November 8, 2014 11:00 am -

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says tensions between the East and West have us on the brink of another cold war.

The 83-year-old accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the communist bloc a quarter century ago. The result, he said, could partly be seen in the inability of global powers to prevent or resolve conflicts in Yugoslavia, the Middle East and most recently Ukraine.

“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some are even saying that it’s already begun,” Gorbachev said at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Gorbachev: World On Brink Of Cold War

  1. Roctuna November 8th, 2014 at 11:38 am

    American “triumphalism” goes hand-in-hand with so-called “exceptionalism”.

    • neworleans878 November 8th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Funny thing about that “exceptionalism”…those that scream loudest about it never serve in uniform…

  2. Abby Normal November 8th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Does Gorby have any words of advice for his little friend Putin? Like, stop invading your neighbors? Or stop annexing portions of neighboring countries? Or, stop imprisoning your opponents?

  3. fancypants November 9th, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I will bet gorby that we refused more Russians for citizenship vs americans that applied for residence in the hammer and sickle
    keep tooting your own horn old man !