When Joe Biden talks, most of us stop listening. Whereas what he just said on Thursday night got everyone’s attention.
According to Biden, the world is on the precipice of nuclear war. Vladimir Putin is “not joking” about his threat to potentially launch nuclear weapons at Ukraine.
Biden issued the stark warning on Thursday night, saying Putin is getting desperate and we’re the closest we’ve been to nuclear “Armageddon” since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
The Current Situation
The current situation in Ukraine is Russia is losing. Despite recently officially taking over four territories and including them in Russia, Putin’s troops are being pushed back and killed at an alarming rate.
They’re losing ground and losing the war. Putin’s threat to use nukes if he deems it necessary is terrifying because it is entirely possible. Coming up with an excuse to use them, such as Ukraine firing at the recently annexed territories, would be easy for him.
Biden said the US is now working to come up with a de-escalation plan and how to get Russia to the exit door of this horrific war. Biden said if the “path” Russia is now on continues, Putin’s “direct threat” may end up becoming a reality.
Recent news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is buying $29 million worth of nuclear emergency drugs to treat radiation sickness inside the US had many people on edge.
Joe Biden just said the risk of nuclear Armageddon is at its highest level since 1962. Remember when all the blue checks on here told you Biden was the safe choice for president? Welp, here we are.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 7, 2022
Ukraine Pleads With the West to Attack Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently pleaded with NATO and the US to strike Russia with missiles in order to show it a small taste of what would happen if it uses nukes.
This would obviously be the potential start of nuclear war, regardless of which weapons were used to hit Russia. Russia’s threat to use tactical nuclear weapons should be taken extremely seriously.
Although they are usually less powerful than conventional strategic nuclear weapons and can be used closer to friendly troops, tactical nukes are still extremely destructive and would cause an enormous loss of life and radiation damage.
In September, 70-year-old Putin said he would use nuclear weapons to do what was in Russia’s national interest if necessary.
This national interest now includes the four Ukrainian lands he annexed and added to Russia, namely Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. These are about 20% of Ukraine’s territory and joined up recently with Russia after bogus votes were held.
Joe Biden: Unfortunately folks, we're on the precipice of Nuclear Armageddon
Folks: Thanks for the update, Mr. President. Good thing this has nothing to do with your current policy of orchestrating massive warfare against the country with the world's largest nuclear arsenal
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 7, 2022
The Bottom Line
We are very close to nuclear war.
This hopefully will never happen, but the chances of it happening are higher than at any time in the past half-century. As said as it is, Biden is correct about this and steps must be taken to end this war without nuclear conflict.
This article appeared in Mainstpress and has been published here with permission.