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Washington Puts Nuclear War With Russia on the Table: “Time to Pay Attention”

Thursday, October 13, 2016 13:05
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This article was written by Claire Bernish and originally published at The Free Thought Project.

Editor’s Comment: This means, of course, that world affairs are now flirting with and hinging upon WWIII. That much everyone understands; the gravity has been pointed out and often played up for effect. But the the simple summation of world war fails to convey the methodical and cynical workings of an empire that has used crisis to bring us to this point, in order to complete a scheme for world order that was hatched decades ago.

The U.S. population was lied to about the source of, and identity of terrorism, and goaded on with ridiculous levels of fear and propaganda. In the shadows of that, America went to war. For what? To bring justice to the perpetrators of 9/11? Hardly. Just lies to build upon lies. Regime change in Iraq opened up a vacuum – that was known consequence, and it was a crisis to build upon. Rather than wiping the slate clean of known terror cells in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the U.S. and many Western and Middle East allies deliberately fueled it, along with a Sunni-Shia civil war – though the American population knows little to nothing of this rationale and these factors. In part on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s pro-Sunni slant, and in part on behalf Israel’s bizarre desire to have extremist Muslim neighbors rather than moderate ones, this alliance has brought ISIS to life. The usual suspects funded, armed, trained and unleashed ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State. Balancing chaos is a delicate act; really it is one with known and almost certain blowback. Messy. Not a good practice.

But ultimately – against all logic and any remaining conventional wisdom, this daredevil act has dared a greater gamble, to draw in competitors to U.S.-directed world order, and force conflict between ever greater opponents… what starts with Syria and Assad (and ostensibly the intent to ‘destroy ISIS’) leads directly to Iran, Russia and perhaps even China. Russia has clearly built up its forces accordingly, and Putin is their huckleberry. NATO and the Ukraine could draw everyone in from the European side as well. Pure madness.

When we talk about being on the brink of WWIII, we are talking about a psychopathic and insane cult that has hijacked U.S., Western and Middle East interests, thrown out all sanity and civility, and provoked destruction repeatedly until all the stops have been pulled, and nothing remains but that which is in the path of war, and the aftermath of remapping, rebuilding and a new world order. The only sense of victory will be out of the ashes, not from ceasefire and military success. For that, our sons and daughters, and our best and brightest will fight and die. For another lie, perhaps the biggest lie yet, millions will die. May God help us all…

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Time to Pay Attention — In the Last 48 Hours, Humanity Just Moved to the Brink of World War

by Claire Bernish

Months of disquieting and needless escalation between the United States and Russia over Syria and the Asia-Pacific theater has quickened feverishly to near outright hostility over the past 48 hours, and — considering semantics from both ends suggestive of antebellum blame-casting — it’s past time to pay attention.

Indeed, though a few analysts still dismissively liken the tensions to so much blustery rhetoric, a growing number contend obstinate U.S. posturing about Russian aggression hasn’t been taken so lightly by President Vladimir Putin and his rapidly amassing allies.

Additionally, it now seems the U.S. has backed its incessant finger-pointing with the subtle language necessary to undertake what could best, if ironically, be termed a ‘defensive first strike.’

While full-scale nuclear war might indeed be an outside possibility at this early date, the specter of full military engagement is quickly materializing on several fronts. To understand how we arrived so near this precipice, a series of events and statements over the previous month should be considered contextually with those of the last two days.

After officially accusing the Russian government on Friday of attempting to influence the presidential election by hacking into and leaking documents from the Democratic National Committee servers — which, despite fast efforts to save face, undoubtedly tarnished the reputations of party members and nominee Hillary Clinton — President Obama offered an alarming statement Tuesday giving that accusation sharp teeth.

“There are a range of responses that are available to the president and he will consider a response that is proportional,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest, quoted by Reuters, told media aboard Air Force One. “It is certainly possible that the president can choose response options that we never announce.”

Speculation on an unnamed option largely centered around some form of cyber response, given the original accusation of hacking — however, it must be noted, two years ago the Obama administration deemed hacking an act of cyberterrorism and an utmost security priority — ‘terrorism’ being of critical relevance given the ongoing war against it.

Notably, U.S. officials have previously asserted cyber attacks, in some cases, could elicit a military response.

Without unassailable proof the Russian government hacked the DNC, any putative ‘response’ by the U.S. — proportional or not, cyber-oriented or not — would inherently be an aggressive first strike. Given the dispute over definitive evidence tracing the hack to Russia, any follow-through could conceivably be considered an act of war and/or terrorism.

As such, an actual response of any nature has been posited unlikely — however, in consideration of last week’s belligerent remarks by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, downplaying the potential for a response could be foolhardy.

