War drums: Russian general warns border conflicts could lead to ‘nuclear war’

I’ve just seen this one as well – the top article came from the Daily Mail. Hmm, scary times but lets try not to get to carried away (maybe!)

The Extinction Protocol

November 17, 2011MOSCOW A chilling warning of nuclear war erupting along Russia’s borders – including in Europe – came today from the Kremlin’s top military commander. General Nikolai Makarov said there could be a string of small-scale conflicts breaking out in the country. He said: ‘The possibility of local armed conflicts along nearly the whole border has increased dramatically. ‘In certain conditions, I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons.’ Makarov’s explosive words – sounding like an icy blast from the depths of the Cold War – will cause dismay and alarm in Eastern Europe. He linked the risk to former Warsaw Pact countries that have already joined NATO – and those which have expressed a willingness to join. He complained: ‘Practically all the countries of the former Warsaw Pact have become NATO members. The Baltic…

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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