Don’t touch your dial, this might not be a test. On Friday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky warned “all of the countries of the world” that Russian President Vladimir Putin is batsh!t crazy enough to push the big red button. He’s had a guard carrying it around everywhere he goes.
Putin could use nukes
There is a real possibility that Putin might use “tactical” nuclear weapons any day now. CNN sent Jake Tapper into the war zone to snag an exclusive interview. Broadcasting from Zelensky’s office, the president calmly declared that his people say the Russians might “turn to either nuclear or chemical weapons.”
It’s clear from the recent atrocities that Vlad “does not value the lives of the people of Ukraine.” They aren’t the only ones who need to worry about use of pony nukes or nerve gas.
“Not only me — all of the world, all of the countries have to be worried because it can be not real information, but it can be truth,” Zelensky noted in English, to “emphasize his point.” From a strategic point of view, chemical weapons could provide a huge advantage.
Putin is sociopathic enough to let the generals break them out. They “could do it, for them the life of the people, nothing. That’s why we should think not be afraid, not be afraid but be ready.”
The Russian flagship that his forces sank yesterday was carrying a couple nukes, as standard armament. Everyone with a submarine is after them now.
Ukraine, Zelensky explains, doesn’t see a choice. The question is will the rest of the world heed the warning? According to CNN, Uncle Sam’s listening. The Pentagon agrees that there is a real possibility that if Putin were backed in a corner, he would blast his way out with thermonuclear force.
CIA watching close
The latest director of the CIA, Bill Burns, reported on Thursday, April 14, that the agency watches “very intently” over the possibility Putin might break out something unconventional.
He makes sure to clarify that we haven’t seen any evidence he plans to use anything nasty soon. The senior spook gave a public appearance at Georgia Tech.
“Given the potential desperation of President Putin and the Russian leadership, given the setbacks that they’ve faced so far militarily, none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low yield nuclear weapons.”
The big topic of conversation was the sinking of Russia’s most important naval warship in the area. Reports say two Ukrainian Neptune missiles took it out but Zelensky isn’t claiming credit.
All he knows is “that it does not exist anymore.” Putin may be screaming and pulling his hair out but “its sinking is not a tragedy for us.” At the end of the day the less weapons the Russians can use against them, the better. “This is important.” Russian troops are taking huge casualties compared to Ukrainian forces but the Ukraine civilians aren’t doing well at all.
“It is very difficult to talk about civilians, since south of our country, where the towns and cities are blocked — Kherson, Berdyansk, Mariupol further east, and the area to the east where Volnovakha is — we just don’t know how many people have died in that area that is blocked.” The atrocities blamed on Russian troops in the area have everyone convinced that use of nerve gas wouldn’t make them blink.