[This analysis was written for the Unz Review]
For those interested in the military implications of the recent revelations by Vladimir Putin about new Russian weapon systems I would recommend the excellent article entitled “The Implications of Russia’s New Weapon Systems” by Andrei Martyanov who offers a superb analysis of what these new weapons mean for the USA and, especially, the US Navy. What I want to do here is something a little different and look at some of the more political consequences of these latest revelations.
The first two of the five stages of grief: denial and anger
Right now, the AngloZionists are undergoing something very similar to the first two of the Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross Grief model: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Mostly this manifests itself in criticisms of the quality of the videos presented by Putin and by simple incantations about “these weapons only exist on paper”. This is absolutely normal and will not last too long. That kind of denial is a normal coping mechanism whose primary function is to “soften the blow”, but not something one can base any actual policy or strategy on. However, it is worth looking into why exactly these revelations triggered such a powerful reaction as things are a little more complicated than might first appear.
First, a stunning revelation of sorts: the deployment of these weapons systems does not fundamentally change the nuclear balance between Russia and the USA, at least not in terms of first strike stability (for a detailed discussion see here). Yes, it is true that the US nuclear arsenal is becoming increasingly antiquated, especially when compared with the Russian one and, yes, it is true that in an entire family of technologies the Russians are now clearly many years ahead of the USA. But no, this does not mean that Russia could get away with a first strike against the USA (neither could, for that matter, the USA could get away with a first strike against Russia). Both countries possess more than enough nuclear warhead delivery capabilities even if their forces were to be reduced by a full 90% in any putative disarming (counterforce) strike. The point of Putin’s warning was not at all to threaten the West or to suggest that Russia could prosecute a successful nuclear war, far from it! First and foremost, his speech was a much-needed case of public psychotherapy. You could say that his intention was to force the Empire to eventually enter the next, more constructive, three stages of grief: bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Bringing a sense of reality to a deeply delusional Empire
The leaders of the Empire, along with their brainwashed ideological drones, live in a world completely detached from reality. This is why Martyanov writes that the USA “still continues to reside in her bubble which insulates her from any outside voices of reason and peace” and that Putin’s speech aimed at “coercing America’s elites into, if not peace, at least into some form of sanity, given that they are currently completely detached from the geopolitical, military and economic realities of a newly emerging world ”. Martyanov explains that:
American power elites, the majority of whom have never served a day in uniform nor ever attended serious military academic institutions and whose expertise on serious military-technological and geopolitical issues is limited to a couple of seminars on nuclear weapons and, in the best case scenario, the efforts of the Congressional Research Service are simply not qualified to grasp the complexity, the nature, and application of military force. They simply have no reference points. Yet, being a product of the American pop-military culture, also known as military porn and propaganda, these people—this collection of lawyers, political “scientists”, sociologists and journalists who dominate the American strategic kitchen which cooks non-stop delusional geopolitical and military doctrines, can understand one thing for sure, and that is when their poor dears get a bulls-eye on their backs or foreheads.
The fact that in the real world these elites have had a bulls-eye on their backs for decades doesn’t change the fact that they also managed to convince themselves that they could remove that bulls-eye by means of withdrawing from the ABM treaty and by surrounding Russia with anti-missile launchers. The fact that some (many? most?) US politicians realized, at least in the back of their minds, that their ABM systems would never truly protect the USA from a Russian counter-strike did not really matter because there were some uniquely US American psychological factors which made the notion of an ABM system irresistibly attractive:
1) An ABM system promised the USA impunity: impunity is, along with military superiority, one of the great American myths (as discussed here). From Reagan with this “weapons which kill weapons” to the current crisis in Korea, US Americans have always strived for impunity for their actions abroad: let all countries drown in an ocean of fire, murder and mayhem as long as our “homeland” remains the untouchable sacrosanct citadel. Since WWII US Americans have killed many millions of people abroad, but when 9/11 came (nevermind that it was obviously a false flag) the country went into something like clinical shock from the loss of about 3’000 innocent civilians. Soviet, and then later, Russian nuclear weapons promised to deliver many tens of millions of deaths if the USSR/Russia was attacked and that is why spinning the fairy tale about an ABM “shield” was so appealing even if it was technologically speaking either a pipe-dream (Reagan’s “Star Wars”) or an extremely limited system capable of stopping maybe a few missiles at most (the current ABM system in Europe). Again, facts don’t matter at all, at least not in American politics or in the US collective psyche.
2) An ABM system promised a huge financial bonanza for the fantastically corrupt US Military-Industrial Complex for which millions of US Americans work and which made many of them fantastically rich. Frankly, I suspect that many (most?) folks involved in the ABM programs fully realized that this was a waste of time, but as long as they were getting their bank accounts filled with money, they simply did not care: hey, they pay me – I will take it!
3) The US military culture never had much of an emphasis on personal courage or self-sacrifice (for obvious reasons). The various variations of the ABM fairy tale make it possible for US Americans to believe that the next war would be mostly fought by pressing buttons and relying on computers. And if real bombs start falling, let them fall somewhere else, preferably on some remote brown people who, well, ain’t quite as precious to God and humanity as us, the White “indispensable nation”.
Add to this a quasi-religious belief (a dogma, really) in the myth of American technological superiority and you understand that the Russian leaders began to realize that their US counterparts were gradually forgetting that they did have a bulls-eye painted on their backs. So what Putin did is simply paint a few more, different ones, just to make sure that US leaders come back to reality.
The goal of Putin’s speech was also to prove both Obama (“the Russian economy is in tatters”) and McCain (“Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country”) wrong. The Russian message to the US ruling elites was simple: no, not only are we not lagging behind you technologically, in many ways we are decades ahead of you, in spite of sanctions, your attempts to isolate us, the dramatic drop in energy prices or your attempts at limiting our access to world markets (the successful development of this new generation of weapons systems is a clear indicator of the real state of fundamental research in Russia in such spheres are advanced alloys, nanotechnology, super-computing, etc.).
To the warmongers at the Pentagon, the message was equally clear and tough: we spend less than 10% of what you can spend on
defense global aggression; we will match your quantitative advantage with our qualitative superiority. Simply put, you fight with dollars, we will fight with brains. US propagandists, who love to speak about how Russia always uses huge numbers of unskilled soldiers and dumb but brutal weapons now have to deal with a paradigm which they are completely unfamiliar with: a Russian soldier is much better trained, much better equipped, much better commanded and their morale and willpower is almost infinitely higher than the one of the typical US serviceman. For a military culture used to mantrically repeat that everything about it is “the best in the world” or even “the best in history” this kind of new reality will come as a very painful shock and most will respond to it by going into deep denial. To those who believed in the (historically completely false) narrative about the USA and Reagan bankrupting the USSR by means of a successful arms race, it must feel very strange to have sort of “traded places” with the bad old USSR and being in the situation of having to face military-spending induced bankruptcy.
Nothing will change in the Empire of Illusions (at least for the foreseeable future)
Speaking of bankruptcy. The recent revelations have confirmed what the Russians have been warning about for years: all the immense sums of money spent by the USA in ABM defenses have been completely wasted. Russia did find and deploy an asymmetrical response which makes the entire US ABM program completely useless and obsolete. Furthermore, as Martyanov also points out, the current force structure of the US surface fleet has also been made basically obsolete and useless, at least against Russia (but you can be sure that China is following close behind). Potentially, this state of affairs should have immense, tectonic repercussions: immense amounts US taxpayer money has been completely wasted, the US nuclear and naval strategies have been completely misguided, intelligence has failed (either on the acquisition or the analytical level), US politicians have made disastrous decisions and this is all a total “cluster-bleep” which should trigger God knows how many investigations, resignations, and numerous sanctions, administrative or even criminal ones. But, of course, absolutely nothing of this, nothing at all, will happen. Not a single head will roll…
In the “Empire of Illusions,” facts simply don’t matter at all. In fact, I predict that the now self-evidently useless ABM program will proceed as if nothing had happened. And, in a way, that is true. The zombified US general public won’t be told what is going on, those who will understand will be marginalized and powerless to make any changes, as for the corrupt parasites who have been making millions and billions from this total waste of taxpayer money, they have way too much at stake to throw in the towel. In fact, since the USA is now run by Neocons, we can very easily predict what they will do. They will do what Neocons always do: double down. So, after it has become public knowledge that the entire US ABM deployment is useless and outdated, expect a further injection in cash into it by “patriotic” “Congresspersons” (<<== my attempt at being politically correct!), surrounded by flags who will explain to the lobotomized public that they are “taking a firm stance” against “the Russian dictator” and that the proud US of A shall not cave in to the “Russian nuclear blackmail”. These colors don’t run! United we stand! Etc. etc. etc.
As for the USN, this won’t even be a topic. So some Russian guy (I mean Martyanov) wrote some stuff for the Unz Review. Who cares? That is just more “Russian propaganda” of course. It will be dismissed even before it is actually parsed and inevitably the reassuring conclusion will be, as always, “we are #1”, “
Britannia America rules the waves” and all the rest of the usual jingoistic nonsense US admirals have been feeding the public for decades. Also, keep in mind that the smart folks in the USN, and there are plenty of those, knew what was going on all along, but they either had no influence or kept their silence for obvious career reasons.
The reality is that what Martyanov calls “the American myth of technological superiority” is so deeply ingrained in the US collective psyche that it has become part of the national identity and it cannot, ever, be successfully challenged. Even if Putin decided that videos and speeches simply aren’t enough and decided to make a live firing demonstration, the flag-waving zombies in the media, government and public will find a way to deny it all, pretend it did not happen, or put a mysterious smile on their faces and reply something along the lines of “yeah, cute, but if you only knew about the super-weapons we are not showing you!!” (as one drone actually wrote, “ there has to be weaponry up the USA’s sleeve that would be used in the event of an attack.”). So, for the foreseeable future, expect the collective denial to continue.
“When your head is in the sand, your ass is in the air”
And yet, reality exists. No matter how US propagandists have tried to spin it, deny it, obfuscate it or dismiss it, something very fundamental has changed for the United States. One such element of reality which, with time, will start to slowly seep into the minds of the people of the USA is that their beloved “homeland” and they themselves are now personally and directly at risk. Indeed, for the first time in history, the United States is now targeted by powerful conventional weapons which can reach any target inside the United States. Not only that but unlike the bad old ICBMs, the launches of the weapons systems, which can now strike anywhere in the United States, the cruise missiles, are extremely hard to detect and can give the US little or no warning time. We already knew about the Russian cruise missiles 3M-54 Kalibr and the KH-101/102 with ranges of 2600km and 5500km (or more). Vladimir Putin has now announced that Russia also has nuclear-powered cruise missiles whose range is essentially infinite. Keep in mind that these missiles are very hard to detect since their launch does not generate a strong thermal signal, they fly most of their trajectory at subsonic speeds (only accelerating at the end), their thermal signature is therefore very low, their shape results a very low radar cross-section and they can fly very low (nap of the earth) flight courses which further conceals them. Best of all, however, is that they can be launched from what externally appears to be a regular commercial container. Please take a look at this short propaganda video showing how such missiles could be concealed, deployed and used:
What Putin has now officially added to this arsenal are cruise missiles with an infinite range which could, in theory, destroy a command post in, say, the US Midwest, while being fired from the southern Indian Ocean or from the Tasman Sea. Even better, the launching platform does not need to be a Russian Navy ship at all but could be any commercial (cargo, fishing, etc.) ship, even a cruise ship. Russian heavy transport aircraft could also deliver such “containers” to any location in, say, Africa or even Antarctica and strike downtown Omaha from there with either a conventional or a nuclear warhead. That is also a fundamental game changer.
Conversely, you can think of the new nuclear-powered torpedo as a kind of “underwater cruise missile” with similar capabilities against surface ships or coastal installations. Except that this “underwater cruise missile” could “fly” under the polar ice cap. Needless to say, all of these cruise missiles can, if needed, be armed with nuclear warheads.
But it is not only the US mainland which is now targetable. All US military installations worldwide can now be attacked leaving the US very little or no reaction time.
It is not an exaggeration to say that this is truly a radical change, even a revolution, in modern warfare. I hate to admit it, but this is also an undesirable development from the point of view of first-strike stability as this places a good segment of the US nuclear triad in danger, along with almost all vital US military and conventional sites. Having said that, the entire blame for this situation is to be placed upon the arrogant and irresponsible policies of the United States since its disastrous US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty in 2002. Furthermore, I am confident that the Russians will gladly sit down with the Americans and explore reasonable any means to come to a mutual agreement to restore first-strike stability between these two countries. Nobody, besides the corrupt leaders of the US MIC, of course, needs any kind of arms race between Russia and the USA or the immense costs associated with such an endeavor. But since this arms race will probably continue (as said above, Neocons always double down), Russia has a huge advantage in this race for two key reasons
1) Unlike Russia, the USA will, for absolutely idiotic prestige reasons, categorically refuse to scale down its useless ABM and carrier centered naval procurement programs and all the monies allocated to actually trying to counter these Russian capabilities will be spent on top, not instead of, these useless and obsolete programs. Russia, in contrast, will spend her money on programs which actually make a real difference.
2) The USA is now dramatically lagging behind in many key areas all of which have long development cycles. Frankly, I can’t even begin to imagine how the US is going to extricate itself from such design-disasters as the littoral combat ship (LCS) or, even the worst of them all, the F-35. Just like Russia in the 1990s, the USA is nowadays ruled by corrupt incompetent cowards who simply don’t have what it takes to embark upon a real, meaningful, military reform and, as a result of that, the US armed forces are suffering from problems which are only going to get much worse before they get better again. For the time being the difference between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s USA is as simple as it is stark: Russia spends her money on defense, the USA spends its money on enriching corrupt politicians and businessmen. With that set of parameters, the USA doesn’t stand a chance in any arms race, irrespective of the talent and patriotism of US engineers or soldiers.
Russia and the USA are already at war and Russia is winning
Russia and the USA have been at war since at least 2014 (I have been warning about this year, after year, after year). So far, this war has been about 80% informational, 15% economic and 5% kinetic. But this could very well change, and very suddenly. Russia has therefore embarked on an immense effort to prepare against both a conventional and a nuclear atack by the AngloZionist Empire. Here are some of the measures which have been taken in this context: (partial, non-exhaustive list!)
In response to the conventional NATO threat from the West:
- Putin has ordered the re-creation of the First Guards Tank Army. This Tank Army will include two Tank Divisions (the best ones in the Russian military – 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division and the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division), and a total of 500+ T-14 Armata tanks. This Tank Army will be supported by the 20th Guards Combined Arms Army (in progress). This will be what was called a “Shock Army” during WWII and the Cold War.
- The deployment of the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system (completed)
- The doubling of the size of the Russian Airborne Forces from 36’000 to 72’000 (in progress).
- Creation of a National Guard: which will include troops of the Interior Ministry (about 170’000 soldiers), personnel from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the OMON riot police forces (about 40’000 soldiers), the SOBR rapid-reaction forces (about 5000+ soldiers), the Special Designation Center of the Operational Reaction Forces and Aviation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs including the Special Forces units “Zubr”, “Rys’” and “Iastreb” (about 700+ operators) for a total of about 250’000 soldiers which will probably reach the 300’000 men figure in the near future.
- The procurement and deployment of advanced multi-role and air superiority fighters and interceptors (MiG-31BM, Su-30SM, Su-35S and, soon, the MiG-35 and Su-57).
- Deployment of S-400 and S-500 air defense systems along with very long range radars.
- The adoption of about 70% of new, modern, systems across all the armed forces.