“The strategic resolve of our nation, the United States, is being challenged and our alliances tested in ways that we haven’t faced in many, many decades,” Milley told attendees of an annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

“I want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm … the United States military — despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational] tempo, despite everything we have been doing — we will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make no mistake about that.”

Milley went on to note Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran have “revised their own doctrines” and “are rapidly modernizing their military today to avoid our strengths in hopes of defeating us at some point in the future.”

Quoting an unnamed senior Russian official, Milley advised “Russia can now fight a conventional war in Europe and win.”

Whether or not Russian military would wind up fighting in Europe could be an entirely moot issue, as NATO has been amassing thousands of troops in Eastern Europe under the premise of protecting nervous nations from possible invasion. That assemblage of troops has been cited by Russia as posing an aggressive nuclear threat  — which officials from the U.S. and its allies have laughed off as absurd.

“Across the Atlantic, we’re refreshing NATO’s nuclear playbook — to better integrate conventional and nuclear deterrence, to ensure we plan and train like we’d fight, and to deter Russia from thinking it can benefit from nuclear use in a conflict with NATO,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter stated September 29.

Russian Foreign Ministry officials responded by reiterating the perception of American aggression, as quoted by the Washington Post, “Carter’s statement means that if Russia comes under attack from U.S. allies, the Americans will be ready to back it and threaten to use their nuclear weapons against us. We would like to think that Washington understands the meaning of such statements and their possible consequences for international security and stability.”

On Tuesday, a startlingly broad ‘recommendation’ published in Znak, Russian state officials and government workers were advised to immediately pull family members from study abroad programs — or any other endeavors — in Europe to return to the motherland. Translated by Zero Hedge and cited by Znak, political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky — albeit noting the controversy of the recommendation — said, in part, “this is all part of a package of measures to prepare the elites for some ‘big war’ even if it is rather conditional …”

Also on Tuesday, Putin abruptly canceled a planned trip to Paris over the unraveling situation in Syria.

Russia also issued two altogether unambiguous admonitions last Thursday, stating continued U.S. endeavors in Syria could lead to all-out war.

“I would like to caution Washington’s colleagues to carefully consider the possible consequences of such plans,” said Russian Major General Igor Konashenkov in a statement, adding, “I remind U.S. strategists that air cover for the Russian military bases in Tartus and Hmeymim includes S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, the range of which may come as a surprise to any unidentified flying objects.”

Observers rightly focused on the latter portion of the previous statement as a warning to the United States that Russia would not hesitate to strike first, ask no questions later — since it would be justified in defending ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops in a sovereign nation by request.

However, the second warning — after the U.S. bombing of Assad’s troops in mid-September flared contention — constitutes, in actuality, the greater portent.

Konashenkov, as Underground Reporter noted, “made clear Russia has a number of servicemen and aid workers in several communities in Aleppo, and that ‘any strikes on territories controlled by the Syrian government will create a clear threat’ to Russian citizens.”

Dropping all pretenses, he added, “I am warning anyone, that after the U.S.-led coalition jets bombed positions of the Syrian government forces on September 17 in Deir ez-Zor, we will take all necessary measures to prevent other American ‘mistakes’ against the Russian military or other military facilities in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.”

China, which had originally intimated support for Russia over the U.S. quest to oust Assad, has fomented its alliance in recent days. According to one analyst, there “is no question that there is correlation, coherence and coordination between Russia and China on the Syrian issue.”

Russia has similarly indicated it would back China over the intricate territorial dispute in the South and East China Seas, particularly in defense against meddling by the United States and its ally South Korea — who will shortly deploy the U.S.’ Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) amid contention from both rival nations, as well as its citizenry.

Although THAAD ostensibly could only be deployed in a defensive capacity, China and Russia criticize its proximity to the Chinese border as an act of direct aggression. On Tuesday the two nations announced plans to hold their second joint anti-missiles drill in 2017. According to a nationalist outlet cited by Reuters, Chinese Major Gen. Cai Jun stated,

The United States’ blind development of anti-missile systems that exceed demand and its search for absolute unilateral military superiority inevitably damage global strategic equilibrium and gravely harm major powers’ strategic trust.

* * *

One article could not do justice to the multi-fronted, labyrinthine conflict as it now stands, but with the current situation described by some as more dangerous than even the Cuban Missile Crisis — which nearly drew the U.S. into the first nuclear war — it would perhaps be advisable to focus on swiftly-unfolding international news rather than exhaustively debating lesser-evilism.

As former Soviet Union leader and Nobel Prize-winner Mikhail Gorbachev cautioned Monday,

I think the world has reached a dangerous point.

