Will the U.S. Egg It On? “Russia Is Ready For War”

by | May 27, 2016 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Headline News | 74 comments

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    This article was written by Pepe Escobar and originally published at RT.com.

    Editor’s Comment: There is every indication that provocations continue. Generally, war is good for business, but too big of a war could be disastrous even for those pushing for it.

    Ridiculous narratives and pretexts for interventions in Syria and Ukraine have accompanied even more ridiculous attempts on the part of the United States and NATO to prod the Russian Bear and stoke just enough conflict to keep defense budgets big, and the population fearful.

    But will they ever go all the way, and push for the real thing? The hot war with Russia? It is entirely possible, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Putin is all-too-ready for his American counterparts, who would almost certainly find they have bitten off more than they can chew.

    Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

    by Pepe Escobar

    So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member.

    Global Robocop NATO predictably discussed Afghanistan (a war NATO ignominiously lost); Iraq (a war the Pentagon ignominiously lost); Libya (a nation NATO turned into a failed state devastated by militia hell); Syria (a nation NATO, via Turkey, would love to invade, and is already a militia hell).

    Afghans must now rest assured that NATO’s Resolute Support mission – plus “financial support for Afghan forces” – will finally assure the success of Operation Enduring Freedom forever.

    Libyans must be reassured, in the words of NATO figurehead secretary Jens Stoltenberg, that we “should stand ready to support the new Government of National Accord in Libya.”

    And then there’s the icing on the NATO cake, described as “measures against Russia”.

    Stoltenberg duly confirmed, “We have already decided to enhance our forward presence in the eastern part of our alliance. Our military planners have put forward proposals of several battalions in different countries in the region. No decision has been taken on the numbers and locations.”

    These puny “several battalions” won’t cause any Russian planner to lose sleep. The real “measure” is the deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in Romania last week – plus a further one in Poland in 2018. This has been vehemently opposed by Moscow since the early 2000s. NATO’s argument that the Aegis represents protection against the “threat” of ballistic missiles from Iran does not even qualify as kindergarten play.

    Every Russian military planner knows the Aegis is not defensive. This is a serious game-changer – as in de-localizing US nuclear capability to Eastern Europe. No wonder Russian President Vladimir Putin had to make it clear Russia would respond “adequately” to any threat to its security.

    Predictably all Cold War 2.0 hell broke loose, all over again.

    A former NATO deputy commander went ballistic, while saner heads wondered whether Moscow, sooner rather than later, would have had enough of these shenanigans and prepare for war.

    That worthless Patriot

    A case can be made that the Beltway – neocons and neoliberalcons alike – do not want a hot war with Russia. What they want, apart from racking in more cash for the Pentagon, is to raise the ante to such a high level that Moscow will back down – based on a rational cost analysis. Yet oil prices will inevitably rise later in 2016 – and under this scenario Washington is a loser. So we may see a raise of interest rates by the Fed (with all the money continuing to go to Wall Street) trying to reverse the scenario.

    Comparisons of the current NATO buildup to pre-WWII buildups, or to NATO when opposed to the Warsaw Pact, are amateurish. The THAAD and Patriot missiles are worthless – according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) themselves; that’s why they tried to improve them with Iron Dome.

    Meanwhile, those new NATO army “battalions” are inconsequential. The basic thrust behind the Pentagon’s moves under neocon Ash Carter continues to be to draw Russia ever further into Syria and Ukraine (as if Moscow actually was involved in, or wanted, a Ukrainian quagmire); trap Russia in proxy wars; and economically bleed Russia to death while crippling the bulk of oil and natural gas income to the Russian state.

    Russia does not want – and does not need – war. Yet the “Russian aggression” narrative never stops. Thus it’s always enlightening to come back to this RAND corporation study, which examined what would happen if a war actually took place. RAND reached an “unambiguous” conclusion after a series of war games in 2015-2015; Russia could overrun NATO in a mere 60 hours – if not less – if it ever amounted to a hot war on European soil.

    The Rand Corporation is essentially a CIA outpost – thus a propaganda machine. Yet it’s not propaganda to state the Baltic States and Ukraine would completely fall in less than three days before the Russian Army. However, the suggestion that additional NATO air power and heavily armored combat divisions would make a material difference is bogus.

    The Aegis changes the game in the sense that it qualifies as a launch area for US missile defense. Think US missiles with minimum flying time – around 30 minutes – from Moscow; that’s a certified threat to the Russian nation. The Russian military has also been “unambiguous”; if it is ascertained that NATO – via the Pentagon – is about to try something funny, there are grounds for a preventive strike by Iskander-M systems out of Transnistria – as in the destruction of the US missiles by conveniently armed precision weapons.

    Meanwhile, Moscow has pulled a stunning success – of course, it’s far from over – in Syria. So what’s left for the Pentagon – via NATO – is essentially to play the scare tactics card. They know Russia is prepared for war – certainly much better prepared than NATO. They know neither Putin nor the Russian military will back down because of kindergarten scaremongering. As for a too conciliatory tone by the Kremlin towards Washington, things may be about to change soon.

    Say hello to my S-500

    The Russian military are about to test the first prototypes of the S-500 Prometey air and missile defense system, also known as 55R6M Triumfator M – capable of destroying ICBMs, hypersonic cruise missiles and planes at over Mach 5 speeds; and capable of detecting and simultaneously attacking up to ten ballistic missile warheads at a range of 1300 km. This means the S-500 can smash ballistic missiles before their warheads re-enter the atmosphere.

    So in the case of RAND-style NATO pussyfooting, the S-500 would totally eliminate all NATO air power over the Baltic States – while the advanced Kornet missile would destroy all NATO armored vehicles. And that’s not even considering conventional weapon hell.

