America is the most formidable military state with multi arsenals of terror goods in store, including WMD, wanting to sell or use them in war in alien territories. Entire world has supported US plan to conquer the globe by allowing the Pentagon-CIA duo to commission military bases in many strategically important nations. Many third world nations, like India offer their own airbases to the Pentagon for exclusive military purposes.
Washington tries all possible permutations to make Russia and China pro-US proxy states to pursue exclusive NATO agenda while China outrightly ignores all such coercive efforts, Russia counter plays them, causing obstacles to US resolve to control the world single handedly.
For instance, the Putin government sees Syria as part of a broader struggle against the US drive to militarily encircle Russia. Targeting Russia-China duo is the top agenda of USA. Neocons and US regime in general are not entirely happy about emerging Russo-China equations and their increasing military ties. US President Obama’s Asia pivot agenda is taking a more advanced level now with the plan to deploy US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system) to target Russia and China and now it is clear by Asia pivot Washington means both Russia and China. Earlier Obama signaled USA is only trying to weaken China alone and had no plan to antagonize Russia. But now Syrian conflict has led to bilateral crisis too.
The planned deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system to the Korean Peninsula is part of US policy to provoke a war against Russia and China. It is extremely dangerous as part of the overall policy of the Obama govt to encircle Russia and China with the most advanced anti-ballistic missile systems which they openly declare are intended to be able to take out a counter strike force from Russia or from China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, however, urged Washington to cancel the imminent deployment, stressing that militarization of the Korean Peninsula could “seriously harm the strategic interests of China.”
Back in July, the USA and South Korea said they had made a final decision to deploy the THAAD missile system in the South, claiming it will only be used in defense against what they called North Korean threats. The decision came after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch and a string of test-launches of various missiles.
As pressure had been mounting from Russia, China and other nations on USA to dismantle the dangerous western military alliance NATO, USA moved ahead with a well planned strategy of creating the threat perceptions to retain NATO. This could on one major cause for the USA and imperialist allies to plan the Sept-11 which was executed in perfection by employing CIA agents including high profile Osama in the world’s most advanced country, has worked miracle for the USA, Europe and all their anti-Islamic nations to advance their global anti-Islam agenda more vigorously. The attacks helped USA and its NATO to invade and occupy and destabilize many Muslim nations, loot or destroy their energy resources. Syria may not be America’s last Muslim nation to be destabilized and thousands of Muslims killed as per the Neocon strategy.
Washington is intervening in Syria not to fight ”terrorism” or champion human rights, but to further its longstanding drive to assert unchallengeable US hegemony over the Middle East and its vast energy resources, and to deny access to both Russia and China. It is prepared to prolong the bloodshed as long as necessary to bring about regime change and prevent Russia from consolidating a government under current President Bashar al-Assad, or a successor that is amendable to Russian interests.
Domestic exploitation and colonialist looting plus genocides had been the order of the old world controlled by capitalist nations led by USA and Great Britain. Rocky opposition Soviet Russia offered to US unilateralism and militarism for decades forced the enemies of humanity to revise their exploitative imperialist and colonialist programs to enslave the third world nations. Exit of Soviet system has emboldened US led colonialist nations to resume invasion process to cripple the third world nations.
New world that emerged after the end of Cold War, has witnessed a new kind of international coalition of USA and Russia confusing and threatening third world nations.
One would feel shaky that the confrontational systems have merged to some extend leading to a confrontational cum cooperative attitude of both USA and Russia, fighting to dominate the world affairs, keeps the terror war and world alive with their regular conflictual rhetoric and interferences in the affairs of other countries. But that is not a healthy tendency as it threatens and wrecks the weak nations that do not fully obey Washington.
While USA does everything only advance its global interests, Russia fights against USA but only for itself.
Russia entered Syria, began attacking Syrians and others in Syria. Besides domination in the region, Moscow is eager to upset US plans in the region and for Russia.
Russia is beefing up Russian air defense systems inside Syria, deploying an advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile battery to protect the Russian naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus.
Friction between Ankara and Washington has mounted in relation to the US use of Syrian Kurdish separatist militias as their main proxy force in northern Syria. Turkey is determined to drive back the Kurdish forces and prevent them from consolidating an autonomous territory on Turkey’s border.
Russian President Putin is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Turkey on October 10, the first such visit since Turkish military shot down a Russian jet on the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015, presumably on instruction from the Pentagon and NATO.
