Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist, has reemphasized the idea that the world cannot survive another nuclear war if it were to break out between US-NATO force and Russia. However, when it comes to blaming either of the two for triggering a war, Caldicott is singing a different tune than the rest of the world.
Tabloids continue to depict the horrific tale of Aleppo. They show how Russian aggression has turned the place into hell. In the wake of the mass destruction, global opinion on Russia as a country is getting tarnished.
James Mattis Defends US Policies Against Russia
The United States and NATO are feeding into Russia’s negative image, citing reason for the collaborative military buildup near Russian borders. James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense nominee, defended America’s efforts to keep Russia in check.
Hence, Mattis differed in opinion to a great extent from President-Elect Donald Trump and his aspirations of U.S.-Russia alliance. “I’m all for engagement but we also have to recognize reality and what Russia is up to and there’s decreasing number of areas where we can engage cooperatively and increasing number of areas where we’re going to have to confront Russia,” Mattis said, reported CBS News.
Helen Caldicott Blames Obama For Inviting Nuclear War
Caldicott, on the other hand, does not hold Russia responsible for the deteriorating relations between USA and the Kremlim. Much like Trump, she pointed a finger at Obama’s administration for propagating anti-Russian policies.
Her allegations do not stop there. She went as far as stating that the U.S. force build-up in Eastern Europe under Obama could have laid grounds for a nuclear war between U.S.-NATO and Russia.
However, she told Sputnik News that Trump’s “close relationship with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin will lead to rapid withdrawal of these forces and a refashioning of the relationship between Russia and the United States which may ensure our survival.” Also, if this does not pan out positively, the human race could well be looking at permanent extinction.
With that, she went on to discuss the nightmarish impact of any future nuclear war between the two superpowers. “We are all doomed to die a dreadful death of vaporization, severe burns, acute radiation sickness, or freezing and starving to death in the nuclear winter that will ensue,” she surmised.