Russian president Putin threatens nuclear war over Ukraine

September 2014 UKRAINE – On Friday, as Russian Federation tanks and troops poured across the border into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin talked about his country’s most destructive weaponry. “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” he said. “This is a reality, not just words.” Russia, he told listeners, is “strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces.”That same day, Putin used a term for eastern Ukraine meaning “New Russia.” So when he refers to repelling “any aggression against Russia” and speaks of “nuclear deterrence,” as he did on Friday, the Russian president is really warning us he will use nukes to protect his grab of Ukrainian territory. For more than a generation, nuclear weapons were considered defensive only. In a few short sentences on Friday, however, Putin made these devices offensive in nature, just another tool to be employed by an aggressor. And to highlight his threat, on Aug. 14 at Yalta, the Crimean city he had seized this year, Putin mentioned “surprising the West with our new developments in offensive nuclear weapons about which we do not talk yet.”
Also in Yalta, where the Duma was meeting, the Russian leader spoke about renouncing the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the U.S. and Russia. The treaty outlaws ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 300 and 3,400 miles and is a foundation of the post-Cold War peace. It is one thing to talk about withdrawing from the pact—Putin has been doing that since 2007—it is another to violate it, which Putin has apparently been doing since 2008, when Russia began testing cruise missiles again. And when the State Department’s Rose Gottemoeller raised the concern in May of last year, Russian officials tried to shut down the dialogue. According to The New York Times, they “said that they had looked into the matter and consider the issue to be closed.” “Administration officials said the upheaval in Ukraine pushed the issue to the back burner,” the paper reported of the INF violation. Putin, with his comments Friday, just moved it to the front of the stove. And not just in the European kitchen. If Putin manages to intimidate the West with his not-so-veiled promises to incinerate Ukraine’s defenders, other aggressors may think they too can employ his threatening tactics. For instance, both North Korea and China have recently talked about unleashing Armageddon. –Daily Beast
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5 Responses to Russian president Putin threatens nuclear war over Ukraine

  1. Joseph sonny skies says:

    I know I have stated this before but I must reiterate… Look up prophecies of A.A. Allen…C.A. Sims… and D. Duduman.{sp?}.. These are all visions from 1954 onward…Also coincides with a dream I had about 40 years ago which I am not allowed to give details about. The visions of these people all corroborate with this story and actually go into more detail than the news given here but thanks to Alvin that we can get this story at all. I apologize; I am not good at this pasting links or I would put them on here directly; Perhaps if someone else feels these visions are accurate and worthy will post direct links. Thank you!

  2. Dennis E. says:

    As a former KGB operative, he knows the value of intimidation and threats. I am not saying that they would not suffer in a retaliation strike but …who wants to find out.
    On the other hand, a bully needs someone to stand up to him or her. We don’t have that kind of leadership now in the white house. We may have already surrendered and haven’t been told.
    As for new weapons that we don’t know about and they don’t talk about? I would believe him on that part. If you think I am promoting fear……..look around you at the world………I am not……. Be prepared…..

    He is doing this because he knows he can……….

    We live in very perilous and dangerous times……..Something is bound to break out and that is my opinion……..

  3. niebo says:

    Yeah, ok Dudes . . . I hear what the talking heads are talking, that, like, Putin is the devil, and he’s about to reveal his horns and all, but, like, are they ALL forgetting the biggerest picture, or is stoopidity contagious? For one, Putin is KGB, yeah? As in the Soviet counterpart to the CIA which means that “If you work for the SHOP, you ALWAYS work for the SHOP” and my guess is that he has a pretty good grasp on the Russian language and on the English one, too, so, when he says that Russia is “strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces,” I gotsta presume that he means exactly what he says instead of pretending that he’s an idiot (and the devil) who actually means “Look, dudes, we’re gonna bomb you all back to the stone age, yeah?” Besides all this, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet was (and is) stationed, in cooperation with Ukraine, in Crimea, and they annexed Crimea because the people wanted to be annexed (and they voted for it) (so, in that sense, Crimea IS “new” Russia):

    It seems that those same people (who voted) did not like the fact (UGLY TRUTH HERE) that their government had just been HIJACKED and their ELECTED government was OVERTHROWN. By whom? Well, according to leaked intel in which a US official names (and “talks up”) the guy who ended up in power . . . “WE” did. Remember this?:

    So, the case can be made that “WE” started the trouble in Ukraine (or, at least, took advantage of it), so Russia’s reaction is defensive, NOT offensive: the offense is ours.

  4. Dave Hahn says:

    I don’t trust Putin and I think is agenda is to dominate as much of the world as possible but I can’t find anything that says Russian tanks entered Ukraine. Nothing in the main stream media. Not that I trust them but if tanks actually rolled into Ukraine how could mainstream keep that a secret? Non of the talk shows have mentioned it.They are only talking about a cease fire, can someone explain to me what is really going on

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