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Russia Warns of a Nuclear Disaster if Syria is Hit

From the article; "A military strike on Syria could lead to a nuclear catastrophe if a missile were to hit a reactor containing radioactive uranium, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned. The remark comes as the US continues to push for a military strike on Syria.......


Anybody else reading between the lines here? Seems that Russia might be hinting at something else entirely without really wanting to say it.

After all - Russia, China, Syria and Iran all put together couldn't hope to beat the US Military at this point BUT Russia is in full possession of a wild card - something strong enough that Russia could say "Hey! You attack Syria and (just like the US would say of an attack on Israel) you are attacking Russia."

And IF you attack Russia of course you can expect a nuclear response.

If said and meant it could work. And there would be no possibility of any meaningful retaliations since we all know, a nuclear strike is like setting off a hand grenade in a phone booth - nobody wins.

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I would like to know what you base that assumption on.

"After all - Russia, China, Syria and Iran all put together couldn't hope to beat the US"

Just because the US goes around beating up woefully weaker opponents doesn't mean they are invincible. Why haven't they hit North Korea or Iran? I think it is fear of actually being hit back.

I believe you hit the nail right on the head.

Russian submarines carry nuclear-tipped torpedoes (not high explosive, as virtually everyone else does). I believe Putin is telling the US and Israel that Tel Aviv and Haifa are VERY vulnerable to enriched (read "weapons grade") uranium; and if, submarine-launched, it will be VERY difficult to prove the source.

Wishful thinking?

keep dreaming

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

"After all - Russia, China, Syria and Iran all put together

"After all - Russia, China, Syria and Iran all put together couldn't hope to beat the US Military at this point"

I wouldn't be so sure. All China has to do is "cash-in" their U.S. debt securities and it would sink the floundering dollar. No way in hell bearded ben could come up with an "operation twist" that could absorb the over 1 trillion in US debt that just China holds.

All these wars are now about the dollar or more specifically, the petrodollar. The monopoly on violence and sheer physical force isn't the be-all end-all that it once was.


If a picture paints a thousand words, then this one paints at least a trillion!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I agree with you, especially since there is at least...

one other player in this, North Korea. A couple of well-placed nukes would take out Israel and the oil fields of our Middle East Allies, as well as all US forces in the Middle East. A simultaneous attack by North Korea would take out Japan, South Korea and our long range air base in Guam. Meanwhile, China could freeze our overseas assets, especially in concert with BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). If such a scenario plays out, I believe it will also include "dirty bomb" strikes on Washington, New York, Norfolk, Charleston and Mayport on the East Coast and San Diego and Pearl Harbor on the West Coast. All that leaves us with is our ICBMs, strategic bombers (with no place to land)and surface fleet (with no place to port or replenish at sea).

Game Over.

Agreed. And when they take out our satelites

most of our military might, or at least accuracy, will vanish.