Putin's voice calls for nuclear tests on Russia's state TV - military expert disagrees
Created: 10/01/2023 22:34
By: Nadja Austel
Propagandist Solovyov calls for demonstrative “tests” of Russian nuclear weapons – on European territory.
A military expert expresses an unexpected contradiction.
Moscow – The Russian propaganda star on state TV, Vladimir Solovyov, has recently made increasingly extreme statements about the use of Russian nuclear weapons.
He glorifies the Ukraine war as a "holy war" and if Russia doesn't win it, the West will "turn to ashes" in a nuclear war, according to the moderator only recently.
Now, in his TV program on Russia's state television, he not only calls for tests of Russian nuclear weapons as a demonstration of power, but even for preventive nuclear strikes.
It is not the time to scare the world, but to "slap it in the face".
One of his guests said that Russia was also fighting NATO.
You can hold onto that.
The group agrees – partially.
However, there is no objection.
Russia: Putin's voice wants preventive nuclear strikes - military expert counters
Panellists are largely unanimous about resuming nuclear testing.
Moderator Solovyov, who is also known as "Putin's voice" thanks to his propaganda work for President Vladimir Putin, went one step further: "I am in favor of a preventive strike," he said, and this also earned some of his guests' approval.
But an invited military expert disrupted the spectacle by “unexpectedly using common sense,” as journalist and Russia expert Julia Davis wrote on Twitter.
Evgeny Buzhinsky had already commented on the tests of nuclear weapons that they were not necessary.
Such tests would only be carried out when new nuclear weapons are being developed to test their functionality.
However, since no new nuclear weapons are being produced, there is no reason for tests, according to the military expert.
There are computer simulations for the older nuclear weapons that are 100 percent reliable and would suffice.
“The Americans do it too,” says Buzhinsky, adding: “By the way, what the Americans don't do: We produce and destroy and produce and destroy [nuclear weapons], the Americans don't produce any.
They shut down Pantex [US nuclear weapons finishing facility].”
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Solovyov then replied that he had just given the reason why Russia had to carry out nuclear weapons tests again: "To develop new weapons".
Another guest of the show, Duma member Andrey Gurulyov, joined Putin's voice: "Why shouldn't we develop new nuclear weapons?" Military expert Buzhinsky cleared his throat and looked at the ceiling while Gurulyov continued: After all, Russia has no chance with conventional weapons against NATO.
You can defend yourself, but not “take action against NATO and win”.
For that you need nuclear weapons.
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© Julia Davis/Russian Media Monitor (Screenshot)
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The group then voted in agreement.
A pre-emptive strike is necessary.
Or Great Britain.
That would scare everyone else off.
After a nuclear attack by Russia, nothing was left of France.
"Then they will all tail their tails and nobody will want to interfere anymore," says Gurulyov.
"So that they give peace once and for all," demanded his other guest.
"An illusion": Russia cannot deter the West with nuclear weapons
Military expert Buzhinsky interrupts the panel's tirade by exclaiming, "We'll just fire a nuclear weapon, no question, everyone's going to heaven - I don't care, I'm the eldest here, but what about you?" Moderator Solovyov finally asked him for his opinion on a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
"An isolated nuclear strike is an illusion," the expert then said, "there can be no limited nuclear war.
It would be a global catastrophe and absolute mutual annihilation - by the US, Russia, with its entire territory."
And further: "To think that Russia could demonstratively use nuclear weapons to deter the West - that everyone would put their hands up and say 'That's it!'
- (…) that will not happen".
It is therefore "irresponsible" to talk about demonstrative nuclear strikes, according to Buzhinsky.
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