Russia is developing gliders that “guarantee penetration” of any missile defense system

Global Research, June 13, 2016
Zero Hedge 12 June 2016

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The launching of the European missile defense system (Aegis) by the United States in May has repeatedly been criticized by Russia as an attempt by the US to take away first mover advantage in the event that the US ever decided to attack.

While Russia has already indicated that the deployment of of Iskander missile systems would be one certain response to neutralize the anti-ballistic missile defense system, Russia has wasted no time in developing future responses.

Russia’s new Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles may be the next response that will be unveiled. Russia has been developing hypersonic weapons during the past few years, and as Sputnik reports, those weapons would have a speed between 3,840 mph (Mach 5), and 7,680 mph (Mach 10). The system uses sophisticated technologies for maneuvering against a wide range of missile defense systems, and allows precise and rapid delivery of warheads.

Although the system specifications are top secret, reports say that the gliders are developed to be loaded onto onto Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat, the state of the art heavy liquid propelled ICBM which is currently being developed for the Russian Army. The RS-28, which has been given the codename “Satan” by NATO, has been in development since 2009 and is alleged to render all current missile defense systems obsolete.

Designed to carry up to 24 nuclear-loaded Yu-74 gliders, each Sarmat ballistic missile will be able to hit any target located within a 6.2 thousand mile radius in one hour. Each glider can be equipped with a nuclear warhead, electronic warfare (EW) applications (disruption of communication systems), or false target simulators.

These features guarantee penetration of any existing and prospective missile defense system of a potential adversary. By adopting such systems, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will significantly increase their efficiency” said one analyst.

Last year, Russia conducted a series of tests of the Yu-71 hypersonic attack aircraft. The Yu-71 is part of a secret missile program codenamed “Project 4202″, and the during the tests the glider was said to reach speeds of up to 7,000 mph. Furthermore, Russia has reportedly successfully tested the Yu-74 as well. The glider was launched from the Dombarovsky missile base in the Orengburg region and hit a target located at Kura Missile Test Range in northern Kamchatka region, the Russian far east.

French journalist Victor Ayoli noted that Russia is taking NATO’s saber rattling in Eastern Europe very seriously and will do whatever it takes to secure Russia’s borders.

Russians are ordinary people. They are afraid of war and they really want to avoid it. The last one cost [the Soviets] more than twenty-eight million lives. But once lured into war, they fight it to the bitter end. This unique trait of the Russian national character the West has misunderstood countless times in the last 1,000 years,” Ayoli emphasized.

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As the US led NATO continues to play around with Russiait is crystal clear that when Russia announced that it will respond to NATO’s actions “Totally Asymmetrically“, they very well meant it.

Documento desnuda plan de desestabilizacion para Bolivia

Progresismo Humano

noviembre 19, 2015

Por: Neal Bormann Cassady

Washington-EUA-AGPROG(18-11-2015).-El documento, titulado ‘Plan Estratégico para Bolivia’, fue preparado por el IID Instituto Interamericano para la Democracia, la Fundación Internacionalismo Democrático, junto con el auspicio del Fondo para Estudios Americanos y la empresa estadounidense de consultores FTI Consulting. Su fecha de redacción según muestra el documento fue el 5 de octubre de 2015, durante una reunión algunos representantes de estas tres organizaciones, entre ellos Carlos Alberto Montaner director del IID, principales dirigentes delegados de la oposición boliviana, senadores conservadores de EUA como Ileana Ros-Lehtinen miembro de la Cámara de Representantes y encargados de la Agencia Internacional de Desarrollo de Estados Unidos (USAID) para América Latina.

( Se puede bajar el documento completo en formato PDF del enlace abajo )

Strategic Plan for Bolivia

El plan estratégico de desestabilización contra la nación Boliviana tiene el fin principal de debilitar al Gobierno en el marco del próximo referéndum democrático del próximo 21 de febrero del 2016, tal como lo detallan el documento en el texto : ” Los objetivos planteados en el presente Plan se enmarcan esencialmente hacia la consulta, que busca frenar la “Re-elección Indefinida del actual Régimen” y la modificación de la actual constitución, al mismo tiempo que incluye el desgate acelerado, paulatino de su gestión, facilitando el triunfo supremo de la oposición democrática boliviana para ese evento, pero si fuera antes de ese término convendría mejor a los intereses. Se requiere que todos los actores involucrados profundicen cada punto descrito en este Plan para el cumplimiento del mismo.”.

