New Cold War: Dangers of WMDs and Nuclear War
By Sajjad Shaukat
New Cold War accelerated between Russia and the US-led West on March 26, this year, when showing solidarity with the UK in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, southern England, more than 20, non-EU and EU member states, including Germany, France and the US expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats with the allegation of spying in the their countries.
The US ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials and closure of the Seattle consulate, including 12 diplomats at the Russian mission at the UN.
Speaking in the tone of the US President Donald Trump, the US high officials allegedly said that these measures were in response to “a reckless attempt by the Russian government to murder a British citizen and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent—the measures were also intended as a response to a steady drumbeat of destabilising and aggressive actions by Moscow against the US and the spies at the UN headquarters.”
Despite the repeated denials of Moscow regarding any role in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter and without the completion of investigation, EU leaders gave their full backing to the British Prime Minister Theresa May in a summit in Brussels on March 23, 2018 by adopting a statement, declaring that it was highly likely that Russia was “behind the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.”
Mrs. May said: “President Putin’s regime is carrying out acts of aggression against our shared values and interests within our continent and beyond…And as a sovereign European democracy, the United Kingdom will stand shoulder to shoulder with the EU and with Nato to face down these threats together.”
Besides Mrs, May, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also praised the “extraordinary international response” by the UK’s allies.
In this respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on March 27, this year: “The United States pressured and blackmailed other countries to expel Russian diplomats.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry had Peskov stated: “The government deeply regretted the US decision to expel diplomats, and would analyze the situation before submitting a proposal for retaliatory action to President Vladimir Putin.”
According to the CNNN, “NATO is also withdrawing accreditation for seven staff at its Russian Mission…Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said…Vasily Nebenzia, Russia’s UN representative, accused the United States of abusing its rights and obligations…The expulsion of diplomats would hamper Moscow’s efforts at the international body. European Council President Donald Trusk said that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of further expulsions of diplomats in the days to come.”
A number of EU and non-EU countries such as Ireland, Austria, Turkey, Portugal and China did not jump on the bandwagon of the US-British-led mass explosions of the Russian diplomats. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters made it clear that they would extradite Russian diplomats-spies from the country, if there were any, as there are no such “Russian intelligence agents” in the country.
China has urged the Western countries to discard “a Cold War mentality.” Her, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: “Relevant countries should “avoid taking any actions that would aggravate the conflict.”
In response to the Western countries who expelled Russian diplomats, Russia ordered the expulsion of diplomats from 23 countries on March 30, 2018. Moscow is also likely to expel more diplomats of the Western countries.
Moscow also gave official notice to 60 US diplomats on March 29, to leave the country by April 5, this year. It also announced the closure of the US consulate in St Petersburg.
However, the very diplomatic crisis already deepened on March 13, this year, when British Prime Minister May had given Russia one day to provide an explanation by allegedly saying that the use of Novichok, which is believed to be unique to Russia, pointed to Moscow’s complicity in the poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had denied that Russia had anything to do with Skripal’s poisoning and reiterated Moscow’s willingness to cooperate if information related to the nature of the chemical agent was shared with Russia.
Lavrov reminded that Britain has an obligation to share forensic data under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He suggested to London by elaborating: “It is better to comply with your own obligations under international law…in this case, the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.”
Russia’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin rejected UK’s self-created accusations of Russian involvement. He called on Britain to turn over samples to the organization for independent laboratory analysis.
Speaking recklessly, British Secretary of State Peter Wilson has allegedly remarked that Russia was responsible based on a positive identification of the chemical agents-a history that links Novichok to Russia.
Earlier, without sharing any information with Moscow and provision of any evidence regarding the Skripal’s case, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, accusing them as undeclared intelligence officers, and imposed sanctions on Moscow. In response, Russia also expelled 23 diplomats of the Great Britain.
