In the above video, we see 4 nuclear-capable missiles being fired from a Russian Borey class submarine just as would occur as described in the scenario modelled by a US military publication. In this scenario, most of the US armed forces would be destroyed by nuclear missiles fired from the Gulf of Mexico.
The few Westerners who cared were cautiously relieved to hear that Trump was drawing down the troops from Syria. But South Front has taken a lot of the wind out of our sails with an article bearing a title that tells most of the story in itself, ie, Days Before War? The US Concentrates Troops, Withdraws Diplomats.
We’ve been down this road before, but somehow, the tension never subsides. The last time there was a rumour of war, Trump had warned that he was about to fire Tomahawks into Syria in response to a “chemical attack” alleged to have been launched by Bashar al-Assad. Never mind that there was no proof then or thereafter that there had even ever been an attack and that eye witnesses testifying before the OPCW at The Hague later clearly indicated it was a fake staged by the notorious White Helmets. (Listen to little Hassan Diab, second video in article linked here). The usual media suspects reported that Assad had tried to kill his own people, without plausibly explaining why he would want to do that, and the bleating sheeple swallowed it and wagged their collective fingers at Assad.
But the bottom line is that the US assiduously avoided targeting Russian assets during this attack because Russia had warned them that should Russian materiel or personnel be harmed, they retained the right to destroy not only the incoming missiles but also the platforms whence they came. And that meant aircraft carriers and other naval vessels. The US was running scared but talking big. I suspect this effectively marked the end of US power in the region, and most likely, in the world.
The US’ obvious fear of Russian retaliation at that time was a signal, which was not lost on Putin and was almost certainly the reason Putin dared to warn on June
“In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying objects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River, will be followed by Russian air and ground defences as air targets” — or in other words, immediately shot down. This warning clinched Russia’s new status, which had already been in place in April. Unofficially, Russia is the new sheriff and the hegemon is in retirement indefinitely.
Now the US is pulling out but pretending to play the tough guy in another part of the world. I suspect it is all theatrics from here on out, but you can decide based on the reports below.
Somewhere along the line, whatever grey matter to be found in Homo americanus was drained out by years and years of war propaganda and patriotic hype. If you’re not for us you’re against us. Russian aggression. Election meddling.
The latest? We are being asked to suspend disbelief and believe that President Petro Poroshenko is not pretending that Russia was attacking Ukrainian naval vessels unprovoked when in fact three Ukrainian naval vessels tried to illegally sail through Russian territorial waters in the Kerch Strait when they were seized by the Russian coast guard and the crew detained and arrested. And we’re supposed to believe this provocation was organized by Poroshenko not because his approval ratings were in the basement and he didn’t stand a chance to get re-elected but because he is a good Ukrainian patriot who just loves his country to death. BTW, military service aged men are leaving Ukraine in droves in response to the imminent military draught, a phenomenon totally unreported in the Western press as far as I can tell.
News.rambler.ru reports [our translation]
“They [draught-age Ukrainian men] emigrate to wherever they can, including the territory of the beleaguered Donbass [breakaway republics]. According to my data, 58,000 citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are dodging the draft. They do not want to serve. They understand it will be a slaughter,”explained Matviychuk.
The South Front article says:
On December 19, the administration of US President Donald Trump announced that it is withdrawing troops from Syria. Further media reports on this issue said that State Department personnel had been set to be evacuated within 24 hours while the timeframe for troops pull-out is between 60 and 100 days.
This follows a significant increase of US intelligence gathering missions along the Russian borders during the past 10 days. On December 18, British reconnaissance ship HMS Echo entered the Black Sea in order to collect fresh data about water depths and streams for surface and underwater submarine fleets of NATO member states.
On December 18, the US and its allies forced through a UN General Assembly resolution condemning the alleged militarization of Crimea, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea and supporting Ukrainian actions in the region. The passed resolution is a clear signal to the Poroshenko regime that the Euro-Atlantic elite fully supports its actions.
The report on the resolution can be found at the official UN web site. It refuses to acknowledge that, based on a legally conducted referendum proving that the vast majority of Crimeans voluntarily chose to accede to Russia, Crimea is factually a territory of the Russian Federation and claims that the troops in Crimea are actually stationed in Ukraine.
The passed resolution also marked the start of a new round of pre-war media hysteria in Ukraine. A week ago, President Petro Poroshenko declared that the Ukrainian military has started redeploying assault units of the Air Assault Forces (AAF) to the areas of a possible “Russian invasion”.
