Instead of headlining the trivial comments of Andrea Leadsom on motherhood, The Times should be featuring the fact that the world is on the edge of a Third World War, of a nuclear war, of mass conscription under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has said that NATO is preparing for an offensive war in its build up of troops and weapons systems at its border and if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.
Whether Brussels or Washington like it or not, what Russia says counts. The country has a huge nuclear arsenal. No missile shield in Poland is going to function once a few nukes have been detonated in the country’s vicinity.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last.
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NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.’
Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.
On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.
“Such steps lead to tension and disruption. Europe is splitting, the world is splitting. This is a wrong path for the global community” He said. “There are too many global and individual crises to abandon cooperation. It is essential to revive the dialogue.”