He delivered this warning during a fundraising event for Democrats on Oct. 6 at the New York home of James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert. This contradicts current U.S. intelligence assessments as security officials continue to say they have no evidence that Putin has imminent plans for a nuclear strike.
Biden said Putin is backed into a corner and could use tactical nuclear weapons to stop Ukrainian troops from “reclaiming their territories.”
“We’ve got a guy I know fairly well,” Biden said. “He [Putin] is not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is – you might say – significantly underperforming.”
He added that the public must not be fooled by the idea that smaller, tactical weapons were not a major threat to the world.
“I don’t think there’s any such thing as the ability to easily [use] a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon,” the president continued while speaking at the reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He noted that this is the first time since the Cuban missile crisis that “we have the threat of a nuclear weapon if, in fact, things continue down the path they are going.”
Putin last month reminded the world that Russia “has various means of destruction.” He said: “When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal. It is not a bluff.”
According to the Associated Press, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not directly respond to a question about whether Biden had gone into the event intending to invoke Armageddon, as the White House sought to clarify the president’s off-the-cuff comments.
“Russia’s talk of using nuclear weapons is irresponsible and there’s no way to use them without unintended consequences. It cannot happen,” Jean-Pierre said. “If the Cuban missile crisis has taught us anything, it is the value of reducing nuclear risk and not brandishing it.”
Mike Mullen: Biden’s warning is concerning and counterproductive
Former United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen said on Sunday, Oct. 9, that Biden’s warning was concerning and counterproductive.
In an interview on ABC‘s “This Week” to assess the nuclear risk from Russia, Mullen pointed out that Biden should be careful of his language as “we’re about at the top of the language scale.”
“And I think we need to back off that a little bit and do everything we possibly can to try to get to the table to resolve this thing,” he told the show’s co-anchor Martha Raddatz.
He argued that diplomacy and international pressure on both Ukraine and Russia would ultimately be key. “It’s got to end and usually there are negotiations associated with that,” he added. “The sooner the better, as far as I’m concerned.”
However, the Biden regime seems not to be anywhere near diplomatic talks. And despite the White House’s statement that the president was not acting on new intelligence of looming danger, but was trying to underline the stakes given the current conflict in Ukraine, it is seemingly preparing should Moscow launch a nuclear attack and is spending more taxpayers’ money for “anti-radiation medicines.”
Biden recently tasked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to purchase $290 million worth of radiation poisoning drugs as part of its “long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies.” (Related: HHS buys $290 million worth of radiation sickness drugs in preparation for nuclear emergencies.)
“Repurposing drugs for acute radiation syndrome that also are approved for a commercial indication helps to sustain the availability of the product and improves healthcare provider familiarity with the drug,” the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, an HHS agency tasked with preparing the nation for future disasters and public health emergencies, announced on October 4.
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