Russian General Demands Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO

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While NATO is contemplating its existential purpose in a world where the Cold War has suddenly come back with a vengeance, and the military alliance has found itself woefully unprepared to deal with a Russia which no longer accepts the supremacy of the west (appropriately enough NATO is doing this on a golf course) Russia is also strategizing, only instead of issuing "sharply-worded catchphrases" and hashtags, a Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow's enemy number one. That in itself is not disturbing: we reported as much yesterday and is merely more rhetorical posturing. Where things, however, get very problematic is that the general demands that Russia spell out the conditions under which the country would launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the 28-member military alliance.

Moscow Times reports that Russia's military doctrine, a strategy document through which the government interprets military threats and crafts possible responses, is being revised in light of threats connected to the Arab Spring, the Syrian civil war and the conflict in Ukraine, the deputy chief of the Kremlin's security council told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

That however is the soundbite for politically correct media purposes. Because within the Defense Ministry there are voices calling for different priorities.

"First and foremost, the likely enemy of Russia should be clearly identified in this strategic document, something absent from the 2010 military doctrine. In my view, our primary enemy is the U.S. and the North Atlantic bloc," General Yury Yakubov, a senior Defense Ministry official, was quoted as saying by Interfax.

If this sounds like a statement taken right out of the (first) Cold War, one involving the whole nuclear arms race, is because it is. The 2010 doctrine defines NATO expansion as a threat to Russian national security and reaffirms its right to use nuclear weapons in a defensive posture, but stops far short of declaring NATO as Moscow's primary adversary and laying preemptive nuclear strike scenarios on the table, a posture unmistakably reminiscent of the Cold War.

At the basis of this dramatic escalation is none other than Russia's stated response to what it perceives as a clear expansionary NATO threat.

Yakubov said the information war being waged over the crisis in Ukraine — where the West accuses Russia of arming separatists fighting the government in Kiev — and NATO's announcement that it would establish a permanent military presence in Eastern Europe have validated earlier fears that the alliance's claims of non-aggression toward Russia were insincere.

And the punchline: the general added that special attention should be paid to integrating the functions of the newly created Air and Space Defense Forces with Russia's land, sea and air based nuclear forces. "In addition, it is necessary to hash out the conditions under which Russia could carry out a preemptive strike with the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces," he said.

One can be certain that this is precisely what Russia will do.

So what happens next?

Recall what former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said in November 2008 in his first presidential address to the Russian people: "Russia will deploy Iskander missile systems in its enclave in Kaliningrad to neutralize, if necessary, the anti-ballistic missile system in Europe." An anti-ballistic missle system also known as NATO.

Which it did less than a year ago, long before the Ukraine civil war was headline news every day. This is what happened the last time Russia flexed its nuclear deterrence muscles, in November of 2013.

Russia has stationed missiles with a range of about 500 kilometers in its Kaliningrad enclave and along its border with the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Germany’s Bild-Zeitung reports, citing defense officials it didn’t identify. Satellite images show a “double-digit” amount of mobile units identified as SS-26 Stone in NATO code. Missiles were stationed within the past 12 months. SS-26 can carry conventional as well as nuclear warheads.

This is merely Russia being true to its warning word. From April 2012:

Moscow reiterated on Tuesday it may deploy Iskander theater ballistic missiles in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad that will be capable of effectively engaging elements of the U.S. missile defense system in Poland.

 

NATO members agreed to create a missile shield over Europe to protect it against ballistic missiles launched by so-called rogue states, for example Iran and North Korea, at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2010.

 

The missile defense system in Poland does not jeopardize Russia’s nuclear forces, Army General Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.

 

“However, if it is modernized…it could affect our nuclear capability and in that case a political decision may be made to deploy Iskander systems in the Kaliningrad region,” he said in an interview with RT television.

 

“But that will be a political decision,” he stressed. “So far there is no such need.”

A little over two years later, there is a need.


Which means forget "little green men" in Ukraine. Think massive Russian Iskander ICBM systems planted on the border with Poland, Ukraine, the Baltics and all across Russia Western border, and the furious screamfest this would waterfall into.

We can't wait to see how algos will spin such pre-emptive steps to a very mushroom cloudy World War III...

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SMG's picture

Joel Skousen is right. Prepare for what's coming now. What a crappy time to be alive. 

Hopefully someone will stop them, but I just don't see how.

http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/threats.html

I pray after this is all over, if I survive, things are better.

 

 

Silky Johnson's picture

IT'S FUCKIN ONNNNNNN!!!!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

In bigger news, Joan Rivers is dead.

