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American expert: the current situation is "more dangerous than the past cold war"

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London has not provided any convincing evidence that Moscow was involved in the case of Skrypal, the continuing increase in tension between the West and Russia increases the risk of a nuclear war, reports TASS a statement by Steven Cohen, a professor at New York and Princeton Universities.


American expert: the current situation is "more dangerous than the past cold war"


According to Cohen, in the Skripl case, “the public was not presented verified facts”.

All that the British Prime Minister Theresa May said is that “Russia is very likely to be guilty,” but the work of specialists is not yet finished, we are told that it will take another two or three weeks,
he stated.

The expert stressed that the “wording" very likely "is impossible in any court, is unacceptable."

In international relations it may be, but such a formulation does not seem convincing to me. I cannot understand what the motive of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin could have been. At least, even because the World Cup 2018 of the year will start in Russia very soon,
he noted.

Today, “we don’t even know exactly what kind of nerve gas was allegedly applied against Skrypal, it is called“ Novice ”, but this is not the name of a specific substance, it is the name of the category of substances,” Cohen continued.

Obviously, we need more accurate information. If it existed in a form suitable for use, is it true that only Russia had it?
said the expert.

He noted that one of the specialists who worked in the USSR on the production of this substance in the 1970-ies, after moving to the USA, published a book in which he published his formula.

This means that any competent chemist with a laboratory could produce it,
added professor.

At the same time, he believes that the current situation in the world is “more dangerous than the last cold war”, because today “Russia feels more threatened by the West than in the past of the USSR”.

Cohen called the recent expulsion of Russian diplomats from a number of states as another round of tension. According to him, this step “outlaws not only diplomats, but also diplomacy itself”.

This development increases the risk of nuclear war.

It was diplomacy that saved us during the last cold war,
he recalled.

Today, the United States and Russia are "on the path of escalation." According to Cohen, "all influential Americans who, in their publications on a daily basis, repeat the antitramp, Russophobic accusations, consciously or not act as instigators of nuclear war."
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  1. evil partisan
    evil partisan 29 March 2018 15: 22
    +12
    Well so who would doubt! Previously, the madmen did not lead the nuclear powers, and the foreign ministers were professional diplomats, not city fools. I’m not talking about rank-and-file diplomats, whom the Americans are now almost recruiting to work ...
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 29 March 2018 15: 24
      +1
      The US Congress has not yet taken away Trump's nuclear suitcase. It seems to be going. Afraid of the nuclear apocalypse.
      1. Dormidont
        Dormidont 29 March 2018 15: 31
        +2
        They are afraid that trump will be afraid
      2. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 30 March 2018 01: 00
        +4
        Quote: oleg-gr
        The US Congress has not yet taken away Trump's nuclear suitcase.

        recourse the americos congress ahead of trump can arrange a nuclear disaster, having a nuclear suitcase !!! what fool request request laughing laughing laughing
    2. Vend
      Vend 29 March 2018 15: 27
      +2
      Quote: wicked partisan
      Well so who would doubt! Previously, the madmen did not lead the nuclear powers, and the foreign ministers were professional diplomats, not city fools. I’m not talking about rank-and-file diplomats, whom the Americans are now almost recruiting to work ...

      The West just will not give up its first position. They will do anything to keep the rest of the world in obedience to vassals. I think the main fight is yet to come.
      1. Dormidont
        Dormidont 29 March 2018 15: 30
        +2
        Home and last
    3. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 29 March 2018 15: 35
      +2
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      which the Americans are now almost recruiting for a job ...

      So this is the easiest way to set stupid tasks. They will not strain knowledge that is not there.
      Obviously, we need more accurate information. If it existed ...
      There will be information to them. If pripret, then just show some "test tube with a poop." And the whole Anglo-Saxon world is applauding. For the first time or what?
      Only here with a 200% probability the Russian side will not be given this “evidence” for examination.
      We have announced a game in which there are fewer and fewer rules that we are trying in vain to adhere to.
      1. cats
        cats 29 March 2018 15: 44
        +3
        Quote: x.andvlad
        We have announced a game in which there are fewer and fewer rules that we are trying in vain to adhere to.