    If push comes to nuclear shove, the S-400 and especially the S-500 anti-missile missiles would block all incoming US ICBMs, cruise missiles and stealth aircraft. Offensive drones would be blocked by drone defenses. The S-500 practically consigns to the dustbin stealth warplanes such as the F-22, F-35 and the B-2.

    The bottom line is that Russia – in terms of hypersonic missile development – is about four generations ahead of the US, if we measure it by the development of the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems. As a working hypothesis, we could describe the next system – already in the drawing boards – as the S-600. It would take the US military at least ten years to develop and roll out a new weapons system, which in military terms represents a generation. Every Pentagon planner worth his pension plan should know that.

    Russian – and Chinese – missiles are already able to knock out the satellite guidance systems for US nuclear tipped ICBMs and cruise missiles. They could also knock out the early alert warnings that the satellite constellations would give. A Russian hypersonic ICBM flight time, launched for instance from a Russian nuclear sub all the way to the US East Coast, counts for less than 20 minutes. So an early warning system is absolutely critical. Don’t count on the worthless THAAD and Patriot to do their job. Once again, Russian hypersonic technology has already rendered the entire missile defense system in both the US and Europe totally obsolete.

    So why is Moscow so worried by the Pentagon placing the Aegis system so close to Russia’s borders? A credible answer is that Moscow is always concerned that the US industrial military-complex might develop some really effective anti-missile missiles even though they are now about four generations behind.

    At the same time, Pentagon planners have reasons to be very worried by what they know, or hint. At the same time the Russian military – in a very Asian way – never reveal their full hand. The key fact of the matter needs to be stressed over and over again; the S-500 is impenetrable – and allows Russia for the first time in history to launch a first strike nuclear attack, if it ever chooses to do so, and be immune to retaliation.

    The rest is idle babbling. Still, expect the official Pentagon/NATO narrative to remain the same. After all, the industrial-military complex is a cash-devouring hydra, and a powerful enemy is a must (the phony Daesh “caliphate” does not count).

    The Threat Narrative rules that Russia has to meekly accept being surrounded by NATO. Russia is not allowed any response; in any case, any response will be branded as “Russian aggression”. If Russia defends itself, this will be “exposed” as an unacceptable provocation. And may even furnish the pretext for a pre-emptive attack by NATO against Russia.

    Now let those Pentagon/NATO planners duly go back to play in their lavish kindergarten.


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      1. Here is what I can verify about this article. There are more than just a few battalions going to Europe at this time. There are many deployment orders coming in to troops right now.

        Kosovo, Lithuanea, are two countries that I know troops are headed too. That is on top of the troops already stationed in Europe. I do not know the exact numbers but I do know it is more than just a few bettallions.

        I also know that this situation is about who gets to supply oil and gas to Europe. Currently Russia can threaten to cut off the supply and that means they hold a lot of leverage. That is what Syria is all about.

        Countries I don’t know the answer too are Libya, and Egypt. Those countries were pretty much complying with whatever our glorious leaders wanted.

        The only thing I can come up with is that our glorious dictator in D.C. wanted to create the Arab Spring. He probably wants to be the head of the Caliphate and the Muslim Messiah.

        • Qatar wanted to run a pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey to Europe. Assad said no. But when Iran asked he said yes. Iran and Qatar share a gas field which Qatar has been able to utilize more than Iran as Iran was kicked out of the supply line. But now that they are back….

          Qatar asked President Obama to remove Assad and they would pay whatever it costs to do that. The President said no. The CIA then took it upon themselves to make that happen. They botched that plan as they did not foresee Iran and Russia taking such a large interest in the outcome.

          Ghadaffi was about to initiate a Gold back African currency and kick the French/US out. They could not have that so the Arab Spring was in part to remove those opposed to the whims of Europe/US.

          Egypt was collateral damage.

          • I call bullshit. Russia is NOT yet ready for conventional war. They need another year, or two, to get sufficent numbers of their top line aircraft down the assembly line and on to the flight line.

            They are ready for a nuclear war in which there are no winners, just survivors. 🙁

            • A nuclear war will not have any survivors. If anyone survives the actual warheads and mushroom clouds, the damage to infrastructure will be such that the various nuclear waste storage facilities at all the nuclear reactors worldwide will fail and release their contents into the atmosphere over time. It will be much worse than Fukashima x 100. Even if the US could conduct a successful first strike and suffer no retaliation they won’t survive the radiation that will eventually encompass the whole northern hemisphere.

              • All the major powers have neutron bombs now, which is why the US allowed the plans for the W-88 warhead to be purloined by China.

                The thought was, if China had neutron bombs then there would be much less radiation from a war between China, India and Pakistan, or Russia.

                Nuclear energy reactors are a problem and why I oppose uranium mining. All of the federal taxpayer money used to subsidize the multinational nuclear energy corporations should be used to retro fit every single family home in America, totally decentralizing the power grid. 🙂

            • In that particular theater of the Baltics, Russia is most certainly ready for a conventional war. Russia has a 5-1 advantage in tanks alone, and could easily throw in 100,000 troops to secure the baltics, then threaten the use of nukes against any NATO intervention. On top of that, there are sizable Russia populations in the Baltics, many of whom have already been inducted into the Russian Army to take part in operations. This particular theater has over 300 years of Ties to Russia, Ethnically and Militarily. NATO cannot compete with that.

              • You make an excellent point about Russia’s tank superiority. Two of their main tanks are the T-90 and T-14. It’s more best in breed for Russia, and it’s more best in breed where Russia can produce these things in big numbers fairly easily.

