I'm getting very nervous about the ramping up of the war and Putin's calling up of 300,000 reservists. It feels like this is a major escalation. I know that any use of nuclear weapons would mean instant retaliation but it no longer feels like a MAD scenario as it almost feels now like he wants a scorched earth and has nothing to lose and doesn't care that it would destroy everything.
Am I being unreasonable?
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kirstywursty012 · 21/09/2022 20:53
There's a great TikTok account called "countdaedalus" - he's a very rational (albeit a little bit grumpy!) guy and calmly and logically describes the Ukraine war and any potential outcomes. What many people don't realise is that there are satellites constantly watching Putin's rockets. If the hatch was so much to open, the retaliation would be be global. It's also not just up to it Putin - there is a process in launching nuclear weapons and a number of generals need to be on board for it to happen.
Also he really isn't stupid - he has a lot to lose with nuclear war and so does China (his closest ally). For example China has number of cities protected by a HUGE dam - a simple missile attack there could put millions of Chinese people underwater.
Please try not to to worry and don't read the news! You just need a quick daily glance to be well informed - don't obsess over it. Putin is doing really badly in the Ukraine war and is just trying to save face and look tough.
DWMoosmum · 21/09/2022 21:18
I've avoided the news these past 8 months, no newspapers, no tv news and this morning I switch in GMB while working out and stuff me, 'breaking news' came on. It's upset me all day. I'm trying so hard not to think about it as all I want to do is keep my babies home form school and build a wall around us but sadly the world needs to carry on carrying on. Thinking of you, I know how you feel xx
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