Thank the corporate class that controls the US for the re-igniting of the Cold War, this time around even more dangerous than before. The policy of encircling Russia with nuclear weapons is one that we would not tolerate for a second if applied to us, yet we expect Russia to accept it docilely in view of our “exceptionalism” and demonstrable “superior morality” (!)
George W. Bush and his criminal cronies the Neocons are not the only ones pushing this insane and bankrupt policy. Its origins actually harken back to the GWB1 and Clinton administrations, a fact that reminds us the problem is systemic, not one of aberrational leadership. — P. Greanville
Correspondent: Pepe Escobar, for The Real News Network.