0554 GMT May 21, 2018
“America wants all sovereign, independent countries eliminated,” noted Stephen Lendman in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday. “America will use nuclear weapons against either nuclear powers or non- nuclear powers if it goes to war with them,” presstv.com reported.
The Chicago-based analyst further warned that any such nuclear strike would have serious repercussions for the victims and their neighbors.
“The damage won’t be confined to that region; the radiation could certainly spill across border and affect the surrounding countries,” he said, while on the other hand, “if you attack a nuclear power, well indeed, maybe that power can strike back and hit America.”
Recent tensions between the administration of US President Donald Trump and North Korea have raised the possibility of a nuclear war between the two countries.
Lendman speculated that Pyongyang will not start a nuclear war for now as it ‘wants peace.’
“America is always in war; it has a permanent war agenda; it’s always had a permanent war agenda going back to the beginning of the republic, either war at home or war abroad and it’s certainly the policy of America today.”
He added that such a policy is ‘reckless’ and could end in ‘mass destruction.’