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By William Engdahl

William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant whose internationally best-selling books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages.

Published time: February 17, 2014 10:53                       l

Washington’s explanation that its strengthening missile shield in Europe is being built to guard against the Iranian nuclear threat is no more believable than it was 10 years ago.

Despite Russia’s recent efforts to broker a peaceful resolution  of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, as well as its good  offices in helping resolve the Iranian nuclear conflict with  Washington, the Obama administration is moving ahead with its  highly provocative nuclear Ballistic Missile ‘Defense’   (BMD) deployments around Russia. What we are not being told by  Western politicians is the fact that this action, far from  peaceful, brings the world closer than ever to nuclear war by  miscalculation.

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