President Vladimir Putin says the risk of a nuclear war is rising but insists Russia has not “gone mad” and saw its own nuclear arsenal as a purely defensive deterrent. Nevertheless, Putin said Russia would defend its territory and its allies “with all available means”, adding that it was the United States, not Russia, that had deployed “tactical” nuclear weapons in other countries.
Immediately, the US denounced “loose talk” on nuclear weapons after Putin mused on rising risks of nuclear war but said Moscow would not strike first. State Department Spokesman Ned Price said: “We think any loose talk of nuclear weapons is absolutely irresponsible.”
Historically, the US is the only country that has a track record of using Nuclear Weapons. On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.”
Since then, the US became global power and kept the role of global policeman, dictating to others, intervening in other nation’s internal affairs, and imposing wars, conflicts, conspiracies, etc. The Cold war era was full of conspiracies, coercion, sanctions, and pressures. Even, after the disintegration of the former USSR in 1991, the focus was turned to Muslim World, as a result, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Syria were damaged, conspiracies against many Muslim countries were planted, and a negative narrative about Muslims was propagated.
During the last couple of decades, American focus was only on the Muslim world, which has provided a space for Russia to revive and China to rise. Today, the US believes Russia and China as major threats.
Russian special operation in Ukraine was misinterpreted and transformed into a proxy war by the US and its allies. New trends have emerged in geopolitics, it seems the return of the cold war era again. President Joe Bidden grew up and trained in the cold war era, and still maintains the same mentality. Unfortunately, he is exercising all the dirty tricks of the cold war era. Using media for spreading fake news, fabrication of stories, and distorting narratives against adversaries. Imagine, a country having a track record of using nuclear weapons, responsible for almost all wars, conflicts, killing, and torturing humankind all around the globe is blaming Russia for nuclear threats.
Russia is a mature state and understands the consequences of nuclear war. Russia has passed many crises and even at its worst crisis has not used Nuclear weapons. It does not have symptoms of using Nukes in history and is anticipated that will not use in the future. Even in 1991, being the largest nuclear country has not misused its power, but rather preferred disintegration. It has been using nuclear weapons as deterrence only. Unlike, the US which has used it against Japan, is in a habit of using all means to overcome its adversaries.
The creation of AUKUS, a military alliance of the US, UK, and Australia was purposely created against China and Russia, especially the nesslerization of Australia was a deliberate attempt to generate a nuclear race in the region. The Nuclerization of Australia was against the spirit of arms control and especially the spread of nuclear weapons. It was anticipated that American this move will face consequences.
The recent cooperation between Belarus and Russia is its initial phenomenon. The Iskander tactical missile systems and the S-400 air defense systems that Russia has deployed to Belarus are fully prepared to perform their intended tasks, a senior Belarusian defense ministry official said on Sunday (25 December).
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare trip Monday to Moscow’s ally Belarus as his forces pursued their campaign to bombard Ukraine from the air amid a broad battlefield stalemate almost 10 months into the war. His visit to Minsk came hours after Russia’s latest drone attack on Ukraine. Moscow has been targeting Ukraine’s power grid since October as part of a strategy to deprive the country of heat and power during winter. His brief trip could herald more military support for the Kremlin war effort after Belarus provided Russia with a launching pad for the invasion of Ukraine last February.
Belarus gained independence following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and inherited a nuclear weapons infrastructure. It transferred all remaining nuclear weapons to Russia by 1996. Today, Belarus is a close ally of Russia and participated in Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. In February 2022, Ukraine amended its constitution to allow Russia to deploy nuclear weapons on the Belarussian territory.
Joining of Finland and Sweden into NATO, may increase political tension and spoil global peace. There is also a threat of the use of nuclear weapons against Belarus. Under such critical circumstances, it is not beyond imagination that the US may initiate a limited nuclear war while blaming Russia as a strategy. All peace loving nations and individuals must raise their voice against the wars, conflicts, and use of nuclear weapons.