Biden Sounds Alarm About ‘Armageddon’ Amid Russian Nuclear Threats

As Russian President Vladimir Putin ramps up his invasion of neighboring Ukraine, much of the world is on high alert regarding the possibility of nuclear war.

Putin clearly signaled that he would consider a nuclear strike if other nations impeded his military mission.

“This is not a bluff,” he said last month. “And those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the weathervane can turn and point towards them.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to the threat by calling on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to react.

“What should NATO do?” he asked. “Eliminate the possibility of Russia using nuclear weapons. We need preventive strikes, so they know what will happen to them if they use nukes, and not the other way around.”

The increasing risk of military escalation led U.S. President Joe Biden to offer a grim assessment of the current global situation.

“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” he said at a Democratic Party fundraiser in New York this week.

Biden went on to affirm that Putin is “not joking” when it comes to his threat of a nuclear launch. While reports indicate that U.S. officials have not yet determined that Putin is preparing for such a strike or that his use of nuclear weapons is imminent, Biden nevertheless expressed serious concerns about the state of affairs in the region.

“Where does he find a way out?” the president asked in reference to Putin’s “off-ramp” in the ongoing Ukrainian invasion.

Noting that he knows Putin “fairly well,” Biden said that the Russian leader could resort to catastrophic measures “because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming.”

If Russia initiates such a strike, Biden said, it could drive the world into a deadly conflict of historic proportions.

He explained: “I don’t think there’s any such thing as the ability to easily [use] a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon.”

For his part, former President Donald Trump recently echoed Biden’s concerns but asserted that global events would not be unfolding this way if he were still in office.

“The Ukrainian conflict should never have happened, and would not have happened if I were President,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “But as I have made very clear for quite some time, this could now end up being World War III.”