Russia Does Nuclear Drills After France and US Threaten NATO Invasion of the Ukraine

It’s very strange how, during the Cold War, everyone was obsessed with the threat of nuclear war, and now that we are much closer to this than we ever were during the Cold War, no one seems to care.

It’s probably mostly just the media. Putin has continually said he will start a nuclear war, but the Western media keeps saying “no, no – the psychotic and insane mass murdering lunatic Vladimir Putin would never be so unreasonable as to start a nuclear war.”

For the record, no serious person actually believes that Putin would not use nukes in response to an immediate threat to the existence of the Russian state.

Firstly, he’s saying it, and he doesn’t bluff like that. Second, even if he wasn’t saying it, it is just obvious that he would do this, based on everything else he’s done.

Of course, the West won’t ever say things like “yeah we’ll risk Western cities being incinerated in order to save trans rights in eastern Ukraine.”

Russian media is now promoting Putin’s latest nuclear drills, saying “HEY, LOOK, WE’RE SERIOUS,” but the Western media isn’t even running the story as a top news item. I checked all the big news sites. It’s way down the page, just a copy of the AP report.


Russia has decided to hold tactical nuclear weapons drills in response to certain NATO countries’ remarks about potentially sending troops to Ukraine, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said.

Earlier on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced plans to test its ability to deploy the arms. The exercise will be conducted “in the near future” and was ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the ministry said.

According to Peskov, the decision was made following a “new” and “unprecedented” escalation of the situation surrounding the Ukraine conflict.

“They talked about the readiness and even the intention to send armed contingents to Ukraine, that is, to actually put NATO soldiers in front of the Russian military,” Peskov said at a press briefing on Monday.

Last week, French President Emanuel Macron suggested that Western nations “would legitimately have to ask” themselves whether they should deploy their militaries to Ukraine “if the Russians were to break through the front lines, [and] if there were a Ukrainian request.”

Across the Atlantic, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries said on Sunday that the US may have to deploy troops to Ukraine if its efforts to support Kiev with military aid fail and the country falls.

Former UK Prime Minister and current Foreign Secretary David Cameron stated last week that Ukraine has every right to use British weapons to strike targets deep inside Russia.

”This is a new round of escalation of tension, and it is unprecedented. It requires special attention and special measures,” Peskov told journalists on Monday.

It’s unclear to me how this war is still getting so much attention given that Israel is planning to launch a much more severe war. I did think that the shift in attention to the Middle East would result in a slowing of the hype around the Ukraine.

Maybe there are people who think they can stop Bibi from starting a war with Iran if they start a NATO war with Russia first? Is that possible?