El referéndum está planificado para este febrero y se tiene propuesto preguntar al pueblo boliviano si está de acuerdo en la modificación de la Carta magna para permitir nuevamente la candidatura del actual Presidente de Bolivia y su vicepresidente en las futuras elecciones democráticas bolivianas el 2020, tal como se permite en otros países avanzados como Rusia, Alemania, Bielorusia en el área europea.

El plan estratégico de desestabilización que sale a luz también detalla la estrategia para proyectar una imagen de crisis en Bolivia a nivel internacional. Como parte del plan, los autores proponen “causar un descontento general, utilizando ciertas debilidades del gobierno y resultando en una percepción negativa del Gobierno.

En la sección titulada “Acciones”, los autores del documento detallan sus próximos pasos para desestabilizar al Gobierno boliviano. Además de “perfeccionar el discurso confrontacional y denunciante de los opositores”, se habla de “generar emoción con mensajes cortos pero que lleguen a mayor cantidad de personas, donde retomen los problemas sociales, provocando el descontento social. Incrementar los problemas o preocupaciones falsas entre la población”.

Este documento evidencia y confirma la veracidad y la gravedad de las denuncias realizadas por el presidente Evo Morales y las verdaderas intenciones de los sectores neoconservadores de derecha en Bolivia. Bolivia está bajo ataque continuo, como lo ha estado durante los últimos años desde el inicio de la Revolución Boliviana y el rescate de la soberanía, independencia y dignidad del país.

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CARLOS SANCHEZ BERZAIN POLITICO BOLIVIANO PROFUGO POR CRIMENES Y ESTAFA MILLONARIA AL ESTADO BOLIVIANO – SUBDIRECTOR DEL IID DE LA NED

CONCLUSIONES

Cada vez están más claras las estrategias de la administración norteamericana respecto a no solo Bolivia sino todos los países del ALBA y la CELAC en Sudamérica y el caribe, en la dirección de intentar restaurar el antiguo modelo neoliberal que destrozo nuestra Latinoamérica, mediante privatizaciones y saqueo de sus recursos naturales, para ello ahora se vale de agencias, métodos y agentes para ejecutar actividades injerencistas y de subversión. Diversos métodos utilizados para perforar muchas veces las frágiles revoluciones o ejecutar operaciones de golpes denominados suaves. Ante esto es necesario que los sectores sociales revolucionarios se mantengan sólidos y firmes, confronten las mentiras y operaciones psicológicas creadas con la palabra de la verdad ante todo.

REFERENCIAS.-

http://www.intdemocratic.org/

http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010111503

Strategic Plan for Bolivia

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Document exposes a destabilization strategic plan for Bolivia

From Progresismo Humano
November 19, 2015

By: Neal Cassady Bormann

Washington-USA-AGPROG(18-11-2015).- The document entitled “Strategic Plan for Bolivia,” was prepared by the IID American Institute for Democracy, Democratic Internationalism Foundation, with the sponsorship of the Fund for American Studies and US consulting firm FTI Consulting. His time of writing as shown in the document was the October 5, 2015, during a meeting some representatives of these three organizations, including Carlos Alberto Montaner IID director, chief delegates of the Bolivian opposition leaders, US senators conservative as Ileana Ros -Lehtinen member of the House of Representatives and in charge of the Agency for International Development (USAID) for Latin America.

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Strategic Plan for Bolivia

The strategic plan to destabilize the Bolivian nation has the main aim of weakening the Government in the forthcoming democratic referendum next February 21, 2016, as detailed in the document text: “The objectives in this Plan essentially they fall into the consultation, which seeks to curb the “Indefinite Re-election of the current regime” and the modification of the current constitution, while including accelerated desgate, gradual their management, providing the ultimate triumph of the democratic opposition Bolivia for that event, but if before that term should best interests. It requires that all stakeholders deepen each point described in this Plan for compliance. “.

The referendum is planned for this February and has proposed to ask the Bolivian people if it agrees to the amendment of the Constitution to again allow the candidacy of the current President of Bolivia and his vice president in future Bolivian democratic elections in 2020, as It is democratically allowed in other advanced countries like Russia, Germany, Belarus in the European area.

The strategic plan of destabilization that comes to light also details the strategy to project an image of crisis in Bolivia internationally. As part of the plan, the authors propose   cause discontent, using certain weaknesses of the government and resulting in a negative perception of the government.

In the section entitled “Actions”, the paper’s authors detail their next steps to destabilize the Bolivian government. In addition to “perfect the confrontational and complainant of the opposition”, speaking of “generating excitement with short messages but they reach more people, where resume social problems, causing social unrest. Increasing problems or false concerns among the population. “

This document evidence and confirms the veracity and seriousness of the allegations made by President Evo Morales and the real intentions of the right sectors of neoconservatives in Bolivia. Bolivia is under continuous attack, as it has been in recent years since the start of the Bolivian Revolution and the recovery of sovereignty, independence and dignity of the country.

