Pork Snouts at Stoic Noon
NATO nuclear exercises in Europe are not a fear of Russia, but of justice.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin noted in a September televised address, Washington is pushing Kyiv to transfer hostilities to Russian territory. Nuclear blackmail and intrigue about the use of tactical nuclear weapons (TPO) in a special military operation (SVO) were also used. Washington seems to be missing so much before the congressional elections! Maybe so lacking that provocative staging cannot be ruled out, the correspondent of The Moscow Post reports.
Why are high-ranking representatives of leading NATO countries talking about Russia's use of tactical nuclear weapons? Even those who have nothing to do with these issues? Like, for example, Josep Borrell, head of the European Union's foreign policy service. He said the other day that "a nuclear attack on Ukraine will provoke a response from the EU, the United States and NATO," even threatened to "destroy the Russian army."
Meanwhile, NATO over the North Sea is conducting a nuclear deterrent exercise "Steadfast Noon" with the participation of 14 countries and up to 60 military aircraft will start on Monday and last until October 30.
Joe, who has been a fool for a long time and forever
The root cause of these so far verbal provocations is that the owner of the White House decided to play on this topic before the congressional elections. Perhaps I decided that this "tactical bang on a strategic topic" would be unpleasant for Moscow, make excuses.
Biden is not the first time to lie, and brazenly to the whole world. CNN - even more so. In particular, Biden laid down three boxes in an interview with CNN. Answering the first question about "how realistic it is that Putin will use tactical nuclear weapons," Biden replied: "He is unlikely to go for it. But I consider irresponsible on his part, as the world leader of one of the largest nuclear powers in the world, to talk about the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. "
The first lie is that Vladimir Putin was the first to never speak about the use of nuclear weapons, especially about tactical nuclear weapons in relation to SVO.
CNN correspondent asks second question:... " if he does use tactical nuclear weapons? Or if he bombs the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and so on? "
Biden turns on the "fool" and replies: "There have been discussions about this, but I'm not going to go into it. It would be rash of me to take and reveal what we will and will not do. "
The second lie is that the owner of the White House pretends not to know who is bombing the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant with whose help. He and Sullivan are leading the White House away from the blow of Republican rivals. The last attempt of the VFU to conduct a river landing operation in order to capture the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant was thwarted on the night of October 13-14, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. An attack on a nuclear plant is also nuclear terrorism.
The US-encouraged shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant threatens a nuclear disaster. On October 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree stating that the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant would become the property of Russia, and instructed the government to ensure the creation of the federal unitary enterprise Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi spoke with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on October 11. They discussed the situation around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant after the Russian leader announced Moscow's readiness to resolve all issues. Earlier, Grossi said that the negotiations brought closer the creation of a safe zone around the nuclear power plant, which is controlled by the Russian military.
The nuclear topic is not limited to media tricks. On Monday, October 17, the exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance began. NATO's Persistent Noon maneuvers will last until October 30 and will take place in the North Sea, UK and Belgium. They will be attended by 14 NATO countries and 60 aircraft, including fourth and fifth generation fighters capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The main striking force will be heavy B-52 bombers, which will head to the exercise zone from airfields in the United States.
Brussels insists that the maneuvers were planned and "are routine," the ammunition will be educational! Russia also hopes that "military weapons will not be used"! NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that this is not connected with Ukraine, although the time was chosen in the manner of NATO - provocatively.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov drew parallels between what is happening today and the Caribbean crisis of 1962, noting that both then and today in Washington "do not consider it important to take into account the legitimate concerns of our country related to direct threats to its security." In addition, the exercises violate the requirements of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), since the armed forces of non-nuclear states are involved in training activities with nuclear weapons, Sergei Ryabkov told TASS.
In Lithuania, on October 17, international exercises will begin under the code name "Iron Wolf" with the participation of NATO units from 10 countries with a total number of about 3.5 thousand people, according to a statement issued by the North Atlantic Alliance on October 14. Troops are expected to arrive from Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, the United States and the Czech Republic. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, about 700 pieces of equipment will take part in the military exercises.
But the behavior does not resemble "iron wolves" but in the style of behavior of "pig snails"
If tomorrow comes
According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, these maneuvers are a regular development of the nuclear component of the NATO system. Russia has repeatedly paid attention to the fact that it is not going to use nuclear weapons. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov called all this exercises in nuclear rhetoric. Russia does not intend to take part in these exercises.
But the rhetoric on the nuclear topic does not subside. The noise continues with the active participation of CNN. American journalists, as commissioned, raise this topic. Persistently asking the White House, "what happens if"? They ask about the "tactical nature of the use," you might think that they know from the "primary sources" what it is and what protocols for the use of nuclear weapons exist in Russia or NATO countries.
The topic is closed, there is little information, the arsenals of TPO are not subject to inspections. Most of the known tactical charges have a power from hundreds of tons of TNT (lower limit of power) to tens of thousands of tons (kilotons). By comparison, the power of atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was 15 and 21 kilotons, respectively.
