"The US Is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation"

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com,

Following his cautionary analysis on the increasing tension between the US/NATO and Russia, Chris interview sDmitry Orlov this week about the potential likelihood for actual direct conflict to break out between the world powers.

Orlov was born and raised in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in the mid 70s, He has spent the past several decades traveling back and forth between the two countries, writing about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many similarities he sees between that and the secular decline happening in the West. Orlov recently co-authored a stark warning with a number of other experts on Russia, concerned that the US is recklessly provoking a military confrontation it cannot win:

The United States is sleepwalking towards a nuclear confrontation with Russia. It is astounding in its stupidity this approach. What's going on is an effort by the US military and by NATO officials to extract as much money as possible out of Eastern Europe, to continue financing weapons and generally extract military spending out of Europe.


The neocons have a very stiff ideology of world domination. Basically they took over the US government because it's the largest and most vulnerable democracy in order to realize their insane dreams of world domination.


It hasn’t gone that well. But there's no convincing them. There isn’t a feedback loop from experience to what they do next. One defeat causes them to organize for the next defeat without realizing it. So they don’t realize that what they have done in the Middle East has been completely counter-productive. They don’t realize, for instance, that trying to promote democracy and secular regimes in Islamic countries doesn’t produce democracy or secular regimes – what it produces is jihadism and radicalization and things like ISIS. They can’t process that thought because their ideology says "democracy is the weapon we use". We used it successfully against the United States. Look what wonderful shape the US democracy is. It is bought and sold on the open market and we are going to do that to every country in the world.


There is no stopping them. They are like zombies. Until somebody shoots them in the head they are going to keep moving.


Now in Russia a military drill can be called without warning at any time, and everything better work. Basically the entire military is at a high state of readiness. The US media has missed the fact that what the Russians did in Syria with a really, really small contingent is something that the US couldn’t possibly have done and NATO couldn’t possibly have done. If you look at the number of sorties and the number of strikes per unit time -- which is basically ground crews working seamlessly with pilots on rotation, jets landing, getting refueled, getting reloaded taking off continuously -- that is not something that the US is capable of at this point. This is a different military. This is not the US military. This is something completely different. And then there hasn't been much reporting about the new weapons that Russia has -- the S300, the S400 now they are rolling out the S500 which will be able to hit targets in near space and that will basically be like a giant impenetrable shield over most of Russia including all of the ballistic weapons that the US has. They also haven’t really reported on the super sonic torpedoes and cruise missiles that Russia has developed, or mention the fact that Russian nuclear subs lurking along the American western and eastern seaboards all the time on patrol armed with these caliber supersonic cruise missiles that the US has absolutely nothing to detect them with or to shoot them down -- and they can be nuclear tipped.


Russia is ready. What is even more scary is that the Russian people are ready. There are all these groups all over Russia that do stunts like they run marathons off road. The marathons sometimes include some tactical objectives too. So this is like paramilitary training for lots and lots of young people in the country. Some of them don’t even like the government that much but that doesn’t mean that they won’t take orders if orders are given. Even if there isn’t a nuclear confrontation and NATO rolls into Russian territory they will bleed and they will bleed to death just like it has always happened with people who invaded Russia. There isn’t a happy outcome, there isn’t a face saving outcome for the United States or for NATO. There is just basically the choice between death and humiliation.

Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with Dmitry (51m:18s)

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AlaricBalth's picture

Sleepwalking? Doesn't he mean goose stepping?

wee-weed up's picture



Yep, everyone knows Hitlery will be Obozo's 3rd term.

Obozo & Hitlery know the chances of Americans electing to change administrations in time of war are not very good.

Thus the sabre-rattling.

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) wee-weed up Jun 19, 2016 7:47 PM

NEOCONS is a vague term to hide the real CULPRITS. When a NUCLEAR WAR with Russia starts, you should know who THEY are.

Son of Loki's picture

Well, if the Russkies have to take out something we might as well give them DC and NYC, 2 cesspools for different reasons, but both cesspools whose absence that Middle class America would probably not miss.


You can give the Commies LA also.

Perimetr's picture

Consequences of a nuclear war with Russia:


It will leave Earth uninhabitable, even for neocons

MalteseFalcon's picture

No man.

The neocons are Gods.

They will transcend all.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

If only fat lazy nephew is take interest in Russia paramilitary movement!

