Two drones struck inside the Kremlin complex early Tuesday. We don’t know exactly what happened but the Russian claims of a Ukrainian attack are doubtful. It’s more likely that Vladimir Putin’s regime is preparing an excuse for a new escalation.
Bernd Gehrke is critical of those in the peace movement and left who dismissed the threat of invasion coming from Russia - a failure to understand the genesis of today’s Russian capitalism and its emergence from Soviet-era party bureaucracy.
From time to time, Vladimir Putin or one of his cronies has hinted that the Russians, pressed to the wall, might use a “tactical” nuclear weapon in Ukraine. And Russian military leaders have reportedly been discussing just such a possibility.
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