Russia Just Sent an Ominous Warning to the U.K.
(ANTIMEDIA)Â As tensions rise between world powers over Syria andÂ North KoreaÂ â€” and as the U.S.-U.K.-led NATO forcesÂ continue their military buildupÂ on Russiaâ€™s borders â€” Russia hasÂ delivered its sternest warningÂ to the United Kingdom to date.
Russian Member of Parliament (MP) Franz Klintsevich, a retired colonel, was responding toÂ commentsÂ from Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who said thatÂ â€śin the most extreme circumstances, we have made it very clear that you canâ€™t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike.â€ť
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Klintsevich replied to Fallon indirectly.Â â€ś[N]ot having the biggest territory, it [Britain] will literally be erased from the earth,â€ťÂ he said,Â accordingÂ to theÂ Independent.
AÂ translationÂ by the Russian news agency TASS said Klintsevichâ€™s rebuttal stated Britain would be â€śraised to the groundâ€ť if it launched a preemptive strike (it appears they intended to use the word â€śrazedâ€ť).
Shortly after her appointment as prime minister, Theresa MayÂ made it quite clearÂ she was open to the idea of using nuclear weapons in pre-emptive situations. Of course, statements like this are apparently looked upon favorably by Russia as it sits and watches British troops accumulating along its border.
Despite these threats, the United Kingdom actually has far less nuclear capability than Russia, which isÂ estimatedÂ to hold the worldâ€™s largest nuclear arsenal with 7,300 nuclear warheads.
That being said, there is no reason for the U.K.Â notÂ to hide under the U.S. nuclear umbrella as most American allies do. As intellectual Noam Chomsky astutely noted in aÂ recent interview, the United Statesâ€™ nuclear weapons arsenal has been developed so maniacally that it has completely overturned the global balance of power to favor Washington, instead. Chomsky states:
â€śIf you want to learn something about nuclear weapons and why these issues are not being reported, take a look at the March 1 issue of theÂ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, where there is an absolutely spectacular article by two real experts â€” Hans M. Kristensen and Ted Postol from MIT. They discuss the new targeting systems that have been invented under the Obama Modernization Program thatâ€™s now being escalated by Trump, and itâ€™s extremely dangerous.Â What they claim based on disclosed information is that the US missile systems have been improved by such a huge factor that they are now capable of instantly wiping out the Russian deterrent.â€ťÂ [emphasis added]
As Chomsky notes, the â€śnuclear stabilityâ€ť of the world order has been removed, and Russia is well aware of this. Not only is Russia aware of this fact, they have been expressly preparing for the situation. AsÂ Anti-MediaÂ reported in August of last year, Russian president Vladimir Putin famouslyÂ stated:
â€śToday Russia has reached significant achievements in this field. We have modernized our missile systems and successfully developed new generations. Not to mention missile defense systemsâ€¦We must provide security not only for ourselves. Itâ€™s important to provide strategic balance in the world, which guarantees peace on the planet.â€ť
As far as we aware, only one country has used nuclear weapons on a civilian population in our recent history, and only one country and its allies possess the ability to deliver a nuclear strike on another country without worrying about that countryâ€™s own nuclear deterrent.
It is time for the mainstream media and its so-called journalists to start asking the real questions:Â Who is really the threat to world peace?