                When you look at the big picture of what Russia is putting together, you can see that they have so many more ways they can win, compared to the US. They can have the 90 and the 14 come in behind the 400 and 500 to steamroll NATO. They could hold off with the 90 and 14 after the RS-26 and 28 sufficiently pulverize NATO, then send in the 90 and 14 to finish them off. Russia’s sub fleet at sea uses the very same missiles that the 400 and 500 systems use. Unleash the Khibiny EW system on NATO, then let the subs have their fun.

              • While Russia has an initial advantage in the Baltics, their advantage disappears when they invade, triggering Article V and a full blown NATO response.

                Poland and Germany have a real military with which to respond immediately until large numbers of US forces are mobilized.The Russians are monitored 24/7 so any massive movements of Russian tanks would be detected early and countermeasures deployed.

                A-10 Wart Hogs have been transferred to Poland to combat the Russian tank numbers. The Baltic States hold no particular strategic advantage to either Russia or the West.

                They are a matter of wounded Russian Pride. Nothing more, and not worth risking their homeland for a major war. Ukraine on the other hand has distinct strategic advantages, undeveloped natural resources, and rich farmland.

                Farmland that is coveted by China btw. 🙂

            • “Russia is NOT yet ready for conventional war.”

              I am compelled to strongly disagree as Russia and China instilled military components within trade pacts since 2009.

              “They are ready for a nuclear war in which there are no winners, just survivors.”

              If I were you, I’d look into what’s available. Basically, it makes it plain such strikes are limited nuclear strikes focused primarily on Germany, Japan, and other supply lines that doesn’t necessarily require occupation just utterly removed from the equation for example Longshore, CA would be rendered useless at a later date if it is targeted by nuclear weapons.
              Why Germany, Japan, and other supply lines? This goes back to your point on conventional war. Compliments of globalization, Germany is the principle manufacturing-production hub in Europe take it out, and you eliminate resupply and reinforcements to Poland and weaken defenses against an east to west push.
              The build ratio drops dramatically to 1 for every 5 or more destroyed in combat while Russia’s top craft is slowly added to the easier and older models utilized on the front with a ratio of around 1 for every 3 destroyed and not very likely to have went up against their top of the line just yet varying on priorities of resource allocation.

              This also ignores one principle that doesn’t make national news; the Russians and Chinese consider the failure of the Soviet Union is based on whoever wields the world’s reserve currency status wields the balance of power in which failure to challenge the power directly amounts to ‘failing to prep is planning to fail’.

              • China hasn’t got its joint operations nailed down yet, at least, that’s what I heard, and Russia doesn’t want to move until China is ready for the “joint clenched fist” strike against the West – if the defector literature is correct and not riddled with disinformation.

              • And the USA is going to be sitting idly by while Russia mobilizes and initiates a First Strike ???

                Don’t be naiive.

                A total war Second Strike by the Trident Submatine Fleet would ensue. Putin may want to restore arussian Glory, but he is not stupid. It will be years before Russia is really ready for war. 🙂

              • My question is this: Where in the Hell are the French in all this? They appear to say nothing – does that mean they’ll go Vichy again and quietly submit? For the life of me, I cannot understand the Frogs. They’ve got a tremendous Railroad Train, good military aircraft, yet they are akin to a hog in the pen with the gate open – lost and led by what I do not know. Can you who obviously follow this more closely than me elucidate for me? thanks

            • An EMP/CME natural event will be the chosen moment to strike Babylon (US).
              There will be NO nuclear exchange…!!! Mutual suicide is NOT an option.

              New World Order is achievable only through mutual agreement, therefore, a war with Russia/China is an agreed-upon deal where the only winner is NWO and the rest is ‘collateral damage’.

              • So the real question is, are we all so deeply programmed to hate Russia at all costs, that we would rather give up our freedom to the NWO, than to recognize Russians as human beings with the same rights to live as we have?

                Rather than address the REAL problem, which is that some people believe they are superior to others, as hominids, we’d rather bandy around about who would win a nuclear exchange and why…

                Does no one see the thinking problem here?

            • G’day DK,
              Mate, did I read somewhere recently that the US AFTER tried to get 25 of the J-35 Joint Strike Fighters off the ground for a drill, and only 4 got into the air……the other 21 had software issues!!!
              I think the Bear and the Eagle could go toe to toe these days…..although I hope they won’t.
              You are right about the nuclear side…..only survivors……safe in their hollowed out mountain side bunkers.
              May their tribe diminish.


              Nuke em Duke
              East Coast, Australia.

              • Duke: At this point, the F-35 is not relevant to US capability, one way or the other.

                Russia needs at least a year, probably two to get its 5th generation airborne in significant numbers.

                The USA will not be sitting still during that time. 🙂

                • As long as Russia is a “threat”. Europe has reason to coalese into a United States of Europe. Russia needs to attack Europe before that consolidation is complete.

                  Otherwise a United Europe will dominate Russia like China does SE Asia. 🙂

            • I totally agree. Another FUD article claiming that somehow Russia, despite it’s issues and 1/10th of the US budget has somehow leapfrogged technology so much that they can rule the world. Whatever. Pure BS and FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt). Still, gives the paranoid one more thing to fear which helps drive up “prepper” equipment sales and gun sales. All of this, notably, and the article provides not one SHRED of proof. Nope, it’s all blind assertions with the occasional “everyone knows” thrown in for good measure, although who “everyone” is, is only alluded to vaguely, if at all. Good call!

              • Greetings,

                Unlike the United States, Russia has a State owned armaments industry. In the United States, the primary goal of weapons research and manufacture is profit while this is not true in Russia. This is why they can maintain a military that we will not tangle with at 1/10th the cost.

                Finally, I’d like to remind you that the Germans, too, made overly complicated weapons and even though they are marvels of science, they couldn’t compete with the brute force of the Russian war machine.

