Russia Announces Nuclear Arms Race With U.S.

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Russia Announces Nuclear Arms Race With U.S.
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With the Pentagon’s top expert on Russia warning that Moscow is ready to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. and its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has just made a series of strong statements about his nation’s nukes.

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In what appears to be an announcement of the start of a nuclear arms race with the U.S., Putin said Russia is developing strike systems capable of penetrating any missile defense shield, including America’s missile defense shields.

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“We’ll be working on the anti-missile defense system as well, but at the first stage, as we have said on many occasions, we’ll also be working on strike systems capable of penetrating any anti-missile defense shield,” Putin said at a meeting on the development of the Russian Armed Forces, as reported by ITAR-TASS.

Putin at the meeting, they will continue discussing the development of such nuclear weapons, which could get the Russian Armed Forces ahead of the U.S. in terms of military capabilities and present a direct response to U.S. efforts to “neutralize nuclear potential of Russia.”

“The references to the Iranian and North Korean nuclear threats only disguise true plans. And their true purpose is to neutralize the strategic nuclear potential of other nuclear states, except the United States and its allies, first of all, the nuclear potential of our country, Russia,” Putin said.

Putin: Russia will take all measures to strengthen its nuclear force

The Russian president also said that the U.S. and its allies will continue building the global missile defense system, but, “Unfortunately, they are not taking into account either our concerns or proposals for cooperation,” Putin added.

Putin also said Russia does not believe that the U.S. missile defense shield is being developed to counter a potential threat from Iranian ballistic missiles, on which the U.S. and its allies have been trying to assure Moscow on many occasions.

“However, we know that the situation with the Iranian nuclear problem has been settled and the relevant agreements have been signed. Moreover, they have been approved by the relevant parliaments. Nevertheless, the work on anti-missile defense systems is continuing,” Putin said.

So the Kremlin believes that the references to the Iranian and North Korean nuclear threats are mere excuses for the Washington’s true plans to deter Russia’s nuclear capabilities.

“And the US true goals are to neutralize the strategic nuclear potential of other nuclear states, except the United States and its allies, first of all, the nuclear potential of our country, Russia. Hence the desire to get decisive supremacy with all ensuing consequences,” Putin said.

Russia’s nuclear weapon to bypass NATO radars and all existing defense systems

During the broadcast of Putin’s meeting with senior generals and representatives from the arms industry, a secret document revealing Russia’s plans to develop a nuclear torpedo system was accidentally shown on state-owned television. In what Moscow claims was an accident, a close-up of the secret document detailing the “Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6” was shown for a few seconds by state-controlled Channel One Russia and NTV during the broadcast of the senior military meeting. The document said the submarine-fired nuclear torpedoes will be capable of destroying their targets, creating “zones of extensive radioactive contamination making them unsuitable for military or economic activity for a long period.”

Russia Today later reported that the deadly nuclear weapon is developed to bypass NATO radars and all existing defense systems to hit coastal areas of the Alliance. The “oceanic multiple-target Status-6 system” is designed to “destroy important economic installations of the enemy in coastal areas and cause guaranteed devastating damage to the country’s territory by creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time,” according to the secret document.

Has Russia just shown off its nuclear strength?

The submarine-fired nuclear torpedoes will create “wide areas of radioactive contamination,” the document says. With many analysts believing that the “secret” document was broadcast on purpose to show off Russia’s nuclear capabilities, the Kremlin seems to have taken measures to take down the clip. Other documents seen in the broadcast had been blurred in the footage, and the clip was later deleted, but the screenshots have managed to get leaked on the Internet. Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s official spokesman, said “measures” would be taken to avoid any similar leaks of Russia’s secret documents.

“It’s true some secret data got into the shot, therefore it was subsequently deleted,” he told journalists, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon. “In future we will undoubtedly take preventive measures so this does not happen again,” Peskov added. However, he refused to comment on speculation that Moscow may have staged the “accident” as a show off of its nuclear strength.

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that some 4,000 NATO combat troops will be stationed in countries neighboring Russia. In Poland and the Baltics of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, from 800 to 1,000 troops will be stationed amid the coldest tensions between Moscow and Washington since the end of the Cold War. The NATO’s decision has a high chance to unleash military confrontation between the world’s two largest nuclear powers: the U.S. and Russia.

And a nuclear war involving the U.S., NATO and Russia “would probably spell, if not the end of humanity, the end of any possibility of a comfortable future for humanity,” as reported by ValueWalk, citing Press TV’s interview with Don DeBar, U.S. political analyst.

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  1. Why put ‘defensive’ weapons nearby Russia. Obviously the US wants to have the upper hand in case a nuclear exchange takes place by taking down the first wave of Russian missiles.

  2. I have never been able to figure out why Americans and Russians can not get along. They would seem to have much more in common than different. Imagine a world where America and Russia are allies. Wouldn’t that be a better world?

  3. Ok my point was that it’s usual for a eu country to also become a nato member.
    (Cyprus doesn’t join because of turkish veto and ireland because of problems with england)
    In my opinion, many countries can,If they want, establish a relationship based on mutual trust with russia. For example do you know a moment when russia got ‘belligerent’ with belarus?

    Do you also know that russia has great relations with countries of central asia like kazakhstan,uzbekistan,kyrgystan and others.Do you know a single time in which russia’s stance towards these countries was ‘belligerent’?
    I dare you to see a map of europe before WW1 and see how bigger russia was.Baltic states,belarus and also ukraine were non-existent.Also parts of sweden or finland belonged to russia.This was russia’s size for centuries.Do you know how many russo-speaking or people with russian origins live in these countries.The reason that I mention that is to show that it’s reasonable for russia to want her neighboring countries to be ,at least,neutral.

    I think that you are aware of the mass protests in montenegro about NOT joining the alliance or at least coduct a referendum.The ruling party is considering joining nato but many many people strongly disagree with that.Are you going to listen to these people?If at some point, a pro-russian or a more neutral party is elected how on earth can they get their country out of the alliance.

    In my opinion,If the US or NATO didn’t want a new cold war with russia they should have,AT LEAST,stayed away from baltics and ukraine and georgia and probably also conducted referendums in romania,czech republic and hungary.

  4. 5 minutes or less of searching Google would have been all you needed to show that your thought was wrong. There are 6 EU countries that aren’t NATO countries and 7 NATO countries that aren’t EU countries. Seriously, it’s like you aren’t even trying. At least come up with an argument that you can back up.

  5. And how many countries do you know that there are members of the EU and not members of NATO.I don’t think that there are any.
    Sweden is not a perfect example it is the ONLY example of a country that decided to join nato after russia got ‘belligerent’.

  6. I would dispute economic reasons as motivation to join NATO. Why not try and join the EU? That would make a lot more sense, as NATO is security oriented and the EU is economically and politically oriented. Sweden is a perfect example of why these other nations would consider joining. Sweden didn’t have much to do with any of this until Russia decided to get belligerent with them. Why wouldn’t Montenegro be even more motivated to join a protective alliance?

  7. The fact is,modern russia is weaker economically,politically and militarily than the soviet russia and cannot recreate the soviet empire, even If it wanted to.
    These countries began joining nato before there were any friction or problems in relationship between nato and russia or russia and eastern european states.They did that not because of fear of russia,I think, but because they felt that their future is economically and politically more aligned with europe so why not join the alliance.

    Of course after the relationship of russia and nato worsened other countries like sweden expressed interest to join nato.

  8. Montenegro and Georgia are not being forced to join. Both have expressed the desire to come under the protection from Russia that NATO provides. I would think that Russia has more to do with their actions than the US. Maybe, Russia is the one that needs to quit provoking their neighbors to the point where they would consider joining NATO. I don’t know what these polls say, as I’ve never seen one, but, if you don’t want to Join NATO, don’t join NATO. Do you have any examples of a government that has joined NATO and then changed their mind? I’m sure there are factions that would, but, what about actual governments?

    Face it. Russia is trying to rebuild the Soviet Union. Many of their neighbors are not inclined to rejoin.

  9. I’m sorry but noone really appointed the US as a protector of eastern european countries from Russia.In eastern europe people is DIVIDED between russia and us.What I mean is that about half of the people are pro-russians(or closer to russia) and the other half of them are pro-americans.Surveys that have been conducted confirm my view.The only country that indeed the majority of people are anti-russians is Poland.The problem is that If a country has joined nato, and a pro-russian or a neutral government is elected it’s impossible to take the country out of nato.
    Russia just wants its neighbouring countries to be neutral.Nato recently has even invited montenegro and georgia to join nato.If it isn’t a provocation,then what is?

  10. For all the bad my government has done, they do at least as much good by supporting democracy and free trade around the world. We have supported some repressive regimes against other repressive regimes, but, rarely do we actually support someone worse than who we oppose. Those authoritarian governments you mentioned, all but one is a democracy where they chose their own leaders, while Cuba, North Korea, and now Venezuela are among the most authoritarian goverments on the planet. I will also, reluctantly, support the Israeli, Saudi, Yemeni, and Egyptian regimes over the obviously hostile alternatives. If they want us to help them against the Iranians, I’ll help them. I’m not going to pretend the Iranians are the good guys. If the Ukrainians and Georgians want our help getting out from under Russian boots, I will assist. You say we are the aggressors, but, we have not annexed Crimea or Tibet. We are not placing islands in neighbors waters to expand our territorial claims. Ask the Phillipines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan about Chinese goals for dominance. Ask the European spy agencies about Russian spies and then tell me how much worse we are. For all the evil we may or may not have done, but is attributed to us, the alternatives are significantly worse. As for the American Dream of self determination and an enjoyable and comfortable life, you’re welcome, whether you appreciate it or not. I’m not going to say we have an angelic government, but the alternatives to a world without our influence would be worse for most everyone. I don’t know how close you are to Russia, but, think of what the Russians did to the countries behind the Iron Curtain, and then imagine your country as a part of that. We didn’t force the Baltic nations or Poland to come to our side. They came willingly after suffering under the alternative. I haven’t heard about too many that want to go back to the Russian ways. Again, you’re welcome. If you think for even a moment that the Russians wouldn’t have done the same to you, if it wasn’t for our opposition, you are sadly mistaken. If you really want a better, more just future for humanity, you should hope the US remains a world power for a little while longer.

  11. Ok I recognize you as a serious debater so I want to close this conversation with some kind of ‘self’criticism although we disagree completely.

    I never said that china behaves well or with respect to its neigbours I just said that its not your business.But let’s also don’t forget the us support of the authoritarian states of thailand,philippines,indonesia and malaysia just because they oppose to chinese policies.Chinese workers are also being heavily oppressed and exploited by their government and some us companies try to use this as an advantage and invest in china.
    There are some countries with despotic tradition.

    The US killed 3000 people in somalia,a continent away, in a matter of days.How many times do you know that russia or china committed such a crime?

    On the other hand,I am also aware of the bloody repression of the chinese students in tienanmen in 1989.

    US places an enormous number of spies and agents and/or exploits social network media and/or also heavily funds and arms(sometimes literally sometimes not) opposition figures so that to topple an unfriendly government and then cries about repression.I’m sorry I also don’t feel guilty about the ‘innocent victims or imprisoned’ in cuba and venezuela.
    I guess you find ok the social injustice,the poverty and criminal rates and corruption/hypocrisy in politics in the us.

    I am from a european country with a puppet government that is filled with pro-american propaganda and american ‘ dream’ or way of life in the media.Pro-american culture and propaganda is everywhere even in hollywood movies or internet.I generally disagree but I also can’t blame a country for banning them.

    The us won’t tolerate the chinese gdp to reach theirs.That’s generally the wolfowitz doctrine.No other great power in the world except us.
    After all Ive mentioned youre still saying that china or russia are the aggressors and view the us as their enemy and not the other way around?

    China doesn’t seem to have ambitions or plans for worldwide dominance and remains focused solely on its neighbourhood,unlike the us.

    US also maintained always good relations with yemen regime or united arab emirates or oman mainly because they are adversarial to iran and at the same time claims she cares about ‘human rights’.If this isn’t hypocrisy then what is?

    I can’t refuse that the soviet union also behaved ,for the most part, to her allied countries like puppets.Let’s say that somehow the soviets had won the cold war.We know that the us took advantage of the weak position that russia found itself for a decade or more and procceeded with bases and allied countries and missile shields.While this is a fact, we also can’t be certain, although unlikely,that the soviets wouldn’t have sought military alliances or similar things in latin america ,if they had won the cold war.If this would be the case, I assure you,I would have strongly opposed that.
    I don’t see you do the same so basically yes you are hypocrite.
    Also I admit that the soviets had invaded a few countries, like poland,without a serious excuse.I doubt If you can do the same about the hundreds of us invasions one or two continents away.
    I certainly don’t want you to die I just want the us to cease from being a world power.

    That’s my dream my hope for a better and more just future for humanity.

  12. Please spare me. Russia and China have never wanted to be neutral. The only time they have been open to us is when they want something from us. We just spent decades in a cold war with Russia and you think that now we are looking for regime change, as if it was new or possible that we would want or achieve that. They both have been adversarial for a long time and it hasn’t changed one bit. So, basically, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    We can see what great things the Chavez dictatorship has done for Venezuela, so that half assed attempt by Bush at assisting Chavez’s victims was totally unwarranted. Of course, their murdering of opposition figures shows their dedication to freedom of choice, so, you beat us there, too. I have to laugh at your attempt to make us feel guilty over our opposition to that dictator and his murderous successors.

    When you talk about your hope that we die, I realize where you are coming from. You are the real hypocrite who only wants to see the successful suffer. I expect nothing less from a jealous world bent on subjugation of the weak. We seek to raise humanity from the mire of collectivism and you seek to destroy the human spirit. We will always oppose you and your kind, and we will succeed.

  13. Give me a break.The US cares for the investments and profits and oil reserves for her big companies not for ‘the ability for the people to choose their own leaders’.There are many dictatorships and authoritarian states that the US doesn’t give a fuck, or sometimes she even supports them.(saudi arabia,pakistan,tynisia,brunei,jordan,military junta in greece in 1967,batista in cuba and elsewhere).And what about the ,made in usa,palace coup that happened in 2002 against the elected government of Chavez?These are also the reasons for the bloody us invasions that put so many countries in chaos not because you care about demo(hypo)cricy.

    The US tries to subjugate russia by economic means and bring russia to its kness or to provoke a palace coup to replace putin with a more preferable(to the us) president or to prevent the military modernization of its armed forces or all of them together.That’s why she pressures the saudis to low the oil prices and maintains so hard sanctions even 6 months after the ceasefire is held.But you will fail.
    Russia and China have shown numerous times that they wanted to be partners or ,at least,neutral, with the US.Russia for example agreed to let US to open bases near its borders in central asia and ceased for many years the long range aircraft flights and also offered to cooperate on many other issues.And it is known how the US responded to these good will actions.

    The US aggressive and adversarial behaviour to countries that want to be neutral in the end turns them into adversaries because you leave them with no choice.If the question is submission and vassalge status or WW3 what do you think a country with dignity would choose.US is responsible for the coming war not russia and china.
    Russia and China want simply a world order where every major power like us,india,brazil,great britain etc.will participate as an equal player and the international law will be fully respected from everyone and not an arrogant monocracy from one country.

    I repeat.I hope ,I know its difficult but I hope, that the us will not survive this world war

  14. Give me a break.The US cares for the investments and profits and oil reserves for her big companies not for ‘the ability for the people to choose their own leaders’.There are many dictatorships and authoritarian states that the US doesn’t give a fuck, or sometimes she even supports them.(saudi arabia,pakistan,tynisia,brunei,jordan,military junta in greece in 1967,batista in cuba and elsewhere).And what about the ,made in usa,palace coup that happened in 2002 against the elected government of Chavez?These are also the reasons for the bloody us invasions that put so many countries in chaos not because you care about demo(hypo)cricy.

    The US tries to subjugate russia by economic means and bring russia to its kness or to provoke a palace coup to replace putin with a more preferable(to the us) president or to prevent the military modernization of its armed forces or all of them together.That’s why she pressures the saudis to low the oil prices and maintains so hard sanctions even 6 months after the ceasefire is held.But you will fail.
    Russia and China have shown numerous times that they wanted to be partners or ,at least,neutral, with the US.Russia for example agreed to let US to open bases near its borders in central asia and ceased for many years the long range aircraft flights and also offered to cooperate on many other issues.And it is known how the US responded to these good will actions.

    The US aggressive and adversarial behaviour to countries that want to be neutral in the end turns them into adversaries because you leave them with no choice.If the question is submission and vassalge status or WW3 what do you think a country with dignity would choose.US is responsible for the coming war not russia and china.
    Russia and China want simply a world order where every major power like us,india,brazil,great britain etc.will participate as an equal player and the international law will be fully respected from everyone and not an arrogant monocracy from one country.

    Im sorry but because of the us policies the war is less than four years away.

  15. Just stand there and Breath Air… :) They get the point quickly. :) Do not say a word they do not understand the language. Just stand there and look at them and breath air!! :)

  16. Russia is all talk and no means to go. They know they are not in any means in shape for a war with the USA bottom line they will derail and run off track. Russia powers to be want no kind of war with the USA. The worst people to fight are the ones like myself not there for the money. Those that can insult these people by doing a video of me breathing FREE AIR. Yes just breathing FREE AIR pisses off Russians. The fact I can get up tomorrow and do things they could only dream about. The ones like me willing to risk and put down my own life fighting tell the end for the USA! As many did before and will do again. NO amount of money buys me or what I do. I fight for the USA tell death for free and for nothing but the hopes others can live the dream to wake up and go outside and breath Free Air! Not possible most everyplace on earth but here. NO country has the freedoms we do. Some things are worth life to protect. The most dangerous soldiers are the ones that fight for America with a full heart of freedom. Never to surrender or stop tell we win or death! I breath a different kind of air. FREE AIR! For the USA I fight tell the death for freedom tell I am dead! Many of us feel the same. Tell the end USA USA USA!!! Do a video standing on Super Power Dirt just standing there breathing Air. They get the point!! No need to say a word. Will insult the average Ruskie very quickly and smile as you do it!! :) They will get the point them and there KGB Dictator with full control of the people. Like shoving a stick up there asshole or another way to insult the want to be Communist Dictator ran bastards! Freedom is NOT FREE! Watch me as I breath FREE AIR!! :) Does that piss you off.. :) Not a thing you can do about it so live with it… :) Hope not to hurt your feelings to bad. :)

  17. YES I do SIR!! Sorry if it does not fit your Russian Agenda! What if I told you to FUCK OFF!! :) From the most powerful super power on earth. FUCK YOU! Does that mean anything to you???

  18. Russia is worse then North Korea…a true evilnation by any standard !!!

    Why you ask ??

    Well in North Korea the People give there support to the regime because they don’t have any contact with the outside world and therefor have no access to information and only get the regimes so called truth from the regimes propaganda spin doctors..

    But in RuSSia all the people have access to information from anywhere they wish at any time they wish… But still they believe and support theevil of the regime of Putin…

    Russians mindset is all about what they thinks makes them as a nation look big and if that means they need to support evilregimes like Putin’s Russia then that is what they do freely and willingly …

    Look at it this way…

    Today in Russia ALL THE PEOPLE Yes all of them…. have access to more information within a minute at any time day or night then you will find in ALL OF THE WORLDS libraries all put together…

    And how do they have that you ask??

    Well its called the internet and all you need is a Phone to accesses it… And a phone is something ALL RUSSIANS HAVE with them 24 hours of every day 365 days of every year…

    … BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE in North Korea for North Koreans ..most of them don’t even have a phone in their homes and free access to internet in North Korea is not an option …

    RuSSia is a nation full of freewillbrainwashed evilpeople called Russians…and like to swallow Moscow propaganda

    The Putin apologist will say that WE ARE ALL really missing the point Most of this Russians don’t read English and get only the Russian info and they can somewhat be excused for their fanatic attitudes..

    But I say to the Putin apologist …. That they can believe it or not the biggest support for Putin s evilregime are in the big city’s and and most of them read English and understand English websites they also have accesses to the internet when ever they want ..

    Just look at the support Putin has with Russians living in the west take a look at western media blogs and comments done be Russians living outside of Russia and from 2nd and 3rd generation Russians that in most cases never has even been to Russia and lived in the west all their lives THEY ARE THE BIGGEST supporters of Putin ..

    Why are they like this you ask well ….This has to do with Russian mentality ..and how Russians see things..\

    AND THEY SEE THINGS LIKE THIS

    1. Ukraine belongs to Moscow and Russia and so does the Baltic stats and Poland along with all other Slavic lands ..

    2. Ukrainian’s are under Russians in the pecking order just like all other Slavic nations and anyone else for that mater are and they must all understand their place in the world …

    3 Any Ukrainian that say otherwise is a noenazis supporter and must be put in their place..

    4 If they don’t understand their place in the world Russia will make them understand by any main’s necessary..

    Silencing Dissent in Russia: Putin’s Propaganda Machine (Full Length)

    SEE LINK www . news . vice . com/video/silencing-dissent-in-russia-putins-propaganda-machine-full-length

    The true Soviet Story very shocking do not click if you are not ready to be totally shocked by the truth (2008)

    SEE LINK www . youtube . com /watch?v=oVZjyyAE-78&feature= youtu . be&t=6m55s

    Joseph Stalin was VOTED 3 GREATEST RUSSIAN OF ALL TIME in a poll held by a TV station to find the greatest Russian. Stalin came third, despite being responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviets in labour camps and purges.

    More than 50 million people voted by phone, the internet or via text messages in the poll held by Rossiya, one of Russia’s biggest television stations.

    The voting took place over six months as 500 original candidates were whittled down to a final 12. Stalin ended up with 3rd place !

    WHAT TYPE OF NATION VOTES STALIN AS THE 3 GREATEST ANYTHING OF ALL TIME… ????

    www . news . bbc . co . uk/2/hi/europe/7802485.stm

  19. WHAT TYPE OF NATION VOTES STALIN AS THE 3 GREATEST ANYTHING OF ALL TIME… ????

    http:// news.bbc . co . uk/2/hi/europe/7802485.stm

  20. YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT THE FACTS

    IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 7 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    Above is conventional weapons

    Lets take also take into account nuclear weapons…

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    www , en . wikipedia . org /wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    www , en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

  21. IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 7 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    Above is conventional weapons

    Lets take also take into account nuclear weapons…

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    www , en . wikipedia . org /wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    www , en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

  22. I see the Putin trolls are out blaming the USA for Ukraine and saying that the it is only Putin that is taking a stand when it comes to ISIS…

    OOOOO So we are back at trying to blame the USA for anything we can one more time are we…

    Well if this putin troll factory had a brain and a wish to take it all the why back You can say that the invasion done by the USSR aka RuSSia of Afghanistan started it all..

    The invasion was the catalyze that resulted in the creation of mujahideen fighters Afghanistan after the USSR pulled out of Afghanistan they left an vacuum of political unrest in the country.. (one person fighting the soviet army at the time as a mujahideen fighter was a guy called Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden But we will get back to he later )

    After the USSR pulled out and a power vacuum in the nation became the resulted into this power vacuum stepped an extreme radical groups called the Taliban..

