Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay: Ukraine and the Doomsday Machine

US nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok in 1952

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theAnalysis-news on Apr 29, 2022

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins with Paul Jay to discuss the dangers of nuclear war and the crisis/conflict war against Ukraine.

There’s a word that’s missing in all this conversation about nuclear war. There’s a lot of discussion about tactical nuclear weapons, low-yield nuclear weapons as if it’s just another weapon. The word that’s missing, and that’s the word that comes from the Doctor Strangelove movie or the [Daniel] Ellsberg book; that word is doomsday machine. There actually are doomsday machines. The U.S. and the Russians both have it. The talk of tactical nuclear weapons as if it somehow doesn’t lead to a greater nuclear war is shocking and amazing, but here we are.


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Vijay Prashad: Any Critic of US Imperialism is Accused of Being a Stooge for Somebody, Part 2

Vijay Prashad: Ukraine a Pawn in a Larger Struggle (Part 1)

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay: The Profits Of The Arms Industry Are What Drives These Conflicts

Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: The Hypocrisy of War

Vijay Prashad: The Coming Food Crisis: Ukraine War Is Wake-Up Call for Global South

Russia’s Role in the Ukraine Conflict, by Yanis Iqbal

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine, Parts 1-13