"The hand might have been forced sooner than planned. Either US demand must be curtailed (and quickly) or else there will be no way to keep itchy fingers off of nuclear buttons around the world. We are at the point where one nation's full supply is another nation's starvation and collapse."
Without being able to give comprehensive documentation, I have the feeling that at this point Ruppert's analysis is not up to its usual standard. I reached the conclusion years ago that nuclear weapons are never deployed against real threats but only against fake threats, and certainly never brandished for the reasons evoked at the time of brandishing.
Ruppert is not naive and literal-minded in his treatment of other subjects. I wonder why it is that he reverts to simpler and more 'popular' modes of thinking when he writes about nuclear weapons.