This article was written by Claire Bernish and originally published at The Free Thought Project.

This article has been contributed by SHTF Plan. Visit www.SHTFplan.com for alternative news, commentary and preparedness info.

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  • Boo

    Well with US Generals in our ranks who say, “I think the Russians did it” good enough to pursue a declaration of war against Russia…. what’s left but for the fat lady to sing? Anyone in this day and age throwing their hat in with any dialogue that includes war with Russia lost their way long ago. I guess the only consolation to this is that even they will have to taste reality when they are wiped from the map along with the rest of us.

    • Every one really knows America is the worst country on the planet. America is the Bully that thinks it has a lot of friends when in Reality everyone is waiting to gang up and destroy the bully together. You had a good run while it lasted.

  • Breaking Events gonna extremely hot !!
    Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” come to Syria with maximum payload !!
    First Blood with NATO jetfighters will be in Mediterranean Sea near the cost of Syria.
    I bet at begining of 3rd week of October or start of November !!
    STAY TUNNED !!

    Source: RUNET

    Obama Decide Military Strikes on Syria, Tomorrow (Friday) – Obama Will not consult Congress – Fire at will
    https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/2237

    • Super station was wrong yesterday about the sounds of explosions going off in the USA and Russia sent a ship to Syria weeks ago but i forgot it name and yesterday Iran sent two ships to defend Yemen

      Today Obummer as cheif puppet will be having a meeting about what options they have to provoke war so they can protect there ISIS terrorists in Syria and another 10,000 terrorists are en-route to Syria from Iraq

      The UK told Boris Jonson to shut his gob and we won’t be attacking Syria anythime soon for our american partners so for now it does look like game is on

  • Almost time to lock the gate.

    • And open the FEMA one’s?

  • PEOPLE WE ARE ALL IN TIME FRAME WINDOW !!

    WHO WANNA LEAVE – MAKE IT QUICK AND DEEP IN COUNTRYSIDE, MOUNTAINS, SVAMPS ETC.

    99.9% JEWISH ILLUMINATI CABAL WALL STREET BANKSTER AND OBAMA AS THEIR PAWN WILL TRIGGER TOMORROW DIRECT MILLITARY STRIKES AGAINS RUSSIAN ANS SYRIAN AIRFORCES AND GROUND FORCES TO PROTECT ISIS AND OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS AGAINST RUSSIAN REVENGE !! ASLO MORE THAN 90% PROBABILITY DIRECT NUCLEAR ATTACK ON ALL RUSIAN CITIES AND BIG TOWNS. ASLO WORTH FOR ATTACKING CHINA. BUT COUNT ON COUNTER STRIKE.

    1. RUSSIAN NAVY COMES TO END GAME. RUSSIAN ATTACK SUBMAINES ARE AT POSITIONS AROUND USA ABD WAIT FOR STARTING SIGNAL. SAME USA SUBMARINES ARE ARROUND THE RUSSIA AND CHINA AND WAIT STARTING SIGNAL. SO THIS IS REAL NON-WINING GAME FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.

    2.AFTER ICBM MISSILE LAUNCH YOU HAVE NOT MORE THAN 15 MINUTES TIME FRAME TO DO SOMETHING !! SO WHO WANNA LEAVE – MAKE IT NOW AND TAKE YOUR KIDS, FAMILY , WEAPONS AND FOOD RESERVE FOR MINIMUM FOR 10 DAYS IN WILDERNESS !!

    3. AFTER 1ST NUKE EXPLODE EVERY SIGNAL OF COMMUNICATION STOP FOR NEXT 3 DAYS AND IN DIAMETER 100 KM (70 MILES) FROM THE CENTER OF EXPLOSION EVERYTHING WILL BE TRANSFORMED TO ASHED.

    4. RUSSIA TURN OF “DEATH HAND REVENGE” SYSTEM FULL OPERATIVE. IT MEANS AFTER FIRST AMERICAN´S NUKES START EXPLODING AT RUSSIAN LAND “DEATH HAND REVENGE” COMPUTERS TAKE GAME IN THEI @HANDS@ ACCORDING TO MORE THAN 2000 VARIABLE ANALISING LIKE EARTHQUAKES MAGNITUDE, DENSITY, FREQUECNY OF UNDERGROUND SHOCKS, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, MANY RADIATION VARIABLE, LAND SHIFTING VARIABLE, AIR PREASSURE, AIR CONCENTARTION VARIABLE, SPECTRUM VARIABLE, SOUND VARIABLE, MANY OPTICAL VARIABLES, MANY SATELLITE VARIABLES AND MUCH MORE START DEVASTATING COUNTER STRIKE AND GAME OVER FOR HUMANKIND. ONLY CHANCE VERY LITTLE IS IN DEEP WILDERNESS.

