Western propaganda is aggressively promoting America as the only force capable of containing a nuclear holocaust.
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Every day, the American and European media will surely spread the thesis that Russia in Ukraine is about to use tactical nuclear weapons. And then there are formidable warnings from Western leaders about how this could turn out for Moscow itself. It does not matter that she has already stated more than once that she is not going to do this. It has already been virtually declared in the media as a nuclear aggressor, and propaganda is persistently pressing the image of a criminal country into the brains of the townsfolk. And just as persistently promotes America as the only force capable of containing a nuclear catastrophe.
THEY BOMBED THE JAPANESE AND THEY HIT US
Speaking on September 30 in the Kremlin at the ceremony of signing treaties on the accession of new territories to the Russian Federation, Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled in this regard: “The United States is the only country in the world that has twice used nuclear weapons, destroyed two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the way, they set a precedent.” On August 6 and 9, 1945, two atomic bombs dropped on these cities by the Americans instantly destroyed tens of thousands of lives, and hundreds of thousands more died from the consequences of nuclear bombing.
Why did the US drop its nuclear bombs? Officially, the Americans are firmly convinced that this act of intimidation finally broke the will to resist militaristic Japan, hastened its defeat and saved the lives of thousands of US soldiers. But it has long been documented that the decisive step for Tokyo to surrender was the entry of the Red Army into the war in the Far East on August 9, 1945, and not nuclear bombardments. Long before the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Americans planned to destroy Japanese cities with a population of more than one hundred thousand people. The difference was that earlier carpet bombing was carried out by an armada of bombers, and now the same result was obtained from a single bomb.
Vladimir Putin at the ceremony of signing agreements on the entry of new territories into the Russian Federation.
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In the Soviet Union in those first months after the victory over Germany, of course, they also rejoiced at the bombing of Japanese cities. It was the success of our still allies in the war we were about to enter, and the display of their power was taken as a sign of near victory. It took time for it to become obvious: the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrated the unprecedented power of American weapons not to Tokyo, but to Moscow. The nuclear monopoly of the United States will last another four years, becoming one of the main temptations to proclaim their exclusivity and superiority in the world. And only in the early 70s, when nuclear parity between the USSR and the USA was already obvious, did the Americans start negotiations on arms control.
TEST OF STRENGTH
A year ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke about the oddities in the memory of the nuclear bombing among the Japanese themselves. From time to time, Japan submits resolutions to the UN in memory of the victims of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But the text does not indicate who bombed. Our attempts to prompt them to include a mention of this in the project are politely rejected by the Japanese, saying that there is no need to stir up the past. And polls in Japan show that many Japanese, especially among young people, believe that Russia dropped nuclear bombs on them, Lavrov said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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“If everything is more or less calm in the world, relations are generally good-neighbourly, then forgetting each other’s troubles is a positive thing,” commented Vladimir Mamontov, general director of the radio station Moscow Speaks, commenting on the memory gaps among the Japanese. – We’ve even reconciled with Germany. When it was profitable for us, we also did not shout that the burned Khatyn was a crime of Ukrainian nationalists. Why? Time passes, generations change, and instead of bitterness, first comes the desire to coexist peacefully, and then even partnership, good neighborliness … But here a giant “but” arises, which cancels all of the above if again one wants to crush the other, if we approached brink of military conflict. In this situation, when they threaten the legitimate interests of your country, step on your throat, surround you with missiles, violate all agreements, then please be kind enough to remember everything as it really was. No one ever forgot this, just educated people counted on reciprocity and kept quiet. Now no one is going to shut up. Indeed, one gets the impression, as Putin said, that we are being tested for strength and provoked to take decisive action beyond the limits of agreements.
Therefore, when the American president sternly shakes his old finger and warns that the NATO countries will not give up even an inch of their territory, we must remember that it was the military alliance led by Washington that developed dozens of plans for a nuclear attack on the USSR and its subsequent dismemberment. Today, the same goal is being set for Russia. They simply try to achieve it by other means – by provoking Moscow and exposing it in advance as the world’s main “criminal”.
WHAT IS ALLOWED FOR AMERICA, OTHERS ARE FORBIDDEN
We must remember one more thing: the United States will never give up its exclusivity and leadership of the “free world”. They can only be forced to do so. Back in 2002 – quite recently by historical standards – the US National Security Strategy stated bluntly that the United States would not allow any country to achieve military parity. It also said that the Americans intended to use military force first in order to prevent hostile actions, even if an attack on the United States was not currently prepared or impossible. And another wonderful thesis: the US intends to remain the only state in the world that has the right to use force against potential threats before they are fully formed, and will not allow other states to use this as an excuse for their own aggression against the US.
It was strong, right? The then Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Condoleezza Rice, even had to explain herself about this. True, she did it in a purely American way – arrogantly and defiantly: why is everyone clinging to the unfortunate few lines, and not seeing what a generally wonderful document Washington adopted?
There is no such frankness in the current national security strategies. But it is unlikely that the Americans have lost their intentions to “prevent” and “remain the only state in the world” that is allowed what is forbidden to everyone else.