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World Affairs Brief, January 17, 2014 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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THIS WEEK’S ANALYSIS:
The Imperial Presidency
The Grand Scope of NSA Spying Revealed
With a Growing Russian Missile Threat, US is Still Disarming
US Tepid Response to China Military Might
The Real Ariel Sharon
WITH GROWING RUSSIAN MISSILE THREAT, US STILL DISARMING
It is ironic that Russia is relatively open about its military modernization. Most of today’s sources are from the “Voice of Russia,” which used to be called Radio Moscow. Although it would be naive to assume that they are telling all, it does prove my point that the US intelligence agencies are desperately trying to downplay these advances and future threats. These agencies won’t even comment on what the Russians blatantly broadcast to the world (which our media omits as well).
I think that’s because the globalists who control our government intend to continue unilateral disarmament, which I’ll cover shortly. First here’s the latest arms build-up revelation from Voice of Russia.
Russia will have built a new heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile by late 2018, a missile that will prove largely superior to all of its predecessors, including the world’s most powerful strategic missile Voyevoda, (NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan), in terms of combat effectiveness and the ability to penetrate the US missile defense system.
The US spent a lot of taxpayer money dismantling some of Russia’s old SS-18 missiles, (and handing back all the warheads to Russia) but only until Russia backed out of the deal last year and announced it was keeping the rest of the SS-18’s on station. That’s why this new missile is being built—to provide a replacement for these aging but powerful launch vehicles, and to provide a faster boost phase that is intended to outrun US solid fueled ABM missiles.
This came in a statement for journalists by the Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces Sergei Karakayev. He pointed out that it is the deployment of the US global missile defence system, a system that grows more powerful each year that prompted Russia to think of counteraction. The missile defence system that the United States plans to deploy in Europe will be able to intercept Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles, deployed in European Russia.
The US claims the European antimissile system is designed to counter Iran’s missile threat, but Russia exposed US perfidy by offering the US a base in southern Russia closer to Iran and the US refused. Russia is the only country in Europe with ICBMs, so it rightly assumes the ABMs are aimed at them. ICBMs and submarine-based ballistic missiles are the backbone of Russia’s nuclear forces. Russia says their missiles are for “containment” of the US, but we know they are preparing for a nuclear first strike on America.
Russia is in full development of missiles capable of evading the US anti-missile defense system—which isn’t hard to do since the US ABM missiles have no warhead. The kinetic tip must make physical contact with the incoming missile to kill it, and that is extremely hard to do at the hypersonic speed of reentry. Here’s Voice of Russia again on the subject:
Under any possible scenario the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will be capable to withstand the potential of any missile defense system and to ensure fulfillment of tasks, Sergei Karakayev, Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, has told today.
The only way a ballistic missile warhead can evade is to maneuver, and you need rocket boosters to be integrated into the warhead to do that. That turns each warhead into a small guided missile, and that makes them larger and heavier—hence the need for the new and improved liquid fueled ICBMs to replace the SS-18 remaining on station. Even if the resort to movable control surfaces, that would require a longer warhead with room for a power supply and controls. But control surfaces don’t do well under hypersonic speeds.
Another problem with these larger missiles is that they are not road mobile, but they can be carried on rail cars. Nobody depends on silos anymore except the US—because they want the enemy to know where our missiles are. The US is engaging in nuclear suicide.
According to Colonel-General Karakaev, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces has six types of missile launches, both stationary and mobile, including the fifth generation Yars and Topol-M launchers, in arsenal. Karakaev noted that effectiveness of any strike force suggests a sustainable resistance to any outer impact, including a nuclear one.
The Forces account for two thirds of Russia’s nuclear weapons. Possessing a big arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, they are capable of hitting any target anywhere in the world with pinpoint accuracy.
Their arsenal consists of six missile types – three, based in silos, and three, mounted on rail platforms or trucks. Importantly, the US does not possess truck- or rail-mounted missiles.
Dr Igor Korotchenko is Editor-in-Chief of the Natsionalnaya Oborona, or National Defence, journal: The might of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces safeguards a secure future for our country. The latest addition to this might is the RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile, which can be positioned in a silo or on the back of a heavy truck. A missile of this type carries six independently targeted nuclear warheads of 150 kilotons TNT each. The Forces also possess another truck-mounted intercontinental missile, the Topol-M. It carries a single powerful nuclear warhead, which is capable of wiping out a megacity.
The Russians complain about the US backing out of the ABM treaty, which we should never have signed—since Russia never abandoned her arsenal of ABMs.
The Forces are taking on a new strategic dimension as the Americans, having withdrawn from the 1972 ABM limitation treaty, continue to refuse to extend binding guarantees that no US missile defense installation on European soil will compromise Russia’s deterrence capability. Powerful missiles capable of smashing through missile defenses are a guarantee in themselves.
