… from Sputnik, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: This was the missile shot heard round the world. Never had anyone dreamed of putting cruise missile salvo fire power on a 1000-ton boat. But due to this, the Russians can legally place on river boats the kind of medium range cruise missiles that are banned on land.
This was a parry to the US having left a loophole in the no new nuclear weapons testing ban leaving in a provision that this would not include safety testing. Little did the public know that this covered testing nuclear “triggers” to make sure deterioration was not risking an accident.
The wording was left general because triggers are nuclear weapons themselves — mini-nukes which provide the explosive power for the compression to bring the bigger ones to critical mass. In effect, that allowed the US to work on what are called boutique mini-nukes, designed for a variety of targets via a variety of methods, from being small enough to be carried on a stealth fighter plane, or carried into the basement of a large building via the night cleaning crew, or tunneling, or put on the nose of a low level high-speed cruise missile.
VT’s publishing of excerpts of the 2003 Sandia Labs’ report confirming that, not only were mini-nukes used to bring the buildings down on 9-11, but the designs for them came from the work at our own nuclear labs, stolen through espionage or provided to rogue American elements via treason. Our reporting was blacked out by corporate media — not a single phone call or inquiry, not even any off the record ones from media people curious to learn more.
In the next major war, hair trigger mini-nukes will be launched in preemptive attacks to decapitate the targets’ ability to retaliate. All forward bases, command centers and air war facilities will be destroyed in the first attack, which would then have the targeted countries prostrate, except for those who have a traditional ballistic missile deterrent, which they would have to make a quick decision to use while they still could.
That is the purpose of NATO’s push to the Russian border and the earlier Bush regimen to get into the Caucasus to eventually get their missile shield close enough to Russia to hit a retaliatory ballistic missile strike while the rockets are still in the launch phase; this would allow the wreckage to be spilled all over Russian territory.
If you are wondering whether there has ever been a public debate on this strategy here in the US, Europe or anywhere, the answer is no. “They” prefer to keep the public out of the loop, as they might start asking some uncomfortable questions, like “whose interests were the people who have put this together over multiple administrations really serving?”
What do you think the chances are that this will be a presidential campaign issue, or even polled? I don’t think so, and we can all thank our gutless press for much of that failure.
Will any candidate be asked about their feelings on the Sandia Lab report, and why it is still classified, and the grand jury on ice?
All of that lead in was to give you some context as to why the Russians put on display their Caspian Sea cruise missile strike using these small boats. They were showing the Western countries who have decapitation mini-nuke cruise missiles ready to go that the Russians also have them; and yet, VT is the only platform to dare publish this aspect of the story, because we feel it’s such a threat to everyone’s security.
The debate on it has been stolen from us by certain parties who obviously feel we would not approve; so they have hidden it from us on the grounds that it is a national security issue. If you feel like we do here, that on the contrary, it is a national “insecurity” issue, let me know in the comments… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … January 30, 2016 –
Russia’s all-new Buyan-M missile corvette may be small but the weapons it carries on board really boggle the mind, Zvezda TV channel wrote on its website Friday. One of the newest corvettes of the Russian Navy, the Buyan-M is a multi-purpose river-sea type corvette designed for anti-surface warfare. It has a displacement of 949 tons and maximum speed of 25 knots.
It is armed with an eight-round launcher for high-precision Kalibr-NK or Onix cruise missiles capable of hitting floating targets up to 300 kilometers away and land targets up to 2,500 kilometers away.
The Buyan-M, which is an upgraded version of the Project 21630 Buyan-class corvettes, also carries Igla 1M anti-aircraft missiles, a 100-mm main gun and two 30-mm air-defense guns and is equipped with electronic countermeasure equipment.
It has a range of 1,500 miles and an endurance of 10 days. Most original in this modern ship is its architectural form, which was created in accordance with the requirements of low visibility.
On October 7, 2015 four warships of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Sea flotilla, three of them Buyan-M corvettes, fired 26 SS-N-30A land-attack cruise missiles at terrorist forces in western Syria, a thousand miles away.
Ten Buyan-M class missile corvettes armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will join the Russian Navy by the end of 2019, Navy Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Viktor Bursuk said late last year. The Navy previously said that it planned to receive six such warships. “By the end of 2019, the entire series of these ships will be built, which is about 10,” Bursuk said.