- Before moving on to the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy,
where the US and other major powers made only token and unattainable commitments
to lower the earth's temperature-in obeisance to the man-made global warming
hoax-Obama made his first foray into Russia, a nation schooled in centuries
of political intrigue and foreign policy deceptions. Even though Obama
was reared in a far-Leftist culture with fellow travelers and communists
he was clearly out of his league in Russia where the art of luring the
West into further disarmament treaties is their number one priority. I
suppose Obama is smart enough to know when he's out of his league, but
having surrounded himself with CFR globalist advisors only ensures that
the message he peddles will only further the globalist agendas of more
intervention and conflict.
- Russia's major objectives vis a vis the United States
and Europe are: 1) weaken the US nuclear stockpile by locking in deeper
disarmament agreements with the US on nuclear weapons while concealing
its own secret manufacturing facilities. 2) Encourage US continued intervention
in Afghanistan and Iran in order to exhaust US military capabilities. 3)
Facilitate EU dependence on Russia for strategic minerals and fuels. 4)
Play the anti-NATO card so as to exacerbate tensions between Russia and
NATO/US over the former Soviet states where the presence of Russian immigrants
will increasingly provide the rationale for future war. 5) Resist any attempt
by the US to install anti-ballistic missiles and radar near Russia. 6)
Milk the West for any financial, trade, or technology advantage it can
by feigning being an ally.
- As we analyze how Obama and his CFR team did in Russia,
we must always keep in mind that there are secret deals made behind the
scenes that are never revealed to the American public, just as there were
in all the WWII meetings between Roosevelt and Stalin in Tehran and Yalta.
Roosevelt, like Obama was guided by a coterie of globalist advisors like
Alger Hiss. So, while at first glance, it may appear as if the US really
got some free concessions from Russia, the under-the-table portions of
the agreements, giving Russia more access to US technology, will accrue
to Russia's favor.
- The Obama CFR team secured Russian approval for transshipment
of military hardware to Afghanistan through various Southern Russian enclaves.
While this appeared to be a tactical victory for the Obama administration,
it was really a strategic victory for Russia under goal #2, hoping to wear
out the US military in foreign wars much like it did to the Soviets in
- This "concession" by Russia, hover, came only
after the United States secured supply arrangements with a number of Central
Asian states that Moscow controls, including whatever unsaid promises the
US made to Russia. Russia never makes concessions out of good will. They
are ruthless about getting equal or greater value out of any deal. The
Russians engineered the expulsion of the US from the large Air Force logistics
base at Manas airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and was only able to get it
back by paying a huge bribe, both to Kyrgyzstan and Russia. In 2005 the
US lost the use of the Karshi-Khanabad base in Uzbekistan which made the
base at Manas all the more important. The US is clearly running up against
the limits of its ability to project power into Central Asia. It's a vast
area and even its huge basing structure in Iraq is not enough to provide
logistical support further north.
- Russia also got the renewal of past disarmament agreements
in furtherance of goal #1, with virtually no commitments to bring their
portion of these past agreements back into compliance. The reason the US
didn't press for compliance is because Obama's CFR advisors are only interested
in US disarmament and not in exposing Russia's secret arms programs in
underground cities at Yamantau and Kosvinsky mountains.
- The Obama team went out of its way to avoid a Senate
ratification battle over Russian non-compliance by not seeking a new treaty
but only "renewing" the old one, as ABC news explains: "With
the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior
White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might
mean temporarily bypassing the Senate's constitutional role in ratifying
treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive levels
and a 'provisional basis' until the Senate ratifies the treaty.
- "White House Coordinator for Weapons of Mass Destruction,
Security and Arms Control Gary Samore... said administration lawyers are
exploring the 'different options that are available. One option is that
both sides could agree to continue the inspections by executive agreement;
that would work on our side. On the Russian side, as I understand it, that
would require Duma approval.' The fact that the administration is preparing
for such an extraordinary measure shows just how much pressure the two
administrations are under to arrive at an agreement before the 18-year-old
- The pressure, in fact, is self generated because further
disarmament is necessary for the Russians, on the one hand, to feel comfortable
launching their pre-emptive nuclear strike on the West, and that same disarmament
is equally necessary from the globalist's viewpoint who have been trying
to engender another world war for years, but can't seem to be able to induce
the Russian strike even after years of concessions and secret gifts of
- "Both the US and Russia have agreed in principle
to reduce the number of nuclear weapon delivery vehicles from the current
level of 1,600 each, as was negotiated under START, and to reduce the number
of nuclear warheads each nation has in its arsenal from 2,200 each, as
agreed upon during the 2002 Moscow Treaty."
