The Russian Horns Love of the Nuclear Bomb: Revelation 16

Vladamir Putin and nuclear bombs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
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Vladimir Putin’s love for the nuclear bomb

By Jed Babbin – – Saturday, May 7, 2022

OPINION:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has evidently learned how to stop worrying and love the bomb. 

The day before his invasion of Ukraine began, Mr. Putin implied a threat that Russia would use nuclear weapons in response to any interference. He said, “… anyone who tries to interfere with us … must know that Russia’s response will be immediate and will lead you to such consequences as you have never before experienced in your history.” He added that Russia remains “one of the most powerful nuclear powers” with “certain advantages in a number of the latest types of weapons,” meaning the hypersonic missiles he revealed in 2018.

Days later, Mr. Putin put Russia’s nuclear forces on special alert.

If that was all we’d heard from Mr. Putin’s regime, it would concerning, but not terribly so. There have been, however, repeated rumors that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia might use chemical or tactical nuclear weapons (those of far smaller explosive yield than strategic weapons) in Ukraine

The Pentagon says it does not believe Russia will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, which is probably correct. Russia wants Ukraine with its agricultural production intact, not an incinerated version of it. Ukraine’s wheat, added to Russia’s, equals almost one-quarter of the world’s annual wheat production.

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