          • Nightly Jazz,
            Good to see others that know what REALLY went on in mid east, and don’t forget it was along the same lines as to why they took Saddam H. too !! the CRAP they put in the MSM is Lies and lies and MORE lies. most of the time it is OIL and someone won’t co-operate with the NWO!! the WHOLE DAMN world needs allot of cleaning from the SCUM that is causing this!!!

            • Apache, yeah, but NightlyJazz stated Obama said “no” to removing Assad.
              I believe that was false. Seems I remember mr. zero saying “Assad must go” more than once. NJazz wasn’t in the room, so he’s guessing.
              So he’s just sticking up for treasonous zero.
              Same with bill clinton and the NWO. How many times did he talk about a “new world order”? A damn lot. But I don’t think NightlyJazz would recall that one, either.

        • The Banksters need a hot war badly and everyone is pretty much in on the game because every major eCONomy is in the shitter. The global eCONomy is in it’s terminal phase or as Gerald Celente likes to say:

          “Trade wars, currency wars, world wars. When all else fails, they take you to war”. This has been the recipe for centuries except, no back then had nuclear or EMP bombs.

        • WAIT let the Isralies TEST OUT all the wonderful weapons systems we GIFTED them on the Russians first then decide whether to end the world or NOT!

        • blame the israeli firsters in government today, they are screamng for ww3, we must as a human species get rid of these zionist khazarains from these planet or else we all die,

          • A Trump campaign PAC fund should commission a Rose Bowl Parade Float maker to create a Giant huge 100 ft tall sized Work Boot Float….Then place the words on the sides of float..

            “Help Trump Make America #110 and, NEVER Again!”

            Then roll that huge boot float across the usa streets and cities everywheres.

            Pass out flyers to by-stander folk saying “Can the prior 109 Nations that Booted Out these Nation Wreckers have all been wrong?”

            and flyers that state “Ok for fifty years now evangelicals has promoted their False bible statement/interpretation that america MUST bless jewry or else god wont bless usa”

            Well…Where is Our great blessings for doing such constant pro israel and pro jewish agendas?

            So far all we got is america has been Cursed Badly the past fifty years…Look around usa any areas see for yourself!…USA is almost Toast!

            And most of the main reasons is directly due to that phony and falsly interpreted bible statments…for…

            There is ZERO thats NONE biblical verses that state anything about “god says we Must bless jews” period.

            Check your bibles and see for yourself…ZERO such verses exist period.

            and the new testement book of Galatians Proves I am correct in chapter 3 Vs 23 or 26 is it??

            it says that Old testement promice to bless abraham and his seed did NOT refer to jews nor to any other issues other than it refered to Christ as the promiced “Seed” singular, not plural as in seed’s but SEED singular and means Christ…Read Galatians see for yourself all of you deluded foolish folks so adamant on being so pro israel or pro jewry agendas like, Endless mid east Wars for jewish israel benefit.

            60 Million such delusional ones has turned it into a total pure Madness agenda and most even support WWIII with Russia on behalf of israel and jewry!

            I recomend they Convert to talmudic judaism and become one of those they so admire and covet eh…and then move to israel and Take with all the rest so usa can go back to normal again.

        • Obama and his handlers do what they do because they’re “evil”, not because of “supplying gas to Europe”, creating an “Arab spring”, the “petrodollar”, etc.
          In other words, the motivating force involved here is the force of “evil”, which originates in the spiritual realm; no other explanation makes sense.

          • Look up neutron bombs . That’s our future. Dial a nuke? No destruction . Just lots of fertilizer.

        • This is How Russia Will disable the NATO Missile Defense System. Or NATO Offensive Missile systems.

          Article: What really happened to the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea?

          The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet.

          The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is a 4th generation guided missile destroyer whose key weapons are Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers. The US destroyer is equipped with the most recent Aegis Combat System that can ensure the detection, tracking and destruction of hundreds of targets at the same time. For protection, it carries more than fifty anti-aircraft missiles of various types.

          On 10 April 2014, the USS Donald Cook entered the waters of the Black Sea and on 12 April a Russian Su-24 tactical bomber flew over the vessel triggering an incident that, according to several media reports, completely demoralized its crew, so much so that the Pentagon issued a protest.

          Meanwhile, the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage , which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny.

          As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system , now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.

          The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook , which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft – unarmed – repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.

          After that, the 4th generation destroyer immediately set sail towards a port in Romania. According to some specialized media, 27 sailors from the USS Donald Cook requested to be relieved from active service.

          So what happened in the Black Sea?

          Having been out of circulation in the 1990s, the Russian navy fleet lost the edge it enjoyed during Soviet days. Restoring the above-water fleet was a very expensive and lengthy proposition. Precious time was lost and trying to simply catch up would be risky for Russia. But Russia had advantages in other areas, one of them being submarines, much more sophisticated than those of the US. Another area was the secret Russian electronic weapon capable of jamming the most sophisticated American military electronics, thus rendering the entire giant US fleet useless. These relatively inexpensive are proven to put Russia at an advantage over our boys at sea.
          When USS Donald Cook entered the Black Sea, Russians decided to send the US Navy a message.

          This is just another version of Russian built anti-electronics weapons… A very small but precise version of the EMP.

          And as you now know… the Russian EMP is far more dangerous than ISIS or any other Islamic terrorist… And Putin has already given us a frightening of how exactly he plans to strike America.

          Giving you the knowledge you need in the most dangerous times,
          Frank Tanner

          ~WWTI… Go ahead and Poke the Russian Bear, see what happens to your dumbasses.

        • I think most of this War BS is motivated buy defense contractor Companies like Halliburton, that make Bucko Bucks Moving troops across the globe with no mission. Just let the CIA create more chaos to make more money for their contractor buddies. Greedy Bitches ain’t they. Everybody up the ladder gets their palms greased. Look at how much the Clinton Foundation took in, in foreign bribes and payoffs, and used her position to sell more weapons systems to countries across the globe. Oh But Hitlery wants to disarm the American People cause that just ain’t safe. Why isn’t she in prison yet? And Truth Teller Snowden freed.


