Fighting Dirty

It’s been 245 days since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian fighting forces across the border with neighboring Ukraine in an overt act of war. According to sources at The Washington Post yesterday, he reiterated claims that he feels Ukraine is preparing to utilize a weapon containing radioactive material (commonly known as a “dirty bomb”) on its people. But, of course, there would be no reason for Ukraine to do this. This is all part of a seemingly never-ending finger-pointing game foreshadowing a false flag attack.

Here is how the scenario might play out: Russia says Ukraine is about to unleash a dirty bomb on its people, one goes off, and the Russians basically say, “See, I told you so,” and use the attack they initiated to escalate their war efforts. It’s a childish tactic, and it’s deadly…but it can also be quite persuasive to those not paying close attention to military operations in the region. The fear is that Putin might graduate from dirty bombs to tactical nuclear weapons. I feel he is capable of this if he thinks it would help him meet his objective.

Coincidentally (or is it?) According to CBS News, Russia has notified the United States that they have started their annual nuclear exercises. Of course, US officials categorize the activities as routine, and we already know they have been planned. Still, they are trying to make a point to the world that they are strong and have big, scary nukes and might not be afraid to use them.

Putin talks to Russian military leaders during nuclear strike drills
Vladimir Putin consults with top military leaders during Russian nuclear readiness drills. Screenshot from YouTube and The Sun

Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, Pentagon Press Secretary, commented to the news media Tuesday that “Russia is complying with its arms control obligations and its transparency commitments to make those notifications.” For the record, we (“we” being NATO) conduct our own annual nuclear readiness exercises, which are going on as I write this. “Steadfast Noon” is a year being hosted by Belgium, and it runs from October 17 through 30th.