All Risk No Reward's picture

They (Debt-Money Monopolists) LIVE.  Muppets SLEEP.

BarkingCat's picture

Did you say neocon or neocoons??


Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Perimetr Jun 19, 2016 8:53 PM

they are playing chicken, why they want Putin gone, he won't cave.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Obama is play checker while Putin is play chess.

DC Exile's picture

Crazy. I live in LA. But take this place out of its fucking misery.

froze25's picture

I enjoy my children and myself being alive and not radioactive.  Trump 2016

Sanctuary2's picture

They need to be eliminated without predjudice before they destroy the world

OR:  Until somebody shoots them in the head, they are going to keep moving.

swmnguy's picture

More like Bill Clinton's 7th term.

Urban Roman's picture

Reagan's 10th term. It's a straight line from Iran-Contra and the CIA cocaine flights, to arming jihadi scum in Syria and managing Afghan poppy fields.

froze25's picture

So we are really talking Bush Sr.'s and crews 8th term? After all Iran Contra was CIA , Bush Sr was head of it and then was VP, all shipments went through Arkansas while Bill Clinton was Governor. 

DuneCreature's picture

And then we dropped the paperclip into a bank of super computers and things really took an evil twist.

~ DC v2.0

OldPhart's picture

We're not sleep walking, we're being force marched at double time...and we're fuckin' exhausted.

Sanctuary2's picture

I think we need to 'jo cox' the lot of them before they destroy the world

Apocalicious's picture

Yes. Actions, meet consequences. You two have been seperated for far too long.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

What is considered "russian territory" ? 

Ukraine, Georgia?  Or are we talking Russia proper?

peddling-fiction's picture

You can consider Crimea as Russian territory if in doubt.

Lots of U.S. drones found out the hard way, or were hacked and then landed safely.


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Neither will get a MAP, the first step to NATO.

So yeah, if it ain't NATO and it's close enough to Russia, it's Russia.

Shadow1275's picture

I thought everything belonged to the U.S.? 


What? Are we supposed to share again like during the Cold War?



Honestly this global situation is like poking a hornets nest. If you poke the nest and get stung then you deserve it because you screwed with their home. But getting stung is so hated and no one likes hornets which means nuking the entire nest is almost a must. Just like Islam. The west has been bombing that hellhole to oblivion ever since they drove out the Umayadd caliphate from europe since the battle of tours. But underneath the PC bullcrap veil which is forced on us all we all know that the majority of the world despises the ME.


Of course we could always take down the real enemies. The Leftist elites who continue to send societies into the gutter. Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin anybody?

animalogic's picture

What leftist elites ? Your reference to "PC bull crap" suggests you think that PC wankers are "left". Good God, PC is for two categories of persons: pissants who love to be self righteous and priggish as a substitute form of power, and the utterly cynical who would happily sprout national socialism if it was advantageous.....Oh, sorry, and some of them are simply morons....None of these types represent the "left".

Sanctuary2's picture

s1275: what a dumbass!, no, really! breathtakingly stupid!

Ballin D's picture

russia is smart enough to just wipe out DC and the bay area.  no need to get into an extended war the rest of us dont want.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

And the Great Lakes lock system.

donhuangenaro's picture

no need to wipe out anything... a few EMPs can bring entire US to a halt and (minimum) 40 million hungry crazed, heavily armed US citizens would do the rest...

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

World domination.

Alexander the Great.

Obama the Great.

Nope, it just ain't workin' for me.

NoDebt's picture

We have a president who won't acknowlege Islamic extremists as even a thing.  And that's fine for domestic consumption when the MSM is his willing propoganda team.  Few people get killed in terrorist attacks, he denies it's related to Islam, Fox News goes apoplectic out but largely nobody gives enough of a shit to do anything about it.  Life goes on.

PROBLEM:  Putin isn't the MSM, he isn't the American electorate sheep, and he's not going to sit there while we slowly stockpile military forces along the European border and elsewhere.  He doesn't give a shit what Obama SAYS, he cares what he DOES.  And there's no amount of talking that's going to convince him that what looks like a prelude to invasion via Europe isn't.  If you back him into a corner he WILL fight.  It won't matter whether he thinks he'll win, he'll fight anyway.  Obama doesn't believe such a thing is possible, that such a person exists.  And that's the problem.