        If we cease to adhere to the rules, the whole world will slide into chaos.
        Playing by the rules is always difficult. We will not have allies in this.
        I do not envy Putin, they are crushing from all sides, it’s especially hard that fellow citizens
        doubt it. hi
        1. x.andvlad
          x.andvlad 29 March 2018 15: 48
          0
          This game is on the verge of a foul. And without its rules, there will be a loss in it.
          1. mgero
            mgero 29 March 2018 16: 11
            -1
            A vi vse gavarili adekvatnix ljudey v zapode net.
            1. cats
              cats 29 March 2018 16: 15
              +6
              Quote: mgero
              A vi vse gavarili adekvatnix ljudey v zapode net.

              Clarify, there are no adequate in the western government. hi
          2. cats
            cats 29 March 2018 16: 23
            +2
            Quote: x.andvlad
            This game is on the verge of a foul. And without its rules, there will be a loss in it.

            That's the salt, this is their game, their rules, and they are pulling in to play according to their rules.
            Putin does not agree, therefore it is incomprehensible, hence the HSP. hi
            We should support him, or at least not interfere. He uses the material (government) that is, in the situation that has developed.
            Now we are all worried, we don’t know much.
            1. x.andvlad
              x.andvlad 29 March 2018 16: 37
              +1
              Quote: Kotovsky
              and they pull in to play by their rules.

              Therefore, we need thoughtful asymmetric answers with the imposition of their conditions and rules. But this is in theory.
              Quote: Kotovsky
              Now we are all worried, we don’t know much.

              Exactly, we don’t know. Putin has to reckon with money bags, which are dependent on the West. And also considerable state money invested overseas. Under such conditions, hands are tied for effective answers.
              1. cats
                cats 29 March 2018 16: 52
                +2
                Quote: x.andvlad
                Therefore, we need thoughtful asymmetric answers with the imposition of their conditions and rules.

                Quote: x.andvlad
                Under such conditions, hands are tied for effective answers.

                Quote: x.andvlad
                But this theory.

                If you look closely, everything is done. wink
                Therefore, the Serdyukovs are not sitting, the Chubais are working, Medvedev is in place ..
                HPP .. yes
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 30 March 2018 10: 54
      0
      A monkey with a grenade is scary, and a monkey with an atomic bomb is already the end of the world.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 29 March 2018 15: 22
    +1
    Cohen is one of the sober people there.
  3. Dormidont
    Dormidont 29 March 2018 15: 29
    +2
    Reasoning like a normal person. What's the catch?
    1. Ased
      Ased 29 March 2018 18: 18
      0
      There are simply people who do not want war. Those who understand that no one will stay anywhere. And there will be no news on TV.
  4. Altona
    Altona 29 March 2018 15: 33
    0
    Brilliant analysis, pity sane in the US stop listening. Ignorance everywhere, dirty intrigues, rumors and slander. If you lower diplomacy into the toilet, then this will face serious consequences. The USA demands from us (!!!) unconditional surrender. These pathetic senility, which we can drown in 15 minutes in the ocean entirely.
    1. K.A.S.
      K.A.S. 29 March 2018 15: 43
      +13
      Evgeny. maybe they want to listen. but most likely the economy situation forces us to do what we observe!
      we will drown them, and they will burn us!
      I think that the United States regrets the collapse of the USSR and that Russia got rid of the “breadwinners” who milked it!
      I often recall an interview with George W. Bush about the collapse of the USSR and Ukraine +

      - Mr. President, you think that the loss of Ukraine is good for the Russians, but here is the former National Security Advisor ...
      “Are you talking about Brzezinski?” Village politician Jimmy couldn’t distinguish an apple from a cow’s cake and therefore listened to idiots and clowns. I voluntarily resigned from the post of the Director of the CIA, so that my name would not be related to this booth later on. Brzezinski wrote that without Ukraine, Russia would never become an Empire. So it was in those days. But this is the rule of the 20-th century, and we will live in the 21-th.
      Do you know why the Russians needed Ukraine? Then, that there the population growth is higher than in Russia itself. In past wars, Russians needed Ukrainians to have someone to throw with grenades under German tanks. Only. But as soon as they had nuclear weapons and missiles, the meaning of keeping so many hungry mouths became negative. It is easier for Russians to raise the standard of living of their Russian population, and so that Ukrainians work for them in the same way that Mexicans work for us and for us. It’s not necessary to fight a rifle and grenades in a modern war anyway. And so, they do not need a military oath of Ukrainians ... it is the collapse of the Soviet Union - this is my most important defeat. I am afraid that this is a foreign policy catastrophe, the size of which we have not yet understood.


