David Petraeus, retired General and former head of the CIA, made the following illogical statement on ABC’s “This Week” with Jonathon Karl:
“It cannot go unanswered. But it doesn’t expand — it’s not nuclear for nuclear. You don’t want to get into a nuclear escalation here,” Petraeus said.
Take a moment and cogitate on that statement. Makes very little sense other than Petraeus is all in for the Military Industrial Complex and continuing the war rather than finding a road to the peace table in the war in Ukraine. If Putin actually makes good on his promise to use tactical nukes, I don’t see how any of this will work in anyone’s favor other than Putin. If NATO – US responds with tactical nukes we have WWIII. And Petraeus announced to the world that the US Military Industrial Complex position is that we won’t go nuke for nuke.
So our military genius tells us we cannot go nuke for nuke but it cannot go unanswered. Exactly how does that work? Maybe it’s a short term win for the Military Industrial Complex in more conventional weapons sales, but it may be the end of civilization as we know it, if some Dr. Strangelove in the WH tells the dementia puppet to push the button.
Look who we have in leadership positions: We have a mini-me Stalin threatening to use tactical nukes who if backed in the corner will make good on his threat. And our policy is to continue to back Putin into a corner by endless supplies of billions of dollars and weapons. We have a comedian PM in Ukraine controlled by Oligarchs whose god is money. We have military geniuses pushing contradictory positions – we can’t go nuclear for nuclear but it “cannot go unanswered”. Then what is really keeping Putin from making good on his threat? And to top it off, we have a senile dementia patient in the Oval. God help us!