As regards the hastily-made decisions of the UK, The Guardian wrote on March 17, 2018: “The Russians may be the prime suspects for the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter…but where is the hard evidence? In February 2017, North Korean dissident Kim Jong-nam was killed by a nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport. The poison used was VX, which was developed in the UK during the 1950s. Does this mean that Kim Jong-nam was killed by British agents? That would be nonsense. Sadly there are many countries that have the capacity to develop nerve agents. Some of those countries may have a vested interest in seeing a return to the cold war. We need our political leaders to take considered decisions based on facts rather than conjecture and political opportunism…Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for suggesting that attributing the Skripal attack to Russia requires a careful study of the evidence prior to reaching a definitive conclusion that the attack was state-sponsored…Corbyn’s comments invite the question “Could anyone else have done this”?…There are few things as dangerous as a weak person trying to appear strong. Corbyn is right to be sceptical of May. If she sees this as her Falklands moment–the chance to turn round her deep unpopularity and domestic failures–she could lead us into an abyss. This is a time for cool heads, not knee-jerk reaction and bluster.”
In fact, fake information was supplied by the MI6 and the British government to the House of Commons, the EU, NATO, the UNO and the public as part of the anti-Russian strategy of the US-Israeli led West. While, Zionist-Jewish led mainstream media of Europe and America left no stone unturned in maligning and blaming Moscow for the Segei Skripal incident.
Blindly following the anti-Russia and anti-Muslim strategy of the Israeli-led America, in their irrational approach, the Western allies of the US, especially Europe set aside American President Donald Trump’s policies and moves such as trade wars to impose a 25 percent tariff on all steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on all aluminum imports into the USA, and differences over WTO, including other trade issues and tough laws for the immigrants. In their self-created Russian phobia, they also ignored Trump’s political follies and contradictory strategy against Russia and China. They also neglected anti-Muslim rhetoric of Trump and his announcement of last year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City of Jerusalem, including Trump’s opposition of the Iranian nuclear deal which was concluded after long negotiations of the major powers of Europe. In showing so-called solidarity with the UK, EU also ignored the complicated Brexit talks with London.
It is notable that Segei Skripal episode was manipulated by the Great Britain and the Western leaders to harm the vote bank of President Putin. When, he was reelected as the President of the Russian Federation, it created further political jealousy among the major European countries.
However, Segei Skripal episode cannot be seen in isolation, as it has also co-relationship with the New Cold War, irresponsible statements and contradictory policies of the US President Donald Trump and various related-developments in the world, which depressed the US and its Western partners.
During the tenure of the President Barack Obama, New Cold War had already started between the United States and Russia, when his top officials accused Moscow of backing insurgency in Ukraine. It accelerated when Russia opposed US intentions to deploy a national missile defence system (NMD) in Europe and the expansion of NATO towards Eastern Europe. Against this backdrop, Russian President Vladimir Putin had openly stated that his country was returning to its Soviet era practices.
The New Cold War intensified, when in September 2015, Russian-led coalition of Iran, Iraq, the Syrian army-the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanon-based Hezbollah started breaking the backbone of the ISIS terrorists, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the rebels in Syria and Iraq. Russian-led alliance thwarted the attempts of the US-led some Western countries who wanted to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to obtain the aims of a greater Israel as part of the double game. Russian-led forces had also exposed the smuggling of oil by the European companies from the ISIS-controlled areas, while European government took no action against those companies.
In 2016, the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats in response to the alleged hacking of the US Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election with the aim to support Donald Trump. Russian President Putin had denied these accusations.
But, recent disclosure of Christopher Wylie who worked at Cambridge Analytica has pointed out as to how the company allegedly misused data from as many as 50 million Facebook users. He told a committee in the UK Parliament, “A Canadian firm…linked to Cambridge Analytica developed the software that the Trump campaign used to target voters in the 2016 U.S. presidential race…And a whistleblower says he believes the firm, which has ties to the Trump presidential campaign, may have swayed the U.K.’s 2016 Brexit vote…He began to realize the impact of the company’s work when Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and shortly after Trump’s inauguration, he reached out to a reporter at The Guardian, initially as an anonymous source….Aggregate IQ broke U.K. laws on spending limits to sway the country’s 2016 referendum that set Brexit, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, into motion.”
In this regard, The Guardian wrote on March 18, 2018: “Wylie wasn’t just talking about fashion. He had recently been exposed to a new discipline: information operations, which ranks alongside land, sea, air and space in the US military’s doctrine of the five-dimensional battle space…the British government has paid SCL to conduct counter-extremism operations in the Middle East, and the US Department of Defense has contracted it to work in Afghanistan. I tell him that another former employee described the firm as MI6 for hire, and I’d never quite understood it. It’s like dirty MI6 because you’re not constrained. There’s no having to go to a judge to apply for permission. It’s normal for a ‘market research company’ to amass data on domestic populations. And if you’re working in some country and there’s an auxiliary benefit to a current client with aligned interests.”
