In a two-hour video documentary released in Russia, Putin reportedly warned he would give the order to launch Russia’s nuclear weapons if Russia was attacked with nuclear strikes first.
“This is called reciprocal strike. If there is this decision to destroy Russia then we have a legal right to respond,” Putin told the host of World Order 2018, as quoted by Yahoo News.
“This would be a global catastrophe for humanity but I, as a citizen of Russia and the head of the Russian state would like to ask you this – what do we need a world for if there is no Russia in it?” he also added, possibly the most chilling statement of his entire political career.
Putin also allegedly admitted to giving the order for a civilian plane to be downed in 2014.
In January of this year, a leaked draft of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) revealed that the U.S. was aware of Russia’s development of an underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100 megaton nuclear warhead.
Just weeks ago, Putin’s annual state of the nation speech involved the topic of Russia’s nuclear weapons. The Russian president wanted the world to take note of Russia’s nuclear-powered cruise missiles that can reach the American mainland, as well as its sophisticated nukes that can evade missile defense systems.
Not only that, but Putin also showed a video of nuclear missiles striking Florida.
“No one was listening,” the Russian President warned. “Now you will listen.”
“All [that] you wanted to impede with your policies already happened,” he also added. “You have failed to contain Russia.”
Unsurprisingly, Putin’s American counterparts did not receive his comments well.
“President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known all along, which Russia has denied — Russia has been developing destabilizing weapon systems for over a decade, in direct violations of its treaty obligations,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the time.
Unfortunately, Washington’s simplistic approach to this dilemma continues to ignore its own nuclear weapons advancements, as well as the role it has directly played in pushing the Russian President to responding with such tough rhetoric, including the zero media attention paid to the years spent years trying to contain Russia within a host of NATO allies. Washington’s foreign policy has essentially put an extensive base of American troops and missiles alongside Russia’s border despite countless assurances at the end of the Cold War that NATO would expand into eastern Europe not “one inch.”
The media has also chosen to ignore Putin’s incessant warnings over the years, particularly the part that involved noting that the U.S. was heading down a dangerous road with its Cold War-style anti-Russian policies and that Russia was preparing a response of its own.
“Today Russia has reached significant achievements in this field. We have modernized our missile systems and successfully developed new generations. Not to mention missile defense systems…” Putin stated nearly two years ago.
“We must provide security not only for ourselves. It’s important to provide strategic balance in the world, which guarantees peace on the planet.”
For those of us who have been documenting these developments, the warnings have always been out in the open. For the anti-Russian corporate media and status quo-enforcing politicians, Putin is a madman who wants to blow up the entire world — even while the U.S. and its NATO allies continue a dangerous policy of their own that could lead to Russia feeling far too threatened for comfort.
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