In response to the ABM “encirclement” of Russia by the USA:
- The deployment of the RS-28 Sarmat ICBM with hypersonic maneuverable reentry vehicles
- The deployment of conventionally armed very long-range cruise missiles
- The deployment of a nuclear powered cruise missile with a basically unlimited range
- The deployment of a nuclear powered unmanned submersible with intercontinental range, very high speed, silent propulsion and capable of moving a great depths
- The deployment of the Mach 10 hypersonic missile Kinzhal with a 2’000 kilometer range
- The deployment of a new strategic missile Avangard capable of Mach 20 velocities
This list is far from being exhaustive, there is much more missing from it including new submarines, (air-independent propulsion, conventional diesel-electric, nuclear attack and SSBNs), strike aircraft, new armored vehicles of various types, new advanced (high tech) individual soldier equipment, new artillery systems, etc. etc. etc. But by far the most important element in the Russian readiness to confront and, if needed, repel any western aggression is the morale, discipline, training, and resolve of Russian soldiers (so powerfully illustrated in several recent examples in Syria). Let’s just say that in comparison US and EU servicemen (or their commanders, for that matter) are not exactly an impressive lot and leave it at that.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
The reality is, of course, that nobody in Russia plans for a war, needs a war or wants a war. In fact, Russia as a country needs many more years of (even relative) peace. First, because time is obviously on Russia’s side and that the military balance with the USA is very rapidly shifting in Russia’s favor. But no less important is the fact that, unlike the USA which strives for conflicts, wars, and chaos, Russia badly needs peace to deal with her still very numerous internal problems which have been neglected for all too long. The problem is that the entire US political system and economy are completely dependent on a permanent state of war. That, combined with an imperial hubris boosted by an increasingly vocal russophobia is a potent and potentially dangerous mix leaving Russia no other options than “bare her fangs” and engage in some saber rattling of her own. So will Putin’s speech be enough to wake up the Empire’s ruling elites from their delusional slumber?
Probably not. In fact, in the short term, it might have the opposite effect.
Remember when the Russian’s deflected Obama’s planned attack on Syria? The US reaction was to trigger the Maidan. Sadly, I expect something very similar will happen soon, most likely in the form of a full-scale Ukronazi attack against the Donbass this Spring or during the World Cup this summer. Of course, regardless of the actual outcome of such an attack (already discussed here), this will not in any way affect the actual correlation of forces between Russia and the Empire. But it will feel good (Neocons love revenge in all its forms). We can also expect further provocations in Syria (already discussed here). Hence and for the foreseeable future, the Russians will have to continue on their current, admittedly frustrating and even painful course, and maintain a relatively passive and evasive posture which the Empire and its sycophants will predictably interpret as a sign of weakness. Let them. As long as in the real world the actual power (soft or hard) of the Empire continues to decline, as long as the US MIC continues to churn out fantastically expensive but militarily useless weapon systems, as long as US politicians are busy blaming everything on “Russian interference” while doing nothing to reform their own, collapsing economy and infrastructure, as long as the USA continues to use the printing press as a substitute for actual wealth and as long as the internal socio-political tensions in the USA continue to heat up – then Putin’s plan is working.
Russia needs to continue to walk a very narrow path: to act in a sufficiently evasive manner as to avoid provoking a direct military confrontation with the USA while, at the same time, sending clear enough signals to prevent the US Americans from interpreting Russia’s evasiveness as a sign of weakness and then doing something really stupid. The Russian end-goal is simple and obvious: to achieve a gradual and peaceful disintegration of the AngloZionist Empire combined with a gradual and peaceful replacement of a unipolar world ruled by one hegemon, by a multipolar world jointly administered by sovereign nations respectful of international law. Therefore, any catastrophic or violent outcomes are highly undesirable and must be avoided if at all possible. Patience and focus will be far more important in this war for the future of our planet than quick-fix reactions and hype. The “patient” needs to be returned to reality one step at a time. Putin’s March 1st speech will go down in history as such a step, but many more such steps will be needed before the patient finally wakes up.
I am sure there is some ppl who deal with military balances of power who know the implications of this. But the childish reaction from the foreign policy media was no different than it ever was.
The biggest determinant of condescension of Russia is the economy. The agitprop about the size of the Russian economy has to be undone. Russia is the 6th biggest economy in the freaking world. The truth has to get out there. Russian soft power has to get this message out ! Russia is the biggest energy provider to the 2 biggest economies in the world (China and the EU) Yet energy is just 15% of the Russian economy.
Yes. 6th. Maybe 5th by 2019. As I’ve said before, the fact that Russia has the 6th most foreign exchange reserves (ex gold) and 6th most gold is the proof.
If this deluded lowlife that is the western elite, knew the real size of the Russian economy, they would change their tune a bit.
“well, ain’t quite as precious to God and humanity as us, the White “indispensable nation”.”
-Sheer nonense, the USA leadership hardly considers America the White “indispensable nation, and if they do it, they consider the white part shameful and something to get rid off. The American leadership, be they white, Jewish or black is as anti-white as the Nazis where anti-Jewish, likely more as the Nazis support the notion of Jews living in Israel, while the liberal elites does not support the existence of a white majority nation anywhere. Here are just some ultra-racist white genocide statements that is norm among the American elites.
Joe Biden: “Whites will be a minority in America, and that’s a good thing”
Michael Moore: “White people are going to be the minority, I can’t wait for that day to happen”
“Bernie Sanders wrong to say, ‘When you’re white … you don’t know what it’s like to be poor'”
The black and white binary reveals itself by the sheer absurdity of the propaganda.
What they actually mean by white is working class. Working class cannot be used as a point of reference by the zionists (anglos are only their willing whores) because it would be counter productive to encourage awareness of the true state of the west. Gender – race – colour – religion are all sub dividers of the vast majority of society – which of course is the proles. Society is easily divided or at least misdirected by the propaganda narrative of identity politics.
The oligarchy has contempt for everyone – including themselves clearly seen in the complete inability of their presstitute MSM to even keep together a coherent story.
Divide and Conquer is the rule in America.
As a child of the 60’s, one thing I remember is that there was some progress made towards uniting the whites, blacks and other races into a unified movement. And also in trying to overcome the other historic ‘divides’ in America.
Since the 60’s, a huge amount of effort has since gone into breaking that up and keeping the various sub-groups isolated and divided and thus powerless.
If the opposition to the ruling elite in the USA is ever going to achieve anything towards a better and more just world, it has to make allies and unify. And of course, you see huge efforts at every level to make damn sure this does not happen. I thus think of anyone who urges and works towards unity as a good thing. Which puts into stark light those that constantly try to reinforce the divisions.
While there is lots of politically-correct rhetoric in the USA, white cops still tyrannize minority neighborhoods, minorities are vastly over-represented in slave-labor prisons, and the top circles of power are overwhelmingly white. Regardless of the topic, in the USA it is always true that rhetoric = lies.
that’s why PC exists – to confuse anglosheeple so they find it even harder to identify all the injustice around them.
PC implies it’s all a set of rules – and rules must be fair because politicians, jewish owned media etc…imply it is all fair – therefore let’s not swing the boat – because all the other sheeple are also confused and following orders – therefore that must be the only way to do things – so shut up and be manic and spend money buying crap you don’t need. And cheer lead: USA! USA!!
Political correctness creates an extra layer of confusing BS – to keep already confused and turned against each other (and against themselves) slaves even more confused, passive, fearful and discouraged.
That’s all it is – luckily it does not seem to exist in Serbia and other parts of Eastern Europe – it seems to be an Anglo – Saxon sickness – it works well if you hate yourself and have irrational guilt issues etc in an environment of social isolation
”If this deluded lowlife that is the western elite, knew the real size of the Russian economy, they would change their tune a bit.”
Being the deluded lowlives that they are, knowledge and understanding are of no concern to them, and this is especially true of any unwelcome conclusions. Trying to reason with them is like spotting a vile, smelly drunkard, walking up close and asking gaily:
— May I share some carrot juice with you?
This being said, poking proud Zionazis is great fun for precisely the same reasons as would be offering carrot juice to an equally proud alcoholic. Should be done on a massive scale! On second thought, I have the eerie feeling that Putin and the Russian people share a profound amusement referring to the Western garbage as ’partners’ while turning these hideous ’partners’ ever more dumbstruck, impotent, and furious.
Back when I had days when I would have been a vile, smelly, drunkard to you, I’d have probably gratefully accepted the carrot juice and thanked you.
This stems back to propaganda from the original cold war. Russia has always been depicted as a backwards people who could never understand nor compete with mighty American technology.
Back then it was ‘Soviet Spies’ who were blamed when it turned out the Russians weren’t so backwards.
And of course, this is why Sputnik so shocked America.
Maybe that’s a useful analogy to Mr. Putin’s speech ….. the Sputnik of the second Cold War.
Very true, except this cold war aint so cold anymore.
Increase US GDP by raising medical costs. Or simply raise GDP by imposing 20% VAT on gasoline.
Russian GDP measures different inputs because Market Prices are lower. US GDP per capita is lower than Hong Kong or Macau or Ireland but only time that of Russia
The Rightwing psychopaths in the Western fakestream media sewer are going totally bananas in their hate propaganda re. Russia. I just saw one Murdoch rat practically spitting as he lied that Russians all lived in poverty but for Putin and his cronies, that Russia’s economy was shrinking, that it was, in short, Hell on Earth. This, of course, is the type that Murdoch owns-the belligerent and arrogant liar, the species that also infests other sewers like the UK ‘Fraudian’, the BBC cess-pool and the other, chiefly Zionazi controlled, filth of the ‘Free Press’.
Thank you Saker for this analysis. The biggest hope that I (and many others) have for America is a Discovery of Sanity. This will involve a complete reordering of our priorities. This means we will have equal –if not greater concern– for the twenty five percent of our children who live in poverty (often extreme, Third-World– like, as reported recently by UN investigators in Alabama, West Virginia, and other places). This means we will figure out how to incarcerate fewer of our people, so that we no longer have the highest rate of prison population in the world, and so that we will have workers “on the outside” able to produce products and get paid a decent wage for their work, unlike the 50 cents an hour prison laborers get! This means so many things will have to change. I hope we can do it, and one way for this to start is for more people to stand up and honestly disagree with the present system, and to strive to be better examples for our young people. Our younger generation is in a very precarious place right now. We need to literally Pray without Ceasing for divine wisdom on how we can change things for the better.
Those aren’t prisons – they are secure public housing with guaranteed employment!
you are a genyus of comedy hahahahahaha
Guaranteed employment with Room and Board.
Better than sitting around starving and having to fight off cops who want to corral you into “soup kitchen-shelters”.
“We must rapidly begin [applause], we must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. ”
Dr. Martin Luther King, JR — “Beyond Vietnam”, @ Riverside Church, NYC, 4 April, 1967 (exactly one year before he was assasinated)
The whole speech is very much worth listening to or reading and can be found at … https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/MLKapr67.html
…freedom FROM government, not BETTER or MORE government.
Very good summary of the political reality environment.
The impracticality of a full scale war with nukes makes for the two warfronts of Syria and Donbass the likely places for US revenge.
There have been enough actions by the US against Russians in these theaters to realize that the US will use its might to kill Russians. It just has to do it in small numbers.
Saker thus is one of your best articles ever
> “I am confident that the Russians will gladly sit down with the Americans and explore reasonable any means to come to a mutual agreement to restore first-strike stability between these two countries.”
Unfortunately, we know from experience that the US is not capable of actual, sincere agreement. Any agreements the US supposedly commits to will be an avenue of deception and trickery.
its not the US – its the neo-cons (Israelis) that have infiltrated and taken over the US government
@its not the US – its the neo-cons (Israelis)
And what are the 40 million, mainly white, fundamentalist, Christian Zionists in America, primarily in the South. They believe that supporting Israel is a biblical issue, not a political one and they comprise the largest pro-Israel bloc in the United States which believes that God gave Israel to His ‘chosen people’, the Jews?
Hey, they are the descendants of the very founders of ‘America’, the Puritans: “No Christian community in history identified more with the Israelites of the Bible than did the first generations of settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who believed their own lives to be a literal reenactment of the biblical drama of the chosen people―they were the children of Israel and the ordinances of God’s Holy covenant by which they lived were His divine law. Since they viewed themselves as the persecuted victims of the sinful Christian establishment of the Old World (England), the Puritans also had a natural sympathy for the Jews of their own time. The Protestant Puritan leader Cotton Mather repeatedly referred to the Jews in his prayer for their conversion as God’s “Beloved People.” The New Israel―The influence of the Hebrew Bible marks every step of the Puritan exodus to their Zion in the wilderness of the New World. The Jewish Bible formed their minds and dominated their characters; its conceptions were their conceptions”[email protected]://www.christianity-revealed.com/cr/files/puritansweremorejewishthanprotestants.html
I’m afraid you’re correct. that’s why I cant see US remaining a cohesive unit. These folks are crazy with killing in their hearts (for God of course)
It’s ingrained in the DNA of the country.
Southern whites are not the descendants of the Puritans.
They are mainly descendants of tow totally different groups of English, one of which arrived in North America over a century later than the Puritans.
Well, technically they don’t really ‘support’ Israel.
What they seek with all their hearts is Armageddon. And the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem is supposed to be one of the signs that they are reaching their goal. And vague memories associated with growing up around these people says that forcing the jews to recognize that the savior they murdered is somewhere a part of all of this. Fortunately, I’m a bit vague on my revelations now that live far, far away from that town full of religious nuts.
They may seem to support Israel to reach an intermediate goal, but in their myths, this doesn’t end well for the Israelis.
Although frankly, I find it hard to believe that a god who sent his son with a message that said peace and love is the way will be all that hot on the idea of welcoming into his heaven a group of people who actively wanted and prayed for and worked to achieve the mass murder of trillions of human souls. They don’t seem like the sort of people that Jesus would invite to his party.
Sorry Ann, whether it’s the ruling class or whoever, they represent the USofA. Hence the USA. You can’t hide behind your pointing finger.
“whether it’s the ruling class or whoever, they represent the USofA. Hence the USA. You can’t hide behind your pointing finger.”
IE: don’t blame us, it is “them”.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know the drill.
well, vt – if people always blame themselves for the crimes of their government – it stays passive – but if the crimes are looked upon as a ‘them’ not an ‘us’ – then the whole thing becomes objectified – instead of remaining subjective –
Anonius – I’m not even American – and its NOT the people of the US – who are generally good folk in my experience – there’s been a criminal take-over
you are right the Americans are good people they have lying cheating War hungry government. they kill in the name of democracy. I am an American I love America and my people but I want Russian to be strong so the balance of power is restored.
The USA is not a democracy. Its an oligarchy.
A pair of political Ivy League politcal scientists reached this conclusion a few years back. They studied thousands of political issues and tried to determine who had the power to influence each decisions.
A democracy is defined by having the power reside with the people. And these political scientists determined that in modern America the people have no voice in what decisions are made.
We the people are just along for the ride. Human shields for the elite. More of us Americans are in prison than any place on earth. With many more in some sort of state supervised probation or parole program. America is the most highly surveiled society in the history of humankind. More and more any sort of political dissent or protest is becoming criminalized. Just being near a protest is threatened with 75 years and prison, and we’ve heard an opposition candidate in the last election accused of being a Putin bot.
In America, there is the ruling elite, and then there is the people who pay the taxes and try to live with constant threats of imprisonment if they speak up or in anyway step out of line, if for no reason other than the fact that there is a for-profit prison-industrial-complex that always needs a few new prisoners and they pay off the politicians and buy the judges.
So, long story short, the people who are getting rich off of the US MIC and weapons programs will not sacrifice their profits for peace. And because they probably know, in the back of their minds, that Russia has no plans to attack anyone, they feel quite secure in staying the course. The coast is clear for them to go on as if nothing had happened. And go on they will. In fact, they will leverage this situation to increase their profits even further on the pretext of “standing up” to Russian aggression.
Mmmm… call me idealist and utopic… I can still see (because I still have some hopes!!) President Trump turning on a dime and surprising the Deep State, the Neocons etc…, with a “chess move” that will surprise everybody on Planet Earth.
To me, his tarifs on steel and aluminum is a “chess move” to have “sovereign countries” go back to bargaining between each other… instead of creating huge administrative international organizations that don’t really get the job done. Too much talking, bureaucratic time lost to get deals done.
