Today, a shocked Washington Times reported that Russia had increased their nukes under the START treaty and now has more nukes than the U.S. – But why do they appear shocked. We knew this was coming…
In the early days of this blog I had taken the time to address the new START treaty that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had put together in a desperate attempt to “Reset” relations with Russia. Before news agencies confirmed my allegations that the new START treaty allowed for an increase in Russia nukes I took to the blog to confidently relay the message myself. The details are available here from May 2011
“New START treaty allows for increase in Russian nuclear warheads”
I actually had to delay the post for nearly 48 hours because there was no verification for this claim. Luckily, I learned that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists would be releasing a hasty/emergency report on this situation. When they did, the report was cited to back up the claim.
Its interesting that certain publications are trying very hard to keep the PFC woManning story relevant and active. No one needed him, wikileaks, or any other leaks to draw this conclusion 3 years ago. So why is it mentioned in the Washington Times story. All of the data regarding Russian nukes (SECRET, Classified, U/FOUO, etc) was, and still is, easily accessible if you talk to the right people and read the right reports.
Another interesting tidbit is the “retaliatory” clause, which was cited in the original story, and is conveniently left out of every other story on the topic. This has far reaching implications that those in the intel and diplomacy circles have not ignored or forgot about. That clause nicely covers Iran and was done intentionally to stop any preemptive strike against Iran and their nuclear facilities by us or even Israel. It literally paved the way for Iran’s nuclear program by giving Russia 1) more nukes and 2) an agreement from us that says they can nuke us into dust if we arent nice to them and their allies (i.e. Iran)
Egypt’s current situation is no laughing matter. But its about to get worse thanks to the Russians. Today Real Clear Politics had a video that showed Vladimir Putin having trouble starting Europe’s “cheapest car”. It’s the Lada Granta. The Lada line includes the worst car in history, the Lada Riva. There are still a ton of these wretched cars in north Africa. As a matter of fact North Africa is where all failed auto models go. (future home of the Chevy Volt) But new developments give this story the potential to be hilarious.
First off, the Lada line is produced by AutoVAZ. They have a factory in Egypt which they rent from Suzuki. Last month AutoVAZ announced that it would expand in north Africa. From the release: “The expansion of the brand in foreign markets is likely to take place in both Egypt, where AutoVAZ is said to plan the expansion of the local facility and even building a new one near Jordan, and in South America”. Notice they say “the local facility” not “their” facility. That is owned by Suzuki.
Nothing but the best for Egypt
The Lada line of cars is so notoriously bad that it was featured multiple times on the UK tv show Top Gear; where it lost a race to a dog…seriously. Also named one top ten cars that should never have been built (Hysterical video below) The Muslim Brotherhood is rising in power in Egypt, and maybe an influx of more bad cars will cause them to focus on developing stronger forces in the Caucuses to fight Russia for this great injustice. After all, the rag-tag terrorists like Hunafa could use some help. They literally spend all day in the woods walking around with machine guns and Korans. (Go check their site, Im not kidding)
Top Gear Communist Cars (Must See-Hysterical)
Will the radicals seek to avenge the great injustice of having more shitty cars? Probably not. The North African car market is the equivalent of the “island of misfits toys” and they have been getting the worlds junk for, well, a long time. And they may be complacent. But if the jihadis decide to take up this cause then these are the jerks that will be doing the fighting.
Caucus Radical Losers
The video opens with a quote from the Koran taken from Surah 3 verse 140. “If ye have received a blow, the (disbelieving) people have received a blow the like thereof. (This refers to Badr) These are (only) the vicissitudes which We cause to follow one another for mankind, to the end that Allah may know those who believe and may choose witnesses (martyrs) from among you; and Allah loveth not wrong-doers” In italics are the footnotes from the Pickthall English translation; the only translation approved by Islamic scholars
When he is being buried (1:40) the verse cited is the Qu’ran verse surah 9:111 which I quote “Lo! Allah hath brought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden (Eden) will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay the and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him int the Torah and the Gospel and the Qu’ran. Who fulfilleth his covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.
Its like a cute little US.
Originally when the New START treaty was drafted critics said it would allow for Russia to increase the amount of nuclear warheads. These critics were labeled as fear-mongers. Now a report from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (May 2011) has confirmed these concerns. The report, authored by old school nuclear pros Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, draws some interesting conclusions. Kristensen and Norris are such heavy hitters in the nuclear field they should have atomic groupies. But more than likely they own Fleshlights. Click image for report; bullet points below
- Russia’s total inventory is 11,000 warheads
- New START does not place any restrictions on stockpile size (stockpile can increase)
- Only strategically deployed warheads will be withdrawn
- Reserves the right to use nukes in retaliation according to new doctrine from 2010
- Retaliatory action can be used if their allies are threatened (Hello Iran)
A reduction of the strategically deployed missiles may be a victory in political circles. But that crowd seems to lack the ability to think beyond their talking points. They (Russia) can increase their “solid state” fueled missiles. Think of the space shuttle; the boosters are solid state fuel. Once that baby is in place and is ignited its gone. Taking some of these off line only pushes back a launch of nukes by an hour or so; to get them in place.
The only saving grace in this whole story has nothing to do with START. The unsuccessful, and slow, development of the new class of submarine deployed nuclear missiles has been the biggest impediment on the arsenal. This is a result of Russia’s poor engineering; not a product of any treaty. As matter of fact we witnessed this failure when President Obama accepted his Nobel Peace Prize. That crazy light show over Oslo was a failed Russian submarine nuke launch from the Barents Sea. It was the new Bulava class missile fired from the Dmitrii Donskoi.