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CARLOS SANCHEZ BERZAIN POLITICAL AND BOLIVIAN FUGITIVE FOR CRIMES FUGITIVE MILLIONAIRE SWINDLE TO THE BOLIVIAN STATE – IID ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FROM NED

CONCLUSIONS

Every time the US administration strategies are clearer about not only Bolivia but all the countries of ALBA and CELAC in South America and the Caribbean, in the direction of trying to restore the old neoliberal model that blight Latin America, through privatization and looting of natural resources, for it is now worth agencies, methods and agents to run interventionist and subversive activities. Various methods used to drill revolutions often fragile or run called tapping operations. Given this it is necessary that the revolutionary social sectors to remain strong and firm, confront the lies and psychological operations created with the word of truth above all.

REFERENCE.-

http://www.intdemocratic.org/

Strategic Plan for Bolivia       PDF document

http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010111503

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The US Is preparing to oust President Evo Morales

From Strategic Culture Foundation
Nil NIKANDROV

June 9, 2016

US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America’s “hostile bloc of populist states” as one of his administration’s foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy this success before stepping down.

Washington also feels under the gun in Bolivia because of China’s successful expansion in the country. Morales is steadily strengthening his financial, economic, trade, and military relationship with Beijing. Chinese businesses in La Paz are thriving – making investments and loans and taking part in projects to secure a key position for Bolivia in the modernization of the continent’s transportation industry. In the next 10 years, thanks to Bolivia’s plentiful gas reserves, that country will become the energy hub of South America. Evo Morales sees his country’s development as his top priority, and the Chinese, unlike the Americans, have always viewed Bolivia as an ally and partner in a relationship that eschews double standards.

The US embassy in La Paz has been without an ambassador since 2008. He was declared persona non grata because of his subversive activities. The interim chargé d’affaires is currently Peter Brennan, and pointed questions have been raised about what agency he truly works for. He was previously stationed in Pakistan, where “difficult decisions” had to be made about assassinations, but most of his career has been spent handling Latin American countries. In particular, Brennan was responsible for introducing the ZunZuneo service into Cuba (an illegal program dubbed the “Cuban Twitter”). USAID fronted this CIA program, under the innocent pretext of helping to inform Cubans about cultural and sporting events and other international news. Once ZunZuneo was in place, there were plans to use this program to mobilize the population in preparation for a “Cuban Spring”. When reading about Brennan one often encounters the phrase – “dark horse”. He is used to getting what he wants, at any cost, and his tight deadline in Bolivia (before the end of Obama’s presidency) is forcing Brennan to take great risks.

Previously, Brennan had “distinguished himself” during the run-up to the referendum on allowing President Evo Morales to run for reelection in 2019, as well as during the vote itself. To encourage “no” votes, the US embassy mobilized its entire propaganda machine, roused to action the NGOs under its control, and allocated considerable additional funds for the staging of protests. It is telling that many of those culminated in the burning of photographs of Morales wearing his presidential sash. A record-setting volley of dirt was fired at the president. Accusations of corruption were the most common, although Morales has always been open about his personal finances. It would have been hard to pin ownership of “$43 billion in offshore accounts” on him, as was done to Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.

Brennan also has agreements in place with Washington about other operations to compromise the Bolivian president. An attack was launched by the CIA agent Carlos Valverde Bravo, a well-known TV journalist and former agent with Bolivia’s security services. In his Feb. 3 program he accused Morales’s former companion, Gabriela Zapata, the commercial manager of the Chinese company CAMC Engineering Co, of orchestrating shady business deals worth $500 million. Insinuations simultaneously began circulating on the Internet about the Bolivian president’s involvement in those, although Morales completely broke ties with Zapata back in 2007 and has spared no individual, regardless of name and rank, in his battle against corruption.

The “exposés” staged by the US embassy continued until the day of the referendum itself on Feb. 21, 2016. The “no” votes prevailed, despite the favorable trend that had been indicated in the voter polls. Morales accepted defeat with his Indian equanimity, but in his statements after the referendum he was clear that the US embassy had waged a hostile campaign.

