Did Russia Just "Gently" Threaten The USA?

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Authored by The Saker,

Interesting stuff today.  A major Russian TV channel just aired a report about Putin meeting with his top military commanders.  I don’t have the time to translate what Putin said word for word, but basically he said that the USA had refused every single Russian offer to negotiate about the US anti-missile system in Europe and that while the US had initially promised that the real target of this system was Iran, now that the Iranian nuclear issue had been solved, the US was still deploying the system.  Putin added that the US was clearly attempting to change the world’s military balance.  And then the Russian footage showed this:




According to the Kremlin, it was a mistakenly leaked secret document.  And just to make sure that everybody got it, RT wrote a full article in English about this in an article entitled “‘Assured unacceptable damage’: Russian TV accidentally leaks secret ‘nuclear torpedo’ design“. According to RT

The presentation slide titled “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” showed some drawings of a new nuclear submarine weapons system. It is apparently designed to bypass NATO radars and any existing missile defense systems, while also causing heavy damage to “important economic facilities” along the enemy’s coastal regions. The footnote to the slide stated that Status-6 is intended to cause “assured unacceptable damage” to an adversary force. Its detonation “in the area of the enemy coast” would result in “extensive zones of radioactive contamination” that would ensure that the region would not be used for “military, economic, business or other activity” for a “long time.” According to the blurred information provided in the slide, the system represents a massive torpedo, designated as “self-propelled underwater vehicle,” with a range of up to 10 thousand kilometers and capable of operating at a depth of up to 1,000 meters.

Actually, such ideas are nothing new.  The late Andrei Sakharov had already proposed a similar idea to basically wipe out the entire US East Coast.  The Russians have also look into the possibility to detonate a nuclear device to set off the “Yellowstone Caldera” and basically destroy most of the USA in one shot.  While in the early years following WWII the Soviets did look into all sort of schemes to threaten the USA with destruction, the subsequent development of Soviet nuclear capabilities made the development of this type of “doomsday weapons” useless.  Personally, I don’t believe for one second that the Russians are now serious about developing such system as it would be literally a waste of resources.  So what is going on here?

This so-called “leak” of “secret documents” is, of course, no leak at all.  This is a completely deliberate action.  To imagine that a Russian journalist could, just by mistake, film a secret document (helpfully held up for him by a general) and then just walk away, get it passed his editor and air it is laughable.  Any footage taken in a meeting of the President with his senior generals would be checked many times over.  No, this was a deliberate way to remind the USA that if they really are hell-bent on spending billions of dollars in a futile quest to create some kind of anti-missile system Russia could easily develop a cheap weapon system to still threaten the USA with total annihilation.  Because, make no mistake, the kind of long range torpedo being suggested here would be rather cheap to build using only already existing technologies.  I would even add that rather than setting such a weapon off the US coast the system could also be designed to fire off a secondary missile (ballistic or cruise) which could then fly to any inland target.  Again, such technologies already exist in the Russian military and have even been deployed on a smaller scale. See for yourself:


Coming back to the real world, I don’t believe for one second that any type of anti-missile system could be deployed in Europe to shield NATO the EU or the US from a Russian retaliatory strike should the Empire ever decide to attack Russia.  All the East Europeans are doing is painting a cross-hair on themselves as these will be the very first targets to be destroyed in case of a crisis.  How? By use of special forces first and, if needed, by Iskander missile strikes if all else fails.  But the most likely scenario is that key components of the anti-missile system will suddenly experience “inexplicable failures” which will render the entire system useless.  The Russians know that and so do the Americans.  But just to make sure that everybody got the message the Russians have now shown that even a fully functional and survivable US anti-missile system will not protect anybody from a Russian retaliation.

The sad thing is that US analysts all fully understand that but they have no say in a fantastically corrupt Pentagon.  The real purpose of the US program is not to protect anybody against a non-existing Russian threat, but to dole out billions of dollars to US corporations and their shareholders.  And if in the process the US destabilizes the entire planet and threatens the Russians – then “to hell with ‘em Russikes!  We are the indispensable nation and f**k the rest of the planet!”  Right?


What happened today is a gentle reminder of that.

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CaptainAmerika's picture
CaptainAmerika (not verified) Nov 12, 2015 12:35 PM
Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Hooray, we deserve to be nuked. When my eye balls are melting, my last thought will be Putin is my hero. 

Looney's picture

This new torpedo’s range is 10,000 km (6,200 miles) and it can be launched from the submarines Belgorod and Khabarovsk.

Whether it was leaked by mistake or on purpose doesn’t really matter.

Ronald Reagan fooled the Russians with the SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), but Star Wars-type weaponry was and still is nothing more than a neocons’ wet dream.

The long range torpedoes, on the other hand, have existed since the Soviet Union. The “Tsar Torpedo” or T-15, designed in the 80-s by the Rubin Institute, was 1.6 m (5 feet) in diameter and op. depth of 1,000 m (3,000 feet). The main goal of that monster was to create a tsunami, but without long-lasting effects of radiation on the targeted area.

