Cold War “mutually assured destruction (MAD)” prevented aggression by US-dominated NATO against Soviet Russia.
It prevented use of WMDs.
Even during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Jack Kennedy said in its aftermath that he had no intention of using weapons of mass destruction, no intention of going to war against the Soviet Union.
Dementia Joe’s impersonator is no Jack Kennedy.
Manipulated by dark forces running things, is unthinkable war between the world’s dominant super-powers just a hegemon USA’s mother of all temper tantrums away?
Are events since last week breath-holding time?
Will lunatics running the Washington asylum go where no previous regime in world history went before?
Vladimir Putin and senior Russian officials around him are concerned about things possibly spinning out of control to unthinkable East/West conflict.
On Friday, hegemon USA-dominated NATO’s vowed to “hold Russia (and Belarus) accountable (for the non-invasion) invasion” of Ukraine.
It menacingly warned that Moscow would pay “a severe price” for protecting its security and going all-out to end years of US-orchestrated and directed Kiev aggression on Donbass.
In response, Vladimir Putin — together with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov — said the following:
“Top officials of leading NATO (regimes) indulge in making aggressive statements about our country.”
“Therefore, I am ordering the minister of defense and the chief of the general staff to put the deterrence forces of the Russian army into special combat duty mode.”
Following heads of NATO regimes meeting on Friday, a bellicose statement said in part:
“We met today to discuss the gravest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades” — because of actions by US-dominated NATO and colonized Ukraine belligerently doing its bidding, not because of defensive actions taken by Russia.
Yet the war-making alliance “condemn(ed) Russia’s (non-invasion) invasion of Ukraine” — making false accusations against Belarus at the same time.
No Russian “path of aggression exists” — what’s been longstanding hegemon USA-dominated NATO policy since the rape and destruction of nonbelligerent, nonthreatening North Korea in the early 1950s.
No “long-planned attack (by Russia) on Ukraine” occurred — a campaign to demilitarize its war-making machine alone, along with de-Nazifying the country.
The US created and controlled Nazi-infested tyrannical regime in Kiev is worlds apart from “peaceful and democratic (sic).”
“Peace on the European continent (was) shattered by US-orchestrated and directed aggression by Kiev on Donbass since April 2014.
Hegemon USA-dominated NATO and colonized Ukraine bear full responsibility for what’s going on.
Russia’s defensive intervention alone can halt what’s crucial to smash and end once and for all.
No path of diplomacy and dialogue by US-dominated NATO exists — just its thumb in the eye of Russia’s security concerns by refusing to address and resolve them, according to the rule of law and indivisibility of security principles mutually agreed on in the 1990s.
Russia is gravely concerned by US-dominated NATO’s threat to “draw all the necessary consequences for NATO’s deterrence and defense posture.”
“(T)o take all measures and decisions required to ensure the security and defense of all” NATO regimes, vassal state Ukraine, and their war-making partners.
Bellicose measures already taken include deployment of combat-ready NATO troops “as (an alleged) precautionary measure” for the first time in alliance history with potentially menacing actions in mind.
Years of provocative NATO expansion eastward toward Russia’s borders in breach of vowing not one inch in this direction risks unthinkable East/West war by pushing things too far by the bloc’s war machine.
In December, Putin said the following:
“I have spoken about ‘red lines’ which we believe should not be crossed.”
“I want everyone to understand — here in our country and abroad…”
“The issue isn’t about the line which we don’t want someone to cross.”
“The issue is that we have nowhere to fall back to.”
US-dominated NATO “squeezed us against such a line, pardon the expression, that we can’t move around.”
“I have already said (that) they’ll put missile systems in Ukraine, 4-5 minutes flight time to Moscow.”
“Where can we move?”
“They have simply driven us to such a state that we have to tell them: stop.”
“That’s the whole point.”
US/Western regimes “chat endlessly, speak endlessly about the need to negotiate, and do nothing, except pump up (Ukraine) with modern weapons systems, and increase the threat to Russia, with which we will then be forced to somehow deal with.”
Push came to shove a week ago when Putin at long last recognized the legitimate independence of Donetsk and Lugansk in Donbass.
In response to forever war against their people — with support, encouragement, and weapons supplied by the US/West, Russia moved to demilitarize and deNazify Ukraine.
It acted defensively to protect its security, along with halting years of Kiev’s aggression on Donbass — as permitted by the UN Charter.
Does hegemon USA-dominated NATO intend pushing things for possible war on Russia?
Do its ruling regimes have a death wish for themselves and nations they represent?
What’s unthinkable is possible because of criminals in charge of running things throughout the US/West.
Post-9/11 alone, they failed to defeat Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria.
Nor did regime change plots succeed against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries?
What chance would they have against Russia with super-weapons exceeding the best in the West?