Putin: In a Nuclear Holocaust “We Will Be Martyrs, They Will Drop Dead”

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Ever since the Euromaidan color revolution in Ukraine, the threat of a thermonuclear confrontation between Russia and the United States has been steadily growing. With the United States and NATO forces having pushed their proxy fighters literally to the border with Russia, the world’s second superpower finally became directly involved in Syria, saving the country from the impending defeat by the Gulf Cooperation Council, NATO, Israel, and American terrorists being funded, trained, and armed for the purpose of destroying the secular government of Syria.

This provided two war fronts where American and Russian soldiers could potentially engage in a direct military clash with one another that itself could potentially escalate to a nuclear war if taken to its logical conclusion.

While Western media promoted each act of war on the part of the West as a valiant fight for freedom and every Russian response as aggression, alt media, MSM, and social media were all nonetheless alight with the stark reality that WW3 could very well have broken out at any minute if the Americans pushed too far or if the Russians failed to respond with their typically cool heads.

MSM, of course, took every chance it could to portray the Russians as aggressive, bent on world domination and the domination of American elections and, thus, if a world war did take place, America would be on the right side of history, even if the earth was uninhabitable.

Recently, however, there have been more rumblings of WW3, with warnings from Russia and concerns from American servicemen and women who are worried that the US is rushing headlong into a world-ending confrontation. Oddly enough, those concerns and worries have not been receiving as much attention in the world press as they have in the past.

Putin’s Comments

Exhibit A is the comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a session of the Valdai Club, a Russian think tank in Sochi.

During the course of the meeting, Putin said “Any aggressor should know that retribution will be inevitable and he will be destroyed. And since we will be the victims of his aggression, we will be going to heaven as martyrs. They will simply drop dead, won’t even have time to repent.”

“Are we ready, am I ready to use the weapons at our disposal, including weapons of mass destruction, to protect our interests? I remind you what I said earlier. I said that in our concept of the use of nuclear weapons, there is no preemptive strike,” he added.

“For those who know, I don’t need to say what it is. For those who don’t, I will say it again. This means that we are ready and we will use nuclear weapons only when we are sure that someone, a potential aggressor, attacks Russia, our territory,” said Putin.

“And when we are sure, and this all happens within a few seconds, that there is an ongoing attack on Russia, only after that we strike back. This is the response, because they [missiles] fly at us, and then something will fly back, towards aggression,” he added. “The aggressor must be aware that retaliation is inevitable, that they will be destroyed. And we, the victims of aggression, as martyrs, will go to heaven, while they will just die, because they will not even have time to repent,” Putin said.

Currently, the Russian nuclear doctrine allows for using nuclear weapons only if Russia’s existence is at stake. While most people may take that statement to mean “only if there is a nuclear strike launched against Russia,” the truth is that Russia reserves to use such weapons in a conventional conflict as well, so long as Russia’s existence as a nation state is in danger.

The American nuclear doctrine also reserves to use nuclear weapons in response to a non-nuclear attack. More concerning, however, is that the US also reserves the right to use nukes in the event of an attack on its allies. Still, the US has been vague on just what would trigger such a response, with some believing that a powerful cyberattack might trigger a nuclear response from either country.

The US’ latest nuclear posture review says that Washington may use nuclear weapons in response to a non-nuclear attack on itself or its allies. It remains vague about the exact circumstances that may trigger such an action. This gave rise to speculation that even a cyberattack may permit a nuclear response. Meanwhile, a call for the creation of small-yield submarine-launched missiles and nuclear-capable sea-launched cruise missiles have only added to concerns that the US is stocking up for some kind of large-scale conflict.

Interestingly enough, despite Putin’s comments being made over the past week, America’s nuclear policy was updated as far back as February, 2018.

It should be noted that Valdai was founded in 2004 and conference attendees are generally some of the most powerful figures in Russia including most important government officials. It has been described as the “highest-profile Russian equivalent of Davos.”  In other words, any comments made publicly at Valdai were comments made with the purpose of having them disseminated in the world press. That being said, only Russian-based outlets reported on Putin’s statement. For an MSM that is normally so ensconced in anti-Russian hysteria to ignore a statement of the Russian President that could be so easily warped and manipulated to sound as if he is threatening America with nuclear war, such silence is incredibly odd.