The world sometimes truly does progress one funeral at a time.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-nato-preemptive-nuclear-doctrine-trigger-a-middle-east-nuclear-holocaust-to-defend-the-western-way-of-life/8048

The controversial NATO sponsored report entitled Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World: Renewing Transatlantic Partnership“. calls for a first strike use of nuclear weapons. The preemptive use of nukes would also be used to undermine an “increasingly brutal World” as well as a means to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction: 

“They [the authors of the report] consider that nuclear war might soon become possible in an increasingly brutal world. They propose the first use of nuclear weapons must remain “in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction”. (Paul Dibb, Sidney Morning Herald, 11 February 2008)  

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/30/lethality-nuclear-weapons/

 

Nuclear war has no winner. Beginning in 2006, several of the world’s leading climatologists (at Rutgers, UCLA, John Hopkins University, and the University of Colorado-Boulder) published a series of studies that evaluated the long-term environmental consequences of a nuclear war, including baseline scenarios fought with merely 1% of the explosive power in the US and/or Russian launch-ready nuclear arsenals. They concluded that the consequences of even a “small” nuclear war would include catastrophic disruptions of global climate[i] and massive destruction of Earth’s protective ozone layer[ii]. These and more recent studies predict that global agriculture would be so negatively affected by such a war, a global famine would result, which would cause up to 2 billion people to starve to death. [iii]

nope-1004's picture

NATO is trying to poke the bear.  The bear won't fall for it this time, like it did in Afghanistan.

 

Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

The bear has grown smarter and stronger under the leadership of the most significant man in human history.

boogerbently's picture

Calling our bluff with a bluff of his own.

Too bad the bath house boy is the pansy in charge.

Latina Lover's picture

Wonder why the Novorossiyans are kicking Kiev Junta's Ass?

Quoting excerpt from interview with Alex Mozgovoy, commander:

Q: Your target is Kiev?
A: Our target—to free Ukraine from the oligarchs and from the corrupt officials. Maybe it is time to stop slaving for those whose personal budget is a multiple of the state budget? It is time to share.

http://slavyangrad.org/2014/09/02/an-interview-with-alexey-mozgovoy-comm...

Imagine if we could get rid of our filthy bankster class in the USSA.....hmmm.

Anusocracy's picture

Better if it had been Betty White than Joan Rivers.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

Rivers just said Barry is gay and Michelle is a tranni:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ttJyzEfDIE

 

 

macholatte's picture

 

Do ya think  Barry had Joan Rivers clipped?

 

 

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

Joan Rivers



I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.

Joan Rivers


THX 1178's picture

The golves come off. The radiation suits go on.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Idiots have forgotten about MAD.  Mutually Assured Destruction.  Even if we stop some of the Russian nukes, we won't stop them all.  And all that aside, a few detonated over the US will EMP the electical grid, and all of our nuclear reactors will melt.  So one way or another, everyone is DEAD.  If the nuclear explosions don't get you, you get to live knowing you will die a bit slower death---either from bomb fallout, or from reactor fallout.  Suddenly, the ZH timeline for survival will be shortened greatly.

You fucking Oligarchs that happen to read this:  You won't survive either on your super yacht or your hidden island.  You will die too, it will be Fukishima X 10,000.

X.inf.capt's picture

GAME OVER!

BITCHEZ!

so much for hoarding gold and silver...

next people will cash in all their PM's and buy a pile of coke that would do SCAREFACE proud..

walküre's picture

Gold is currency during any apocalypse. Who says radiation always kills? We use it to cure cancer. Just don't plan on getting pregnant.

FYI, I recommend you watch "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

 

Slave's picture

Was it all worth it, NATO?

Pure Evil's picture

Do they make a DOOM sized bucket for the popcorn?

BaBaBouy's picture

Fuck The FED...

STOP MANIPULATING THE MARKETS.
STOP MANIPULATING GOLD.
STOP ALL HFT TRADERS.
STOP MANIPULATING FIAT CURRENCIES.
STOP FUCKING WITH INTERNATIONAL BANKING.

LETS GET BACK TO FREE MARKETS.

THERE, That Would Solve The Problem Of WAR Also.

BaBaBouy's picture

Hello... EARTH To Aliens, EARTH To Aliens.

OUR Politicos Are Fucking Things Up Royally AGAIN, We Need Your Urgent Intervention Before They Destroy Everything In The Name Of Macho Hubris!

EARTH To Aliens, EARTH To Aliens.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

RUSSIA NEEDS TO BOMB ISRAEL BACK INTO THE STONE AGE

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Be ironic if the US spent trillions looking for weapons of mass destruction in a desert in Iraq, which didn't exist, if the Russki's send off a volley of nukes. I can see a Banzai poster showing the CIA tip-toeing around Iraq with an over sized magnifying glass looking in rat holes for nukes, while the sky above is full of ICBM's, with a made in Russis insignia, on their way to the US.

 

Drunk In Church's picture

It's just more hyperbole.  The world isn't going up in flames over the Ukraine or Estonia.  Just more posturing bullshit.

cheech_wizard's picture

 

Ambassador de Sadesky: There were those of us who fought against it, but in the end we could not keep up with the expense involved in the arms race, the space race, and the peace race. At the same time our people grumbled for more nylons and washing machines. Our doomsday scheme cost us just a small fraction of what we had been spending on defense in a single year. The deciding factor was when we learned that your country was working along similar lines, and we were afraid of a doomsday gap.

President Merkin Muffley: This is preposterous. I've never approved of anything like that.

