[WSMDiscuss] Invasion of Ukraine: Putin's Latest Googly

Aaron Tovish aaron.tovish at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 17:17:45 CEST 2022

It's not either/or.  I think he realizes he has milked the threat-making
for all its worth; and knows that carrying out the threat is a no-win
proposition.  (It's not a bluff, if you stop making it.)

On Fri, Oct 28, 2022 at 6:38 PM Sukla Sen <sukla.sen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Trying to confuse!?
> <<Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that he would conduct a nuclear
> strike in Ukraine, saying Thursday that "it doesn't make sense for us to do
> it.>>
> (Excerpted from: <
> https://www.axios.com/2022/10/27/putin-russia-nuclear-weapons-ukraine>.)
> It's only on September 21st, Putin had issued the least veiled nuclear
> threat till now: <https://tass.com/politics/1511081>.
> The first time he did it was on Feb. 24th: <
> https://news.yahoo.com/putin-spreads-nonsense-ukraines-dirty-121857508.html
> >.
> He kept making, thinly veiled, threats from time to time: <
> https://nucleardiner.wordpress.com/2022/10/24/putins-nuclear-threats-in-his-own-words/
> >.
> His minions, all the while, kept doing it, a tad or two even more openly
> (ref., in particular,: <https://tass.com/politics/1513883> and
> <https://tass.com/politics/1511725>).
> And just the other day, Putin himself has, reportedly, made
> the--unsubstantiated and rather implausible--allegation about Ukraine's
> plan to use a "dirty bomb": <
> https://news.yahoo.com/putin-spreads-nonsense-ukraines-dirty-121857508.html>
> and <
> https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/27/vladimir-putin-says-dirty-bomb-claims-to-nato-were-made-on-his-orders
> >.
> The allegation has, conceivably, the potential to be used as a convenient
> alibi for making a nuclear strike.
> So, it's very difficult to decipher whether Putin's latest pronouncement
> on the pointlessness of the use of the nuclear bomb against Ukraine is
> meant to keep his opponents perpetually confused or it's indicative of his
> intention now to finally wrap up the "Special Military Operation" based on
> the realisation that he cannot make any further gain by continuing his
> armed aggression.
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