Watch President Trump deal with North Korea… A very interesting “chess game move” going on!!!
I remain optimistic that something is really happening in Washington.
And I wouldn’t be surprised to see “a chess move” in due time between Putin and Trump, once Putin is elected and Trump has passed the November 2018 elections.
LOVE and JOY always.
Great article, Russia had to do this and come out with its new weaponry, otherwise the U.S would walk us all into a calamity, not knowing the full consequences. By at least showing off its new weapons, the nutcase neocons might just think before they jump into the fire.
I’m hoping nothing does unfold during the world cup, as I am actually attending the event.
Mr. Paul Craig Roberts has been pointing out in his writings that America has been pursuing a policy that makes the Russians think that nuclear war was in the near future. And pointing out that this was a very dangerous thing to do. And it turned out it was a very dangerous course for America to take.
American ‘strategists’ always have the same flaw in that they always seem to assume that their actions won’t create a response. They always seem surprised when the response happens.
“But it is not only the US mainland which is now targetable. All US military installations worldwide can now be attacked leaving the US very little or no reaction time.”
Now, that is not very polite against Exceptional and Indispensable folks, mind you. And it’s certainly even more chilling for the Exceptionals’ most die-hard puppets such as the Ukros. According to UNIAN news (Ukro agit-prop), Vladimir Zhirinovsky suggested the following:
“A tiny bomb. Not a big Hiroshima, but a small one. Right there where the residence of Ukrainian President Poroshenko is…”
“Surprisingly”, I haven’t found any video material corroborating the story, but I do approve of the proposal — fake or otherwise.
Indeed! As well as a huge EMP version at 400 km altitude right over the continental US of A and southern Canada. That will force them to focus on repairing a fair bit of their delapidated infrastructure for something like the next twenty years.
Funny thing is that they will, quite likely, then throw impressive temper tantrums with lots of ”Constitution this, amendment that”. However, their old pet meme of ”Weapons of mass destruction” will certainly not be heard anymore (be careful what you wish for…)
We are witnessing, among the Americans, the late stages of a descent into collective madness. Perhaps it is only according to an enduring Russian faith in the universal primacy of reason, or a belief in some inevitable reversion to the mean of sensible, rational behavior, that we can speak at once of how the neocons will surely “double down”, yet also cultivate extensions of diplomatic indulgence in the hope that a “gradual and peaceful disintegration of the AngloZionist Empire” will ensue.
It is hard to express how fervently I hope such an outcome will come to pass. But do we not know by now that when one party is bent upon war, war is made inevitable? Sadly to most, but promising a macabre sense of relief to weary others, there are no redeeming forces or institutions extant within the American polity that seem capable of cancelling the ineluctability of a forthcoming hot war (and not one waged by proxies). Inside America, there is no detectable public virtue, no squeak nor sign of shared purpose; no spiritual leadership, no inspiring speaker nor writer; and nowhere does there arise any voice of compassion (let alone a movement) exploring the value of civic duty, the preserving power of selflessness, or, for that matter, that discusses abstractions or contemplates any ideal at all. Meanwhile, on every street, inside each home, and within every American soul can be heard the scratches and echoes of inbred anthems to fear, mistrust, and paranoid delusion, all spawned of excepZionalist programming and media cant.
It is difficult to overstate the extent of the American polity’s regression in nearly every domain important to the measurement of whether a people are in fact civilized, or otherwise participating in a society expected to outlast just one lifetime. Nowadays, each and every action and reaction on the part of anyone with an American mindset can only be described as wrong, wrong, and wrong. Nothing suggests it will be otherwise any time soon, or worse, in time.
I fear that President Putin’s recent overtures, so well interpreted by The Saker in this article and on previous occasions, will be remembered by survivors as efforts made admirably and in good faith in the service of late-stage war avoidance, but ultimately, as not achieving the much-desired effect.
Well said hardlooker. I too am afraid that we are in for it, whatever we do now. But there remains what Gurdjieff called “being partkdolg duty.” This is the duty to do what is right and good and true, regardless of consequences. Or as Kierkegaard said, “To venture (to do the good) is to risk defeat; but not to venture is to lose one’s soul.” Each of us represents the possibility of sharing something precious while we are here – unconditional Love. When we do so, we add to the invisible field of blessing that surrounds this Universe even now.
“on every street, inside each home,”
I agree that American society doesn’t currently seem to possess a force to counter the nihilism of our “leaders.”
Still the above phrase is incorrect.
Speak for yourself!
I assume you count yourself one of those “soul[s where] can be heard the scratches and echoes of inbred anthems to fear, mistrust, and paranoid delusion, all spawned of excepZionalist programming and media cant.”
I do not county myself among them, thank you very much!
Very good to hear. The “scratchings” – as at one’s door – you have recognized and shunned. But apart from you and yours, a greater mass of others are neither so aware nor intelligent; once admitted, the siren’s songs “echo” onward. Unfortunately for such as you and me, a nation’s demise does not wait for the last sensible voice to be dinned by self-congratulation and the roar of exceptionalism.
Don’t be too upset, Katherine. Nobody means it personally,as though there are ZERO exceptions. They mean it in the aggregate…..and they are mostly correct!
Also, I am sure many of the most polemical attacks on us come from ourselves. By self-flagellation and mutual flagellation (well-deserved, in the aggregate!) we hope to somehow prove the exception when changing the essence of the aggregate total seems to be getting nowhere…..fast.
This has been going on for a long time. I always remember a conclusion in a counter-culture rag I read in 1968, my first year of college. The author unloaded on our elites, voters, institutions, and wryly ended one of his pointed observations with: “…..it’s the ultimate indictment of a sick society!”
It is sick, but let’s not exagerrate: We weren’t done plumbing the depths of depravity in 1968. Not by a long shot! Ultimate means last. It was by no means the last, what he criticized a half century ago. More accurately anticipating what was in the pipeline (or sewer stream in terms of MSM……) would have been “the penultimate indictment of a sick society”. That at least leaves room for a topper.
But there is a small resistance….that has decided to try thinking. That’s better than a much bigger “resistance” that just wanted to get high and “drop out” or as another writer of that era put it “give themselves a pre-frontal lobotomy with a piano wire, if that will give them a buzz.”
Last time this happened I dropped out and joined a counter-culture. It wasn’t a bad idea.
Oooops! What if human beings… the ones who can afford it, live longer… much longer?
Like, let’s say 120 yrs old and a little more… in great condition, with all faculties and even enhanced ones?
Would it be possible that human beings would start concentrating on “quality of life” instead of “how long one lives?”
This is not a dream. Technologies and researches being done these days point towards such a future.
What will happen then?
Will these “brighter, longer living human beings” kill the “deplorables” and live happily ever after or will a more “sane philosophy of life – beyond religions” evolve and proves eventually that we are really ALL ONE!
Quantum Physics has proven it some 100 yrs ago but very few people can make the connection yet.
We kill each other like no animals do. At least, in general, in nature, animals kill each other to survive.
what a cool video – I wish I was on that side of the water
The best course of action to deal with the American Axis of Evil (i.e. the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Israel) is to stop wasting time appeasing and pandering to them–and certainly stop attempting to be their “partners.”
Instead, treat these nations as the pariah “democracies” that they are.
Better yet, treat the Anglo Americans and Zionists like they are the plague.
Place a quarantine on these countries and contain them so they cannot bomb, invade, exploit, and colonize the world (under the guise of “defending freedom and democracy”) any more.
Some senators “now” publicly calling for “dialogue” with Russia over this issue and these situations…RT reporting today..well…note the other day the usa deliberately called off joint cyber security talks because their self posturising is obviously more important to preserve than anything essential for the safety of peoples of the world….note that Russia does believe now it can have its independant www.
There is not a peep in the NY Times or Washington Post about the senator’s calling for a dialogue with Russia. That tells you everything.
Of course not, it doesn’t fit their line of propaganda.
And to be honest, that was a very mild statement since the real American left of decades ago used to want the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. Just shows how far towards the pro-war right American politics has shifted when a mild statement by an isolated group of leftists in the Senate that just says ‘maybe we should talk’ is considered to outrageous to even report or make a part of the discussion.
From a strict, publishing perspective one could say these journals have been silent, but in reality it’s the other way around: the Senators were just parroting the Ziomedia, as they most certainly were very happy to do, no need even to mention it. As the press release says:
”There is no doubt we have significant disagreements with Russia, including Russia’s brazen interference in the 2016 U.S. elections; continued violation of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); invasion of Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea; and destabilizing actions in Syria.”
Ziomedia lies and imbecilities promoted by three Senators willing to ”negotiate with Russia”, LOL. And regarding the INF, it was a treaty concluded with the USSR; not Russia. Sorry, Russia has no obligations whatsoever there.
Correction; the link above fails thanks to the whitespace. Here is the proper URL:
In a world where there are no actors who are seeking to trigger Armageddon. Or in a world where there are no actors who intend to hold the entire world ransom with something like a 5 gigaton bomb on the earth’s navel. This is a long way out from totally played. The permutations are endless. I think there is at least one group who have the tech and delivery system to spot an attack by a superpower upon another superpower. I think that is the plan and I think one can see evidence for such in every illogical move being made by the West. Angela keeps giving away submarines the traitorous to all humanity thing that she is. A shocker has taken up residency in the Elysées, his transgender chickens and all. Germany and others within Eu have female defence ministers….why.? I remember reading in the 80’s a certain non nuclear state had an estimated 200-300 nukes. I think to myself…that was in the 1980’s….it’s now 2018…and I ask myself…how many more since then.? How many more.? Like why is the number still 200-300.? You got a good answer for that.? Anybody.?
Look up the numbers of nukes in India, Pakistan, France and China. Why so few? 30 nukes are enough to wreak havoc of the entire European economy by killing its economic, finance and population centers. Short of wanting to nuke the hell out of the entire planet, there is simply no need for more than 200. Even 200 is a waste of money, frankly.
Back in the anti-nuke movement of the 1980’s, there was a lot of talk about ‘nuclear winter’.
There was once a volcano, I think called Krakatoa or something like that, at its explosion in Indodesnian noticably dropped temperatures measured in Europe by a degree or two.
So, how many nuclear explosions does it take to drop the temperature just enough to interfere with even one year’s worth of crops? What happens when for even one year crops of rice, wheat, corn etc all come back much lower than normal due to the reduced temperatures after even a ‘small’ nuclear war? In other words, what happens when people begin to starve all around the world?
Krakatoa (1883): With an estimated Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6, the eruption was equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT (840 PJ)—about 13,000 times the nuclear yield of the Little Boy bomb (13 to 16 kt) that devastated Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, and four times the yield of Tsar Bomba (50 Mt), the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated. Northern hemisphere summer anomaly (°C): -0.3.
Tambora (1815): The explosion is estimated to have been at scale seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. It had roughly four times the energy of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. An estimated 100 km² (38.6 mi²) of pyroclastic trachyandesite was ejected, weighing approximately 1.4×1014 kg. N. hemisphere summer anomaly (°C): -0.5.
The 1815 eruption released sulfur into the stratosphere, causing a global climate anomaly. Different methods have been used to estimate the ejected sulfur mass during the eruption: the petrological method; an optical depth measurement based on anatomical observations; and the polar ice core sulfate concentration method, using cores from from Greenland and Antarctica. The figures vary depending on the method, ranging from 10 Tg S to 120 Tg S.
In the spring and summer of 1816, a persistent dry fog was observed in the northeastern U.S. The fog reddened and dimmed the sunlight, such that sunspots were visible to the naked eye. Neither wind nor rainfall dispersed the “fog”. It was identified as a stratospheric sulfate aerosol veil. In summer 1816, countries in the northern hemisphere suffered extreme weather conditions, dubbed the Year Without a Summer. Average global temperatures decreased about 0.4–0.7 °C (32–33 °F), enough to cause significant agricultural problems around the globe. On 4 June 1816, frosts were reported in Connecticut, and by the following day, most of New England was gripped by the cold front. On 6 June 1816, snow fell in Albany, New York, and Dennysville, Maine. Such conditions occurred for at least three months and ruined most agricultural crops in North America. Canada experienced extreme cold during that summer. From 6 to 10 June 1816, near Quebec City snow fell and accumulated to a thickness of 30 cm (12 in).
1816 was the second coldest year in the northern hemisphere since AD 1400, after 1601 following the 1600 Huaynaputina eruption in Peru. 1810s is the coldest decade on record, a result of Tambora’s 1815 eruption and other suspected eruptions somewhere between 1809 and 1810 (see sulfate concentration figure from ice core data). The surface temperature anomalies during the summer of 1816, 1817 and 1818 were −0.51, −0.44 and −0.29 °C, respectively. As well as a cooler summer, parts of Europe experienced a stormier winter.
The sulfur contribution to a nuclear winter event would by considerable considering that modern houses contain a lot of sulfur in the form of gypsum (CaSO4-2H2O). The average home size in America is almost 1900 sq ft and contains 1.6 pounds of gypsum/ sq ft, for a total of almost 260 Kg of sulfur per house. To inject 10 Tg of sulfur into the atmosphere in a nuclear exchange would involve the vaporization at high temperature (>1500°C) of 39 million homes in the nuclear fireballs. Assuming that the detonations were in cities the contribution of sulfur into the upper atmosphere would be somewhat higher. Thus the sulfur contribution to a nuclear winter event might equal the lower estimate of 10 Tg sulfur released by the Tambora eruption of 1815.
An actual nuclear winter would be much worse due to the addition of massive quantities of nitric oxide (2.25E6 tons of NO per MT), carbon dioxide, carbon black (soot) and dust entering the upper atmosphere. Toon et al. in 2007 also indicate that the soot (carbon black) “is likely to become coated with sulfates, organics, and other nonabsorbing materials, which could act as lenses, refracting light onto the soot. This effect might increase absorption by ∼50%, leading to potentially greater impacts than those we modeled.”
Under such conditions nuclear radiation would be the least of the survivor’s worries. I hope this information helps.
This article, published by the Federation of American Scientists, contains a summary of the more recent peer-reviewed studies on nuclear winter (which US leadership has decided to ignore or reject), see “Turning a Blind Eye Towards Armageddon — US Leaders Reject Nuclear Winter Studies” https://fas.org/2017/01/turning-a-blind-eye-towards-armageddon-u-s-leaders-reject-nuclear-winter-studies/
One of the peer-reviewed studies included analysis of a war fought with a total of 100 atomic bombs detonated in the mega-cities of India and Pakistan. The scientists found that 5 to 7 million tons of black carbon soot (smoke), created by nuclear firestorms, would quickly rise above cloud level and form a global stratospheric smoke layer. This layer would surround the Earth in a couple weeks; because it could not be rained out, it would remain for many years, blocking about 10% of warming sunlight from reaching the surface of the Northern Hemisphere.
This would create temperatures significantly colder than those experienced during “the year without summer” in 1816; it would produce the coldest average surface temperartures in the Northern Hemisphere experienced in the last 1000 years. This would greatly reduce crop yields and medical experts predict this would lead to the deaths of up to 2 billion people from starvation.
A large nuclear war, fought with the strategic nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia, would cause up to 180 million tons of soot to enter the stratosphere, which would block about 70% of sunlight from reaching the surface of the Northern Hemisphere, and 35% in the Southern Hemisphere. This would quickly create average surface temperatures colder than those experienced at the peak of the last Ice Age. The smoke would last for a decade or longer and eliminate growing seasons. Temperatures in central North American and Eurasia would fall below freezing every day for up to three years. Most humans and animals would starve.
Thanks for reminding us of the dangers. Too bad most people are asleep and fail to challenge those who think that nuclear wars can be won.
Furthermore, surviving a nuclear war and the ensuing nuclear winter is far more difficult than anyone can imagine. Who has the mental and physical health, knowledge, skills, aptitudes, and have pre-planned for the war and the cold twilight world of nuclear winter? After several years who will be left to dispose of the frozen/thawing corpses?
