Build up to WW3 - RUSSIA Warns a KOREAN NUCLEAR WAR would make Chernobyl seem like 'Fairy Tale'
An analyst says he believes that there is a great danger of the United
States sparking a nuclear war with China or Russia over Syria, Iran or
the Koreas yet thinks that no such threat exists by North Korea.
comment comes as Russia has warned that a possible nuclear conflict on
the Korean Peninsula would be far more destructive than the Chernobyl
nuclear disaster in 1986.
"I would make no secret about it, we
are worried about the escalation on the Korean Peninsula because we are
neighbors," Russian President Vladimir Putin made the comment at a joint
press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.
noted that if something bad takes place "Chernobyl...may seem like a
child's fairy tale. Is there such a threat or not? I think there is."
TV has conducted an interview with Mike Billington with the Asia Desk
of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) weekly magazine to further
discuss this issue.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
TV: The major question of course that everyone is asking right now is
how serious basically that threat of a nuclear war or even of a military
attack launched on South Korea has actually become?
don't think there is any danger of a nuclear war sparked by North
Korea's nuclear attack. I think there is a great danger of a nuclear war
sparked between the United States and China and the United States and
Russia over either the Syrian and Iranian situation in the Middle East
or over Korea in Asia.
What I would like to point out actually is
that there has been a concerted effort in the Western press including
New York Times today to falsify the warning coming from China about the
danger of war in Asia.
Xi Jinping the
new head of China at the Boao forum yesterday said no country has the
right to create regional or even global crisis for their own
self-interest, their own selfish interest. That was reported in the New
York Times this morning adding falsely the words in front of that speech
that no Asian country should have the right to do this.
Korea is ready to develop peaceful relations with world nations -- but
only as a nuke state, the DPRK's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam said
on Sunday. This comes as the US, Japan, and China call for the
denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
North Korea, which,
despite tension, is getting ready to celebrate the birthday of the
country's founder Kim Il-sung, said it was ready to conduct relations
"based on the ideals of peace and sovereignty" and contribute to
security and stability in Asia, and in the whole world "as a responsible
However, North Korea's Kim Yong-nam
pointed out that not every nation is worthy their friendship, saying the
country's "invincible defense forces" armed with strengthening "nuclear
deterrence forces" will "unfold a total fight against the USA, acting
in accordance with a wartime scenario."