Skip to comments.Russia Nuke Attack Drill As China Selects U.S. Targets
Posted on 11/02/2013 6:27:05 AM PDT by raptor22
Global Power: Moscow launches four ICBMs in a large-scale nuclear drill as Chinese state media, brandishing detailed maps, show how Beijing's nuclear submarines can attack U.S. cities. We press "reset," they press "launch."
In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red "reset button" to symbolize improved ties. The era of confrontation when American presidents demanded the tearing down of walls was over. From now on, we would make nice.
Fast-forward to 2012, when President Obama met with Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's then-president and now prime minister, at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
That was when Obama assured Medvedev he'd have more leeway after his re-election to weaken missile defense. This would help him achieve his dream of U.S. disarmament and bring about, as he expressed in Prague in 2009, "a world without nuclear weapons."
Apparently the Russians and the Chinese do not share that dream. On Wednesday, Russian strategic forces carried out a large-scale surprise military drill that included the test launch of two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and two submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
So while Russia expands and tests its offensive and defensive missile capabilities, President Obama lets our missile capabilities wither and caves to Russian demands to halt previously planned expansion.
To placate Moscow, Obama has already betrayed our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic by abandoning plans to deploy ground-based interceptors and missile defense in those countries.
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The map of Chinese targets was pretty interesting...west coast and northeast...toast. Why would you dispose of your ideological soulmates?
Because it’s the grain fields of the plains that you want.
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And a rifle behind every grain of wheat.
Likely primary targets of an attack: Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami
Largest concentration of liberal scum: Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami
That being said, don't do us any favors, thank you.
Once he's out of office and safely tucked away in his multi-million fortified retreat in Hawaii, the US will be nuked and taken over. The gay military will be powerless to do anything, and half of America will be so fat and lazy they won't care.
Obama will probably become the Commissar of North America after all the dust settles, operating out of the new capital in HI.
Yeah, saw that too. Spooky stuff huh? I guess with their subs, no place is “safe”.
T-Minus 10 and counting.....
It’s like Obama surrendered on the Coldwar that Reagan won.
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Practically speaking, Russia needed to fire missiles to make sure their missiles actually work. While missiles are “high tech”, they go through incredible stresses enroute, and seemingly insignificant problems can destroy them. The US used to test fire missiles at frequent intervals.
“Overkill”, having multiple missiles aimed at the same target, was not, as misunderstood, so as to be able to “over-destroy” their target, but was based on the idea that most missiles would never reach their target.
There are losses just getting out of the silo. Losses just after leaving the silo. Inertial losses where in the initial boost it goes off course or starts to twirl. Losses at the second stage. Finally, at altitude, there is some peace and quiet right about when missile defenses engage. Then, losses in the descent, with lots of air friction. Then there is missing the target, and finally, the bomb doesn’t explode properly because *it* is flawed, or perhaps damaged by vibration and heat.
Even for very good quality US missiles, overkill is very high.
As far as the Chinese, they are more of a concern, in that to successfully conquer Taiwan, they need to severely cripple the US Pacific fleet. The way to do this is less to attack the fleet itself, than to attack the only two deep water ports capable of repair, refueling, and rearming them. This means Bremerton, Washington and San Diego.
While in addition, they have published white papers from their strategists that unconventional attacks to other parts of the US would be needed as well, so that the US was both distracted and unable to respond before China had landed huge numbers of soldiers on Taiwan, and intermingled them with the Taiwanese, then declare that any future acts by the US Navy amount to unprovoked aggression against China, since the US has technically agreed to the reunification of the two.
However, this does mean that the attacks on the two ports have to be done in such a way that China can claim “plausible deniability.”
Of course, the flip side of this coin is called the Office of Naval Research (ONR). A truly amazing military research and development organization, it is their job to design naval weapons 50 or 100 years in the future as well as for right now.
So the brilliant Cold War scheme of using ballistic missile submarines may have some flaws, like the USN releasing The Kraken, Monster X, and Cthulhu to eat their submarines before they can launch, as it were. Or a reasonable high explosive facsimile thereof.
Quiz. Q #1: Which American “Rock Star” President gave the chicoms the ICBM guidance technology that gave them a 20 plus leap ahead in the accurate targeting of the United States?
Hint: Wife was Sec. of State made famous by uttering “What difference does it make”.
You made my day!
Cthulhu. Great one.
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