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BIG RED MOVES WEST! 2018 style with atomics?
Admonitions and warnings from the Russian directed at American Secretary of Defense Mattis.
If and when conflict between NATO and Russia commences, the use of atomic weapons not out of the question.
Move along folks. Nothing new to see here!
"Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an 'existential threat' to the US"
"Russia's warning to Mattis came in regard to the Baltic states, which have warned of Russia's growing interference."
Nothing new here? Think the Soviet battle plan for engaging NATO during the era of the Cold War
"Seven Days to the River Rhine".
SEVEN DAYS TO THE RHINE RIVER THE SOVIET GROUND INVASION OF NATO DEFENDED WEST GERMANY! AN INVASION WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE WIDESPREAD AND LIBERAL USE OF ATOMIC WEAPONS.
The Baltic States [Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia] once incorporated into the old Soviet Union. Those nations now an integral part of NATO. An attack on the Baltics would be under Article Five of the NATO charter the same as an attack on the United States. An attack to be repelled using all means to do so.
Sounds scary, doesn't it? Well, it sounds scary because it is!
Let me scare you further and remind you that the Russian has brought out-of-mothballs the 240 mm mortar which allegedly has a nuclear weapons capability.