By Information Clearing House

JEFFREY SACHS: I was attacked in The Atlantic for being on the side of peace. And I confess, I’m on the side of peace. I’m very worried we are on the path of escalation to nuclear war, nothing less than that.

Russia feels that this war is at the core of its security interests. The United States insists it will do anything to support Ukraine’s defeat of Russia. Russia views this as a proxy war with the United States. Whatever one thinks about this, this is the path of extraordinary, dangerous escalation. And I am very fearful.
A lot of the world is watching these events in horror, and a lot of the world doesn’t like this NATO expansion, which they interpret as at the core of this. They want to see a compromise between the U.S. and Russia.

In vote after vote in the United Nations, basically, it has been the Western nations that have been voting for sanctions and denunciations and other actions. Whereas most of the world, certainly most of the world counted by population, is on the sidelines. They just view this as a horrible clash between Russia and the U.S. They don’t view this, as we describe it in the media, as an unprovoked attack by Russia on Ukraine.

Anyone in the U.S. thinks, “well, what else is it?” But that is because of the way our media has been reporting this. This conflict goes back a long time, it didn’t start on February 24, 2022. In fact, the war itself started in 2014, not in 2022, and even that had antecedents.

Most of the world doesn’t see it the way we describe it. Most of the world is just terrified right now, frankly.

It is unbelievable to be hearing on one side that they will use nuclear weapons if they have to, while the other side says, “You can’t frighten us.”

Europe is in a very, very sharp economic downturn. The sharp decline in output and living standards also shows up as a rise in prices, but the main fact is the European economy is getting hammered by the sudden cutoff of energy.

And now to make it definitive, the destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline (which I would bet was a U.S. action, perhaps U.S. and Poland). That is speculation.

BLOOMBERG HOST: Jeff, we’ve got to stop there. Why do you feel that was a U.S. action? What evidence do you have of that?

JEFFREY SACHS: Well, first, there is direct radar evidence that U.S. military helicopters that are normally based in Gdansk were circling over this area. We also had the threat from the U.S. [President Biden] earlier this year that “one way or another we are going to end Nord Stream.”

We also had a remarkable statement from Sec. Blinken last Friday in a press conference where he said “this is also a tremendous opportunity.” That’s a strange way to talk if you’re worried about piracy on international infrastructure of vital significance.

I know it runs counter to our narrative, you’re not allowed to say these things in the West, but the fact of the matter is all over the world when I talk to people, they think the U.S. did it. Even reporters on our papers that are involved tell me “of course” [the U.S. did it], but it doesn’t show up in our media.

[About the lack of trust in media and government]

The bigger problem is we have major geopolitical conflicts, not only the U.S. and Russia, but also the U.S. and China. Again, with a tremendous amount of provocation coming from the U.S. side, so we’re breaking any sense of stability right now. For the moment, many in Europe are saying that the U.S. is their closest ally and they need to hold on but watch what is happening politically. There is upheaval in Europe. Country after country right now. We’re entering a period of enormous instability. And we’re unstable in the U.S. right now. We went through an insurrection, we’re still not past that.
So we’re entering the most unstable geopolitical era in many decades. We’re entering the first hyperinflation in more than 40 years. And we’re entering the first escalation to the nuclear precipice in 60 years. 60 years ago exactly this month was the Cuban missile crisis. This is the most dangerous moment since the Cuban missile crisis.

It is an extraordinary overload and we see no attempt to tamp this down or to quiet it down. Every day is about escalation, we’re going to defeat the other side, we have our rights, we can stand up for what we want. We have Speaker Pelosi flying to Taiwan. We have so many provocations in the midst of huge instability!


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  1. France will not use nuclear weapons even when Russia does. What everyone forgets is that in all European countries the US has nuclear weapons stationed. Before Cruisemissiles directed at Russia. Against the will of the dutch people and promised by PM Lubbers to be removed, but a few years ago replaced by the newest nuclear weapons. Not recognizable for Dutch soldiers, only operable by American Soldiers. If any country uses them and Russia retaliates we are all toast. Then the Tsunami bom. The Netherlands mostly under sealevel. What chaos will that create if they all flee to higher country. The WEF meanwhile proposes all elderly to suicide/euthanize themselves. I already heard that voiced by young people originating from other cultures. An old emergency law can put people out of their houses and doubtfull if they are obligated to provide new homes. Many elderly live in familyhouses alone, since their children moved out. Some years ago homes for the elderly were closed and they sent home or to a nursing home. Now there is a proposal to create small homes for the elderly in local neighbourhoods. But these neighbourhoods are no longer a strong cohesive community but a multicultural mix that have no connection with eachother. Pink elderly have to hide their sexual orientation in nursing homes.

  2. Jan Westh’s Oct 11 article here in VT makes it clear that Jeffrey Sachs was NOT a good guy during the 1990’s when the US/CIA and others were raping Russia. At that time, Sachs was economics prof at Harvard. Why did he move to Columbia U later? He says it’s because Columbia is close to the UN. But here is what Jan Westh said about Sachs in the 90s: “When the coup, which brought Yeltsin to power with the help of the CIA, was carried out, Boris Yeltsin had enormous assets in the form of raw materials of chrome, nickel, oil, gas, iron, and copper. It was the question of immense billions that an alcoholic Russian president surrounded by conniving and calculating robbers could now dispose of. Led by Harvard professor Jeffrey Sachs, whom Bill Clinton had given the task of carrying out shock therapy to get the finances in Russia in order, the dismemberment of Russian property began. Clinton, as you know, entered the White House in 1993.”

  3. Germany is furious about the exorbitant prices the USA asks for their gas, having raised the prices skyhigh. So much for being allies. Nordstream pipeline can be used. At least one of them. So all of this is more false flags to orchestrate the total downfall of Russia. And the destruction of all Eu nations and the white aboriginals. 25 milions in the pipeline approved to immigrate into Europe. Plans to change history, the schoolcurriculums. Part of the openly stated plans of a specific group determined to own the entire planet and to genocide most of us.

  4. Future historians are going to look back on this time, if indeed there are historians after WWIII, in much the same way as we look back on the Vietnam War. Saying Putin is to blame for the current rapidly escalating conflict is like saying Ho Chi Minh was to blame for the Vietnam debacle. Our illustrious MSM talked us into Vietnam just as they’ve talked us into the Russo-Ukraine War. Jeffrey Sachs is absolutely spot on with his remarks.

  5. It’s worth it to listen at the very end, too, when the male host says they are already getting a fiery response to Jeffrey Sachs’ statements. Host adds that it’s important to note that Jeffrey Sachs is correct that the rest of the world does not see the Russo-Ukraine War (and the Nordstream sabotage) the same way that the US admin and media does. The rest of the world IS horrified.

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