The world has not been this close to nuclear war since the pre-Glasnost era, when mutually guaranteed nuclear devastation between both the Soviet Union and the United States was the sole rational way a shooting war between the two giants would end.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, put his nuclear forces on high alert in the early stages of the conflict in Ukraine, which is rarely a good sign. Even worse was when Vice President Joe Biden started discussing “Armageddon.”
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Biden said at a Democratic Party event last month.
That, needless to say, tends to make a man nervous. Things start to become dicey when a missile crashes on Polish soil because Poland is a NATO ally. This is especially true considering that first reports suggested it was a Russian missile.
Now, we can almost certainly rule it out. The missile in question is solely controlled by the Ukrainians, therefore it was probably an accident that happened while defending against a Russian assault. However, the Ukrainians are not taking ownership.
Now, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted in his monologue on Wednesday, “The first draft of the story that you read is always wrong — not sometimes wrong — always wrong, occasionally in small ways, sometimes in big and utterly distorting ways. ‘Dewey defeats Truman. Iraq has nukes. Russia bombed its own pipeline.’”
Carlson noted that there are occasionally indications that the falsehood is deliberate.
Watch the response in this situation. An “unnamed senior U.S. Intel official,” according to the Associated Press, said that the attack originated in Russia. Two individuals were killed on a farm in what was called “an unprovoked first strike against Poland,” according to another source.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, advocated for escalation in response to Moscow’s escalation, particularly because NATO countries were obligated to do so because Poland is a NATO territory.
“To fire missiles at NATO territory, this is a Russian missile attack on collective security. This is a very significant escalation. We must act,” he added.
Then the video of the assault started to surface.
“Zelenskyy, the unnamed American intel officer and the Associated Press had all been trafficking in dangerous misinformation. That became clear within a few hours when pictures of the exploded missile surfaced on social media,” according to Carlson.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“People who know a lot about military hardware started asking questions about this stuff, so they looked at a picture of a fragment of the motor from this destroyed missile, and they noticed the ordnance was an S-300 system. Now, the S-300 system is only being used by the Ukrainian military, not the Russians, so it could not have been a Russian military attack.”
Most of Ukraine’s allies backed off at this point. Ukraine didn’t, with Zelenskyy delivering remarks that would earn four Pinocchios if The Washington Post was rating this one.
“I have no doubt that this is not our missile,” he said Wednesday. “I believe that this was a Russian missile based on military reports.” CONTINUE READING…