Most of the few survivors <0.01% will not be able to cope with this new hell of existence.
The sorry fact is that the Japanese simply cannot clean up Fukushima and the leaking plant is poisoning the entire Pacific Ocean, with mutant fish popping up all the way out in Canadian and Californian waters.
How is the world to survive the extensive ecological damage of a nuclear war, even if that war is prosecuted by only one side in a first strike? Fukushima tells us this is not likely, that nuclear war is not survivable by the species over the long term… unless those underground mutant Morlocks from science fiction can be awarded victory medals.
Is there a chance that both Washington and Moscow well know this and that all the amazing new delivery systems for our planet-killing warheads is just so much bogus PR to ensure the support of a planet-wide military industrial complex? Maybe they just cash the checks written by congress and use a tad of it to produce all kinds of cool CGI-generated videos and mock-ups of the Buck Rogers hardware that R&D claims to be headed for production soon. Why not? Half the world already seems to think that the Moon landings and all the other space science feats have been faked since the 1960’s. Global climate change, destruction of the protective ozone layer, solar dimming, and loss of biodiversity are also portrayed as so much malarkey by self-taught savants with no competent formal education but lots of attitude.
Where does fantasy end and reality begin? With the dispensation of propaganda being this government’s highest priority and greatest achievement, how can one ever really tell? I was tempted to ask, where does one place his bet? However, that’s a meaningless question, since the power elite is going to do whatever it is they want irrespective of fact, consequences or public opinion.
I suspect there is no escaping Karl Rove’s characterisation of the future we have already entered: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” We are just powerless spectators,at least until the self-appointed demi-gods we watch with dismay cut reality out from under us. Then we are nothing and there is no witness to the consequences of their acts. Given eternity, the universe may or may not try the experiment again. Would you?
I agree. The North Pacific is totally poisoned with radiation. Native Americans in Alaska are catching translucent salmon and other fish (aka genetically modified by the radiation – aka mutants). Even in California dead dolphins killed and mutated by the radiation washed up on the beaches. MSM puts a lid on those news.
Fukushima is supremely important – I sometimes wonder what various nations are fighting over when the main prize our Earth itself is being poisoned for millions of years. Fukushima really does seem to indicate that is Game Over quite soon for all mammals, maybe all forms of sea life too.
Talk about people having their eyes closed and living in delusion.
Well, I have an answer for what you just said. Remember Chernobyl? Everyone was talking about it, actually they (MSM) never stopped talking about it. Why? Because Soviet technology is so unreliable and dangerous, unlike the US technology, which was “reliable and safe”. This is why Fukushima is hashed up. The West can’t do anything wrong.
BTW, I forgot to mention that it was native Americans in Alaska that complained about their deadly fish. Which really suggests a lot more sinister cover up. How about the fish around Vietnam, Korea, China including HK, Indonesia, Philippines, etc, etc. Fish is an important staple of these people. If it’s bad in Alaska so it must be in Russia (Siberia). Nobody talks about cancer rates in those places. I guess, it’s suggested that if nobody talks about it then there is no problem. Wink, Wink.
The Fukushima ‘accident’ was not caused by the tsunami, nor the 6+ magnitute earthquake. The only thing wrong with the plant was that the controls had been taken over from the outside by means of something like the Stuxnet trojan horse virus. The explosions were not caused by hydrogen/oxide mixture, which in case of one of the reactors which was under service and thus empty (without fission material) would have been strictly impossible. The explosions were also way too powerful and caused much more damage than would have been possible with a hydrogen gas mix deflagration.
Before these events Dai-Ichi had ordered two huge security cameras weighing 1 ton from a Dimona subsidiary, which were placed in the reactors. These cameras looked precisely like a simple nuclear device developed by one of the Dimona related companies in Israel. Please follow he links for more info on this incredible crime:
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There are images from BEFORE the wave hit the plant showing the wave hitting the plant.
The only conspiracy is to spread the fear of nuclear power.
And that one helps Russians and everyone else that already have their nukes in a missile.
That’s why the Russian side of fake news says nothing about it.
It’s all (Removed language,MOD)!
In 2011, one of my first idea’s was that the Fukushima fukup would make the “limited nuclear war” more desirable as a way of extended coverup for the environmental disaster that would slowly grow in scale to remind the global population about the nuclear industry’s and legislator’s incompetence and corruption.
Remember the radio silence set in after then SoS Hillary Clinton’s visit to Japan. Sure she would take care Westinghouse & co got their free pass out.
Look where we are now.
As the environmental impact of Fukushima becomes ever more horrendous, we shall see how long it takes before a ”Putin connection” is loudly proclaimed by the Ziomedia. I was, in fact, quite disappointed as my Google search based on ”putin fukushima” only returned non-slanderous headlines about Putin/Russia assisting in cleaning up the site. This cannot be allowed to persist.
I’m confidently awaiting the news that a young Putin did the ‘Jack the Ripper’ murders.
Thank you for such a summative article.
Considering over last few years there are some “bubbling” or “simmering “situations( would be thankful for a reminder of what is happening- status of these situations at the moment) for example…Transnystria…Serbia..Macedonia…Albanian expansion possibly….Abkhazia v Azerbaiijhan….possibly more “trouble from Georgia….Greece v Turkey…my question would if asked to “intervene whatever that is” by legitimate governments as Syria has done …has Russia now the means and ability to do so ) presumably they have the confidence and experience …would they consider it ?
There seems to be less and less faith in the UN being able to listen to reality and sort out situations,itself becoming just a platform for self promotion and posturising of those that continue to believe they are exceptional to the point of having an agenda to remove the power of veto to enable them to demonise anyone against their objectives….but conversely maybe their objections to actions by Russia seem to becoming more impotent….could that give Russia the more clear intention to act reasonably and extensively within international law? That would be labelled again as a resurgent Russia …but is the balance shifting that Russia is now more empowered to do more with all the hugely competent means to do so it now has, compared with an increasing awareness of the incompetence of the USA which is sometimes becoming just a laughing stock of impotence to the point of self harming in their psychosis?
An ex president on RT Sophie and Co this morning confirmed the recognition of Kosovo was against International law……note next big NATO exercise is going to be 45,000 participants in Europe presumably against some kind of even more determined to be “Russian threat” considering Russophobic assasination and cyber attacks going on at the moment …clearly the signal from the crazeez is you elect VVP again and this is what you are gonna get……despite Presidential hopeful Sobchak seemingly in self destruct mode at the moment.
Georgian prime minister say they should sort things out……hhmmmm
We watched live President Putin’s address to the combined houses of parliament in Moscow. His body language was assured and calm. I think that in addition to the weapons announcements, equally important were his announcements of plans to spend not insignificant funds on national infrastructure and facilities running the gamut from mundane transportation upgrades and improvements to schools, hospitals, health care and pensions amongst many other subjects.
This in and of itself says reams about the current state of the Russian Armed Forces and the ongoing modernizations and upgrades of all four arms of the Forces. In just the last four years, eyes on detect massive amounts of new and modern equipment across the board plus a marked increase of morale which was not negative by any stretch of the imagination even ten years ago.
We have noticed in the last two years, in public and private appearances, that President Putin is relaxed and calm, almost as if he knows something that The World does not. Perhaps what he knows, and has known for the last two years, is the reason for the reductions in the overall military budget, this in a time when nato et al are going half nuts spending ungodly amounts of treasure on ‘new and improved’ weapon systems and individual soldier equipment. Far be it for me to remind nato of a known principle for weapons development and procurement. Let ‘em keep building ever more complicated and expensive toys that so far have impressed no one.
The announcements of the new Russian weapons by President Putin were, as Saker said, greeted with derision and denigration within seconds of the conclusion of the meeting. What the US regime and nato regimes fail to understand is Russia will not fall nor will Russia ever allow fighting on her soil again, operative term being ‘never’ and this in President Putin’s own words. He also clearly stated several times that his experience growing up on the streets of St. Pete was if he thought he could not avoid a fight in a situation, he would strike first and get in the first, and telling, blow.
The harbinger of what was to come was clearly and openly shown in the Kaliber missile strike from the little Russian Caspian Sea Flot on 07 October of 2015. The West had never paid any attention to that little fleet of river ships until those little ships, which can maneuver all the way up the rivers to well within range of Europe, unleashed a rain of 26 missiles from 1500 kilometers away on targets in Syria during which ever single missile, none of which were detected by US/nato regime surveillance assets over Syria at the time, landed within 5 meters of its target.
On 20 September 2016 the C&C hub of nato regimes against President Assad and Syria positioned in the rugged terrain near Mt. Simeon, located in a blind narrow gorge supposedly immune from air attack, was hit by three Kalibr missiles and obliterated along with the entire staff of American, Israelis and Saudis. Reports are the missiles literally flew right in the ‘front door’ and were fired from Russian Flot ships in the Med.
Another clear message was sent to US/nato regimes in April of 2014, 12 April to be exact. An unarmed Dry 24 flew over the US light cruiser (they call it a ‘destroyer’) Cook in the Black Sea. Cook is equipped with the latest Aegis location and defense missile systems plus offensive missile systems in abundance. The Aegis System detected the Dry at range and then went totally dead, the system could not operate in any way, ergo the system could not provide vector and fire coordinates to the ‘defensive’ missiles on the Cook or the offensive Tomahawk missiles with which the Cook is equipped. The Dry was equipped only with the Khibiny Electronic Warfare system, the ordinance mount points under his wings were empty for all to see, and proceeded to make battle turns and simulated missile attacks on the Cook ten or more times.
None of the US/nato regimes listened to these clear messages and other messages equally clear, hence the 01 March announcements by President Putin at the meeting. President Putin clearly announced that Russia can strike anywhere in the world with weapons against which there is no defense at this time by US/nato regimes. President Putin did not gloat nor did he threaten any of them with a catastrophic first strike, what he did do was open the way to negotiations based on mutual respect and accommodation. So far the US/nato regimes are officially not listening but I would bet the farm that Europe and other US allies heard the message loud and clear, said message being, de facto, that Russia can shove it up their collective nether regions so far it will take a dentist to find it and US continental regions are no longer safe from the same attack, death and destruction that US has rained on the world for 60 and more years.
Time will tell if US/nato regimes recognize the clear message and offer to negotiate, but any US/nato operative/politician with intelligence moderately above that of an amoeba crawling through protozoan mush knows that their current arsenal of unimaginably expensive weapons systems are negated, from the lowliest coastal guard ship to the massively expensive and ungainly carrier groups to the fleets of air assets and hordes of semi antiquated armored vehicles and troops.
We can only hope that in the weeks and months to come, as more sanctions are piled on Russia, that some idiot in Foggy Bottom or Five Points does not decide to end it all in a Gotterdammerung and bring the whole world down with them. Either way, a pox on the lot of them.
An Incident On Simonka https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ERKH3IU NATO Is Invited To Leave Sevastopol, One Way Or The Other.
Never The Last One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCY8KK A Deep Look In To Russia, Her Culture And Her Armed Forces
Well said. The only issue left is that the weapons systems of the West are far easier to neutralize than the delusions. It is extremely difficult to treat a psychological disorder, especially if the one suffering from it is in denial of their true state of mind. Multiply that by a whole society and the depth of the problem is obvious.
Russian Military Cutting Edge Technologies: Putin Is Not “Nuclear Ratting Sabers” – It’s Real
Worth reconsidering in the light of this article, this key speech by Putin at the 2016 St. Petersburg International Econmic Forum. 12 minutes. Courtesy of Fort Russ and Inessa S.
As it says…Latvian bank shut down with links to Russian accounts……
The leaders of the Empire, along with their brainwashed ideological drones, live in a world completely detached from reality.
Those who get their information from Zionist media are indeed completely detached from reality. The current leadership of the United States, as represented by the Whitehouse junta of McMaster, Kelly and Mattis, are perfectly aware of Russian capabilities and the consequences of, for example, first use of nuclear weapons. They should not be underestimated nor is it helpful oversimplify the political implications of their being in control of the international and military policies of the United States.
It appears this group, representing primarily the Pentagon but including factions within the intelligence and business community, has struck a deal with the dominant Zionist civilian oligarchy to control military and international affairs while the bankers and most of intelligence remain in full control of domestic, economic and social policy for the United States. What it boils down to is the generals seek to preserve their power and will continue to guide the US military towards policies which strengthen these interests including primarily building up capabilities to act as enforcers for corporate imperial interests world wide.
It is for this reason the US is aquiring new aircraft carriers — because they will be used to bully the weakest nations, in littoral zones, where the majority of world’s population lives and most economic activity is conducted.
As for those of us residing in the West, military and scientific spending will go up while the slow, step by step destruction of public consciousness will remain firmly on track, though not without tension since policies such as creating gender confusion weaken the pool from which the US military must recruit. The Pentagon appears to have surprised many by riding their candidate Donald Trump to victory against Hillary Clinton but they did not accomplish this task without significant support from within intelligence and a vaguely US-centric class of petit billionaires, who are themselves struggling for increased power against old money trillionaires whose own power base remains grounded in finance, oil and cultural (mind) control. Something not commonly remarked upon is that most spying by the NSA and similar organizations is geared towards the very rich and powerful keeping tabs on each other. Terrorism, on the other hand, is used to keep us plebians from complaining to excessively but were it in the interests of the Transnational Zionist Elite they could stop it tomorrow, by simply ending all direct funding for terrorism and cleaning up criminal activity including, for example, drug dealing by institutions of government to domestic populations.
As for the Russians, they are well aware of all of this and have factional issues of their own, mirroring almost perfectly the situation of the United States, but whereas hardcore Zionists are significantly stronger in the West, in Russia it is the Eurasianists who excercise greater control. The shakedown amongst Russian oligarchs, begun when Putin assumed the Presidency in 2000, continues to this day with those who seek to strengethen themselves and Russia as a consequence now having significantly overpowered those who pilfer it and send their stolen monies to London, Switzerland, New York and etc.
So the Russians, controlled by a relatively independent group of mainly small billionaires, have sought to play the divide between the Pentagon and hardcore Big Money Zionists, aligning themselves with the Whitehouse junta in an effort to carve out their own sphere of influence, as is occurring with difficulty in Syria. The problem for Russia is they are confronted by a Janus-headed Leviathan Beast, which can simultaneously pursue contradictory policies thus making it extremely difficult to judge the correct reponse in any given situation, as for example when Big Money Zionists and Social Engineers from London and the EU goad megalomaniacal Turk President Tayip Erdogan into invading northern Syria.
The problems for Russia in facing such an opponent are multiplied many times over because they still need access to markets and technologies controlled by, or as is the situation with China, allied to Zionist financial and cultural power, for the development of their own domestic economy and to support their own slowly rising national and international power.
Many have asked the question why doesn’t Vladimir Putin simply tell the truth about 9/11, or patiently explain the actual situation of the world as it is?
The answer is this would be considered a declaration of total war by Russia against Zionists and whereas sanctions currently being instituted against Russia are harmless, or in fact assist Russia’s own long term development, were Putin to make such a speech, telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, Russia would suddenly find itself exposed to meaningful sanctions that could seriously hinder long term development. The situation is further complicated by the fact Russia has now learned Zionist tactics for control of public opinion and are using these methods against their own population. The Atlanticist faction inside Russia, fronted by Dmitry Peskov, controls how Russia is portrayed in alternative media in the West to a considerable extent, plus also in semi-mainstream media organizations including RT, and often, or perhaps most of the time, this group puts it’s own interests ahead of those of Russia. This is why one can see radical expositions of Anglo-Zionist hypocrisy on RT in one moment, followed up immediately by heavy reinforcement of Zionist mind control memes in the next. This creates an unacknowledged dissonance in the minds of those who get most of their news from alternative and pro Russian sources, mirroring the dissonance occurring in the minds of Liberal Zionists but with exactly the opposite opinions being reinforced and usually on the least important issues.
What do the revelations of new and devastating weapons by Russia actually signify? My answer is that the current Ozero (Lake) oligarch cooperative controlling Russia and standing behind the Russian President has chosen the path of cooperation with the West in immitation of that which existed during the Cold War. A balance of terror in the world, underlined by the very well known idea of Mutually Assured Destruction, will be especially helpful to both Eurasianists in Russia, and to the Pentagon and other US centric interests in the West.
In respect of the Citizens of Western nations in particular, it is a mixed bag. The competition between Nationalist/Militarist and hardcore Zionist Internationalist factions can be of some benefit to us, mitigating the total war being waged against ourselves, our families and our communities. In some respects the most parasitic Zionists will be forced to soften their aggressions against us but only at the cost of a massive increase in military spending. Already we have seen in the United States the Trump administration has pursued an agenda of hardcore fascism in domestic affairs, taking directly from healthcare and social secuity budgets to fund increased military spending. If indeed Citizens of Western nations are to garner some net benefit, as the Russian leadership is presently doing for itself, we will have to organize ourselves and continue to spread the Truth of our circumstances, with the objective of slowly but surely building a Resistance to all factions of unaccountable and exploitative power.
Here, here! I applaud your fierce independence of mind, even as I disagree with some of your assumptions and conclusions. You are unusually perceptive and correct about RT. It is an indirect and subtle propaganda channel for the Atlanticists even though it does get out the Russian viewpoint from time to time. I share your distrust of, and cynicism about, most political institutions of our times but disagree on one fundamental point, which is this: In judging Russia and its top leader, I defer to the great historic necessity of our times. Without Putin and some of his team, Russia could have been dead. As for the “West” and its leaders and its great democracy: It is time this democracy thing died. The whole thing is a bloody con game, set up to pick our pockets and slip on manacles and chains while we are distracted. Yes, Russia, too, has this con game on, though the game is a little less lethal as of now. For this the Russians should thank its crooks, pickpockets and oligarchs, who keep cynicism alive and thus keep Russians realistic about this democracy thing.
One word. Brilliant. Thanks Saker
Saker makes it clear: on the military front the Banking Cartel Mafia is impotent against Russia. Therefore, it will have to find other ways to subdue, conquer and annihilate Russia. Those fronts will be:
– Social sciences & educaton
– Entertainment industry & arts fads
– Pharmacological & medical
– Electro-magnetic & microwave
– Geo engineering & weather
– and so on
The Jewish Mafia will never give up. They can’t. Multipolarity is NO option for them. All their millions of gargantuan lies, hoaxes, false flags, heinous crimes and holocausts spanning many hundreds of years would come to light. They would be quarantined from planet Earth. No joke.
It is either the Jewish Mafia world order, or multipolarity among equal partners where the world’s financial system has been taken away from the Jewish Maifa and been completely reformed. Nothing less will garantee the survival of humanity.
Excellent article. No doubt many people in the US will have trouble grasping that Russia managed to achieve so much with high tech bearing in mind that the Russian Defense Budget is approximately 10 % of the US one. Well, it did, bearing in mind that the US Military Industrial Complex is in private hands while the Russian one is in Government hands. This means the US gets less for more money spent while Russia gets more for less money spent. The US military has an unfortunate tradition on relying on private contractors. This reminds me of that incident during the American Civil War, when the US Army ordered boots for it’s infantry. The boots were delivered and pretty soon started falling apart. When the US Army complained, the contractor answered that it was under the impression that the boots were intended for the cavalry and not for the infantry, and therefore they did not need to be too strong. This means that corruption and greed is inevitable.
The second advantage which Russia has is in the field of education. Russian university education is basically free, while the US student debt now stands at 1.5 trillion dollars. This means the US gets engineers who can afford to pay for their education. Not a wise approach, nor is this how you respect the young people of your country.
The third advantage which Russia enjoys is that the US elite is living in the past, in 1945, when the US enjoyed prestige. The US does not enjoy prestige any more, nor does the outside world believe the Washington political establishment, which is incapable of understanding this. Last year, when Washington introduced additional sanctions against Russia, it also issued threats against European firms which were building the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline. Europe was astonished, being reduced to the level of an imperial subject. Not wise. That is not how you treat your allies, who are now looking towards Moscow.
Finally, the US is paying the price of playing empire. Empires cost money. Empires create enemies. Enemies unite. We now have the Russians and Chinese create the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road. Both are planning to introduce gold backed currencies. And the US ? It has the largest foreign and domestic debt in the world and the dollar is printed backed by nothing. This cannot last too long.
The wisest strategy is to attack your opponent’s strategy, BF. So if your being surrounded by ABM systems…
Soviet Union military equipment was designed to be reliable, perform the job it’s intended to perform, and be cheap and easy to manufacture. I knew it was a dumb idea to underestimate the Russians.
Rob from Canada
If you take in to account what Russia experienced in the 20th century (two world wars and the Bolshevik revolution, the civil war, etc) it is incredible how much they achieved. I don’t know how many other countries could have done all that, taking circumstances into consideration.
As for equipment, Russians always managed to get more for less money spent. During NATO’s aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, the Serbs shot down 137 NATO aircraft and 25 choppers, including one F-117 and one B-2. This was done mostly with old Russian missile systems. Think what the new ones can do. Also, take a look at the new Command Center in Moscow (you can see videos on the Internet).
The minute i read about the new weapons revealed, i knew this site would be the place to learn more about the tactical and political ramifications. Thank you for your shared insights and links to other expertise.
Of all the revealations one in particular struck me the most. Which is the micro nucear power device.
This device can have numereous partications not only in the military field but in ‘normal’ civilian life as well.
Since i am far for being an expert, i would like to share you my thoughts. And maybe you could help me in getting a better understanding.
As revealed this micro nucear power device so far is only applied to unmanned vehicals.
Why only unmanned?
I can imagion at least 3 reasons.
1. its (still) unsave for for humans,
2. Priority has been given to these 2 weapon systems first,
3. Limited applience means limited exposure to espionage.
Please share your thoughts and educate me. I know most will be speculation but maybe expertise can extrapolate more then i can.
My reason for asking is because i believe this invention can do much for mankind then just military purpose.
But it hardly gets any specific attention because of bigger message it was delivered in.
Unfortunately there are radiation issues with it – the missile releases radiation as it flies. There was a test in 2017 and radiation from the missile was detected in Europe. So it is more like a weapon of last resort, but it can not be used to replace current cruise missiles used in todays normal conventional conflicts. There, Russia will continue to use regular Calibr missiles.
The underwater drone reactor is viable and it does not release radiation into the water.
Nice try but no cigar. There is no way the Russians would risk ever testing such a device; it is patent madness to risk irradiating your own airspace. So I say the reports about the radiation are part of the narrative. These magical weapons are final proof (for me) that the AZE is really just the ZE. All sides are fake.
I think you should stop with the anti-white stuff, you think USA politicians consider USA white in a good way? Your text makes it sound like USA is a white supremacist state. When the truth is the opposite.
Why not invite an author to write about the genocide of Boers in South Africa by Malcom-X style politicians? I feel like all your writers are just average anti-white leftists, would be good to add some realism and anti-racism into the mix, assuming that realism and political pluralism is what you are striving for.
The fact that I think that White identity politics are a stupid and clueless as any other and that I also think that this entire “White” thing is a simple and crude reaction to a collapsing civilizational model does not make me anti-White in the least. In fact, I can promise you in the near future an article about South Africa which will greatly surprise you. As for Malcolm X, you clearly don’t know anything about him or his ideas, that much is obvious. For starters, read his autobiography and then carefully parse his speeches and you will get the notion of a far more complex person than you imagine. All that the Ziomedia allows about X are his “blue-eyed white devil” nonsense but that overlooks the fact that he did that while he believed that Elijah Mohammed was a true Muslim, which he was not. X then broke with Elijah Mohammed on grounds of his personal immorality, then he traveled to Saudi Arabia and various African countries were he COMPLETELY revised his previous ideas. As a true Muslim X had to completely renounce any kind of racism, including anti-White racism. To link X and his values with the murders of White South Africans is just ignorant. Finally, when you write “I feel like all your writers are just average anti-white leftists” this just says a lot about *you* and exactly nothing about my authors. My authors simple don’t fit into such primitive and artificial categories as skin colors or “leftist”. The fact that you think in these categories is your problem, no mine or my authors’.
“As for Malcolm X, you clearly don’t know anything about him or his ideas, that much is obvious. For starters, read his autobiography and then carefully parse his speeches and you will get the notion of a far more complex person than you imagine. ”
Malcolm X had incredible intellectual integrity.
When he exposed himself to new ideas and inspirations that caused him to question his earlier convictions and his commitment to black power, he reexamined everything he thought he knew, and came out of it with new humanitarian, inclusive, nondivisive convictions and agenda.
I concur with the advice to read The Autobiography of Malcolm X. It is an astounding story.
Malcolm’s assassination is rarely mentioned in the same breath as the JFK, RFK, and MLK murders, but it should be. The USA lost a great thinker and leader when Malcolm X was gunned down.
There is a darn good reason why the USA is *flooded* with MLK this and MLK that, but very few Malcolm X streets or squares. The AngloZionists have given X the image of a
2) violent man and even a terrorist
3) a hateful bigot
None of which is true. In fact, for as long as he was parroting the nonsense of Elijah Mohammed he was fine, but as soon as he got his bearing and began speaking not of civil rights, but of HUMAN rights he became very dangerous. He had the very real potential of becoming a major US political leader (and even an international figure) and that’s when he was murdered.
The “White Supremacy” propaganda was always created by the Zionists that control both sides in these conflicts. Same with the current “BlackLivesMatter” movement which is, lol, anti-white. We’re all being played.
Diversity is Strength. Lol. You cannot say they haven’t told us to our faces what they’re doing.
As I was writing my reply to you, Saker replied. I thought about not posting the reply and then after a little intellectual rumination figured what the heck. Fair warning, I can be a bit more blunt than Saker.
I’ve been on this blog for four years, since Russian Spring, and while I will admit I don’t read every article or every reply, I do read a fair number of them. Yours is the first I’ve seen with anything about ‘racism’ and ‘white supremacist’. To call me, as you did, ‘average anti-white leftist’, is about as far from the actual ‘me’ as you can get. Normally I wouldn’t give a damn about any tag attached to me, I’m generally above arguing about the bovine scatology so extant in SehSha (that’s ‘USA’ in Cyrillic pronunciation), but on the other hand while I rarely reply to accusations, to yours I will. Consider yourself amongst the precious few numbered on the fingers of one hand.
What you posted is indicative of the disease so rampant in SehSha as to be epidemic. Sensitivities should never be worn on one’s shirt sleeve but in SehSha it’s obvious that doing so is the ‘in’ thing to do. If there are real or perceived problems, then get to work quietly to rectify the problem and the first level of rectification is personal, not public. One does not have to announce in public one’s work, in actual fact it shows one’s depth of moral integrity to not do so, but one must work none the less. The first level of understanding in your assigned task is to not brand anyone you don’t know personally with any ‘tag’ of conviction.
For me personally, and I do write some articles for this blog, your blanket accusations are about as far off the mark as you can get. ‘Anti-white’ leftist I’m not, racist I’m not and one can see this from what I write, both articles and posts on blog. I’m actually so far from being ‘leftist’ as to clearly state I’m not sure I agree with this whole ‘democracy’ experiment in SehSha, SehSha being not a democracy but a constitutional republik. Give me a benevolent Kaiser any time, but that begs the question of what does one do when said benevolent Kaiser passes onward and leaves us with his idiotic progeny. Revolution comes to mind but that in and of itself is not a particular solution to the problem what will benefit us, the ordinary workers and peasants.
To work hard to rectify the problems in both The World and SehSha, one has to start at the very base of the problem. The work can be a life’s struggle but never give up, never stop, keep plugging away to do at least something to solve the rampant problems extant on this rock we call home. When you get discouraged, which happens all too frequently, always remember this. Even an avalanche starts with but one flake of snow. Will you be that one flake? I don’t know and you don’t know, but it will never happen if you don’t try.
As for me, I’m going to join my charming and quite pretty half Turkoman, read half Tatar, wife in the Florida Room and have our evening whine and wine session. Oh yes, one more thing. Tatari on this island were generally denigrated in the same terms one hears of in SehSha in regards to what the ‘southerners’, read generally the yankees, said of blacks. That ended completely about the third week of 2014 when the Tatari helped mightily in the blockade post constructions and manning when we slammed the doors of this island and this city in the faces of the orcs from north of the border. It was the Tatari in this village who provided the heavy trucks and cranes to install the concrete blockade slabs and it was the Tatari who first gave informations of which GAI and Militsiya lagers had the weapons, said weapons of which the aforementioned were promptly relieved of. Now one never hears the term ‘nigger’, literally and in English extant before, in reference to Tatari today.
Those nuclear powered cruise missiles are probably stealthy and may have two-way communication.
They could test/penetrate defenses, loiter, and decapitate the opponent’s command, rendering him a headless chicken.
“nuclear powered cruise missiles”
The fact that they can sell this fantasy is proof to me that we’re doomed. There is no “good guy”; just the good cop as part of the the same old international routine. Of course, this means that Syria will be permanently partitioned, the main Zionist goal in that conflict. At least my cognitive dissonance is at an end.
I agree – we’re doomed.
Now, the point is reached where Russias second to last resort is the presentation of some “Wunderwaffe” – just to prevent hot war.
Look, whether ir not the US wants to acknowledge the dire implications of Putin’s earth shattering announcements, is not important.
What is important is the essential fact that from here on, irrelevance has been imposed on America and its actions.
The Emperor is naked, and in due course even he will have to reconcile himself to this fact.
The love the term used for dagger.
I can imagine Trump and others trying to pronounce it properly.
It would do them good to get the pronouncement right.
2018 wolrd cup is starting June 14th, Porkie said he expected full battle readyness by April…
Porky might be tempted to attack the Donbass during the elections on March 18. Depends on what NATO has told him to do. However, he better think twice. There have already been demonstrations against him in Kiev, and his conscript Army might well fall apart, him self getting a new Maidan, this time in reverse.
I think there is a factual mistake in your evaluation of avangard. It appears that it is a hypersonic gliding vehicle that is deployed by an ICBM, probably Sarmat, and not a separate missile.
crystal clear…. excellent analysis…
I would like to see one thousand Buk missiles in Syria…
One thousand s-300 missiles in Syria….
And one thousand Panstir Systems in Syria…
Lots of manpads….
Lots of shoulder mounted tank killing missiles….
How do you say “THINK BIG!!!” in Russian?
‘Think big in Russian’ in regards to your post? Simple. С наилучшими пожеланиями от матери.
Great article. To understand the current american state of affairs, one should realise the usa is not the centre of power of the “empire”, it is a tool of it. This is why american leadership seemingly lacks perception of what would be intelligent moves in american interests and instead move along a predetermined path that runs counter to what would be intelligent american interests.
The real centre of power selects this leadership to be precisely this way. They want loyalty, which they have 100%, not intelligence, which they can not effectively control and inevitably leads to independence.
The centre of power in israel now, and has been for a couple of decades. When one looks at american leadership, and their seemingly illogical reasoning, from the perspective of they’re being servents, rather than masters, the fog lifts.
Is it possible that there is a faint glimmer of understanding in these US Senator’s request for dialog with Russia around the issue of it’s new weapons?
Oh boy! And now they want to talk! I don’t know whether to laugh or the cry., These folks are unhinged. I think I’m going to laugh long and hard. Putin gone and done it again!. I hope Putin makes them sweat and wait and crawl and get the message real good, before he says a word. Oops, I’m a pacifist by nature and cannot even believe my own blood thirsty nature showing up here (grins).
Q: ”Is it possible that there is a faint glimmer of understanding in these US Senator’s request for dialog with Russia around the issue of it’s new weapons?”
A: Of course there isn’t. From the linked press release (emphasis added):
”There is no doubt we have significant disagreements with Russia, including Russia’s brazen interference in the 2016 U.S. elections; continued violation of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); invasion of Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea; and destabilizing actions in Syria.”
The above pronunciamento comprises more or less all the baseless, imbecilic Zionazi tripe du jour plus one slightly more ”tricky” point: the one about the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) agreement. Terribly sorry, dear Senators: The aforesaid agreement was signed in 1987. Since then, one of the signatories has ceased to be, and the Russian state has no obligations with regard to that treaty. So the Russians are not being недоговороспособны (mod-to note: “incompetent”) here, mind you.
The delicious irony is that Israel can’t solve the security issues of a racist, settler state in the middle east, and has almost politically, ideologically, militarily and economically finished bankrupting the most exceptionally retarded servant on earth.
“The most exceptionally retarded servant on earth” LOL! LOL!! One of the best ones I have heard in a long, long time. But Rob, I disagree with your assumption. The “retarded servant” is actually the master (how can it be otherwise? Size matters, you know). The problem is he is evil, bordering on psychotic, but cunning as hell. The master set up the servant in middle east to keep an eye on his estate over there, oil and all. Some of the master’s other servants take bribes from that servant, so it looks like that servant is master. Not so. The master doesn’t mind this bribe-taking because it does not hurt his vital interests. The day it does, you shall see who is Master.
“The delicious irony is that Israel can’t solve the security issues of a racist, settler state in the middle east”
They could, but it is not 1947-8 any more and the overt genocide they would have to engage in would ostracize them from the world community. This would essentially render zionazi, inc., and their power outside israel, void. The zionazis are very much a minority in the counties they’ve colonised, very dependent on propaganda and image (really not so different from the fictional Wizard of Oz, which has me wondering… ;-) ), they must take care lest their real nature is exposed, since their power is not from strength, but from psywar, and few would help them once the “magic spell’ was broken. It is this weakness that brings websayanim in s.w.a.r.m.s whenever zionazi power is discussed (as here today).
“has almost politically, ideologically, militarily and economically finished bankrupting the most exceptionally retarded servant on earth.”
To varying extent, they have also done this to europe and the “anglosphere”, as well. The parasite is draining all their hosts of life in its attempt to maintain unchallenged hedgenomy.
“They could, but it is not 1947-8 any more and overt genocide they would have to engage in would ostracize them from the world community. This would essentially render zionazi, inc., and their power outside israel, void.“
VT: You just figured out the value of winning on the most important level of warfare, ie the moral level. Global public opinion matters.
Criteria of a Sensible Grand Strategy
Strengthen that nation’s resolve and increase its political cohesion or solidarity;
Drain away the resolve of its adversaries and weaken their internal cohesion;
Reinforce the commitments of its allies to its cause and make them empathetic to its success;
Attract the uncommitted to its cause or makes them empathetic to its success;
And most importantly, end conflicts on favourable terms that do not sow the seeds of future conflicts.
How many allies, friends, neutrals and enemies does Israel have in the middle east?
They have never solved their security issues and just won a lot of tactical victories,
The IDF infantry used to be good but are now only a glorified prison guard army. No motivation.
This is why Hezbollah stuffed the IDF in 2006.
“To a varying extent, they have also done this to Europe and the “Anglosphere”, as well. The parasite is draining all their hosts of life in its attempt to maintain unchallenged hegemony.“
Another one of those “Good for the Jews“ tactical victories that result in Grand Strategic blowback. By the end of 2019, I’m expecting Financial Crisis part 2 to be underway.
the human stock just is not fit:
But the techie elite
Has other plans for humans
Seriously, I enter more and more stores especially grocery and hardware stores in which there are lines of people all doing self check out.
mod-to note: This well constructed post is best suited to the “Moveable Feast Cafe”
Well, it might well belong on this thread if the implication is that there are some “real men” in Russia!!
My objection to the phrase “Anglo-Zionist Empire” is that I believe it’s inaccurate. Is not the entity which you so describe in fact the “U.S.A.”?
“The Russian end-goal is simple and obvious: to achieve a gradual and peaceful disintegration of the [U.S.A.] combined with a gradual and peaceful replacement of a unipolar world ruled by one hegemon, by a multipolar world jointly administered by sovereign nations respectful of international law.”
Is this not both more accurate and effective sounding? Your term apparently lets U.S. Americans off the hook for their crimes and lies while shifting the focus of blame to just a pair of the U.S.A.’s parasitic clients.
However, given that Anglo-Saxon (“England”) and Zionist (“Israel”) entities (“sovereign nations”) are part of the U.S.A.’s imperial machine surely it is in Russia’s interest to extricate them? ‘Divide et impera’ from an informational standpoint in this context would generate a language pattern intended to peel away entities that were it not for the U.S.A would be sovereign subjects to international law.
My two cents, surely worth less than that!
mod-to note: May I suggest this person read “The Essential Saker” [Bk I] Part IV Anglo-Zionism – Pages 355-373 or reference back to the original article posted on Setember 3, 2014. I found this incredibly explanatory and for a dummy like me quite easy to follow.
Hi Alex, also, please take a look here: https://thesaker.is/why-i-use-the-term-anglozionist-and-why-its-important/
I’ve read it, Saker, and I don’t disagree with you. I merely think that “U.S.A.” in this context (the U.S.A.’s war on Russia) is both more factually accurate and rhetorically effective than “A-Z. E.” as clever and useful as it is .
Since the U.S.A.’s war on Russia is as you say 80% informational I merely think descriptive fidelity (calling a thing what it is) will make for more effective informational weaponry. It is a very small point with a very small 2 cent (Canadian!) price tag. :)
On a personal note I love how it’s ok for the law firm of Markey, Merkley, Feinsteinn and Sanders to state that the “United States should urgently engage with Russia to avoid miscalculation and reduce the likelihood of conflict.”, but if Trump wins an election by saying it he’s a traitor and his supporters are deplorable. In the immortal words of Ramin Mazaheri: LOL!
PS-I bet if George W. Bush read your essay on the A-Z. E his response would be: “You forgot Poland!” ;)
No plan survives the first punch in the face…..M. Tyson……the USA just got its first punch in the face.
Put it simply: I love Your writing, dear Saker. God give You health and clear mind for decades ahead.
I think Putin is on the right path.
Gracias..este es un analisis agudo, certero,fundamnetado y presciso…o sea, tu informe y descrpcion de la situacion es extraordinario,ademas de muy necesario !
Por lo tanto Saker ¡ sinderas felicitaciones !
J.Florentino (Mod-to note: comment de-capitalized – Please no caps! (moderation policy rule #1)
mod-to note: Translation:
Thank you… this is a short, certain, fundamental and precise analysis…either way, your report and description of the situation is extraordinary, and very necessary!
Therefore Saker sincere congratulations!
Excellent Article, Saker.
I figured out over 10 years ago that both the USSR and the USA were going to lose the Cold War. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve cursed Bush/Cheney for being useless piles of dumbfucks, I swear to God I’d be a trillionaire by now. Rotflmao!
The Potential $54 Trillion Cost Of The Fed’s Planned Interest Rate Increases
Ask Catharine Austin Fitts how much money the US Treasury Dept is going to lose on the Interest Rate Swaps they sold to Wall Street(like insurance protection against interest increases on US government bonds). Hundred trill?
I hope poor Uncle Sam enjoyed having his ass owned by the MICC and Wall Street and I bless Vladimir Putin for being a Great Man.
I agree with most everything in this article, but I question how a nuclear-powered cruise missile is thermodynamically possible. All that a nuclear reactor can do is produce a lot of heat. In order for that heat to do useful work, there has to be a fluid of some sort which expands when heated. The fluid then has to be cooled, compressed and recycled in order to continue doing work. How this can happen inside a missile traveling at hypersonic speeds is beyond my comprehension.
The principles behind Thorium reactors might help to explain your dilemma with Uranium reactor processes.
An analogy would be to a conventional ramjet engine where intake air is mixed with chemical fuel carried on board. The combustible mixture expands and is forced out the rear, providing constant thrust.
In lieu of F = ma (F = m dv/dt) the equation is
F = d(mv)/dt = m(dv/dt) + v(dm/dt)
to account for the mass reduction is fuels is consumed.
In a nuclear powered ramjet, no combustible fuel is carried. Rather, the heat of the nuclear reaction superheats the intake air, which expands and exits the engine at the rear providing thrust.
The equation F = d(mv)/dt = m (dv/dt) + v (dm/dt) is also appropriate, except mass reduction is fuels is negligible, so we’re back to F = m(dv/dt)
This is an open thermodynamic cycle, unlike the Rankine cycle (gas power plant turbines) or Otto cycle (internal combustion engine. The working fluid, air, does not have to be cooled, compressed and recycled. The ramjet thermodynamic process could be analyzed as an open Brayton cycle.
James is 100% spot on.
What gets me is this is not new tech. This was tested back in the 1950s. So why the big deal?
I believe it to be in the manufacturing capability to make those tiny hollow hexagon core rods. These things have to be small enough and light to be suitable for aircraft. Plus the electronics have to continue to opperate for extended periods of time in a high radiation enviroment. This is whats scary to many, not the engine.
There is also the weapons treaty issue. All this type of tech that has been around for a while is kept in the closet and all parties agree to keep it there. Russia publicly stating they are using this tech now then an arms race is definitely being challenged.
A ramjet where the air goes straight between the reactor rods. Forget about a primary and a secondary coolant circuit; radioactive contamination of the country you fly over is desireable for a weapon. A gas-cooled nuclear reactors is nothing new; this one just has to go critical over the objective.
I love the article, and many, many very informative comments, too many to mention all, but particularly insightful (for me):
Just one thing, Saker: you write:
But in reality, the entire article supports the Pax Romana mentality, if you love peace (as I believe you state that the Russians do, and want), then be ready for war.
A small thing, but clearly, the Russians, under VVP have been thinking and planning for it, for the (postulated) purpose of avoiding it.
Unfortunately, this time, at the root of the insanity, lies a powerful international collective, negative-sum-gain gaming nations at an individual level, and now gaming at a global level, with a philosophy of complete domination or utter burnt-earth policy.
It is not good!
While we may take some cheer from the very predictable demise of the American component of the empire, and subsequent collapse of the ‘toadie‘ states (I live in the one next door), history indicates a very, very clear trend that the virulent infection mutates and continues to destroy, according to its most seminal reason.
This is the true prime risk for humanity.
Many of your fellow community members are aware of these historical trends, and I urge everyone to learn more about it, for when everything looks insane, one can see a clear pattern of consistency with the historical ‘special’ perspective.
It is predictable!
The more people that understand it, the more equipped humanity is to fight it.
Since fighting is all it understands, the sooner you ready for a fight, the sooner humanity can stand up to the bully.
love the mods, thanx mods.
I think there is an additional reason for Putin’s stark warning besides telling the Beast (AZE) to cool it. With the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, a switch to a gold-backed reserve Russian/Chinese currency or an oil backed Russian/Iranian currency, the loss of dollar prestige, and the continued implosion of the US’s civilization, there will come a time of desperation when we (I’m a US citizen) do not have food, fuel, or prospects. Such would be a time for Neo-cons/Zionists/Populists etc to decide to wage war against Russia to get “what is ours.” Of course, Russia’s resources are not ours, but the Beast would not be convinced otherwise.
VVP apparently it was time to start my nation on a re-education process, it being more feasible now rather than later.
Thank you for your comment.
It is clear that the tension of the progressing BRI, i.e. Eurasian integration, and literal development of vast untapped markets will be a global game-changer.
In the shorter run, the movement towards breaking the hegemony of the petro-dollar continues to ramp up the anxiety/pressure of the empire, who are locked into their two-part economic model:
1. complete control over the trade system of the planet by petro-dollar, i.e. always taking a cut of… everything, every transaction, that is, thus the drive to make… everything a transaction!
2. enforcement of petro-dollar unchallenged status by overwhelming military power and capability to project it to anywhere on the planet, i.e. the global ‘policeman (for the gangsters, aka…. you know).
Without 2. enforcement/police, 1. petro-dollar, i.e. taking a cut of everything, and not needing any real, domestic economy, aka the current state (as we say) of the U.S. economy is vapourware, is not viable.
Nations and people of the world have been getting so screwed by this gangster/bullying, there is pent-up demand to jump off this sick, and depraved approach of a boat.
If you really think of it, going back to a gold-based standard, from what is effectively a petroleum-based standard makes good sense in timing; I believe that we’ve started down a path which WILL leave behind combustion of petrochemical derivatives, except for very specialized purposes, i.e. air travel. It is the return to gold which is interesting and probably driven more by a deeply-rooted global cultural affectation, and special place of this element; what I am trying to say is that if you were being purely pragmatic, some kind of computational investment, reliably measured, should be the logical currency, a crypto-currency. Yes, there are some issues that need to be resolved, but the ongoing survival/evolution of the current global civilization paradigm, productive computational effort will be the determinant factor in sustainable survival, thus it should be the measure of the value of all other exchange types.
We’ll probably get there, even though going down the gold route has obvious perils attached to it.
The current beta testing of alternative crypto-currency conceptual approaches will be significant in the eventual baseline currency model.
About the beast, plenty of information is available to demonstrate the inherent non-sustainable anti-social hatred of it, from it’s own sources, if necessary; since one of the initial, primary (obvious to me) discriminations taught to adherents of the international collective (in early childhood), is to NOT recognize any sources except those from the collective. But that’s okay, since the all that early childhood torture also creates very consistent neuroses, one of which is a pent-up obsessive need to boast about … the cleverness, and of course, when on top, the specialness.
So education (understandably no mean task due to all of the societal-level perception-management activities that most of us, living under the empire, have been exposed to for most, if not all, of our lives), education in the facts and truth (a slippery word) is the weapon. It is actually a case where the truth will set one free!
And I am NOT talking about any one particular group, all people, regardless of whether they self-identify with the collective or not, need to be fully educated about the history and methods used; I honestly believe that many adherents would truly leave the thralls of the collective, if they knew the facts!
I can’t recommend a better book that “The Controversy of Zion” by Douglas Reed, which can be obtained in soft copy (please take steps to protect your identity, they’re almost certainly watching), at: http://www.controversyofzion.info/Controversybook/reeedcontrov.pdf
”The ”patient” needs to be returned to reality one step at a time.”
Exactly. I think, (compared to this) it would be quite easier task to ”bring Elephant FROM the room”, since this animal is intelligent one.
Again, brilliant text. Completely at the level of the topic that the text deals with. Actually, this single one saves my time of reading many others for days, if not for weeks. Should be preserved as historic.
P.S. If future ever exist.
Радомир Д. Ристић, д.и.г.
I always wondered, why is it that Ukrainians and Serbians, perhaps others “ја” why aren’t you using one letter like the Russians. (sorry I’ll use latin as I don’t have russian keyboard setup on my computer to write ja, je, jo each one of the having one letter in Russian alphabet)
Look, my anonymous Friend. It is 100% off-topic subject, and we should not expect moderator allow it here. But, it would be kind of him if he allow me to direct You on right Wiki page, where You can find straight answer(s).
If it seems too long to You all, You may start from ” Karadžić’s reform ”, on the same page.
Vuk (Stefanović) Karadžić (1787–1864) reformed the Serbian literary language and standardised the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, that’s in use today. Basic rule is one letter – one voice, 30 of them, as we use to use for centuries.
Anyway, as curiosity, I’d like to point this:
“He considered Serbian Cyrillic to be the most perfect alphabet in the world and one complete and logical system. In his will he left a sum of money (£ 367.233 13s) to Englishman who manages to reform and simplify the English alphabet to be modeled after Vuk’s Cyrillic alphabet (following the rule “one letter, one voice”).
P.S. The source is allegedly the book called ”Bernard Shaw: A Biography by Michael Holroyd” (1998).
“The reality is that what Martyanov calls ‘the American myth of technological superiority’ is so deeply ingrained in the US collective psyche that it has become part of the national identity and it cannot, ever, be successfully challenged.”
Haven’t seen this pointed out too often. Needs repeating. And Saker must be aware of the lengths these people go to to delude themselves. Sometimes it’s psywar, but often, these people just can’t accept they were never the greatest, never the “highest IQs,” or whatever. They had to steal it. They have to have Hollywood to make them feel good about it. Tough to swallow.
“Of course, regardless of the actual outcome of such an attack [ukronazi attack or more terrorist atrocity], this will not in any way affect the actual correlation of forces between Russia and the Empire. But it will feel good (Neocons love revenge in all its forms).”
Hence, the downed plane this week. “Advanced weaponry? Can’t even land a plane safely at one of their bases!” Of course, one could ask the same thing, with no intention to mock at all. One could ask where’s the advanced this or that to keep Russian planes in the air?
A second consequence is hysteria. Spreading lies and creating panic through terrorism (real or imagined) is its own problem. Russia is losing the culture war. They still want to be liberal. That means America is still the shining light on the hill because it is the most liberal.
The bigger lie won the cold war. Eventually, classic liberalism caused self-destruction amongst the CCCP’s leadership. Something apparently small like Tass news wanting to cover the American Movie Awards is a sign of a serious problem (not putting aside the AP contract feed, but underlining it). Heck, anglo signs everywhere in Moscow is a serious problem. Do Russians want to hear their own voices anymore?
It’s been proposed that some of the Kievian hatred of Moscow is warranted. This is a difficult topic because, far as I can tell, Ukrainian nationalism was invented by foreign intelligence agencies, namely British ones. However, sometimes I hear in these people a disdain for that Big City/liberal presumption of leadership and high civilization. In other words, some people hate Moscow for the reason people in North Carolina or Georgia hate New Yorkers. This sort of hatred should be listened to, as we wonder how many Russians want to hear their own voices.
A gigantic, always expanding city is the result of classical liberalism (expand, grow, destroy, destroy, destroy nature: it’s ours, all ours!). Stay away from Larouche! Try to bring out the real in the Ukrainian disdain. Ukrainian means, among other things, “on the periphery.” The very name is a slight against rural people, implying you’re nowhere unless surrounded by herds of people and layers of concrete. I haven’t seen Russians address this. Why? Too busy learning English?
Russia wins nothing if it loses the psy/cultural/info war. A big lie defuses a big bomb.
Very, very astute points. I fully agree with the dangers of the “Coca-colonization” (first used by Arthur Koestler) of the world. Russians, too, have been coca-colonized. The victors over the Wehrmacht lose their battle to Coca Cola and Mickey Mouse. Such is soft power! [BTW, do you also comment on UNZ?]
Putin gave the USA hint of a small TSUNAMI! Kedmi’s words BURST as a thunder!
A strong message for the West! – (English subtitles available)
One of the best articles on the question that I have read. Thanks.
Good analysis but something troubles me about discussions about these new weapons. There’s an awful lot of ‘will be’ and ‘in progress’ about their deployment.
Now, if you were a neocon and you realized that Russia’s end goal was “to achieve a gradual and peaceful disintegration of the AngloZionist Empire combined with a gradual and peaceful replacement of a unipolar world ruled by one hegemon, by a multipolar world jointly administered by sovereign nations respectful of international law.” would you not be tempted to go for a first strike while you were in with a chance of pulling it off? Everything to gain and nothing to lose!
Remember we are not necessarily dealing with rational actors here.
Even if all the new weapons of Russia were deployed, and working perfectly, they would be unable to avoid massive retaliation for any first strike. This is why Putin only claims nuclear parity, not decisive superiority. MAD has been in effect without a break, lo these many years, and there is no sign that it will cease to be in effect in the future.
As it says…
Mr.Saker! an important issue!!
I ask you one of the most important question regarding Mr.Putins speech.
Putin said any nuclear attack against Russia and its ALLIES will be considered an attack against Russia.
Now is the question: Who are allies of todays Russia?? Does Russia consider Iran an ally?
According Veterans Today nuclear expert Jeff Smith and senior editor, Gordon Duff, a mini nuclear tactical bomb was already been used in Syria and Yemen some years ago. There exists also very convincing, scary and actual video of those attacks, some of them were taken down from youtube.
The Global Kosher Nostra is able to repeat such an attack, anywhere in ME, what will be response of Russia?
Deny it as it happened before or react according new Russian doctrine of defense?
“Sorry, we cannot help you. Iran is our strategic ally in the Middle East” VVP
If you read Friedman’s “The Next 100 Years”, you’ll note that in his hypothetical war the US pulls a battle station out of its arse that it had hidden on the dark side of the moon to win the day.
If you read Arc Light, you’ll find that even after a limited nuclear war, the US Marines in the Soviet Far East and the Army in Europe can still fight their way into the USSR (It’s an old novel)
Long and short, that magic thinking will always rear its head when an American thinks of war.
Great article! This is one of your best, really clarifying.
I have a technical question regarding the nuclear powered cruise missile. Has it been revealed how the propulsion system works? Does it work like a rocket or does it require air to heat? Probably a secret, but there might be some hint? Could it work in space?
On the political aspects it is really unbelievable how dumb and desperate the west has become, my own country included. I simply fail to comprehend the madness and stupidity, the insanity truly has no limits. There must be something underlying that drives the insanity. For example, our former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, used to be a prominent anti-NATO politician. Then we had a terrorist attack on his party island, and now he is neocon General Secretary of NATO. It just does not add up.
I simply have to congratulate the Russians with their achievements, you have my support to establish some balance.
50 years ago I joined a counter-culture in America precisely because I could understand the madness and the stupidity and the insanity.
There were days, there were some wonderful days, when in our own little island we created a culture where one could see and experience how wonderful human beings could possibly be. What a community can become when everyone is committed to peace and love. In a world where the culture of Christians hated us, it always struck me that Jesus had also talked alot about Peace and Love.
There are always alternatives. We saw in the 60’s what happens when a large part of the society simply stops playing along with the war machine. Of course, the war machine has learned is lessons well and works hard to make sure this doesn’t happen again. However, the very fact that it happened once means that it can happen again It was the strength of the human spirit that drove it to occur, and that spirit is still strong. It will be different this time, but it can occur. And seemingly, it must occur.
An incredibly good analysis from Saker – even by the high standards applicable to his analyses. But here are some questions (and opinion masquerading as questions, to confess in advance!):
The history of Hitler’s Germany shows that when the top leadership and the big boss go stark raving mad, there is nothing, simply nothing, that was or could have been done to bring them back to their senses. Rather, they managed to turn most Germans into delusional lunatics as well. Am I overlooking something here? Could something have been done to prevent the inevitable descent into world war?
The situation in the USA is parallel to the situation in Nazi Germany. Leaders who believe “We (the empire) create our own reality”; Non-stop trash talk of “Exceptional nation” and “Exceptional people”; delusions of grandeur exemplified by serious talk about “Full spectrum dominance of the world”, “Denial of space to adversaries” … the list goes on and on. These nuts are way ahead in their collective psychosis than the craziest of Nazis. And there is no shortage of citizens chanting “USA, USA, USA – we are the #1; we are the greatest ever, living in our “Homeland” of the “Free and the brave”. Now the question is simply this: Whereas Putin has tried to talk the crazies out of their craziness, does he truly believe that he can cure collective psychosis by talk? I see no hope, alas!
Why on earth doesn’t Russia launch an aggressive media war to counter the discourse of lies? Why does the Russian Govt continue to treat with deference the media whores from the west? Isn’t it time to drop the smiles, do away with politeness, and talk louder and clearer to people who continually insult, mock, and taunt Russia and its leadership? Why do Putin and Lavrov even try to engage with the non-entity leaders of France, UK, and Germany? Boris Johnson, when in Moscow, behaved like a soccer hooligan during that visit. He could have been reprimanded for his conduct and put on the first plane out for behaviour inappropriate for a diplomat. So basically the question finally comes to this: Isn’t it time to talk loud and clear and plain and straight with people with whom polite talking hasn’t worked? Russia has nothing to lose in PR terms. Maybe a battle out there (Syria?) might break the stupor of Americans? Maybe time to start drawing some Russian “redlines” a little away from Russia?
“The history of Hitler’s Germany shows that when the top leadership and the big boss go stark raving mad, there is nothing, simply nothing, that was or could have been done to bring them back to their senses. Rather, they managed to turn most Germans into delusional lunatics as well. Am I overlooking something here? Could something have been done to prevent the inevitable descent into world war? ”
Many historians do t hink that the war could hve been avoided.
What I want to say, though, is that you mayl be on thin ice with your statement that most Germans were turned into delusional lunatics. I think it is widly acknowledged, and a couple of book on this have appeared recently—tht Hitler ruled by *terror.* Yes, many were delusional, especially when they were getting lots of free stuff from the Jews who had been eliminated one way or another and their belongings given to ethnic Germans. There are delusions of various sorts in all societies and the Germans had theirs. But a few years of wars “undid” most of the delusions of grandeur, which were turned into delusions of trying to live “normally” in a state of total war and generfal deprivation and fear.
In the USA we have not yet approached the generalized level of fear that characterized Nazi Germany. In fact, I would say that many Americans are far too blase to grasp the very real dangers of our current situation.
When Hitler was winning, he had broad support of the German people. When Hitler was conquering France and French wine and French produce were flooding into Germany, then Hitler was very popular.
Crash of the USA: Russia takes matter into own hands! New film about Putin “World Order 2018”.
Film of Vladimir Sovolyov – (English subtitles available)
published on March 6, 2018
English subtitles are not available, as far as I can tell.
They are available. You can change the language of the subtitles from Russian to English.
Azorka I thank you for the superb referrals to videos you are offering for us so inclined, to learn so much more about far-away places.,
I watched the film about the First Nation of Turtle Island, with very heavy heart.
Everything there resonates with what was done to Australia First Nation people.
And I am of immigrant stock that came to Australia, taking their land and livelihood.
With the next two referrals I followed, I could not find English subtitles as instructed by you, by going to cc.,Does that mean I must go to You Tube with the Russian title and look for it in English? Thank You in advance, as I’m looking forward to viewing and understanding both.
Babushka (ru Бабушка),
Here is the Instruction for language switch over
1. click on the symbol – a rectangle – of subtitle, when this is off
2. click on the symbol – a wheel – of taking on
3. click on the subtitle(1) – Russian automatically generated
4. click on the automatically translate
5. click on the desired language
I could here and now switch over to English (I live in Central Europe)
Very many Thanks Azorka
Thanks, great video.
no english subtitles here neither, only auto generated russian…
I should note that our military doctrine says Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons solely in response to a nuclear attack, or an attack with other weapons of mass destruction against the country or its allies, or an act of aggression against us with the use of conventional weapons that threaten the very existence of the state. This all is very clear and specific.
Since Kim Un Jong is talking about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, would President Putin’s comment about an attack against Russia’s allies mean that anyone attacking the DPRK would face a devastating attack by Russian forces? Is this the reason Kim has no issues with denuclearization?
That does seem like the logical deal to reach.
Kim has said that his country won’t give up its nukes until its safety is guranteed. How is that to be accomplished? Its unlikely that Kim will just take Trump’s word for it. Kim has seen the American’s break an early nuclear agreement with North Korea, and is currently watching America break the deal it just reached with Iran. Thus, it seems highly unlikely that Kim would denuclearize based just on a promise from Trump.
The logical answer to this would be for China and Russia to combine to gurantee North Korea’s safety. They could sign defense treaties that say an attack on any is an attack on all of them. Then perhaps Kim feels safe enough to give up his expensive nuke program. The US would of course break any promises to remove sanctions. But if North Korea has open trade with Russia and China and has Russian and China vetoes in the UNSC protecting them, then that’s a big improvement for North Korea.
Hmmm, I wonder if Trump’s recent agreement to have talks with North Korea is related to this?
Strangely, the USA has been threatening to fight wars on four fronts. North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and Ukraine. North Korea seemed in some ways to be first on the list, with signs pointing to an attack as soon as the weather post-Olympics allowed. Now, a few days after Putin’s speech, it appears that this war is going onto a hold status.
A second thought is that some moron in the Pentagon or in the Think Tanks will started pushing for the USA to use its current weapons soon in a ‘use them before we lose them’ philosophy. They may well now decide that the best time to start WW3 is to do so before these new Russian weapons become completely operational and deployed. Thus, they may decide that the time for a world-wide holocaust is in the short window of time before that happens. My only response to that thought is “Thank God Hillary is not the President!”
I notice the use of the term “US Americans.” I haven’t noticed this previously. Is it a new usage, or have I just not been paying attention?
I think there have been discussions (here? Or elsewhere?) as to what to call these people.
Such as “US-ians,” etc.
I think “US Americans” is a good solution.
A Miss Teen USA contestant popularized the term in her answer to a question. 48 seconds.
And Miss South Carolina also used the “gentle correction” technique (used in language teaching) of simply using the better usage, “US Americans”—as opposed to “correcting” the original speaker directly (the questioner phrased the question in terms of “Americans”).
Not sure what “SALMA” refers to.
Kanzler Bismark (I think) used to say: that the intentions do not reign the empire, but it’s abilities. Meaning that a country will do what it is able, no matter whether it supposes that to be right or wrong.
Really, this is a brilliant perspective on the Anglo-Zionist Empire’s reaction to the newly anounced Russian weapon systems.
Excuse me, but I just had to shout this out first.
I’m back to reading the article now.
> or put a mysterious smile on their faces and reply something along the lines of “yeah, cute, but if you only knew about the super-weapons we are not showing you!!”
History repeats for those who don’t learn from it and the Americans have not. That attitude is very real and very similar to what Germans were thinking at the end of WW2. In the book “Inside the Third Reich”, Albert Speer mentions that at the very end with defeat just days away the people of Germany were still saying that Hitler was just waiting for the right moment to spring the super weapons on the allies. It never happened.
Now I don’t for a minute doubt that the USA, or some faction of their deep state MIC, have things we can’t imagine. But, huge but, those won’t stop this type of asymmetric strategy. Propositioned within striking distance of all meaningful targets. The only hope would be detection and neutralising but sheer numbers and never leaving them static in one place too long makes that unlikely.
Putin just offered to host a Trump-Kim summit in Russia.
No they can’t announce that yet because their first goal after Putin’s speech is to get hundreds of billions of more dollars allocated to them to ‘counter’ Putin’s weapons. The Merchants of Death were rubbing their hands with glee while Putin was speaking in anticipation of the even bigger piles of money they are about to steal from american taxpayers.
That’s their first and only priority. Which is how America got overexpensive F-35 jets that don’t fly and LCS ships that don’t meet their design goals and $13 billion aircraft carriers who can’t even get out of port and now can’t sail within thousands of miles of a Russian airbase in a time of conflict. They really don’t care about ‘defending America’. Their goal is just to soak American taxpayer for every dime they can get.
The West and the wider world generally will accept Russia’s claim to being the most powerful country on Earth militarily only if she fields at least 2, preferably 3 types of sixth generation fighters especially the ones that would be able to travel into space as well. Only then will the West accept and admit Russia’s new status. For third world countries who wish to maintain a semblance of independence and any sense of Genuine sovereignty( Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, etc.) that day cannot come too soon. Ask the Syrians if you have any doubts about that.The brazen and naked aggression of the West in concocting fabricated “evidence” against the Syrian government with regard to chemical weapons use will be an indictment on their moral degeneracy and gangster-like thuggery when it comes to the foreign policy of the West as a block( has anyone heard about dissent or difference of opinion among NATO members, for example? Of course not). The shadow of intimidation and downright aggression from this block towards weaker nations is a yoke and a nightmare the rest of humanity can’t wait to lift and wake up from. The US public should put themselves in the shoes of the other for a change and try to understand how others feel about the US’s government flagrant disregard of International Law and the wishes of the local population wherever the US wishes to plunder.
Russia, stay strong for God’s sake!
Those among you who can understand Serbian, and are interested in a qualified (from the first hand) interpretation of how mentioned weapon works, i.e. how it is resolved a small nuclear power plant “Kinzhal hypersonic missile nuclear fuel – neither solid nor liquid, but gaseous – bubbles packed in zirconium (hence the name for the new ‘aircraft carrier killer’ – Zircon)”, than, some explanations of “state of invisibility for radars” (Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle in plasma layer), etc., see:
“Lazanski: These Russian projectiles are the real obsessions of the West”.
In more than an interesting discussion with obviously more than qualified show host (probably best contemporary military journalist and analytic in this part of Europe, Mr. Miroslav Lazanski), hear explanations of one of two excellent interlocutors guests, Prof. Momčilo P. Milinović from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade (Department for Weapon Systems).
He is the leading expert in: Military engineering; Design of rockets; Launchers and rocket systems; Firefighting and shooting systems; Sensor systems for target tracking and detecting; Automating and integrating the arms management process and military equipment; Ballistic systems and their combat and technological integration, design and construction; Defense technologies; Missile technologies and their application to military and civilian products; RAM-technologies and their integration.
By the way, as curiosity, Mr. Lazanski was the only foreign journalist at a recent Pyongyang military parade.
Радомир Д. Ристић, д.и.г.
For all the fun that the neocons and MSM made of Reagan’s “Star Wars” program, the Strategic Defense Initiative contained in it all the elements to make the US nuke-proof, while ramping up the STEM base of our productive economy via fundamental breakthroughs in physics, or “new physical principles,” as the Russians call them. They are, after all, inventors of the Tokamak, still the most promising engineering approach to achieving steady-state nuclear fusion. The original SDI, as proposed by Drs. Edward Teller and Winston Bostick et al. and adopted by the Reagan administration in 1983, was based on very promising directed-energy research from the inertial fusion program, since then woefully underfunded.
Along comes Maj. Gen. Danny Graham and dumbs down the idea to crackpot pipe dreams like “Brilliant Pebbles” and “High Frontier,” which amount to little more than throwing rocks at incoming ICBMs. Those rocks would have to be hypersonic and maneuverable if we are to believe Putin’s description of new Russian systems, which I am inclined to because of Russia’s long-standing commitment, even in Soviet times, to fundamental science, not consumer electronics or war-profiteering boondoggles like the F-35. American blindness to the near-limitless potential of devices based on “new physical principles” can be seen in the fact that Wikipedia, for example, describes Graham as the “architect” of the SDI, when in fact he co-opted the advanced-science approach for the benefit of international finance, which must prevent a new fusion era from challenging their speculative oil economy. Much of the funding for anti-nuclear, global warming and other “environmental” causes obeys similar reasons.
So it seems to me that the cat Putin is letting out of the bag (aside from boosting his upcoming electoral chances with an increasingly nationalistic Russian population) signals that Russia has succeeded in catching up to the advanced science platform for defense and economic development that the US once sponsored and held out as an opportunity for cooperation with the USSR to end the Cold War and put MAD—mutually assured destruction—behind us once and for all, and has since backed down and reversed even further once the Soviet Union fell apart. Instead of partnering with an emerging non-communist potential economic mega-bloc, Western financial speculators saw those events as an opportunity to loot the former Soviet economy to the bone, aided and abetted by the corrupt “oligarchs” (not really that, in the broader historical sense) of the CPSU.
That’s over now, and we’ve come full circle with the opportunity to apply “new physical principles” to making nuclear war obsolete—as we could have 35 years ago. In a way Putin’s national address does announce a new arms race, but in the context of the first two thirds of that address also means an entirely new framework for economic development on an unprecedented scale, which was the deeper meaning of Reagan’s SDI anyway—aborted, of course, by the Bush/CIA cold coup within that administration. I, for one, don’t mind the idea of a new “arms race,” especially since the US has been unilaterally pursuing just that for years in Eastern Europe and asymmetrically as well with its ongoing destabilization of the Middle East, which is ultimately against Russia anyway, as in Mackinder’s geopolitical mandate to contain the “Eurasian Heartland” and Brzezinski’s “Arc of Crisis” all along the underbelly of the USSR, for which Osama bin Laden was imported from Wahhabi Saudi Arabia.
More than a slap in the face the news from Russia should be seen as a bucket of cold water to wake up Western (especially US) brainwashed masses and perhaps even leadership to the reality of a long-overdue overhaul of our strategic posture. Nuclear-propelled angels of death will be looming perpetually aloft to remind us.
I’m reading your analysis for quite some years already and I’d like to congratulate you that this analysis is one of your best. I thank you very much.
Certainly I’d like to comment on a couple of issues (not to criticize, but to add constructively to the discussion, as well as I can):
I agree the Anglo-Zionist Empire (AZE) is now in a state of shock and denial about Russia’s advanced missile technologies. But you sort of lump together the first two of Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief (denial and anger). Though both of those first two stages indeed have strong emotions (detached from reality) as a common denominator, the second stage could be far more dangerous than the first one. While reading on, I was expecting you to return to the crucial risk of this second stage (anger) and to elaborate more on it and in the last paragraph you eventually did indeed:
“Russia needs to continue to walk a very narrow path: to act in a sufficiently evasive manner as to avoid provoking a direct military confrontation with the USA while, at the same time, sending clear enough signals to prevent the US Americans from interpreting Russia’s evasiveness as a sign of weakness and then doing something really stupid.”
I think that’s a fairly accurate summary of the course that Russia (and China and all the AZE-vassals) should steer. However, in view of the crucial importance of dealing with this second stage of grief, it’s very brief. In hindsight, most angry and emotional reactions are regrettable, but in the case of a nuclear superpower (reacting angrily and emotionally) it could spell a catastrophic end of human civilisation (or even human existence as a whole, or even most of Life on Earth altogether). So, such a risk merits to be pondered over by more than just a paragraph or two: what kinds of angry and emotional reactions could we expect from the declining AZE and how to best deal with them? Of course you’re not a prophet and everybody knows that “it’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future”, but I’d trust your view on this more than those of most others.
P.S.: Though I’m not religious anymore (I used to be, quite seriously, but not anymore, equally consciously), I do respect (and admire) people with your strength of faith. My faith is rooted in social(ist) principals and I know how these are intertwined with fundamental Christian principles. That’s why I see Christianity (and most religions in general), Socialism and Communism more like allies instead of foes.
Sincerely, Hans Zandvliet
“preferably on some remote brown people who, well, ain’t quite as precious to God and humanity as us, the White “indispensable nation”.”
-What about the brown colonists raping the western world? Ethnic English are today a minority in London and state-backed brown racist rape towards white girls are normalized.
2011 Census: 45% of Londoners white British
Police appeared to punish victims of Newcastle grooming gangs, review finds
“Police fears of being branded racist ‘left grooming gang free to abuse teenage girls for two years,’ says former Labour MP”
Funny how Pentagon sponsors Hollywood to produce Yankee Doodle Propaganda to delude the Pentagon that they are on the right track !!
The best thing Yakovlev ever did was to sell the Yak-141 to Lockheed — how the defence budgets of NATO and Australia were destroyed by a Soviet project
Cohen has an interesting take on Putin’s 1 March speech. He provides some historical perspective and puts it in context with recent israeloamerican aggressive policy.
How Washington provoked, and perhaps lost, a new nuclear-arms race – Stephen Cohen
“The latter part of the speech was, however, devoted solely to recent achievements in Russia’s strategic, or nuclear, weapons. These remarks, though also of electoral value, were addressed directly to Washington. Putin’s overarching point was that Russia has thwarted Washington’s two-decade-long effort to gain nuclear superiority over—and thus a survivable first-strike capability against—Russia. His attendant conclusion was that one era in post-Soviet Russian-American strategic relations has ended and a new one has begun. This part of Putin’s speech makes it among the important he has delivered during his 18 years in power. (It is on the ACEWA website eastwestaccord.com.)
Viewed still more broadly, Cohen concludes, history has taught that technology sometimes outruns political capacity to control it. Several of Russia’s new nuclear weapons were unforeseen. (If US intelligence was not fully aware of their development prior to Putin’s speech, what were those agencies doing instead?) It is no longer possible to dismiss Russia, again declared to be America’s number-one threat, as anything less than a nuclear superpower fully equal (at least) to the United States. If Washington does not “listen now,” if instead it again strives for superiority, we may reasonably ask: We survived the preceding Cold War, but can we survive this one? Put somewhat differently, is what Putin displayed but also offered on March 1, 2018, our last chance? In any event, he was right: “This is a turning point for the entire world.”
Superb analysis! Thank you
Thank you for this wonderfully incisive article. But I have a (mild) criticism: you wrote:
“The Russian end-goal is simple and obvious: to achieve a gradual and peaceful disintegration of the AngloZionist Empire combined with a gradual and peaceful replacement of a unipolar world ruled by one hegemon, by a multipolar world jointly administered by sovereign nations respectful of international law. ”
Can you cite any time in history where there has been a stable, peaceful multipolar world with respect for international law? My (limited) knowledge leads me to conclude that the period of greatest stability was brought about during the post WW2 bipolar world – keeping in mind that this has been a period of great nuclear proliferation and other devastating weaponry – yet no nuclear war or international global conflicts during that bipolar world. Prior to this, I cannot think of any period of history where those with power did not seek to exploit those who were weaker. It just seems to be inherent in the nature of nations and men. Would you agree?
Three or more “great” powers, and a more “multipolar” power distribution would seem to me to be inherently unstable. I am viewing this from a game theoretic perspective, that the more nations where “power” is vested, the more likely will there be instability.
Even more worrying to me is that technology may soon be capable of placing great power in the hands of individuals, private corporations or other, non-nation-state actors. But this is another matter for discussion on another day.
What are your thoughts on this point of view?
My father hails from a segment of people that believe that there is no real strife between our (U.S.) and Russian governments, however, he also holds the belief that any engagement between the two will end with Russia decisively beaten. This belief seems as unshaken by the events in Syria as well as new Russian weapons unveiled. I assume his reasoning being that anything Russia unveils is already obsolete by what the U.S. military secretly has in it’s arsenal.
Explaining our aging nuclear arsenal, as well as, how our intercepters work (or don’t, according to tests under favorable conditions) and how the Russian’s tech is designed to nullify them and the extremely costly uselessness of our aircraft carriers (against Russia, China, and other powers) only gets looks of (poor imbecile).
I now know better than even getting into the particulars of the conflict in Syria: our support of Kurds, ISIS, and the other belligerents, or trying to get an answer as to how Russia’s small amount of forces has managed to actually change the entire tide of the war for Syria from defeat to offensive ops and liberation’s with instead ISIS’ defeat in sight. (Not to downplay Hezbollah and Iran’s essential roles but just to keep the convo between Russia and U.S.) While the U.S. and coalition’s most notable accomplishments amount to attacking the SAA just prior to ISIS attacks, and weapons drops to terrorists groups. With American pilots voicing disgust that they were told not to attack obvious “terrorist” oil convoys.
Similar pleading about American financing/control behind the Ukrainian coup and American/NATO support for the attack on Donetsk and Lugansk backed up with evidence (including a study by a Canadian University conclusively showing groups of snipers firing on herded protesters and Berkut alike, with nearly all protesters shot in ways that made it physically impossible for Berkut bullets to have been responsible) got nothing but raised eyebrows.
How to wakeup a smart man and one whom I genuinely love from the mainstream media imposed slumber the majority here blissfully acquiesce to. He does question 9/11, which is where I started, but the Libyan and then Ukrainian fiascos (in which I followed all available, including: the “Russian arsonists burning themselves to death in the House of Trade Unions” being the moment where I could suspend belief no longer) sealed my abandoning all “official” sources and their unbelievable lies.
Try reconciling their Gaddafi with the one presented in the Green Book or videos showing protesters (thousands) supporting him or the mobs trying to shake his hand as he stood in his car, or just look at what the Libyan gov’t did for their people. No saint I’m sure, better than the U.S. could hope for you better believe it. Shame our leaders didn’t receive that ending and not him. (Sorry for the rambling length)
Very good assessment about the current world situation and about the situation in the USA and the UK even though the latter isn’t mentioned at all. I would disagree on one topic though, the author claims that the USA is incapable of changing it’s current policies. But if Russia could change, why not the Americans?
I could sense a highly biased and emotional response to the SDI project, often emotional responses don’t leave room for a clinical analysis of the situation. I would say that it is otherwise a concise and clear assessment about the current geopolitical mess that we are immersed in and I think that the solution would first and foremost be political and secondly a strategy of bank and financial reorganization under a new Glass Steagall legislation
I don’t say it is but could be that Trumpy has his high ego eyes on the Noble Peace Prize, so he will play a dove with Kim to get it. That’d crown his success and give him some needed prestige in the
Trump aiming for a Nobel piss, er peace prize? No way!. That great prize is reserved for the likes of Kissinger, Obama, Clintons, and the other smart purveyors of snake oil and genocide. Trump is not (yet) in that league. Hillary no doubt would have got it by now for “fighting Russian aggression”. Who knows, she may still get it. The ways of the Nobel Peace Committee are beyond the understanding of us humble folk.
Russia’s new hypersonic missile put through military tests (VIDEO)
“The footage features a pair of MiG-31 aircraft carrying a single Kinzhal on its under-fuselage pylons. The planes take off and launch the ‘Kinzhal’ (Russian for “dagger”) missiles during high-altitude flight.
The video shows the very moment of the missile launch. The projectile can be seen detaching from the plane’s belly, shooting off the engine shroud and swiftly blasting away, leaving only a trail in the skies.”
The article by Martyanov linked by Saker speculates the MiG-31 is used because of its high speed. The Kinzhal likely uses a ram or scram jet without the booster turbojet, I’m guessing. The MiG-31, being the fastest Russian aircraft already available makes it the best choice as the launching vehicle for the Kinzhal, the speed of the MiG-31 substituting for the turbojet needed to boost the missile up to the speed for the ram/scram jet to economically kick in.
Saw this video on Sputnik – made my day.
During 48 seconds, the video is devoted to the pilots gearing up, getting into their MIG31s, taking off and coming back after their mission – all in broad daylight – and inserts a 7 seconds snippet of the launch of the missile during late evening or night. Of course all underlined with some cheerful music.
Come on guys – you certainly could have done better. M)
Shame on me. m)
Was not aware of the service ceiling of the MIG-31. At about 20km altitude the sky appears dark blue under the angle the snippet had been taken.
In my opinion, and I’m old enough, the US has been in decline since the 70s. Visit Vietnam, and they will tell you about the American war, as one example. The US doesn’t realise how much it is despised by their “allies”; for example, the Germans and French are reluctant on Russian sanctions, and even on Iran. And if it came to a shooting war, I expect Australia to switch to China as soon as you could say didgeridoo.
Arrogance is what the US has in abundance, and it will be its downfall. To visit most American cities is a depressing experience – they are third world. Its not a coherent society with so many profound ethnic and political polarisations. And the US is going backward, fast – “eating itself” as Putin correctly observed. I have worked with Russians and their level of technical training (mathematics, engineering, IT) is very high.
I have no doubt that the US could not now defeat Russia, let alone Russia+China.
One can only admire the statesmanship of Putin; God knows he’s had enough provocation, but has held his hand. Maybe he needed a couple more years to be 100% sure? No doubt he will be re-elected, but the real crunch will come when he departs and is replaced by a hardliner ensured of military success – but at a terrible cost to the US in particular, and rest of the world.
China and Russia seem to have, at least in a global sense, similar agendas. It’s high time that they really give the Empire pause, by announcing a military alliance with–article 5 like–mutual defense.
That, and only that will end the Empire’s ambitions.
Brilliantly written; a real information and knowledge mine is necessary to be able to write like this, and this is only the first precondition.
Can we use the correct terminology for those who create the failed foreign policy of America? Not Neocons, but neo-cohens. Just stating a fact as the country is led to continued ruin.