    Now this is where it gets interesting under the Taliban control Afghanistan started giving every radical Muslim fanatical groups terroist org. and persons shelter inside the country..

    One of them was named Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden remember Bin Landin was from before part of the mujahideen fighters that was fighting the Soviets when they invaded Afghanistan so he had good contacts with in Afghanistan…

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad he was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia his father was a billionaire construction magnate with close ties to the Saudi royal family Osama grow up in and around the Royal family and when he came back to saudi after the USSR lost the war in Afghanistan..

    Bin Laden consistently dwelt on the need for violent jihad to right what he believed were injustices against Muslims perpetrated by the rest of the world and especially from the USSR and by other non-Muslim states like the west.

    He also called for the elimination of the Israeli state, and called upon the United States and other nations and Russia (that had AT THIS TIME and still dose have army base in Syria ) to withdraw all of its civilians and military personnel from the Middle East, as well as from every Islamic country of the world.

    After a long an hard 7 years war called the iran iraq war was over and lets not forget this war was a result of soviet involvement in the middle east because of Russian supporting Shia Islam and supporting Iran in its border dispute with Iraq …. The war know as the Iran Iraq war started on 22 September 1980. this war was brutal and was motivated by fears that the soviet support of Iran and Iranian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq’s long-suppressed Shia majority,

    After this war was over Iraq and Saddam Hussein was in a economic meltdown so the other nutjob that was Saddam invaded border nation called Kuwait Saddam Hussein did this because Kuwait had promised to help him with funding if he protected them from the soviet supported Iran under the war Iran Iraq, a promises Kuwait did not hold up to after the war was over and the debit as Saddam saw it was due..so he invaded Kuwait and tok their oil…

    Now the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait under Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990, put the Saudi kingdom and the royal family at risk as they was afraid that Saddman will invade them next (they border Kuwait) . With Iraqi forces on the Saudi border, Saddam’s appeal to pan-Arabism was potentially inciting internal dissent.

    The Saudi monarchy invited the UN to take a deployment of western and other nations. forces / army in side Saudi territory (mostly non muslim forces ) (note Russia did not use any veto on this in the UN)

    Bin Laden publicly denounced Saudi dependence on the U.S. and other western nations military, arguing the two holiest shrines of Islam, Mecca and Medina, the cities in which the Prophet Mohamed received and recited Allah’s message, should only be defended by Muslims. Bin Laden’s criticism of the Saudi monarchy led them to try to silence him.

    Bin Laden had an ideology that all non muslim nations was evil and especial the USSR and the USA and he was not happy about what he saw as the Royal family not taking a more hard core paretic of islam he saw the saudi royals let oil companies send into the muslim land infidels / non believers to work in Saudi and now they was letting the army of the non believers into the land this was something he did not like for Osama this was an insult to the faithful and to islam.. as a young man this was something that radicalized him and he started a underground network and started to attack and kill any NONE Muslims in Saudi.. (A major component of bin Laden’s ideology was the concept that civilians from enemy countries, including women and children, were legitimate targets for jihadists to kill)

    This resulted in him becoming a wanted man in Saudi and moved to Afghanistan Bin Laden believed that Afghanistan, under the rule of Mullah Omar’s Taliban, was “the only real Islamic country” in the Muslim world.

    After he masterminded the attack on the USA and the the USA responding by going after him and killing him his organization know as Al Qaeda fell apart and 2 fractions came out to show their ugly head

    1, the new al Qaeda with Ayman al-Zawahiri, an eye surgeon who helped found the Egyptian militant group Islamic Jihad, was named as the new leader of al-Qaeda on 16 June 2011, a few weeks after Osama Bin Laden’s death

    2. The other part that fractions from Bin Laden original al Qaeda,,

    One part joined Ayman al-Zawahiri, the other part has joined the idea of the islamic state and have become what we know today as the Islamic state aka ISIS..

    SO NO WHAT THE PUTIN TROLLS ARE SAYING IT IS Due to a color revolution US created in 2011 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT….

    This all really started when the USSR invaded Afghanistan and when the USSR supported Iran in the 7 year war that Iran had with Iraq… Also this has to do with Russian USSR support of Syria Iran and other Shia Islam nations ..

    Also lets not forget the Russia has the biggest navel base and the only navel base in Syria that gives them access to the mediterranean sea,,,,Russia tok over this after the USSR it was an old USSR base,,

    And why did the USSR and why dose Russia today mix into the middle east and support nations like Syria and Iran well it is many points for that ,,,

    Besides the one good one oil and a navel base in Syria the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia also a nation that has a Russian army base in it , the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic where Rusisan has another army base and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan that Russa wants them to join in making something called a eurasia

  23. Again lies……dumb pills need people that buy BS you sell…or you to come to reality. Why are you still in the US, old man, Mother Russia is waiting they love thugs and people that have no idea what consciousness is.

  24. Geeze, for an old senile guy, he certainly makes the team of Kerry the Clown and Obama the Clueless pretty silly. Must have something to do with having 30 years of experience in government, an almost perfect memory and a doctorate in International finance. Oh, and he also bangs one of the world’s most beautiful gymnasts in his spare time. Don’t seem like he has much to make up for.

  25. Race for what? To see who can kill the most people, invade the most countries, bomb the most sovereign nations, arm the most terrorists, cause the most regime changes in foreign countries, destroy the most secular governments and replace them with caliphates, borrow the most money, go most into deep debt, bully the most people? We’ve already won all those races and Russia doesn’t have any interest in competing with us.
    If we are in a race, Russia didn’t start it and wants nothing to do with it.

  26. Are you nuts? or just brain dead? Why would anyone want to ‘press the button’? Does Putin look like the suicidal type to you? He has never expressed any desire to use nukes and has never once threatened to use them for anything but defense against an American nuclear attack.

  27. Before you shoot your mouth off about Russia wanting a nuclear war, how finding one example of a time Russia has threatened to nuke anyone? It has never happened. Russia’s nuclear policy is identical to ours, no use of nukes in a first strike, nukes are to be used only in response to a nuclear attack. Word for Word identical to our policy.
    Every time Russia reminds an increasingly aggressive NATO that “if you shoot at us, we do shoot back”, NATO screeches that Russia is threatening nuclear war, but it has never happened, even once.
    Feel free to find any time that Russia has threatened a first strike on anyone and prove me a liar. It will keep you busy for years because it never happened.

  28. Since Russia is not in a race with the US and only wants relief from our constant threats, insults and provocations, it doesn’t matter if they are ahead or behind us in aggressive ability. The Russian military is almost totally defensive because, unlike us, they don’t prowl the world ever day looking for someone to attack. There is no race except in our power hungry and paranoid minds.

  29. “Claim: The cases of Kosovo and Crimea are identical”. As usual, you get bound up in bull and obfuscation and miss the point. The crux to the matter is that we established the precedent of “self determination” for Kosovo. Kosovo did not need to get permission from Serbia to hold the referendum and did not need to give reasons. WE insisted that the will of the people was enough. Of course, if we actually believed any of the propaganda we use as excuses to invade people, we would have had to side with Crimea from the start. America has been touting “self determination” and “democracy” for decades. We don’t believe in it, but we pretend and preach.
    The word “self” in self determination means, as WE had established in Kosovo, that Crimea did not need to get the permission of Ukraine, the US, the UN, the EU or the pope to hold the referendum. They self determine if the cause is sufficient and the secession is what they want.
    Every scientific poll taken since verifies that the referendum was fair and accurate and the most recent polls show that 85% of the people of Crimea are still happy with their decision. The only thing wrong with the referendum is that the other side won, and America only accepts free elections if the people freely choose the way we want them to

  30. Well to be considered a race, dont both opponents have to start at the same place? If not, then Russia has already been lapped several times.

  31. If Russia is in a race with the US, they are about 40 years and tens of trillions of dollars behind already. Without their nukes, Russia would be slightly above a 2003 Iraq. Russia’s military is built to be defensive, not offensive. They have little ability to project power and sustain it. The forces they have in Syria is about as far and as large as they can sustain. This is not even near a race.

  32. “Claim: NATO’s operation in Afghanistan was a failure”. Well, we destroyed the government and the infrastructure of the country, installed an incompetent stooge government, got 700,000 people killed, and lost half the country to ISIS, which we had fostered an opening for. It doesn’t matter what committee’s and personnel claimed it was a success. The fact is that it was not only a failure, it was a MASSIVE and total and ongoing failure. Facts trump committee opinions and your excuses every time.

  33. “Claim: The Ukrainian authorities are illegitimate” No more so than most Mafia organizations. The OSCE said the election was fair, but they ignored a few minor details. 25% of the people who should have been polled for a fair election were prevented from voting, being that they were in Donbas or Crimea. (of course the people in Crimea weren’t complaining) Ukrainian law prevents any candidate with a criminal history from standing for office and everyone who supported the rebellion was technically a criminal and therefor unable to stand for office. So only “approved” candidates stood for election. The only real fair and legal election in Ukrainian history is the one that installed the president we overthrew.
    The most important measure of legitimacy is not the rigged election, it is how well the people of Ukraine accept and support the regime – and they don’t. The latest polls show that less than 20% of the population supports the current bunch of crooks.
    When the current government sent out draft notices, 90% of the men drafted simply refused to show up for induction. No one will kill other Ukrainians for Poroshenko and his gang of corrupt oligarchs. They have no meaningful support. They stay in power because we funnel massive amounts of money through them and the militias maintain their power.
    Of course, we all know that the government is dominated by the N@ZI militias. They weren’t elected, but they are the best armed groups in Ukraine and they do 90% of the fighting against the rebels since the army decided to sit this one out. Poroshenko agreed in the Minsk accords to disband the militias, but he couldn’t. They are better armed and organized than his army, so he settled for renaming them “The National Guard.” They are also the major reason he has failed to carry out a single one of the actions he agreed to in the Minsk accords. It would annoy the aggressive, racist, nationalist and well armed N@ZI’s who really dominate him.
    Doesn’t matter how the vote went, an AK47 beats a ballot all over the world and the N@ZI’s and fascists in Kiev are proving it. They run the place.

  34. Wait, I thought Obama had negotiated to cut the nuclear arsenal. Oh that is right, this modern day Neville Chamberlain said he would do it unilaterally. That is the additional flexibility he told Medvedev he would have after the election.

  35. If he presses that button and then NATO uses their bombs, he will have achieved his wish, although he will be dead. Or if he only manages a few but the West manages a lot more bombs. The planet will have been contaminated by both combined. That’s the sick thing about nuclear war.

  36. You post is too long to reply to much, but I gotta point out
    “Claim: NATO’s operation over Libya was illegitimate”. Bombing a sovereign nation is usually illegitimate, but the problem here was that was bonehead STUPID. We destroyed a secular government, created chaos, got thousands of people killed and enabled an Islamist takeover of the region. It was far beyond just illegitimate.

  37. You might try breaking down you post into shorter sections. You have a delicious mix of fantasies, evasions, irrelevancies, excuses, misinterpretations and downright dumb lies, but the post is just to long to be any fun to reply to.
    For instance, your ridiculous claim that a NATO training center in Georgia is not a military base. Of course it is! We’re putting it there to threaten Russia, again. We do everything we can to poke at them and threaten them and when they object to the threats we claim they are planning nuclear war.

  38. Go home, you are way too brainwashed. You refuse to even read the facts right in front of your face. Go to Russia please.

  39. They need to stop this clown. This guy wants to blow contaminate half the planet with their nuclear radioactive bombs. His hand is itching to press the launch button. If he does that NATO will bring them down to its knees like they did to Hitler.

  40. Actually, the Afghans said more rugged and easier to repair was what was important to them, and if you have ever owned a AK, you know the fact that it always fires is the reason people love it. You can go through a sand storm, drop it in the mud and rinse it off in a stream and it always works. That’s why it’s still the most popular rifle in the world, 68 years since it was introduced.

  41. Meh, Polina is today’s Tokyo Rose. The US has enough to destroy the world many times over and that nut-job in Russia probably does too. So what’s the point?

  42. OHHHHHHH…BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there
    are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your
    friends, but once they have entered your hOME, they will bite and kill
    you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP…!

  43. BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! . So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP!

  44. WELL….. BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there
    are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your
    friends, but once they have entered your hOME, they will bite and kill
    you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP…

  45. WITHOUT WASTING TIME IN READING ALL YOUR INVENTIONS AND DOCTRINES…I CAN SAY BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there
    are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your
    friends, but once they have entered your home , they will bite and kill
    you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP!!!!! !!!

  46. BINGO— BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there
    are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your
    friends, but once they have entered your hOME, they will bite and kill
    you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP.

  47. VERY CORRECT ..BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there
    are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your
    friends, but once they have entered your hOME, they will bite and kill
    you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE
    WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL
    ASLEEP!!!!

  48. BEST ADVISE TO RUSSIA: DO NOT BOW DOWN to any one! And , remember there are those out there who are like snakes, they will pretend to be your friends, but once they have entered your hOME, they will bite and kill you. So, second best advise to Russia… CONTINUE TO BUILD MASSIVE WEAPONS FOR BOTH ATTACK AND DEFENSE… You know your enemy- DO NOT FALL ASLEEP!

  49. Well, one thing for sure he is a BIG DOG with bigger Ballls than the U.S. And much more powerful than well known murderers, and terrorists supporters, aka The U.S.

  50. After Russia won WW2 They have been arming opponet’s of Nazi America ( Most law’s, and prisoner’s on Earth – Invading poor Countries after faking ” terrorist attack’s ” ) bombing broke woman, and children in flip flop’s over oil, and poppy field’s therfore creating enimies. Back to topic Russian weapon’s have been smoking American’s since NAM. They have the best engineer’s in the World with a higher IQ avg. than the US slaving sheeple. They have the biggest fastest nukes, and the most of them on the planet with evasive rocketry mach 24 ICBM’S, and ” Black hole ” sub SLBM’S ( Us didnt even detect the cheap junk China sub launching rocket’s off the US coast in the middle of a Navy drill lol ), with the best rocketry ( even the US has to lease Russian rocketry ) . They also have the only missile defense system that can knock down anything ever made, the S-500 where just one can take out at the same time 10 tennisball size object’s going mach 24 in space . The US 3 tier system barely took out a short range North Korea style homemade rocket last week . Not to mention the ” space junk ” sat killer’s, electronic jamming, and thousand’s of dummy round’s to saturate any remaqining radar the US would be toast in under 10 min. Hell Russia could launch just one EMP, and knock out 90% of the US grid leaving them to kill themselves CHECK MATE after all it’s Russia’s pastime, not baseball…!

  51. After Russia won WW2 They have been arming opponet’s of Nazi America ( Most law’s, and prisoner’s on Earth – Invading poor Countries after faking ” terrorist attack’s ” ) bombing broke woman, and children in flip flop’s over oil, and poppy field’s therfore creating enimies. Back to topic Russian weapon’s have been smoking American’s since NAM. They have the best engineer’s in the World with a higher IQ avg. than the US slaving sheeple. They have the biggest fastest nukes, and the most of them on the planet with evasive rocketry mach 24 ICBM’S, and ” Black hole ” sub SLBM’S ( Us didnt even detect the cheap junk China sub launching rocket’s off the US coast in the middle of a Navy drill lol ), with the best rocketry ( even the US has to lease Russian rocketry ) . They also have the only missile defense system that can knock down anything ever made, the S-500 where just one can take out at the same time 10 tennisball size object’s going mach 24 in space . The US 3 tier system barely took out a short range North Korea style homemade rocket last week . Not to mention the ” space junk ” sat killer’s, electronic jamming, and thousand’s of dummy round’s to saturate any remaqining radar the US would be toast in under 10 min. Hell Russia could launch just one EMP, and knock out 90% of the US grid leaving them to kill themselves CHECK MATE after all it’s Russia’s pastime, not baseball…

  52. ohhhhhh The problem with the U.S is that it knows of the intelligence, skills,
    and military capability of Russia… and the U.S wanting to be the only
    nation with military might in the world, has tried and tried , and tried
    to destroy Russia! I can assure you, Russia will NEVER, bow down to any
    of his enemies.

  53. AHHHHHH, YOU Dum FiOOL… Most of those are invented theories. Why don’t you mentioned that more than half the population of Iraq (including his president), were murdered by the U.S? All this even wehn the UN told the U.S. that there were No (nothing, nada, nil) of WMD! Are you Fking kidding me? And this is just one of the hundreds of massacres the U.S. has done around the world. With Russia seeing the U.S. behavior, do you really think they will be so stupid to let the U.S. Fuk with them? No, of course not!.

  54. The problem with the U.S is that it knows of the intelligence, skills,
    and military capability of Russia… and the U.S wanting to be the only
    nation with military might in the world, has tried and tried , and tried
    to destroy Russia! I can assure you, Russia will NEVER, bow down to any
    of his enemies.

  55. A HUGE BINGO FOR YOU !! The problem with the U.S is that it knows of the intelligence, skills, and military capability of Russia… and the U.S wanting to be the only nation with military might in the world, has tried and tried , and tried to destroy Russia! I can assure you, Russia will NEVER, bow down to any of his enemies.

  56. STOP READING CNN AND THE PUPPETS IN WASHINGTON. IT IS A FACT THAT… Putin is in Syria to destroy any and every terrorists group. Unlike the U.S. is actually arming several terrorists groups to fight against Assad. So, stop barking out what the U.S. media and it’s government wants people to believe.

  57. Your comment is too long to respond to all items. So, I’ll say this: compare what Russia has done to USA and what USA has done to Russia. Deeds tells more than words: Russia allowed USA to transport equipment over Russian territory during our war in Afghanistan; Russia provided USA with a list of potential terrorists among them names of those now known as Boston marathon bombers. And how USA reciprocated to those : USA brokered “revolution” in Kiev to overthrow democratically elected government, and when people of Crimea through referendum voted to separate from Ukraine our “most” democratic president proclaimed the referendum illegal! Same about East Ukraine Russians. What the f–k, he has the right to mess into other people affairs he doesn’t have any business about? And after Crimea was returned back to Russia, USA imposed economic sanctions on Russia along with our puppets EU.
    After dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia has for long tried to join West and was helpful in all basically activities of the West. An what West had done: rejected Russia’s application for a membership to NATO, and instead of dissolving NATO, accepted into NATO all previous Eastern Europe countries and some former Soviet Union republics (which, by the way, became independent only because of good will of Russia). And now NATO is on the boarder of Russia, thus pushing Russia more and more toward China, instead of pulling Russia toward West. And even now when russia get involved in Syria, fighting ISIS, USA and NATO trying their best to negate what Russia is doing in Syria. Hopefully this attitude surely will change now, after what happened in Paris yesterday. USA and NATO for four years were fighting ISIS with nothing to show for $billions spent. I bet with Russia involved things will change too for better.

  58. Insurgents everywhere, including the ones we arm, prefer the superior Russian arms. They are far more reliable and easier to use than what we provide. Even Afghanistan asked for us to buy Russian helicopters for them because the Russian equipment was far cheaper, very rugged, and much easier to maintain than ours.

  59. How shameful. You’re telling me that the evil Russians have their own CIA? What country would have an agency like that, providing intelligence, toppling governments, supporting insurgents, running secret airlines, selling dope, undermining legal governments? Oops. I guess that’s us, not them. Naughty us. Makes it hard to get all indignant when they do what we do.

    Russia has NEVER denied that individual Russians, being citizens of a free country, have the right to volunteer wherever they want and many of them have gone to Ukraine as private citizens to help out. The verified Russian “help and encouragement” has consisted of allowing Russians to volunteer, and providing 47 convoys of relief supplies, mostly food, medicines, and building supplies to Donetsk. No impartial observer has every seen anything else from Russia in Ukraine.

    Of course, we would look pretty silly complaining about the help they give. Ukraine is so broke they couldn’t pay cash for a pack of bubble gum and they live on the money we give them. So, we pay the entire cost of the Ukrainian war for Kiev. We pay for all the salaries, the meals, the uniforms, the bandages and every gallon of gas they put in a tank. We provide flack jackets, complete field hospitals, advanced anti-artillery radar, armored cars, Humvees, night vision equipment, advanced communications systems, drones and special forces trainers and “advisers”. If we stopped paying the bills, the Ukrainian army would collapse in a month.

    So, we look pretty stupid complaining that Russia has passed on a little help to their side.

  60. Lets not forget the massive arms that Assad it getting to kill his own people getting it from russia..
    Also to this date their is NO evidence of any arms given to the Free Syrian army as the free Syrian army and ISIS and Assad ALL OF THEM ARE USING RUSSIAN AK47 Russian RPG. Russian landmins ect ect ect NO SIDE is using USA or any other western arms…

    RuSSia and Putin is always talking about the west and the USA sending weapons to Syria and to ISIS and sending it to Chechnya and Ukraine ect ect ect ect

    But the funny thing is all of the them are all using AK47 and Russian RPG and other ruSSian made weapons …

    How can that be if the USA and NATO are the ones according to Putin giving ISIS and every and else weapons that they are all using Russia weapons…

    ISIS was not crated by what you say Afghanistan, Libya USA, WEST EU immigration ect ect ect IT WAS Created by Putins boy Assad extreme cruel and evil brutal regime done to what was first students demonstrating in Damascus streets and Universities as they was demonstrating because of social and human rights abuse done to the people of Syria by Assads thuggish police forces and the regime …

    That is when the people tok to the streets and after a brutal response from Assad special police units and armed forces this developed into a armed response and uprising by the people that developed into a civil-war and the making of the Free Syrian Army ref. AKA the rebels… This rebels aka the ree Syrian Army are supported according to Russia by the west via Turkey ..BUT THEY HAVE NOTHIG TO DO with ISIS that is putins propaganda infact they are fighting IS and Assad at the same time..

    So where does ISIS come into all of this Well ISIS mostly are nothing more then extreme redial Muslims that with the help of internet and radical Mosque, ex talliban , Hamas ect ect have unified into a radical groups the wish to make an islamic state in Syria under Shari Muslim law in accordance with Islamic teachings…even some Muslims that are from the west and that have become radical are joining up and traveling to join this nut jobes and fanatics that are ISIS..

    They come from all of the world are joining this fight as they are not really fighting Assad but the are fighting to take over the oil in the aria and to make what they call an Islamic state THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED ISIS it stands for Islamic state …

    SO NO sorry to burst anyones of this Putin loving trolls fantasy bubble and not jump on the Putins wagon of USA bashing BUT THE USA is not the ones that made ISIS IF anyone is to blame it is Putins boy Assad that stared this civil war in Syria and gave the option for radical ELEMENTS to take over because of Assads brutality so real Putins boy is responsible for catalyze that has created ISIS you dimwitted Russian trolls need to develop a brain..