US Soldiers Fear A Coming War

Ever since the Ukrainian issue required a Russian response and a subsequent response in Syria, the United States and Russia have been continually coming closer and closer to direct military confrontation. This much is plain for all to see, particularly anyone watching the mainstream corporate news where an anti-Russian psychosis has gripped the major news channels. Mainstream media consistently tells Americans that Russia has hacked its elections, put Trump in power, is trying to destroy the American food supply through promoting non-GMO food (yes, really), killing the American people by telling them not to vaccinate (again, unfortunately, this is a real claim), and disrupting American “energy independence” through opposition to fracking as well as bombing nothing but babies, puppies, hospitals, and unicorns in Syria and Ukraine. All these nonsensical claims are repeated on the airwaves 24/7.

Incessant propaganda is drudged up against other countries as well – North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran – but the real prize is Russia. This much has been written about by people like Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book The Grand Chessboard.

This is perhaps why so many American service personnel feel that war is on the horizon. And not just a “normal” war, a big one.

In an article recently published by Military Times entitled, “US troops increasingly fear that a major war with Russia or China is just around the corner,” Leo Shane III writes,

Nearly half of all current military troops believe the United States will be drawn into a major war soon, a jarring rise in anxiety among service members worried about global instability in general and Russia and China in particular, according to a new Military Times poll of active-duty troops.

About 46 percent of troops who responded to the anonymous survey of currently serving Military Times readers said they believe the U.S. will be drawn into a new war within the next year. That’s a jarring increase from only about 5 percent who said the same thing in a similar poll conducted in September 2017.

. . . . .

When asked about specific countries, troops said Russia and China were among their top concerns. The poll showed a big increase in the number of troops who identify those two countries as significant or major threats: About 71 percent of troops said Russia was a significant threat, up 18 points from last year’s survey. And 69 percent of troops said China poses a significant threat, up 24 points from last year.

It’s not just low-level service personnel who see a big war coming either. Last year, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told Marines he believed there is a “big-ass fight” ahead.

“I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Neller told Marines in Norway.

For all our sakes’ we should hope he’s wrong too.

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Robert Wheeler has an extensive background in the world of geopolitics, international relations, NGOs, and color revolutions. He has spent years analyzing the world of state-sponsored terror, social movements, and international chess games that affect the lives of everyday citizens. 

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Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  • All the rational military/political arguments aside, there is also a strong chance of some kind of catastrophic error causing a nuclear holocaust or even a small error exponentiating into massive conflict (think about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and what that escalated into both militarily and pandemicly). Any such trigger today might ultimately nuclear destruction. Humans are the least rational of all creatures, which leaves one wondering how we could possibly perpetuate our species much longer. It seems inevitable that sooner or later we’ll wipe out most life on Earth (much as we probably did to Neanderthals, but only after sleeping with them, of course), though it’s possible that the cockroaches (not referring to politicians but to actual bugs) may once again survive.

    • Nonsense. Humans are the most rational beings in existence. There is a big portion of us who prefer lies, and unfortunately they are the majority at present. God will not, as always in history, let this remain. Those who believe follow truth will be delivered. The rest slain. The end. We will not be convinced to hate ourselves.

  • What happened to the communist when they said to the capitalist, “We will bury you”. Now they say we will defend the motherland.

    Which is it?

  • THE BOMBS that will be droped on america will be so powerful it will cause PLANET EARTH to change ORBIT around the SUN,directly into the path of a passing giant comet,And yes it will hit the earth,america no longer values their life,or the life on planet earth,they’ll lose both…the survivors will be very few,maybe a few hundred at best in america..BUT IT WON’T BE MANY..think about that,you maybe standing Face to Face with the LORD here shortly,you better pray he knows you…..

  • But since nukes are largely a hoax, then what? When you study atomic weapons, you discover most all of the images are faked and videos a result of editing and gimmicks. They stack up TNT to simulate a large explosion.