Billy the Poet's picture

Putin is allied with Assad who is a Muslim. The West funds ISIS and they are Islamic terrorists. Assad is the last secular leader in the Middle East. All the other secular leaders have been "changed" by the US. Looks like the problem is something other than Islam. It's a certain brand of Islam which is encouraged by and funded with your tax dollars.

The US has been teaching Muslims about violent jihad for decades:

"What converted the Afghanistan into this terror radiating machine? Perhaps the answer lies in a 53 million dollar project conducted from 1980-1994 from the US University of Nebraska, Pakistan campus. A US funded project that printed textbooks to teach Afghanistan children in school the art or war and terror. Millions of books were made and printed in Pakistan under this project and disbursed to Afghanistan schools to teach the kids to love war and so-called Jihad."


techpriest's picture

Small issue: Assad is an Alawite - not the same as Muslim.

swmnguy's picture

The Alawites are a sect of Shi'a Islam.  Yeah, they're Muslims.

Dark Daze's picture
Dark Daze (not verified) NoDebt Jun 19, 2016 8:07 PM

I read an article a few days ago that describes the Russians thusly: They are very reluctant to fight, but once they begin they fight to the bitter end.

That was the case in Stalingrad. It has been the case in Russia for thousands of years and if any stupid fuck neo-con or zionist thinks they can outdo them, then I say ok, let THEM go fight the Russians.

Dickweed Wang's picture

I read an article a few days ago that describes the Russians thusly: They are very reluctant to fight, but once they begin they fight to the bitter end.


In other words, when Russia is attacked historically they have then initiated the concept of "Total War" until the enemy is destroyed.  This is a concept that the USA just can't get their collective heads around military since WWII ended . . . .

Falcon49's picture

Perhaps for the USA, it relates more to the fact that since WWII we have never really been attacked.  (911 was not a real attack..as no state threat existed to respond to).  So we are left with "limited war"...and many Americans not supporting the concept of limited war to achieve social and economic objectives.  When one considers that the US (those in charge) consider the use of military force (overt and covert) a legitimate tool to achieve foreign policy objectives rather that a tool of defense....for those in charge, the dogs of war still need the cover of manipulation and propaganda in order to be unleashed.  The questions the people should ask are: Who determines foreign policy objectives and strategies?  Why are these objectives presented to the people as a given and not open to debate or question?  I think we can assume that if the USA was really attacked...the enemy would never be able to defeat and occupy it...at least not for long.

Nexus789's picture

 The Russians have fought over 300 conflicts. Lost 5 with a few draws.

brada1013567's picture

But Trump and Putin are buds.

Davidduke2000's picture

Putin could dtop all this by destroying Saudi's oil facilities sending them into bankruptcy.

If Saudi is gone, so goes israel, so go the neocons along with crooked hillary and the leites of both parties.

Many birds with a single stone.

Wild E Coyote's picture

Logically US should be doing it. After all US plays the democracy, human rights card.

rejected's picture

Problem is Russia doesn't believe in the bomb them to hell diplomacy as does the USa. 

Rhal's picture

That's worth thinking about.

All roads in this maze seem to lead to the house of Saud.

lakecity55's picture

Actually, all Vlad has to do is drop a small-yeild tactical nuke on the Knesset when it is in full session.

Problem solved.

If the Iranians had one, I wish they would do it.

Sanctuary2's picture

>>Putin could stop all this by destroying Saudi's oil facilities sending them into bankruptcy.

If Saudi is gone, so goes israel, so go the neocons along with crooked hillary and the elites of both parties.

All with one stone


Sounds like a plan!

me or you's picture

Nobody knew anything about these new Russian cruise missiles until they test them in Syria...wonder what else they have that nobody knows about.

messystateofaffairs's picture

"democracy is the weapon we use"

Education is the weapon they use

Politics is the weapon they use

Business, economics, fiat money, specie money are weapons they use

Public administration is the weapon they use

Government is the weapon they use

Information brokerage is the weapon they use

Psychology and science is a weapon they use

Religion is a weapon they use

Thier culture is a weapon they use

Everything they use is weaponized and they are good at it

For Zionists everyone who is not Jewish is an enemy to be enslaved or eliminated; for other Jews a self fulfilling belief that they are universally persecuted leads them to support the Zionists, either consciously or unconsciously, in order to "defend" themselves (from the backlash of what they do). The Jewish Question is still very much alive, Russia is the only country consciously trying to deal with it in a more rational and humane manner that Hitler did, and if war is avoided, it will be because of Putin's even hand.