Putin is said to guard the system that covers up the crimes (like journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 or opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015)—a system so corrupt that it would be very hard to decide where to let the truth emerge without having everything unravel
Permanent war advantages
USA is on war mode because that helps it control the world and its resources, militaries, intelligences, polices and media. After 15 years of waging aggressive war in the Middle East at the cost of millions of human deaths and the destabilization and destruction of entire Muslim societies as the target for ‘collective punishment” for the 2001 Sept-11 in USA, , Washington is the last one to deliver lectures on “war crimes.” UN officials estimate that as many as a million people may be driven from their homes in a US-backed Iraqi offensive, expected as early as next month, against the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is under the control of the Islamic State. Washington’s NATO ally in the region, Turkey, has issued public warnings about the upcoming Mosul offensive. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim described US plans as “dangerous”
The breakdown of the Syrian ceasefire talks and the menacing military escalations by both sides are the product not merely of individual truce violations. On the US side, these were egregious, with the US-backed militias carrying out hundreds of attacks. Even more decisive was the September 17 US bombing of a Syrian government outpost near the town of Deir ez-Zor, killing and wounding nearly 200 troops. It served to blow up the ceasefire deal and prevent the implementation of a joint targeting and intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia that the US military command openly opposed.
USA takes care that Russia does not take any credit to end the war in Syria or anywhere in Arab world. So, USA is keen to escalate the war ignoring international law, though Obama pretends to be innocent, as usual a good boy, But in order to placate White House concerns over launching such direct military attacks against another country without authorization from the United Nations Security Council, it has been proposed that the strikes be carried out “covertly and without public acknowledgment. Both the CIA and the Pentagon bosses have already “expressed support for such ‘kinetic’ options because the fall of Aleppo would undermine America’s counterterrorism goals in Syria. This is of course a propaganda pretext for the launching of another direct US military intervention in the Middle East.
USA wants to escalate war in Arab world and hence opposes Russian proposals for ending the Syrian war. The Obama government reportedly considers escalating US military intervention in Syria In the wake of breaking off bilateral talks with Moscow on efforts to achieve a genuine truce and political settlement in the war-ravaged Arab country,. The classified military proposals include bombing Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons fired from coalition planes and ships, as well as other acts of military aggression. President Barack Obama may likely reject the proposal for military action, the combined pressure of the CIA and the military command may well force a shift in policy
The US military and intelligence apparatus seems fears is that the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to overrun eastern Aleppo will deprive the so-called “rebels,” who have been armed, funded and directly paid by the CIA and US regional allies—Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Aleppo is their last stronghold in western Syria’s major population centers. This would spell a crushing reversal for the five-year-old war for regime change orchestrated by Washington. The claim that this would “undermine America’s counterterrorism goals” only underscores the fraud of the US war on terror.
Some countries like India have learned from experience that by antagonizing the formidable USA they could only invite troubles even from their neighbors, allies and friendly nations. India made “friends” with USA without straining historic ties with Russia as Russia remains India’s major arms exporter. India pumps out plenty of hard earned resources to USA in order to make USA in good humors and themselves to be its “good books” so that it could continue to occupy Jammu Kashmir and kill Muslims there. For USA the Kashmir issue concerning the life of Muslims, in fact does not concern and it has made India a profitable ally temporarily. India is terribly happy about new love of Americans towards them because it could play the “new energy” against Pakistan fairly easily. USA has no reason to be genuinely an ally with a nation is very close to Moscow- the chief target of NATO.
The “rogue” elements
USA seeks to make nuclear war feasible. US Defense Secretary who has openly called for a complete modernization of the entire nuclear stockpile in the USA just over the last few days and of course is the person pushing for the THAAD deployment in South Korea, for the deployment of anti-ballistic missiles in Hungary and Romania and on the Russian border in Europe.
Not wanting any kind of opposition to its continued domination worldwide in all respects and domains, USA argues that the end of Soviet communism has not made the world safe as there are still other “rogue” elements existing and emerging “fresh” in the world. Obviously Islam is the important enemy of west and capitalism although many Muslim nations have adopted capitalism a profitable aspect of their “faith”. Apart from Islam, Russia, China and their allies are the target of USA and its imperialist allies.
