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America is Playing Russian Roulette, the Worldwide Nuclear War Edition

Place your bets.

ScottCDunn
4 min readOct 2, 2022

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Everywhere I look in the news about Ukraine, there is talk of nuclear war. Some people say that Russian President Vladimir Putin is too rational to use them. Then they say he’s a terrible strategist and that he’s making a mess of his war.

Some people say that we should grind Russia down to the point where they will never attack another country again. But those same people can’t explain how they will whittle Russia down to size and still prevent Russia from starting World War III, at the same time.

There is no us and them in a threat of nuclear war. Everyone is threatened. They feel it. I feel it.

The US and the UK tell us to stay calm. They’ve got the world’s back. I’m not sure they’ve got this figured out. I still remember 9/11. No one had that figured out enough to stop it.

Common Dreams reports that 66 countries have expressed their deep concerns at the United Nations, that the Ukraine-Russia conflict could widen into a full-scale nuclear war. Reporters at Common Dreams have read the statements of 66 countries and provided excerpts of various speeches, all with the same point and tone.

None of the major news agencies are talking about 66 countries that pleaded with Ukraine, Russia, America, and the UK, to stop the war. The heads of state of many of those other countries cited the UN Charter as reason enough for Ukraine and Russia to lay down their arms and come to the table. They don’t care who started it. They are worried about who will end it and how.

One of the more interesting statements about the war came from India. From the Common Dreams article:

India’s Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, claimed the moral high ground and championed peaceful diplomacy,

“As the Ukraine conflict continues to rage, we are often asked whose side we are on. And our answer, each time, is straight and honest. India is on the side of peace and will remain firmly there. We are on the side that respects the UN Charter and its founding principles. We are on the side that calls for dialogue and diplomacy as the only way out. We are on the side of those struggling to make ends meet, even…

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