          • No it’s not. You’re confusing “cause” with “correlation”. They already have enough political power that they can get all the money they want from the “government” with or without war.
            What good is it to “get your palms greased” if the world is a pile of nuclear ash?

          • WWTI, both posts are right on the money. US military will be toast no matter who they fight. And Snowden ought to be allowed to come back to the US without facing any consequences, period.

          • Why people such as yourself think it’s all about money are deluding yourselves. Putin is a genuine bad boy and now he’s getting the tools to prove it, with actions to match -ever hear of The Crimea and the USS Cook incident described above. This is the behavior of a powerful, willing (as John Wayne said in “The Shootist” – A man’s got to be willing)and capable man. Putin has neutralized, jailed, and otherwise disempowered would be rivals and enemies. He’s not Jonny Hayseed from the Russian Steppes. He is a smart, sophisticated, dedicated street smart tough guy who has shown just how far he will go: right down to First Strike, if he thinks he can. Who ever has the most survivors is the winner. That we are separated by line of sight distance from Siberia in the Aleutians should be a strong caution to those who think there will be no winners. Russia has far more territory to disperse its population, so I’d guess that when a lot of people start leaving eastern Russia and moving west beyond the Urals, something is about to happen.

            • Sorry DH, Putin is very smart business man that wants to get himself and his people richer by selling their vast energy resources to the world. War is bad for business. Read the book – The Colder War and you will find that the rivals that he has neutralized were scumbags that took advantage of their population’s financial desperation to enrich themselves. There is a reason why Putin has the highest public approval rating of any politician in the developed world (according to US pollsters).

        • Russia WANTS war!! Look how close to our military bases they put their country!

        • Criminal Politicians are INTENTIONALLY Provoking Russia.
          Bankers, Defense Contractors, Politicians, ALL are conspiring to make war with Russia. The war will be Nuclear.

          I REALLY want out of USSA “Changed Amerikka”.
          “Changed Amerikka” is not the Beloved USA America the land of opportunity of my youth. Damn I miss that America, she was Beautiful.

          The Titanic was also once a Beautiful Ship. Once her hull was breached it was All OVER in a short amount of time. Those that stayed on her DIED. Their families that stayed on her DIED.

          Those that got off her and into boats had at least a chance to Live.

          America’s hull has been BREACHED from within. They call themselves “liberal”. They are COMMUNIST. They are Tyrants. They have DESTROYED America. Look at that POS pretend poser bend over Anti American, Anti Business, Anti American Family, Anti Constitutional, CRIMINAL POSER pretending to be president. He has Thoughtfully Destroyed America.
          The Media controlled by the Government and Department of Defense has BRAINWASHED and Destroyed America. Schools and colleges have BRAINWASHED future generation to Pro Communism.

          Very sadly and very unfortunately, America, a once beautiful ship, NOW Sinking. The water can Not be bailed out. No matter how hard you bail or want to save her.
          The People are Brainwashed and have Lost their Way. They turned their back on normal values. They turned their back on God.

          Leave America to save yourselves. Prepping will not protect you against Russia-China joint First Strike with Nukes. That is what the America-Europe banker controlled Politicians have stirred up.

          Leave the sinking ship. While you still can.

          • Lenny, you have described it well. I still cannot believe a single person of note, whether government official or in the news media hasn’t come forward and spilled the beans on this proven fraud/traitor of a president. (NO I will not capitalize it.)
            Glad we have left the ship. It will SINK.

      2. All I know and care to know is any Army who will fight against the Zionist Armies of the US, Nato should use the first nuclear strike. Mr. Putin as an American I know how evil my
        Government is and has been for decades so please finish them using nukes and save the humanity from these infested Zionist blood suckers.

        • JK… I agree with those statements. It’s easy to see the rapidly expanding aggression that the US threat has become against its own population and the whole world since 9-11. It’s good to see that there is someone who will stand against this madness and immediate threat that has infiltrated our supposed citizen representative government. None are more hated and rightfully so.

          • Aljamo,
            it is NOT America it IS the SCUMBAGS that have infiltrated some of the top positions in the U.S. Now allot of it was because some of our politicians SOLD us out for there own financial gain and so ALL the scum needs to be purged!!! AND make a EXAMPLE of them lining the beltway hanging from the light poles!!

      3. We must not allow a mine shaft gap.

        • General “Buck” Turgidson: Mr. President, we must not allow a mineshaft gap!

          The whole idea of a missile gap was parodied in the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in which a Doomsday device is built by the Soviets because they had read in The New York Times that the U.S. was working along similar lines and wanted to avoid a “Doomsday Gap”. As the weapon is set up to go off automatically if the USSR is attacked, which is occurring as the movie progresses, the president is informed that all life on the surface will be killed off for a period of years. The only hope for survival is to select important people and place them deep underground in mine shafts until the radiation clears. The generals almost immediately begin to worry about a “mine shaft gap” between the US and Soviets.

          • Grandee, I watched that movie for the 3rd time in my life shortly after Christmas last year. I couldn’t help but think of GW Bush and the rest of the neocons in that same scenario. One of their wet dreams, I’ll bet.

        • But a thigh gap is GOOD!!

      4. Mike

        Thanks for the INFO.

        I just hope that cooler heads take control.

        You and I know that we see stuff that is 20 years old or older. We just was shown the X 37. You can bet there is something bigger and Badder out there.

        Today we are ready to touch the stars. Tomorrow we will be wear animals skins and living in caves.


