The US thinks it can ‘win’ a nuclear confrontation with Russia


Trident 2.  Russians have equivalent weapons.


Target Russia

Washington continues to insist that the US BMD deployment across Europe targets possible Iranian missile attacks on Europe. The reality, as Moscow has declared again and again since 2001, when the Bush administration first announced the plan, is to target the only nuclear arsenal on Earth capable of countering a US nuclear attack, namely, Russia’s.
Indeed, BMD was top on the agenda of Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld and George W. Bush from the very first days of the administration in 2001. Six months before the shocking events of September 11, 2001, President Bush delivered a deliberately deceptive speech on why the world needed US BMD systems. The president insisted back then, almost 13 years ago, that the purpose of his commitment to build a US missile shield was not aimed at Russia: “Today’s Russia is not our enemy” Bush said. Instead, he insisted, the BMD system was needed only against “terrorists,” against “rogue” nations like Iraq, Iran or North Korea.
In fact, as military experts from Moscow to Beijing to Berlin were quick to point out, no “terrorists” or small rogue state had any such nuclear missile delivery capability. Nor do they have today, according to US intelligence estimates.
Why then is Washington spending tens of billions if not hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars developing its BMD system?
The details of official US military policy reports demonstrated, beyond doubt, that it had been the deliberate and unflinching policy of Washington since the collapse of the Soviet Union to systematically and relentlessly — throughout the administrations of four US Presidents — to pursue nuclear primacy (unilateral assured destruction) and the capacity for absolute, global military dominance, what the Pentagon called Full Spectrum Dominance.

US nuclear primacy

In a 2006 interview with London’s Financial Times, then US Ambassador to NATO, former Cheney advisor Victoria Nuland— the same person today disgraced by a video of her phone discussion with US Ukraine Ambassador Pyatt on changing the Kiev government (“Fuck the EU”) — declared that the US wanted a “globally deployable military force” that would operate everywhere – from Africa to the Middle East and beyond—“all across our planet.”
Nuland then declared that it would include Japan and Australia as well as the NATO nations. She added,“It’s a totally different animal.” She was referring to BMD plans of Rumsfeld’s Pentagon.
As nuclear strategy experts warned at that time, more than eight years ago, deployment of even a minimal missile defense, under the Pentagon’s then-new CONPLAN 8022, would give the US what the military called, “Escalation Dominance”—the ability to win a war at any level of violence, including nuclear war.
Reuters / Arben Celi

Reuters / Arben Celi

As the authors of a seminal Foreign Affairs article back in April 2006 noted: “Washington’s continued refusal to eschew a first strike and the country’s development of a limited missile-defense capability take on a new, and possibly more menacing, look… A nuclear war-fighting capability remains a key component of the United States’ military doctrine and nuclear primacy remains a goal of the United States.”
The two authors of the Foreign Affairs piece, Lieber and Press, went on to outline the real consequences of the current escalation of BMD in Europe (and as well against China in Japan):
“. . .[T]he sort of missile defenses that the United States might plausibly deploy would be valuable primarily in an offensive context, not a defensive one—as an adjunct to a US First Strike capability, not as a stand-alone shield. If the United States launched a nuclear attack against Russia (or China), the targeted country would be left with only a tiny surviving arsenal — if any at all. At that point, even a relatively modest or inefficient missile defense system might well be enough to protect against any retaliatory strikes.”
They concluded, “Today, for the first time in almost 50 years, the United States stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy. It will probably soon be possible for the United States to destroy the long-range nuclear arsenals of Russia or China with a first strike. This dramatic shift in the nuclear balance of power stems from a series of improvements in the United States’ nuclear systems, the precipitous decline of Russia’s arsenal, and the glacial pace of modernization of China’s nuclear forces.”
BMD = ballistic missile defence

http://rt.com/op-edge/us-missile-shield-russia-361/

TAP – To puncture this appalling complacency in the face of these risks, it would seem that a nuclear strike against the US would be needed to unwind this rush to nuclear lunacy.  The fall-out from nuclear strikes alone could wipe out significant populations,  and make lands uninhabitable for centuries, let alone the immediate effects of the strikes.  The cockroaches don’t seems to be able to contemplate a world in which they are not supremely powerful.  Dr Strangelove is where we are now.

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7 Responses to “The US thinks it can ‘win’ a nuclear confrontation with Russia”

  1. John Bull says:

    With DEW technology and weather weapon technology BM’s and aircraft carriers are like dreadnought battleships in WW2.

    Don’t listen to what they say – WATCH WHAT THEY DO!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope they have a missile or two for the City of London Corporation.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The only winners in wars are those which start them … Jews.

    Gordon.

  4. sovereigntea says:

    Might be work considering that the paedo networks are being busted and we are getting closer to the top of the chain. The only way to save themselves and shut the media / internet another war ?
    Same applies to the banksters and the war criminals.

    PS pirate bay founder paedo sites exposed here.

    http://www.sovereignindependentuk.co.uk/2014/03/01/pirate-bay-founder-gottfrid-svartholm-paedophile-sites-linked/

  5. shirlz007 says:

    as Bill Haydon tearfully explains to George Smiley at the end of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (the BBC dramatization NOT the movie!)

    ”oh George… I despise America so very deeply!” :’)

    Revealed: The forgotten treaty which could drag the US and UK into WAR with Russia if Putin’s troops intervene in Ukraine

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2570335/Former-British-Ambassador-Moscow-warns-Russia-invaded-Ukraine-difficult-avoid-going-war.html

  6. shirlz007 says:

    ”I still believe The Secret Services are the only true expression of a nations character”
    Mr Logan? care to enlighten us on that quote?

  7. yes2truth says:

    @ shirlz007

    Logan is saying this from their perspective. Other nations of the world will judge us, just as they are now judging the USA, by their actions.

    Those actions need not necessarily be with the British and American people’s blessings, but because they have allowed themselves to be governed by Canaanite criminal scum they will ultimately be held accountable.

    Let’s hope we’re never invaded.

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