      - Could you develop your thought? After all, you yourself have made so much effort for the Victory over the USSR?
      - Yes, I did, but for Victory, and not for our Defeat. The Soviet Union had a very important role for America. He had not had the military ability to defeat our country for a long time, but he could do us harm - unacceptable. And we feared him, as they feared a wild wolf, or a bear. We accustomed ourselves to monitor constipation in our home, we monitored our form. However ... Now that the Union is gone, we Americans began to forget about the danger.
      Our people are fattening and fattening, and these are signs of our defeat. After all, the existence of the Union was beneficial for all of us, and the current situation is multiplying political risks with uncertainties and, in my opinion, is a direct path to disaster. I mean that I did everything so that the Union remained big hungry and weak. I fed him from my hand and accustomed him to my affection. There was no money in our treasury and I rendered humanitarian assistance to the Union from my personal funds.
      - You want to say that all this humanitarian aid to Russians, all these legs ...
      - It was all from my personal means. The Russians needed money, and I supported them as best I could. They needed food, and I ordered them to be fed from my personal means. There were people who came to share with me, but we did not spend a single cent from the federal treasury on this. Not a cent!
      - Then I do not understand - why did you do this?
      - Then what - “Friend in need - Friend forever” (Friend in Need is - Friend indeed). You do not understand what happened. Russia is not defeated, on the contrary - it has become very strong and we need it to be Our Friend - that is why I fed all these Russians for free. And those who defeated me only want to rob. The Russians will not forget that and someday they will send us a return account.
      - I do not understand - why are you sure that Russia has strengthened. After all, she was just defeated ...
      - Russia and the Union - as Matryoshka. They were nested in each other. In reality, we competed with Russia, but it was in the form of the Union, that is, it had huge kettlebells on its feet. Now these dumbbells are removed during the collapse of the Union, Russia will overcome its current problems and become much more evil and powerful, and will well remember all those who have offended it today. And I would like to be the same Friend of Russia, as I was the Enemy for the Soviets.
      You need to bet on the best horse. Do you want to know what kind of Geary she had? This is in numbers - in the Union there were two bottomless holes where all budget surpluses flowed - Agriculture and Social Assistance. Since today's Russia may have previous incomes and not be wasted on these unprofitable items of expenditure, in the coming years it will become more powerful and dangerous than the USSR.
      George W. Bush on the collapse of the USSR
      - I do not understand, - why Russia will be able to cut its spending on Social Assistance and Agriculture?
      - It's all in numbers. The main consumers of agricultural holdings in the Union were in Ukraine. Ukraine is leaving - the Russians are closing the “black hole” in the budget for subsidies for the village. The main consumers of social assistance were in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Since there is no Union, Russia, the main earner in the Union budget, ceases to subsidize its large Muslim republics. And then - arithmetic - Ukraine, Central Asia and Transcaucasia find themselves with budget deficits and plunge into the abyss of despair, Russia finds itself with budget surpluses and its treasury is larger and more powerful than the Soviet one. And then it will return with triumph and remember everything for us, and our economy already has a boundary state - zero profit. Clinton, my rival, promises to “stimulate the economy,” which means that we will borrow, and our economy is in a state where we can no longer afford borrowing. This means that our budget will be negative and over time we, as a country, will become naga and barefoot, and the Russians are rich and powerful.
      And for the sake of Friendship with the strong and powerful - my free legs in a moment when they have nothing to eat - will bring huge dividends. And they would bring even more if I could keep the flock of our eternally hungry hyenas and jackals from robbery ... Ah, if we could keep the Union from collapsing, if it got used to our good hand and eventually became tame, like a pet dog ...
      But nothing can be done. All these jackals themselves decide their Fate - I know Russians, they will not forgive anything, they will not forget anything
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 29 March 2018 15: 55
        +2
        Quote: K.A.S.
        I know Russians, they will not forgive anything, they will not forget anything

        good hi
        1. You Vlad
          You Vlad 29 March 2018 16: 54
          +1
          Quote: Angry Guerrilla

