Last month the Russian made an announcement that it would move some nukes into Belarus……
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Moscow will deploy tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus at the request of Minsk.
Announcing the decision, Putin compared the move to NATO’s nuclear sharing program, under which there are US nuclear weapons deployed to the territory of five allied countries: Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
“There is nothing unusual here either. Firstly, the United States has been doing this for decades. They have long deployed their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allied countries,” Putin said. The Russian leader insisted the deployment wouldn’t violate Moscow’s non-proliferation commitments.
Then I read a piece that said that the US was planning to move some nukes into South Korea…..
The US will dock nuclear-armed submarines in South Korea for the first time since the 1980s in a significant escalation that will raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula and risk provoking a response from Pyongyang.
The deployment is part of an agreement announced by President Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who is visiting Washington. The US previously had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korea but withdrew them in 1991.
The agreement comes as there’s no sign of the tensions on the Korean Peninsula easing. The US and South Korea continue to conduct massive war games while Pyongyang has launched a huge number of missile tests and is warning it can develop more nuclear weapons.
Is this one of those ‘do as I say not as I do’?
I do not see the difference…..as a person opposed to nukes I see this game as dangerous on several levels.
But then that is just me.
On another note….US said it hasn’t seen any indication that Russia is planning to use nuclear weapons. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby also said the US hasn’t seen Russia move any nuclear weapons around yet.
Does anyone see a problem with the rhetoric here?
Sorry just thinking out loud (so to speak)….
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2 thoughts on “Nuclear Oneupmanship”
Tit-for-Tat. Nothing changes.
Best wishes, Pete.
The game of Risk only with real pieces and real conflict. chuq