    PUTIN IS NOT BOMMING ISIS … Putin not bombed any ISIS positions yet When as fare as Putin thinks any prob. in the middle east is a good thing… He just needs to hold it in a nice balance so it occupies and locked down the USA force and world attention on the middle east.. If word attention is on the middle east then it is NOT on Putins Russia and on Putins expiation wars…. like in Ukraine

  61. PART 2/2

    Claim: NATO leaders promised at the time of German reunification that the Alliance would not expand to the East

    Fact: No such promise was ever made, and Russia has never produced any evidence to back up its claim.

    Every formal decision which NATO takes is adopted by consensus and recorded in writing. There is no written record of any such decision having been taken by the Alliance: therefore, no such promise can have been made.

    Moreover, at the time of the alleged promise, the Warsaw Pact still existed. Its members did not agree on its dissolution until 1991. Therefore, it is not plausible to suggest that the idea of their accession to NATO was on the agenda in 1989.

    This was confirmed by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev himself. This is what Mr Gorbachev said on 15 October 2014 in an interview with Rossiiskaya Gazeta and Russia Beyond The Headlines:

    “The topic of ‘NATO expansion’ was not discussed at all, and it wasn’t brought up in those years. I say this with full responsibility. Not a single Eastern European country raised the issue, not even after the Warsaw Pact ceased to exist in 1991. Western leaders didn’t bring it up, either.”

    Claim: NATO tried to “drag” Ukraine into the Alliance

    Fact: When the administrations of President Kuchma and President Yushchenko made clear their aspiration to NATO membership, the Alliance worked with them to encourage the reforms which would be needed to make that aspiration a reality.

    When the administration of President Yanukovych opted for a non-bloc status, NATO respected that decision and continued to work with Ukraine on reforms, at the government’s request.

    NATO respects the right of every country to choose its own security arrangements. In fact, Article 13 of the Washington Treaty specifically gives Allies the right to leave.

    Over the past 65 years, 28 countries have chosen freely, and in accordance with their domestic democratic processes, to join NATO. Not one has asked to leave. This is their sovereign choice.

    Claim: Russia has the right to demand a “100% guarantee” that Ukraine will not join NATO

    Fact: According to Article I of the Helsinki Final Act (here) which established the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 1975, every country has the right “to belong or not to belong to international organizations, to be or not to be a party to bilateral or multilateral treaties including the right to be or not to be a party to treaties of alliance.” All the OSCE member states, including Russia, have sworn to uphold those principles.

    In line with those principles, Ukraine has the right to choose for itself whether it joins any treaty of alliance, including NATO’s founding treaty.

    Moreover, when Russia signed the Founding Act, it pledged to uphold “respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all states and their inherent right to choose the means to ensure their own security”.

    Thus Ukraine has the right to choose its own alliances, and Russia has, by its own repeated agreement, no right to dictate that choice.

    Claim: NATO provoked the “Maidan” protests in Ukraine

    Fact: The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians’ desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure.

    The protesters’ demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for the parliament, the formation of a government of national unity, an end to the pervasive and endemic corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. There was no mention of NATO.

    Ukraine began discussing the idea of abandoning its non-bloc status in September 2014, six months after the illegal and illegitimate Russian “annexation” of Crimea and the start of Russia’s aggressive actions in Eastern Ukraine. The final decision by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada to abandon the non bloc status was taken in December 2014, over a year after the pro-EU demonstrations began.

    Claim: NATO enlargement in the Balkans is destabilizing

    Fact: All the countries of Central and Eastern Europe which have joined NATO over the past decade have enjoyed peace, security and cooperation with their neighbours since then.

    The countries in the region which aspire to membership are conducting reforms to bring themselves closer to NATO standards. These reforms enhance democracy and security in each country.

    The countries in the region have played a significant role in NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo, providing training to the Afghan forces and helping to provide a safe and secure environment for all people in Kosovo. This is a direct contribution to stability in the broader Euro-Atlantic area.

    Claim: NATO was planning to base ships and missiles in Crimea

    Fact: This is fiction. The idea has never been proposed, suggested or discussed within NATO.

    Claim: NATO intends to set up a military base in Georgia

    Fact: NATO agreed at the Wales Summit to offer Georgia a substantial package of assistance to strengthen Georgia’s defence and interoperability capabilities with the Alliance. As agreed with Georgia, a training facility will be set up in Georgia to contribute to the training and interoperability of Georgian and Alliance personnel.

    This is a training centre, not a military base.

    This initiative will result in closer cooperation with Georgia’s sovereign and internationally-recognised government, and improved training and democratic control for its armed forces. As such, it will contribute to stability by making Georgia’s armed forces more professional, and by reinforcing the democratic controls over them.

    Claim: NATO has bases all around the world

    Fact: NATO’s military infrastructure outside the territory of Allies is limited to those areas in which the Alliance is conducting operations.

    Thus the Alliance has military facilities in Afghanistan for the support of the Resolute Support mission, and in Kosovo for the KFOR mission.

    NATO has civilian liaison offices in partner countries such as Georgia, Ukraine and Russia. These cannot be considered as “military bases”.

    Individual Allies have overseas bases on the basis of bilateral agreements and the principle of host-nation consent, in contrast with Russian bases on the territory of Moldova (Transnistria), Ukraine (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) and Georgia (the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia).

    NATO’s operations

    Claim: NATO’s operation in Afghanistan was a failure

    Fact: NATO took over the command of the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2003.

    Under NATO’s command, the mission progressively extended throughout Afghanistan, was joined by 22 non-NATO countries and built up from scratch an Afghan National Security Force of more than 350,000 soldiers and police.

    Threats to Afghanistan’s security continue. However, the Afghan forces are now ready to take full responsibility for security across the country, as agreed with the Afghan authorities.

    NATO is providing training, advice and assistance to the Afghan forces through the “Resolute Support” mission.

    Claim: The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan failed to stop the Afghan drugs trade

    Fact: As with any sovereign country, the primary responsibility for upholding law and order in Afghanistan, including as regards the trade in narcotics, rests with the Afghan government.

    The international community is supporting the Afghan government to live up to this responsibility in many ways, including both through the United Nations and through the European Union.

    NATO is not a main actor in this area. This role has been agreed with the international community.

    Claim: NATO’s operation over Libya was illegitimate

    The NATO-led operation was launched under the authority of two UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR), 1970 and 1973, both quoting Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and neither of which was opposed by Russia.

    UNSCR 1973 authorized the international community “to take all necessary measures” to “protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack”. This is what NATO did, with the political and military support of regional states and members of the Arab League.

    After the conflict, NATO cooperated with the UN International Commission of Inquiry on Libya, which found no breach of UNSCR 1973 or international law, concluding instead that “NATO conducted a highly precise campaign with a demonstrable determination to avoid civilian casualties.”

    Claim: NATO’s operation over Kosovo was illegitimate

    Fact: The NATO operation for Kosovo followed over a year of intense efforts by the UN and the Contact Group, of which Russia was a member, to bring about a peaceful solution. The UN Security Council on several occasions branded the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and the mounting number of refugees driven from their homes as a threat to international peace and security. NATO’s Operation Allied Force was launched to prevent the large-scale and sustained violations of human rights and the killing of civilians.

    Following the air campaign, the subsequent NATO-led peacekeeping operation, KFOR, which initially included Russia, has been under UN mandate (UNSCR 1244), with the aim of providing a safe and secure environment in Kosovo.

    Claim: The cases of Kosovo and Crimea are identical

    Fact: The Kosovo operation was conducted following exhaustive discussion involving the whole international community dealing with a long-running crisis that was recognized by the UN Security Council as a threat to international peace and security.

    Following the operation, the international community engaged in nearly ten years of diplomacy, under UN authority, to find a political solution and to settle Kosovo’s final status, as prescribed by UNSCR 1244.

    In Crimea, there was no pre-existing crisis, no attempt to discuss the situation with the Ukrainian government, no involvement of the United Nations, and no attempt at a negotiated solution.

    In Kosovo, international attempts to find a solution took over 3,000 days. In Crimea, Russia annexed part of Ukraine’s territory in less than 30 days. It has sought to justify its illegal and illegitimate annexation, in part, by pointing to a “referendum” that was inconsistent with Ukrainian law, held under conditions of illegal armed occupation with no freedom of expression or media access for the opposition, and without any credible international monitoring.

    Claim: Russia’s annexation of Crimea was justified by the opinion of the International Court of Justice on the independence of Kosovo (online here).

    Fact: The court stated that their opinion was not a precedent. The court said they had been given a “narrow and specific” question about Kosovo’s independence which would not cover the broader legal consequences of that decision.

    Claim: The Ukrainian authorities are illegitimate

    Fact: Ukraine’s President Poroshenko was elected on 25 May with a clear majority in a vote which the OSCE characterized (report here) as showing the “clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms.” The only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook”increasing attempts to derail the process.”

    The current parliament was elected on 26 October in a vote which the OSCE characterized (report here) as “an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms”. It again pointed out that “Electoral authorities made resolute efforts to organize elections throughout the country, but they could not be held in parts of the regions (oblasts) of Donetsk and Luhansk or on the Crimean peninsula”.

    Finally, Russian officials continue to allege that the Ukrainian parliament and government are dominated by “Nazis” and “fascists.” However, in the parliamentary elections, the parties whom Russia labelled as “fascists” fell far short of the threshold of 5% needed to enter parliament. Ukraine’s electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that.

    In short, the President and parliament are legitimate, the actions of the separatists were not.

  62. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT PUTIN HAS SAID A LOT OF TIMES THAT THE USA AND NATO IS THE ENEMY .. see under for some of the claims and myths / lies PUTINS MEDIA AND THE KREMLIN ARE COMING WITH ON A DALY BASES ,,

    PART 1 /2

    Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. Lest look at the facts.

    Claim: NATO is trying to encircle Russia

    Fact: This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia’s land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members.

    Russia shares land borders with 14 countries (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, North Korea). Only five of them are NATO members.

    Claims that NATO is building bases around Russia are similarly groundless. Outside the territory of NATO nations, NATO only maintains a significant military presence in three places: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and at sea off the Horn of Africa. All three operations are carried out under United Nations mandate, and thus carry the approval of Russia, along with all other Security Council members. Before Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine began, Russia provided logistical support to the Afghan mission, and cooperated directly with the counter-piracy operation, showing clearly that Russia viewed them as a benefit, not a threat.

    With respect to the permanent stationing of U.S. and other Allied forces on the territory of other Allies in Europe, NATO has full abided by the commitments made in the NATO-Russia Founding Act. There has been no permanent stationing of additional combat forces on the territory of other allies; and total force levels have, in fact, been substantially reduced since the end of the Cold War

    NATO has partnership relationships with many countries in Europe and Asia, as can be seen from this interactive map. Such partnerships, which are requested by the partners in question, focus exclusively on issues agreed with them, such as disaster preparedness and relief, transparency, armed forces reform, and counter-terrorism. These partnerships cannot legitimately be considered a threat to Russia, or to any other country in the region, let alone an attempt at encirclement.

    Claim: NATO has a Cold War mentality

    Fact: The Cold War ended over 20 years ago. It was characterized by the opposition of two ideological blocs, the presence of massive standing armies in Europe, and the military, political and economic domination by the Soviet Union of almost all its European neighbours.

    The end of the Cold War was a victory for the people of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and opened the way to overcoming the division of Europe. At pathbreaking Summit meetings in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia played its part in building a new, inclusive European security architecture, including the Charter of Paris, the establishment of the OSCE, the creation of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, and the NATO-Russia Founding Act.

    Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has introduced sweeping changes to its membership and working practices – changes made clear by its adoption of new Strategic Concepts in 1999 and 2010. Accusations that NATO has retained its Cold War purpose ignore the reality of those changes.

    Over the same period, NATO reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country has such a privileged relationship with NATO.

    As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest.” (The Wales Summit Declaration can be read here).

    This is NATO’s official policy, defined and expressed transparently by its highest level of leadership. As an organisation which is accountable to its member nations, NATO is bound to implement this policy.

    Claim: NATO is a U.S. geopolitical project

    Fact: NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 28 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance.

    All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single Ally accepts it.

    Equally, the decision for any country to take part in NATO-led operations falls to that country alone, according to its own legal procedures. No member of the Alliance can decide on the deployment of any other Ally’s forces.

    Claim: NATO’s purpose is to contain or weaken Russia

    Fact: NATO’s purpose is set out in the preamble to the Washington Treaty, the Alliance’s Founding document (online here ).

    This states that Allies are determined “to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. They seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area. They are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defence and for the preservation of peace and security.”

    In line with those goals, in the past two decades NATO has led missions in the Balkans, Afghanistan, over Libya and off the Horn of Africa. The Alliance has conducted exercises from the Mediterranean to the North Atlantic and across Europe, and on issues ranging from counter-terrorism to submarine rescue – including with Russia itself.

    None of these activities can credibly be presented as directed against Russia.

    Claim: NATO has tried to isolate or marginalise Russia

    Fact: Since the early 1990s, the Alliance has consistently worked to build a cooperative relationship with Russia on areas of mutual interest.

    NATO began reaching out, offering dialogue in place of confrontation, at the London NATO Summit of July 1990 (declaration here). In the following years, the Alliance promoted dialogue and cooperation by creating new fora, the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), open to the whole of Europe, including Russia (PfP founding documents here and here).

    After the conclusion of the Dayton Accords in 1995, Russian forces participated in the NATO-led operations to implement the peace agreement (IFOR and SFOR) and in the NATO-led operation to implement the peace in Kosovo (KFOR), under UN Security Council mandates.

    In 1997 NATO and Russia signed the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, creating the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council. In 2002 they upgraded that relationship, creating the NATO-Russia Council (NRC). They reaffirmed their commitment to the Founding Act at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002 and in Lisbon in 2010 (The Founding Act can be read here, the Rome Declaration which established the NRC here, the Lisbon NRC Summit Declaration here.)

    Since the foundation of the NRC, NATO and Russia have worked together on issues ranging from counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism to submarine rescue and civil emergency planning. We set out to build a unique relationship with Russia, one built not just on mutual interests but also on cooperation and the shared objective for a Europe whole free and at peace. No other partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similar comprehensive institutional framework.

    Claim: NATO should have been disbanded at the end of the Cold War

    Fact: At the London Summit in 1990, Allied heads of state and government agreed that “”We need to keep standing together, to extend the long peace we have enjoyed these past four decades”. This was their sovereign choice and was fully in line with their right to collective defence under the United Nations Charter.

    Since then, twelve more countries have chosen to join NATO. The Alliance has taken on new missions and adapted to new challenges, all the while sticking to its fundamental principles of security, collective defence, and decision-making by consensus.

    Twice since the end of the Cold War, NATO has adopted new Strategic Concepts (in 1999 and 2010), adapting to new realities. Thus, rather than being disbanded, NATO adapted, and continues to change, to live up to the needs and expectations of Allies, and to promote their shared vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.

    Claim: NATO enlargement followed the same process as the expansion of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact

    Fact: Any comparison between NATO enlargement after the end of the Cold War and the creation of the Warsaw Pact or the Soviet bloc at the end of World War II is an utter distortion of history.

    The incorporation of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact after the Second World War was carried out under conditions of military occupation, one-party dictatorship and the violent suppression of dissent.

    When the countries of Central and Eastern Europe applied for NATO membership after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, it was of their own free choice, through their own national democratic processes, and after conducting the required reforms.

    This was done through debate, in peacetime conditions, and in a transparent way.

    Claim: NATO is a threat to Russia

    Fact: NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 25 years.

    The Alliance has created unique cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It has invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence, an invitation extended to no other partner.

    In the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, agreed with Russia in 1997 and reaffirmed at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002 and in Lisbon in 2010, NATO stated that “in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defence and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces”. The Alliance has fulfilled all such commitments.

    NATO’s official policy towards Russia was most recently articulated by the heads of state and government of the Alliance at the Wales Summit in September 2014.

    They stated that “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest.” (The Wales Summit Declaration can be read here).

    Thus, neither the Alliance’s policies nor its actions are a threat to Russia.

    Claim: NATO missile defence targets Russia and the Iran agreement proves it

    Fact: NATO’s missile defence system is not designed or directed against Russia. It does not pose a threat to Russia’s strategic deterrent.

    As already explained by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, geography and physics make it impossible for the NATO system to shoot down Russian intercontinental missiles from NATO sites in Romania or Poland. Their capabilities are too limited, their planned numbers too few, and their locations too far south or too close to Russia to do so.

    Russian officials have confirmed that the planned NATO shield will not, in fact, undermine Russia’s deterrent. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s missile defence envoy, said on January 26, 2015, that “neither the current, nor even the projected” missile defence system “could stop or cast doubt on Russia’s strategic missile potential.”

    Finally, the Russian claim that the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme obviates the need for NATO missile defence is wrong on two counts.

    The Iranian agreement does not cover the proliferation of ballistic-missile technology which is an issue completely different from nuclear questions.

    Furthermore, NATO has repeatedly made clear that missile defence is not about any one country, but about the threat posed by proliferation more generally. In fact, over 30 countries have obtained, or are trying to obtain, ballistic missile technology. The Iran framework agreement does not change those facts.

    Claim: The accession of new Allies to NATO threatens Russia

    Fact: Every country which joins NATO undertakes to uphold the principles and policies of the Alliance, and the commitments which NATO has already made.

    This includes the commitment that NATO poses no threat to Russia, as most recently stated at the Wales Summit.

    Therefore, as the number of countries which join NATO grows, so does the number of countries which agree that “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia.”

    Claim: NATO exercises are a provocation which threatens Russia

    Fact: Every nation has the right to conduct exercises, as long as they do so within their international obligations, including notifying the actual numbers and providing observation opportunities when required.

    In order to promote mutual trust and transparency, OSCE members are bound by the Vienna Document to inform one another in advance of exercises which include more than 9,000 troops, unless the exercises are snap tests of readiness.

    NATO and Allies have consistently stood by the terms and the spirit of the Vienna Document. Those exercises which crossed the notification threshold were announced well in advance. This is why Russia could send observers to the UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior in April 2015.

    Russia, on the other hand, has repeatedly called snap exercises including tens of thousands of troops, with some of them taking place close to NATO territory. This practice of calling massive exercises without warning is a breach of the spirit of the Vienna Document, raising tension and undermining trust. This is especially the case because Russia’s military takeover of Crimea was masked by exactly such a snap exercise.

    It is therefore Russia’s exercises, not NATO’s, which are a threat to stability.

    Promises and pledges

    Claim: Russia has the right to oppose NATO-supported infrastructure on the territory of member states in Central and Eastern Europe

    Fact: The relationship between NATO and Russia is governed by the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, agreed by NATO Allies and Russia in 1997 and reaffirmed at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002, and in Lisbon in 2010. (The Founding Act can be readhere.)

    In the Founding Act, the two sides agreed that: “in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defence and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces. Accordingly, it will have to rely on adequate infrastructure commensurate with the above tasks. In this context, reinforcement may take place, when necessary, in the event of defence against a threat of aggression and missions in support of peace consistent with the United Nations Charter and the OSCE governing principles, as well as for exercises consistent with the adapted CFE Treaty, the provisions of the Vienna Document 1994 and mutually agreed transparency measures. Russia will exercise similar restraint in its conventional force deployments in Europe.”

    Therefore, both infrastructure and reinforcements are explicitly permitted by the Founding Act and therefore by Russia.

    Claim: NATO’s response to Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine violates the Founding Act

    Fact: NATO has responded to the new strategic reality caused by Russia’s illegitimate and illegal actions in Ukraine by reinforcing the defence of Allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and by ensuring the ability to increase those reinforcements if necessary, including by upgrading infrastructure.

    All this is consistent with the Founding Act, quoted above.

    In the Founding Act, all signatories, including Russia, agreed on principles which include “refraining from the threat or use of force against each other as well as against any other state, its sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence in any manner inconsistent with the United Nations Charter and with the Declaration of Principles Guiding Relations Between Participating States contained in the Helsinki Final Act” and the “respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all states and their inherent right to choose the means to ensure their own security, the inviolability of borders and peoples’ right of self-determination as enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act and other OSCE documents.”

    NATO has respected those commitments faithfully. Russia, on the other hand, has declared the annexation of Crimea, supported violent separatists in the east of the country, and insisted that Ukraine be barred from joining NATO.

    Claim: NATO nuclear arrangements violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Fact: The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. At the Wales Summit in September 2014, all Allies reaffirmed their full support for the treaty.

    The deployment of American nuclear weapons on the territories of NATO allies is fully consistent with the NPT. These weapons remain under the custody and control of the United States at all times.

    Furthermore, NATO’s nuclear arrangements are older than the NPT, and this issue was fully addressed when the treaty was negotiated. The arrangements were made clear to delegations and were made public.

    Claim: NATO nuclear exercises violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Fact: At the Wales Summit in September 2014, Allies reaffirmed their full support for the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). NATO’s nuclear posture is fully consistent with the treaty.

    At no point has NATO moved nuclear weapons to Eastern Europe. There have been no NATO nuclear exercises in the eastern part of the Alliance since the end of the Cold War.

    It is Russia that has started to use its nuclear weapons as a tool in its strategy of intimidation. Russia has increased nuclear rhetoric and stepped up its nuclear exercises. Russian nuclear-capable bombers are flying close to Alliance borders. Russia has also threatened to base nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad and Crimea.

    This activity and this rhetoric do not contribute to transparency and predictability, particularly in the context of a changed security environment due to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

  63. Unfortunately no one can blame Russia for this attitude. It has to respond to USA continues proclaiming Russia as an enemy and greatest threat to USA security, whereas Putin never claimed USA as an enemy. Bur now Putin is forces to respond to USA intention to develop nuclear missile defence system installed in Europe.

  64. Russia’s swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.

    see link for evidence of statement http://foreignpolicy . com/2014/07/07/putins-secret-weapon/

    There is an increasing body of evidence that the so-called defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Strelkov, whose real name is Igor Girkin, is a serving or reserve GRU officer, who likely takes at the very least guidance, if not orders, from the agency’s headquarters. As a result, the European Union has identified him as GRU “staff” and has placed him on its sanctions list. Although the bulk of the insurgents in eastern Ukraine appear to be Ukrainians or Russian “war tourists” — encouraged, armed, and facilitated by Moscow — there also appear to be GRU operators on the ground helping to bring guns and people across the border.

    The GRU has also demonstrated a willingness to work with a wide range of mavericks. In Chechnya, it raised not just the Vostok Battalion but other units of defectors from guerrillas and bandits. The convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout is generally accepted to have been a part-time GRU asset too. The GRU is less picky than most intelligence agencies about who is cooperates with, which also means that it is harder to be sure who is working for them. Russia can open political divisions in the West, carry out deniable operations using third-party combatants, and target strategic individuals and facilities, it doesn’t really matter who has more tanks and better fighter jets. This is exactly what the GRU is tooling up to do.