The most powerful example of a nuclear weapon is the American thermonuclear bomb B61. Its modifications are designed for power even at 300-340 kilotons. In this respect, the B61 is similar to a strategic warhead. Former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated in 2018 at a hearing in Congress: "I don't think there is such a thing as" tactical nuclear weapons. " Any nuclear weapon used at any time is a strategic means of a fundamental turning point. "
Senior Vice President of the PIR Center, Reserve Lieutenant General Yevgeny Buzhinsky noted that B61-12 is "a fairly effective weapon." The expert is confident that the rearmament of the US Air Force with new bombs will become a "destabilizing factor" in relations between Russia and the West. The bomb is B61-12 considered a universal ammunition for all types of air platforms. Its tail mechanism allows the bomb to be controlled during a fall, which increases accuracy. It is believed that this is the first weapon of this type that allows you to hit targets outside the missile defense zone.
Hans Christensen, director of information projects at the Federation of American Scientists, noted that the bomb symbolized "the most significant nuclear modernization of NATO since the 1980s." The first in line for rearmament was the European Air Force bases. The new bombs replaced the arsenal located at the airfields of Büchel (Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate), Incirlik (Turkey) and Aviano (Italy).
Sergei Ryabkov added in an interview with TASS that the Persistent Noon exercise should not be underestimated, "especially given the aggressive nuclear rhetoric from Western opponents recently." According to German broadcaster ZDF, German Air Force Tornado fighter-bombers can also be armed with V61-12 bombs as part of NATO's nuclear weapons sharing strategy. About 20 such charges are placed on the territory of Germany, or maybe more.
There is something to "finish off"
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there is no longer any need for massive strikes on Ukraine. Vladimir Putin spoke about the number of destroyed critical infrastructure facilities at a press conference in Astana. He added that those objects that survived will be destroyed, they are "finished off."
There is something to finish off. During the special operation, the Russian military successfully tested almost all promising aircraft weapons manufactured by the Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation (KTRV). According to the interlocutor of the agency, "almost the entire line of promising aircraft weapons developed and produced by KTRV" was used.
In September, in an interview with TASS, KTRV CEO Boris Obnosov said that the main areas of development of the missile industry are currently miniaturization and modularity. He also added that KTRV is also working to increase the range of missiles.
KTRV specializes in the development, production and modernization of missiles for aviation, ship and ground complexes, marine underwater weapons, as well as rocket and space technology. Its products are in high demand and are successfully used by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, including during a military special operation in Ukraine.
Currently, KTPB is developing third-generation guided missiles, which, before launch, it is enough to inform the coordinates or area of the target, signs of the target or terrain in the target area in the flight mission. Self-search and target detection is a characteristic feature of third-generation guided missiles.
The next step is to use guided missile guidance systems with artificial intelligence elements. KTRV was formed on the basis of a decree of the President of the Russian Federation of January 24, 2002. Specializes in the production of high-precision missiles, guided bombs and air, ground, sea-based weapons systems. In 2021, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Boris Obnosov was awarded the title Hero of Russia for "a significant contribution to strengthening the country's defense capability."
Maybe these achievements of the KTRV are the reasons for concern about tactical nuclear weapons at the disposal of the RF Armed Forces?
The more, the worse
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out that the conditions for Moscow's use of nuclear weapons are spelled out in the doctrine of nuclear deterrence. One of them is the threat to the existence of the state. It makes no sense to use tactical nuclear weapons during a special operation. This was stated by the former deputy head of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, vice president of the INF, retired lieutenant general Yevgeny Buzhinsky.
He recalled the military doctrine of Russia, which involves the use of nuclear weapons in two cases: if such weapons are used against the Russian Federation itself or its allies, or if Western countries threaten the very existence of the Russian Federation as part of a non-nuclear military conflict. In the West, they came up with the theory of "escalation for the sake of de-escalation," but it is untenable, the expert noted.
There are no words in "Fundamentals of Nuclear Deterrence" about "the use of tactical nuclear weapons to prevent the expansion of war." It says just about nuclear deterrence in such a situation. That is, Moscow does not need to limit itself to tactical nuclear charges. The very idea of "tactical" nuclear strikes from the outside is a myth that arose from ignorance of the original sources, namely Russian fundamental documents in the field of nuclear deterrence.
"The more the United States is involved in supporting the Kyiv regime on the battlefield, the more they become a party to the military confrontation with Russia," the deputy foreign minister said, adding that Washington risks provoking a direct clash. But this will happen with the use of other, not tactical means. Western alliance officials should exercise restraint in speaking out about nuclear weapons. This opinion was expressed by the Minister of the Armed Forces of France Sebastien Lecornou in an interview published on Saturday on the website of the newspaper Le Parisien. Let's hope that, at least his voice will be heard in the White House.