What If Russia Uses Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine?
We won't even need nuclear weapons to destroy whatever is left of Russian army and Black Sea Navy.
It will take NATO+ (Coalition of the Willing?) less than two weeks to mop up the remnats of the ragtag of unmotivated Russian force and supply routes.
At this point the Russian Army has proved itself to be less capable than Saddam's then-world's 4th largest army in 2003... And NATO+ is far more capable today than 20 years ago.
That's why Putin and his band of "Baghdad Bobs" keep talking and reminding us about their nukes because they know they can't use them. Also, maybe they don't realize it, but just talking about "potentially" using nuclear weapons is an admission of weakness - that they can't win against a hugely outmatched country with conventional forces. And that's why Pentagon doesn't talk about it much.
They are already rapidly losing their very lucrative arms sales and reputation. "Russia's botched invasion of Ukraine has been a public relations disaster for the world's second-largest exporter of weaponry. Plentiful images of exploded Russian tanks " their turrets ejected and abandoned in fields " a reportedly high failure rate for some Russian precision-guided missiles and the embarrassing loss of the supposedly upgraded flagship cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea are poor advertisements for military prowess. While Russia's artillery performed, U.S. intelligence reports suggest about half of cruise missiles have failed " bad news... Never mind that the war was supposed to be an easy win for a modernized force.
Add in questions around competitiveness and the supply difficulties that lie ahead " between sanctions and Russia's urgent need to replace its lost equipment " and the export picture is grim. Given just how much security ties matter in Moscow's friendships, the diplomatic implications could create an opening that the U.S. and its allies should seize."
And it will be a shame when Moscow will suddenly lose its electricity and be plunged into darkness, and trains (including front supply) will go off the rails.
That is, of course, if Putin's generals (5 layers of them to push the buttons) will even entertain the option or decides that Vl-Adolf is too far gone for their own good, so he will not survive giving order for nuclear or chemical attack, one way or another.