President Biden Warns of Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ at Democratic Fundraiser
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President Biden put the nation on purple alert Thursday, saying nuclear “Armageddon” is an actual chance given Russia’s current setbacks in its 8-month warfare in Ukraine.
At a Democratic fundraiser hosted by James Murdoch, Biden characterised Russian Czar Vladimir Putin as “a man I do know pretty nicely” — and added, Putin was “not joking when he talks about the usage of tactical nuclear weapons or organic or chemical weapons.”
Biden went on to say, “We have now not confronted the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Disaster.” He additionally implied the menace from Putin is tangible “as a result of his army is — you may say — considerably underperforming.”
The Cuban Missile Disaster was a 13-day showdown in 1962 born out of the Soviet Union’s deployment of nuclear weapons in Cuba … prompting the Kennedy administration to launch a naval blockade of the island.
So far as the general public is aware of, it stays the closest the U.S ever got here to a nuclear warfare.
Biden says he is nonetheless “attempting to determine” out Putin’s “off-ramp” in Ukraine. The place does he discover a means out?” Biden requested. “The place does he discover himself ready that he doesn’t not solely lose face however lose important energy inside Russia?”
Regardless of Biden’s chilling warning, U.S. officers have NOT seen Russia change its nuclear posture to launch an imminent assault.
Small victory … for now.