But the Russian complaint conveniently omits telling that Russia backed out of the INF treaty (Intermediate Nuclear Forces) after it was found to be violating it, after the cold war ended (a carefully crafted deception). Russia never pulled their INF missiles out of Eastern Europe when the US destroyed its Pershing missiles, and the supposed anti-communist government of the Czech Republic never told the US the missiles were still there.
But with all this Russian cheating, the US steadfastly continues disarming as if it is required to by INF treaty that is already in shambles by Russia cheating. We are regaled almost weekly in the US by stories of Missiliers (Missile Launch Officers) moral being low, implicated in drugs scandals, and cheating on operational readiness exams. We are continually reminded how many billions are spent, hinting that this is a place to cut, now that the “cold war is over.”
Over 10 years, the estimated cost is $24 billion for ICBMs; $82 billion for nuclear submarines; and $40 million for nuclear bombers, as well as $11 billion for other activities, including DOD research related to nuclear forces that the Congressional Budget Office couldn’t directly attribute to one of the legs of the triad. –Great Falls Tribune
Well, the cold war never was over and new a hot war is coming to this country, probably in the next decade. So, it’s no time to disarm, but that’s where we are headed. The Great Falls (MT) Tribune put out this little propaganda piece entitled: “Navy may reduce nuke numbers: Move would give ICBMs breathing room” The essence is that, “if the Navy gives up some of their submarine missiles, the US won’t have to destroy as many land based missiles in our home town.” Is this a jobs issue, or one of National Survival? With thinking like this, we’ve got real problems.
A recent report from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists indicated the Navy will begin reducing the total number of deployed submarine launched ballistic missiles by 56. Though there has been no formal announcement by the Navy, the expected reduction could give the current intercontinental ballistic missile force some breathing room.
Especially when coupled with the reductions that will come from eliminating 50 unused Minuteman III silos in the Malmstrom Air Force Base missile field and 51 empty Peacemaker silos assigned to F.E. Warren AFB in Wyoming and Vandenberg AFB in California.
The Peacekeeper was the largest and most powerful missile the US ever produced. It was dismantled, but not destroyed. The missile guidance and rocket bodies are being stored at Hill AFB and in the West desert of Utah. But if they destroy the silos, these missiles won’t be able to be put back into commission when needed most—as Russian cheating becomes more obvious. The Department of Defense is expected to start implementing the New START plan in May or June of this year (also from the Great Falls Tribune):
According to a Congressional Research Service report from July 2013, with the launcher reduction on Trident submarines and the elimination of decommissioned silos, as well as the conversion of nuclear bombers to non-nuclear and the elimination of the last nuclear B-52G just before Christmas, the Air Force could potentially retain all 450 silos with only 400 containing missiles at any given time. Montana congressmen in particular have pushed back against an environmental study of ICBMs [to force yet more unilateral disarmament]
The New START treaty, ratified by the Senate in 2010, limits the United States and Russia to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads; 800 deployed and nondeployed ICBM launchers; submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and heavy bombers; and to have reduced their deployed ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments to no more than 700.
According to data from the State Department, the U.S. has 809 deployed ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers; Russia has 473. The U.S. has 1,688 warheads on deployed ICBMs, SLBMs and nuclear warheads counted for deployed heavy bombers; Russia has 1,400. The U.S. has 1,015 deployed and nondeployed launchers of ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers; Russia has 894. The deadline to reach those limits is February 2018.
The last B-52G accountable under New START was destroyed just before Christmas by sawing off the plane’s tail, rendering it useless.
The truth is, the State Department and CIA are lying about Russian numbers. They simply don’t know, and are putting out numbers assuming the Russians are in compliance with all former treaties—which they are not. Our inspectors have never been allowed into the full range of Russian weapons factories or depots—the largest of which is the huge underground complex at Yamantau Mountain in the Urals, east of Moscow. And, the US isn’t counting all the new missiles Russia is building, either. Russia specifically backed out of the Nunn Lugar deal last year, which provided US aid in dismantling old toxic weapons in exchange for inspections, specifically because they didn’t want any more inspections. Go figure!
We haven’t built a new missile in a couple of decades and have no intention of doing so, while the Russians are building at least 12 per year. Nobody knows how many the Chinese are building. And, why should we be disarming at all—even if Russia were complying—when you’ve got China building huge missile forces. Disarmament only works if it is verifiable and if all parties to nuclear missiles are taking part and in equal compliance. We haven’t even suggested to China that she engage in disarmament talks!
It’s not hard to see where this is headed—weakening our nuclear triad in order to induce a growing enemy to remove any fear of striking. The third World War is inevitable and it will put the final nail in the coffin of US liberty and national sovereignty.
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