        • SGT

          I hope and pray that cooler heads prevail. My son is one of the troops being deployed to that part of the world. It could be worse I guess. He could be going to Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq.
          If a shooting war breaks out in that part of the world then I would rather him be in one of the middle eastern countries. His deployment as are most is for 8 months to a year. It gives us all an idea of what could happen over that time span.

          I cannot remember the time or date but we came close to nuclear war. I am saying this from memory but we launched a rocket which went over the pole years ago. That info never got to the Russians. A mid level officer had about 60 seconds to decide whether to push the button or not and chose not too. I also think there was another incident with a Russian nuclear sub that almost caused nuclear war.
          Having our forces so close together is so dangerous.

          Other info I have recently learned. Verified by US army officers. The articles about ISIS terrorist crossing our border is true. Many cells are here in America. They say they know about them. They also know about several training sites.

          The government will not allow anyone to do anything about it because they say no laws have been broken. They are not enforcing illegal immigration laws and claim that other laws have not been broken by these people.

          So ISIS has many cells here already. They are training. Our government does not care.

          It is only a matter of time. Again I have this verified by Army Officers. They would have no reason to lie to me.

      5. The neocons need to stop their BS or we’re going to be destroyed. The NATO deployments in Eastern Europe just can’t be justified. Putting US troops right on Russia’s border is just plain stupidity and insanity. If I was Russia and things like that were happening on my borders, damn right I’ll take ‘defensive measures’ and I wouldn’t give a shit if someone called my moves ‘aggression’. Anyone taken notice of any of the incidents involving US spy aircraft or naval vessels near Russian territory? Especially with the aircraft flying WITH THEIR TRANSPONDERS TURNED OFF? You fly near someone’s country with your transponder turned off, damn right they’re going to send someone to see who you are and what the hell you’re up to. One of these days some Air Force idiot is going to stray into Russian airspace and what do you think will happen then?

      6. Great points again Braveheart. On May 1, 1960 a U-2 American aircraft was shot down over the USSR. The USA looked bad around the world and Eisenhaur couldn’t rightfully do anything in response.

        • Eisenhaur? Oh my gosh! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…………Ok cranerigger, who is Eisenhaur?

      7. So, what happens if we just let Russia provide Europe with oil other than a few oil billionaires don’t make a few more billion? And we don’t get a bunch of dead and brain damaged young American soldiers. Besides, don’t you have to be in a position of supremacy militarily before
        you make demands?

        It makes no sense to me.

        • B from CA

          Everything is about money and power. It does not make sense to any of us.

          What is going on is pure evil on both sides. The people in charge will do anything for money and power. Even though that makes no sense to me it is the way it is. They will kill half the planet and not lose a seconds sleep over it. How are you really supposed to understand people like that.

      8. This duel will create a distraction from our economy,the crashing dollar and anything else that will take our eye off the ball. Europe will not be the only one to suffer,the Russians will drop some devastation on us too.

      9. As much, as I like all this talk about conventional weapons system, we have to all agree on several points:

        1) This war will be instigated by the West , not Russia.

        2) Once started the US/ West can not back down, as the loss of face, influence, and prestige would be too great. For instance, the irrational self-delusion of American greatness would collapse, as its facade is already chipping away.

        3) Both sides will use nuclear weapons if they perceive a threat of defeat. If tactical nuclear weapons are used, escalation to strategic nuclear weapons is guaranteed.

        It seems to me, that the only possible outcome is nuclear winter. Russia needs to make it clear to the US, that if its territory is attacked, it will go nuclear. Additionally, it should state that the centers of the Jewish population in the world will be one of the first targets hit. Especially Israel, as the Jews seem to be the main instigators of this insanity.

      10. Mr.PUTIN could end all these problems with the US/Israle mob by telling EXACTLY who DID 911 and CHANGE the USA FOREVER in a positive way.

        Vote for TRUMP to hang the DANCING JEWS that DID 911 on TV!

      11. It really makes no difference if Russia has the upper hand at this time or not. If the US makes the ICBM’s Nuke’s hot after a few minutes in flight, let them destroy the missiles in the air prior to them hitting the ground. I am pretty sure with that many nuke’s going off, there would be no winners anywhere. Putin know’s this, he just wants power and things sorta back the way they were when Russia was feared. But at the same time, he knows by rattling the saber enough we in America can and possibly will create weapons so destructive that would scare the crap out of anyone. Putin knows we do not want a war of any magnitude any more then he does. A nuke war no matter who strikes first, no one wins, Putin is not stupid he wants to push us but not cause us a war.

      12. Mystery Babylon will be destroyed in one hour . The elements ( uranium) will burn like the sun. Their eyes will melt in their sockets. Just like reports from Nag. And Hiroshima ? Isn’t it obvious? Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed. Are we no different.? Do we not have all perversion possible? Is it our falt? Did we not try to stop it . Do we not have ten riightious men .? Maybe that’s not the deal this time? There is no deal this time? We had our chance? No second chances? It’s all about the great culling? And there is nothing we can do about it . We have been warned . What more could we ask for?

        • Very true, Babylon will be destroyed within the space of one hour, according to Revelation 18. Only nuclear destruction could burn an entire civilization within an hour. When our nation began persecuting Christians, it boldly turned it back on God, rapidly filling up its cup of iniquity. In this article and others like it, you can see the shield of Omnipotence preparing to withdraw from our land.


      13. Money, power, buffing up the military-industrial complex. The Big get richer and distract the peons with a little blood sacrifice.

      14. Many thanks to Mike in VA for his intel. Let us all hope his son stays safe. Mike: any idea as to a timeline for coordinated ISIS attacks on CONUS? Please keep the intel coming. thanks again….