    Since we’re a population that believes what we see on television, it’s easy to sell the idea of these spectacular weapons.

    We have nothing to fear. But they sure do accomplish a lot by keeping us in fear.

  • (…annad one, anda two, three …)

    You say tomato, I said tomahto
    You say EastAsia, I say EurAsia,
    You say German-Russia-China Axis, Victoria Nuland says “F**k the EU!” … oops,
    (stop the music.)

    Amazing, with one utterance she helped further unify Russia and Europe (“Fortress Europe”), each internally, and both externally towards each other, ie. fuel-lines, and at the same time promoting anti-feelings towards the U.S. while our allies are taking a pragmatic wait and see attitude to what side they’ll toss their hat into.
    Meanwhile, bring back the Great East-West Schism of 1054 and collapse the Westaphalian order of international relations letting the genei out of the bottle. Why wait for Cern to do it … just kidding. Renminbi clearing house, Wal-Mart closing stores, Germany wants it’s gold back (btw, never piss-off the Germans), oh,dear. Doesn’t bode well for for the useless eaters.

    And, her comment probably helped with giving Russia the Moral high ground (William S. Lind: In war, the moral high ground beats the strategic, operational or tactical levels). Historically, it’s a mistake to step on Motherland Russia’s soil since it only solidifies the eleven-time zones against the opposing force. Putting missiles on Poland’s borders is up to debate. (Unfortunately for Poland when German and Russia agree, Poland gets smaller.)
    [Article by Lind, “The View From Olympus: What’s an Army For?”
    https://www.traditionalright.com/ )

    But, since I would be the last to understand what’s going on due to a room-temperature I.Q., the best I can do is read Selco’s writings regarding politics and focus on day to day concerns.

    Meanwhile back to the music,
    Political Science
    Randy Newman

    No one likes us, I don’t know why
    We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
    But all around, even our old friends put us down
    Let’s drop the big one and see what happens

    We give them money, but are they grateful?
    No, they’re spiteful and they’re hateful
    They don’t respect us, so let’s surprise them
    We’ll drop the big one and pulverize them

    Asia’s crowded and Europe’s too old
    Africa is far too hot
    And Canada’s too cold
    And South America stole our name
    Let’s drop the big one
    There’ll be no one left to blame us

    We’ll save Australia
    Don’t wanna hurt no kangaroo
    We’ll build an all American amusement park there
    They got surfin’, too

    Boom goes London and boom Paree
    More room for you and more room for me
    And every city the whole world round
    Will just be another American town
    Oh, how peaceful it will be
    We’ll set everybody free
    You’ll wear a Japanese kimono
    And there’ll be Italian shoes for me

    They all hate us anyhow
    So let’s drop the big one now
    Let’s drop the big one now

    Songwriters: RANDY NEWMAN

  • The Soviet Union was resurrected under Putin, and with it its desire for world domination. Or did it merely go underground for a few years? There are signs that it never fully relinquished power.

    We may believe in MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) but the Soviet leaders don’t. They have built massive underground bunkers to save as much of their population as possible. They think that if they make the first attack, that they can win a nuclear exchange. Add to that that under Obama our nuclear forces were commanded to absorb a first strike, only afterwards launch a response (has Trump reversed that command?) which means that most of our land-based, and maybe sea-based as well, nukes will be hors-de-combât before we even join the fight.

    The Soviet Union and China think that together they can defeat the U.S. and our allies. They have practiced having their militaries work together. China has prepositioned weapons in the U.S. in preparation for an invasion. Because they don’t believe in MAD, they are more likely to start something. Like all socialist dictators, Putin tells lies. In this case, while preparing for war, he talks peace.

    As far as when they will attack, probably within the next couple of years. Dictator Xi Jinping of China has promised that Taiwan will be made part of China by 2020 at the latest. If he doesn’t fulfill that promise by that time, he faces a big loss of face, which could lead to the downfall of the communist government in China. If he tries to fulfill his promise, the Taiwanese people have already indicated that they will resist, which means war, world war. The last I heard is that the Chinese think that after defeating the U.S., then in the mop-up they can take Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea.

    The die is cast. War is coming. How do we prepare for that?

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