The United States military establishment is risking the Third World War in order to maintain American hegemony, a political analyst says.

James Jatras, a former Senate foreign policy adviser in Washington, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on a report which says the United States wants Russia to get used to American military presence on its doorsteps in the Black Sea.

As part of its plans to counter what it calls “the Russian aggression,” the US has recently deployed two warships to the Black Sea.

The US Navy announced Saturday that Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney had joined USS Ross, another warship of the same family, in the international waters near Russian territories.

It has now turned out that the decision is part of Washington’s efforts to “desensitize Russia” to the US military presence in the Black Sea, which separates Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Western Asia, CNN reported Monday night, quoting an unnamed US military official.

US military officials say they want Russia to get used to the expanding American military alliance in the Black Sea.

“This whole nation of expanding NATO’s presence on Russia’s doorstep in the Baltic States, in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea based on ‘Russian aggression’ is absolutely absurd,” Jatras said.  “This is equivalent of Russia putting forces in the Gulf of Mexico, or on our border with Canada or Mexico. It bears no resemblance to US national security,” he added.

“It only feeds the interests of the people who benefit from the huge and expanding the military establishment, and who ideologically willing to risk a Third World War in order to maintain what they see this American hegemonic domination for the globe,” he stated.

“This brings no benefits to the American people, and it’s a danger to everybody. And unfortunately it’s only getting worst with the kind of propaganda we get constantly about Russian meddling in our elections and so forth. It’s extremely dangerous and I am quite worried about it,” the expert concluded.

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