Meanwhile, Iran warns USA against targeting Syria army. A senior Iranian official and veteran diplomat has warned the United States against direct military intervention against the Syrian army, saying that would amount to “suicide” for the American forces. The Syrian nation, backed by Russia, can fight back potential American aggression.
So far, the USA has been supporting, with the provision of military hardware and likely intelligence sharing, the “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government. Despite a recent case in which the USA directly targeted Syrian soldiers, which it said happened by mistake; Washington has refrained from direct military involvement in the Arab country.
President Barack Obama has previously portrayed involvement in another Middle East war as harmful to US interests. His reluctance to invade Syria, despite numerous past threats, has angered a number of Arab dictatorships opposed to President Assad. Recently, however, militant sources claimed the USA was resolved to prevent the fall of the Syrian city of Aleppo, a bastion of anti-Damascus militants that is the target of an ongoing Syrian and Russian campaign for liberation.
The US State Department also recently warned that it would be considering the suspension of “bilateral engagement” with Russia in Syria unless Moscow took “immediate steps to end the assault on Aleppo.”
Russia is more estranged from Europe and the USA than at any point since the end of the Cold War, and perhaps much longer ago than that. The president of Russia is simply a poor judge of the country’s interests.
The problem of unquestioning acceptance of information circulated by intelligence services—exists everywhere, but it seems especially acute in the Russian system where communist ideology has overpowering impact on the media. USA says this aspect makes defaming the USA and doubting its actions all too easy.
White House and Pentagon have no answer to genocides of millions of Muslims in its illegal war in Islamic world.
US worry is childish, to say the least, that Moscow would further strengthen its military deals with regional governments by selling weapon systems to defend against Israeli aggression if any.
The Kremlin fears that a successful US regime-change operation in Syria would serve as a stepping stone toward direct intervention in Russia, including through the unleashing of CIA-funded Islamist fighters drawn from Russia’s Caucasus region. Russian strategists argue that a US-backed client regime in Damascus could help funnel separatist forces, already trained on the Syrian battlefield, back into Russia to serve as Western proxies in a campaign to destabilize and ultimately dismember the Russian Federation.
It is almost six years that the people of Syria have been resisting interference by foreigners, especially the Westerners, with the USA at the top with a permanent war agenda. The Syrian nation has the capability to withstand US military intervention, and the Americans will not do that launch aggression.
Thus USA has not directly involved in Syrian war and it only arms and promotes the opposition rebels. Recently, there has been talk of a scenario in which the USA would directly target the Syrian Arab Army, which is the army of the Syrian Arab Republic. A US led foreign-backed militancy has been going on in Syria since March 2011, with a plethora of armed groups — each supported by one foreign country or another — fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
USA thinks Russia and China are still considering a new world order to check US imperialism. If the USA is panicked about the fact that a new paradigm based on humanity and progress has been put in place and they are willing to go to war to stop it and that is what is behind the THAAD missile as part of that policy. It is quite likely that pushed by the Neocons who recommend client states to serve the US causes globally, the USA might be willing to go to war first with China and then with Russia in order to stop the emerging new world economic order that is a “severe threat” to the British-American banking system which indeed is in a state of general collapse.
However, White House is weary about a new war that too against Russo-China, wasting more resources and losing solders. The USA has suffered a defeat in military campaigns both in Afghanistan and Iraq and a third adventure, in Syria, would hand Washington its third defeat — a more stinging one. Russia is eager USA loses war and Mideast is free of wars. If the Americans take military action in Syria, it will be a suicidal action; and their third military defeat in the region after Afghanistan and Iraq will be a stronger defeat.
USA stands fully exposed as coup maker in Turkey and more and more Turks hate USA. Turkey’s tensions with Washington and pursuit of its own regional (Kurdish) ambitions in Syria only serve to heighten the geopolitical tensions that could turn the Syrian war for regime change into a new world war. USA is concerned about hat.
It is well-known that the deployment of the US advanced missile system is just a check post against Russia as is “useless” against the North Korean provocation, so both the THAAD missile and the radar systems are aimed at encircling China and the Russian Far East. THAAD has been designed by USA to intercept ballistic missiles inside or just outside the atmosphere during their final phase of flight.
US actions do bring Russia and China together and stronger.
