The Russian Bear Is Back, The Soviet Union Is Being Revived And The Cold War Is Not Over
If you think that the United States — "the only superpower" in the world, then you really need to read this article to the end. Most Americans have little or no idea about what is happening in the world and in what direction is the global shift of forces. For example, can you name the country that is the largest producer of oil in the world's largest oil exporter, is the world's largest exporter of natural gas, and also has the second power of the armed forces around the world? If you need a hint, it is not Saudi Arabia, not China and not the U.S.. The correct answer — Russia. Russian Bear back for real. Did you know that Russia is rapidly becoming one of the major exporters of oil to the U.S.? Russia has vast natural resources, a very small public debt (less than 10% of GDP) and a rapidly developing economy in the last decade. Russia is flexing its muscles in many areas. For example, many point out that the "Eurasian economic union", which collects Russia, a major step towards the revival of the Soviet Union. Russia is also rapidly modernizing armed forces and developed a very powerful new weapons systems. Most Americans believe that the Cold War is over and that Russia — a toothless bear that no longer represents a threat. It is difficult to find words that describe the inaccuracy of this assessment.
The day before yesterday during the debate of the presidential candidates from the Republican Party almost nothing was said about Russia. The impression that the second largest in the world superpowers do not exist. This debate showed once again how bizarre our foreign policy has become. As you will see from the written below, if on this planet there is one country that can inflict military defeat of the United States, it is Russia.
And if you think that Russia has become our friend, something is seriously deceived. The Cold War has not ended. And in fact the activity of Russian spies in the United States and other Western countries is now at least on the same level as during the Cold War.
And tensions between the U.S. and Russia is growing on many fronts. For example, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will deploy new nuclear missiles that will target U.S. missile defense sites, if the U.S. continues its plans to deploy a missile defense shield in Europe. The following message appeared on Yahoo News …
Medvedev warned that Russia will deploy short-range missiles Iskander in the Kaliningrad region, which borders Poland, as well as to place weapons in other areas in the west and the south of Russia aimed at U.S. missile defense sites.
Medvedev added that prospective Russian strategic nuclear missiles will be fitted with systems that would allow them to pass through the defense system being built.
In addition to this, we begin to see how collapse concluded between Russia and the U.S. agreed. For example, the State Department announced that the U.S. would no longer comply with the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. Russia has ceased to comply with the terms of the treaty in 2007.
The world is changing, and the American people it is time to wake up.
While the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars chasing the Afghan shepherds, Russia is preparing for nuclear war with the United States.
You know that Russia is spending huge amounts of money for the construction of a vast system of underground bunkers and shelters?
In Moscow alone, 5000 new construction "shelters." The aim is to build enough shelters for almost the entire population of Moscow, and according to the plan they should all be finished by the end of 2012. When the construction is over, almost every resident of Moscow will be able to get to the nearest bomb shelter for a few minutes. You can see photos of this building here (right here).
And what does the U.S. government, to prepare us for this?
Instead, the Obama administration of all the forces trying to disarm America.
In a previous article I described what to do with the U.S. nuclear arsenal START Treaty …
The agreement provides for the placement of each of the parties to 1550 strategic nuclear warheads. For the U.S., this means a reduction in the arsenal of about 90% compared with approximately 31,255 strategic warheads that existed in 1967. The treaty also limits the number of set ballistic missiles or nuclear bombers to 700 units.
In the same article, I argued that this agreement effectively gives Russia a significant advantage in nuclear weapons, because it deals with its overwhelming superiority in tactical nuclear weapons …
The agreement ignores serious imbalance in tactical nuclear weapons. Today the number of tactical nuclear charges in Russia is estimated at 10,000 units, while the United States there are only a few hundred. These tactical nuclear warheads can be delivered by cruise missiles, long-barreled artillery or aircraft. The agreement does not change their number. This put the U.S. at a considerable disadvantage to Russia.
Over the past few years, Russia has also quietly actively modernized and updated its strategic nuclear forces. USA did this. U.S. officials still believe that our country has a technological edge in this area, but all agree that the gap is closing quickly.
In recent years, Russia has also developed submarines that are too "quiet" so that we can detect them, and ballistic missiles that can penetrate our missile defense.
While the U.S. is committed strategic errors, such as helping al-Qaeda to seize Libya, Russia develops new deadly weapons. Here are just a couple of examples …
* In 2010, Russia introduced its new submarines of the "fourth generation", which obviously are much less noisy than any of the currently existing.
* More recently, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of the new fifth-generation fighter, and said that he is far superior to the American F-22 Raptor.
But most Americans do not know about it.
While the U.S. entangled in debt, Russia is thriving.
According to the magazine Forbes, Moscow ranked third in the list of most expensive cities to live. CNN article claims that Moscow is the fourth most expensive city in the world. In fact, life in Moscow is more expensive than in any American city.
Now there were also concerns that Russia is trying to re-create the Soviet Union.
This fact is not sufficiently addressed in the American media, but recently announced the first members of the "Eurasian Union." They were Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, while it was announced that it is open to all countries of the former Soviet Union
Next news agency was transferred to AFP …
On Friday, the three former Soviet states came to an agreement on the first steps to create a Eurasian economic union. This project was supported by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to bind closer the former USSR.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Kazakhstan and Belarus counterparts must sign a declaration on further economic integration at the summit, the Kremlin said in a statement.
"The Declaration provides the ultimate aim (of economic integration) the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union," — said in a statement.
So why is the American press did not write about it?
When Ronald Reagan was president, Russia was the main point of foreign policy. But today no one wants to even talk about Russia.
Everyone in America desperately want to believe that the Cold War is over.
Everyone in America desperately want to believe that Russia is no longer a threat.
But the truth is that now Russia is much stronger economically, politically and militarily than the Soviet Union.
And a large part of the Russian populatio
n appeared more prone to nostalgia for all things Soviet. Many Russians regret that the Soviet Union collapsed. Below is a brief excerpt from a recent news release from Australia (a) …
Michael Black, professor of the Moscow Institute of Sociology, said that the permanent memory of a lost country clearly have an impact on the Russians:
"The amazing thing is that nostalgia for the Soviet past and present among young people who did not live in the Soviet times and was never part of Soviet history." New vending machines in the style of Soviet-era statues of Lenin to the central squares and the ubiquitous hammer and sickle — a reminder of the past glory of the Soviet Union are everywhere, and for many in the new Russia is the past is too good to forget it. "
If the United States continues to underestimate Russia, it would be a great mistake.
The Cold War has not ended. Everyone who follows the opposite, just do not know what they were saying. Senior political and military leaders of Russia does not see us as a friend.
If Russia had ever been able to put a successful first strike and destroy most of the remaining warheads at us (do not forget, we have less than 10% of what we once had), it is quite possible that Russia could erase the U.S. in a future war — especially if by then she would have been an ally of China.
Most Americans believe that this will never happen, but the supreme military leaders of Russia and China's long hours working on just such a scenario.
It is sad that during the election season is very little to be said about Russia. Instead, everyone will be fixated on the "massive threat" posed by the shepherds goats running around in the mountains of Afghanistan.
The blind leading the blind, and in the meantime the world is changing rapidly.
Russian Bear is back, and Russia will play a huge role in world events in the coming years.