Lukashenko and nuclear weapons: West doesn't care
Previously, Washington at least called this step irresponsible. But now there is silence
Nuclear weapons in Belarus turned out to be nothing. A few days have passed since Putin and Lukashenko pompously announced the date of deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus - it should be July 7-8 - and the world hasn't reacted to these threats. The West is no longer giving in to Russia's nuclear blackmail.
And one of the most important tools of nuclear weapons is the ability to exert psychological and political pressure. That is, you may not use nuclear weapons, but all players know that you have them, and, accordingly, pay great attention to your words and interests.
“One of the most important tools of nuclear weapons is the ability to exert psychological and political pressure. That is, you may not use nuclear weapons, but all players know that you have them, and, accordingly, pay great attention to your words and interests.”
This is the pressure that Putin has used very often in the past. Do you remember those presentations with the nuclear-powered 'super missile' that Putin personally made? Placing nuclear missiles under NATO's borders is a fantasy of Putin's that he inherited from the Soviet Union. And I must say, it worked on some in the West.
And now I'm looking for at least some reaction from the world to the announcement of the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus, and there is none. None at all. Previously, Washington at least called such a step irresponsible. And now there is silence.
Putin is losing nuclear weapons as a blackmail tool. For the West, he has long since become a laughingstock, though still dangerous. In terms of importance, this is the same event as the loss of gas blackmail in Europe. And now Putin's 'super missile' can only strike Lukashenko, who will have a new nuclear nightmare on his territory.
About the author. Serhiy Taran, political scientist.
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