      15. Mike in VA . It’s hard for working people to understand people who are board with everything. They’ve been to Paris Rome Tahiti a thousand times . They’ve eaten all the lobster they can stand . Their is nothing left for them to do but f with you. They like to watch you squirm . It makes them feel good. Powerful as God. And you are crowding them . They want a ten acre beach ranch in Cali and your in the way.how dare you have a half acre in there way. You must be removed one way or another. The ultimate capitalist they want everything . But capitalism is good . We don’t need anti monopoly laws . Let them take everything . That’s the American Dream . To own everything . And raise the rent . And strangle them to death. Because I can’t get enough.I want it all. Get in my way.? And you will pay. The new American way?

      16. Sure am glad I have my property in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

        On another note, if there IS a war, might I suggest we send all the radical gays, radical feminists and transgenders to the front lines? After all, they have been clamoring for the “opportunity,” so here is their chance! So, I say, SEND ‘EM. And after they do you know what in their pants at the first attack, they can even use any bathroom they want.

        Just sayin….

      17. These billionaires need more. Is that so hard for you to understand?more more more. Gimme gimme gimme. Have you any idea how much jet fuel costs in this economy ? We have needs. And we will not lower our life style . So just get use to it. We will not spend our money . We will tax you and spend your money. Its much more economicle that way . Do you think we are stupid . How do you think we got our money? From spending ours or yours? And there’s not a dam thing you can do about it? Bend over and take it with a smile. Or it’s FEMA camp for you.

        • I do know the KC135 Refueling Tankers cost $5000 per hour to fly.

          Total waste.

          ~WWTI… How would you like to get that fuel contract.. You see WAR is very profitable.

      18. Article makes an excellent point on how far ahead Russia is. I would be inclined to say that they are even further ahead than the article gives them credit for.

        Start with Aegis. Russia completely shut that system down, courtesy of the Khibiny EW system. This EW system is going to be standard on all advanced Russian aircraft, which would include the SU-24 and SU-35. The Russians made the Donald Cook look like Donald Duck. And it looks like the Donald Cook was out there a few weeks ago to bait the Russians into unleashing the Khibiny on it a second time. The Russians didn’t take the bait and only buzzed the ship.

        Compare the S-35 to our F-35. The SU has twice the range and it’s top-end speed is higher by one-third. What does the F offer? Multi-billion dollar price tag per plane. Computerized flight system that shuts down on its own in mid-flight. Pilot helmet that costs $400k. Add the Khibiny to the SU-35 and you are putting a game-changer in the sky.

        On to the S-400 and S-500. These systems are best in breed. The US has nothing that can even remotely challenge them. And that’s only half of the story. The 400 is already operational and in service. The 500 will be operational and in service by the end of this year, early next year at the very latest. At the same time, the RS-26 ICBM will also be operational and in service. The RS-28 ICBM will be operational and in service by the end of next year.

        Put it all together and you literally have Fortress Russia. The 400 and 500 pick off anything you fire at Russia. The Russians counter with the 26 and 28, each of which have 10 multiple re-entry warheads which would easily be able to evade what would remain of US missile defense systems after the 400 and 500 make mincemeat of them or, for that matter, the Khibiny.

        Simply put, Russia is the guy you do not want to fight. They’ve already proven they can finish a fight. They have a much greater number of ways in which they can win, compared to the US. Most important, they are led by a trained fighter in Vladimir Putin. What does that mean? Putin is already thinking six or seven moves ahead of Obama and Hitlary while he is reading the move they are making right now, which means he will pick them apart then light them up if they do something really stupid. Exactly what you should expect when you have a couple of white belts baiting and trying to show-up an eighth degree black belt.

        • Yes what you say is true and hitler told Germans that the war would only last a few months before they took on Russia.

          China is the one to fear the most in the longer term but whats pushing both of them is agression from the USA military that has become little more than thugs for hire that are working for the bankers.

          The world has moved on but the bankers in control of the USA still want to play the old games so they brought the world 9/11 and ISIS but thats game is going to be ended by force if needs be.

      19. Anyone can win against America. We are so weak our sailors are sorry for going into Iranian waters. It was televised we look so weak. That wouldn’t have happened to Russian sailors. Obummer is apologizing to the japs for them getting nuked during the war. Look how weak we are. If I was a serviceman I’d be doing what ever I can to get out of the forces. Obummer has set us up to be surprise attacked. I don’t know about you but I’d rather be the aggressor than be on the defensive. The aggressor 9 out of ten times wins the fight. Our leadership is a total joke and military is weakened. Weak. Any smart dictator is sitting back and watching America crumble and is preparing to take advantage. The nuke has been invented and pandoras box has been opened. The nuke bomb cannot be uninvented. Every nation on earth knows the political power they can wield by having just one. It’s like having a gun when everyone else is unarmed. You can imagine what you could do power wise over everyone. That’s all it is.

        • But the F-35 is sooo much more EXPENSIVE! Sounds like the computer runs Windows 10.

      20. NATO!!!!hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

      21. RT.com is the source? That’s like posting Hanoi Jane saying all American GI are dead and Ho Chi Min won the war in 1968.

        Don’t get me started on the Rand Corp!

        We are living the most dangerous times in world history for the unsaved.

        The Satanic Elite want this nuclear war and they will poke the “Bear” until they get what they want as it has been written. GOG AND MAGOG???

        Breaking news! Israel has found large oil deposits. Just like has been written. This is the “hook”.


      22. Amerika: You have been Mesmerized and Holohoaxed and Kosherized and are still too stupid to see it!

        And Chuck Baldwins new article at newswithviews site has confirmed proof and actual quoted stuff that Yes Hillery admits that She and this admin as well as the prior bush admin have done all these mideast wars soley to Benefit and “protect” israel!

        The quoted statements Chuck wrote of and copied for you to read have far greater info and details that revolve around “YES the number one Main reason for the 7 nations wars we destroyed so far in mid east region are all about jewish state of israel period”…NOT Gas lines NOT Oil not any other issue But jewish state of israel desires etc.

