I am including a series of voices and analysts from beyond our U.S. mainstream media––they may be hard to consider since we hear only one point of view from our media––which in itself is a dangerous situation. Below is a piece from a seasoned Dutch thinker. He is a significant historian, a respected journalist and analyst, and a deeply concerned European who has a grasp not only about today's situation in Ukraine but about Europe and America's history over the span of decades.
It was in 1983 when I began to study the dynamics of the Cold War and the fire power of both superpowers, that I realized how easy it would be for the world to go up in flames within an hour or two …. that's when I became absolutely possessed to work toward that eventuality never happening. What we know as CCI came into existence at that time.
Today I feel the same urgency. I don't want to be an alarmist but I do want to sound the alarm––this situation between elements in Washington and Russia is no ordinary spat between nations. It has the potential to blow wide open unless something is done soon to turn it around.