and Russia have several thousand nuclear weapons deployed.

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