        The entire usa fed govnt and congress and senate are all beholden to and Under command of Ziojewry-Telaviv-Wall street jewry, and AIPAC neocon war mongers period.

        So..Just where is and when shall it be, that so called “Great promiced god blessings” if we so defend and support and cover-up for evils done by Israel and jewish agendas eh?

        because about the same time frame era Many delusional israel firsters and bible fanatics full of false interpretations began to promote that, also False issue of “god says we Must bless jewry” etc…Its now been aprox 50+years since…

        And instead of Vast greatness blessings for it so far america has been royally Cursed!..And every possible sector of america and society and culture and fed govnt has gone DOWN Hill Fast and Badly…

        So Again just where is and when does it happen those Great blessings for such massive support for jewish agendas and israel state?

        ps: there is not one single bible verse that says anything about any so called god mandate to bless jews!

        Yet they still keep promoting it as IF it was truth eh…

        Why?…None shall answer properly as zero proper answer can be had!…They has all been totally deluded and hoaxed via that falsehood and now so cling to it they refuse to RE-think it or get rid of it.

        Either we do get royal blesed fast..OR DUMP Israel! and DUMP all jewry agendas and concentrate upon agendas good for WHITE americans!..for a change eh!

        • There is some truth in what you say. People are deluded by false interpretations. Israel was once the chosen people, but after they killed their Messiah, Jesus Christ, He said to them, “Your house is left unto you desolate.”

          Just before the Second Coming, now rapidly approaching, “the king of the North” (Turkey/Islam) will plant its’ tabernacles in Israel, bringing the Jewish state to an end, and then the king of the North will meet his end also.

          Then the super-powers will assemble in the Middle East in a final fight over the oil riches, Armageddon. It will be a Time of Trouble such as never was since there was a nation. This final war will be short but terrible, and then Christ will come to rescue His followers from all lands.

          Read about this most definite prophecy in the last few verses of Daniel 11 and the first verses of Daniel 12.

        • I don’t buy either of these two cases of nuttery: the Jews are no more chosen than the rest of us, and Jews are not behind every wrong and evil that befalls us. Jesus was a Jew who stirred things up and got Himself killed for it. Without Jews there would be have been no Christ and therefore no Christianity. Just exactly what’s so bad about a bunch of Jews having another Jew killed I don’t know. All sorts of Roman ruled peoples used the Romans to do their dirty work for them – nothing unusual about that. It’s the anti-Jewishness of today I can’t stomach. I had 2 Jewish girlfriends in Chicago, and they were both wonderful women. I’ve have had other Jewish friends and they were all good friends by anybody’s measure. I’d like to see you neo-Nazi’s go hang yourselves if you can’t shut up about it. And don’t forget, there are a lot of Jewish bodies buried abroad who died fighting for our country, which most likely never to be the case with you shit-wits.

      23. Barack Obama committed treason with his “Fast and Furious” gun fiasco. He was attempting to delete the 2nd. Amendments rights guaranteed to citizens by the Constitution. Treason is a hanging offense, yet our Jew controlled government did not press charges because they are behind the puppet regime of Obama. Trump is another Jew/Zionist puppet. Ron Paul got no publicity and was not allowed to speak at the debates when he ran for President. Compare that to what the media is doing with Trump. All this is to bring about race war to reduce the population of slaves because we are all slaves. Slavery never ended, the way in which it was administered was changed. 75 cents of every dollar earned by us slaves is now taken in “TAXES”. When race war breaks out it will give the government an excuse to declare “Martial Law” and confiscate our weapons…..which is what “Fast and Furious” was all about to start with. The slave population (Us) must be reduced. This will be accomplished by war, starvation, and disease. Robots and computers can now do the mental and manual labor of us slaves. The Masters no longer need us. Elections are the biggest fraud perpetrated against such a large population of people in history. Your vote means nothing as the “Winners” are already chosen by the Masters. Voting is rigged. Your vote does NOT COUNT. We fight Israel’s wars at our expense. Israel is the capital of the Jewnited States.

      24. The rouge US government said it needed to place “missile denfences” up near Russia to stop Iran from fireing off any missile but we came to a deal with Iran, let them back into the club and the criminal bankers who run the USA are lost for excuses.

        Behind closed doors the USA is holding a gun to politicans heads if the banker bribes don’t work in Europe and we are still under occupation left over from WWII but don’t blame Putin or Russia if any of the 20,000 nukes it has are sent your way and ask yourself why did you allow your government to keep pushing russia and why are they also backing ISIS on the field if not on the TV screen.

        Lots of germans said nothing in the 1930’s and it did not work out too well for them did it now.

      25. All of you antisemetic posters on here are idiots. Seriously if jews were so powerful and behind so many insidious plots as some of you claim, then why over the milenia have they been rounded up and killed by the millions in Spain, Soviet Union, central and eastern europe, ancient rome, north africa, middle east etc. If you claim to be a christian then you believe in Jesus of Nazareth who was and is a Jew my friends. So if you are a chrisitan (a real one) allow your common sense to develop this thouht in your mind, the jewish people are the chosen people of God (doesnt mean all jews or the state of Israel are perfect) it just means he has an eternal covenant w them that he will never break. The reason jew hatred and attempted jewish extermination has taken place so often in world history is because the devil will stop at nothing to destroy Israel and jews because of this covenant. (This is also why the devil now uses govt to attack life and marriage because these are holy gifts from god).

        Also just know this. Jesus is going to come again and when he does it will be as King this time and he will touch down in Israel and sit in the temple my friends. Pray to accept Jesus in to your heart as your lord and savior so that eternal life may be yours. He is coming and it will be soon

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