A Russian geopolitical analyst says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault line on California’s coast.
The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article for a Russian trade newspaper on Wednesday, VPK News, that Russia needed to increase its military weapons and strategies against the “West” which was “moving to the borders or Russia”.
He has a conspiracy theory that NATO – a political and military alliance which counts the US, UK, Canada and many countries in western Europe as members – was amassing strength against Russia and the only way to combat that problem was to attack America’s vulnerabilities to ensure a “complete destruction of the enemy”.
“Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment. There are signs of growing activity there. Therefore it suffices to push the relatively small, for example the impact of the munition megaton class to initiate an eruption. The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States – a country just disappears,” he said.
“Another vulnerable area of the United States from the geophysical point of view, is the San Andreas fault – 1300 kilometers between the Pacific and North American plates … a detonation of a nuclear weapon there can trigger catastrophic events like a coast-scale tsunami which can completely destroy the infrastructure of the United States.”
He said the Russian geography on the other hand would protect it from a tsunami or a volcano attack. Few people live on the coast in Russia and Siberia which rests on basalt would withstand similar attacks.
Mr Sivkov, who spoke at the 2013 Moscow Economic Forum, said by 2020 to 2025 Russia would have amassed “asymmetric weapons” in its arsenal for the attack.
“The situation for us today is comparably worse than half a century ago,” he said.
“The weakened economic potential in Russia, the loss of the ‘spiritual core of what was the communist idea’, and the lack of large-scale community allies in Europe such as the Warsaw Pact, Russia simply cannot compete against the NATO and its allies.”
In December last year, the vocal military strategist told Russian newspaper, Pravda.ru that there is a “developing standoff between Russia and the West” and the US’s ultimate goal was to “destroy Russia”.
Mr Sivkov accused American politicians of committing several crimes including causing the deaths of 1,200,000 people in Iraq. He believed the only way for the “American elite” to be held accountable was for its military forces to be destroyed.
“American politicians have committed a variety of crimes. Will anyone be held accountable for those crimes? What about the international law, the UN and other organisations? Are they doing anything?” he asked.
Mr Sivkov told Pravda that the idea of the US preparing for a serious war against Russia using cruise missiles was plausible given that it had already launched a thousand missiles in Yugoslavia and Iraq
Asymmetrical megaoružie may appear in Russia until 2020–2025 period. It will exclude any threat of a large-scale war against Russia, even in the face of the enemy’s absolute superiority in conventional systems of defeat.
Against Russia deployed a new cold war. More precisely, it did not stop. The West reinforces the success of the previous stages of the cold war and began preparing for its completion. As a result of Russia must be destroyed.
West again, like in the middle of the twentieth century, builds the “iron curtain”, is the old block policy, increasing the number of NATO and moving it to the borders of Russia. However, for us the situation is incomparably worse than half a century ago. Weak economic capacity, critical to the security of the country in high technology dependence from the main opponent, lost the spiritual core of which was the Communist idea, no large-scale community allies in Europe as the Warsaw Pact, in the financial sector is dominated by oligarchs–zapadničeski and related liberal officialdom. Compete in the military-technical sphere with NATO and its allies Russia simply cannot.
“Off the coast of the United States will reach the height of a wave of 400–500 meters. By cracking down on the Mainland, it will wash away all of the more than 500 kilometers “
There is an objective need to find new approaches to ensuring military security, including strategic deterrence. A key focus in this regard is maintaining the capacity of strategic nuclear forces. However, there are pitfalls. Despite the relative (compared with other armed forces) low numbers, the nuclear triad is quite expensive. With growing economic problems related to sanctions and the collapse of the oil market, the country may just not be enough funds to maintain the required level of combat readiness. The number of personnel involved in the strategic nuclear forces (rvsn missile submarines, strategic and long-range aircraft), in excess of a hundred thousand people, creates favourable conditions for neutralizing them part methods of information warfare. Rapid global strike United States could in the near future create conditions where “skull Hunter” (under the command of the strategic-level items involved in the management of the STRATEGIC NUCLEAR FORCES) and “disarming” (directly by using strategic nuclear weapons) attacks neutralize Russia’s nuclear triad or its body. Search for asymmetric ways to ensure strategic deterrence is vital for the country. Actually this and our President said, noting that we are not going to get involved in an arms race and take asymmetrical measures. It is clear that we are talking about a brand new weapon systems based on different ideas than existing.
Specification for megaoružie
Based on an analysis of the situation with regard to strategic deterrence forces these new weapons systems must meet certain requirements. Above all, guaranteed the defeat of the enemy. The system must be able to 100% chance to realize their potential impact in sufficient to contain the volume. If this be affecting factors, excluding neutralization not only existing, but also the most perfect looking means.
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A critical requirement is the security of the application, given the political will of the leadership of the country and the objective conditions that require action. This is especially true when there are strong supporters of the West, especially in the higher levels of Government, including military and political. The massive information and psychological pressure in question can be obedience to the application of the strategic nuclear forces, because strength does not guarantee absolute reliability, especially if the company is split up.
Hence, the requirement of a minimum of personnel for maintenance and use of asymmetric containment. Staff numbers must be within the range defined by the ability to provide absolute or a close bond of loyalty and psychological readiness to execute an order on the application of the system, regardless of the situation in society and personal emotions. This means that the staff of asymmetric systems may not exceed a few thousand people.
Comparing the strength which can provide modern science, with the damage, we come to the conclusion that without a focused use of secondary destructive processes achieve the result will not work. As such, first of all, draw attention to themselves geophysical catastrophic phenomenon. Excelling on the might of the most powerful nuclear weapons by several orders of magnitude, broad can be meaningfully inici