Ambassador de Sadesky: Our source was the New York Times.

old naughty's picture

so we have to take the words from one drunk in  church?

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

They're still in the stone age, they pray to invisible gods, rock back and forth at stone walls, have magic hats. You can't make this stuff up.

Paveway IV's picture

Klaatu barada snikki! Uh - no, wait... Klaatu snackbar nikkto? Is that right? Oh hell...

Majestic12's picture

"Hello... EARTH To Aliens"

The "aliens" are the ones controlling this whole bloody ball of horror....

Hard as it is to believe, everything "makes sense" once you understand that Reptilians actually "feed" on the negative energy of hate, pain suffering, death, and war ...

Our military and "black corporations" made a deal selling out all humans...the aliens provide technology (transistor, micro-computing, fiber optics, lasers, you name it) and control of a global banking system, in exchange for giving the Reptiles "pain and suffering"...."war"...economic and physical.

One catch....the Reptiles "need" our "permission"...which Hollywood provides...via your TV...you vote and "approve" with each choice.....

Crazy?  Nuclear annihilation over "Good/bad" Russians....that's "crazy"...think about it....look at archeology and ancient history...the story is there....

old naughty's picture

aliens already served ultimatum to earth's elites...

but they observed the prime directive of non-interfering;

after all why do they care about a silly bunch of sheeples who fxcked it all up in the first place by "accepting" the entire package of matrix / predictive programming / greed is good / overpopulation / up-up-and-away housing prices... ?

We opened the door and let the vampires in.

Reset is coming, fast and furios, folks. Brace, brace.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Mate, that is a hyperlink to just how truly deluded humans have become (or maybe always were). This is right up there with the invisible grey bearded skyman. Humans have a collective need for a higher power because it seems existing on a tiny blue marble in the infinite recesses of space, on your own, is just too scary for the human mind to cope with. It is quite intriguing though how these fantacies do seem to serve to quell the monsters of fear that lurk in the human brain.

I remember as a child being terrified of the monsters that lived under my bed and walking into that room at night, on my own, was laced with terror. It was not a matter of if the monsters existed, my brain manufactured their existence. Same with space aliens and the god. The mind manufacturers these things and they are very real to the brain that makes them. Every bit as real as that dragons claw that would reach from under the bed and grab my at my ankles. Terrifyingly real.

 

 

old naughty's picture

humnnnnnm,

ever wonder where those ideas "manufactured" in your mind come from? Not God...?

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

No, not god. God doesn't exist other than the concept in people minds.

tbd108's picture

Perhaps it's time for Merkle to make her move?

Badabing's picture

Long 1950s school desks

Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

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Not Too Important's picture

All the 'good news' about Nuclear Winter:

http://www.goodnewsnuke.com/

No one in their right mind would give a chainsaw to a homicidal maniac. Why give the US nuclear arsenal to a few hundred of them?

TheGardener's picture

Gold and oil not much affected by radiation.

All they still argue about if oilfields really must be
populated at all.

Radiation scare we would wish to stay. Once gone, nukes going everywhere.

With the first one to be set off blamed on Putin anyway why
not have the ultimate false flag again be in Jew York City ?

Berlin, London , Vichy DC just seconds before...

IndyPat's picture

I'd rather die in a nuke exchange than even contemplate trying to survive something as awful as 1980s America again.
That movie was so au gratin.....

trulz4lulz's picture

Actually an even like that would be awesome to see, if you lived that long. Its referred to as a "skyshine" event. What happens is the Alpha and Beta emitting isotopes begin to stack on top of one another, the reason they do this is because of the intense, very dense, but very short beta and alpha radiation. Once the atmosphere of the Earth becomes over popuated with these "stacked" isotopes, it creates a type of Gamma radiation that I cant remember what its called, then atmosphere of the Earth will literally buldge, then POP! The entire thing just pops off of the Earth, and we are washed over by solar wind and the cold, hard reality of space.

From that point on, Earth becomes floating ball of death, a non event in the grand scheme of things to be sure, but also a pretty large gamma emitting beacon of stupidity on a grand scale.

pro nukers really like to avoid talking about said scenario. Aliens will love to study it however, from the comfort of their star cruisers though.

Citxmech's picture

Please cite to something.

Ms. Erable's picture

Dude must've been watching Ancient Aliens upside-down while blazing or something. Skyshine: http://www.euronuclear.org/info/encyclopedia/s/skyshine.htm

And from the ZH Wayback machine: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/skyshine

trulz4lulz's picture

Im looking now. A Japanese physicist talked about it and has a paper on the subject. The sky shine is what you see before it happens really. I wish I could remember the name of the actual event. Im sure someone here knows what its called. But I am looking for it. I think I have the paper and interview saven on my external drive at home. Might have to wait until tomorrow before I can post it.

trulz4lulz's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulomb%27s_law

I guess you could compare it to Coulombs Law. THink of it like that. Radioactive material, wont sit next to one another, they push each other away due to its decay. As it fills the atmosphere it "stacks" on top of one another.....thats the best I can expalin it right now. Sorry. I know there is a real term for what Im describing.