Putin: Russians ‘will go to heaven’ in event of nuclear war

Putin: Russians ‘will go to heaven’ in event of nuclear war
But enough about my missiles. Let's talk about what you want to call my missiles. (Image: Screen grab of Russia 1 video, YouTube)

[Ed. – We needn’t get our panties in a wad here, but it is worth noting that this sounds more than not like the promise of radical Islam to “martyrs.”  It’s a great time to be alive.]

Russians will “go to heaven” as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“We have no concept of a preemptive strike,” Putin told a forum of international experts in the southern city of Sochi in response to a question from the audience.

“In such a situation, we expect to be struck by nuclear weapons, but we will not use them” first, he said.

“The aggressor will have to understand that retaliation is inevitable, that it will be destroyed and that we, as victims of aggression, as martyrs, will go to heaven.”

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