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British Military Mad Dog Raves That Russia Is ‘Weaponizing’ Nuclear Plant

June 8, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Since the June 6 early morning attack on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant dam, retired British Army Col. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, OBE, and former commander of U.K. and NATO Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Forces, has been telling any media that will listen, that Russian President Putin is preparing to use the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) “as an improvised nuclear weapon,” albeit “with plausible deniability”—meaning that the Colonel neither has any, nor needs any, proof for his allegation. Yet, he concluded, in yesterday’s London Telegraph, that the West “must act urgently to stop Putin.... Whatever it takes, we must ensure Ukraine prevails as quickly as possible, as there is still the specter of escalation to chemical, biological and—terrifyingly—nuclear war.”

Earlier, his ravings to the U.K. tabloid, The Sun, on the same day the dam was attacked, already made for the juicy scaremongering headline in the New York Post: “ ‘Terrorist’ Vladimir Putin Is Turning Plant into Improvised Nuke, Ex-Military Official Warns.” Playing to his tabloid audience, de Bretton-Gordon suggested that “ultimately this is another nail in Putin’s coffin and we have to keep our fingers crossed the plant doesn’t go bang.” Don’t worry, however, he reassured; “I’m sure the high command in Kiev would have war-gamed this situation.”

Appearing on the eve of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s descent upon Washington, D.C., the Telegraph’s promotion of de Bretton-Gordon’s op-ed, “We Are Now Dangerously Close to Nuclear War,” assured his American targets that, as he has been saying for months, Putin is desperate. His “ ‘Special Military Operation’ is now in its death throes, with a rampant, confident, well-trained and equipped Ukraine army on the march.”

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