After Working Hard To Help Make Ukraine Happen, Media Working To Make Nuclear War Happen

We all know that the news has always in the corner of “if it bleeds, it leads.” And they like to fear-monger, be apoplectic, ramp up the doom and gloom. That might not be the best thing to do in this case, starting with the Washington Post

The Ukraine crisis is now a nuclear crisis

Russia’s publicly announced nuclear alert has turned the Ukraine war from a crisis involving nuclear powers to an actual nuclear crisis.

With the caveat that we do not have many details about what the Russian alert entails, it is nevertheless a clear sign that President Vladimir Putin does not believe that the conventional military campaign in Ukraine is achieving the political outcomes he wants.

Putin has turned to nuclear weapons because they offer another way to increase pressure on both Ukraine and its international backers to come to the settlement that Russia wants regarding Ukraine’s status. Yet his decision raises serious risks of both deliberate and inadvertent nuclear escalation.

This is a scary moment, but it’s not unprecedented or that surprising. Here is why.

A long piece designed to put the scare in people, get them all worried and anxious. All so people will pay attention to the news, and hopefully buy some papers, maybe get an Internet subscription.

Yes, Russia could use nuclear weapons

“Nuclear war is part of our strategic culture. Yes, we would start one if our homeland, our way of life, was threatened, absolutely. Why wouldn’t we?”

That’s what a retired Russian diplomat told me on the sidelines of a track-two dialogue between US, Russian and Chinese experts back in 2012. And to be honest, for several years, I didn’t believe him. I took his comments as bragging, atomic machismo, if you will.

The context of the conversation was a response to a question to my Russian colleague on the subject of Moscow’s nuclear weapons doctrine and thinking. Russia for several years has believed in the concept of escalating nuclear tensions to deescalate tensions, or what defense scholars call “escalate to deescalate.” (snip)

Back in 2012, I pressed my Russian colleague, asking in what other situations Russia would use nuclear weapons, if any. He explained that “if anything threatens our ability to exist as a nation and prosper, it is my view that we would use nuclear weapons.”

I didn’t believe him then, but I do now.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin now putting his nation’s nuclear forces on alert status, Moscow is signaling to us that recent arms shipments, sanctions, lashings in the media, and pressure placed on the Putin government are rattling nerves.

This one is actually much better analysis that the Washington Post piece, which seems more like your typical know-it-all liberal reporter who knows nothing, but, is still fearmongering. And

There are plenty of links, more than plenty. Surprisingly, Biden is the voice of reason to the media

Biden says Americans should not worry about nuclear war after Russian actions

President Joe Biden said on Monday Americans should not worry about a nuclear war after Moscow put its nuclear deterrent on high alert amid a barrage of Western reprisals over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In response to a question about whether U.S. citizens should be concerned about a nuclear war breaking out, Biden said “no.” He was responding to a shouted question at the end of an event at the White House.

The media, especially the analysts, need to chill

(BBC) UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told the BBC on Monday that the heightened alert was an attempt by the Kremlin to remind the world that it had a nuclear deterrent and to distract from what was going wrong on the ground in Ukraine.

“We will not do anything to escalate in that area… but at the moment this is a battle of rhetoric that President Putin is deploying,” he said.

This is what those who are truly in The Know are saying, it’s just rhetoric. Please stop trying to make this happen, media.

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10 Responses to “After Working Hard To Help Make Ukraine Happen, Media Working To Make Nuclear War Happen”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The psychopath Putin has put Russian nuclear forces on ‘high combat alert’. And the murderous Putin is cornered by the world.

    Does Teach feel that reporting that fact improper?

    Ignoring the threat would be malpractice for a society.

    Putin wants Ukraine to give up and once more accede to Russian dominance. He is escalating attacks on civilians (war crimes, BTW) and will escalate further if needed until Ukraine surrenders.

    Putin has threatened Sweden and Finland.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      But it’s Trump’s fault!
      Right, Rimjob?

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

        According to dOwdists and communists everything since the Reformation is Trumps fault. Apparently the psychopath dOwd thinks calling the psychopath Putin a psychopath somehow justifies killing as many people as possible in Ukraine.

        “And the murderous Putin is cornered by the world.”, dOwd points out. I guess dOwd thinks cornering a psychopath with nuclear weapons is a brilliant war strategy. I don’t. I don’t think calling your adversary currently at war and armed to the teeth names. And if dOwd wasn’t such a blood-thirsty commie he’d be more inclined to offering the “psychopath” an honorable way out and a compromise to ensure a nuclear war does not happen. But no, to the dOwdists and their commie compatriots destroying Western Civilization and saving the Climate is more important than saving Ukrainian and Russian lives.

        dOwd also needs to stop calling everyone he disagrees with war criminals. Remember joe the child molester bombed civilians in Afghanistan. Is he a war criminal too?

        Let’s go Brandon, more people to kill, more elections to steal. It’s amazing how quickly the Covid Peril disappears when an election approaches. Now that sleepy joe’s approval is around 25% panic is setting in. Quick, a war!

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          trumpissian BrandO now suggests the Moscow Madman invaded Ukraine to help President Biden. Stoopid.

          trumpissian BrandO: dowd also needs to stop calling everyone he disagrees with war criminals

          Make me.

          trumpissians: Party above country!! Putin above all!!

    • david7134 says:

      Trump would have taken care of this. But we don’t have him due to the steal, which you support.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The davebot1619 is now just randomly ejaculating word salad. ‘trump’, ‘steal’ and a verb. Ain’t technology a gem.

  2. Hairy says:

    Wasn’t Trump impeached for freezing mitsry assistance to Ukraine

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