How Military Industrial Complex is Pushing US Toward New ‘Missile Crisis’

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

Ekaterina Blinova
SputnikNews.com
17.05.2017

The US’ dangerous muscle-flexing in Asia-Pacific is a continuation of Obama’s “pivot to Asia” strategy, US peace activist Jan R. Weinberg told Sputnik. To avoid yet another missile crisis all the parties involved need to start negotiations over the long-term disarmament and eradication of nuclear weapons in the region, he stressed.

In his March interview with Sputnik the founder of “Show Up! America,” Jan R. Weinberg, warned that the US-led militarization of the Asia-Pacific region might turn into the “American Missile Crisis.”

“The American Missile Crisis may very well become the term that historians use to describe the precipitously dangerous, present day, militarization and terrorism issues within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” he warned.

Less than in a month since Weinberg’s warning the situation over the Korean Peninsula nearly spiraled out of control, following Washington’s show of force. It has even prompted some observers to draw parallels between the current state of affairs in the region and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

Is the Trump administration deliberately aggravating the situation in the region? What goal are they pursuing?

According to Weinberg, US President Donald Trump is “simply working off of the playbook that the Pentagon handed off to him.”

“Make no mistake, the little that we have gleaned regarding Trump’s foreign policies stands precipitously on the shoulders of the militarization aspects of the Obama administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’ foreign policies. Trump’s final blow in eradicating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was indeed a cornerstone aspect of the ‘pivot,’ has certainly not dispersed Obama’s predilection for the forward deployment of US military assets, sales or gifts of major armament systems and enhanced military to military exercises,” the American peace activist told Sputnik.

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