According to Norwegian intelligence assessments, a Russian parliament member increased his bombast about nuking Western countries as Russia has now mobilized vessels in the Baltic Sea.
State Duma member and former military officer Andrey Gurulyov recently issued a warning to the US in a broadcast on the Kremlin-run Russia-1 network.
Gurulyov asserted during a discussion that Americans “won’t come to their senses” until they “get hit with a nuke on their skull.”
The Russian ultra-nationalist further asserted that the only way to achieve enduring peace was by a nuclear attack.
Gurulyov added, “There is no other way to talk to these fools.”
Gurulyov continued,“Today, considering our strategic initiative—and right now we have it for sure—along with our current successes, I very much want for us to envision the future. We should make plans beyond the horizon so that we know what happens in one year, three years, five years and 10 years and harshly move toward it in this paradigm. We will win, 100 percent. Where? Everywhere! Everywhere! And this is by far not about Ukraine. Everywhere!”
This was the typical language used by a Russian politician given airtime on Kremlin-controlled television networks.
In a recent video posted by Julia Davis’ Russian Media Monitor, Gurulyov asserted that Ukraine was “Russian territory.”
He declared that “Russia was, is and will be a great nation, capable of bringing peace.”
The remarks by Gurulyov about using nuclear weapons to strike the United States are a part of a history of reckless exaggeration.
Gurulyov claimed that Putin’s military may use nuclear attacks to transform the United Kingdom into a “Martian desert” during a September appearance on Russia-1.
A nuclear attack on Germany or the UK, the Duma members continued. conceivable possibility. He also opposed NATO’s Article 5, which states that if an ally nation is attacked, the entire alliance will retaliate.
Following the sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, which were rendered inoperable by devastating explosions in the Baltic Sea, there has been a naval mobilization. President Joe Biden is said by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh to have directed the operation.