Perhaps he’s just looking at the Trump hysteria and this is a way to get attention. At the same time, it might not be the worst idea ever.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has broached the possibility of using nuclear weapons in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“We must analyze everything happening on the battlefield, how the weapons operate,” Putin told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to the Kremlin-funded RT.
Putin noted that some of the Russia’s missiles are “precision weapons that can be equipped with both conventional and special warheads, which are nuclear.”
If only he knew this is just what ISIS wants.
“Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and I hope will never be needed,” Putin added in the meeting with his official in front of cameras, according to the network.
The remarks come a day after Russia said it launched a new round of airstrikes, this time from a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea, against ISIS in the group’s stronghold of Raqqa, Syria.