Why At Least Two Nuclear Super-Powers Are Essential
My distinguished colleague at Strategic Culture Foundation, Federico Pieraccini, has recently argued that “nuclear-armed powers decrease the likelihood of a nuclear apocalypse”, and this is a response to that:
Obviously, if there were no nuclear-armed powers, then the possibility of a “nuclear apocalypse” would be zero; so, that statement is false on its very face. However, in a carefully modified form, I agree with something not too far different from it; and here is that form:
In the nuclear-weapons era, at least two nuclear super-powers are essential in order for there to be any realistic possibility of warding off a nuclear apocalypse, global annihilation.
Here, the concept of “nuclear super-power” is absolutely core (merely “nuclear-armed power” is not): a nuclear super-power is a nation that possesses second-strike capability, the ability to retaliate so effectively against a nuclear attack from any other nuclear power so as to annihilate that attacking country, even though this responding power might be annihilated by the attacking one.
As I have documented in prior articles (such as here), the United States, ever since at least 2006, has been virtually officially pursuing the goal of achieving “Nuclear Primacy” so as to be able to ‘win’ a nuclear war and conquer Russia — the prior military geostrategic system, called Mutually Assured Destruction or “M.A.D.,” being ended on the American side. (Russia’s Vladimir Putin says that it had actually ended when U.S. President George W. Bush made the — as was brilliantly explained here — “decision in 2001 to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and the bipartisan failure by both the Bush and Obama administrations to engage meaningfully with the Russians over their concerns about American missile defenses.”
However, I have argued that, in essence, the U.S. regime had already made the decision for nuclear primacy and secretly imposed that decision upon its allied or vassal-regimes as being henceforth the U.S. side’s aim, back on 24 February 1990, and that decision was made by George Herbert Walker Bush but has continued ever since. Putin is politic; so, he needs to filter what he says through a political screen, in which he refers to the United States as being a ‘partner,’ which I — myself an American and no politician at all and not representing any country at all — do not need to do.
Whereas the U.S. regime has been committed for a long time to achieving nuclear primacy (regardless whether it’s since 2006, or since 2001, or since 1990 — the initial decision was actually made on 24 February 1990, and has merely been in its execution-phase on the American side from that time till now), Russia has been responding to that decision as best it has been able to. A crucial effort on the part of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s to deal with it produced the so-called “NATO Founding Act,” but the U.S. regime trashed that in 2016. President Putin recognized as soon as George W. Bush trashed the ABM Treaty, that unless Russia would somehow block the U.S. from achieving nuclear primacy (if any side even is capable of achieving nuclear primacy now or in the future), then a surprise intended planned nuclear first-strike against and annihilating Russia would be the outcome (given the U.S. regime’s by-then clear record on the matter); so, he has carefully worked, ever since that time (2002), so as to not only block it, but, finally, on 1 March 2018, announced to the entire world, that Russia is now able, reasonably and with evidence, to say that Russia is securely in a position so that if the United States attempts a surprise nuclear attack against Russia, then the United States will also be annihilated.
What is crucial here, during the nuclear-military age, is that there be at least two nuclear super-powers, not just one.
As I have argued elsewhere under the heading “The Three Global Suerpowers”: “There are currently three global superpowers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and US.” However, this is true regardless of whether or not China is a nuclear super-power (I don’t think it is), because China is clearly a leading economic power, and may come to lead above the United States in other fields as well. In economic matters, the trend-lines are watched with at least as much and close attention as are the absolute or current numbers, and China, in any case, is clearly one of the three global super-powers already, regardless of whether it’s a military super-power.
What, then, will be the result if China comes to be a third nuclear super-power? The problem, if any, is not whether there will come to be a third nuclear super-power: the problem is whether there will, ever again, be a nuclear super-power that is attempting military conquest of the entire world. This was the point that Putin was making in his March 1st speech.