It is mentionable that frustrated by the successful war-tactics of Moscow under the leadership of President Putin, Israeli intelligence agency Mossad which was already having clandestine contact with the ISIS directed this outfit to plan the November 13 (2015) terror attacks in Paris in connivance with the French home-grown militants. Similarly, when Russian-led forces began retaking many cities from the control of these insurgents, on the other side, agents of Mossad who were in collaboration with the CIA sympathizers and the ISIL militants arranged various sorts of terror assaults in Europe and the US.
Through all these false flag terror attacks which occurred since 2015, the US and Israel wanted to obtain their covert aims against Russia and the Muslims. Mossad had also provided the US President Donald Trump with an opportunity to manipulate various terror assaults of Europe and America to win the US presidential election and to reunite America and Europe, as a rift was created between America and its Western allies, especially Europe on a number of issues, including NATO. And, President Trump had left no stone unturned in implementing anti-Muslim policies, while speaking openly against the Muslims and Syrian immigrants. Trump had started exaggerating the so-called threat of Islamophobia, while, some incidents were not linked to ISIS, but were the result of self-radicalization of the individuals.
When trade war initiated between America and Europe, as part of the double game, Mossad again used ISIS in conducting three terror assaults in France on March 23, 2018, which killed four individuals, including Lt. Col. Arnaud Betrame who died in a hospital.
A continued wave of package-explosion in the US is also part of the same scheme, as Mossad and some CIA operatives who were behind terror attacks in America are arranging these assaults.
It is noteworthy that in the recent past, on the pushing of America, a UN report allegedly said that Assad government carried out unlawful chemical weapon attacks in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta.
The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons, saying it surrendered its stockpiles after signing the global ban in 2013. In fact, ISIS and the insurgents groups who were committing war crimes, including deadly attack on the civilians and were using them as human shield, used these banned weapons.
The OPCW has identified dozens of incidents of chemical weapons used in Syria in 2016, 2014, and members of Daesh had used mustard gas in 2015.
It is worth-mentioning that suddenly, tension had increased between Russia and the US with the order of the American President Donald Trump, when on April 7, 2017, using the pretext of chemical weapons attacks and blaming the Assad regime, the US warships fired 60 cruise missiles at the Shayrat Airfield controlled by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. This was supposedly in response to the deadly chemical weapons attack which killed at least 100 people and injured 400 individuals on April 4, 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun town, located in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, controlled by a rebel alliance which also included a former Al-Qaeda affiliate.
President Trump had stated that he took the action because of a “vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.” But, such an action had put both the nuclear powers US and Russia into a risky stand-off.
Here contradictions of the President Trump need attention. President Barack Obama had drawn a famous “red line” in Syria in 2012, warning Assad against the alleged use of chemical weapons. Trump was not among those criticizing Obama at the time. Instead, he warned Obama not to take military action, even when chemical weapons had been used.
Similarly, when President Obama hosted the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on March 31, 2016 to check the spread of nuclear weapons, showing concerns about the ambitions of terrorist groups such as ISIL in acquiring a nuclear weapon or radioactive material, Donald Trump had taken a different stand in his interview with the CNN by stating, “More nuclear weapons could make the world safer…US can no longer afford to bankroll the defense of its allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East…Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia may need arsenals to confront threats in their region on their own.”
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem had categorically dismissed any accusations that the Syrian Army deployed and used chemical weapons in Idlib. He elaborated, “An impartial investigation into the Khan Sheikhoun incident should be conducted on the ground and be controlled by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons…We are against a remote investigation that would be conducted by collecting information, provided by the so-called white helmets who have discredited themselves by producing staged videos for achieving political goals.”
Russian diplomat stressed, “We are also against using reports by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights to make any accusations.”
Both Russia and Syria condemned aerial strikes in Syria as violation of the international law and the UN charter.