The investigation into Gabriela Zapata revealed that she had capitalized on her previous relationship with Morales to further her career. She was offered a position with the Chinese company CAMC and took possession of a luxury home in an upscale neighborhood in La Paz, making a big show of her “closeness” to the Bolivian leader, although he played no role in any of this. This was the same reason she tried to initiate a business and personal relationship with the president’s chief of staff, Juan Ramón Quintana. He has categorically denied having ever met Zapata.

Gradually, all the CIA’s fabricated evidence disintegrated. Zapata is now testifying, and her lawyer has holed up abroad because his contacts with the Americans have been exposed. The American agent Valverde Bravo has fled to Argentina. Accusations against Morales are being hurled from there with renewed vigor. The attack continues. It’s all quite logical: a continually repeated lie is an effective weapon in this newest generation of information warfare. The latest example was the ouster of Dilma Rousseff, who was accused of corruption by officials whom her government had identified as corrupt!

The US military has been increasing its presence in Bolivia in recent months. For example, Colonel Felando Pierre Thigpen visited the department of Santa Cruz, where there are strong separatist leanings. Thigpen is known to be involved in a joint program between the Pentagon and CIA to recruit and train potential personnel for American intelligence. In commentary by Bolivian bloggers and in publications about Thigpen, it is noted that the colonel was dispatched to the country on the eve of events related to “the impending replacement of a government that has exhausted its potential, as well as the need to recruit alternative young personalities into the new leadership structure.” Some comments have indicated that Thigpen is overseeing the work of diplomats Peter Brennan and Erik Foronda, a media and press advisor at the US embassy.

The embassy responded by stating that Thigpen had arrived in Bolivia “at his own initiative”, but it is no secret that he was invited to “work with youth” by NGOs that coordinate their activities with the Americans: the Foundation for Leadership and Integral Development (FULIDEI), the Global Transformation Network (RTG), the Bolivian School of Heroes (EHB), and others. So Thigpen’s work is not being improvised, but is rather a direct challenge to Morales’s government. Domestically, the far-right party Christian Democratic Party provides him with political cover.

The US plans to destabilize Bolivia – which were provided to Evo Morales’s government by an unnamed friendly country – include a step-by-step chronogram of the actions plotted by the Americans. For example:

“To spark hunger strikes and mass mobilizations and to stir up conflicts within universities, civil organizations, indigenous communities, and varied social circles, as well as within government institutions. To strike up acquaintances with both active-duty and retired military officers, with the goal of undercutting the government’s credibility within the armed forces. It is absolutely essential to train the military for a crisis scenario, so that in an atmosphere of growing social conflict they will lead an uprising against the regime and support the protests in order to ensure a peaceful transition to democracy.”

The program’s first fruits have been the emergence of social protests (recent marches by disabled citizens were staged at the suggestion of the American embassy), although Evo Morales’s administration has evinced more concern for the interests of Bolivians on a limited income than any other government in the history of Bolivia.

The scope of the operation to oust President Morales – financed and directed by US intelligence agencies – continues to expand. The Americans’ biggest adversary in Latin America has been sentenced to a fate of “neutralization”. Speaking out against Evo Morales, the radical opposition has openly alluded to the fact that it has been a long time since the region has seen a really newsworthy air crash involving a politician who was hostile to Washington…

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/06/09/the-us-is-preparing-to-oust-president-evo-morales.html

Shocking UN report lists crimes by the Ukrainian authorities

From Strategic Culture Foundation

By Arina Tsukanova
June 11, 2016
Shocking UN Report Lists Crimes by the Ukrainian Authorities

The 13th report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine between 16 November 2015 and 15 February 2016, when the Minsk Agreements were in force, has come as a shock to Kiev.

According to the UN, more than three million people live in the areas directly affected by the conflict. The exact number of people who have left Ukraine-controlled territory is still unknown, although rough estimates range from 800,000 to 1,000,000 people. The Ukrainian government has estimated that more than a million people have left southeast Ukraine for Russia, Belarus and Europe. This figure does not match that of the Russian federal migration service, however: in 2015, around four million Ukrainians crossed the border, with nearly 2.6 million settling in Russia. More than a million people have arrived from southeast Ukraine. Residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are permitted to live freely in Russia.

The discrepancy in the figures clearly shows that Ukraine is not interested in keeping track of its citizens, whether within the country or abroad. This means that one of the aims of the military campaign launched in the east of the country is to displace the population from the area of conflict, predominantly to Russia. Given that refugees from the republics to Ukraine are facing discrimination in access to public services, according to the UN report, the authorities in Kiev do not seem to want the residents of Donbass either.

