June 16, 2017
Putin Tells Oliver Stone about his NATO Concerns
AUSTRALIA has lost its sovereign identity to the United States with its military ties guaranteeing it will “ride the rockets” with them in the event of a nuclear nightmare, Oscar winning film maker Oliver Stone says.
Speaking on the eve of the release of an extraordinary documentary involving a dozen one-on-one interviews over two years with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stone said he now feared the world was sleepwalking toward a nuclear war and Australia was in the box seat.
The veteran film maker said from his lengthy in-depth interviews with the Russian leader he saw “from the other side” what the West was preparing and the quiet build-up of weapons guised as “defence shield” missiles made the risk of an accident a real scenario.
He cited Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film Dr Strangelove, that satirised the Cold War and a wayward US general who orders a first strike nuclear bomb drop on Russia, as a realistic scenario today.
“There is a tremendous amount of confusion right now and we are on the edge of each other, so close, on the borders of NATO that it’s really possible an accident in the Dr Strangelove fashion that could happen,” he told News Corp Australia.
“I do believe that could happen, an accident, and number two is the American policy is ultimately one of looking for a first strike option like they did in the old days of the 1960s, where they talk about taking out the Russian capability first,” Stone said.
“He (Putin) makes the point that all these countries (like Australia) are vessels or you might even say hostages but they are not allies because the United States listens in on all its allies.”