    ONE OF KREMLINS TOP GRU AGENTS HAS RUN THE ALL BUT ONE OF THE KREMLIN HYBRID WAR he was in Moldovan (Transnistria War) ,Nagorno Karabakh selling and running weapons for the 1999 Second Chechen War he is wanted for questions for involvement of genocide he was one of the main GRU officers in the Georgia conflict and was in control of organizing the so called green men in taking over and annexing Crimea and was the military adviser to Sergei Aksenov, the current head of Russian-occupied Crimea. and now he is running the war in east Ukraine WHAT IS HIS MAME Igor Girkin…

    take a look at the link www . freebeacon . com/national-security/ukrainian-rebel-commander-identified-as-russian-gru-military-intelligence-colonel/

    Rebel Commander Identified As Russian GRU Military Intelligence Colonel is running the hole thing in east Ukraine but according to you Russian is not in Ukraine

    Officials said Girkin is a GRU colonel who was first identified by the Ukrainian SBU intelligence service. Girkin traveled to the Crimea in February and traveled to Donetsk in April. While in the Crimea was a military adviser to Sergei Aksenov, the current head of Russian-occupied Crimea.

    He is also a close aide to the so-called Donetsk prime minister, Alexander Borodai, who is also a Russian. Borodai also worked with Aksenov in Crimea, an indication the Russians may be planning a similar annexation in the Donetsk region.

    Over 1,000 GRU officers and about 80 GRU generals were dismissed, retired, or transferred to other units, Galeotti stated. The cutbacks were the result of bureaucratic infighting with the civilian foreign spy agency SVR, acronym for Foreign Intelligence Service, and the domestic political police and spy agency known as the FSB, for Federal Security Service.

    Galeotti said the GRU is a key element of Russian asymmetric military-political warfare tools. “They are less valuable as straightforward war-fighters and much more so as covert operators and the facilitators of other deniable operations,” he said.

    www . freebeacon . com/national-security/ukrainian-rebel-commander-identified-as-russian-gru-military-intelligence-colonel/

  65. Putin is restarting an arms race with the west and he says it is the west USA and Nato that are a prob. but according to his own statements he is the one starting an nuclear arms race ONLY RUSSIANS can start an nuclear arms race and then twist it in their own mind that it was not them that started it ….

    Anyway the last arms race bankrupted the USSR and killed the evil nation thing that was Putins wet dream the soviet union so I say let them do it and hopefully it will bring down that evil nation we know today as RuSSain also..

    Lets take a look take into account nuclear weapons today ..

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    SEE LINK www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

    IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    PUTIN AND RUSSIA MUST BE STOPPED JUST LOOK THE RUSSIAN NATION HAS THE WORLD RECORD FOR GENOCIDE IN HISTORY AN EVIL NATION THATS FOR SURE..

    List of evil genocide done by Russia to other nations that Russians / Russia never have admitted or apologized or taken any responsibility for..

    Genocide Circassian 1817

    Genocide Circassian 1867

    Genocide called the man made famine in Ukraine of 1918

    Genocide Decossackization 1919

    Genocide Don Cossacks 1919

    Genocide know as the Ukrainian Famine of 1921-1923

    Genocide Holodomor of 10 mill Ukrainians this is almost 50% of the nation at the time in 1932–1933

    Genocide and Massacres of Polish peoples 1937

    Genocide known as the Great purge in Mongolia 1937

    Genocide known as the Great Purge (Yezhovshchina) 1937–38

    Genocide done to the Koreans in the USSR, 1937–1949

    Genocide of the Crimea Tatars genocide 1944

    Genocide and massive deportations East Germany Genocide 1945

    Genocide and massive deportations of Germans living in Königsberg Genocide 1945

    Genocide Chechnya1990s.

    Genocide of Georgians in South Ossetia 1991

    Genocide Russia help with the Nagorno Karabakh 1991

    Genocide of Georgians in Abkhaz conflict of 1992

    Purges done by Russia

    Moldovan (Transnistria) purging moldovans 1992

    Genocide Abkhaz–Georgian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    Georgian– east Ossetian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    Georgian– south Ossetian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    AND NOW TO DAY IT continues with the Crimea Tatars genocide 2015+++

    RUSSIA WORLD EVIL DOMINATION TOUR

    Putins Russia

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh

    1994 First Chechen War

    1999 Second Chechen War

    2000 Second Chechen War part 2

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine

  66. Hay Commie if U think were bullies MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there are plenty of countries that would love to have a 60es hippy like U MAN I bet U were a draft dogging coward hiding behind your holey then thou intellect wile guys like me were defending your sorry ass. 58k BRAVE men
    gave their lives in Vietnam for this great country wile U were on some campus spending daddy’s money smoking pot and all the free love.

  67. Yes he does Bullies always have the biggest mouth. We have stuff U don’t even know exists
    What do think them bomar brains sit around playing cards. The incentive for our military contractors is $$$$$$ WE HAVE it they don’t Russia is a monolithic country. We have the best scientist engineers computer geeks and brains in the world. Again they work hear for the bucks. Putin can bullie Barry around the 3rd most powerful person in the world That broad from Germany came in 2nd guess who was first rutin toton Putin. When the GOP takes the white house he will shut up. . .

  68. 1. YOU SAY Russia never invaded nor occupied Moldova. Russia’s peacekeeping forces.

    FACT Transnistria IN MOLDOVA was part and it still seen by all as a part of Moldova What you are calling peacekeeping forces is nothing more then an occupying force but if it was peacekeeping forces why are they RuSSian controlled by Moscow and not the UN the UN is the only intr, org. that can send peacekeeping forces in accordance with intr, agreements that also Russia has agreed to in the UN..

    2. YOU SAY Russia absolutely has nothing to do whatsoever with Nagorno Karabakh.

    FACT THIS WAR was a result of Russia meddling into the region and Russian arm dealers selling weapons and helping with the genocide that happened Russian also had massive what they called military advisors in the conflict..

    3. YOU SAY Chechnya always was and is the part of Russia.

    FACT. that is simply NOT true Chechnya was and still is there own republic and NOT Russia…. But it is a part of the Russian federation just like anyother sate but that dose NOT make it Russia…. ANYWAY the Chechnya war WAS nothing more them an genocide on the Chechnya people done by Putin to win popularity for his political gains.. Documentary film about tragedy of Chechen war and Russian savage genocide against SEE BBC doc. https://www . youtube . com/watch?v=2D8C4Jj2pFU

    4. YOU SAY Russia invaded Georgia for about 1 week response to Georgian invasion and occupation of Abhaziya.

    FACT Abhaziya was a part of Georgia how can they invade there one country hahaha and south Ossetia was also a part of Georgia and is now under occupation by Russian so called peacekeeping forces nothing more then a typical occupation of another nations territory by another name..

    5.YOU SAY Crimea belonged to Russia for 200+ years, until 1954 when former Soviet president.

    FACT Crimea has never really been Russian.

    RUSSIAN MYTHS AND PROPAGANDA ABOUT CRIMEA AND UKRAINE..

    SEE LINK FOR EVIDENCE www . youtube . com/watch?v=bMgjYetl4pQ

    Crimea has never really been Russian any more than Norway is Swedish just because Norway was forcefully taking into an union with Sweden and for some time under brutal Swedish occupation and rule dose not make Norway into Swedish lands … Norway like Ukraine was just a politically and military occupied nation for some time in history of its history that’s all..

    Norway has been from time to time under Swedish occupation and even some Norwegian city’s was built by Swedish occupier’s But that doesn’t mean that Sweden owns Norway or the Norwegians are Swedish ANY MORE THEN Russian owns Ukraine….!!!

    The Russian public has long been encouraged to view Crimea as native Russian land.

    The 2014 annexation of Crimea was actually the fourth Russian attempt to claim the peninsula in the past 250 years. On each occasion, these efforts have ultimately failed. This video is history of Russian deception about the Crimea.

    THE BEST HISTORY FACTS

    SEE LINK FOR EVIDENCE www . youtube . com/watch?v=bMgjYetl4pQ

    6. YOU SAY Russia never invaded, nor occupied Eastern Ukraine. You..

    FACT The UN and the he Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will disagree with you on that one they all say and the evidence shows that Russia is running ab hybrid war in east Ukraine and are running a proxy occupation with the help of there GRU and FSB agents like Rebel Commander that is Identified As Russian GRU Military Intelligence Colonel named Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin..

    http://freebeacon . com/national-security/ukrainian-rebel-commander-identified-as-russian-gru-military-intelligence-colonel/

  69. What I just said regarding friends and interests applies to the South China Sea, Central Asia, Latin America, and North Africa. I would imagine that Greece, being a NATO country, might not have a problem with NATO ships in their territory. We probably started to back from the ABM treaty when the Russians started blatantly violating it, I think. We don’t provoke revolutions, we assist them. Why shouldn’t we help people who like us rebel against people who don’t? It has nothing to do with making people into vassels It has to do with supporting freedom to choose your leaders and what to do with your life and property.

    A multi-polar world is a world at war. That is why Russia and China want a multi-polar world. As you make so clear with your final statement, you want a world at war, too.

    The Georgians and Ukranians want more than the Russians can, or will, give them. The West can get them closer to their goals, so, they try to make deals with us. That is why the Russians keep invading their neighbors.

    Hmmm. Russia making military alliances with our neighbors, like, say, Mexico, or … oh, I don’t know, maybe, … Cuba? How would we like that? How would we react? I guess we will never know.

    Russia can’t stand being out of the loop since the end of the cold war and is doing everything it can to remain relevant. If that means forcing vassel state status upon the Ukranian and Georgian states, I guess that is okay with you. China wants to claim the entirety of the South China Sea for their own, Vietnam, Phillipines, and Taiwan (what the heck, let’s throw Japan in there, too) be damned. That interferes with their territorial claims, as well as our free travel rights.

    I’m sorry you have such a problem with the US, but, you made us your enemy, we didn’t make you ours.

  70. You could babble on, but you are already wrong on most counts. Comparing Russia’s peacekeeping efforts and internal conflicts with our massive invasions of foreign nations is ridiculous.

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)
    They did not “invade and occupy” Moldova. They stepped in between two warring regions and separated them. They have not taken a single foot of Moldovan territory and have tried repeatedly to get the two sides to reconcile.

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh
    It was the same story in Nagono. Russia does not occupy or own any part of Nagorno Karabakh, and they don’t want to. They just calmed down the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and they are still trying to get the two sides to agree on the status of the independent state of Nagorno Karabakh.

    1994 First Chechen War -1999 Second Chechen War – 2000 Second Chechen War part 2
    Damned right. The west, however, forgets that Chechnya was independent for two years with Russia’s blessing. The region has been troublesome and expensive to control since the middle ages and Russia would love to be rid of it. However when the Chechens set up a Caliphate and announced that they were going to take over parts of Russia and began exporting terrorists into Russia, they had to act. The wars were nasty, bloody, expensive and necessary. No excuses necessary.

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia
    Never happened. In Georgia, South Ossetia had declared independence two years before and the two sides were in the middle of a genocidal war. Russia moved in and separated them. When the Georgians attacked the Russian peacekeepers in an attempt to get NATO involved, Russia easily drove them back to within a few miles of their capital and could easily have taken over the entire country. However, they had no territorial ambitions and moved their troops back to the original line separating the two sides. Russia did not “invade and occupy” Georgia, they stopped a war and refused to take control of the country.

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA
    Bull. Never happened. The people of Crimea legally voted to secede from Ukraine and asked to join Russia. According to the precedents we set in Kosovo, the vote was totally legal and according to every scientific poll taken since, the referendum accurately reflected the opinions of the people of Crimea. The latest polls show that 85% of the people of Crimea are still happy with the decision that they made.

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine
    Bull. Never happened. Even the Minister of Defense in Ukraine publicly stated that he was NOT fighting the Russian army. No independent observer and no satellite photo has ever shown a single piece of modern Russian equipment in Ukraine and not one Russian army unit has been seen in Ukraine. NOT ONE.
    Six months ago, the German Central Intelligence tried to verify NATO’s claims of Russian involvement in Ukraine using their own satellites. Their report, which you can read in back issues of Der Spiegel, said that every single claim of Russian involvement in Ukraine was either grossly exaggerated or total fiction. In the case of NATO, mostly fiction.

    So, you end up with three peacekeeping missions where Russia was invited in by at least on side, one real war in Chehnya, one legal and peaceful annexation of Crimea, and an constant and false accusation of invasion of Ukraine. No much to compare with the country after country we have invaded and destroyed and the 1.5 million deaths and the total chaos we have caused in the middle east. Russia has been mostly stopping wars and we keep starting them.

    Feel free to “go on”, but try to get a few more facts and a little less propaganda.

  71. You forgot to mention that they can be carried or put on say cargo ships and sit in any port until they are used. I think to many world leaders have forgotten or just don’t care that there really are no winners in such a war. It seems we are all on a path that only a few can control, while every living creature will pay for if they decide to do it. Buckle up kids, we just might be in for a real rough ride ahead.

  72. Hello Dwizz, I am a survivor of the communist red terror. I know first hand how the Russian propaganda machine works. The problem with Polina’s article is that is complete with suppositions and conclusions, not supported by jenuine facts. It reads like she is trying to sell something that she had from way back, say 50 years or so. Putin is not a talented politician, however he is pragmatic. There is no such campaign in the Russian news media about nuclear proliferation. In fact, Putin prosed western alliance with Russia to destroy the ISIS. Without Russia, the west will never accomplish this task as confirmed yesterday in the consultation of the French prime minister Hollande with the former French premier Sarkozy, who stated “We will need everyone to help defeat the ISIS, especially the Russians”. Russia today is very different from the former Soviet Union. It is a different generation. The Russian people today are interested in their families, peace and especially good education. They are not much different then us, Americans but for the pursuit of higher education and civilized manners.

  73. The Russians may be sabre rattling to counter the Republican wingnuts who want to “beef up” the already bloated US military . Defensive weapons are a joke in the nuclear war world. Nukes can be delivered in ICBMs, SLBMs, Cruise missiles flying just above ground under radar, in Stealth bombers and of course torpedoes.

    The Russians spend a tiny fraction on the military compared to what the US does. They concentrate on local spheres of influence unlike the US that gets involved just about everywhere whether national security is at stake or not.

  74. Russia announced arms race? Really? Is this girl dreaming or simply working hard to please her handlers with this propaganda garbage?

  75. Russia and America will develop all the dirty weapons and scare the entire world and the prove is the cold war whereby, millions of innocent civilians died in Vietnam and Afghanistan the chemical agent that was used in Vietnamese. The fight between this two bullies have been devastating dividing the world big time.

  76. It’s just Russian propaganda, trying to instill fear into the American public while fooling and giving false hope to his people. They all know that even a limited war against each other will trigger Armageddon. Also you never really know because stories like these can also be published by the government to increase defense budgets, by playing on the public fear. I mean who can actually verify this or that Putin even said any of it. With todays technology and the government controlling every aspect of our lives, TV, radio, Internet and most certainly the press when it wants to, they can make you believe almost anything, and they do.

  77. Do not let there scare tactics wear on your mind. :) I know what I am talking about and so does Dictator Putin. Putin knows when to derail and back off. Just how not so well he will do in a war. The USA would devastate Russia in ways Russians never want to see ever! Want to play the war head game. Just a couple OHIO Class modern USA Submarines and there will not be a Russia left anymore. Oh for good measure a few B-2 Stealth Bombers fly over Russia and it will be over before the war even gets started. :) Russia does not own a Bomber even close. All they got is some old Soviet Union out dated Prop Job Bombers. We can hear them long before they get here. :) Russia is Poor the people work for nothing. POOR!! A joke to the USA Military wise or life style wise.

  78. How long you think it would take for the USA alone to destroy what is left of the small Russian Air Force??? Anyone care to guess?? A day or a few hours?? The Russian Navy is in really bad shape. How long for the US Navy to sink what is left of the old Soviet Navy?? With our modern weapons…. :) A few hours maybe?? Russia is a poor country that sits on old out dated delivery systems made by the Soviet Union. I keep laughing at there lies. No worries I promise.. :)

  79. Lying and deceiving, paid Washington’s troll,

    1. Russia never invaded nor occupied Moldova. Russia’s peacekeeping forces are only in Pridnestrovkiy region of Moldova and pursuant to UN resolution.

    2. Russia absolutely has nothing to do whatsoever with Nagorno Karabakh. This short war was between Armenia and Ayzerbaydzhan.

    3. Chechnya always was and is the part of Russia. Russia brought law and order to their Chechen Republic by eliminating Muslim militants and terrorists.

    4. Russia invaded Georgia for about 1 week several in response to Georgin invasion and occupation of Abhaziya. Russia never, ever occupied Georgia.

    5. Crimea belonged to Russia for 200+ years, until 1954 when former Soviet president, Nikita Khrushev gave Georgia to Ukrainian administration This happened during the USSR years when Russia and Ukraine where one and the same country.

    6. Russia never invaded, nor occupied Eastern Ukraine. You are full of dung, same as your criminal and war criminal Washington’s bossses.

    Eat dung and slowly choke on it, miserable liar.

  80. I do not understand all the lies that come from Russia these days. They know the American People control the American Government. Unlike Russia we have rights in the USA. Presidents can not change laws to stay in power like PUTIN did in Russia. Is all there lies and deception about a Military Russia does not have suppose to scare Americans. :) No such luck I would think most all of us know far better. Russia today is not in any shape for war with the USA and NATO. They do not scare me. I get a good laugh out of it…. :) I know better and what the truth is. A clue of how strong the US Military is. Air Power alone…….. :) Good luck Russia keep dreaming. Maybe Dictator Putin can dream with the rest of Russia. :)

  81. Lying and deceiving, paid Washington’s troll,

    1. Russia never invaded nor occupied Moldova. Russia’s peacekeeping forces are only in Pridnestrovkiy region of Moldova and pursuant to UN resolution.

    2. Russia absolutely has nothing to do whatsoever with Nagorno Karabakh. This short war was between Armenia and Ayzerbaydzhan.

    3. Chechnya always was and is the part of Russia. Russia brought law and order to their Chechen Republic by eliminating Muslim militants and terrorists.

    4. Russia invaded Georgia for about 1 week several in response to Georgin invasion and occupation of Abhaziya. Russia never, ever occupied Georgia.

    5. Crimea belonged to Russia for 200+ years, until 1954 when former Soviet president, Nikita Khrushev gave Georgia to Ukrainian administration This happened during the USSR years when Russia and Ukraine where one and the same country.

    6. Russia never invaded, nor occupied Eastern Ukraine. You are full of dung, same as your criminal and war criminal Washington’s bossses.

    Eat dung and slowly choke on it, miserable liar.

  82. Also Why do you interfere to subjects and areas in the world that are none of your business(south china sea,central asia,latin america,north africa)?Why do you transgress the sovereignety of other countries(greece for example when in 1999 US army passed through greek soil to reach serbia)?Why did the US retreat the ABM treaty in ,I think, 2007?Why do you provoke colour ‘revolutions’ in order to overthrow governments that do not bow to you or you simply don’t like(ukraine,latin america,middle east etc.)?Why do you want every other great power in the world to be either allied or a vassalage state?

    The US is the most aggresive country in human history.China and russia don’t want confrontation with the US AND CAN ACCEPT A MULTI-POLAR WORLD,WHILE THE US CAN’T.

    European media always try to portray russia as ‘evil’ and ‘aggressive’.The russian ‘invasions’/incursions in georgia and ukraine happened because the US first intervened in these countries and tried to put them uder her political-military influence.How would the US react If russia or china tried to make a military alliance with ,for example,mexico?

    Unfortunately for you Russia and China didn’t accept and won’t accept the vassalage status that you were trying to enforce to them.As time passes their militaries closing the gap with the US military.Hopefully in this world war the us will get the s kicked the fuck out of her.

  83. I will leave you with this. It is fun to watch Russia try to mobilize for war. :) LAUGHING looks like something from the old television show Mash. Only it is real….. :) That is what makes it more fun to watch.

  84. The Great Russian Military Parade… :) Was going to ask if you ever got that brand new Tank running again that broke down and had to be towed off? Not like Russia has many brand new items of anything. Well I guess you can still use the old Soviet Union stuff. Works well against Countries like Georgia.. :) How do you lose SIX Russian old Soviet Junk Jets against a Country that did not own a single one? I know these were your greatest to this day owned Soviet Jets with the 1960’s communication systems but how is this possible? :) Only the Russians could have a loss like this. Be like the USA attacking the Country of Haiti. :) YES the USA was watching and Laughing!! :) Keep it in Russia and no worries. The USA and NATO have no interest in Russia. Just do not try anything stupid and you can keep your Country and your great old Soviet Union Military. :)

  85. Yeah, how many outdated Russian tanks and for that matter….. :) Sorry laughing right now.:) Was going to say you got laying around all over Russia there is lots of this. I am laughing because the fact is almost everything Russia has is outdated. Putin needs to rebuild the entire Russian Military. Putin can start by building a modern military complex. Russia currently does not even have one to get started.

  86. The reason Russia ended up with more Nukes in the first place was through negotiations on the reductions treaties. Was no secret even back in the cold war days the USA always had much better delivery systems then Russia and still does today by a long shot! The USA agreed to keep a smaller stock pile because are delivery systems were not just better but more like far superior! The USA had longer range missiles. One thing I can promise there is no way in hell Russia could win any kind of war with the USA and NATO. If Putin keeps preaching to his people he can and wants war and they go along with it. This will be the very last Stupid decision the Russians ever make. The USA would blow them up! Bottom line no and’s if’s or but’s. In a few hours Russia will no longer have what is left of there small out dated Air Force. The ones that own the air own the war. Russian out dated jets are not even close and no match for US Air Power. Anyone that thinks any different is not aware or informed. Maybe just plain stupid!! F-22 Raptors for one would eat out dated Jets for lunch all day long. The Russian Navy is even worse then the rest of the Russian Military. In fact the Russian Navy is in such sad shape if they do not spend some money on it soon it will no longer exist in a few years. Most all modern Navies have completely disregarded any worries about Russian surface weapons from there old ships. Cheap small short range Corvettes are not ships that fight big wars against a Super Power like the USA. Fact is today and now the only Super Power in the world is the USA. Russia has no means to project power across a big Ocean and bring a large war to a Enemy. Only a Super Power can do this. Today only the USA has what it takes to do this. Russia can not even keep the one Aircraft Carrier they have running. Always towing it back to shore with tug boats. Seems it is parked more then in the Ocean. The eleven Russian owned Destroyers are all out dated. The USA has Sixty Four. Out of Russian owned destroyers they are lucky if they have even seven of them running on the Ocean. Russia is no threat. Just a lot of mouth from a Old KGB Dictator that changes Russian law to stay in power as he sees fit to keep him in power. With a dream to rebuild the Soviet Union and Communist Russia that will never happen. No worries…. :)

  87. Crimea and Ukraine has never really been Russian under is some videos that will educate you ..

    RUSSIAN MYTHS ABOUT CRIMEA see link

    https://www . youtube . com/watch?v=R5aDgRb2jzQ

    Any more than Norway is Swedish just because Norway was forcefully taking into an union with Sweden and for some time under brutal Swedish occupation and rule dose not make Norway into Swedish lands … Norway like Ukraine was just a politically and military occupied nation for some time in history of its history that’s all..

    Norway has been from time to time under Swedish occupation and even some Norwegian city’s was built by Swedish occupier’s But that doesn’t mean that Sweden owns Norway or the Norwegians are Swedish ANY MORE THEN Russian owns Ukraine….!!!

    The Russian public has long been encouraged to view Crimea as native Russian land.

    The 2014 annexation of Crimea was actually the fourth Russian attempt to claim the peninsula in the past 250 years. On each occasion, these efforts have ultimately failed. This video is history of Russian deception about the Crimea.

    take a look at the truth Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian Territory

    Crimea: A Look Inside the New Russian Territory

    https://www . youtube . com/watch?v=5k0t2eUqv3w

  88. IT SAYS backup manpower available available for military service. THAT MEANS young people in the right age from 17- 45 years old for service in an all out war available for military service and that nr. is 145,212,012

    her is a link to back up the data

    http://www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE

  89. 1. Russia holds all the time military exercises in on the borders of Ukraine, George, the Baltic AND the Black Sea and are doing it right now..

    2. Russian war planes skirting British, Polish , Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish , and all other Nato and non Nato nations airspace all the time.. The same goes for the Russian navy and moving into nations territorial waters… see her en likn as an eks.

    Turkey ‘cannot endure’ Russian violation of airspace, president says http://www . theguardian . com/world/2015/oct/06/nato-chief-jens-stoltenberg-russia-turkish-airspace-violations-syria

    3. RUSSIA WORLD EVIL DOMINATION TOUR

    Putins Russia

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh

    1994 First Chechen War

    1999 Second Chechen War

    2000 Second Chechen War part 2

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine

    I can go on and on but i THINK you get the pic. Russia is an aggressive terroist supporting sate

  90. You sure don’t understand much about the military “buildup” Russia spends about 10% of what we do on defense and they pay cash, They also pay the pensions and salaries BEFORE they budget a kopeck for the military. Their military budget, unlike ours, doesn’t depend on borrowing massive amounts of money.
    The US and NATO have exaggerated the size of the Russian buildup as an excuse to spend more money themselves and as away to spread paranoia about Russia – but the budget is only what they can afford and is less than a tenth of what we spend.
    The Russian people are very well informed. RT carries almost exactly the same stories as CNN and the internet is open to all. They know that we have attacked 16 countries in 20 years, know that we have caused millions of deaths in the middle east and made a total mess of it. They know that we are trying to tell Syria who they can have for a leader and they know that we have armed every terrorist in sight. They know that we have killed almost 4000 civilians with drone strikes in Pakistan and know we feel we are entitled to bomb, bash and decimate any country that won’t take orders from us.
    Russia media doesn’t have to tell a single lie to convince the Russians that they could well be country number 17 on our hit list if they weren’t a nuclear power. They are very proud to be one of the few countries in the world willing to stand up to the world’s biggest bully – and they love Putin for doing it.
    Oh, and the name is “Putin”. Unlike Obama, he has earned his name and title.

  91. You sure do use a lot words to explain your fantasies.
    Horror of horrors. Russian subs cruise near our shores to keep out of the way of the subs we have cruising off the Russian coast. If that is horribly threatening, we should stop doing it to them. Fair for them is fair for us. Same rules for both.
    Having an excuse for doing something is not the same as not doing it. With economic pressure and constant propaganda we have convinced countries to join NATO. But whatever the excuse is, WE DID IT. We moved NATO up to the Russian borders and planted weapons and rapid response teams on every Russian border we could reach. No matter what our excuse is WE DID IT. We threaten them constantly.
    We don’t want a cold war? We threaten them. We try to intimidate them with massive military drills on their borders, our politicians make constant speeches about Russia being our enemy and every time any Russian says anything with the world “defense” or “nuclear” in it, NATO screams that Russia is threatening nuclear war. If we don’t want a cold war, we are sure doing a good job of faking it.
    Don’t hold your breath on that idea of driving Russia broke. Russia is not the Soviet Union and doesn’t make the same mistakes. Russia spends 10% of what we do on defense, pays cash for everything, and pays the other bills first. There is no way we are going to bankrupt them.
    On the other hand, they might bankrupt us, if we weren’t already busted and deep in debt. We are $19.5 trillion in debt and borrowing 30cents of every dollar we spend. We are way past bankrupt. If we ever hit a week or two where we can’t borrow massive amounts of money, our economy will collapse.

  92. Sounds to me like Russia is making a mad dash at being delusional. Next Putin will secretly announce that he has stations in place around Russia that will energize and put a laser shield around his country, this shield will just vaporize any missiles that come in contact with it. Putin says that his missiles are programed to fly through the net unaffected. “wink, wink” ( Then he will inadvertently leak it to Yahoo )

  93. Ok its time Tim find the nearest

    Ok Tim its time find the nearest Big 5 because you are not going to need a reliable piece of craftsmanship for this….. buy any gun you can get your sorry hands on and pull the trigger do this world a favor :) Thanks from all Americans that are not sheep we appreciate you disappearing from the planet :)

    B

  94. Didn’t they sign a non-proliferation treaty? Wouldn’t that put them in some seriously deep s if they violated said treaty?

  95. Oh, please. If anyone falls for this fear mongering BS, they need an education. Putin is using all the conservative tricks to scare his own populace. We should just hand him a flower and dare him to go ahead and create a short military buildup and economic bubble that will rather quickly ruin the Russian economy, unless we take the bait. Russia is also fooling with unilateral intervention in foreign civil wars, something we have a habit of doing too. The Pentagon is hearing the loud moans of their subcontractors, so they want more of our money to feed the beast that has been FAILING for 70 years! Learn history, and you’ll see over 100 years of abjectly incompetent, as well as immoral, foreign policy decisions made only for short term gain. We have children crafting and enforcing our failing foreign policy, and it’s embarrassing!

  96. russia sends submarines off the east coast all the damn time. you don’t hear about it because it’s classified. I worked in an ASW squadron. the AW’s in the backseat of the helos would get positive hits for russian subs within visual distance of the shoreline off new jersey and cape cod (among other places).

    WE didn’t expand NATO…russia kicked it’s “allies” in the teeth once too often and they started looking around for other friends. ask poland what they think of the russians. or the hungarians (november 4th wasn’t that long ago. an important anniversary to the hungarians) . or the east germans.

    yes, we are setting up a missile base. with MISSILE INTERCEPTORS of a limited number. the russians still have a first world nuclear force (unlike the rest of their aging military equipment). if they did a full on launch against the US, what effect would intercepting the first half dozen missiles have on the outcome of such a war? negligible..the russians have 305 ICBM’s with 1,166 warheads (MIRV’s) we would at best be able to intercept 8..maybe 10 of those..remember the MIRV’s would separate from the missiles long before we would intercept them, and they also have decoys (as do ours, BTW) so some of what we would intercept would be dummies. leaving russia with far more warheads than it needs to completely destroy the US. and yet, they’re complaining…but they have interceptors of their own…and we say NOTHING. why? for exactly the same reasons. intercepting a few warheads is inconsequential in the grand scheme of a full on nuclear war. we will still obliterate each other many times over…a few warheads rapidly disassembled through kinetic interception in low orbit wouldn’t matter.

    but, to countries with a limited launch capability..intercepting 6-8 warheads might be all they have. and it might just prevent a lot of death and destruction.

    we don’t want a fight with russia. we don’t want another cold war. but I think if you sit down and look at he cold hard numbers, russia can’t afford another cold war, and we can. if your goal here is to REALLY break the russian economy, as fragile as it is, then by all means, let’s go to it. we can decoy them into spending themselves so far down a hole they’ll only see daylight at noon.

    remember the XB-70? we built 2. they cost us $750 million each. but they cost the russians BILLIONS in beefing up their anti-aircraft missiles, designing a high-speed interceptor (the MiG-25 and later the MiG-31)…all things they never used. but boy did they spend money on them. and that was the point.

    do you think we can get them to do it again? oh heck yah we can. in a heartbeat. honestly we’d rather not. we have other things to spend money on. but hey, if it’s a cold war russia wants, then by god we’ll let them have it.

  97. Another “pearl” by “high expert” Polina about how scary and mighty Russia is. But pay attention to the vocab and grammar she’s using: Russia “is developing strike systems”, “they’ll be working on strike systems”, “could get the Russian Armed Forces (note respectful capitals) ahead of the US”, “plans to develop” and the like. Everything is either in progress or in the subjunctive and hardly verifiable. Another piece of bullying meant to get the US shake in their boots.

    Looking at the real facts though, two simple questions arise:
    1) How can Russia with its 2% of the world GDP get ahead of the US who turns out 20%?
    2) Wasn’t the arms race just one of those straws that broke the USSR camel’s back?

    Conclusion: the best policy for the US today is to let Russia enter the nuclear arms race and pass away ahead of time just the way the Soviet Unoin did.

  98. Just like our top two republican presidential “candidates”, russia’s “pootie” too relies on sensationalism for popping HIS poll numbers with HIS people. Without braggadocio and paranoia-raising claims, he would be seen as weak in the eyes of the russian people, and that in russia, is a political
    death sentence…
    The “poot” clearly hasn’t got enough money to tie down Ukraine, support of a failing crimea experiment, and the rest of his “separatist problem children” in East Ukraine, his new war in syria and his coming problems with chechnyan muslims living in russia who are incensed at russian attacks on daesh (isis) !
    And why do you think one of the most secretive societies on earth had an “erroneous broadcast” of this secret new weapon ? Its because russia can’t possibly afford all the military “whiz-bangs” that they claim to be developing.
    Regan never actually had to BUILD the “Star Wars” missile defense system. He just got the financially struggling soviet union to BELIEVE that we would and because russia couldn’t match the effort, the inevitable death of communist russia was hastened.
    The REAL WAR will start in russia when the russian people realize that all this horribly expensive military pride program of Vlad the “poot” REALLY translates to is cigarette and vodka rationing (and the HECK with food !).
    We’ll see what new video “leak” will be used by “pootie” to convince a war-weary russian people to believe that this is all for THEIR good and NOT for HIS ????

  99. US keeps in the desert more than 60 thousand units of outdated armored vehicles and aircraft. I’m talking about trucks without wheels, rusty tanks and planes without turbines. Google will help you to find photos. You should ask Obama who spent your taxes on blackjack and whores :)

  100. thank you obama and your salinsky rules for radicals your finally putting the nail in the coffin for the united states ,it wasn’t enough to take us down but your fundamentally changing this country into a sitting duck for your muslim terrorist but now russia nuke strike-i just pray that if we get hit your the first target

  101. Exactly. Pure, unadulterated horse manure by a disgruntled ex Russian translator, turned “journalist.” Polina’s problem is that she presents no supporting facts. Most importantly she does not know how to write
    This is the most absurd article I have read about Russia’s nuclear capabilities.

  102. What an amazing bunch of cr@p and excuses. When we cut through the excuses and garbage, are left with a few simple facts.
    1. We have expanded NATO right up to the Russian borders
    2. NATO is an American puppet. We provide 90% of the funding and the leader is an American general.
    3. Russia has NEVER threatened any NATO or EU country, so it is true that NATO should have been disbanded one day after the Soviet Union dissolved.
    4. NATO is the aggressor. WE planted troops, armor,
    fighter jets and “rapid response teams” within miles of every Russian
    border we can reach.
    5. WE are setting up a huge missile base 50 miles from
    the Russian border.
    6. In the last year, WE have held large military
    exercises in Ukraine, George, the Baltic AND the Black Sea, all right on
    Russia’s border and all designed to intimidate and threaten Russia.

    You might notice that Russia has never held military exercises 10 miles from San Francisco. That kind of intimidation is reserved for NATO and the US.

    WE
    are the only ones creating and keeping a cold war going. Us, not them.
    We’re the only ones “taking a swing”, and we aren’t going to stop until
    Russia agrees to take order from us – and they know it.

  103. When was the last time you read about Russia holding military drills 10 miles from San Francisco? Russia wants nothing to do with a cold war.
    WE expanded NATO right up to the Russian border. WE planted troops, armor, fighter jets and “rapid response teams” within miles of every Russian border we can reach. WE are setting up a huge missile base 50 miles from the Russian border. In the last year, WE have held large military exercises in Ukraine, George, the Baltic AND the Black Sea, all right on Russia’s border and all designed to intimidate and threaten Russia.
    WE are the only ones creating and keeping a cold war going. Us, not them. We’re the only ones “taking a swing”, and we aren’t going to stop until Russia agrees to take order from us – and they know it.

  104. This videos and then you will understand what Putin is doing in Ukraine and why he is invading other nations,,

    1. Why Russia is invading Ukraine, explained in 2 minutes

    www . youtube . com/watch?v=u-qO42qjShg

    2. RuSSian myth and lies about Ukraine and Crimea the Crimea has never really in history ever been Russian that is a myth…

    www . youtube . com/watch?v=bMgjYetl4pQ

    3. SEPARATISM IN RUSSIA or Ukrainian boomerang

    www . youtube . com/watch?v=NKi0Rm1594Y

    4. Why a federation for Ukraine is bad

    www . youtube . com/watch?v=H6jS0kEpCy4

  105. PART 2/2

    Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. Lest look at the facts.

    Claim: NATO leaders promised at the time of German reunification that the Alliance would not expand to the East

    Fact: No such promise was ever made, and Russia has never produced any evidence to back up its claim.

    Every formal decision which NATO takes is adopted by consensus and recorded in writing. There is no written record of any such decision having been taken by the Alliance: therefore, no such promise can have been made.

    Moreover, at the time of the alleged promise, the Warsaw Pact still existed. Its members did not agree on its dissolution until 1991. Therefore, it is not plausible to suggest that the idea of their accession to NATO was on the agenda in 1989.

    This was confirmed by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev himself. This is what Mr Gorbachev said on 15 October 2014 in an interview with Rossiiskaya Gazeta and Russia Beyond The Headlines:

    “The topic of ‘NATO expansion’ was not discussed at all, and it wasn’t brought up in those years. I say this with full responsibility. Not a single Eastern European country raised the issue, not even after the Warsaw Pact ceased to exist in 1991. Western leaders didn’t bring it up, either.”

    Claim: NATO tried to “drag” Ukraine into the Alliance

    Fact: When the administrations of President Kuchma and President Yushchenko made clear their aspiration to NATO membership, the Alliance worked with them to encourage the reforms which would be needed to make that aspiration a reality.

    When the administration of President Yanukovych opted for a non-bloc status, NATO respected that decision and continued to work with Ukraine on reforms, at the government’s request.

    NATO respects the right of every country to choose its own security arrangements. In fact, Article 13 of the Washington Treaty specifically gives Allies the right to leave.

    Over the past 65 years, 28 countries have chosen freely, and in accordance with their domestic democratic processes, to join NATO. Not one has asked to leave. This is their sovereign choice.

    Claim: Russia has the right to demand a “100% guarantee” that Ukraine will not join NATO

    Fact: According to Article I of the Helsinki Final Act (here) which established the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 1975, every country has the right “to belong or not to belong to international organizations, to be or not to be a party to bilateral or multilateral treaties including the right to be or not to be a party to treaties of alliance.” All the OSCE member states, including Russia, have sworn to uphold those principles.

    In line with those principles, Ukraine has the right to choose for itself whether it joins any treaty of alliance, including NATO’s founding treaty.

    Moreover, when Russia signed the Founding Act, it pledged to uphold “respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all states and their inherent right to choose the means to ensure their own security”.

    Thus Ukraine has the right to choose its own alliances, and Russia has, by its own repeated agreement, no right to dictate that choice.

    Claim: NATO provoked the “Maidan” protests in Ukraine

    Fact: The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians’ desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure.

    The protesters’ demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for the parliament, the formation of a government of national unity, an end to the pervasive and endemic corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. There was no mention of NATO.

    Ukraine began discussing the idea of abandoning its non-bloc status in September 2014, six months after the illegal and illegitimate Russian “annexation” of Crimea and the start of Russia’s aggressive actions in Eastern Ukraine. The final decision by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada to abandon the non bloc status was taken in December 2014, over a year after the pro-EU demonstrations began.

    Claim: NATO enlargement in the Balkans is destabilizing

    Fact: All the countries of Central and Eastern Europe which have joined NATO over the past decade have enjoyed peace, security and cooperation with their neighbours since then.

    The countries in the region which aspire to membership are conducting reforms to bring themselves closer to NATO standards. These reforms enhance democracy and security in each country.

    The countries in the region have played a significant role in NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo, providing training to the Afghan forces and helping to provide a safe and secure environment for all people in Kosovo. This is a direct contribution to stability in the broader Euro-Atlantic area.

    Claim: NATO was planning to base ships and missiles in Crimea

    Fact: This is fiction. The idea has never been proposed, suggested or discussed within NATO.

    Claim: NATO intends to set up a military base in Georgia

    Fact: NATO agreed at the Wales Summit to offer Georgia a substantial package of assistance to strengthen Georgia’s defence and interoperability capabilities with the Alliance. As agreed with Georgia, a training facility will be set up in Georgia to contribute to the training and interoperability of Georgian and Alliance personnel.

    This is a training centre, not a military base.

    This initiative will result in closer cooperation with Georgia’s sovereign and internationally-recognised government, and improved training and democratic control for its armed forces. As such, it will contribute to stability by making Georgia’s armed forces more professional, and by reinforcing the democratic controls over them.

    Claim: NATO has bases all around the world

    Fact: NATO’s military infrastructure outside the territory of Allies is limited to those areas in which the Alliance is conducting operations.

    Thus the Alliance has military facilities in Afghanistan for the support of the Resolute Support mission, and in Kosovo for the KFOR mission.

    NATO has civilian liaison offices in partner countries such as Georgia, Ukraine and Russia. These cannot be considered as “military bases”.

    Individual Allies have overseas bases on the basis of bilateral agreements and the principle of host-nation consent, in contrast with Russian bases on the territory of Moldova (Transnistria), Ukraine (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) and Georgia (the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia).

    NATO’s operations

    Claim: NATO’s operation in Afghanistan was a failure

    Fact: NATO took over the command of the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2003.

    Under NATO’s command, the mission progressively extended throughout Afghanistan, was joined by 22 non-NATO countries and built up from scratch an Afghan National Security Force of more than 350,000 soldiers and police.

    Threats to Afghanistan’s security continue. However, the Afghan forces are now ready to take full responsibility for security across the country, as agreed with the Afghan authorities.

    NATO is providing training, advice and assistance to the Afghan forces through the “Resolute Support” mission.

    Claim: The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan failed to stop the Afghan drugs trade

    Fact: As with any sovereign country, the primary responsibility for upholding law and order in Afghanistan, including as regards the trade in narcotics, rests with the Afghan government.

    The international community is supporting the Afghan government to live up to this responsibility in many ways, including both through the United Nations and through the European Union.

    NATO is not a main actor in this area. This role has been agreed with the international community.

    Claim: NATO’s operation over Libya was illegitimate

    The NATO-led operation was launched under the authority of two UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR), 1970 and 1973, both quoting Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and neither of which was opposed by Russia.

    UNSCR 1973 authorized the international community “to take all necessary measures” to “protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack”. This is what NATO did, with the political and military support of regional states and members of the Arab League.

    After the conflict, NATO cooperated with the UN International Commission of Inquiry on Libya, which found no breach of UNSCR 1973 or international law, concluding instead that “NATO conducted a highly precise campaign with a demonstrable determination to avoid civilian casualties.”

    Claim: NATO’s operation over Kosovo was illegitimate

    Fact: The NATO operation for Kosovo followed over a year of intense efforts by the UN and the Contact Group, of which Russia was a member, to bring about a peaceful solution. The UN Security Council on several occasions branded the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and the mounting number of refugees driven from their homes as a threat to international peace and security. NATO’s Operation Allied Force was launched to prevent the large-scale and sustained violations of human rights and the killing of civilians.

    Following the air campaign, the subsequent NATO-led peacekeeping operation, KFOR, which initially included Russia, has been under UN mandate (UNSCR 1244), with the aim of providing a safe and secure environment in Kosovo.

    Claim: The cases of Kosovo and Crimea are identical

    Fact: The Kosovo operation was conducted following exhaustive discussion involving the whole international community dealing with a long-running crisis that was recognized by the UN Security Council as a threat to international peace and security.

    Following the operation, the international community engaged in nearly ten years of diplomacy, under UN authority, to find a political solution and to settle Kosovo’s final status, as prescribed by UNSCR 1244.

    In Crimea, there was no pre-existing crisis, no attempt to discuss the situation with the Ukrainian government, no involvement of the United Nations, and no attempt at a negotiated solution.

    In Kosovo, international attempts to find a solution took over 3,000 days. In Crimea, Russia annexed part of Ukraine’s territory in less than 30 days. It has sought to justify its illegal and illegitimate annexation, in part, by pointing to a “referendum” that was inconsistent with Ukrainian law, held under conditions of illegal armed occupation with no freedom of expression or media access for the opposition, and without any credible international monitoring.

    Claim: Russia’s annexation of Crimea was justified by the opinion of the International Court of Justice on the independence of Kosovo (online here).

    Fact: The court stated that their opinion was not a precedent. The court said they had been given a “narrow and specific” question about Kosovo’s independence which would not cover the broader legal consequences of that decision.

    Claim: The Ukrainian authorities are illegitimate

    Fact: Ukraine’s President Poroshenko was elected on 25 May with a clear majority in a vote which the OSCE characterized (report here) as showing the “clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms.” The only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook”increasing attempts to derail the process.”

    The current parliament was elected on 26 October in a vote which the OSCE characterized (report here) as “an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms”. It again pointed out that “Electoral authorities made resolute efforts to organize elections throughout the country, but they could not be held in parts of the regions (oblasts) of Donetsk and Luhansk or on the Crimean peninsula”.

    Finally, Russian officials continue to allege that the Ukrainian parliament and government are dominated by “Nazis” and “fascists.” However, in the parliamentary elections, the parties whom Russia labelled as “fascists” fell far short of the threshold of 5% needed to enter parliament. Ukraine’s electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that.

    In short, the President and parliament are legitimate, the actions of the separatists were not.

  106. PART 1 /2

    Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. Lest look at the facts.

    Claim: NATO is trying to encircle Russia

    Fact: This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia’s land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members.

    Russia shares land borders with 14 countries (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, North Korea). Only five of them are NATO members.

    Claims that NATO is building bases around Russia are similarly groundless. Outside the territory of NATO nations, NATO only maintains a significant military presence in three places: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and at sea off the Horn of Africa. All three operations are carried out under United Nations mandate, and thus carry the approval of Russia, along with all other Security Council members. Before Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine began, Russia provided logistical support to the Afghan mission, and cooperated directly with the counter-piracy operation, showing clearly that Russia viewed them as a benefit, not a threat.