          Do you know how? wink First, they’ll take your apartment away from them, then they’ll rob them to their underpants, and then they will convincingly explain to you that there’s nothing for you yes I am certainly pleased, but not so hi
      2. Foul skeptic
        Foul skeptic 29 March 2018 17: 28
        0
        Eh, it’s a pity there is no way to discuss with Bush Sr. on this subject
      3. SmokeR 47RU
        SmokeR 47RU 29 March 2018 21: 11
        +1
        I would very much like to receive the source of your information. Please throw off the link!
      4. Babur_Imperat
        Babur_Imperat 30 March 2018 18: 29
        0
        Yaplakal you become fascists
        Having lost the Soviet Union, you are now not interested in anyone, and nobody cares about your life
        You have not lost Russia yet
        Now imagine how the Turks were when they lost one empire ☝
  5. Altona
    Altona 29 March 2018 15: 34
    +1
    Quote: Dormidont
    Reasoning like a normal person. What's the catch?

    ------------------------
    He is a normal person. And there are a lot of such people there, there are brilliant analysts, and not those icteric screamers from news channels.
  6. martin-159
    martin-159 29 March 2018 15: 41
    0
    Voice in the wilderness.
  7. Altona
    Altona 29 March 2018 15: 55
    0
    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/

    Check out Ron Paul's site, for example. You don’t need to know English, just pull out any online translator (Yandex or Google) and insert the site name there, the translation will be done automatically.
  8. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 29 March 2018 16: 03
    +3
    I liked the saying:
    And here you can recall the English classics, namely, Rudyard Kipling with his “The Jungle Book”. In this case, Britain acts as the tiger of Sherkhan, who declared himself the master of the jungle, and those who join London behave like the jackal Tabaki, who strove to please Sherkhan in every way and ate his leftovers.
  9. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 29 March 2018 16: 13
    +1
    Russia accepts your challenge! We are already different than in the days of the USSR .. And you won’t let us down on the chaff!
    Then do not be offended by the "evil and treacherous Russians." All gentlemen, we recall the collapse of the USSR and the blood with the brazen robbery of our people and humiliation then and now! Get ready for unconditional surrender .. soldier
    1. SmokeR 47RU
      SmokeR 47RU 29 March 2018 21: 05
      0
      The old man (I apologize if I offended) will not shoot our own children.
  10. Vard
    Vard 29 March 2018 16: 13
    +4
    What is most annoying in this situation ... the complete irresponsibility of the people who are responsible for the fate of their countries ... They have a manic depressive syndrome and they were allowed to control the nuclear powers ... What Mei, what Trump ...
    1. ir-san
      ir-san 29 March 2018 18: 57
      +2
      and they were allowed to control the nuclear powers ..

      Dear Ward, this is very sad, but it is their choice, these camps completely deserve these leaders as their own grave diggers.
      They rely on war, burning or cold does not matter, from the court and provocation, hopeless tantrum and constant violation of all possible and existing agreements with their side.
  11. nikolaev
    nikolaev 29 March 2018 19: 03
    +5
    I am to the Russians. If a mess begins, I will come to you to fight against our enemies. Do not drive away?
    I do not need Russian citizenship. I need Russia to be!
    1. cats
      cats 30 March 2018 10: 03
      +2
      Quote: nikolaev
      Do not drive away?

      Among us, even enemies live quietly ..
      And if as a friend, welcome. hi yes
  12. SmokeR 47RU
    SmokeR 47RU 29 March 2018 21: 02
    0
    "Wail. ​​Be sure to wail, but then."
    The consequences of a nuclear winter were explained to someone badly in childhood!