Biden Projects, Tells Russia Not To Use Nuclear Weapons
Sept. 17, 2022 (EIRNS)—In a segment of an interview released on Sept. 16, Joe Biden told CBS News that Russia would face severe consequences for using weapons of mass destruction, either chemical or nuclear, in Ukraine, in order to counter the supposedly successful counteroffensive by Ukraine in Kharkov.
“Don’t. Don’t. Don’t. You will change the face of war unlike anything since World War II,” Biden told Scott Pelley for “60 Minutes” to air Sunday, Sept. 18, adding, he couldn’t tell what the consequence would “exactly” be, but assuring, “It’ll be consequential.” Biden went on to say that Russia would become “more of a pariah in the world than they ever have been,” although Biden assumes that in the event of any use of nuclear weapons on the planet, there would be anybody left to name-call.
Biden’s comments come in the context of a Sept. 7 article published in Ukrinform “Prospects for Running a Military Campaign in 2023: Ukraine’s Perspective,” by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi and Verkhovna Rada’s First Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Lt. Gen. Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, in which they assert that Russia may be tempted to use nuclear weapons in the context of the ostensible success of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, but gloating that “it is hard to imagine that even nuclear strikes would allow the Russian Federation to break Ukraine’s will to resist.”
“But one cannot ignore the threat that will arise for the whole of Europe. One cannot completely exclude the possibility of direct involvement of the world’s leading countries in a ‘limited’ nuclear conflict, behind which the prospect of a Third World War is already directly visible,” they write.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov replied to a question from RIA Novosti today, that they should “Read the doctrine. Everything is written there”: Moscow’s nuclear doctrine states that the only time the Russian Federation would use nuclear weapons is following “an aggression against Russia or its ally with the use of mass destruction weapons,” or “when the very existence of the state is under threat.”
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s had already told media in mid-August that the question was “absurd,” and there were no targets inside Ukraine that would warrant the use of nuclear weapons.