Friday, September 19, 2014

• Putin Threatens World War 3, Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days


Vladimir Putin Threatens World War 3, Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days






Vladimir Putin allegedly threatened World War 3 during talks about Ukraine, claiming that Russia could potentially invade and take over the capitals of many European countries within two days.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton claim Putin wants to restore Russia to the glory of an empire that spreads across the globe, and even made comparison to Nazi Germany. Hillary does not believe Putin and Hitler can be directly compared, or claim that Putin starting World War 3, but she did make a comparison to how the Nazis used the German minorities in Poland and Czechoslovakia as an excuse to invade. Some say the situation prior to World War 2 is similar to today since “protecting” Russian speaking citizens of Ukraine are used as the justification for intervention in Ukraine.
The rhetoric related to the Ukraine war has been stepping up to a dangerous level in recent weeks. First, Russia’s nuclear weapons were test fired as a demonstration of Russian military might, and then Vladimir Putin promised to rebuild Russia’s nuclear arsenal. In response to recent advances by Russia within Ukrainian territory, Ukraine also threatened to restart its nuclear weapons program.
An influential German newspaper called Sueddeutsche Zeitung is reporting that Vladimir Putin allegedly had a private meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. During the course of their discussion, Putin essentially threatened World War 3.

 “If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest.”
This threat by Putin matches a similar statement allegedly said earlier in the month, in which Russia’s leader proclaimed their military force of 20,000 men camped outside Ukraine’s border could take the capital city Kiev within two weeks. In this case, that threat was expanded to include countries like Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania.
It’s possible that Putin was indirectly responding to a speech given by U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in the month, who also mentioned some of those NATO members.
“An attack on one is an attack on all. So if, in such a moment, you ever ask again, ‘who will come to help,’ you’ll know the answer – the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America,” Obama said. “We’ll be here for Estonia. We will be here for Latvia. We will be here for Lithuania.”
If this alleged conversation between Putin, Poroshenko, and Barroso did take place, it would be the first time Putin has directly threatened members of the European Union and NATO. If Russia were to actually ever act on this threat, it really would mean World War 3 would start since Article V of NATO’s Washington Treaty declares that “an attack on one is an attack on all,” which is what President Obama was referring to in his speech. While both the United States and England have rejected calls to send lethal aid into Ukraine, both countries would be obligated by NATO treaties to respond with military force if Russia’s actions were to ever match Putin’s rhetoric. According to the NATO website, “Article 5 has been invoked once – in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.”





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Vladimir Putin poses a bigger threat than ISIS and is more dangerous than Joseph Stalin, according to former defense secretary Bob Ainsworth.
The senior Labour MP in Britain qualified his claims by saying that Putin so dangerous due to the fact he has a strong state and the military to achieve any ambitions he might have.
This isn’t the first negative comment either which has been made by a high-ranking British official, as Prince Charles said to reporters during a recent trip to Canada that he believes that Putin is as bad as Hitler.
The criticism of Russian President was made by Ainsworth in an article he wrote recently for a Birmingham public affairs website called the Chamberlain Files.
 “No leader of a major power has behaved as overtly aggressively since Stalin in the postwar period, and sadly Putin would be very pleased with the comparison. He has said the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest tragedy of the 20th century and he claims the right to act on behalf of Russian minorities in other states. As there are Russian minorities throughout the old Soviet Union and far wider he is in principle claiming the right to interfere in the affairs of all of the independent sovereign states of eastern Europe. Stalin’s policies pushed the world into the cold war. Putin has the potential to be equally as dangerous.”
Ainsworth’s strong remarks against Putin, which were published in the Guardian, claimed that it was vital for Europe to reduce its reliance on Russian energy and to seek other sources.
“The prime minister told the House of Commons recently there is no need to look at the strategic defence review of 2010 despite the fact that large scale cuts are still being imposed on our armed forces. We have an army stuffed full of the kind of vehicles best suited to fight a counter insurgency in Afghanistan, not those likely to offer reassurance to our European neighbors facing a Russia that is re-equipping its own forces.”
There’s little question that Ainsworth has a point about the potential threat Russia could pose for Europe and even further afield, as the world seems far more interested in ISIS beheadings than they do in what is happening in the Ukraine, which was invaded, to all intents and purposes, recently.



World War 3: Russia's Nuclear Weapons Fired, Vladimir Putin Warns U.S. Of More 'Corresponding Countermeasures'



World War 3 is on the tips of the tongues of many, and now that Russia has fired its nuclear weapons as a show of force, Vladimir Putin is already warning the United States and NATO he believes this new Cold War 2 will cause a planned arms escalation in response to threats made over the Ukraine crisis.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, even before Russia invaded Ukraine, various U.S. investors and financial analysts were saying World War 3 is inevitable based upon history and economic cycles.
Earlier this month, Ukraine Defense Minister Valeriy Heltey claimed Russia’s nuclear weapons could be used against his country in a tactical strike if tensions continued to escalate.

“The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us.”
 
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite even claimed that Russia is effectively waging war against all of Europe.
“It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe,” she said. “That means we need to help Ukraine to… defend its territory and its people and to help militarily, especially with the military materials to help Ukraine to defend itself because today Ukraine is fighting a war on behalf of all Europe.”
Unfortunately, Russia’s nuclear bombs are increasing in number, not decreasing as was previously hoped all but 10 years ago. On Wednesday, the Russian military successfully tested a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from the nuclear submarine the Vladimir Monomakh. The test nuclear missile flew from the White Sea near Russia’s border with Finland and hit its target nearly 3,500 miles away on the Kamchatka peninsula north of Japan.
Fears of World War 3 have been rising in volume throughout 2014, especially since Vladimir Putin has regularly been referencing Russia’s nuclear weapons lately.
According to Business Insider, he recently said, “Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reality, not just words.” Speaking on Russia’s plan to modernize their nuclear arsenal, Putin claimed the U.S. and NATO should not be “hysterical” and said, “We have warned many times that we would have to take corresponding countermeasures to ensure our security.”
Putin plans on taking personal charge of the government commission overseeing military industries and their 2016-2025 weapons modernization program is focused on creating a “guaranteed nuclear deterrent.”
Regarding the power of these nuclear weapons, they have a range of 5,000 miles and can create an explosion 100 times larger than Hiroshima. At the same time, the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile has suffered repeated glitches that caused launch failures. Much of Russia’s nuclear weapons capabilities were inherited from the former Soviet Union and haven’t been updated significantly, nor does Russia have an effective missile defense shield system like the United States.