The UN also states that those living close to the contact line (nearly 800,000 people) are particularly suffering, and the lives of these people are constantly at risk. The UN mission believes that the assistance being given to the residents of Donbass is insufficient, even given Russia’s humanitarian convoys, although the fact that it was Ukraine that shut down all the social programmes and introduced the ‘blockade’ unfortunately remained beyond the scope of the report.

The UN believes that the permit regime introduced by Ukraine and the disorder at checkpoints are negatively reinforcing the isolation of those living in the DPR and LPR. Queues of up to 300-400 cars waiting on either side of the checkpoints are observed on a regular basis and this recently ended in tragedy. Due to the fact that the Ukrainian checkpoint is not open at night, civilians who had been queuing in their cars overnight were fired at by the Ukrainian side using illegal-calibre weapons (122 mm), resulting in the deaths of five people, including a pregnant woman.

During the period covered in the report, the Ukrainian armed forces have advanced even further into populated areas and the numerous attacks on the residential areas of Horlivka, Shakhtarsk and Debaltseve are also mentioned in the report.

Since the Minsk ceasefire agreements entered into force (i.e. since 15 February 2015), there have been 843 civilian casualties – 235 killed (216 adults and 19 children) and 608 injured (554 adults and 44 children). At the same time, the UN mission notes that it is unable to attribute some of the victims to either side of the conflict. It also emphasises that the real number of those killed and injured could be higher than that given in the report.

The number of people missing is particularly shocking. The Ukrainian side has reported 741 persons missing, while the DPR has registered 420 missing persons. In addition, the UN mission has ascertained that approximately 1,000 bodies held in morgues in government-controlled territory have still not been identified.

And once again the numbers are crying out that the Ukrainian government does not believe people to be important. The number of persons that Kiev has declared missing is a third less than the number of unidentified bodies! And the numbers also ignore the mortal remains in areas where hostilies took place – search operations are virtually non-existent. As the UN report states, there is not even a dedicated mechanism in place to gather statements from the relatives of missing persons.

The UN mission has also not taken into account the number of unmarked graves in cemeteries. The overwhelming majority of missing persons should not be looked for in the Donetsk and Luhansk republics, but among the thousands of bodies that have already been quietly buried or are still lying in morgues. It is possible that the official number of those who will never return has been hugely underestimated.

The efforts of the Ukrainian side aimed at searching for and identifying those killed and those missing are referred to in the UN report using the word «inaction».

Kiev cannot admit that to avoid responsibility, it is secretly carrying out a policy of ‘unidentified bodies’. It is also being suggested to relatives that missing persons are being held captive by DPR and LPR ‘separatists’.

The report concedes that some people recorded as missing may be alive, but are being held in secret places of detention either in the republics or in Ukrainian-controlled territory.

The UN mission has finally figured out that the secret prisons and torture in Ukraine are an established system that has become part of the state and its policies. Of the 1,925 criminal investigations launched into allegations of torture in 2015, 1,450 were closed.

The report has also provided yet more evidence that it is not a civil war. It is a war between those who seized power by means of a military coup and the people of Ukraine, a war that is hypocritically being referred to as an ‘anti-terrorist operation’.

As noted in the report,

throughout the country, OHCHR continued to receive allegations of enforced disappearances, arbitrary and incommunicado detention, and torture and ill-treatment of people accused by the Ukrainian authorities of ‘trespassing territorial integrity’, ‘terrorism’ or related offenses, or of individuals suspected of being members of, or affiliated with, the armed groups.

People are not just being tortured, but are also being executed without trial. In Sloviansk, for example, the basement of the local college is being used for this purpose. A basement used for torture and summary executions was also discovered by UN inspectors in Izium, Kharkiv district. In addition, «a network of unofficial places of detention, often located in the basement of regional SBU buildings, have been identified». The SBU also has such basements in Odessa and Kharkiv. In February 2016, between 20 to 30 people were detained in the basement of the Kharkiv regional SBU building, and the vast majority of prisoners were not arrested in accordance with legal procedures and were not charged.

The report also notes that the SBU obtains confessions of terrorism using torture, and those who sign the confessions are told that should they complain, then their families, including their children, will also be made to suffer. The Security Service of Ukraine refers to such methods as the use of «proportional» and «justified» force.

