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Is Putin Likely to Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine?

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 10 — In 1964, USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev revealed that the Soviet Union had developed a so-called Doomsday Device — a nuclear weapon “capable of destroying all humanity,” as he put it.  At the time, the New York Times wrote “If Soviet laboratories have, indeed, developed a Doomsday weapon, it is of small help to the machinations of the Kremlin. For its use in the world of man is incredible except as an act of total irrationality, of national and world suicide. It can have no effectiveness either as a deterrent or as an instrument of conquest.”

Here we are, nearly six decades later, and another Russian megalomaniac by the name of Vladimir Putin is threatening the world with nukes. Take a tip from Nikita’s doomsday threat, Vlad. Think MAD — Mutually Assured Destruction.

But don’t underestimate Putin’s egomania. He’s a power-hungry tyrant who hates the west, in particular America. He might start by using tactical nuclear weapons like mini-nukes in Ukraine to test America’s resolve. In fact, a Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov recently suggested to Putin that “more drastic measures should be taken, right up to the declaration of martial law in the border areas and the use of low-yield nuclear weapons [in Ukraine].”

Meanwhile, Naval News reports that the Russian submarine, Belgorod, said to be armed with nuclear ‘apocalypse’ and ‘doomsday’ weapons has left its berth in the White Sea on the northwest coast of Russia. Its current location is unknown. “This could be routine, to test a new weapon system. Or it could principally be political, as a demonstration. Testing nuclear weapons, even without warheads, may be part of Russia’s chosen nuclear escalation ladder.”

Fox News also reported on the Belgorod. Rebekah Koffler, a strategic intelligence expert, told Fox “There have been times when Russian nuclear-powered attack submarines, armed with long-range cruise missiles, operated undetected for weeks close to U.S. shores.”

However, Putin’s nuclear threat has prompted a homeland response. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] appears to be preparing for the worst. According to the Epoch Times, HHS seems to be stockpiling drugs as part of “long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies.”

It has also seemed to have scared the states of New York and New Jersey in a way that hasn’t been seen since the 1950s and 1960s when the Soviet Union and the U.S. were amassing nuclear arms. New Jersey is said to be using bus-side advertisements such as “Do you know what to do in a radiation emergency?” and the three-step guide: “go inside, stay inside, and stay tuned for news updates.” New York City has produced a video message with a narrator saying, “So there’s been a nuclear attack. Don’t ask me how or why, just know that the big one has hit. OK? So, what do we do?” 

According to Newsmax, Dr. Jane Orient, president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, criticized these endeavors, saying “These ads are likely to cause panic … [they seem] “designed to get people cowering inside indefinitely and depending on a totally unprepared government.”

The bottom line is this: according to the United States Institute of Peace, “Russia could seek to intimidate Ukraine and its supporters by detonating a small nuclear weapon. But indications suggest that Putin’s saber-rattling already is frightening Russians themselves. A ‘demonstration strike’ in Ukraine poses a risk to Putin of further alarming, and dividing, the Russian elites via which he exercises power. Finally, Russian military and nuclear doctrine limits a Russian use of nuclear weapons to two situations: responding to the use of a weapon of mass destruction against Russia or its allies, or when conventional warfare threatens Russian nuclear command and control or the existence of the state itself. The war in Ukraine presents no such case.”

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Andrew P
Andrew P
1 year ago

Russia is absolutely certain to use nukes in Ukraine. They are losing and therefore have no choice. The only question is the timing, and what Biden’s clowns will do in response.

Bob L.
Bob L.
1 year ago

When Khrushchev announced to the world that the Soviet Union had a “Dooms Day device”, it was an automatic launch system that if in active mode would launch missiles if a strike were detected. Yes, Putin inherited such a system and the U.S. also has had one for decades. I don’t think either system is in active mode under the present circumstances though. As for tactical (small battlefield nukes) those have been around since the early 1950s and the U.S. had a few M65 “Atomic Cannons” in service. There is one on display in Junction City Kansas today, without it’s transporter.

The big question right now is how serious might Putin be about using tactical nukes in Ukraine? But there is another question on the table as well: will he be allowed to order their use or would he be stopped by other leaders in the Russian government? Will Putin suddenly meet the same fate Stalin met if he pushes too hard in his personally declared war?

Did you know how close we REALLY came to a nuclear conflict in 1962? One man prevented what could have led to an all out nuclear war. That man was Visily Arkhipov, an officer on a Soviet submarine during the Cuban missile crisis. Communications with submarines are much improved since the 1960s so hopefully the Beglorod will not suffer a communication blackout like the situation with the 1962 sub that nearly caused a big mistake.