    5. iN MY OPPINION OBAMA TOMORROW TRIGGER WORLD WAR 3 SOON AFTER FIRST USA AND NATO ATTACK AGAINST RUSSIAN AND SYRIAN ARMY !!

    THAT IS !! TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT !!

    PS: I WISH I AM VERY WRONG AT 100% BUT I THINK I AM NOT . SO GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!

    • DA. China will come from behind and have American destroyers surrounded. Plus I think Russia has more Submarines even without China’s Submarines helping.

    • b4

      a little secret info–usa has jamming equipment when aim at nuke war head it just falls to earth without exploding –the russkies do to but not nearly as powerful as usa–usa can jam ships ,aircraft–anything– so they will resort good old fashion bullets,cannons –have fun….

      • Phd

        Oh! Fek !

        Another American War Hero ~ holding onto his Winky while dreaming the ultimate wet dream….

        • In the land of the blind,the one eyed man is king.

  • Two Queen’s each? IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING. :twisted:

  • It does look like its going to happen, and probably soon.

    • According to the Simpsons, Sunday 6th November.
      And they knew 21st September 1997.

  • The only chance America has of winning is to introduce the No longer secret TR3B RANGE. there were 6 different models a month ago. There is even one with the ironic name of the TR sports model. With a name like that it has to be American made !

  • The homosexual in chief has purged the patriotic military leaders the past 8 years and has installed
    neocon queers like himself to finish off America. This is what he was installed to do . Neither this
    piece of gay filth nor the congress represent a single one of you. They are fulfilling the agenda
    as good puppets do as the Rothschilds/Soros dictate. You will die and your families will die one way
    or another and it will be democide. These crazed neocon men and women”Hillary, Rice, etc.) need
    you dead because you produce nothing for them and as Hillary has pointed out it is actually funny to
    watch people die.

  • they must not remember the treaties put into effect after ww2 when they were banned, their agenda must be something else something staged by elite for propaganda and a distraction for people that cant think for themselves without being told how to think and behave and politically correct :???: :arrow:

  • https://youtu.be/-Iyj6UPCChA
    Confessions of NWO Jewish Zionists – Mar 21, 2013
    About 10 min in, former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says “We might start WW III just like that”. (reported in New Statesman June 25 1982)

  • http://www.tldm.org/Directives/d58.htm

    #58 – THE GREAT WW III CHASTISEMENT (PART 2)
    SYRIA
    “Syria has the key to the solution of world peace or the Third World War.” – Our Lady, May 30, 1981

    • Phd

      Problem is destiny ~ AND A THIRD OF THE EARTH WILL BE DESTROYD, MEN WILL SEEK DEATH AND NOT FIND IT…. ETC.ETC.ETC

  • Here is something that I learned the other day. One consequence of the IRAQ WAR was a huge pipeline that was built from Mosul to Haifa in Israel. The Kurds were put in control in the area with the agreement they would sell oil very cheaply to Israel who could use it or export. Overall it reduced the energy cost of Israel oil by 20%.

    Now we have the same group in Israel Genie energy who Kerry in past had invested over a $1 million dollars wanting to build gas and oil pipelines through Syria to become the energy supplier of Europe.

    The American taxpayers financed both operations. Though I am glad for the Israeli citizens that at least they derived some benefit from IRAQ war, I do not agree with American taxpayer financing this.

    The US should not finance a new oil pipeline in Syria by clearing out Syria citizens via proxy army called ISIS. Look up the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas reserves in the Med.

    And also the American tax payers should not finance the take over of the Syrian Central Bank and its gold. Only the private bankers benefit…not the American tax payers.

    Let us wake up American taxpayers and pick our battles carefully and only those that support our true interests, not the interests of others.

  • We are there! So what happened to the story about troops in syria being told tactical nukes may be used, and that command in the U.S. Have been told a 1 for 1 exchange of nuclear warheads may take place?

  • There is no good reason to start a nuclear war…none period. It is insane.

  • Well if americans want to risk nuclear war with Russia to protect “Moderate Rebels” come ISIS Terrorists and don’t have the balls to stand up to there government just like happened over 9/11 then someone is going stand up to them for you but you might not like the cost because it will be your life.

    The USA does not have a mandate from the UN or the Government to be attacking Syria and Russia will make sure the yanks respect international borders in the middel east when they are 5,000 miles from home so if the action of the american rouge government does not concern americans then they have made their own beds.

  • I dont expect the USA or Russia to go to war against each others countries over tribal Muslims that hate each other.

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