    With respect to the permanent stationing of U.S. and other Allied forces on the territory of other Allies in Europe, NATO has full abided by the commitments made in the NATO-Russia Founding Act. There has been no permanent stationing of additional combat forces on the territory of other allies; and total force levels have, in fact, been substantially reduced since the end of the Cold War

    NATO has partnership relationships with many countries in Europe and Asia, as can be seen from this interactive map. Such partnerships, which are requested by the partners in question, focus exclusively on issues agreed with them, such as disaster preparedness and relief, transparency, armed forces reform, and counter-terrorism. These partnerships cannot legitimately be considered a threat to Russia, or to any other country in the region, let alone an attempt at encirclement.

    Claim: NATO has a Cold War mentality

    Fact: The Cold War ended over 20 years ago. It was characterized by the opposition of two ideological blocs, the presence of massive standing armies in Europe, and the military, political and economic domination by the Soviet Union of almost all its European neighbours.

    The end of the Cold War was a victory for the people of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and opened the way to overcoming the division of Europe. At pathbreaking Summit meetings in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia played its part in building a new, inclusive European security architecture, including the Charter of Paris, the establishment of the OSCE, the creation of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, and the NATO-Russia Founding Act.

    Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has introduced sweeping changes to its membership and working practices – changes made clear by its adoption of new Strategic Concepts in 1999 and 2010. Accusations that NATO has retained its Cold War purpose ignore the reality of those changes.

    Over the same period, NATO reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country has such a privileged relationship with NATO.

    As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest.” (The Wales Summit Declaration can be read here).

    This is NATO’s official policy, defined and expressed transparently by its highest level of leadership. As an organisation which is accountable to its member nations, NATO is bound to implement this policy.

    Claim: NATO is a U.S. geopolitical project

    Fact: NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 28 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance.

    All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single Ally accepts it.

    Equally, the decision for any country to take part in NATO-led operations falls to that country alone, according to its own legal procedures. No member of the Alliance can decide on the deployment of any other Ally’s forces.

    Claim: NATO’s purpose is to contain or weaken Russia

    Fact: NATO’s purpose is set out in the preamble to the Washington Treaty, the Alliance’s Founding document (online here ).

    This states that Allies are determined “to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. They seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area. They are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defence and for the preservation of peace and security.”

    In line with those goals, in the past two decades NATO has led missions in the Balkans, Afghanistan, over Libya and off the Horn of Africa. The Alliance has conducted exercises from the Mediterranean to the North Atlantic and across Europe, and on issues ranging from counter-terrorism to submarine rescue – including with Russia itself.

    None of these activities can credibly be presented as directed against Russia.

    Claim: NATO has tried to isolate or marginalise Russia

    Fact: Since the early 1990s, the Alliance has consistently worked to build a cooperative relationship with Russia on areas of mutual interest.

    NATO began reaching out, offering dialogue in place of confrontation, at the London NATO Summit of July 1990 (declaration here). In the following years, the Alliance promoted dialogue and cooperation by creating new fora, the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), open to the whole of Europe, including Russia (PfP founding documents here and here).

    After the conclusion of the Dayton Accords in 1995, Russian forces participated in the NATO-led operations to implement the peace agreement (IFOR and SFOR) and in the NATO-led operation to implement the peace in Kosovo (KFOR), under UN Security Council mandates.

    In 1997 NATO and Russia signed the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, creating the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council. In 2002 they upgraded that relationship, creating the NATO-Russia Council (NRC). They reaffirmed their commitment to the Founding Act at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002 and in Lisbon in 2010 (The Founding Act can be read here, the Rome Declaration which established the NRC here, the Lisbon NRC Summit Declaration here.)

    Since the foundation of the NRC, NATO and Russia have worked together on issues ranging from counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism to submarine rescue and civil emergency planning. We set out to build a unique relationship with Russia, one built not just on mutual interests but also on cooperation and the shared objective for a Europe whole free and at peace. No other partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similar comprehensive institutional framework.

    Claim: NATO should have been disbanded at the end of the Cold War

    Fact: At the London Summit in 1990, Allied heads of state and government agreed that “”We need to keep standing together, to extend the long peace we have enjoyed these past four decades”. This was their sovereign choice and was fully in line with their right to collective defence under the United Nations Charter.

    Since then, twelve more countries have chosen to join NATO. The Alliance has taken on new missions and adapted to new challenges, all the while sticking to its fundamental principles of security, collective defence, and decision-making by consensus.

    Twice since the end of the Cold War, NATO has adopted new Strategic Concepts (in 1999 and 2010), adapting to new realities. Thus, rather than being disbanded, NATO adapted, and continues to change, to live up to the needs and expectations of Allies, and to promote their shared vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.

    Claim: NATO enlargement followed the same process as the expansion of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact

    Fact: Any comparison between NATO enlargement after the end of the Cold War and the creation of the Warsaw Pact or the Soviet bloc at the end of World War II is an utter distortion of history.

    The incorporation of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact after the Second World War was carried out under conditions of military occupation, one-party dictatorship and the violent suppression of dissent.

    When the countries of Central and Eastern Europe applied for NATO membership after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, it was of their own free choice, through their own national democratic processes, and after conducting the required reforms.

    This was done through debate, in peacetime conditions, and in a transparent way.

    Claim: NATO is a threat to Russia

    Fact: NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 25 years.

    The Alliance has created unique cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It has invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence, an invitation extended to no other partner.

    In the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, agreed with Russia in 1997 and reaffirmed at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002 and in Lisbon in 2010, NATO stated that “in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defence and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces”. The Alliance has fulfilled all such commitments.

    NATO’s official policy towards Russia was most recently articulated by the heads of state and government of the Alliance at the Wales Summit in September 2014.

    They stated that “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest.” (The Wales Summit Declaration can be read here).

    Thus, neither the Alliance’s policies nor its actions are a threat to Russia.

    Claim: NATO missile defence targets Russia and the Iran agreement proves it

    Fact: NATO’s missile defence system is not designed or directed against Russia. It does not pose a threat to Russia’s strategic deterrent.

    As already explained by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, geography and physics make it impossible for the NATO system to shoot down Russian intercontinental missiles from NATO sites in Romania or Poland. Their capabilities are too limited, their planned numbers too few, and their locations too far south or too close to Russia to do so.

    Russian officials have confirmed that the planned NATO shield will not, in fact, undermine Russia’s deterrent. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s missile defence envoy, said on January 26, 2015, that “neither the current, nor even the projected” missile defence system “could stop or cast doubt on Russia’s strategic missile potential.”

    Finally, the Russian claim that the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme obviates the need for NATO missile defence is wrong on two counts.

    The Iranian agreement does not cover the proliferation of ballistic-missile technology which is an issue completely different from nuclear questions.

    Furthermore, NATO has repeatedly made clear that missile defence is not about any one country, but about the threat posed by proliferation more generally. In fact, over 30 countries have obtained, or are trying to obtain, ballistic missile technology. The Iran framework agreement does not change those facts.

    Claim: The accession of new Allies to NATO threatens Russia

    Fact: Every country which joins NATO undertakes to uphold the principles and policies of the Alliance, and the commitments which NATO has already made.

    This includes the commitment that NATO poses no threat to Russia, as most recently stated at the Wales Summit.

    Therefore, as the number of countries which join NATO grows, so does the number of countries which agree that “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia.”

    Claim: NATO exercises are a provocation which threatens Russia

    Fact: Every nation has the right to conduct exercises, as long as they do so within their international obligations, including notifying the actual numbers and providing observation opportunities when required.

    In order to promote mutual trust and transparency, OSCE members are bound by the Vienna Document to inform one another in advance of exercises which include more than 9,000 troops, unless the exercises are snap tests of readiness.

    NATO and Allies have consistently stood by the terms and the spirit of the Vienna Document. Those exercises which crossed the notification threshold were announced well in advance. This is why Russia could send observers to the UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior in April 2015.

    Russia, on the other hand, has repeatedly called snap exercises including tens of thousands of troops, with some of them taking place close to NATO territory. This practice of calling massive exercises without warning is a breach of the spirit of the Vienna Document, raising tension and undermining trust. This is especially the case because Russia’s military takeover of Crimea was masked by exactly such a snap exercise.

    It is therefore Russia’s exercises, not NATO’s, which are a threat to stability.

    Promises and pledges

    Claim: Russia has the right to oppose NATO-supported infrastructure on the territory of member states in Central and Eastern Europe

    Fact: The relationship between NATO and Russia is governed by the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, agreed by NATO Allies and Russia in 1997 and reaffirmed at NATO-Russia summits in Rome in 2002, and in Lisbon in 2010. (The Founding Act can be readhere.)

    In the Founding Act, the two sides agreed that: “in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defence and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces. Accordingly, it will have to rely on adequate infrastructure commensurate with the above tasks. In this context, reinforcement may take place, when necessary, in the event of defence against a threat of aggression and missions in support of peace consistent with the United Nations Charter and the OSCE governing principles, as well as for exercises consistent with the adapted CFE Treaty, the provisions of the Vienna Document 1994 and mutually agreed transparency measures. Russia will exercise similar restraint in its conventional force deployments in Europe.”

    Therefore, both infrastructure and reinforcements are explicitly permitted by the Founding Act and therefore by Russia.

    Claim: NATO’s response to Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine violates the Founding Act

    Fact: NATO has responded to the new strategic reality caused by Russia’s illegitimate and illegal actions in Ukraine by reinforcing the defence of Allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and by ensuring the ability to increase those reinforcements if necessary, including by upgrading infrastructure.

    All this is consistent with the Founding Act, quoted above.

    In the Founding Act, all signatories, including Russia, agreed on principles which include “refraining from the threat or use of force against each other as well as against any other state, its sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence in any manner inconsistent with the United Nations Charter and with the Declaration of Principles Guiding Relations Between Participating States contained in the Helsinki Final Act” and the “respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all states and their inherent right to choose the means to ensure their own security, the inviolability of borders and peoples’ right of self-determination as enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act and other OSCE documents.”

    NATO has respected those commitments faithfully. Russia, on the other hand, has declared the annexation of Crimea, supported violent separatists in the east of the country, and insisted that Ukraine be barred from joining NATO.

    Claim: NATO nuclear arrangements violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Fact: The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is the foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. At the Wales Summit in September 2014, all Allies reaffirmed their full support for the treaty.

    The deployment of American nuclear weapons on the territories of NATO allies is fully consistent with the NPT. These weapons remain under the custody and control of the United States at all times.

    Furthermore, NATO’s nuclear arrangements are older than the NPT, and this issue was fully addressed when the treaty was negotiated. The arrangements were made clear to delegations and were made public.

    Claim: NATO nuclear exercises violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Fact: At the Wales Summit in September 2014, Allies reaffirmed their full support for the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). NATO’s nuclear posture is fully consistent with the treaty.

    At no point has NATO moved nuclear weapons to Eastern Europe. There have been no NATO nuclear exercises in the eastern part of the Alliance since the end of the Cold War.

    It is Russia that has started to use its nuclear weapons as a tool in its strategy of intimidation. Russia has increased nuclear rhetoric and stepped up its nuclear exercises. Russian nuclear-capable bombers are flying close to Alliance borders. Russia has also threatened to base nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad and Crimea.

    This activity and this rhetoric do not contribute to transparency and predictability, particularly in the context of a changed security environment due to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

  107. RUSSIA WORLD EVIL DOMINATION TOUR

    Putins Russia

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh

    1994 First Chechen War

    1999 Second Chechen War

    2000 Second Chechen War part 2

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine

  108. PUTINS RUSSIA WORLD EVIL DOMINATION TOUR

    Putins Russia

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh

    1994 First Chechen War

    1999 Second Chechen War

    2000 Second Chechen War part 2

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine

  109. Here’s the thing. That missile is pretty much useless. If Putin ever used a weapon like that, it would be the same as using a nuke and it would be the start of global nuclear war and that’s a scenario no one will survive. Now back to playing Fallout 4 a game about the aftermath of a global nuclear war…

  110. List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

    IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available available for military service.

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel 1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..
    Russia has only active military personnel 766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    Lets take a look take into account nuclear weapons today ..

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    SEE LINK www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

  111. THEY WORLD WILL NEVER USE NUKES DIMWIT BECOUSE IT IS SELF DESTRUCTIVE THAT IS WHY NO ONE DID IT AND WILL NOT DO IT ..

    Based on that fact Russia dose not stand a chance USA with NATO out do Russia up to in some cases 19 to 1 …

    List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

    IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

  112. The Warsaw pact is over they have no allies you dimwit and china will never take part and even if china did go with Russia they will still be smaller than USA and Nato get your facts correct before you talk BS

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    you must not have the facts the USA alone out dose Russia up in some cases 20 to 1 in fire power you dimwit and if you put into NATO in the cout we are taking 19 to 1 ….

    List of countries by military expenditures IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

  113. I have been reading your articles for some time. I feel you often opt for the “sensationalist” viewpoint and headline. Remember, you are a member of humanity and you have a responsibility to not be reckless in your headlines and points of view. I get the strangest feeling you are pro Russian instead of accurate. And, that you are trying to grab attention with your headlines, no matter the cost. What kind of writing career do you think you will have if we have a destroyed civilization? The potential cost of the world’s reporters sensationalizing the current conflicts between the US and Moscow being a destroyed civilization. Practice as much responsibility in your writing as you would teach your children in kindergarten!

  114. This so-called article is so much BS. How is it possible that “Russia Today later reported that the deadly
    nuclear weapon is developed to bypass NATO radars and all existing defense systems to hit coastal areas of the Alliance.”? Bypassing all of NORAD? Doing this is a mighty tall order. How would Russia possibly know if their new “weapon” could do that? “Uh, hello NORAD? This is Ivan Ivanovich over at missile launch command in Russia. Listen, we just launched a top secret dummy super weapon designed to be undetectable by every single one of your radar installations. How’d we do?”

    Polina might be highly educated and fluent in multiple languages, but she is apparently not fluent is common sense. Hey Polina, I hate to deflate your reportage, but before any missile gets close enough to us to be detected by our radar, it has to first get past one of the eight billion satellites we have circling the globe.

  115. The crazy neocons are out of control again trying to start a war with Russia, and Hillary is leading the charge. Let’s hope they don’t succeed.

  116. I’ve done the search, more than once. Russia has never threatened any of those countries. NATO keeps trying to twist everything any Russia says into a threat, but there haven’t been any. Russia has told Finland and Sweden that if they join NATO, there will be economic and political costs, but have NEVER once said, “If you join NATO WE KILL YOU!”
    However, every time Russia says to a belligerent NATO, “if you shoot at us, we will shoot back”, NATO screams that Russia is threatening nuclear war.
    Of the 16 countries we attacked, which of them didn’t “deserve it”. Most of them. We attacked Iraq on the false premise that they had “weapons of mass destruction”, which we knew was a fiction. We destroyed Afghanistan because we claimed that they caused 9-11, when the attackers were actually from Saudi Arabia and Jordan. We have killed 4000 civilians in Pakistan with drone strikes. None of them deserved to die. We have armed terrorists in Syria and bombed people in Syria because we have decided that we want an American stooge to take Assad’s place, which is none of our business.
    The net result of our aggression over the last 20 years has been massive casualties, destruction of secular governments in the middle east, the rise of ISIS and total chaos everywhere we have been.
    We are not doing well.

  117. I don’t want russia destroyed. to the contrary. I want them bettering themselves instead of entering into ANOTHER cold war they simply can’t win. the rest is irrelevant. this is russia vs the U.S., and we’ve been down that road before and one side won and one side lost. now the loser is dragging his bloodied, tired behind back into the ring and asking for another round. out of mercy, we’re saying that the fight is over and time to go home. but if russia takes a swing, we will destroy it. we’d rather not, but we’ve given russia enough chances to bow out.

  118. Yes, I can. Most of the deaths were from Iraqis killing each other, along with civilian casualties from our bombing, attacks by the ISIS we enabled, disease, hunger and the other effects of becoming refugees.
    And it is ALL our fault. None of the deaths would have occurred if we had not destroyed the structure of the country. If we had not devastated the country, a million people who are now dead would still be alive. You don’t have use bullets to kill people.

  119. Why are you so obsessed with destroying Russia? What did they ever do to you? Have they ever attacked any county that we share a treaty, a border or a culture with? Is there any chance they will land soldiers in Central Park? Is it any of our business who the Russians choose to lead them? What would we “teach Russia”, how to get into massive debt? How to bomb, blast and devastate anyone who won’t take orders from us? How to elect an incompetent community organizer to lead them?
    We’ve attacked 16 countries in the last 20 years, gotten 1.5 million people killed and totally destroyed two countries. We have created chaos throughout the middle east with our meddling, bombing, and invading. The Russians have sent peacekeepers into two neighboring countries to stop genocides and taken over Crimea at the request of its citizens. The facts seem to say that we are the dangerous ones.

  120. Agree! There are so many propaganda articles by US. It seems like they can build up their military as they like. That’s why they had so many nukes. Probably more than the world combined. Nobody wants an arms race again. It’s the US that’s provoking Russia and China to strengthen their military. When China increase 10% of its military budget it hits headline with big bolded letters. On the other hand there’s nothing on US military budget which is over whelming compared to the world combined.

    China respect freedom of navigation, but you just don’t fork, nagging, peeping…. other countries. That’s not freedom of navigation. That’s call Provocation. That’s the same thing as someone’s doing it to your house from the sidewalk in front of your house.

  121. Then obviously you may not be part of the fold then. Oh well maybe God will bring you hard way .. I know he did me, because i was rebellious and stiff necked.

  122. It’s a good thing Hillary helped him buy that uranium mine ( After Putin gave Bill a $500,000 bribe for 3 hours of speeches. )….Hillary called them the evil empire the week before…..After Bills payoff she was singing their praises and saying selling them the mine was a must do thing……..

  123. It was just 3 Year Ago when Obama was caught saying this:

    President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have “more flexibility” to deal with contentious (nuclear) issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election.

    Obama, during talks in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him “space” until after the November ballot, and Medvedev said he would relay the message to incoming Russian president Vladimir Putin.

    The unusually frank exchange came as Obama and Medvedev huddled together on the eve of a global nuclear security summit in the South Korean capital, unaware their words were being picked up by microphones as reporters were led into the room.

    Read more at Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-nuclear-summit-obama-medvedev-idUSBRE82P0JI20120326#P8vHgmGLcOXeadL6.99

  124. Putin is a good double talker that is about it ,They do not or ever will be able to destroy the US without being destroyed themselves!! I thought we learned this lesson in school! Just shows you how stupid Putin really is!!

  125. Ukraine conflict: 150 dead and Russia’s military not involved
    US: illegally invaded Iraq and bombed 1.2 million (MILLION) people
    Who needs mental therapy?

  126. Russia even stated they have no interest in a new “arms race” of any kinds.

    US builds more defenses.
    Russia creates stronger offences.

    And vice-versa, it has always been this way.

  127. “This is just american “Russia is evil” propaganda.’ EXACTLY..LOL!!!

    (American propaganda media: “This is all they need to know”)

    USA…USA…!!!
    Russia BAD..”Murica GOOD

  128. Well said. Despite its territory Russia is like a lil pathetic puppy, with a huge inferiority complex, perpetually angry, biting everything around him, desperately wanting to be treated like a BIG DOG.

  129. Lil sick megalomaniac desperate to stir up ever more s..t to put Russia on everbody’s frontpage. Your old fat sick sadomasochistic Mother Russia will go down the same way the Soviet Russia (aka USSR) did.

  130. Russia will never directly attacks USA but is teaming up with China to destroyed USA’s child which is Israel. They are waiting for “wild card” to be in its place. China already has many sleeper agents inside Israel and USA ready to jam/blocked communication lines.

  131. May be this article will wake up those of us Americans who keep saying that our country has nothing to do with the middle east. May be this article will show that Russia is looking beyond its borders far into other corners of the earth to exert its influence, just the opposite of what some naive Americans are saying about the USA. Russia is becoming really the number one super power because too many of us are naive about what it takes to remain a number one superpower in the world and about foreign policy in general.

  132. For a mental case with feelings of inadequacy, this soviet guy is always looking for an excuse to make himself seem bigger than he is. His economy is a mess at 1.8 trillion and falling, compared to 18 trillion for the US, and 19 trillion for the EU. He’s basically a gas state with a military, with chip on his shoulder, and a massive uber-nationalist self image, which he cultivates from his very own media controlled propaganda machine. He’s more like a Goebbels version of Nazism than anything from the left.

    This is why he’s so popular with America’s wing-nuts. They are looking for an American version.

    Putin’s a crook, a liar, a thug, and an international pariah on the loose. With the looming mega-crisis of climate change, this idiot wants to return to the cold war? Maybe the west should just take him out.

  133. all u should know if you believe in God is to stay in his graces for when the nukes fly u wont have time for much prayer if you are a believer!! if you dont believe i bet when the nukes fly you will become a believer in something or someone real fast!! bet on it!

  134. It does not appear that Russia is serious with those threats. This race and the true cold war could start now from cutting Russia from any US technologies like leading Intel in Moscow State University, braking all foreign energy trades and even pipe lines with Gazprom and making almost all Russians deniable aliens to enter Schengen and USA. It does not seem to be realistic that Russia is ready for such even cold war now without first building entirely own proper civilian service behind for the military.
    Russians and Russia being new young generations and starting at best remembering WW2 as few years kids are childish about the true war picture. Current Russia war with ISIS even it was the demonstration of power is obviously assumed not to hit in comfortable headquarters of people to whom pockets the money is pumped from the weapons production and consumption that really produced nothing useful but only transfers funds from the civilian sectors. It is hardly to believe that Russian weapon industry aristocracy tied to the government and military officials really does not understand and imagine the consequences of the true war even with Poland that could destroy their comfortable mansions with “caviar and champagne” not only in France, Switzerland and the US but even in Warsaw, Poland.

  135. This woman is not actually writing these articles
    it’s american war thirsty journalists writing anti-Russia
    propaganda to make Putin look evil so they have an excuse to go to war
    with Russia.
    Look at this article for example, the title is “Russia
    announces nuclear arms race with US” did Russia ACTUALLY say that ? no.
    Developing a nuclear capable torpedo for their own military especially
    since NATO is surrounding them and threatening them with war is pretty
    much the most basic thing any country can do for it’s security. Or i
    guess US is also “announcing nuclear arms race” for developing it’s own
    military.
    Look at other articles, they always portray Russia as
    “aggressive” yes not a single time they point out what exactly Russia is
    doing wrong. Since there is nothing. This is just american “Russia is evil”
    propaganda.

  136. Ugh here goes polina with her daily pro russian crap (I still like her looks :p). Russia could announce all they want but from announcements to reality there’s a quantom leap that russia has no way to make. We played you back in the 80s and brought the soviet union to their knees in every aspect; now what makes russians think that it would work with us, the masters of the game, the same way? All that leaving aside that we have a HUGE technical advantage and that the few good russian scientists fled the country in the late 80s and early 90s.