Russia’s defense ministry had clarified by saying: “Syrian airstrike hit a chemical stockpile controlled by the armed opposition…Syrian jets are conducting legitimate strikes had struck a rebel weapons facility, while the US strikes are illegitimate. The Kremlin pointed out in a statement on April 7, 2017 that “Syrian government doesn’t have any chemical weapons stored”—the “campaign” was revenge for military gains by the Assad regime and aimed to “justify hostile resolutions it expects to be adopted at the Brussels conference.”
Notably, America and its allies such as UK, Germany and France who were determined to oust President Assad appreciated the US missile strikes. Some Muslim countries who support the CIA-Mossad rebels groups and ISIS terrorists also welcomed the missiles attack.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Syrian rebel groups and ISIL outfit also appreciated Trump for aerial attack.
While, Russian-led forces which re-occupied various regions in Syria and Iraq, had also recovered huge quantity of weapons and explosives, including chemical weapons from the areas which were in occupation of the rebels and ISIL.
Likewise, in 2013, there was danger of nuclear war between America and Russia when the then US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons in relation to the Syrian civil war. In order to protect the interests of Tel Aviv, in the pretext, America was determined to attack Syria like the invasion of Iraq where no weapons of mass destructions were discovered. But, Russian President Putin warned Western powers against any airstrike. For face-saving, John Kerry withdrew from American stand, as he could not prove it.
As regards India, with the acceleration of the Kashmiri intifada, Indian security forces have used chemical weapons against the Kashmiri civilians in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), in July, last year.
On July 6, 2017, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakariya called for an international probe into reports that India used chemical munitions in held Kashmir against civilians. He explained, “We call upon the international community, particularly, relevant international organisations to initiate investigations into reports about Indian forces in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, using ammunition containing chemical agents and precursors to kill Kashmiri youth and destroy Kashmiris’ properties…use of chemicals constitute a serious violation of international norms and India’s international obligations under Chemical Weapons Convention.”
Besides, Indian nuclear weapons and their related-material are unprotected, as various cases of smuggling and theft have verified.
Here two cases are notable. On November 7, 2000, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicated that Indian police had seized 57 pounds of uranium and arrested two men for illicit trafficking of radioactive material. IAEA said that Indian civil nuclear facilities were vulnerable to thefts. In December, 2006, container packed with radioactive material had been stolen from an Indian fortified research atomic facility near Mumbai.
As regards Israel, many authors, writers, officials, doctors, experts and reports have proved with evidence that from the very beginning, Israel have not only stockpiled the WMDs, but used them on various occasions.
Israeli military historian Urin Milstein and author Yeruham Cohen write, “In May 1948 the Zionist gangs besieged the well-fortified Palestinian city of Acre…to enter the city, the Zionist gangs injected typhoid in the aqueduct. Many Palestinians and some 55 British soldiers, who were in the city, got infected…the ICRC delegate Mr. De Meuron, sent a series of reports…describing the conditions of the city population as struck by a sudden typhoid epidemic…the Zionist crimes did not stop then, but targeted Egypt and Syria, using inhumane weapons.”
In his paper, published in the Non-Proliferation Review in autumn of 2001, Avner Cohen pointed out, “Israel’s chemical weapon started with David Ben Gurion’s doctrine…the destruction of the Palestinian society in Palestine…to accomplish this…Ben Gurion wrote a letter to Ehud Avriel; a member in the Jewish Agency in Europe, ordering him to recruit European Jewish scientists…experts in microbiology…were recruited to form the Science Corps in the Haganah which later was called HEMED BEIT….publically known as Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR)…was developing chemical and biological weapons in secret…when in 1992, El Al Flight 1862 crashed….on its way to Tel Aviv…in Dutch history killing at least 47 and destroying the health of 3000 Dutch residents….plane was carrying a shipment from Sokatronic Chemicals of Morrisville, Pennsylvania to IIBR, under the US Department of Commerce license, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)…140 biological weapon scientists from the IIBR have strong links” with various related-research centers of the US and some European countries.
During various phases of the Palestinian Intifada, Israel used these fatal weapons against the unarmed Palestinians. In this regard, a number of investigative reports, after lab-verification, have indicated severe convulsions, the burning sensation, the difficulty to breathe, the vomiting and pain found in relation to the victims—mostly women and children.