The 13th report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine appeared on 3 March 2016, but it is only now that the information bomb has exploded following an article in The Times, in which Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, talks about the report and also about five secret SBU prisons that a delegation of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture was not allowed access to, resulting in the delegation cutting short its visit to Ukraine…

The 13th report also completely destroys the myth that there are thousands of prisoners in the DPR and LPR. There is no trace of the thousands – in February 2016, the SBU gave the UN mission a list of 136 people who are allegedly being detained in custody in the republics, but nothing is known about this for sure. The list provided by the DPR authorities, however, looks completely different. «Some 1,110 persons were detained by the Government of Ukraine, including 363 members of the armed groups. This includes 577 people arrested for ‘their political views’ and 170 civilians ‘who have nothing to do with the conflict’», says the UN report. The SBU has gone overboard by essentially creating a system of concentration camps. The UN report likens the actions of the SBU to the seizure of hostages.

It has been impossible to keep the scandal hushed up, but while this regime exists in Ukraine, investigations into its criminal activities will be carried out along the same lines as the investigations into the people burned alive in Odessa on 2 May 2014. Namely that the executioners will remain free or under house arrest while the victims are imprisoned. For years.


http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/06/11/shocking-un-report-lists-crimes-ukrainian-authorities.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/shocking-un-report-lists-crimes-by-the-ukrainian-authorities/5530494

A Russian warning. “A looming Third World War”

From Club Orlov
May 31, 2016

We, the undersigned, are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an extremely dangerous collision course with the Russian Federation, as well as with China. Many respected, patriotic Americans, such as Paul Craig Roberts, Stephen Cohen, Philip Giraldi, Ray McGovern and many others have been issuing warnings of a looming a Third World War. But their voices have been all but lost among the din of a mass media that is full of deceptive and inaccurate stories that characterize the Russian economy as being in shambles and the Russian military as weak—all based on no evidence. But we—knowing both Russian history and the current state of Russian society and the Russian military, cannot swallow these lies. We now feel that it is our duty, as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth. And the truth is simply this:

If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States
will most certainly be destroyed, and most of us will end up dead.
Let us take a step back and put what is happening in a historical context. Russia has suffered a great deal at the hands of foreign invaders, losing 22 million people in World War II. Most of the dead were civilians, because the country was invaded, and the Russians have vowed to never let such a disaster happen again. Each time Russia had been invaded, she emerged victorious. In 1812 Nepoleon invaded Russia; in 1814 Russian cavalry rode into Paris. On June 22, 1941, Hitler’s Luftwaffe bombed Kiev; On May 8, 1945, Soviet troops rolled into Berlin.But times have changed since then. If Hitler were to attack Russia today, he would be dead 20 to 30 minutes later, his bunker reduced to glowing rubble by a strike from a Kalibr supersonic cruise missile launched from a small Russian navy ship somewhere in the Baltic Sea. The operational abilities of the new Russian military have been most persuasively demonstrated during the recent action against ISIS, Al Nusra and other foreign-funded terrorist groups operating in Syria. A long time ago Russia had to respond to provocations by fighting land battles on her own territory, then launching a counter-invasion; but this is no longer necessary. Russia’s new weapons make retaliation instant, undetectable, unstoppable and perfectly lethal.

Thus, if tomorrow a war were to break out between the US and Russia, it is guaranteed that the US would be obliterated. At a minimum, there would no longer be an electric grid, no internet, no oil and gas pipelines, no interstate highway system, no air transportation or GPS-based navigation. Financial centers would lie in ruins. Government at every level would cease to function. US armed forces, stationed all around the globe, would no longer be resupplied. At a maximum, the entire landmass of the US would be covered by a layer of radioactive ash. We tell you this not to be alarmist, but because, based on everything we know, we are ourselves alarmed. If attacked, Russia will not back down; she will retaliate, and she will utterly annihilate the United States.

The US leadership has done everything it could to push the situation to the brink of disaster. First, its anti-Russian policies have convinced the Russian leadership that making concessions or negotiating with the West is futile. It has become apparent that the West will always support any individual, movement or government that is anti-Russian, be it tax-cheating Russian oligarchs, convicted Ukrainian war criminals, Saudi-supported Wahhabi terrorists in Chechnya or cathedral-desecrating punks in Moscow. Now that NATO, in violation of its previous promises, has expanded right up to the Russian border, with US forces deployed in the Baltic states, within artillery range of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, the Russians have nowhere left to retreat. They will not attack; nor will they back down or surrender. The Russian leadership enjoys over 80% of popular support; the remaining 20% seems to feel that it is being too soft in opposing Western encroachment. But Russia will retaliate, and a provocation or a simple mistake could trigger a sequence of events that will end with millions of Americans dead and the US in ruins.

