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originally posted by: kitzik
a reply to: Xeven
You are wrong about Russian people behavior if what you suggest will indeed happen. On the contrary they will say that all this war was staged for placing Nukes near Russia and big war will be inevitable in such case.
Also, I don't quite understand why you all forget that ICBM are capable to hit the targets from 10000-12000 km, and they are reality from 1960-ties, antimissile shields technologies didn't develop much since 1980-ties. We just have about half of nuclear arsenal of what was present in 1985. All other aspects are more or less the same.
originally posted by: Xeven
If Ukraine had not given up its nukes, Russia would be quiet now. If there is any truth to this there is only one response from the West. Covertly send a C-5 full of nukes capable of reaching Moscow. Covertly spread them out across Ukraine to prevent targeting by Russia then have Ukraine announce itself as a Nuclear power and let Putin Know Moscow is target number one. This will shut down any Russian people support of any aggression by Russia.
Putin should know that Ukraine is one plane ride away from being a Nuclear equipped state.
but the U.S. Has likely developed missile defense far more effective than Israel's Iron dome system
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Advantage
My friend, I agree with you inasmuch that we shouldn't expect thermonuclear war anytime soon...however, being prepared for that 1 percent never hurts.
Putin, for all intents and purposes, has backed himself into a corner...facing worldwide destruction at one end and political exile at the other (in my opinion).
Why Russia calls a limited nuclear strike "de-escalation"
By the next year, Russia had issued a new military doctrine whose main innovation was the concept of “de-escalation”—the idea that, if Russia were faced with a large-scale conventional attack that exceeded its capacity for defense, it might respond with a limited nuclear strike.
When asked about these comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded, “If it comes to aggression against Russian territory, which Crimea and Sevastopol are parts of, I would not advise anyone to do this.” He then added, “We have the doctrine of national security, and it very clearly regulates the actions, which will be taken in this case.”
This is a not-so-subtle threat to use nuclear weapons to retain Crimea. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s conventional military capabilities have deteriorated significantly. As a result, it has come to be increasingly reliant on nuclear weapons to protect its national security. This has been reflected in its post-Cold War military doctrines, particularly the ones since 2000. These military doctrines have greatly reduced the threshold that would needed to be crossed before Russia would resort to the use of nuclear weapons.
Why do the heads of governments bomb citizens instead of the people running things.
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor