http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 66196.html
Putin raises possibility of using nuclear weapons against terrorists - but hopes they ‘will never need’ them.
Leader says new cruise missiles can be equipped with nuclear warheads and conventional warheads.
Vladimir Putin has said he hopes nuclear warheads will not be needed to deal with terrorists, after Russia launched cruise missiles from its submarine at Syria.
During a meeting in the Kremlin, Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the President that Kalibr cruise missiles had been fired by the submerged Rostov-on-Don submarine from the Mediterranean Sea for the first time.
Nuclear weapons are a reality of life. They have been used before, they will be used again. There is no need to be a chicken$#!t about it. Saying "nuclear bomb" will not make one go off. Terrorists are pursuing them. obama has said that is the #1 fear in the US, a nuke in NYC. Isis is already publishing promos from downtown. Even old Warren Buffet has predicted a nuclear event.
Putin is not a man with a real history of empty threats. It's a part of life now.