  137. Obama has approach the world in a naive, kindergarten way and has opened up large windows for China, Russia and ISIS though his inaction and “let’s all live in peace attitude”. His weakness was reflected in the lack of response in Syria, lack of response on Ukraine and lack of response on China cyber attacks. Sending 50 soldiers and drones to Syria is not going to eliminate ISIS either….

  138. Russia has or devolping Nukes to bypass missile defense , they are saying they are willing attack , Putin is a Fascist hungry for power , so now you paid russian trolls are engaged in lying for the Kremlin , which is also an attack …..

  139. I think it’s time we start working with Russia, instead of constantly trying to find ways to polarize every issue. None of this nonsense is worth the annihilation of mankind.

  140. Marvin the Russian is developing his “Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator” … Don’t make us send Bugs Bunny over there.

  141. False, purposely misleading article and pure anti Russia propaganda, composed and written by a graduate of Joseph Goebbels University of Deception, Lies and Propaganda in Washington. On several occasions, Putin clearly stated that Russia is not entering any nuclear arms race with the US and West. People do not be gullible, use your own brain powers. All this BS is solely designed to benefit US military industrial complex and to smear and demonize Russia in the process.

  142. It’s all good. I just hope I can see driverless cars and the hope of artificial intelligence become reality – before the next world war. It is nice to live at the peak of civilization. Not on the way up, and not on the way down. I just hope I am standing at ground zero when it is time to end this wonderful existence. So continue your religious worship of death. Continue to live in the past – worrying about this historical affront or that historical atrocity. I’m living for today. Just today.

  143. This woman is not writing these articles, it’s american war thirsty journalists writing anti-Russia
    propaganda to make Putin look evil so they have an excuse to go to war
    with Russia.
    Look at this article for example, the title is “Russia
    announces nuclear arms race with US” did Russia ACTUALLY say that ? no.
    Developing a nuclear capable torpedo for their own military especially
    since NATO is surrounding them and threatening them with war is pretty
    much the most basic thing any country can do for it’s security. Or i
    guess US is also “announcing nuclear arms race” for developing it’s own
    military.
    In every “Russia” article they always portray Russia as
    “aggressive” yes not a single time they point out what exactly Russia is
    doing wrong. Since there is no such thing. This is just anti-Russia
    propaganda to make people believe Russia is “evil” to have an excuse to go to war with it.

  144. You do know that that woman is not actually writing these articles right? it’s american war thirsty journalists writing anti-Russia propaganda to make Putin look evil so they have an excuse to go to war with Russia.
    Look at this article for example, the title is “Russia announces nuclear arms race with US” did Russia ACTUALLY say that ? no. Developing a nuclear capable torpedo for their own military especially since NATO is surrounding them and threatening them with war is pretty much the most basic thing any country can do for it’s security. Or i guess US is also “announcing nuclear arms race” for developing it’s own military.
    Look at other articles, they always portray Russia as “aggressive” yes not a single time they point out what exactly Russia is doing wrong. Since there is nothing. This is just anti-Russia propaganda.

  145. as scary as that thought is, do you people have any idea what would happen to the world if they nuked the bread basket??? seriously. get a grip. the man has a point, we ARE fortifying and it’s freaking THEM out. that’s why they’re doing this. they ALSO know, that if they push the button, they’re just as gone as we are. it will be done. finished…….no more deliveries, no more handouts, you can’t possibly think they’d risk that…the world’s food would dry up and that would affect them as well. our sanctions have already proven that….just calm down people and focus on these religious pieces of shite. it’s time this ridiculous religious zealotry is dealt with properly! (and i don’t just mean Muslims!)

  146. Congratulations you have been brainwashed. Now tell me when Russia “threatened” Baltic nations? This is a rhetorical question me living in Romania, but even so go ahead?

  147. This comment is ridiculous, M.A.D. has been keeping peace since the soviet union. Russia inherited all the weapons that keep it relevant today. Russia could detonate so many nuclear warheads its appalling, so could the US.

  148. I can’t believe you idiots even read this garbage. You are the very peole that keep the “Enquirer” and “The Onion” in business. Gullible sheep. Baah!

  149. Oh that’s a new scare ? More nukes ? No winners in an exchange. Between the two countries we have enough to blow the world up 1000 times over. Lets have boxing matches instead.

  150. “Click Bait” Never heard the term but it fits perfectly. I keep getting sucked in by this site. Then I notice it’s called Value Walk. Must be an advertising company trying to get our atention

  151. Making more nukes is irrelevant. No winners in a nuclear exchange. Between the U.S. and Russia we have enough nukes to blow the world up 1000 times over. Dumb comment Bubba. You better worry more about your crazy leader Putin. He has Hitler ideals.

  152. article can tell u anything, that’s what they’re written for lol.
    but did u notice its solely based on “author’s” own thoughts and not backed up with real facts and the author herself is just some stupid girl of course.

  153. Russia is far behind in military might and technology lol, gl. Russia sounds like North korea and Iran, little dog all bark no bite.

  154. Hey, so really quick, couple of things:

    1. All of this “author”s articles are designed for click bait. (Grandiose titles ala TMZ)

    2. If you Google “her”, (If “she” actually exists) and research even the slightest bit, you’ll see Oxford has no mention of “her” ever having gone there, much less earning a “Master’s Degree in English Philology” from there.

    3. If you Google any of her “references” (past companies “she’s” worked for), there is no mention of her. Not a shred.

    4. “Her” freelance pages state her hourly rate as $10-$12 per hour. Really? An Oxford grad with a Masters degree is gonna charge $10 after “7 years of work in the field”? Nice.

    5. No linkedin profile. No professional sources. No ACTUAL references. Anywhere.

    Summation: This could literally be a 15 year old kid who whipped up a hilariously crafted profile and is writing awful stuff for $10. We’re being trolled people. We’re being trolled. And. It’s. Hilarious..

  155. Hey, so really quick, couple of things:

    1. All of this “author”s articles are designed for click bait. (Grandiose titles ala TMZ)

    2. If you Google “her”, (If “she” actually exists) and research even the slightest bit, you’ll see Oxford has no mention of “her” ever having gone there, much less earning a “Master’s Degree in English Philology” from there.

    3. If you Google any of her “references” (past companies “she’s” worked for), there is no mention of her. Not a shred.

    4. “Her” freelance pages state her hourly rate as $10-$12 per hour. Really? An Oxford grad with a Masters degree is gonna charge $10 after “7 years of work in the field”? Nice.

    5. No linkedin profile. No professional sources. No ACTUAL references. Anywhere.

    Summation: This could literally be a 15 year old kid who whipped up a hilariously crafted profile and is writing awful stuff for $10. We’re being trolled people. We’re being trolled. And. It’s. Hilarious.

  156. First of all id like to apologize to the rest of the world for having sheep like Tim here that buy into this whole propaganda the Government feeds his kind to make money. Without a doubt Russia its allies and US and its allies cant go to war its a stalemate. Neither will go to war because they know that neither side will lose without them resorting to nukes. If we march on Moscow or the other way around it would be inevitable to use nukes. Enemy at your gates would mean pulling the TRUMP card which would devastate the world. So until one side invents a method to get rid of all nukes before they touch their soil we will be in a ultimate stalemate. Time all your info proves your a moron and a warmonger.

  157. This article is pure propaganda. The United States walked away from the ABM treaty with Russia that was the cornerstone of their security. The US has sited its antimissile systems close to Russia’s borders. This is an extraordinarily provocative act. Image what the US response would be if Russia were to induce Canada and Mexico to site anti ballistic missiles systems on its borders making it possible for Russia to make a successful first strike. The US claim that the systems are directed against Iran is preposterous. Iran does not have a ballistic missile that can reach Europe with a nuclear warhead. Iran does not have the capability of producing a nuclear bomb. Russia is making sure the US effort to create a successful first strike capability fails.
    It would be suicidal of them to do otherwise.

  158. Lmfao the only country starting wars is the U.S and its propaganda like this.. Russia has no troops by us and yet we have NATO all around Russia… gee maybe thats why Russia is building up its nuke force…. If you had the worlds super power getting closer and closer to your land wouldnt you take action? Empire expand and fall why should we protect countries from getting invaded? We invade countries under false pretense and play the hero part. There hasnt been a time where countries have not wanted to expand id say let them the bigger the country the harder they fall. No empire has survived forever eventually they fall and go into history books lol

  159. Hi
    Russia here….
    Just want you to thank you for all the money you gave us after the first cold war ended and the wall came down.
    We used it to build more, bigger and better weapons with the intent of destroying your country and incinerating as many Americans as possible (such a delightful thought!).
    We considered building our country up and living in peace with the rest of the world but that sounded so boring that we quickly discarded THAT idea!
    Making the rest of the world quiver in fear as we threaten to destroy them all was much more fun.
    So we’re BACK!
    bigger and badder, meaner and more deranged than ever!
    signed: Russia (your worst nightmare)
    PS when we start WWIII (which we will blame on America and nato) we have N korea, China and a number of other smaller but dangerous countries wiling to help us.

  160. If anyone’s also worrying about a war between the U.S. and Russia, no need to worry, because the chances of one happening are like .3% of 100%…so just go back to living your life, or whatever makes you happy man.

  161. nice words buh u forgot Russians are not alone,they have allies capacities of 1 to 10 NATO countries don’t forget that and don’t under estimate Russians they gat the baddest mission have ever seen,one thing u most keep in mind and which u don’t have to under estimate is how large is Russian allies and their capabilities,don’t think Russians are going to war alone bro

  162. Is that all you do as a writer these days lady? Russia this Russia that, Bombs,War, destruction, America be afraid of the big bad bear. You have probably convinced yourself that Putin and the Russians are suicidal but most know better. Just stop it already, your making a fool of yourself.

  163. Why should we believe her? We shouldn’t, because Obama hasn’t even said anything about this, and if Russia does drop a nuke on the U.S. hell is going to be raised, because who wants to face N.A.T.O., I don’t think anyone just to be honest. And, Russia has to be stupid to drop one while they’re in their mess with Syria. Also, just read this lady’s “bio”, it makes absolutely no sense at all, and the icing on the cake is, she’s Russian. So, in conclusion Russia is NOT in an “arms race” with the U.S., and is not going to threaten us with a nuclear weapon, just to tell the truth, in my opinion.

  164. valuewalk and ms. tikhonova. a ridiculous in its incompetence pair. everyone with a tad of brain knows that the “leak” of the super-secret weapon from an ultra-secret meeting was a “deza” (russian term for disinformatiom known long before WWII and extensively used by bolsheviks). but ms. tikhonova and her bosses at valuework are precisely in the disinformation business with respect to the western reader, the business of taking every idiotic putin’s statement or accusation as a face value and considering his pocker tricks a strategic threat.

  165. With today’s super-accurate guided weapons technology, whoever strikes first will have a huge advantage and likely emerge only partly destroyed, but victorious… assuming a full-force attack.

  166. Putin is restarting an arms race with the west and he says it is the west USA and Nato that are a prob. but according to his own statements he is the one starting an nuclear arms race ONLY RUSSIANS can start an nuclear arms race and then twist it in their own mind that it was not them that started it ….

    Anyway the last arms race bankrupted the USSR and killed the evil nation thing that was Putins wet dream the soviet union so I say let them do it and hopefully it will bring down that evil nation we know today as RuSSain also..

    Lets take a look take into account nuclear weapons today ..

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    SEE LINK www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

    IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    PUTIN AND RUSSIA MUST BE STOPPED JUST LOOK THE RUSSIAN NATION HAS THE WORLD RECORD FOR GENOCIDE IN HISTORY AN EVIL NATION THATS FOR SURE..

    List of evil genocide done by Russia to other nations that Russians / Russia never have admitted or apologized or taken any responsibility for..

    Genocide Circassian 1817

    Genocide Circassian 1867

    Genocide called the man made famine in Ukraine of 1918

    Genocide Decossackization 1919

    Genocide Don Cossacks 1919

    Genocide know as the Ukrainian Famine of 1921-1923

    Genocide Holodomor of 10 mill Ukrainians this is almost 50% of the nation at the time in 1932–1933

    Genocide and Massacres of Polish peoples 1937

    Genocide known as the Great purge in Mongolia 1937

    Genocide known as the Great Purge (Yezhovshchina) 1937–38

    Genocide done to the Koreans in the USSR, 1937–1949

    Genocide of the Crimea Tatars genocide 1944

    Genocide and massive deportations East Germany Genocide 1945

    Genocide and massive deportations of Germans living in Königsberg Genocide 1945

    Genocide Chechnya1990s.

    Genocide of Georgians in South Ossetia 1991

    Genocide Russia help with the Nagorno Karabakh 1991

    Genocide of Georgians in Abkhaz conflict of 1992

    Purges done by Russia

    Moldovan (Transnistria) purging moldovans 1992

    Genocide Abkhaz–Georgian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    Georgian– east Ossetian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    Georgian– south Ossetian conflict purge and genocide of Georgians 2008

    AND NOW TO DAY IT continues with the Crimea Tatars genocide 2015+++

    RUSSIA WORLD EVIL DOMINATION TOUR

    Putins Russia

    1992 invasion and occupation Moldovan (Transnistria War)

    1994 invasion and occupation Nagorno Karabakh

    1994 First Chechen War

    1999 Second Chechen War

    2000 Second Chechen War part 2

    2008 invasion and occupation Georgia

    2014 invasion, occupation and annexation of CRIMEA

    2015 invasion and occupation East Ukraine

  167. Russia thrives on deceit and propaganda,this load of BS from Putin can only make the sissy’s to shiver,Russia does not pose any serious threat to any civilization,they have never won any major battle,they were lucky due to the fuhrer’s obstinacy and unusual weather to survive Barbarossa.

  168. You are right! I was wondering how often is this reality properly observed? The “digital age” is robotizing people as well!! Children do not see love and affection [humanity] around, instead, they learn how to align their little minds in tandem with machines from an early age!!

  169. This is naïve. Russia publishes its defense policy for years and it says that if attacked by NATO it will use nuclear weapons. It is the same for the US. US is the only country that has nuclear weapons and they will be used if Russia and the US go to war. This is called “Mutual Assured Destruction.” What you should be afraid of is that US strategists for years have thought we could win a “limited” nuclear war. In fact, Duff at Veterans Today (dot com) says that tactical nuclear weapons have been used numerous times since 911 including an Israeli attack on a Syrian munitions depot. You bet kid, if the USA and Russia go head to head, it will be a nuclear war. And as they just developed new radar jamming technology, we’re behind.

  170. After reading a list of other articles written by this Russian woman, I think she is being used by Yahoo to promote more defense spending, or she is trying to scare us into realizing how much an arms race will cost. I am with Putin – I do not want an arms race (reference to next poster). I am also with Rand Paul – spending a ton of money on defense just isn’t right. How does it pay off for us – the people? Has life gotten better since 911? Instead of an arms race, we should close most of our bases around the world, cut “intelligence” spending, cut CIA’s programs, fire the Neo-Cons in the State Dept., and bring our soldiers back so they spend American dollars on US soil. I don’t want an empire – I want a Federation (as in the Federation of Planets and Star Wars Congress over Empire).

  171. Let’s start getting back on track by turning back the welfare state, encouraging individual responsibility, and eliminating cronyism. That would be a great start to dealing with all those problems.

  172. Hey bongwater. Bush’s invasion of Iraq has caused the turmoil in the middle east. Please refrain from posting your ignorance.

  173. We sell the technology that runs the world. We don’t need to make tvs and cameras when we have plenty of other things to sell. You just go on about manufacturing low profit items and how losing that has destroyed our economy while I keep earning the money to live the highest standard of living in the history of civilization. Even the poor of this country live better than the middle class of many others.

  174. People have gone nuts ! Most Families don’t show love toward each other anymore,when you go out shopping the people are so bitter and hateful ,your pushed into a defense mode and start acting like them !Neighbors are out right crazy(an old man (Gene McClaren) dares you to hit him in hopes you’ll kill him so his family can sue you for wrongful death) It’s crazy how many people have a death wish ! Police push people into confrontations so they can shoot and kill them. State TrooperJohn Beville ,Larson,Welch Amy Williams came to my house and wanted to fight about my 12 week old Golden retrievers puppies be are dogs or pups ! Put my name on a police report because the puppies looked at her (they were on a closed in deck) MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE AIR ! I WOULD SAY WE ARE HEADED FOR WORLD WAR 111 BY THE ATTITUDE OF EARTH”S PEOPLE. PEOPLE SEEMS TO REALLY HATE EACH OTHER OR HAVE A DEATH WISH !

  175. We have two problems here, thanks to Obama the US is now viewed as being weak. And thanks to Putin who wants to revive the bad old days of the KGB we have a man in power in Russia who believes he can win a nuclear war. There will be no winners in a nuclear war, and we still haven’t learned that.

  176. Let’s start from the top.

    Those countries voluntarily joined because of their experiences with Russia. They knew very damn well what happens when Russians get aggressive and they wanted to protect themselves by entering NATO. They knew as well as we do that Russian military threats still existed. The tanks were still there, the fighter jets were still there, the nuclear weapons were still there. The threats are coming back as menacing as ever, so, it looks like they are making smart choices.

    Why do we have bases and ships around the world? Because we have interests, friends, and threats around the world. Why do we spy on the world? Because the world is spying on us. Why military exercises? Our friends are scared of Russia, and China, and North Korea. Why an anti-missle shield? Russia, among others, still have missles aimed at us. Why the biggest military budget in the world? We want to minimize our enemies advances. We don’t want to be subject to Russia or China or whomever.

    I would have thought all that was obvious.

  177. Olsen you’re no different from Putin and must have graduated from his Kremlin University of Habitual Lying, Propaganda and B/S.

  178. Bong 8 days ago

    In my other International Public forum.

    I give name to this Black Monkey call One Black American Misleading All (Obama) he is naive, stupid and is near the edge to breakup EU NATO and UN.

    Due to the Refugee crisis he created, he never take any responsibility to help the EU countries, but blame on there is National and Homeland Security not to take on too much refugee and let EU countries to take all burden of the in flood of Refugee waves in to all EU countries.

    This is also I call USA As Underwater States of Atlantic (USA) soon will also break up in 50 or so small countries.

    His new failure foreign policies to contain China by using US ducky (Navy vessel) in the so call International Law try to enforce into creating false flag confrontation with China by using Freedom of Navigation in SCS AND ESC because he is pulling out from Europe, Middle East and now want to start a major confrontation with China by using his home guard dog (Please mention All bullshit express (PM Abe) of the Just all people are naive (Japan), Vietnam, Philippine for SCS and ESC.

  179. This crazed journalist comes off sounding like a spokesperson for the Putin regime. What she failed to mention is that the United States possesses 7,200 nuclear warheads, with 1,800 constantly on high alert status. Russia has some 7,500 nuclear warheads. Just as was the case during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the concept of “MAD” (Mutually Assured Destruction) holds true to this day.
    Anyone even contemplating using nuclear weapons is completely mad (no pun intended) themselves, and should not be casually speaking or writing about the possible use of nuclear weapons. If used, MAD WILL indeed come into the equation, and Mother Russia herself will most definitely also be totally destroyed. Is that what the Russians really want?

  180. they can’t afford meat because the government taxes them heavily, then gives them back a pittance in the form of a subsidy. that’s not “caring for their people”..that’s a drug dealer giving a junkie a burger so he’ll live long enough to buy another hit.

  181. and how many has russia won? last one I can recall was WW2. afghanistan was a total failure. chechnya? still ongoing from what I hear. how long has that been? crimea? ukraine? georgia? I suppose it’s easy to pick on your old allies and beat them up, but come on…it’s really beneath you. we took on the largest army in the middle east and took their capital in under 100 days. how long did it take you guys to get to Berlin? and how much supplies did we give you to be able to do that? hell for years the russian army ran on american spam, because otherwise they couldn’t feed them!

    you’ve lost all your allies….and now they’re on our side because you treated them like crap. you’re feeling surrounded, we get it..but we’re not the bad guy here. another cold war is not in anyone’s interest. but if that’s what russia wants, well, we can make sure you re-learn the lesson we taught you last time..you can’t keep up. remember the XB-70 program? sure you do. we built 2 prototypes and you bankrupted your defense budget trying to shoot down an aircraft that never went into production. we can do that, over and over. and you’ll lose.

  182. Also Why do you interfere to subjects and areas in the world that are none of your business(south china sea,central asia,latin america,north africa)?Why do you transgress the sovereignety of other countries(greece for example when in 1999 US army passed through greek soil to reach serbia)?Why do you provoke colour ‘revolutions’ in order to overthrow governments that do not bow to you or you simply don’t like(ukraine,latin america etc.)?Why do you want every other great power in the world to be either allied or a vassalage state?

    Unfortunately for you Russia and China didn’t accept and won’t accept the vassalage status that you were trying to enforce to them.As time passes their militaries closing the gap with the US military.Hopefully in this world war the us will get the s kicked out of her.

  183. and russia has nothing to mortgage against for another cold war. we’re having a pissing match between a guy in a 70’s mobile home and we have a nice new house. I think we can afford better toys than he can, and we’ll put him on the street before we run out of money.

  184. Russia is attempting to “bait” the US into an Arms race, you know like how the Pink’O’s fell for it in the 80’s.
    Should have let and or helped Germany take Russia in WWII.

  185. The dumb ass day writer is endlessly writing crap like this.. Click on her name above and you will see that she is straight from Moscow .. Also read all her other dumb ass articles
    They all appear to be ANTI AMERICAN… WHAT IS HER AGENDA? Is it to spread propaganda ?

  186. Why do you interfere to subjects and areas in the world that are none of your business(south china sea,central asia,latin america,north africa)?Why do you transgress the sovereignety of other countries(greece for example when in 1999 US army passed through greek soil to reach serbia)?Why do you provoke colour ‘revolutions’ in order to overthrow governments that do not bow to you or you simply don’t like(ukraine,latin america etc.)?Why do you want every other great power in the world to be either allied or a vassalage state?

    Unfortunately for you Russia and China didn’t accept and won’t accept the vassalage status that you were trying to enforce to them.As time passes their militaries closing the gap with the US military.Hopefully in this world war the us will get the shit kicked out of her.

  187. Russia collapsed, thats why they have better “debt”, and they currently have late 80s early 90s infrastructure ..
    They can’t afford the pissing contest with us again.

  188. This chick is endlessly writing crap like this.. Cluck on her name above and you will see that she is straight from Russia… Also read all her other dumb ass articles
    They all appear to be ANTI AMERICAN… WHAT IS HER AGENDA? Is it to spread propaganda ?

  189. Man has been a competitive animal for thousands of years which has benefitted his survival. Biblical scripture is just your wishful thinking and has no place among grown-up conversation.

  190. Tho the numbers have gone down, they drastically go down during a Democrats run.
    Source : “The ARMY Historical Foundation”

  191. Yes Russian Troll, that is what you want us to do, listen to words and not pay attention to what he does. How stupid do you think the world is.

  192. Yes, and common sense would tell you that the country’s astronomical national debt means those natural resources you mentioned will be mortgaged for generations to come. The US is in no position to boast.