- But Russia has never complied and US inspection teams
are only allowed to see old Soviet nuclear stockpiles. They have never
been allowed into Yamantau or Kosvinsky sites located in the Beloretsk
area of the southern Urals. As I wrote clear back in 2004, "In 1998,
US Strategic Commander (STRATCOM) General Eugene Habiger, the same naive
commander who took part in the NPR propaganda documentary Missiliers, called
Yamantau 'a very large complex -- we estimate that it has millions of square
feet available for underground facilities.
- We don't have a clue as to what they're doing there.'
No clue, general? Not even one clue? People this stupid obviously get to
be generals because they are predictable yes-men in a military determined
to purge out any future George Pattons or Douglas MacArthurs. I noticed
in Missiliers that Habiger never mentioned the Russian military's refusal
to answer questions about Yamantau Mountain as he waxed eloquent about
the deep camaraderie and trust he felt with his Russian military counterparts.
If this is the best general we can find to head STRATCOM, the US is in
- The Yamantau Mountain complex is not far from Russia's
main nuclear weapons lab facility, Chelyabinsk-70. Honest military analysts
suspect that Yamantau's huge 400-square-mile underground complex houses
nuclear warhead and missile storage sites, launch control, and several
full-blown nuclear weapons factories--all designed to continue production
after a nuclear war begins. The US has no equivalent to such extensive
protected production facilities--except perhaps deep within the bowels
of Area 51 in Nevada. According to Ken Timmerman, the Russian government
has provided no fewer than 12 separate and contradictory explanations for
the site, none of which are believed to be credible.
- Russia also has a massive national command and control
system dispersed among three different hardened underground locations.
Besides Yamantau Mountain, there is the Kosvinsky Mountain underground
complex and the Sherapovo bunker site, south of Moscow. Sherapovo is the
primary command center for Russia's "civilian" leaders. The Kremlin
is connected to Sherapovo and other bunkers by a secret subway line. Once
at Sherapovo, they can conduct the war effort using a highly redundant
communications system "allowing the leadership to send orders and
receive reports through the wartime management structure," according
to a 1988 Pentagon report.
- GlobalSecurity.org reports that "Kosvinsky Mountain
in the Urals [850 miles east of Moscow] is the site of the Russian Strategic
Rocket Forces alternate command post. This deep underground command post
for the general staff was built to compensate for the vulnerability of
older command posts in the Moscow region. In early 1996 it was reported
that Russia had finished the new underground command and control center
at Kosvinsky Mountain. Said to be designed to resist US earth-penetrating
warheads, the command and control facility was said to be equal to the
American Cheyenne Mountain Complex." Note that all this was going
on after the phony "collapse" of the Soviet Union.
- Don't think, however, that the US will stop at renewing
the START treaty. They intend to ratify other treaties once this "renewal"
paves the way and softens up what opposition there may be. ABC continues:
"One of the major sticking points so far has been Russia's continued
frustration at US plans for a missile defense system in Poland and the
Czech Republic, an issue Samore said would 'have to be addressed in the
new treaty,' though he would not specify just how." In Moscow, Obama
and Medvedev simply put off the issue for "further study."
- On disarmament specifics, "President Obama told
Russia's ITAR-TASS/ROSSIYA TV that his 'goal is that both countries reduce
their nuclear stockpiles in a way that doesn't leave either country with
an advantage, but reduces tensions and the expense of maintaining such
high nuclear stockpiles when they're not necessary for our defense and
our deterrence.' But how to make sure neither side has an advantage is
not a simple matter of numbers - because the counting is complicated [made
complicated by the US desire to help facilitate Russia's ability to not
count certain weapons systems].
