Is Someone Trying To Provoke Russia Into Using Tactical Nuclear Weapons Against Ukraine?

When you are standing on the brink of the unthinkable, it can be way too easy for someone to come along and push you over the edge.  I don’t know who just attacked the Kremlin with drones, but it was obviously done for a reason.  Whoever did it knew, or should have known, that the Russians would strike back really hard.  Just imagine how we would feel if there were explosions at the White House.  Russian leaders are extremely angry, and some of them are openly talking about using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine.  But if that happens, our world could be completely turned upside down.  The Biden administration has hinted that the U.S. would use tactical nuclear weapons against Russian forces if the Russians use tactical nukes against Ukraine, and so let us hope that cooler heads will prevail.

Because once the nukes start flying, there is no turning back.

I really wish that this assault on the Kremlin had not happened.  Russian leaders are framing this as “an attempt on President Vladimir Putin’s life”

The Russian presidential administration said Wednesday that the Kremlin was attacked by drones overnight in an attempt on President Vladimir Putin’s life.

Moscow residents had reported hearing two explosions behind Kremlin walls shortly after 2 a.m. local time, after which the lights went out. Footage shared by residents in a local Telegram channel captured the incident, as smoke was seen filling the sky above the Kremlin. Videos also appeared to show part of the Kremlin on fire.

So who was responsible for doing this?

Could it have been a false flag by the Russians themselves?

That is certainly possible.  Both sides in this conflict are more than capable of conducting false flag attacks.

It is also certainly possible that the Ukrainians were behind the attack.  They have been using drones to strike other targets deep inside Russia, and the Washington Post had previously reported that Ukrainian officials had discussed attacking Moscow

Last month, The Washington Post reported that the United States had secretly monitored discussions among Ukrainian officials about possible attacks against Moscow timed to coincide with the Feb. 24 anniversary of Russia’s invasion. The White House feared that such a move would provoke an aggressive response from Moscow, and two days before the anniversary, the C.I.A. said that Ukraine’s intelligence directorate “had agreed, at Washington’s request, to postpone strikes” on Moscow. The information was part of a trove of classified U.S. intelligence documents obtained by The Post and other news organizations.

When he was asked about the attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky flatly denied that his government was involved…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denied Moscow’s claims that Kyiv had attempted to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Russia said two drones were shot down at the Kremlin.

“We didn’t attack Putin. We leave it to the tribunal. We fight on our territory, we are defending our villages and cities,” Zelensky told reporters at a joint press conference with Nordic leaders in Helsinki.

Maybe he is telling the truth.

I don’t know.

We should also not rule out the possibility that some third party is trying to provoke Russia into using tactical nukes against Ukraine because they know that the U.S. would likely respond by using tactical nukes against Russian forces.

There are certainly many interested parties that would love to see an apocalyptic conflict erupt between the United States and Russia.

But no matter who did this, the end result is that Russian leaders are absolutely furious.

In fact, Dmitry Medvedev is publicly calling for “the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal”

Russia’s ex-president Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for the ‘physical elimination’ of Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky after Moscow accused Kyiv of a drone attack on the Kremlin aimed at assassinating Vladimir Putin.

‘After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left aside the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal,’ said Medvedev, who has been increasingly hawkish since Moscow’s Ukraine offensive.

Other prominent Russian leaders are issuing extremely angry statements as well

Pro-Putin Just Russia party leader Sergey Mironov added: “This is the very real casus belli – a pretext for war.”

He urged the “liquidation of Ukraine’s terrorist top brass. We have something to hit their bunkers with.”

Senior politician Alexei Zhuravlev urged: “It is necessary to target the centre of Kyiv.

“Destroy the president’s office, destroy to the ground the [Ukrainian parliament], the general staff, and the buildings housing the Ukrainian special services.”

MP Mikhail Sheremet said: “It’s time to launch a missile strike on Zelensky’s residence in Kyiv.”

If the Russians do take out Zelensky, that will take this war to a very dangerous new level.

And if they actually decide to use tactical nukes against Ukraine, the Biden administration would be under a tremendous amount of pressure to hit the Russians back.

This is such a critical moment in our history, and Joe Biden will be the one making the final decisions on our end.

Needless to say, that thought should not bring comfort to any of us.

Of course the U.S. military is not exactly prepared for an apocalyptic conflict with Russia.  Instead, our military has been focusing on other things

The US Navy invited an active-duty drag queen to be a “Digital Ambassador” – as part of a recent drive “to attract the most talented and diverse workforce” and combat plunging recruitment.

Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, who identifies as non-binary, was appointed as the first of five Navy Digital Ambassadors in a pilot program that ran from October to March.

Kelley, whose stage name is Harpy Daniels, has shared their journey on TikTok and Instagram, where they described how they began performing onboard and became an “advocate” for people who “were oppressed for years in the service.”

In a battle of political correctness, we would beat the Russians hands down.

But that is not the way that real wars are won.

Of course most Americans do not want a war with Russia at all.

Most Americans just want to work hard and raise their families.

Unfortunately, our leaders have just kept pushing us closer and closer to the unthinkable, and now we are staring down into an abyss of misery and pain.

Is it possible that someone just tried to push us over the edge?

I don’t know.

But what I do know is that the Russians are going to hit Ukraine extremely hard, and I am just hoping that they decide to use some restraint.

Cross-posted with Sons of Liberty Media


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