Not Good; Russian State TV Says US/ the West has Declared War By James Reed
It is astonishing to me, but maybe it should not be after the Covid madness, but there does not seem to be the angst that I feel with conservatives as the West slides into World War III. At present, after the revelation that the US blew up the Nordstream pipeline, Russia has every reason in the world to go full nuclear. World War I started for less. Poke the nuclear bear even more. And, leading mouthpieces from the Kremlin, are saying the same thing on Russian TV, that NATO has already started World War III. Shouldn’t we be concerned? Especially as China begins supplying weapons to Russia, if it already has not been doing, and intensifies its drive to invade Taiwan.
“Russian propagandist has claimed on state TV that the U.S. has declared war on the country following reports of the White House's approval of targeted strikes on Crimea.
In a video uploaded to Twitter by the account TheKremlinYap on Saturday, Russian journalist Igor Korotchenko claimed the U.S. had crossed a red line by supporting the strikes.
Korotchenko's comments follow on from a previous statement made by the U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.
According to Reuters, Nuland said Washington supports Ukrainian attacks on military targets on the peninsula and has called for it to be demilitarized. Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014.
In the video translated by TheKremlinYap, an account that tracks Kremlin propaganda, Korotchenko hit out at the U.S.
He said: "After the U.S. crossed every imaginable and unimaginable red line, today the U.S. State Department actually announced that it was going to war with Russia.
"I assume that this is how we should interpret Nuland's statement. There is no need for halftones. The U.S. is an enemy of Russia, a military adversary."
He added: "If it expects massive missile strikes on Russian territory to be carried out with their help, but as if by someone else's hands, then perhaps we can regard this as a casus belli (cause for war) and react accordingly."
Korotchenko said he wanted Russian officials to "give adequate, conceptual, doctrinal, and military responses to this audacious statement of the United States, and appropriate measures should be taken. What kind of measures? We shall see."”