Let’s Re-Learn The Word ‘Detente’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

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Western powers insisted that they were trying to prevent this war while doing everything possible to ensure that it happened. Now they say they are trying to end this war while doing everything possible to ensure it continues.
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Crises, Alerts, and DEFCONS, 1961-1976 – Part II

8 April 2021 — National Security Archive

Berlin Crisis in 1961-62 Disclosed U.S.-European Gap on Nuclear Use, with French and Germans Supporting Early Use over U.S. Objections

B-52 Bombers Were Used for Shows-of-Force during Altercations with North Korea

During October 1973 War DEFCON 3, 99.5 Percent of U.S. ICBMS Were on High Alert

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2021 – The United States and its European allies disagreed over the advisability of using nuclear weapons to signal resolve and deter war if a serious crisis with Moscow over West Berlin broke out, according to a review of declassified records posted today by the nongovernmental National Security Archive.

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Spies Who Kept a Criminal US with a Nuclear Monopoly from Making More of Them By Dave Lindorff

7 August 2019 — This Can’t be Happening!

Remembering Ted Hall and Klaus Fuchs

Hiroshima after the dropping of the first wartime atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 (Imperial War Museum photo)

Cambridge, UK, Aug. 6 — Seventy-four years ago today, the US dropped the first ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies over the next four months. Another 60,000 died later over the years of cancers caused by the bomb’s radioactive pulse and subsequent fallout.

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THE USA IS PREPARING FOR NUCLEAR WAR

4 February 2019 — Theplanningmotivedotcom

Bullies are at their most depraved when they claim to be the victim. The global bully, the land of the free to attack the world, USA, has never tired of portraying itself as the victim in all cases. For these American (North) imperialists, the alphabet begins with b and numerals with 2. The a and the 1 is hidden behind a smokescreen prepared by its vile media, because a and 1, the initiating steps has always been prepared or carried out by the US itself. For close on a hundred years the US has been the home of reaction, intent on crushing progressive and exciting forces throughout the world, anything daring to challenge its hegemonic grip on this planet.

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Dismantling the Doomsday Machines by John V. Walsh

19 January 2019 — Dissident Voice

From a technical point of view, he (Stanley Kubrick) anticipated many things. … Since that time, little has changed, honestly.  The only difference is that modern weapons systems have become more sophisticated, more complex.  But this idea of a retaliatory strike and the inability to manage these systems, yes, all of these things are relevant today.  It (controlling the systems) will become even more difficult and more dangerous.  (Emphasis, jw)

Vladimir Putin commenting on the film, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, in an interview with Oliver Stone, May 11, 2016.  Putin had not seen the movie and did not know of it before Stone showed it to him.

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Russian “Doomsday Machine” an Answer to U.S. Decapitation Strategy – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (5/8)

5 November 2018 — TRNN

Russian “Doomsday Machine” an Answer to U.S. Decapitation Strategy - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (5/8)

The U.S. military still thinks that a nuclear war can be won by targeting Russian leadership in a bizarre Dr. Strangelove logic; it’s a recipe for unmitigated catastrophe, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)

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Truman Delayed End of WWII to Demonstrate Nuclear Weapons – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (3/8)

2 November 2018 — TRNN

To intimidate the Soviet Union and prove to Congress the nuclear program should be funded, Truman dropped nuclear weapons on Japan to end the war; no scientist came forward to warn of the dangers to life on earth, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)

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Hitler Wouldn’t Risk Doomsday, But The United States Did – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (2/8)

31 October 2018 — TRNN

Hitler ended the German nuclear weapons program in 1942 when told it could end life on Earth—the Americans were willing to take the risk; since the end of WWII the Cold War was to a very large extent, from beginning to end, a marketing campaign for subsidization of the aerospace industry, says Daniel Ellsberg on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay (inc. transcript)
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The Doomsday Machine: The Big Lie of the Cold War – Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (1/8)

29 October 2018 — TRNN

On Reality Asserts Itself, Daniel Ellsberg tells host Paul Jay that US intelligence agencies knew that Stalin was not planning to invade Western Europe or seek world domination, but based on the myth, the world came close to nuclear war – and it’s all happening again (inc. Transcript) Continue reading

Striking a Strategic Balance – Putin’s Preventive Response

23 October 2018 — The Saker

Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard

I think that Vladimir Putin at Valdai not at all incidentally started talking about the increased danger of nuclear war, repeated the axiom about the readiness of Russia to take away the whole world with itself, and discussed the existence of the right to make a preventive strike.
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“Unfriendly Relations” with Russia, American Imperialism and the Dangers of Nuclear War By Deena Stryker

15 November 2017 — Global Research

Trump and the Wolfowitz Doctrine

As President Trump affirms publicly his commitment to friendly relations with Russia at an economic summit in Hanoi, (the first President since Franklin Roosevelt to do so), the press backs the special prosecutor seeking to indict him, while NATO continues to ramp up its forces on Russia’s borders with Europe by bringing in tanks and other ‘defensive’ weapons. 

Although the United States was founded on Christian principles, and has one of the highest percentages of people practicing a religion of any Western country, most Americans seem not to realize that their country is building a case for nuclear war with the other major nuclear power. Until recently, Americans believed that while nuclear weapons were a necessary evil — because our enemies had them — every effort should be made to avoid using them. Now, Russian ‘behavior’ in its own back yard is seen as justifying an American attack, the inevitable use of nukes merely a slight detour on the path of human progress. Continue reading

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”, 204 Atomic Bombs against Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned Prior to End of World War II By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

4 November 2017 — Global Research

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The Planning of Nuclear War against the Soviet Union Started in 1945

As early as September 1945, “the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union  with a coordinated attack directed against major urban areas.

All major cities of the Soviet Union were included in the list of targets. The table below categorizes each city in terms of area in square miles and the number of atomic bombs required to destroy the selected urban areas.

Six atomic bombs were to be used to destroy each of the larger cities including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa.

The Pentagon estimated that a total of 204 bombs would be required to Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map. The targets for a nuclear attack consisted of sixty-six major cities.

It is worth noting that secret documents outlining this diabolical military agenda had been released in September 1945, barely one month after the bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki (6 and 9 August, 1945) and two years before the onset of the Cold War (1947).

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On the Beach 2017 – The Beckoning of Nuclear War By John Pilger

4 August 2017 — John Pilger

On the beach

The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

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