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Elon Musk: “Nuclear War Probability is Rising Rapidly”

By Michael

One of the wealthiest men in the entire world is deeply concerned about the possibility of a nuclear war.  On Sunday, Elon Musk posted a tweet in which he stated that “nuclear war probability is rising rapidly”, and he is right.  Western leaders continue to tell us that this war will not end until the Russians have been pushed out of every inch of “Ukrainian territory”, but the Russians will use nuclear weapons to defend Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk if that becomes necessary.  And once the Russians use nuclear weapons, the west will almost certainly respond in kind.  So what scenario do we have left for the war in Ukraine that does not end in a horrifying nuclear conflict?

Elon Musk can see that the potential for a peaceful way out of this mess is almost totally gone, and that is why he tweeted what he did.

If both sides continue to escalate the war, it will eventually go nuclear.

Unfortunately, western leaders seem to believe that the Russians will ultimately back down and Russian leaders seem to believe that the west will ultimately back down.

But the truth is that neither side plans to give up until total victory is achieved.

So we continue to play a very dangerous game of nuclear chicken, and the fate of our society hangs in the balance.

Earlier this week, I warned that the Russians could target critical civilian infrastructure in retaliation for the bombing of the 12 mile bridge that connects Crimea and Russia, and that is precisely what we just witnessed…

Early in the morning, missile strikes hit the capital Kyiv for the first time in months and in areas far closer to the center of power.

The large-scale Russian bombardment struck several cities – including far reaches of western Ukraine close to NATO’s eastern flank – across the country almost simultaneously, propelling the conflict into a new phase and coming just as much of the country was starting to roar back to life.

The strikes occurred as people headed to work and while kids were being dropped off at schools. A friend in Kyiv texted me that she had just exited a bridge span 10 minutes before it was struck.

This massive barrage of missiles shocked the entire world.

As I write this article, it is being reported that there is no electricity in Lviv, Poltava, Sumy and Ternopil…

At least four regions — Lviv, Poltava, Sumy and Ternopil — had no electricity supply. Authorities requested Lviv residents who may have access to electricity to only use it for “urgent needs.” Kyiv briefly suspended its subway operations. The region of Khmelnytskyi, which lies west of Kyiv, has “no electricity supply, electric transport does not work, water supply is suspended, traffic lights do not work,” according to the region’s head.

The Russians could easily destroy all power generating facilities in the entire country if they choose to do so.

Hopefully that will not happen, because it gets really cold in Ukraine during the winter.

Vladimir Putin has been greatly angered by recent events, and he is warning of severe consequences if there are additional “terrorist attacks”…

“If attempts to carry out terrorist attacks continue, Russia’s response will be severe and at the level of the threats facing it. Nobody should be in any doubt.”

Of course the Ukrainians aren’t going to back down and neither will their western allies.

The following is what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had to say following the missile attacks on Ukrainian cities…

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that he spoke with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba following Russia’s rocket attacks this morning and reiterated America’s support for Ukraine.

‘We will continue to provide unwavering economic, humanitarian, and security assistance so Ukraine can defend itself and take care of its people,’ Blinken said in a tweet.

Sadly, it appears that the Biden administration is going to respond to the missile attacks by escalating things even more.

Apparently Joe Biden has just promised to send “advanced air defense systems” to the Ukrainians…

President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday after a deluge of Russian missiles targeted cities across Ukraine, condemning the strikes and pledging continued US security assistance “including advanced air defense systems.”

During the call, a White House statement said, Biden “expressed his condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes across Ukraine, including in Kyiv, and conveyed his condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured in these senseless attacks. President Biden pledged to continue providing Ukraine with the support needed to defend itself, including advanced air defense systems.”

The UK is definitely not going to back down either.

In fact, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is telling us that his nation “will see this through to the end”…

The UK will “strengthen its unwavering support” to help Ukraine survive Russia’s missile blitz after Vladimir Putin brutally escalated the war yesterday.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly told the Daily Express “we will see this through to the end” after holding a call with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba.

So exactly what does that mean?

Well, a recent comment by Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin should give us a clue.

She recently told the press that this war will not be over until Russia completely leaves Ukraine.

In other words, there will be no peace until Ukraine has taken all of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.

Of course the Russians will use nuclear weapons against Ukraine long before we ever get to that point.

So how do we possibly avoid a nuclear cataclysm?

Can anyone out there answer that question?

The exact scenario that I have been warning about for years is now playing out right in front of our eyes.

Elon Musk is warning about what he sees coming too, and I hope that people will listen.

He is an incredibly smart man, and he is deeply worried about where this conflict will take us.

If we don’t give the Russians a way out, they will use their nukes.

And once the nukes start flying, there will be no going back for any of us.

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Sanctioned Son Of Russian Tycoon Records ‘I’m A Ukrainian’ Video Appeal





Mikhail Fridman’s son Alexander Ozhelskiy accused Kiev’s “f****** bureaucrats” of sanctioning him despite his stance

Alexander Ozhelskiy, son of a Russian business tycoon Mikhail Fridman, has called on Kiev to lift “unfair” sanctions against him. In a YouTube video address, recorded in English, the 22-year-old businessman accused the “f****** bureaucrats” of ignoring his pro-Ukrainian stance.

I can’t believe that my position regarding the war wasn’t even taken into consideration. And I can’t believe that the sole reason for these sanctions is my relation to another person,” Ozhelskiy said.