- "Another sticking point includes how to count nuclear
weapons reductions given the asymmetrical nature of the US and Russian
forces. Russian nuclear warheads are more land based; US warheads are more
sea-based. Russians favor more warheads on fewer launchers; the US favors
fewer warheads on more launchers.
- "US negotiators are also arguing that weapons once
used as part of the nuclear arsenal but since changed for conventional
use - three Trident submarines with 48 launching tubes; the entire B-1
bomber force; and a number of B-52 aircraft that haven't been eliminated
but aren't currently in operating condition - shouldn't be counted as nuclear
weapon delivery vehicles. How the Russians would be able to verify the
continued conventional use of these submarines and airplanes, as well as
how general inspection rules for how the US and Russia will be able to
verify their commitments, is also proving complex." Notice ABC makes
no mention of the more difficult issues of judging Russian compliance,
which has these same superficial variations, but also a number of sites
off limits to US inspectors.
- Another sore point in U.S.-Russian relations is Georgia.
As Scott Horton pointed out, "In the weeks leading up to Obama's visit,
Russia launched heavy military exercises on the Georgian frontier and has
worked to get international observers out of South Ossetia and Abkhazia."
Russia will continue to exacerbate tensions in Georgia as long as Russian
citizens make up a large minority of the population and puppet president
Saakashvili remains in power. Russia has also sabotaged the NATO observer
mission for the ceasefire as a test of whether or not NATO is willing to
act on its threats or just continue to talk. Obviously, it's the latter.
The US and NATO will continue to use the Russia threat of carving out enclaves
for Abkhazia and South Ossetia as a way of fomenting more conflict in the
area. These two parts of Georgia are under de facto Russian control.
- Eric Walberg of the Online Journal spoke to the NATO
membership issue. "No public mention was made of Georgia and Ukraine
actually joining NATO, with Obama stressing, 'NATO seeks collaboration
with Russia, not confrontation.' But he nonetheless sent (allowed?) Vice
President Joseph Biden to fly directly from Moscow to Georgia and Ukraine
after the summit. 'We're not going to reassure or give or trade anything
with the Russians regarding NATO expansion or missile defense,' warned
[Obama advisor Michael] McFaul. Here again, the US administration is not
united [at least publicly], with Obama having made no firm commitment to
further NATO expansion. Just how much say he actually has in such strategic
decisions is a moot point. Obama was hoping to throw the Russians another
bone by assuring them admission to the World Trade Organization. But Putin
unexpectedly suspended Moscow's membership bid in June, deciding to approach
the issue jointly through a customs union with Belarus and Kazakhstan,
without the need for US 'help.'"
- News commentators continue to tout Russia's role as a
partner in negotiating a peaceful settlement between the US and Iran and
between the US and North Korea. This is a pipe dream. Russia should be
correctly viewed as an instigator of trouble and not as a facilitator of
peace. Ariel Cohen, a neocon type at the Heritage Foundation says that
he "sat through numerous briefings by senior Russian officials who
poo-pooed Iranian missile and nuclear programs and swore that Iran would
never develop long-range missile and nuclear programs. To Russia's feigned
surprise, Iran recently launched a satellite----a fact that indicates much
progress in their ballistic missile program. In fact Russia may not have
been so surprised. Russians have much better intelligence out of Iran than
we do [being Iran's principle supplier of missile and nuclear technology].
The Kremlin has sought to use Iran as a battering ram against the United
States, and against U.S. allies: the moderate Sunni states of the Gulf,
Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. Iran is a major market for Russian technology
and services. Iran generates instability in the Gulf, which contributes
to high oil prices. That's good for Russia, which is a high-cost oil producer."
- Cohen also noted that "Russia demonstrated support
for Ahmadinejad when the Basij militia was cracking skulls and shooting
young women in the streets of Teheran." It is my view that Ahmadinejad
has been selected to rule and remain in power because his rhetoric will
eventually inflame war. But I think this provocative choice, while accruing
to the US globalist's benefit--who want an excuse to attack Iran, is a
product of Moscow's intervention with Iran's Mullahs rather than the CIA.
If anyone is working for the CIA to destabilize Iran's political rule by
theocratic tyranny, it is Mousavi and his opposition forces.
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