Friday, January 27, 2017

Mikhail Gorbachev warns: 'Looks as if the world is preparing for war'

January  27th 2017 
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."

The comment was made in a recent op-ed for TIME magazine.

He says, " problem is more urgent today than the militarization of politics and the new arms race. Stopping and reversing this ruinous race must be our top priority."

Gorbachev then adds, "The current situation is too dangerous."

And, after talking about a growing focus on military capabilities and an increase in verbal aggression among politicians and the media, he writes, "It all looks as if the world is preparing for war."

Gorbachev goes on to describe how the U.S. and Russia worked together in the late 80s to reduce their nuclear weapons arsenals because, in his words, "nuclear war is unacceptable."

He continues by saying, "Today, however, the nuclear threat once again seems real."

As the Washington Post reports, both President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin have indicated an interest in potentially strengthening their respective nuclear capabilities.

As such, Gorbachev suggests that the U.N. Security Council convene a meeting with heads of states to "adopt a resolution stating that nuclear waris unacceptable and must never be fought."

The New York Times notes that Gorbachev "was named the 1990 winner of the Nobel Peace recognition of his initiatives in promotion of international peace, including championing political change in Eastern Europe and helping to end the cold war."

Witchy sez :
 The world has been at war for decades and the enemy is sometimes harder than ever to recognize. A hot war between nuclear powers would only end in total world destruction! Let us all be vigilent and work to prevent such an occurance!

On the more positive side: 
I don't see Trump completing his first term. He has, and seems content to continue, to set people off. He is, in my opinion, setting himself up for extreme personal attacks.
Sigh; it's only been a seems like a year.


  1. So true Witchy
    We have to roll back the nuclear threat or we have no chance of surviving. All it takes is for one nuclear power to get offended at some minor comment or act of another nuclear power and it's all over. We are so close to the edge, scientists and statisticians have moved the Doomsday clock forward and we are now only three minutes from total global destruction by their reckoning. The clock was started after WWII and moved forward a few seconds for each globally threatening event or situation.
    Mr Gorbachev almost single handedly ended the cold war, brought down the Berlin Wall and stopped proliferation of nuclear weapons. It just takes two idiots like Putin and Trump to screw up all his good work.
    Great article
    Lotsa Love
    Say hi to cubs

  2. I believe that you should sit down calmly and talk over your problems to come to a better understanding . I don't believe in trying to settle things like elementary school boys .
    Trump / Putin is jocking to see which one has the bigger balls .... a real man know he is a leader when he put hid people insterest in the right place .
    Lotsa love back at you
    The cubs said hello back at you .