The Dire Significance of Putin’s Feb 21 Speech, by David Sant

David Sant makes a strong argument for some extremely unsettling conclusions. From Sant at

On Tuesday, February 21st President Putin gave a speech that was expected to be very significant. After it was delivered, however, most pundits said he didn’t say anything we didn’t already know. Most of them focused on his announcement of the withdrawal from the START II treaty. However, he said something far more significant.

An Existential Threat

What Mr. Putin said, when read through the lens of international law, should be chilling to the West.

We would do well to remember that Mr. Putin majored in international law. His speech made a legal case against NATO.

First he listed, by my count, 30 different ways in which the Western nations have attacked Russia. These included the expansion of NATO to Russia’s borders, support of terrorists in Russia, economic war, terrorist sabotage of the Nordstream Pipeline, financing of the coup and war in Ukraine, directly assisting Ukraine to attack targets in Russia including Russia’s nuclear bombers, and plotting to destroy and partition Russia into pieces.

Nestled in the middle of these was an important statement.

“This means they plan to finish us once and for all. In other words, they plan to grow a local conflict into a global confrontation. This is how we understand it and we will respond accordingly, because this represents an existential threat to our country.”

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One response to “The Dire Significance of Putin’s Feb 21 Speech, by David Sant

  1. important words, exist-ential threat, the very terminology for the Russian Nuclear Doctrine. That existential threat is the code word for the use of nuclear weapons. Since the US changed its doctrine to a “first strike” nation forcing the Russians to do the same, the unveiled threat of first strike from either side can be expected.


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