US Sends Major Warning to Kremlin Regarding Chemical Weapons
If we step back and take a good, hard look at the situation in Ukraine today, it becomes rather difficult to see a way out for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin, like much of the world, believed that a blitzkrieg-style invasion of Ukraine could see the country fall to his will in just a matter of days. Now, as we enter the 4th week of hostilities, Russian troops are being killed or captured at an incredible rate – and that’s only if they haven’t surrendered or deserted their posts.
Furthermore, Putin has been referred to the International Criminal Court for war crimes, and with ample evidence to support those claims.
And so Russia’s military has escalated their tactics to unconscionable levels, now shooting protesters in the street, and killing innocent civilians in bread lines.
Should they take the next step, the US is not going to play nice.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield warned on Sunday that the U.S. will “respond aggressively” if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine.
“We’ve been clear, if they escalate to this level, we will respond aggressively to what they are doing,” she said during an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper on State of the Union. “You’ve seen the consequences so far of our actions against Russia and against Putin, and they are feeling those consequences, and they will feel more if they take this unfortunate decision to use chemical weapons.”Advertisement - story continues below
Her remarks come as the U.S., NATO, and Ukraine expressed their concerns about a possible Russian false flag operation that would justify their use of chemical weapons in the Eastern European country.
The precursors were already prevalent.
“The Russians came to the Security Council on Friday with the spurious accusations that the U.S. was supporting Ukraine’s chemical weapons programs. And I’m not going to give that any more amplification here. What we see happening is, again, this is a false flag effort by the Russians,” she said.
The U.N. Ambassador further explained that the Russians are “advancing what they might intend to” before they could potentially use chemical weapons.
“We’ve seen that happen before. They are the ones who’ve used chemical weapons. They used them in Syria. They’ve used chemical weapons against their own people. And we are concerned that they may use chemical weapons in Ukraine,” she added.
Putin’s fatalist approach to Ukraine could be explained by reports from an anonymous Pentagon source that states the Russian tyrant has been diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer.