Friday, May 12, 2017

Are You Ready to Die? Paul Craig Roberts

I've been sending this to loads of British journalists and some politicians. Pretty worrying. A secret cabal, mainly the neoconservatives, in Washington are crazy.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/05/11/are-you-ready-to-die/

On April 26—16 days ago—Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, stated at the Moscow International Security Conference that the Operations Command of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington is preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia.

The Times-Gazett in Ashland, Ohio, was the only US print media that a Google search could turn up that reported this most alarming of all announcements. A Google search turned up no reports on US TV, and none on Canadian, Australian, European, or any other media except RT and Internet sites.

I have been unable to find any report that any US Senator or Representative or any European, Canadian, or Australian politician has raised a voice of concern.

No one in Washington got on the telephone to tell Putin that this was all a mistake, that the US was not preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia, or ask Putin how this serious situation could be defused
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Americans do not even know about it, except for my readers.

Surely not even insouciant Americans are so stupid as to think that Russia and China will just sit there and wait for Washington’s nuclear attack.

I lived through every stage of the Cold War. I participated in it. Never in my life have I experienced the situation where two nuclear powers were convinced that the third was going to surprise them with a nuclear attack.

Such a government as Washington is evil beyond all measure, as are the media whores and European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states that serve Washington at the expense of their own citizens.

Despite all their efforts to believe otherwise, the Russian and Chinese leaderships have finally arrived, belatedly, at the realization that Washington is evil to the core and is the agent of Satan.
For Russia and China, the Satanic Evil that rules in the West has reduced the choice for Russia and China to them or us.

12 comments:

Noah Way said...

The cure for global warming.

Regional Nuclear War Would Still Wreak Global Climate Havoc, Says Study

The paper notes that a hypothetical exchange of a hundred 15-kiloton warheads between India and Pakistan could cause firestorms whose soot would eventually spew as high as 80 km into earth's atmospheric mesosphere, near the edge of space. An estimated 5 Teragrams of this black carbon would both absorb and block sunlight; heating the stratosphere, while at least temporarily destroying much of earth’s protective ozone layer.

A follow-on increase in summertime ultraviolet (UV) surface radiation of as much as 80 percent would be “off the charts” says Michael Mills, an atmospheric scientist at NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, Colorado, and the study’s lead author. Mills notes that just one such 15-kiloton weapon would represent about the same kilo-tonnage as “Little Boy,” the American atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

As a result of such a UV increase, Mills says those susceptible to sunburn after only a little more than an hour in a midday summer sun, would burn in about half the time. And more importantly, such large amounts of ultraviolet radiation would destroy both land- and sea-based ecosystems, as well as agricultural food crops, potentially leading to global nuclear famine.

At the same time, largely due to such soot blocking incoming solar insolation, Earth’s mean global surface temperature would be expected to cool by 1.5 degrees Celsius (about 2.7 degrees F); its lowest in more than 1,000 years.

Mills says soot from such a regional exchange today would also reduce global precipitation, creating a plethora of wildfires, particularly in regions like the Amazon.

Meanwhile, cooler surface temperatures would mean an expansion of sea ice at both polar regions; which, in turn, would increase Earth’s albedo, or surface reflectance. This would only exacerbate the problem of a cooling earth surface, since sea ice acts to reflect incoming sunlight back into space, only cooling the planet further.

The team concluded that within just a few years after such an event, Arctic sea ice would increase by as much as 25 percent ; while Antarctic sea ice would more than double.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2014/03/08/regional-nuclear-war-would-still-wreak-global-climate-havoc-says-study/#59d8bd9e6aa4

blissex said...

«I lived through every stage of the Cold War. I participated in it. Never in my life have I experienced the situation where two nuclear powers were convinced that the third was going to surprise them with a nuclear attack.»

Except of course for the Turkish Missile Crisis, after the USA had surrounded the european part of the USSR with first-strike missiles with a few minutes of flight time to Moscow, several of them installed on the USSR border with Turkey, and ready to launch, apparently without informing the President, JF Kennedy.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2012/10/05/author-recounts-world-on-the-brink-of-war-in-my-turkish-missile-crisis/
http://overcoatbooks.com/books/my-turkish-missle-crisis-a-memoir-from-the-front-line-of-1962/
https://events.d.umn.edu/Alworth-Reading---My-Turkish-Missile-Crisis-A-Memoir-from-the-Frontline-of-.htm

«In October 1962, Air Force Lieutenant Joseph Maiolo, having been assigned to a six-months' nuclear-weapons maintenance training course two years before, arrived for duty at Cigli Air Base in western Turkey during the first days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was immediately informed that he would be in charge of the nuclear warheads for fifteen Jupiter missiles located 150 miles of the Russian border.»

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/the-real-cuban-missile-crisis/309190/
«The Jupiter missiles were an exceptionally vexing component of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Because they sat aboveground, were immobile, and required a long time to prepare for launch, they were extremely vulnerable. Of no value as a deterrent, they appeared to be weapons meant for a disarming first strike—and thus greatly undermined deterrence, because they encouraged a preemptive Soviet strike against them. The Jupiters’ destabilizing effect was widely recognized among defense experts within and outside the U.S. government and even by congressional leaders. For instance, Senator Albert Gore Sr., an ally of the administration, told Secretary of State Dean Rusk that they were a “provocation” in a closed session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February 1961 (more than a year and a half before the missile crisis), adding, “I wonder what our attitude would be” if the Soviets deployed nuclear-armed missiles to Cuba. Senator Claiborne Pell raised an identical argument in a memo passed on to Kennedy in May 1961.
Given America’s powerful nuclear superiority, as well as the deployment of the Jupiter missiles, Moscow suspected that Washington viewed a nuclear first strike as an attractive option. They were right to be suspicious. The archives reveal that in fact the Kennedy administration had strongly considered this option during the Berlin crisis in 1961.»

Bob said...

I expect an arms race, not Russia or China launching a first strike and ending civilization in the process. Washington on the other hand...

Bob said...

Trump said the phone call to Putin went well, so no worries ;)

Bob said...

To answer the question: I am.

Kaivey said...

And me.


I read the Guardian and everyday it is Russia or Putin bashing. The recent one is about gays treated badly in the Muslim Chechnya. Three gays have been killed, apparently, and others beaten. Yes, its bad, but it isn't worth WW3 over. And why do they just pick on Russia, Saudi Arabia, and many other African countries are worse. 70 years ago Allen Turin killed himself because of persecution for being gay. Russia has some catching up to do. Yes, by all means campaign, but there is something sinister going on here with all this Russia bashing.

Two days back the Guardian had an article about Pussy Riot, because of the problems they had in Russia. But they had an orgy in public in a museum, and in another incident a woman masturbated with a dead chicken in a supermarket, and in front of children. No charges are brought. But Russia is a very religious country and when they went wild in a church they got arrested. Putin asked for leniency, but it was down to the courts to decide.

To me it's all war propaganda, to get a war going. But everyone at the Guardian will be dead If it happens.

I sent the above article to lots of Guardian journalists.

DAB said...

All of a sudden I'm seeing more of these "Kaivey" type articles popping up.

Kaivey said...

Kevin.

Noah Way said...

Russia won't play "arms race", they did it once and it bankrupted their country (indirect economic attrition - it bankrupted the US, too). Asymmetrical warfare rules. Why build a navy when a handful of hypersonic missiles will kill a carrier fleet?

What they will do is quietly form global alliances with the downtrodden (pretty much the rest of the world except for the oil shiekdoms, Brits, Japanese, ANZAC, and a few NATO KoolAid drinkers).

You're either with us or against us.

Kaivey said...

'(indirect economic attrition - it bankrupted the US, too).'

But the industrial-military complex made a packet of it.

Noah Way said...

The wealth of a few is made of the poverty of many.

The Rombach Report said...


Looks like WW3 is back in vogue. If so, the following Youtube clips of 1960s black & white cold war movies are required weekend viewing.

Fail Safe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNrR4u75Cw

Dr. Strangelove... https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dr.+strangelove+movie+Youtube&t=h_&ia=videos&iax=1&iai=snTaSJk0n_Y

The Bedford Incident... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA-rgKBq7Ss

On the Beach... https://duckduckgo.com/?q=on+the+beach+trailer+movie&t=h_&ia=videos&iax=1&iai=Awm50kJQeeI