In other words, the UN, US and NATO are pretending to believe that Poroshenko was not just provoking Russia to save his sorry hide in the elections. Indeed he has declared martial law in an obvious ploy to cancel the elections that he is doomed to lose.
So should we be scared?
Read the following 3 reports first and then decide for yourself whether the Western governments and NATO are acting prudently in allowing loser Petro Poroshenko to lead the West by the nose into a possible war with Russia, and more importantly, whether there actually will be such a war.
Our translation from rueconomics.ru follows below.
Losses will be huge: The United States modelled the consequences of the nuclear attack of Russian nuclear submarine cruiser Borey
19 December 2018, Washington, United States
The analysis is published in [US publication] We Are The Mighty. The journalists noted that the strike of the Russian submarine would lead to huge losses in the American armed forces.
In this case, analysts proceeded from the assumption that the submarine would attack from the Gulf of Mexico. This is where missiles can be launched most effectively at US military sites.
Further, Russian submarines are very solidly equipped with nuclear missiles. The “Yury Dolgoruky” alone has 16 of them.
Experts are confident that the headquarters of NORAD will be able to survive a nuclear strike, but Fort Detrick, the NSA base in Fort Meade and the Marine Corps base in Quantico will be destroyed, and the number of casualties may exceed several hundred thousand.
It is worth noting that in the coming year, the domestic fleet will receive for service another two submarines of the Borey-A class.
Thus, the Russian submarines have great power, against which the United States currently cannot defend.
Author: Vasily Makagonov
thedrive.com also carried the story of the modelled attack by the Russian Borey.
In the following we present our translation from ruposters.ru, reporting on an announcement by NATO relating to an unspecified method for stopping Russia in its own territories of Crimea and Kaliningrad. I can’t say I am particularly concerned about a method that NATO refuses to talk about in detail, particularly since the only means disclosed are old conventional ones, ie, involving aircraft carriers (laughably easy to destroy with missiles) and ground troops. Sounds like they are out of ideas. But here is the report just the same.
NATO has figured out how to suppress Russia in Crimea and Kaliningrad
December 5, 2018
The North Atlantic Alliance has ways to suppress Russia's military capabilities in the Crimea and the Kaliningrad region, said the head of the US Second Fleet, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis.
As reported by Business Insider, a representative of the American army refused to give details, but announced the existence of a "specific method."
"It is based on a physical, complex manoeuver. We cannot make noise when we do not need to make noise, but we can talk when it is necessary," he said.
According to Lewis, NATO will be able to operate by denying access. Based on the capabilities of aircraft carriers and US ground forces, the alliance will be able to suppress Russian forces in these regions, the vice admiral believes.
As reported by Ruposters, in October, the Russian Defence Ministry launched the Samarkand electronic warfare complex as a strategic system. The latest version is deployed, including in Kaliningrad.
END OF TRANSLATION
So what is Russia saying about the potential for war?
The following is our translation from ria.ru.
Putin named the main task of the army in 2019
© RIA News / Mikhail Klimentev
MOSCOW, December 18 - RIA News. The main task of the armed forces for the next year is to strengthen the combat potential of the “nuclear triad,” Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Defence Ministry board.
According to the president, it is necessary to quickly switch to modern weapons, to better overcome "future anti-missile defence systems."
"The nuclear triad, which plays a key role in maintaining global priority, has been noticeably strengthened. The share of modern weapons here is 82%. Serious breakthrough steps have been made in the development of the latest, unparalleled weapons in the world, which were mentioned in the message to the Federal Assembly on March 1 this year," said Putin.
He noted that these steps are the start of serial production of the missile complex Avangard [hypersonic nuclear-armed missile], successful tests of Sarmat [long-range hypersonic nuclear armed missile], bearing the experimental-combat service of hypersonic complex Kinzhal [ship killing hypersonic missile, normally non-nuclear], as well as development of the use of the Peresvet combat laser systems [designed to cope with swarms of enemy drones or missiles].
Putin stressed that the military-industrial complex and modern developments in the field of armaments will ensure the security of the country for a long time.
At the same time, the head of state urged that priorities for armaments be correctly defined, not to be squandered, so that not a single rouble would be spent for other purposes.
“So far we have succeeded in this, and I expect that the leadership of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff will also be responsible, together with the industry, to solve all tasks in this area in the future,” the president said.
The Russian armed forces must consolidate their achievements, given the development of the military-political situation in the world, Putin added.
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