Stockpiling drugs to deal with radiation exposure will only be useful to those in fallout areas, not in closer to a blast areas. Conventional nukes are a heat and radiation weapon, much hotter than the surface of the Sun at ground zero. After the two bombs in Japan in 1945, there were shadows found on sidewalks of people who were instantly incinerated by the bomb’s detonation. Just “going inside” and locking down will not do anymore good against radiation than locking down has done preventing the spread of Covid – very little.

Most of what is coming from Joe Biden and the media is pure fear mongering. Putin may be a bit “off level”, but I doubt if he would try to order a nuclear war and even if he did, there are cooler heads in Moscow that would not allow that to happen.

Michael J
Michael J
1 year ago

So is HHS going to provide all the American people a desk to hide under, while they’reszfe and cozy? There’s no running away for the little people, but you can bet the elite will have plenty of sanctuary, food and medicine after they start this war.

William Hardy
William Hardy
1 year ago

March 29, 2022. The Washington Post. “Ukrainian negotiators in Turkey said Tuesday they offered a detailed peace proposal to their Russian counterparts, exchanging military neutrality for security guarantees. Moscow said it would “drastically reduce” military activity near the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv “to increase mutual trust & create the necessary conditions for further negotiations.” From day one, the USA has rejected negotiations. 
 
Since the 1990s, the Soviets have protested against NATO expansion eastward. NATO’s Bucharest Summit April 2008 NATO “welcomes Ukraine & Georgia for membership into NATO. Russians declared that is unacceptable. Putin said Ukraine & Georgia’s membership in NATO is a direct threat to Russia.” Since then, the West (NATO—militarily, & EU—economically) has pushed eastward. Russia has continually protested against Ukraine & Georgia joining the EU & NATO. Those two countries provide a security buffer between the ‘West’ & Russia. We would not like the Russians’ military in Mexico or Canada; Russia does not want the West’s military in Ukraine.
 
Solution: Make Ukraine a buffer state between NATO & Russia, i.e., Ukraine becomes a neutral country. Don’t divide Ukraine; that will cause more hatred. Negotiate!

Stanley M Hoffman
Stanley M Hoffman
1 year ago

Included in the YouTube video.
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ARTIST’S STATEMENT: October 12, 2022
America finds itself at a crossroads. Our once great Republic is now coming apart at its seams. Our country is currently heading towards financial ruin taking all of us down with it, and the threat of nuclear war with Russia and perhaps China has not been this extreme since before Ronald Reagan took office. Meanwhile, elitist career politicians on both sides of the aisle sell our future and those of our children down the river for selfish personal gain and power. It is time to bring that to a grinding halt. Civic duty does not end at the voting booth. All citizens—(D), (I) and (R)—must stop vilifying one another start living as neighbors once more, and rally together to take back our country.

Luckily, the writers of the US Constitution created Article V of the US precisely for a time as ours. At an Article V Convention of States, commissioners would have the opportunity to debate and pass amendments requiring that members of congress live under the same laws that they pass for the rest of us; imposing term limits on Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, and federal bureaucrats; requiring a balanced federal budget; imposing limits on federal spending and taxation; getting the federal government out of our healthcare and education systems thus returning power and money to state and local authorities; and stopping unelected federal bureaucrats from imposing regulations.

Some say that calling a Convention of States right now is too extreme. Please, what is more extreme than a looming nuclear war? Others say that a Convention could become a run-away and veer off course. That is literally impossible. The commissioners to the convention must stick exclusively to the bullet points above which are the ones that the states already on board with the COS resolution have passed.

Find more information at www(dot)conventionofstates(dot)com. Sign the petition and get involved with your local district today.

THIS IS NOT A (D) OR (R) ISSUE: IT IS AN AMERICAN (A) ISSUE. DON’T BECOME HISTORY: MAKE HISTORY!

https://youtu.be/AGjxutIHxRE

Cindy
Cindy
1 year ago

We all can blame Biden, the deep State globalist,, and a bought Republucsn Party for all of this. This is what they want so who is left they can enslave and control. If the Republican Parry would do right by the People of our Nation they would stop the globalist calling the shots. We have unelected people running thus country. We should not have a WEF, WHO or UN. Who gives bill gates, George soros, the rockefella’s, the rothchikd’s et etc etc to have power of the people because the people of America DID NOT put these people there. They have and are bringing biowespon warfare to the people, they are poising our atmosphere while the Republican Party sits back and does nothing. We now have a one party Government which is against God and our Founding Fathers. It’s up to us now as a people to stand by and with God, our founding fathers and our Constitution. Nobody in the White House is going to do anything to save our Nation. It’s time to wake up to the real truth. It’s time to turn to God, repent and stand righteously as a Nation. THE TIME IS NOW !!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Don’t trust the media’s interpretation of what is going on in Russia/Ukraine. Look at the history of the region and you’ll discover that it is the U.S. that has instigated and is exacerbating this conflict. Since the U.S. backed nazi coup of 2014 which overthrew the duly elected president, Russia has been warning everybody about the mistreatment of ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

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