In March 2003, BBC presented the documentary, investigating Tel Aviv’s development of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
In 2006, during the war against Lebanon, Israel used banned chemical weapons like phosphorous bombs in Lebanon and Gaza, which killed 286 Palestinians and injured 4,200.
In this connection, American leading media suppressed the real details of the 2009 United Nations (UN) fact-finding report which disclosed as to how Israel’s military used chemical weapons against Palestinians.
As a matter of fact, brushing aside the dangers, covertly, America and its related-industries which are mostly under the control of Zionist Jews have supplied Tel Aviv WMDs. Concealing these fatal weapons, Tel Aviv had flatly refused to sign the NPT, and to ratify the CWC which obligates states to submit to international oversight and destroy chemical agents in their possession. While in 2013, Damascus ratified the CWC. As regards Israeli nuclear arsenal, it contains variety of atomic bombs. It also possesses small nuclear weapons
In 1983, the former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon suggested India to join with Israel to attack Pakistani nuclear facilities, and in 1982, he called for expanding Israel’s security influence from Mauritania to Afghanistan.
It is of particular attention that since the fundamentalist party BJP led by the Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi came to power in India, it has been implementing anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan agenda. Encouraged by the BJP, assaults on Muslims, Christians and other minorities by the Hindu extremist parties might be cited as instance. India which has strategic partnership with Israel and America has perennially been exploiting the double game of the US-led West, especially Europe regarding world phenomena of terrorism in connection with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In wake of Modi’s aggressive diplomacy, India has continued shelling in Pakistani side of Kashmir (Across the Line of Control) which remains a nuclear flashpoint between both the neighbouring countries.
Emboldened by the extremist President Trump, both Tel Aviv and New Delhi have been equating the ‘wars of liberation’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism. Their main purpose is
to manipulate the New Cold War between the US and Russia so as to divert the attention of the West from their own state terrorism which continues unabated on the occupying territories of Kashmir and Palestine.
It is noteworthy that Indian army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on January 14, this year, “We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan. If we will have to really confront the Pakistanis, and a task is given to us by the government, we are not going to say we cannot cross the border because they have nuclear weapons…We will carry out any operation.”
On the same day, Pakistan’s army spokesman-DG of the ISPR Asif Ghafoor termed ‘nuclear bluff’ statement of India’s army chief as ‘irresponsible and childish’ by adding, “Pakistan has maintained nuclear arsenal to deal with threats emanating from its eastern border…To impose aggression on Pakistan may be an Indian desire. India can initiate efforts if it wants to test our valour.”
Notably, although these lethal poisons (WMDs) seem to be mysterious, yet still could be within the reach of some Hindu terrorists with the help of RAW which might have got these destructive weapons from Mossad. Such chemical and radiological materials could have also been smuggled inside India by the Hindu fundamentalists with the covert assistance of RAW.
Frustrated in isolating Islamabad, RAW in connivance with Mossad might have prepared a most dangerous plan to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons or dirty nuclear bomb inside the US homeland or any major European country to implicate Pakistan for having allegedly used these weapons through some Taliban militants.
Particularly, RAW-Mossad may also employ these fatal weapons against NATO forces in Afghanistan, as India and Israel want to prolong the stay of the US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan which have become the center of their covert activities against Pakistan, Russia, China and Iran. ISIS terrorists which are strategic assets of the CIA may be used by RAW and Mossad for employment of these unconventional weapons. While, India, Israel and the US are also playing double game against one another, hence, by utilizing the vicious circle of terrorism, New Delhi can alone use these weapons through Afghanistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and ISIS which are also being backed by RAW, CIA and Mossad and have claimed responsibility for several terror assaults inside Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the recent ones. So, RAW’s sole aim will be to provoke Americans and its allies against Islamabad which is challenging Indian hegemony in the region. Thus, Indian RAW could create a dangerous misunderstanding in which US could use small nuclear weapons against Pakistan.
In the meantime, ambivalent policy of President Trump could also be assessed in relation to North Korea. Throughout the first year of his presidency, President Trump’s rhetoric regarding nuclear North Korea has been uncompromising. But, it abruptly changed. With the backing of Trump, North Korea joined with South Korea in the Olympics. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China on March 28, this year and met Chinese President Xi Jinping who is playing a key role in the upcoming meeting between Kim Jong Un and Trump who is now ready to talk with the North Korean ruler.
