'Not unthinkable' Nuclear war warning: World may be 'few steps' from oblivion – RAF chief

Date:


Air Marshal Edward Stringer CBE said the scenario of attacks with nuclear weapons is a “weight on the minds” of world leaders as they get on with negotiations. He told LBC’s Nick Ferrari at Breakfast: “It’s no longer unthinkable and it will clearly be weighing on the minds of those who are making all the political calculations at the moment.

He warned: “It is only a few steps to get from where we are now to a confrontation that could see the use of nuclear weapons, which I think is a pretty terrifying prospect for anybody sensible.”

The Air Marshal said that was the reason leaders had been reluctant to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

He went on to explain: “That is why when there were are calls for no-fly zones, the political leadership was quick to point out that NATO is a defensive alliance and NATO is not being attacked.”

And concluded: “NATO is not constructed to go onto the offensive, if it did it would be taking on another nuclear power – Russia.”



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

Biden on monkeypox: `Everybody' should be concerned, spread would be 'consequential'

President Joe Biden on Sunday said officials are...

Ralf Rangnick backtracks on timeframe for Erik ten Hag to restore Man Utd's former glory

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has backtracked...

'I don't know' JB Gill's ‘big concerns’ about his JLS bandmates exposed by his mum Cynthia

However, his whirlwind journey was propelled partly by...