first published at strategic-culture.org
Why Super-Rich Rush to Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers
The rush amongst the super-rich started after the key event of 2014; this single stunning event suddenly sparked that rush by the super-rich to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, and the rush has been nonstop since that event. Though many news-media in The West have reported on the existence of this suddenly booming market for luxurious and supposedly nuclear-proof bunkers, none has reported on what actually caused it — the event that had sparked it. In fact, that event is still a secret in The West — not publicly mentioned here; it is, practically speaking, banned from being publicly even mentioned, in The West. So: since that event is necessarily mentioned in this article, and is even linked-to here, so that the reader can see videos of it that were posted of it online while it was happening, and there is even “smoking gun” evidence showing government officials actually planning it, and covering it up, and blatantly lying about what they had done, this report, explaining why the super-rich rush now to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, violates that ban. As a consequence, probably none of the hundreds of major news-media in The West that this news-report is being submitted to for publication, will publish it. But perhaps a half-dozen of the small ones will publish it. After all: a few small news-media cannot have much impact. The government and media don’t need to fool everyone in order to succeed, but only to fool the vast majority of people. (However, maybe now they don’t any longer even need to continue worrying about public opinion, at all. So: maybe they no longer need to continue such bans. But they do continue them, perhaps simply out of institutionalized bad habit.)
Wherever you’re so fortunate as to be reading this: here is the reason why the market for luxurious deep-underground nuclear-resistant bunkers has so suddenly blossomed:
In February 2014, an extremely violent, and US-engineered but ‘democracy’-masked, coup in Ukraine on Russia’s very doorstep, was successfully culminated by its overthrowing Ukraine’s neutralist and democratically elected leader, and then by its installing there a rabidly anti-Russian government, out for Russian blood, just like Hitler had been, and, in fact, strongly inspired by him, in many ways, including an ethnic-cleansing campaign. Within less than a month, Russia responded to that coup by accepting the still predominantly Russian Crimea back into Russia. (Crimea had been part of Russia until the Soviet dictator had arbitrarily transferred it to Ukraine in 1954.) For Russia’s having done that, US President Barack Obama (and America’s foreign vassals) slapped economic sanctions against Russia and mobilized NATO troops and weaponry onto and near Russia’s borders — as if they wanted to out-do 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis, which they are doing, but in reverse direction (against not America, but, this time, against Russia).
Ever since that singular 2014 event — that coup (which destroyed Ukraine) — the hottest market amongst the super-rich has been nuclear-resistant bunkers deep underground: such as here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here.
I think that the three best of these articles about luxury nuclear bunkers, are this (with the best pictures of one of these facilities) and this (with the best commentary about the entire phenomenon), and this, which discusses the increasing number of builders of these facilities. Some billionaires, however, are instead moving to New Zealand.
So: ever since 2014, private planning to survive a nuclear war is the most booming field amongst the super-rich. This is a real-estate market that no ordinary person could afford to buy into. These people are either principals themselves in the aristocracy, or else prime agents for them and thus likewise extremely wealthy and already well on their own personal ways to entering the aristocracy — the aristocracy of extreme wealth. They’re thus all well-connected; they’ve got the best contacts and sources inside governments. And, since 2014, they are rushing to prepare: to prepare for a nuclear war.
If these people aren’t well-informed about the global situation, then no one is. And they’re investing accordingly. Lots of people invest in stocks, bonds, gold, etc, but only the richest few can afford to invest in nuclear-resistant bunkers, and that’s where the boom nowadays especially is, amongst only the super-rich. (We’re not talking here about high government-officials; they’ve got their Spartan nuclear bunkers long-since paid for by US taxpayers; but these are all just private and extremely wealthy individuals.) Maybe their attitude is: if you’ve got three-or-more homes, then at least one of them should be designed for the post-WW-III world and near enough to your main home so that maybe you can reach it before any missiles will be flying.
A nuclear war between US and Russia would be over within less than 30 minutes, start-to-finish; so, there won’t be any time to plan if the nuclear phase of the NATO-v.-Russia (plus, maybe China) war appears to be imminent — waiting that long in order to depart for one’s private bomb-shelter would already be too late. A quick ‘vacation’ to the secret location would thus necessarily be of the unplanned sort, which means that the system by which the owner will reach the spot, needs to be operational 24 hours every day, and needs to be maintained continuously, until — if and when — the nuclear exchange starts. Therefore, these facilities have airports and helicopter-access, and are continuously staffed, so that the richest people in the US and its allied countries, can arrive there at any moment’s notice and receive the full range of services that they are accustomed to.
Any of these billionaires and centi-millionaires could have chosen instead to establish (either alone or in combination with one-another) the first foundation or other propaganda-operation to publicize the fraudulence of the US-and-allied case for sanctions against Russia, and the fraudulence of NATO’s continuing assertions after 1991 that it’s a ‘defensive’ military alliance (it’s no longer that, at all), and the fact (contrasted against that fraud) of NATO’s being nowadays purely an alliance for aggression against Russia and China, as if the Cold War had never ended (and it never really did end except on the Russian and Chinese side, which now recognize that the US and its allies had lied in 1990); so, all of these billionaires rather buy private nuclear-bomb shelters, than establish a foundation to expose to the public the US side’s apocalyptic lies, which actually cause the danger that’s heading to destroy the entire world.
America’s own leading scientists on strategic weaponry have recently (on 1 March 2017) documented that the US nuclear-weapons-modernization program against both Russia and China is “planning to have the capacity to fight and win a nuclear war by disarming enemies with a surprise first strike.” Obviously, only the most-insiders of insiders will know in advance about this “surprise first strike.” (Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a surprise, and the advantage of being the first to attack will be gone.) However, nuclear-proof bunker-space is presumably so limited so that the people who are buying these few spots will be amongst those few. (Of course, high federal officials will be taken care of elsewhere.)
Ever since at least 2006, America’s Establishment — its billionaires and their agents — have been virtually unanimously and actively supporting the abandonment of the “Mutually Assured Destruction” concept that had long dominated nuclear thinking on both sides (not only on the Soviet and continuing under the Russian side, but also on that of America and its NATO military alliance) and have been replacing that paradigm, the “M.A.D.” paradigm (which has staved off WW III ever since 1945). They replaced it by the US-NATO paradigm (ever since at least 2006) of “Nuclear Primacy,” in which The West’s nuclear weapons are to be used not to stave off WW III, but instead so as to achieve ‘victory’ in an actual US-v.-Russia nuclear war. Ever since 2014, US-and-allied military moves cannot be coherently explained on any other basis than that the US and NATO are planning a blitz nuclear attack against at least Russia — and perhaps also against China.
Clearly, whoever are buying these luxury-pads for the post-apocalypse, are hoping for a NATO ‘victory’ in WW III, and are certainly not favorably inclined to preventing that armageddon, which they know is based on lies (unless they’re too stupid to be able to distinguish between their own propaganda versus the actual historical reality, which is documented in the links here, which links show that any decent billionaire in The West would instead be publicly exposing the horrific fraud that’s perpetrated by all of themselves, not trying to protect themselves from that fraud’s immediate global consequences).
Unfortunately, these people are the ultimate “conformists.” It’s clear by their 100% unity on this. They’ve become so gated-community, one-way-glassed, that they’ve no concern remaining (if they ever did) for the billions of people (not to mention entire planet) that they’re placing into the severest form of danger: global annihilation. Instead, their only concern (quite evidently) is to be ‘winners’. (Like I had said at that last link: “In military parlance, the side that suffers the less harm is the ‘winner’, regardless of any other factor. That’s the basic reality of military strategy: it’s inevitably win-lose, not win-win.” However, M.A.D. was the first-ever exception to that strategic principle; and, now, it’s gone — as of 2006 in US, and by now also in Russia (if not also in China). M.A.D. is gone; it’s been replaced by a real insanity, which is clearly psychopathic and clearly pervasive amongst the super-rich: “Nuclear Primacy”.
The psychological reality that had long staved off a WW III is completely gone. And the people who have caused it to end are now buying all these nuclear bunkers for themselves.
In a rare exception to the unanimity of the US aristocracy’s voices regarding what’s behind this change (which cause is the stifling nazi or racist-fascist ideology at the top in America), the capitol-hill newspaper, The Hill, allowed to be published on 9 November 2017, an article — even with numerous links to high-quality sources — titled “The reality of neo-Nazis in Ukraine is far from Kremlin propaganda”. An indication of just how extraordinarily thorough the takeover of the US Government by nazis has become, is that both under President Barack Obama and under President Donald Trump, the US has been among the only 3 countries (in Obama’s case) and the only two countries (in Trump’s) that officially stood up at the United Nations in support of nazism, even of its Holocaust-denial. On both occasions, Ukraine joined with the US on that vote. On one occasion, Canada also did (thus being the third). This scandal was virtually entirely ignored in the Western ‘news’ media.
This is the world we are living in today. How many ‘news’ media are reporting this reality? How many have reported it? Just one billionaire standing out from the pack, so as to reach the masses with these truths, could make a whole world of difference. But, instead, perhaps they’re all just buying nuclear bunkers, so as to be amongst the few ‘winners’, in a war on behalf of the global regime that represents, actually, only themselves.
This is the catastrophe of our times.
First published at strategic-culture.org
5 Missile Test in Two Months: India’s Attempt to create Credible Minimum Deterrence in South Asia
In 2018, the world is more concerned about nuclear issues that the Trump administration is generating whether it is regarding fast growing capabilities of North Korea or infamous Nuclear Posture Review by residing government in Capitol Hill. The focus of all nuclear issues around the globe is the US, which is of the view that its total inventory of 6800 nuclear warheads is not enough to deter North Korea whose total stock of nuclear weapon is not more than 2 dozen.
With all the limelight on the US, continuous and rapid nuclearization by South Asian dark horse is ignored completely. May be this ignorance is a pathway provided to India, to sail freely in the ocean of arms buildup to seize every possible opportunity. India is also not shy of taking advantage of deliberate ignorance of international community on arms race in South Asia. It is improving its nuclear arsenals inventory with rapid speed before Trump administration loses its charm of capturing wider attention. By giving hype to Trump administration’s foolish ideas many international issues of significance are sidelined which requires a lot more attention and efforts for greater peace. One of the most important issues is arms race in South Asia and inability of conflicting parties to control it.
Year 2018 is also not very different for South Asia’s nuclear pattern, that started two months ago and so far, one side has tested 5 missiles including 4 nuclear capable missile tests and one anti-tank missile tests. This series of test was started by India with rather big explosion by testing its intercontinental ballistic missile Agni V. Agni V is a three-stage solid fueled missile with an estimated operational range of 5,500 to 5,800 km. it is capable of carrying 1,500 kilotons of nuclear payload and is declared as an Indian attempt to strive for credible minimum deterrence against China. Since 2012 it was the fifth time Agni V was tested; it was a developmental test to induct ICBM into operational service.
After the test of ICBM Agni V in January 2018, India tested three more nuclear capable missiles in the month of February. On 6th February 2018, Agni-I which is a short range ballistic missile was test fired by India’s Strategic Force Command at annual training cycle to test the operational readiness of India’s missile force. Range of Agni-I is 700 to 900 km and can be armed with 1000 kilograms of conventional or nuclear payload. After testing its long range and short-range missile systems India was not satisfied with the effect of these tests and went further ahead with some more display of its credible minimum deterrence. On the very next day of testing Agni-I, India test fired third nuclear capable ballistic missile of 2018. This time India’s weapon of choice was surface to surface short range tactical ballistic missile with 350 km range which is single stage, liquid fuel missile capable of carrying 500-1000 kilogram of nuclear or conventional payload and is already in service since 2003.
Then on February 20, 2018 India again tested it’s another nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-II which is medium or intermediate range from Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island in Bay of Bengal. Agni-II is a two stage, solid fueled with estimated range of 2000-3000 km which can carry conventional or nuclear warhead of 1000 kilogram. Agni-II is considered as a backbone of India’s land based deterrent force. Thus, it is road, rail mobile and according to media reports entire trajectory of trial was tracked with sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations and two naval ships located near impact point in the down range area of Bay of Bengal.
After tests of nuclear capable ballistic missiles ranging from ICBMs to short range, it was not enough and India went one step ahead in display of credibility of its nuclear arsenals and tested its third generation anti-tank guided missiles in desert condition against two tanks.
Testing its nuclear arsenals to display the credibility of its nuclear deterrence to ward off the enemy is the right of every state. However, India’s display of its nuclear capability in such massive and fast manner must not be compared to credible minimum deterrence. As on India’s part testing all kinds of nuclear missiles and hurrying to operationalize them is the quest for credible deterrence rather than credible minimum deterrence. When India’s former National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon mentioned in his book “Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy” that India’s nuclear doctrine is much flexible than it is given the credit for, was right. So, even after testing 5 missiles India is linking credible minimum deterrence to military ambitiousness and declaring that these threats are its lowest possible efforts in response to the two tier threat originating from China and Pakistan
Alarming in this regard is silence of international community that is preoccupied with issues Trump administration is causing to seek attention. Moreover, lack of interest by international spectators to resolve the issues in South Asia is triggering the arms race in the region. Another significant aspect of conflict resolution approach suggested by international scholars is the imposition of a lot of conditions on Pakistan which is not a sensible approach for attaining peace and stability as peace and stability are hardly acquired on the basis of discrimination.
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