At the same time, President Trump has chosen a hardliner John Bolton as his new national security adviser. Bolton who is the former US ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush had advised for a strike on North Korea. He has been a harsh critic of the Iran nuclear deal, and supported invasion of Iraq.
Bolton is reportedly planning major staffing changes at the National Security Council and will remove nearly all of the political appointees brought in by his predecessor, replacing them with hardliners.
President also ousted the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, replacing him with CIA director Mike Pompeo who is more compromising with Trump’s extremist foreign policy.
And a new nuclear policy, issued by the Trump administration on February 2, 2018 which vows to counter the Russians is based less on numbers of weapons and more on novel tactics and technologies is opposite to the treaty committing Washington and Moscow to keep their long-range nuclear arsenals at the lowest levels.
Besides, Trump’s strong backing of the NATO-like alliance by the Saudi Arabia—the Sunni-countries against Iran and accusing Tehran of promoting terrorism and motivating religious extremism among the Muslims and Christians, Jews and Hindus show his clear links with Tel Aviv and New Delhi.
It is also of particular attention during the heightened days of the Cold War, many crises arose in Suez Canal, Korea, Cuba and Vietnam when the US and the former Soviet Union were willing to use atomic weapons, but they stopped because of the fear of nuclear war which could eliminate both the super powers. Therefore, the two rivals preferred to resolve their differences through diplomacy.
Political strategists agree that in nuclear deterrence—popularly called balance of terror, weapons are less usable, as their threat is enough in deterring an enemy who intends to use its armed might.
Nonetheless, the theory of nuclear deterrence or balance of terror cannot be applied to the present phenomena of the world in wake of war-like diplomacy which is being led by the emotional, fanatic and uncompromising President Trump who is in collaboration with the Indian fundamentalist Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu so as to continue their covert strategies against Russians, Kashmiris, Pakistanis, Palestinians and Syrians.
In this backdrop, even, a conventional war between China and India, between Pakistan and India, between America and North Korea and between Russia and the US-led Western countries may drag the whole world into nuclear wars which are likely to eliminate the entire international community.
Regarding the New Cold War, it is noteworthy that America’s faulty strategy has weakened her position, as she has not only entangled in a prolonged war in Afghanistan, but also enveloped other NATO countries there. Particularly, US-led endless war in Afghanistan and fake global war on terror have rapidly increased the cost of these useless conflicts which have brought about multifaceted crises inside the United States, including other NATO countries or Europe.
America and her Western allies, especially Europe must know that if they want to divert the attention of their public from endless war in Afghanistan and phony global war on terror at the cost of their own peoples, they will badly failed, as religiously-motivated fanatic rulers-Trump, Modi and Netanyahu have been manipulating these conflicts, while dividing the world on religious lines.
Responsible statesmen of the Trans-Atlantic alliance must take cognizance of the dangerous developments in world. They should also know that with the tactical support of CIA, Mossad and RAW are playing a key role in terror attacks which has continued in Afghanistan, Pakistan, US, Europe, Middle East and elsewhere in the world.
While fanatic leaders are in power in the US, India and Israel, their collaboration may culminate into ‘clash of civilizations’, particularly between the Muslim and the Christians worlds. Israel will prefer a nuclear war between Russia and the US-led West or between North Korea and America to avoid the two-state settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Atomic war could also erupt between Pakistan and India, as New Delhi also avoids the solution of the Kashmir issue.
Hence, at this critical juncture, instead of acting upon confrontational strategy with Russia, as shown by the mass expulsions of the Russian diplomats, Western countries, especially EU major states such as Great Britain, France, Germany and their leaders must show rational approach to prevent ‘clash of civilizations or any nuclear war. Instead of implementing the Zionist-led New World Order, they should join Russian war against the terrorist groups like ISIL and Al Qaeda, including their linked militant outfits.
While dangers of the WMDs and nuclear war are hovering on the world like clouds, therefore, peace-loving Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists must check the extremist policies of President Donald Trump who is particularly completing the fanatic agenda of Israel and India, resulting into more recruitment in the militant outfits, especially in the ISIS group, while inspiring the extremist Muslims for more terrorism-related attacks. Instead of engaging themselves in controversial debate on the social media, these peace-loving persons must better make efforts for global peace.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations