Several weeks ago a Russian military expert named Viktor Baranet made headlines when he warned that Russia has planned an asymmetric response to any U.S. threat of war. That response, according to Baranet, included the deployment of “mole nukes,” a weapon that is supposedly buried several miles of the coast under the ocean floor. Should war ever break out between Russia and the United States, the bombs would be detonated with the goal of causing massive Tsunamis that would wipe out coastal cities.
The weapon is known as a “nuclear mole,” and it’s an underwater drone that carries a nuclear warhead, then burrows into the seabed floor off the coast of the target country. Once buried into the sea floor, these nuclear weapons can be remotely detonated to cause a massive tidal wave that would wipe out coastal cities in minutes.
I have estimated that a series of these weapons could be detonated in a timed sequence that multiplies the amplitude of the tidal wave, causing a much larger and more devastating wave than any single weapon by itself.
In addition to the physical destruction that could result from such a weapon, the tidal wave would contain radioactive sea water, making it a “dirty bomb” in addition to the physical destruction.
Such asymmetric responses are no doubt a part of military planning meetings for both countries, but whether Russia planted mole nukes or even cold-war era suitcase nukes across the United States remains the big question.
As you might expect, as the mole nuke report made the rounds, first through alternative media, and then most recently via mainstream news channels, Russia had no choice but to respond to the claims:
A retired Russian colonel claims Russia planted underground nuclear devices along the U.S.’ coastline to be detonated if war should ever break out between the superpowers. The claim, which surfaced in a number of British newspapers this week, was swiftly denied by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who called the report “strange” and cautioned that journalists “not take newspaper reports like this seriously.”
While it certainly sounds like a fantastical concept – to bury nuclear weapons under the ocean floor in order to create massive tidal waves that would wipe out entire coastal populations – should we completely dismiss the reports because Russia has denied their existence?
Covering up new and advanced technologies is business as usual in military and intelligence, so it would only make sense that, should these weapons exist, Russia would outright deny that they ever built them.
Perhaps Baranet’s claims are nothing more than conspiracy theory, or a well orchestrated intelligence psy-op to instill fear in U.S. citizens.
We likely won’t know until it’s too late.