Press TV has interviewed Mike Billington, with the Asia desk of the Executive Intelligence Review, about the United States activating missile systems across Europe, despite Russia’s warnings against the move.
The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
Press TV: How do you feel about this latest move by the US?
Billington: Well, the world is sitting on the brink of an existential crisis. We are looking square in the face of the very near-term prospect of a thermonuclear war for which Obama has openly deployed the necessary forces believing insanely that a preemptive strike against Russia or China could take out the nuclear response capacity of those nations. This is insane but it could in fact lead to a war.
The idea that the US could in fact defeat Russia is ludicrous. Putin who unquestionably is the most brilliant strategic strategist of the current era, of the modern era, has kept one step ahead of Obama at every step of this way. They have hypersonic weapon capacity which can overcome any anti-ballistic missile system. They know that these missile systems not only in Europe but also in Asia where they are attempting to deploy the high altitude THAAD missile system in Korea which is only aimed at China and Russia and that this is preparation for prompt global strike, the US strategic policy of a first strike whose actual intent here is not to meet any aggression from Russia and China which do not exist but to take out the BRICS alliance to prevent the emergence of the new world paradigm.
Mr. LaRouche has repeatedly identified Putin as one of the most brilliant leaders in the modern time as best exemplified by the extraordinary concert given in Palmyra, the sister city of Saint Petersburg under Valery Gergiev, a concert done in the midst of a country and a city which had been absolutely destroyed in honor of those who had fought against ISIS, against terrorism and what the Russians are doing is mobilizing a global force against the scourge of terrorism and by having gone into Syria the way they did and so forth have identified the fact that Obama is actually on the side of terrorists in order to achieve the regime change policy that he has promoted from the beginning of his administration as did George Bush before him.
So we are now at an existential crisis, nothing short of removing Obama for his crimes which include this crime of deploying these unnecessary missile systems into Romania, Poland and into the Baltic states potentially, nothing short of that is going to prevent the drive for a nuclear war which these desperate bankrupt Western financial interests now see as their only hope against the emergence of this New World Order, one which in fact is showing the world that there is another way, there is a way based on progress, on development, on going to space, on building industry, on collaborating with the new Silk Road of Xi Jinping as many European countries are now beginning to do against the insistence of the British and Obama.
So this is the last dinosaur in his last desperate ploy trying to provoke a war which would mean the end of civilization. There would be no winner in such a war and it is our duty here in the United States under Mr. and Mrs. LaRouche’s leadership to galvanize the US support for the BRICS nations, for what Russia and China are doing in creating a new world paradigm and transforming America from its current self-destruction into a kind of nation which participates in nation-building and not nation-destroying around the world.