Joel Skousen: The Russia Threat Continues to Grow

World Affairs Brief, October 18, 2013 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (

This Week’s Analysis:

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Missing Nuke Claims Bogus

The Russia Threat Continues to Grow

Israeli Attack on Iran Imminent?

Pentagon Backtracks on Christian Hate Group Label



The Russians have finally moved on from their formidable Topol M missiles and developed a new ballistic missile that has a faster boost phase to thwart the US anti-missile system being placed in Europe. Bill Gertz reports:

The new RS-26 missile will be equipped with three multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles, or MIRVs. [Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles]. What is new is that the warheads are [mounted on] SUPER-HIGH SPEED vehicles capable of maneuvering from missile interceptors.

A House defense aide said the new missile appears to violate the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, based on recent tests and Russian statements that it is designed to thwart U.S. defenses. The treaty bans missiles with ranges of between 310 and 3,400 miles

The maneuvering warheads are considered advanced technology that will increase the precision targeting of the missile system. The missile also reportedly will be equipped with a high-performance FUEL that BOOSTS acceleration shortly after launch, a feature useful for avoiding anti-missile interceptors. The Russians are advertising this as a system capable of defeating U.S. missile defenses in Europe.

At the same time, the STATE DEPARTMENT is accepting Russia’s claim that this is an ICBM and doesn’t violate INF. It can’t be both.

That is right. The Russians already pulled out of the INF treaty [Intermediate Nuclear Forces], so why does the US continue to pretend they are in compliance and need to be held to its promises? A missile capable of this much acceleration has to be small enough to be an intermediate missile only. Full-sized ballistic missiles for long range are much too large to have enough acceleration to avoid ABM interceptors.

Once again, we have to ask “How can the US continue to justify increased disarmament of warheads and launch vehicles in the face of this Russian violation of past treaties?” The answer can only be because the US wants this war, and has to keep disarming to help Russia so they have the confidence to finally strike.


Dumitru Duduman: The Russian Invasion of America — “It will start with the world calling for ‘peace, peace.’ Then there will be an internal revolution in America…. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then, from the oceans…” — The rapture will occur AFTER America is destroyed, as God destroys the enemies of Israel!

[ audio ] Henry Gruver’s Three Visions: Russian (and Chinese) Invasion of America — “When Russia opens her gates and lets the masses go, the free world will occupy themselves with transporting, housing and caring for the masses, and will begin to let their weapons down, and will cry ‘peace and safety,’ and that’s when it will happen.”

Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America

Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

[2-hour audio] Henry Gruver with Steve Quayle: Visions of War – Visions of Heaven

[mp3 audio] Henry Gruver’s Vision of America being invaded by Russia

[47-minute audio] Henry Gruver: Russian Invasion of America

Skousen: U.S. Intentionally Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack from China/Russia

Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade

[Updated May 2010] Joel Skousen: Analysis of Strategic Threats in the Current Decade — The Big Picture!

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