The new system “Status-6” would turn huge coastal areas into a Fukushima/Chernobyl-like exclusion zones for centuries to come.


The neocons’ delirium is gonna get us all killed.

Fucking cock-sucking cunts!  ;-)


Newsboy's picture

I had a bathtub toy like that when I was little.


Manthong's picture

Undersea nuclear drones that will take out entire port cities and render them unusable for perpetuity?

“Accidentally” picked up by media present at a conference?

Eminently doable, but it’s an expense that has yet had a requirement.

Obama and crew are in the process of supplying the requirement.

I sense somebody learned a little lesson from Reagan’s “Star Wars”.

Hey O.. go send another 1,000 troops and armor to Eastern Europe or something so that they can go ahead and build this puppy.

Manthong's picture

And speaking of cross-hairs, between the Russia economic sanctions and the MENA chaos refugee crisis, we already punched two bulls-eyes through Europe.


Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) Manthong Nov 12, 2015 1:48 PM

Current Events Linked to Ancient Biblical Prophecy!


swass's picture

Captain Ramius: Re-verify our range to target... one ping only.

Capt. Vasili Borodin: Captain, I - I - I just...

Captain Ramius: Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.

Capt. Vasili Borodin: Aye, Captain.

August's picture

Those were the days!

Americans were actually the good guys.

Or so I thought.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Congrats - Zh has gone from 36 hrs behind the news cycle 1 year ago to 12 hrs today. More interns must be better.

wanderintheland's picture

No need to click your spam. Long-time ZH'rs know it directs to your "fag" blog.

COSMOS's picture

"You SANK my entire west coast !"  oh well I still have my battleship.

VinceFostersGhost's picture




in the face of a USSA journalist:


The bubble headed bleach blonde comes on at five.

MsCreant's picture

Hey Ho, hey ho, it's off to work it goes!

No worries everyone, it's a false fag operation.

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) MsCreant Nov 13, 2015 10:14 AM

This is how would war between Russia and America look like..

Antifaschistische's picture

Putin knows the US is on the verge of a financial collapse.

He also knows the republican debates are going on.  (no disrepect intended to real debaters)

Putin knows that to accelerate the financial demise of the US, he needs to lure/scare all candidates into committing 500 billion or so on a sub replacement program.

Perhaps it's just a big bluff to help sink the US financially.

Secret Weapon's picture

Here is a prophecy for you.  Your doctor will be placing you on stronger medications in the near future.

Stuck on Zero's picture

The cheapest means of sending a nuke to another country is to ship it in a container. The Baltic Nuke Index is way down.

Parrotile's picture

That would be your common or garden Russian Klub-K would it??



We had a very recent demo of their capabilities didn't we. 1500km with a CEP better than 3 metres. 200 kt nuclear warhead too if required.

Anyway, just keep on deminising Vladimir and "poking the Russian Bear". I'm sure their tolerance is unlimited.

Until it isn't . . . . . . .

Citxmech's picture

So basically, this thing is an extra-dirty "Neutron Torpedo."

I don't see how this is functionally any different than all the other kinds of nukes they can drop/shoot - unless the Rooskies are actually worried that our space-lasers can actually shoot down their SLBMs. . . 

JohninMK's picture

The functionallity is that it would be very difficult to intercept once it was on its way.

Fired from under the Arctic it would be in say NY harbour in just over two leisurly days.

Plenty of time for negociations! That's the difference, hours and days not minutes.

jaxville's picture

  Yeah....I can't help but wonder if Fedex would do a better job than ICBMs as a means of nuclear warhead delivery.

Farqued Up's picture

Yeah! And everyone can track it, too. Oh wait....

JustTheTTIP's picture

German journalist but it is all the same really.

crazytechnician's picture

Naa , this is just the latest gimmick from Anne Summers ,

Their latest dildo product is called the 'Cavitating Nuclear Torpedo' ,

Multiple orgasm's guaranteed - or your money back ...

Pickleton's picture

Now if they can only they could solve their problems of keeping their subs off the ocean's floors....

General Decline's picture

It says one of the subs was sunk due to bad weather.  Huh?

booboo's picture

me too, put baking soda in it and PFFFFFFT around the tub it went.

Farqued Up's picture

Now THAT is some funny shit, haven't thought of that Cracker Jack toy in 60 years. It would turn sideways to fart, and then,.......

DIVE!!!! DIVE!!!!!

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) Looney Nov 12, 2015 12:45 PM

WW3 coming, guess who will lose...


