Russia Vs. US, NATO Nuclear War Still On
President Vladimir Putin said Russia will keep on advancing its nuclear weapons. He also lambasted the U.S., NATO and other western countries for unnecessary meddling in North Africa and the Middle East. His statements were made in a recently released Russian documentary titled “World Order.”Advertisement
“World Order” discusses where the world is heading and what awaits the children of the future. The film was aired on state television on Sunday night.
Mr. Putin said Russia will be improving its nuclear triad, namely nuclear warheads, bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ICBMs. “Russia as a leading nuclear country will be improving this weapon as a containment factor; the nuclear triad is the basis of our nuclear security polices,” Mr. Putin said as quoted by TASS. “We have never brandished or will brandish this nuclear club, but our military doctrine allocates it a place and role,” he added.
The president then took a swipe at NATO and U.S. for its meddling in North Africa and the Middle East. “You can’t just impose your version of democracy, of good and evil, onto people of other cultures, with other religions and traditions in this mechanic, automatic way,” he said. “Apparently, they think they’re infallible, but when the moment comes to take some responsibility, they disappear,” Mr. Putin stated.
Russia had been an old time foe with the U.S. and NATO since the Cold War era. The relationship became sour again when Moscow annexed Crimea in March 2014. The situation became extremely tensed when Turkey downed a Russian bomber over the Syrian border on Nov. 24. Analysts were saying a World War 3 is happening soon, and it could be nuclear in nature. Turkey is a strong NATO ally and the Alliance vowed support no matter what.
A survey conducted by The Project For The Study Of The 21st Century reveals that 50 war experts predicted there is a 6.8 percent risk of catastrophic nuclear war happening in the next 20 years. The study found that there is up to a 21-percent chance of NATO fighting Russia and a four-percent chance that this impending fight would be a nuclear war. The experts also saw 14-percent chance that U.S. and China will fight and 19-percent that Japan and China will engage in war. The survey also found that there is an 80-percent chance that proxy wars or “ambiguous warfare” will increase in the coming years. No matter which country fights, the scenario could always end up with war between Russia and U.S. or Russia and NATO. China and Russia are allies. Japan is also a strong ally to U.S. The U.S. is a long-time and strong NATO ally.