Threats of World War 3 have only begun to escalate in 2015, and now the Russian ambassador in Copenhagen, Denmark, has threatened the country with Russia’s nuclear weapons if Denmark seriously considers becoming a member of NATO’s Missile Defense Shield.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, it’s possible that Arctic oil drilling may set the conditions for World War 3, and the United States is already training U.S. Army troops for Arctic combat in addition to monitoring Russia’s military movements with U.S. spy satellites.
Against the warnings of the United States and NATO, Vladimir Putin ordered the military to move Russia’s nuclear weapons into Crimea. Missile systems were also deployed to Kaliningrad, a strategic position between Poland and Lithuania, as part of the Russian military strategy. Russia-supporting countries like Belarus have also begun increasing their numbers in recent weeks.
The United States and NATO forces also increased its presence in the Baltics, and Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite recently announced it was necessary to begin conscription in order to greatly increase the size of its military. Earlier this year, the Pentagon also admitted it’s considering putting U.S. cruise missiles in Europe as a defensive measure.
“We have a broad range of options, some of which would be compliant with the INF treaty, some of which would not be, that we would be able to recommend to our leadership if it decided to go down that path,” said Pentagon official Brian McKeon, according to the Guardian. “We don’t have ground-launched cruise missiles in Europe now, obviously, because they are prohibited by the treaty but that would obviously be one option to explore.”
The expansion of nuclear missile defense systems in Europe has met much resistance by Russia. Ambassador Mikhail Vanin claims that if Denmark aligns itself with Western nations then it has become a “threat to Russia.”
“I do not think that the Danes fully understand the consequences if Denmark joins the US-led missile defense shield,” Vanin said, according to the Copenhagen Post. “If that happens, Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles.”
Martin Lidegaard, the Danish foreign minister, has already denounced Vanin for threatening the actual usage of Russia’s nuclear weapons capabilities.
“This is obviously unacceptable,” he said. “Russia knows very well that Nato’s missile defense system is defensive. We disagree with Russia on many important things, but it is important that the tone between us remains as positive as possible.”
Russia has already run a military invasion simulation of Denmark. Since Denmark is a NATO member, an attack would inevitably lead to World War 3 since the NATO treaty clearly states an “attack on one is an attack on all.”