Does America Have a Future?• https://www.paulcraigroberts.org by Paul Craig Rob
The headline yesterday (March 29) is "US To Withhold Nuclear Weapons Data From Russia As Last Treaty Collapses." https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-withhold-nuclear-weapons-data-russia-last-treaty-collapses
Washington's propagandists, of course, blame Russia. This succeeds with patriots who wrap themselves in the flag, but it doesn't succeed with the Kremlin. The Kremlin sees Washington taking another step toward war to obliterate the Russian obstacle to Washington's world hegemony.
Looking at Russia's puzzling conduct of its conflict with Ukraine, and now with NATO and the US, I have been seeking an explanation that makes sense. Why, as readers know I have been asking, does the Kremlin refuse to use the force to quickly end the conflict before Washington and its NATO puppets become too involved to let go? It made no sense until I realized that the Kremlin has been convinced by Washington's neoconservatives that war with the US is inevitable, which, of course, means nuclear war.
The Kremlin is likely concerned that if Russia uses the conventional force at her disposal to knock out Ukraine, the result could be a US/NATO direct intervention prior to Russia having in place larger numbers of its hypersonic nuclear missiles and its S-500 and S-550 air defense systems which have the ability to intercept and destroy Washington's nuclear missiles. Unlike Russia's hypersonic missiles that randomly change course and cannot be intercepted, Washington's technically inferior missiles can be downed.
My conclusion is that the Kremlin, convinced by Washington's neoconservatives and their domination of every US government in the 21st century that the US intends the destruction of Russia, is preparing for nuclear war. Several times Putin has made the public statement that it is clear that the West intends Russia's destruction. It is incomprehensible that Washington is so reckless, so irresponsible, so utterly stupid as to have convinced the Kremlin that Washington intends Russia's destruction.