Unlike many Americans, who see war as an exciting, victorious foreign adventure, the Russians hate and fear war. But they are also ready for it, and they have been preparing for war for several years now. Their preparations have been most effective. Unlike the US, which squanders untold billions on dubious overpriced arms programs such as the F-35 joint task fighter, the Russians are extremely stingy with their defense rubles, getting as much as 10 times the bang for the buck compared to the bloated US defense industry. While it is true that the Russian economy has suffered from low energy prices, it is far from being in shambles, and a return to growth is expected as early as next year. Senator John McCain once called Russia “A gas station masquerading as a country.” Well, he lied. Yes, Russia is the world’s largest oil producer and second-largest oil exporter, but it is also world’s largest exporter of grain and nuclear power technology. It is as advanced and sophisticated a society as the United States. Russia’s armed forces, both conventional and nuclear, are now ready to fight, and they are more than a match for the US and NATO, especially if a war erupts anywhere near the Russian border.

But such a fight would be suicidal for all sides. We strongly believe that a conventional war in Europe runs a strong chance of turning nuclear very rapidly, and that any US/NATO nuclear strike on Russian forces or territory will automatically trigger a retaliatory Russian nuclear strike on the continental US. Contrary to irresponsible statements made by some American propagandists, American antiballistic missile systems are incapable of shielding the American people from a Russian nuclear strike. Russia has the means to strike at targets in the USA with long-range nuclear as well as conventional weapons.

The sole reason why the USA and Russia have found themselves on a collision course, instead of defusing tensions and cooperating on a wide range of international problems, is the stubborn refusal by the US leadership to accept Russia as an equal partner: Washington is dead set on being the “world leader” and the “indispensable nation,” even as its influence steadily dwindles in the wake of a string of foreign policy and military disasters such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Ukraine. Continued American global leadership is something that neither Russia, nor China, nor most of the other countries are willing to accept. This gradual but apparent loss of power and influence has caused the US leadership to become hysterical; and it is but a small step from hysterical to suicidal. America’s political leaders need to be placed under suicide watch.

First and foremost, we are appealing to the commanders of the US Armed Forces to follow the example of Admiral William Fallon, who, when asked about a war with Iran, reportedly replied “not on my watch.” We know that you are not suicidal, and that you do not wish to die for the sake of out-of-touch imperial hubris. If possible, please tell your staff, colleagues and, especially, your civilian superiors that a war with Russia will not happen on your watch. At the very least, take that pledge yourselves, and, should the day ever come when the suicidal order is issued, refuse to execute it on the grounds that it is criminal. Remember that according to the Nuremberg Tribunal “To initiate a war of aggression… is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” Since Nuremberg, “I was just following orders” is no longer a valid defense; please don’t be war criminals.

We also appeal to the American people to take peaceful but forceful action to oppose any politician or party that engages in irresponsible, provocative Russia-baiting, and that condones and supports a policy of needless confrontation with a nuclear superpower that is capable of destroying America in about an hour. Speak up, break through the barrier of mass media propaganda, and make your fellow Americans aware of the immense danger of a confrontation between Russia and the US.

There is no objective reason why US and Russia should consider each other adversaries. The current confrontation is entirely the result of the extremist views of the neoconservative cult, whose members were allowed to infiltrate the US Federal government under President Bill Clinton, and who consider any country that refuses to obey their dictates as an enemy to be crushed. Thanks to their tireless efforts, over a million innocent people have already died in the former Yugoslavia, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, the Ukraine, Yemen, Somalia and in many other countries—all because of their maniacal insistence that the USA must be a world empire, not a just a regular, normal country, and that every national leader must either bow down before them, or be overthrown. In Russia, this irresistible force has finally encountered an immovable object. They must be forced to back down before they destroy us all.

We are absolutely and categorically certain that Russia will never attack the US, nor any EU member state, that Russia is not at all interested in recreating the USSR, and that there is no “Russian threat” or “Russian aggression.” Much of Russia’s recent economic success has a lot to do with the shedding of former Soviet dependencies, allowing her to pursue a “Russia first” policy. But we are just as certain that if Russia is attacked, or even threatened with attack, she will not back down, and that the Russian leadership will not “blink.” With great sadness and a heavy heart they will do their sworn duty and unleash a nuclear barrage from which the United States will never recover. Even if the entire Russian leadership is killed in a first strike, the so-called “Dead Hand” (the “Perimetr” system) will automatically launch enough nukes to wipe the USA off the political map. We feel that it is our duty to do all we can to prevent such a catastrophe.

Evgenia Gurevich, Ph.D.
http://thesaker.ru

Victor Katsap, PhD, Sr. Scientist
NuFlare Technology America, Inc.

