Theodore Postol, a nuclear physicist and author of the latest report of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, according to which we are only “two minutes” away from the “midnight” of a nuclear catastrophe that could annihilate mankind’s existence on Earth, does not mince his words as he talks straightforwardly in terms of a coming “apocalypse.”
“Historically, we are living in one of the most dangerous times for our existence on planet Earth, considering the risk of a nuclear catastrophe that is being ignored by governments and the media in the US and internationally, against the backdrop of the current conflicts, if we think about unforeseen incidents and what is expected in the coming years.”
What are your fears as concerns any immediate danger?
President Trump has just approved a defense budget for 2018 which amounts to $715 billion, and, thanks to his “America First” ideology, he has given free rein to the “Dr. Strangeloves” at the Pentagon to develop a new generation of nuclear missiles which are to be used as conventional weapons and which should be of sufficient power to win any future nuclear wars.