Medvedev: Russia May Go Nuclear if it Loses in Ukraine
Gerald Celente has said the world is already at war, but it will not be "official" until the first nuclear strike.
Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s national security council, said in no uncertain terms Wednesday that a Russian loss in Ukraine could easily lead to nuclear war.
“Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts on which their fate depends,” he said, according to Reuters.
The report noted that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said in a recent sermon that he prays that the Lord “bring the madmen to reason and help them understand that any desire to destroy Russia will mean the end of the world.”
This is not the first time the former Russian president warned of nuclear escalation.
Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s national security council, said Wednesday that it would be absurd for the U.S. to continue to provoke a nuclear power the size of Russia.
In July, he said, “The idea of punishing a country that has one of the largest nuclear potentials is absurd. And potentially poses a threat to the existence of humanity."
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Late last year, Medvedev, took to Twitter to predict geopolitical shifts that could happen in 2023. He ended his list by posting, “Season’s greetings to you all, Anglo-Saxon friends, and their happily oinking piglets!”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the video conference last month that Russia may look into updating its nuclear policy and take a new look at the possibility of a preventive nuclear first strike to disarm an opponent to its military doctrine.
“We’re thinking about this,” he said. “If we are talking about a disarming strike, perhaps we should think about using the approaches of our American partners.”
He noted that the U.S.’s strategy makes it clear that Washington’s nuclear policy includes permission for a “preventive blow.”
He said Russia’s policy is retaliatory-only.
“So if we’re talking about this disarming strike, then maybe think about adopting the best practices of our American partners and their ideas for ensuring their security. We’re just thinking about it. No one was shy when they talked about it out loud in previous times and years,” Putin said. He continued, “If a potential adversary believes it is possible to use the theory of a preventive strike, and we do not, then this still makes us think about those threats that are posed to us.”
Rebekah Koffler, a Russia expert and former Defense Intelligence Agency intelligence officer for Russian Doctrine & Strategy, told Fox News that Putin was correct that Washington’s policy includes a response to “non-nuclear threats.”
She said Putin’s message, from an intelligence standpoint, was deliberate. She said the comment signaled that Russia could use these weapons in Ukraine if the U.S./NATO continues to provide weapons to Ukraine—especially those that Ukraine can use to strike deep into Russia proper.”
Really? What purpose would that serve? It would not only destroy another people it would affect your own country in a negative way. Besides, after destroying another country it would need to be rebuilt in such a way to make it functional again. And that would cost --- a LOT. But then, most politicians never think that far ahead. Their main concern is staying in office and holding on to power.