He emphasized that he is “appalled and offended” by the Ukrainian authorities’ October 20 decision to include him in their list of 256 sanctioned Russian businessmen and their relatives.

Ozhelskiy explained that he has been opposing the Russian military operation in Ukraine “since day one,” left Russia immediately after its launch on February 24 and has no plans to return.

I left a lot, I left my friends, I left my business and I left it because I value my freedom more,” the businessman explained, revealing that he is now based in Dubai and lives in an Airbnb apartment, rather than in a “f****** mansion.”

Ozhelskiy said that in the past he had participated in “pro-Ukrainian protests” in London and in some demonstartions in Russia and that he doesn’t understand why “a bunch of f****** bureaucrats” is ignoring those facts.

I think that this decision should be overturned,” he said.

Fridman’s son emphasized that he considers himself Ukrainian and “can’t believe” that he cannot visit his relatives in the country anymore.

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Ozhelskiy is the only son of Lviv-born Fridman. In May, he, along with his four sisters, featured on the Forbes’ list of the richest heirs of Russian billionaires, with his inheritance share estimated at $2,6 billion.

Fridman, however, made it clear several years ago that he was going to leave almost all of his wealth to the charity rather than to his children.

In March, the $13-billion worth magnate said that the sanctions imposed against him and  against other Russian businessmen by the Western countries are “unfair” and “useless.”

He also described an assumption that being close to the Kremlin is paramount to make billions in Russia, as a “very typical and inappropriate” myth.

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US-Led Force Might Intervene In Ukraine Conflict – Ex-CIA Chief





The US and its allies may join the conflict between Moscow and Kiev even if there is no threat to NATO, David Petraeus believes

The US and its allies might directly intervene in the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev, even when there is no threat to any NATO member states, retired US Army general David Petraeus told France’s L’Express weekly on Saturday. Washington might form a new coalition of the willing in such a scenario and use it instead of NATO, Petraeus, who also briefly served as the CIA director, believes.

Russia could take some actions in Ukraine that would be “so shocking and so horrific” that it would prompt a response from the US and other nations, he said, adding that they “might react in one way or another, but as a multinational force led by the US and not as a NATO force.”

The military alliance would still likely be bound by its treaty and would only join the conflict if Article 5 is invoked, i.e. if one of its members is attacked, the general believes. Petraeus also said that Moscow is not interested in escalating the conflict and turning it into a global war. A wider conflict is “the last thing” Russian President Vladimir Putin needs right now, he added.

Earlier in October, Petraeus claimed that the US could wipe out all Russian forces in Ukraine, alongside with the Russian Black Sea fleet, if Moscow uses nuclear arms in Ukraine. On Saturday, he doubled down on these words by saying that Washington’s response to such a move on Russia’s part would involve “more than diplomatic … economic and legal actions.”

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At the same time, Petraeus said that his earlier words had described “just one” of “many options” America has in store in case Russia resorts to the use of nuclear arms, which he called an “extremely bad decision.”

The general also said that he still thinks there is nothing Russia could do to change the situation on the frontlines, which, according to Petraeus, is unfavorable to Moscow.

Petraeus commanded US forces in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, presiding over America’s highest death tolls during the 20-year war, and increased civilian casualties.

The general helped persuade then-President Barack Obama to deploy an additional 30,000 US troops to the country, but his counterinsurgency plan, which hinged on “securing and serving” the local population, flopped.

He then became CIA director in 2011, only to resign the following year after having an extramarital affair with the woman who was writing his biography.

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Russia Offers ‘heating Points’ In EU Cities





Russian cultural centers in Finland and Luxembourg have welcomed their first visitors

Russian cultural centers in Finland and Luxembourg are welcoming visitors who need to “warm up” as energy prices continue to skyrocket, according to the country’s federal agency for compatriots living abroad and international humanitarian cooperation.

The agency, Rossotrudnichestvo, has opened “heating points” in its centers, which provide those in need with an opportunity to warm up while enjoying tea or watching a movie.

“Little by little, [the people] are coming. In Finland, Luxembourg, they were already warming up yesterday. The film program is up to February,” a spokesperson told the Russian media on Saturday.

As the energy crisis continues in the European Union, exacerbated by anti-Russia sanctions and a sharp decrease in Russian energy supplies, Rossotrudnichestvo said on Friday. It added that “human warmth from Russia” and its “traditional hospitality” is what “freezing European families” need.

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While the agency emphasized that its Russian houses “are outside of politics,” the head of the agency, Evgeny Primakov, made it clear who he believes is responsible for the unfolding crisis.

Europeans, do not freeze because of your stupid and evil leaders! If your children are wrapped in jackets at home and you have started to save heavily on electricity because Ursula [von der Leyen], Olaf [Scholz] and Emmanuel [Macron] gave away your money for weapons for the Ukrainian Nazis, come and warm up in our cultural centers in your capitals,” he wrote on Telegram.

Apart from having tea and enjoying movies and cartoons, visitors to the Russian houses will also be able to recharge their phones and get involved in “a lot of interesting things going on,” Primakov said.

Following the launch of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine, the EU authorities pledged to end their dependence on Russian energy supplies as quickly as possible. 

President Vladimir Putin likened the bloc’s attempts to cut itself off from Russian fossil fuels to economic “suicide.”

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