Tensions with the major powers across the globe have been far tenser than they should be in the past few years and are continuing to grow. I know we have heard time and time again that we were on the brink of ‘WW3’ but to be honest, it surprises me that it has not yet happened as it truly is just a matter who decides to make the first move at this point.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently made a vow to wage nuclear war on the US if Russia is attacked and he is SERIOUS. Putin stated that America’s new nuclear doctrine is ‘worrying; and says that it allows for a nuclear strike even in response to a conventional attack. RT made a report on this March 1st and people were quite alarmed, to say the least.
“We are greatly concerned by some parts of the new nuclear posture, which reduces the benchmark for the use of nuclear weapons.”
“Whatever soothing words one may try to use behind closed doors, we can read what was written and it says that these weapons can be used in response to a conventional attack or even a cyber-threat.”
“Our nuclear doctrine says Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons only in response to a nuclear attack or an attack with other weapons of mass destruction against her allies, or a conventional attack against us that threatens the very existence of the state.”
“It is my duty to state this: Any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, be it small-scale, medium-scale or any other scale, will be treated as a nuclear attack on our country. The response will be instant and with all the relevant consequences.”
It has also been noted that Putin claims that Moscow is working on/has developed a nuclear missile that cannot be intercepted by anti-missile systems. This kind of missile could reach literally anywhere on the planet.
There is a lot going on in the world these days and I know it is hard to keep up with everything but please do your best to be informed. Being aware and preparing for the worst is all we can do at this point. What do you think will come of all of this? Are you as sick of this tension as the rest of us are?