Vladimir Putin: Today's Paul Revere
by Stephen Lendman
Paul Revere is best remembered for alerting colonial America to Britain's imminent invasion. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized him in his poem "Paul Revere's Ride," its memorable opening lines, saying:
"Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"
How well I remember them from my early school days, taught about Paul Revere's "cry of alarm to every Middlesex village and farm…In the hour of darkness and peril and need the people will waken and listen to hear…"
They should listen to and heed Vladimir Putin's warning, ignored by Western leaders and supportive media scoundrels.
At the conclusion of last June's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, he warned of "the world being pulled in an irreversible direction" - US-led NATO heading things toward inevitable nuclear confrontation.
Putin's comments bear repeating, saying "(w)e know year by year what's going to happen, and they (meaning US-led NATO) know that we know."
"It's only you that they tell tall tales to (meaning deplorable Western media), and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries."
"You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger - this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While do they pretend that nothing is going on. I don't know how to get through to you anymore."
Everyone should be greatly concerned about Hillary's likely ascension to power next year - an emotionally unstable neocon war goddess, reviling peace and stability, her agenda threatening humanity like never before in world history.
Her anti-Russian hostility risks war between the world's dominant nuclear powers, assuring losers, not winners, if launched.
We've been warned. So far a brainwashed, indifferent public isn't listening. We have a simple choice - either live together in peace or collectively perish if nuclear war erupts. The growing risk is too great to ignore.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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