Andrei Kozhev

Serge Lubomudrov

Natalya Minkovskaya

Dmitry Orlov
http://cluborlov.blogspot.com

Irina Petrova, RP

The Saker (A. Raevsky)
http://thesaker.is

http://cluborlov.blogspot.in/2016/05/a-russian-warning.html

Also printed here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/a-russian-warning-a-looming-third-world-war/5530359

The Russian losses were probably over 27 million people.

German Economic News: Merkel declares Russia is the rival of Germany

Unofficial translation. Cited in http://www.globalresearch.ca/germanys-foreign-intelligence-service-bnd-to-become-branch-of-americas-cia/5529669

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten  |  Veröffentlicht: 06.06.16 18:04 Uhr 

The new military doctrine sees Russia not as a partner, but as a rival. Moscow is outraged and accused Chancellor Merkel to be the US government hearing. The doctrine, which is set forth in the new White Paper is likely to make a battlefield, especially the Internet in Germany.

The relationship between Germany and Russia pushes further towards disintegration. The reason for the latest upset is the forthcoming White Paper of the Bundeswehr, so the new military doctrine of Germany. The Russian secret services have apparently already thoroughly studied the paper – and sent before the publication a harsh note of protest to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, writes via the messaging service Twitter: “The decision of the German government, declaring Russia as an opponent, shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration. ”

Germany estimates Russia as a rival, not as partners 

Earlier, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had criticized Germany that in its edited White Paper has classified Russia as a rival and not a partner, reports Tass. “Russia is no longer a partner, notes the government, but rather a rival. Through its readiness/willingness that has emerged in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to forcibly enforce its own interests and to unilaterally move borders guaranteed by international law, Russia put the created post-Cold War European order of peace open to question, “the newspaper Zeitung Welt quoted from the White Paper of Federal Ministry of Defence.

Peskov said, according to TASS that the representation of der Welt should really be true, this is at the same time “unfortunate and objectionable”: It is unfortunate that you in the West have not therefore understood Russia’s intentions, namely “on the European continent an atmosphere of at the future-oriented cooperation instead of confrontation “to strive for. The concern is well founded in the possibility that Germany could be triggered by false information into “confrontational actions” which “do not contribute to confidence and cooperation”.

The White Paper is a document of the Ministry of Defense, where the security situation and rivals of Germany are defined. In the document, both the allies and the opponents and enemies of Germany are defined.

Publication of the document is not carried out until July

The White Paper follows in its definition of Russia as a rival from the new NATO doctrine. This had been decided at the NATO summit in Wales, afterwards Chancellor Merkel had given the realignment for Germany in the order.

Currently there is no version of the White Paper to be published in July. The newspaper der Welt had apparently been leaked some excerpts. However, there are well-known threat pictures of terror, climate change and disorderly immigration, on the newspaper argues. Interestingly, evidently the disintegration of the EU is not specifically seen as a threat to Germany, but is described only as a possible scenario ..

Already, one can read on the website of the Ministry of Defense that the government wants to move, especially the internet as a place of formation of opinion at bay. The Federal Government considers – in almost paranoid fear – behind every Smiley a Aluhut, thus senses a disinformation campaign comprehensively controlled by the Kremlin. This front is expected soon more strongly to become the focus of military defense. We read on the official website:

“So-called Internet trolls and politically controlled media campaigns the Kremlin attempts to influence the media, politics and public opinion in Western societies. Even Germany was affected in the past. Experts expect the targeted misreporting of a “hybrid warfare” to.

Troll posts to control Internet communications and are found mainly in discussion forums. As Troll is in this context referred to, who systematically influenced discussions with strategically-sided contributions from one covert senders to achieve a politically distorting effect.

An example are contributions that should justify Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. These posts come informative and in attractive packaging, therefore, but are part of a sophisticated strategy: By strategically placed false news, the opinion of the reader is to be strongly influenced.

Working in St. Petersburg alone, according to DGAP-expert Stefan Meister are 300 Kremlin trolls on the dissemination of false or fictitious information on the social networks. One of the most important tools is the online media portal “Sputnik”, which is available in more than 30 languages. Several hundred employees work there to the global spread of propaganda messages of the Kremlin. It is responsible for the portal of the Russian state news agency Rossiya Segodnya. The NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (COE StratCom) in Latvia’s capital Riga distinguishes between five different digital attacks:

– Conspiracy Trolls that are aimed at tracing all the evil in the world to the United States.

– Rage Trolls incite hatred and aggression.

– Annex trolls spread malicious programs.

– Wikipedia Trolls have the goal of manipulating evidence on the net.

– Bikini trolls put on erotic pictures to – to scatter propaganda – such as captions.

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