  193. You do not know what Russia is. Do not confuse Russia with all the old republics. Russia was and always will be powerful and proud nation. They do not have to borrow money to survive. Americans need Russia now to get to the International Space Center, because they do not have anything to get there. I am positive that CNN and the rest of American propaganda would put Goebbels to shame.

  194. This is just another fear tactic, used to get more people scared and back more arms races between the USA and the world. There is no doubt in my mind the USA alone has enough nuke bombs to destroy the world, so why do we need more ? Anyone !? Less of our GNP needs to be spent on weapons of destruction, and more on the good of our people. 100’s of millions spent overseas to help ? those people, while we reduce help for our seniors and vets. I am both and sure do not like what is happening in our country. Have people forgot that seniors and vets, are the reason we are a free nation ?

  195. Do not believe so much in American propaganda. They never like any strong person to lead Russia, especially now, having a puppet for a leader.

  196. Answer yourself a question? What US is able to sell? You do not produce that much.
    Not a single TV set, anymore, not camera, nothing. US is not able to produce and sell a good car. Only weapons. Without borrowing money US would not survive a year.

  197. What? You mean that Obama’s curtailing the USA armed forces capability over the last 7 years hasn’t resulted in everyone else laying down their arms? Geez, what is this world coming to when they don’t believe that Obama really has the right recipe for the betterment of the world? After all, Obama was very clear about it when he said that he was not a citizen of the USA, but rather a citizen of the world. Just can’t believe that all the other people in the world don’t want to bow down and kiss his feet and follow him right into disaster.

  198. we’re sitting on a bigger oil field than all of saudi arabia and russia COMBINED…and we’ve barely touched it yet. we have untapped coal and natural gas enough to last us hundreds of years.

    we’re just getting started, fred. try again.

  199. The US WILL SOON BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE START OF WW3 so you don’t have any right to talk about victims.Why in the nineties when russia was trembling nato expanded eastwards closer to russian borders?I am talking about czech republic,poland and hungary.And what was even the purpose that nato continued to exist after the cold war If it were only a ‘defensive’ organization?(Every country has the right to decide its own path and bullshit.Did these countries hold a referendum or something about joining the alliance?)Why does the US send armor and vehicles and soldiers a few kms from moscow(in baltics)?And all all that well before this second cold war begins.

    Why do you have 700 bases all around the world when russia and china combined have less than 10?Why do you have 10 aircraft carriers when all the other great countries in the world possess only 1 carrier except india which possesses 2?Why does CIA and NSA spy on millions or maybe even billions of people through internet and telecommunications all around the ‘free’ world?Why the US and her allies conduct enormous military exercises close to russia and china?Why do you procceed with the plans of anti-missile shield in eastern europe(and soon in south korea supposedly because of the north!) when iran threat has been neutralized?Why do you have by far the biggest military budget in the world?

  200. US is a a total bankrupt compare with Russia. That’s why they are pushing for war. Too poor to survive. Not able to pay interest. Open yourself “US national debt clock” How many wars in last 50 years US started? They olny won one… with Granada. Be open to facts.

  201. Why do you interfere to subjects and areas in the world that are none of your business(south china sea,central asia,latin america,north africa)?Why do you transgress the sovereignety of other countries(greece for example when in 1999 US army passed through greek soil to reach serbia)?Why do you provoke colour ‘revolutions’ in order to overthrow governments that do not bow to you or you simply don’t like(ukraine,latin america etc.)?Why do you want every other great power in the world to be either allied or a vassalage state?

    Unfortunately for you Russia and China didn’t accept and won’t accept the vassalage status that you were trying to enforce to them.As time passes their militaries closing the gap with the US military.Hopefully in this world war the us will get the s kicked out of her.

  202. You know this whole east west struggle is going to end up in a phony peace plan. To make the Naïve (a person or persons or Nations showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment) believe peace will last …Then will come utter destruction Just like biblical scripture predicts!

  203. These articles are bizarre – kind of like tabloid garbage but instead of exaggerating celebrity dramas, they do it with geo-political/military Armageddon stuff.

  204. If you have ANY sense at all you will know this is a warning message from Russia with love, in hopes that the west will back off Syria. But that damn Red riders going to finish this ride so all hopes are lost, FOR SURE! whether peace is implemented or not.

  205. The US WILL SOON BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE START OF WW3 so you don’t have any right to talk about victims.Why in the nineties when russia was trembling nato expanded eastwards closer to russian borders?I am talking about czech republic,poland and hungary.And what was even the purpose that nato continued to exist after the cold war If it were only a ‘defensive’ organization?(Every country has the right to decide its own path and bullshit.Did these countries hold a referendum or something about joining the alliance?)Why does the US send armor and vehicles and soldiers a few kms from moscow(in baltics)?And all all that well before this second cold war begins.

    Why do you have 700 bases all around the world when russia and china combined have less than 10?Why do you have 10 aircraft carriers when all the other great countries in the world possess only 1 carrier except india which possesses 2?Why does CIA and NSA spy on millions or maybe even billions of people through internet and telecommunications all around the ‘free’ world?Why the US and her allies conduct enormous military exercises close to russia and china?Why do you procceed with the plans of anti-missile shield in eastern europe(and soon in south korea supposedly because of the north!) when iran threat has been neutralized?Why do you have by far the biggest military budget in the world?

    Why do you interfere to subjects and areas in the world that are none of your business(south china sea,central asia,latin america,north africa)?Why do you transgress the sovereignety of other countries(greece for example when in 1999 US army passed through greek soil to reach serbia)?Why do you provoke colour ‘revolutions’ in order to overthrow governments that do not bow to you or you simply don’t like(ukraine,latin america etc.)?Why do you want every other great power in the world to be either allied or a vassalage state?

    Unfortunately for you Russia and China didn’t accept and won’t accept the vassalage status that you were trying to enforce to them.As time passes their militaries closing the gap with the US military.Hopefully in this world war the us will get the shit kicked out of her.

  206. You go inquire of God through praying and fasting, if you want to know for sure. Why ask Man when you could easily go to the source of truth about this whole situation. You know?

  207. russia has soldiers in the field…in combat..THAT THEY CAN’T EVEN FEED. somehow their generals “forgot” to put that in the budget, and they’re issuing rations that were made in the 1980s! russia is running on the fumes of the old soviet empire and they don’t have any money to fill the tank back up. well, more accurately they HAD the money, but putin and the rest of his cronies STOLE it. so now they’re trying to re-start a cold war in order to suck more money out of an economy that’s just this side of dead.

    the US economy is in a low spot. but we at least have the ability to bounce out of it. a cold war would help us, and destroy russia. so I have to wonder…does putin actually learn from history, or do we have to teach it to him again?

  208. I have to laugh. Now there were 50 million natives to this land when Europeans arrived? Last year it was 10 million (not likely). Next year it will be 100 million. Of course, genocide is the correct term, since there are so few living, today.

  209. B.S., pure and simple. You can’t blame us when they kill each other the moment their dictator goes away. Most of the Iraqis killed each other and you know it.

  210. We have the world’s largest economy – based on unlimited borrowing and printing money. We have a real 15% unemployment rate, a few million discouraged workers who aren’t even looking for work any more, stagnant wages, a growing welfare population and massive debt. This is a bubble waiting to burst.

  211. Do a google search and you will find the where Russia has threatened Denmark. They also threatened Sweden and Finland that Russia will have to take steps against them if they align with NATO. Which of the 16 countries the US attacked didn’t deserve it? Those attacks were in response to something those countries did.

  212. Is the US supposed to be afraid they might get attacked by a new nuclear weapon type? Killed by an old one makes you just as dead as killed by a new one. Russia would then get the same treatment only minutes later.

  213. If you insist on going way, way back in history, then we have to answer for the the 50 million American Indians we wiped out in one of the biggest genocides in history. I suggest we limit our accusations to the recent past.

  214. Russia has NEVER threatened Denmark with anything. One Russia official supposedly told a reporter that if Denmark joined the other side and war broke out, they would be on the other side. Hardly a threat of nuclear annihilation.

    On the other hand, the US has attacked 16 countries in 20 years and totally destroyed more than one. I’m sure the people of Iraq and Afghanistan are grateful for the guilt money we gave them, but I’m also certain that they would rather have back the 1.5 MILLION people who died in the wars we started.

  215. what is with all this nuclear talk of late? We have enough nukes to destroy the world many times over, so how can there be a race?

  216. Another Russia article. the US seems to be looking for the first opportunity to reveal their better weapons after all these fuss.. They paint up a monster somewhere and plays the knight in shining armor..

  217. ISIS IS CREATE BY CHEAT INTERNATIONAL AGENT (CIA) ORDER BY THE BLACK MONKEY ONE BLACK AMERICAN MISLEADING ATLANTIC (Obama).

    He first order bomb the Russian Plane for setup military installation in Syria.,

    Now bomb France is because too close to PRC.

    I suspect the next will be Germany for too close with CHINA.

    This Black monkey is create false flag operation in SCS and ESC and hope PLA will shoot one of their B52 OR TAKE ONE REAL BIG STEEL COFFIN (us AIRCRAFT CARRIER) TO THE BOTTOM OF TOKYO BAY.

    BLACK MONKEY IS MAKING LOTS OF MONKEY BUSINESS, JUST KEEP OUR FINGER ACROSS FOR GOOD SHOW FROM THIS black monkey

    Dirty Naughty Old Doberman From Hong Kong.
    bong1288@ y a h o o . c o m . h k

  218. Hm. He thinks circles around our clown team of Obama and Kerry, has a doctorate in International finance, makes our foreign policy look like Lala land, has an 85% approval rating and even runs a balanced budget. Not bad for an ignorant deranged psychopath.

  219. Um, which country is annexing land? It’s Russia. Which country threatens it’s neighbors with nuclear attack, like Denmark against it’s ships? It’s Russia. For all the countries the US invaded they rebuilt their infrastructure. When countries go to war they call on the US, nobody calls on Russia. How many countries depend on Russia to protect it? Zero. Numerous countries around the world depend on the US. Why is it Russia’s only allies are countries run by dictators? Because Russia is nothing but a criminal state like the Mafia.

  220. somebody is full of s h i …t Putin is shrewd and he may be following theplaybook of the old soviet union but he is a smart guy. Threatening nuclear war is as silly as it is crazy. He is not crazy. But he is getting attention. If he starts a nuclear arms race again (please maybe the world has learned something from the past!!) he will not be able to outspend the US. He should be concentrating on building his economy and encouraging sex to the population which is shrinking significantly. Maybe that is why the Crimea and Ukraine are a boost to a dwindling supply of people!!!

  221. There it is! Russia is building to win ,, The Red Rider’s Ride is almost completed .. He had a dirty Job to do and he did it well! Way to go B.O.!

  222. We will bankrupt Russia? Russia pays cash for everything, has a balanced budget and enough cash in the bank to pay the bills for years. WE have $19 trillion in debt we can’t pay, a busted economy and we are still borrowing 30 cents of every dollar we spend. We are way past bankruptcy, not them.

  223. Save yourself some time and go read ” The message for America ” from God through Dumitur Duduman.. Do a Bing – Google search.

  224. What ANY sane, reasonable, non-indoctrinated individual, i.e. anyone who doesn’t just gullibly gobble up whatever the ultra-hypocritical and sanctimonious western media and politicians tell them in general and about Russia in particular as the ultimate and indisputable truth, should understand is that Russia is simply RESPONDING to the clear and present danger or threat that has been gradually but relentlessly put into place by the united states and its european allies over the past decade and aimed at fundamentally upsetting the existing strategic balance (which – strategic balance – btw is exactly what has guaranteed the world life without a major war for nearly 70 years after the end of WWII) so as to put the united states in a position when it can attack ANY country, nuclear or not, with absolute impunity and without fear of sustaining unacceptable damage.

    So what Russia is doing is simply trying to prevent uncle sam from EVER feeling as ‘almighty’ as he now feels ‘exceptional’, because should this ever happen, God forbid, the consequences for all of us will be devastating and irreversible.

    In other words, it’s in the best interest of the whole human race that Russia succeeds in its endeavors to keep uncle sam from getting silly ideas into his head (like the one that the us can win a nuclear war) and ultimately doing something really stupid, otherwise the world is doomed.

  225. Baloney. If America mounts a missile shield on the Russian border that can stop Russia from responding to an American missile attack, that is damned aggressive. It would leave Russia at the mercy of an adversary which has attacked 16 nations in 20 years and which believes it has the right to smash, bash and bomb anyone who won’t take orders.
    When it comes to aggression, we are the world champs.

  226. 50 million angels created by Russia is a better way to put it. Whatever the real number is, the Russians have created more “angels” than any other group in the history of the world, followed closely by the Germans and Chinese. We don’t even beat Cambodia.

  227. YAWN. we bankrupted your country once, we’ll do it again. or more accurately you’ll do it to yourselves trying to keep up with us.

  228. If its an Arms race Putin wants ? U S should Openly oblige . USSR tried that AND they were in a much better financial situation then Stalin Ops I mean Putins Russia is in

  229. Russia has never, ever, threatened the Baltic nations, and has no reason to ever do so. NATO scans every word that every Russian says, trying to find something they can twist into a threat and the closest they have come is a minor Russian official supposedly telling a Danish reporter that IF a war started and IF they were on the other side, they would be treated as if they were on the other side. The real Russian policy, repeated often by Lavrov and Putin, is no attack on any NATO nation except in defense against being attacked.
    NATO still screeches that Russian subs were in Swedish waters long after it was learned the the “Russian Sub” was a Swedish work boat and paranoia.
    It’s bull.

  230. Obama, Merkel, Cameron an animal of greed, habitual lying, thievery, arrogance, ignorance, deranged psychotic mind living in a fantasy world.

  231. Because he refers to people like you as Caged nasty bird in Revelations, that cant pray-Love there brothers – Neighbors, but have the spirit of wrath attached to them. Even recently a woman told me when she was young God told her that America would fall for its pride. Satan’s main sin was pride, So he fell ! When i was a child God reveled a great tree to me that was.There was a sick essence about the tree and sick birds that inhabited this tree. ..If that doesn’t change your attitude , I don’t know what else i can say to you.

  232. All this boasting and BS about nukes is unnecessary and stupid. There is absolutely no defensive system operational or in development (that the public is aware of anyway) capable of stopping an entire nuclear strike. This would include maybe 1500 Russian missiles all targeted at different cities and all likely containing MIRVs with 10 warheads each. Even one missile getting through could simultaneously render NY, Phily, and most of NJ uninhabitable. Even if our defense systems stopped 75% of the missiles (a nearly impossible scenario given current tech) 375 out of 1500 would make it through, each with 10 warheads, 3750 simultaneous nuclear detonations is more than enough to completely destroy the 2 or 3 biggest cities in every state. The fallout would render a good chunk of the rest of the nation uninhabitable, destroying the food supply, and the combined EMP would likely severely damage most modern electronics. The same or worse would occur in Russia. At that point both Nations effectively cease to exist as any survivors are forced into a subsistence level existence and effective control of such large territory without TV, Radio and most other tech becomes impossible. Our defensive systems are simply not capable of eliminating the threat posed by Russia’s nuclear deterrent. As theirs are incapable of stopping ours. That hasn’t changed and Putins rattling of the Nuclear sabre is both wildly irresponsible and extremely dangerous even though it is actually designed to drum up nationalism to shore up his rule in the face of a bad economy rather than being a real threat to the US.

  233. I would deploy them to Georgia and the Ukraine. What the heck, all Eastern Europe. Surround the terrorists and dare them to try. Most likely, the Russians will bankrupt themselves, again, trying to keep up.

  234. We have been warned that Russia intends to commit terrorist acts on the US and destroy as much of the environment as it can in an attempt to hurt us. I say we act first.

  235. Putin, a man of greed, habitual lying, thievery, arrogance, ignorance, deranged psychotic mind living in a fantasy world.

  236. when was the last time a Russian killed any american? How many times has Iran Killed our Troops in Iraq? yet the entire left support this Iran deal. who is bigger threat to American safety? Obama or Russia? Id say Obama.

  237. Your just one of the reasons America will be allowed by God to be defeated. Your a cadged Nasty bird that God refers to in the book of Revelations .. Have you ever asked yourself Why you are such an ASSHOLE! lol

  238. How things have changed in 7 years. I hope the candidates for President will understand and take control of this increase of evil power from Russia.

  239. Killing millions? You have us confused with the “socialist” nations, like Russia, China, Cambodia, and Germany. Add up our “victims” and compare that to their numbers. There is no comparison. We aren’t angels, unless you compare us to the rest of the world.

  240. We have nothing to do with what our >gov dose, Just like you couldn’t go meet with and tell Putin what to do.. It would fall on deaf ears and you know it would .. Stop blaming us ..

  241. Russia is rebuilding the iron curtain state and has to be taken seriously. Russia is a threat, Putin is a KGB madman, and Barry was not, is not up,to the job”

  242. By who? Obama? Ha, good luck, he wouldn’t stop a terrorist attack in Benghazi, what makes you think he’ll responded to Russia. How many times has he drawn a line in the sand an done nothing when its been crossed. When will you get it, this person in the Whitehouse is an enemy and is breaking us down from the inside out. Everything he does is by design.

  243. It’s all about money. The US rubs the world by printing dollars, that’s why the USA wants to control the world. To rub it, being the financial center. All countries use dollars for international trade.

  244. Yeah blame everyone but yourself . That’s what addicts alcoholics are famous for doing .. Looks like you put yourself right into that category… Lol

  245. True, True.Trump might go overboard with the wall thing but he is the only guy who doesn’t appear to be reading the already written script.

    He will do a great job.

  246. I know.I was saying that those allied nations and people living in them doesn’t care how many people they are killing or how many countries they are destabilizing as long as they are living a peaceful life.

  247. Like Trump said, you think the US and Russia are going to blow up each other? Give me a break! All this war talk is to keep the masses scared and not paying attention to the destruction of the middle class and the rise of poverty in these countries.

  248. I don’t know about Russian strength or the quality of life its people have, but they pose a threat to the US. Its a matter that should always be taken seriously.

  249. The annual military budget of $ 80 billion Russian nuclear weapons has priority. One intercontinental ballistic missile costs about $ 25 million to build a strategic missile defense system in the whole country should be 100+ billion. You see the difference (in the US strategic missile defense system has spent about $ 200 billion and continues to spend)?

    Just build a strategic missile defense system is a hundred times more expensive than modern nuclear intercontinental missile. Russia simply can not afford it, not because it wants to develop offensive weapons.

    If strategic missile defense cost the same amount as the improvement of the strategic offensive weapons of the Russian missile defense system would be developed.

  250. Lol We are being warned by Russia. “all bark and no bite” Are you that stupid? Really? They just stepped into Syria without UN approval like they could care less what the west thinks .. Which just goes to show they are ready to go at it with the whole west ..Now stop with your BS. Cause even .Gov and NATO.UN knows what’s up

  251. First, Iran is far from being unstable.Stop watching US propaganda tv.

    Also, It doesn’t work like that.Nuke isn’t like a gun, Who anyone can fire.Not to mention that US has deployed nukes in Turkey.

  252. I won’t debate that cause i don’t know of the ground situation.

    But, Hey It doesn’t take much to realize that Russia could have deployed nukes in North Korea and Iran easily in response to US surrounding it’s borders but they didn’t.It’s obvious they don’t want a full scale Nuclear war.

  253. A woman I know in Grand Junction told me she was told by God when she was a young woman that “America- we would fall for our wall of pride”.

  254. It happens again and again, and will continue to happen as long as their are people. This isn’t the first conflict. It wont be the last.

  255. LOL< Russia is sounding like NK, all bark and no bite . Moscow would be crystalized the second they send off one nuke. glad to see they care about their own citizens and waste money for something they will never use without ending their own lives. If they were Muslim Id say we should care, but they are wanna bees, Russia is a joke. they live so poorly its actually sad.

  256. The “little green men” and so were in the Crimea, to remind Russian naval base leased from Ukraine and there were Marines and the Army. According to the agreement, Russia had the right to have in Crimea to 20,000 soldiers.

  257. “it’s allied nation could careless”? They participated, What are you talking about. The coalition forces are still participating, we all trying to jump start the real NWO. But God has chosen Russia and china to take us all to the end of the worlds book closing ,, Its simple geometry .. But foresight was King in the minds of man and they could not see past their noses ,

  258. US and it’s allies invades other countries illegally, Destroy their infrastructures, Cause deaths of millions, Take out the legal government which throws country into even more chaos.—Brain-dead Americans and it’s allies who live their peaceful lives could careless.

    Russia is asked to help by the country’s legitimate ruler to stop that country falling into even more chaos–Everyone loses their minds.

  259. He also repeatedly said that there were no Russian troops in Crimea when they first experienced the little green men invasion last year.

  260. How stupid AEE you? Those two nations are very unstable. If Russia gives those nations nukes to deploy, and they use them against the U.S., Russia will be held responsible (I.e. attacked themselves).

  261. Am i the only one find it funny that when US was invading and destroying country after country, Killing millions of people around the world, People living in US and it’s allied nation could careless.

    While, When they are the one’s to get hit back, Everyone loses their minds.

  262. In Russia, Moscow only covered a strategic missile defense system, the rest of the city are without such protection. Therefore, Russia is clearly not going to attack first. The United States on the contrary knowing that Russia and so vulnerable to Trident and Minuteman, seeks to create a missile defense system to devalue Russia’s nuclear potential and thus take full advantage. The United States could launch a nuclear strike and did not get a response from Russia.

  263. Russia ain’t even RED anymo and they front like dis? Whats the “new Cold War” even about then? Putin is trippin. Some peeps need to get capped before they start something cray.

  264. USSR did have the choice to nuke Afghanistan into oblivion back then but they didn’t.Even though it would have been a smart choice cause it would have scared everyone from the people fighting for freedom in USSR to US.

  265. North Korea might have nukes but they don’t have the missile system necessary to get past US defense shields.Neither they have the quantity.

  266. North Korea already supposedly has nukes, and Iran would only embolden American’s, but when has Putin ever cared what anyone thinks.

  267. B/W i never understood why Iran wanted to develop nukes while losing billions due to sanctions.Just give those billions to Russia and let them protect you with their nukes.

  268. This is simply an attempt to maintain nuclear parity with the United States, because of the creation of missile defense, the balance of power shifted toward the United States, Russia can not allow this to happen, and developing ways to overcome missile defense system (the development of its own missile defense system is more expensive than a means to overcome, and Russia does not currently extra money for it) .

  269. And you ignore that Russia is talking about ‘offensive’ weapons, while the US is talking ‘defensive’ weapons, which are for defense, not offense!
    The Russian government lied last year that defensive weapons could be used offensively which they can’t!
    Offensive weapons are aggressive, defensive are not, Roger!

  270. The author downplays the fact that Russia was forced into this move by the decision of the US to build anti-missile bases right on the Russian border. Until we threatened them again, they had no interest in wasting money on new nuclear arms.

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