OpTwoMistic's picture

There is no win.  Although if DC was removed from the map, the BS would stop for 20 - 30 years.

hawk nation's picture

Add in Israel and maybe your right

garcam123's picture

Hey Dude, don't bring my girlfriend into this...............

atomicwasted's picture

Anti-ballistic missile systems have been operational since the 60s, and I don't doubt for a second there is a secret orbital ABM system in operation right now.  Even as inept as the Feds are, you can't dump tens of billions of dollars into a project over 50 years without coming up with something.  Shit, my dad was knocking down warheads with Safeguard (look it up) in the early 60s!  All of the failed "tests" are a smokescreen to cover the operational costs of the actual system.

Pickleton's picture

All of the failed "tests"


How did failed tests hide the costs when there have been plenty of sucessful tests.

Raymond_K._Hessel's picture
Raymond_K._Hessel (not verified) atomicwasted Nov 12, 2015 2:55 PM

And non-ballistic?

Max Steel's picture

nope there isn't rest don't talk about you abm systems effectiveness

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

No doubt the Chinese have something similar.  

If so, they can take out all West Coast naval installations and more, and then send >1,000,000 soldiers to Alaska, BC, OR and WA.  Once they occupy the NW, it's game over, as all they have to do is a Demographic Invasion with civilians -- a la Muzzie invasion of Europe.  Good luck stopping 100,000,000 Chinese (mostly umarried men) rolling through, taking some "Lebensraum" -- just the way white men took it from the Natives.  Karma's a bitch:  What goes around...

Better learn to make peace now, or start learning Mandarin, bitchez.  But look at the bright side, all ye downtrodden American men: you'll get a chance to ditch your American Witch for a Chinese Wife.  Happy endings all around, except for Feminazis and Witches R US, who will learn from that German proverb: Work Liberates.


crazytechnician's picture

Have you actualy asked your self why the fuck anybody in their right mind would want to invade the US ? or Europe for that matter ? FFS are your people that dumb ? Yeah , we wanna invade the US so we can grab all those tungstone bars held at the Fed, oh yeah and while we are at it we're gonna pay their debt off at the same time , all so we can grab some nice female drug addict pussy ?How the fuck would the chinese even support 10k men on the march , an army marches on it's belly , there's barely enough food to feed the natives in china let alone have those kind of supply chains. The next war's will be currency wars , not foot soldier wars you muppet.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Friend, (I say this in a nice way): you need to be less dogmatic and one-dimensional, and get more informed.

Did you miss the part about "Lebensraum"?  That says it all, pretty much.  What part of "We want your land, so we can move people out of our country into yours" do you not get?  Ever read history?

As to the "How"... Conceptually it's not difficult, but is somewhat complex (but totally Do-able) at the operational and tactical level.  Conceptually, to prevent usage of tactical nukes, you simply create a Front that is too wide/long to be practical.  That's why you invade in overwhelming numbers, over a large area.  Your American toys and hubris will not save you.

And I'll let you in on a little open military secret that your Gov has not told you about:  

The Chinese have organized their military troops to operate in units of 1,000 men, who have all the redundant skill-sets needed to operate self-sufficiently, w/o need of re-supply in the modern American/Western sense of JIT supplies.  They are like a self-sufficient town.  Now multiply these Units (of 1000) by tens of thousands, and then tell me how your conventional US Army or Preppers will stop them?  A: They won't.

Like I said... Better put your imperialist Neocon ways aside and make peace, or reap a bitter harvest.

kareninca's picture

You are claiming that an invasion of the U.S. by the Chinese, would allow American men to marry Chinese women?????  ("you'll get a chance to ditch your American Witch for a Chinese Wife")

Have you ever read a history book?  When an area is invaded, the men who are present are killed.  The invaders marry the local women.  Leaving aside the general likelihood of your invasion scenario, if there were one the white men would be killed and the invading Chinese men would marry white women.  Since there are so very few Chinese women, this would work out for the Chinese men.

BarkingCat's picture

There is a big difference. Europeans are unarmed.
Yes I know that lot of them think they are armed but the are not. In the US there are lot of people that can
equip a squad with semi-auto versions of military grade weapons just by opening up their gun safe. Some can probably equip a company.....and provide the ammo as well.

The Chinese take out our military and there will bee a whole lot of civilians taking them out as soon as they land.
They can try flooding us with civilians but those will get mowed down as well.

I might bitch about the government and things, but that is internal. Someone comes from the outside and I will fight them until they are defeated or I am dead.

TRM's picture

Speaking of tsunami how about some Tsar bombas (plural) going off in a specifically controlled sequence at a certain point in the Canary islands?

Kiss goodbye to a 200 mile stretch of the east coast. Just a minor wave 50-150 feet high, 150 to 200 miles long. The USA would have 8 hours warning. Not that you can move your reactors in 8 hours or even shut them down to survive it.

Nexus789's picture

Star wars was a deliberate strategy to overheat the Soviet economy. That was when Washington had some strategic thinkers.

JohninMK's picture

This is Russia returning the compliment.

This cruise torpedo is just one item that is worrying the Pentagon. Then there are the SAMs, EW etc