A Russian parliament member has escalated his bombast about nuking Western nations, as Russia now mobilizes warships in the Baltic Sea, according to Norwegian intelligence reports.
Andrey Gurulyov, a State Duma member and former military commander, recently gave a warning to the United States during a broadcast on the Kremlin-controlled Russia-1 network.
In a panel moderated by host Vladimir Solovyov, Gurulyov said that Americans “won’t come to their senses” until they “get hit with a nuke on their skull.”
The Russian ultra-nationalist also claimed that a nuclear strike was the only path forward to ensure lasting peace.
“There is no other way to talk to these fools,” Gurulyov said.
“Today, considering our strategic initiative—and right now we have it for sure—along with our current successes, I very much want for us to envision the future,” Gurulyov added. “We should make plans beyond the horizon so that we know what happens in one year, three years, five years and 10 years and harshly move toward it in this paradigm.”
“We will win, 100 percent. Where? Everywhere! Everywhere! And this is by far not about Ukraine. Everywhere!” he ranted.
This was the typical rhetoric being spouted by a Russian politician given airtime on networks that are tightly controlled by the Kremlin.
Gurulyov recently claimed that Ukraine was “Russian territory” in a clip posted on Julia Davis’s Russian Media Monitor.
Gurulyov earlier claimed that Russia brings peace to the world.
“Russia was, is and will be a great nation, capable of bringing peace,” he said. “Peace is the key word! We bring peace and calm!”
The comments from Gurulyov about attacking the U.S. with nuclear weapons are part of a track record of reckless hyperbole.
During a September appearance on Russia-1, Gurulyov said that Putin’s armed forces could turn the United Kingdom into a “Martian desert” with nuclear strikes.
The Duma member went on to argue that a nuclear strike on Germany or the U.K. was not out of the question. He also dismissed NATO‘s Article 5 agreement that says if an ally country is attacked, the entire bloc would respond.
“Biden says there would be a reaction, per their Article 5, but if we turn the British Isles into a Martian desert in three minutes flat, using tactical nuclear weapons, not strategic ones, they could use Article 5, but for whom?” Gurulyov said. “A nonexistent country, turned into a Martian desert? They won’t respond.”
The Russian Duma member’s provocative remarks come amid Putin mobilizing armed nuclear-armed forces in the Baltic Sea, according to Norwegian reports.
This naval mobilization comes in the aftermath of the sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, which were disabled by crippling explosions in the Baltic Sea. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused President Joe Biden of having ordered the operation.
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