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Updating a Pending Threat

Reader comment on item: Take Vladimir Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously
in response to reader comment: Cruise missile.

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 12, 2022 at 16:35

That the Russian will be compelled to follow up with the nuclear option is not all that out of the question, that after realizing they bit off more than they could swallow in conventional terms, once the Syrian theater begins to comsume more that the Ukranian scenario without the desired results, the tactical options will have been spent and the only way they will be able to continue is to delve into the only munitions left in the arsenal, the nuclear ones. After, do they not have thousands of such in reserve; are not such of the last resort?
While the Ukranian theater is devastatingly disheartening with all the innocent victims of ethnic cleansing, the 'shock and awe' effect that was likely the solution in getting the respect of dominance that was sought after, the results from a Russian perspective: more is required before declaring a cease fire and recognition from the EU audience that Russian intentions are satisfied, maybe a few more hyper-sonic demonstrations or a few cruise missiles like those sent into the Balkins by the United States back when (did anyone think those were forgotten) would establish a greater respect for Russian dominance in Europe, especially after alliances of special confrontation from the Iranian Islamic Regime, the CCP or even Turkiye, may help dramatize the situation as these all move closer to encircling the Fertile Crescent. Does anyone think that the Iranian Islamic threat to raze Tel Aviv once the Iranian Islamic Regime tips its missile with nuclear capability is an idle one?
The Middle Eastern skies are hazy and streaked with real intentions and there is no end in sight: where does anyone believe this is going to end? It is not like they have not been asking for it; someone is going to finally oblige the circumstances and a Russian cruise missile landing in the wrong place seems inevitible to be the reason.

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