This is coolbert:
Strange doings the Ukraine Conflict and must be properly heeded. Without question should be a source of concern to everyone.
The Russian ever since the beginning of the conflict [and continuing to make] references to the use of atomic weapons if the conditions warrant. Threat of nuclear munitions use under certain specific circumstances as most recently enunciated by the Russian ex-President Medvedev:
"Medvedev said there are several grounds under which Russia has the right to use nuclear weapons, including an attack on the country or encroachment on infrastructure as a result of which Russia's nuclear deterrent forces would be paralyzed."
That repeated threatening of using atomic munitions now has been repeated so many times at some point the Russian will FEEL COMPELLED to use nuclear weapons? This I have thought as a possible.
Further with the comments of an authority in such matters as I have trust in:
"Once someone does [use an atomic weapon] in a minor conflict like the Russia-Ukraine thing, the ice will have been broken."
"It will be noted the world did not end, the rest of the world did not destroy the user, the effects are not as extreme as every one said they would be . . . it is not as effective as reputed to be . . . and, most importantly, others now with the weapons will note the lack of unified response."
"Those presently without such weapons, but with the ability to make them (for starters, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, India—it stopped its production—Indonesia, and any nation who is facing a threat from one of the present day nuclear club, such as Finland, Sweden, or Turkey), will suddenly see the need to have nukes, no matter what the present members of the nuclear club say."
"And the desire to stop the proliferation of any more nations joining that now exclusive club will be greatly reduced by the Realpolitik of having the weapons versus the PR effect of the condemnation of the current club members and the imagined distaste of the rest of the world who can’t make or afford to buy such weapons."
"As I said, the ice will have been broken. And all because a current member of the club used them not in an existential crisis, but in a minor, backwater conflict because the club member [Russia] was too embarrassed to lose that conflict. Ukraine is not invading Russia, threatening to destroy that nation in a Gotterdammerung such as experienced by World War II Germany or Japan . . ."
TACTICAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS MIGHT BE EMPLOYED BY THE RUSSIAN WILL SET OFF BOTH A LITERAL AND FIGURATIVE "CHAIN REACTION" WITH CONSEQUENCES MOST DETRIMENTAL TO THE WHOLE WORLD!