BRUSSELS - Britain's defense minister voiced concern on Friday that Russia may have "lowered the threshold" for using nuclear weapons & said Britain must update its own deterrent in response to Russian modernization of its nuclear forces. Russia's nuclear strategy in a hypothetical future war is coming under greater scrutiny among NATO members as tensions between the Western alliance & Moscow hit their highest level since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict.
"There is three-fold concern, first that they (the Russians) may have lowered the threshold for use of nuclear. Secondly, they seem to be integrating nuclear with conventional forces in a rather threatening way & ... at a time of fiscal pressure they are keeping up their expenditure on modernizing their nuclear forces," Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told Reuters in an interview.
"All of that is very worrying," he said during the Munich Security Conference. "The main answer to that is to make sure that we modernize our own deterrent too." Russia's new military doctrine reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear strike or a conventional attack that endangered the state's existence, but some in the military had been calling for a ' first strike ' option . . . .
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS : Could ' nuclear war ' be coming in the near future ?? Bible Prophecy in several passages provides clear evidence that this ' CURSE ' will engulf our world. The old testament prophets Zechariah & Isaiah are two passages which describe unmistakably end-time events that will soon overwhelm mankind . . . .
Zechariah 5 v 1-9 - Then I turned & lifted up mine eyes & looked, behold a ' flying roll ' ... & he ( angel ) said unto me , What seest thou ? & I answered , I see a ' flying roll ' ; the length thereof is twenty cubits ( 30 ft / 9 mtrs ) & the breadth thereof ten cubits ( Circumference 15ft / 4-5 mtrs ). Then said he unto me , This is ' THE CURSE ' that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it & every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth , saith the LORD of hosts & it shall enter into the house of the thief & into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name : & it ( nuclear radiation ) shall remain in the midst of his house & shall consume it with the timber & the stones thereof
Isaiah 24 v 4-6 - The earth mourneth & fadeth away , the world languisheth & fadeth away , the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof ; because they have transgressed the laws , changed the ordinance , broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath ' THE CURSE ' ( cp. Zech 5v3 ) devoured the earth & they that dwell therein are desolate : therefore the inhabitants of the earth ARE BURNED & few men left.