Putin: Risk Of Nuclear War “Rising”, Ukraine Operation To Be “Long Process”

Putin: Risk Of Nuclear War “Rising”, Ukraine Operation To Be “Long Process”:

On Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a wide-ranging public war update during a televised session of his Human Rights Council, which at least one independent regional outlet said was tightly controlled in terms of the kind of questions Kremlin officials could ask.

Among the more important topics he addressed related to the now 10-month long “special military operation” in Ukraine was future plans for broader mobilization and the prospect of deployment of nuclear assets. On the latter point, Putin lashed out at the United States and NATO, saying “Russia does not have tactical nuclear weapons in other countries, unlike the US.”

This was in reference to the fact that some NATO members in Europe, including extending as far east as Turkey, do act as host countries to many of the US’ tactical nukes under the NATO defense umbrella. “Our nuclear forces are in a more advanced state than any other country in the world,” he boasted at one point.

Importantly, given the ratcheting US-NATO arms pipeline to Ukraine’s forces, which has lately involved transfer of increasingly sophisticated and longer range missiles, Putin warned that the “risk of nuclear war in the world is rising.” 

He further took the opportunity to restate Russia’s ‘defensive’ nuclear doctrine, stressing that nuclear weapons would be considered as a response to an attack on Russian territory, while also stating that he stands ready to defend Russian territory “using all available means”.

According to a translation of Putin’s remarks in Sky News:

“We didn’t speak about usage of nuclear weapons.” Then, he said: “Russia has not gone mad.”

“We have the most advanced weapons, but we do not want to wave it around.”

But in taking a swipe at Washington’s nuclear deployments in Europe, he seemed to suggest that it’s precisely the US side doing the nuclear saber-rattling.

“Yes, we will do this by various ways and means. First of all, of course, we will focus on peaceful means, but if nothing else remains, we will defend ourselves with all the means at our disposal,” Putin said.

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Central Banks Start Q4 Buying More Gold

Central Banks Start Q4 Buying More Gold:

After adding a historically high amount of gold to reserves in the third quarter, central banks kicked off Q4 buying more gold.

According to data compiled by the World Gold Council, central banks globally added another 31 tons of gold to official reserves in October.

Total central bank gold holdings are now at the highest level since 1974.

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Sam Bankman-Freed: Maxine Waters Won’t Subpoena Prominent Democrat Donor To Testify At Tuesday Hearing On FTX Implosion

Sam Bankman-Freed: Maxine Waters Won’t Subpoena Prominent Democrat Donor To Testify At Tuesday Hearing On FTX Implosion;

Bankman-Fried seems to be getting away with one of the most blatant heists in history…

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Zelensky Named Time’s Person Of The Year, 15 Years After Putin

Zelensky Named Time’s Person Of The Year, 15 Years After Putin

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Congress Unveils $858 Billion NDAA

Congress Unveils $858 Billion NDAA:

The military spending bill is $45 billion more than Biden asked for and is an 8% increase from 2022

Congress on Tuesday night unveiled the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), worth $858 billion, $45 billion more than what President Biden requested for the military spending bill.

The House is expected to vote on the legislation this week, and it could be brought to the floor as soon as Wednesday. Once the House approves the bill, it will send the spending bill to the Senate, then to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

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BLIZZARDS TO STRIKE UK AS ARCTIC OUTBREAK ENGULFS EUROPE; MAMMOTH SEES 5 FT OF SNOW IN 5 DAYS; JAPAN SUFFERS -5.8F & HEAVY SNOW; + GLOBAL TEMP PLUNGED IN NOV

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Cooling is the real #ClimateCrisis. According to the 15x NASA/NOAA ASMU satellites that measure every square inch of the lower troposphere (where us humans reside), planet Earth cooled drastically last month, from 0.32C to just 0.17C above the multidecadal average.

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