NEO: Is Russia Preparing for ‘First Strike’ from ‘Best Friend Trump’?

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First published 18 September 2020

Donald Trump has announced he will contest the presidential election if he loses, a bizarre statement from someone who may well have taken on a “life’s work” few might guess. Trump, the virtual “stepchild” of “Red Baiter” Roy Cohn, a man whose hatred of Russia was notorious, may well not be the friend of Russia that so many in the Pentagon and US agencies believe.

Trump may well plan to destroy Russia and has certainly moved toward doing exactly that. Let us look at the truth about Roy Cohn, the man who built Donald Trump from a failed slumlord to a Hitleresque political predator.

From Politico by Roy Cohn’s cousin, author David L. Marcus:

“My cousin Roy Marcus Cohn—counsel to Senator Joe McCarthy, consigliere to Mafia bosses, mentor to Donald Trump—had almost no principles. He smeared Jews even though he was Jewish. He tarred Democrats even though he was a Democrat. He persecuted gay people even though he was gay.

Yet throughout his life, he held fast to one certainty: Russia and America were enemies. Roy often told me the Kremlin blamed the US for Russia’s failure to prosper, so Russian leaders were bent on destroying our democracy.

If Roy had lived another 30 years, I’m sure he’d be pleased to learn that his protégé was elected president. But I am equally sure Roy would be appalled by Trump’s obsequious devotion to ex-KGB officer Vladimir Putin. In his nasal tone, Roy would warn that Putin follows the Soviet playbook by interfering with elections in Western Europe; invading sovereign nations such as Ukraine; and assassinating dissidents and journalists.”

Marcus asserts that Cohn would be ashamed of Trump, based on the view that Trump is a Russian puppet. What if Trump is playing a “double game,” something that would play well with profilers citing Trump’s false air of superiority and intense personal insecurity which he continually overcompensates for? Profiling Trump as a frightened child is rudimentary.

The tendency to lash out, to betray is there and betrayal doesn’t work without trust and friendship to destroy. Trump’s overt “warming” to Russia may well be setting the stage to complete Roy Cohn’s ambitions of destroying Russia, were one to follow this tack.

First Strike

But what has Trump done to prepare for a first strike on Russia? Here, on the GOP platform, Republicans brag about Trump ordering the killing of Russian military contractors:

  • In 2017, President Trump approved the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine addressing the country’s vulnerability to Russian-backed separatists in its eastern provinces.
  • Under the Trump Administration, Russian mercenaries and other pro-Syrian regime forces attacking US troops in Syria were killed.
  • The US has increased troops and its military capability in Eastern Europe and dramatically increased training and drills with its NATO partners.
  • In 2018, the US Department of Defense increased its spending as part of the European Deterrence Initiative by $1.4 billion dollars.
  • Due to pressure from President Trump, US’ NATO allies have increased defense expenditures by five percent.

Beyond that is page upon page of sanctions, arms sales to Ukraine, troop deployments to Russia’s borders, massive military exercises aimed at Russia and more.

Then one might consider America’s arms buildup, bankrupting America, leaving its military economically unsustainable, which fits into the “first strike” scenario.

The assumption then, the US is a failed hegemon that can only hold onto power by destroying Russia in its death throes.

We have seen American military aircraft deployed to Estonia, and a full-blown attempt by the US under Trump to move against Belarus despite overt denials. Belarus has been the “golden fleece” of nations targeted by Trump’s real backers.

The real moves against Russia have been the cancelled treaties. The most threatening of all is the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987.

Then we have the Open Skies Treaty. Russia is years from deploying its newest surveillance satellites, and the Open Skies Treaty was vital to protecting Russia against a NATO first strike.

Without the Open Skies Treaty, the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is not realistic. Were one to assume Trump represents a nihilistic cabal intent on an agenda of global entropy, which evidence from the last four years supports, the pattern of scrapped treaties begins to make sense.

It does not take a genius to see these key factors here:

  • The announced deployment of deniable small nuclear weapons to NATO and the Middle East by Trump
  • The planned deployment on Russia’s borders of the new “thousand-mile cannon” being developed by the US Army and a bevy of drone swarm and hypersonic weapons which can’t easily be defended against.

From South Front:

“There is no more “end of history” optimism in the air, nor is there a sense of durable US hegemony either that seemed so permanent in the 1990s. Unfortunately, history tells us that such shifts in the global balance of power are fraught with danger, as the fading hegemon has an incentive to resort to extreme, reckless measures to preserve that hegemony. What makes the current situation unprecedented is this being the first hegemonic transition of the nuclear age. In the past, nuclear deterrence existed only in the context of relatively stable bipolar and then unipolar systems. Does nuclear deterrence mutually assured destruction still work under conditions of a multipolar system experiencing a hegemonic transition?

International relations theory has no answer to that question, but the US national security establishment appears to think that it doesn’t, particularly in an era of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, drone and missile swarms, hypersonic delivery vehicles, and possibly even directed energy weapons. Crash US programs in developing all of the above, far beyond anything that might be termed reasonable defensive sufficiency under conditions of the US spending far more on defense than anyone else in the world, do raise the possibility of long-term plans to prevail in the new round of great power competition through not only covert action and “hybrid warfare”, but also, if an opportunity arises, through good old fashioned strategic first strike which need no longer be delivered using nuclear weapons.

The point of Cold War-era nuclear arms treaties was not to limit the number of nuclear warheads for its own sake. Rather, it was to deprive the two superpowers of their ability to launch a disarming and decapitating strike which, given technologies of the era, could only be launched using nuclear weapons. That is still the case today, but may not be by 2030 should the US complete its planned rearmament with a large array of land-, air-, and sea-based long-range stealthy and hypersonic weapons. Even the US Army, with its plans for “1,000-mile cannon” is once again getting into the game of strategic strike, to speak nothing of land-based hypersonic missiles. And strategic strike using non-nuclear warheads is a novel scenario in which the old “mutually assured destruction” calculations may not apply. Combined with the explosive growth of US anti-ballistic missile programs, if the rest of the world stands still, by 2030 US decisionmakers might find themselves tempted to launch such a strategic strike against even a major nuclear weapons state like Russia or China, to say nothing of mid-level powers like Iran or North Korea, particularly if they have no nuclear deterrent to begin with.”

Conclusion

Thus, we are faced with an assessment challenge, do we accept the superficial rhetoric of social media and the press, assumed safely to be agenda driven, and ignore overwhelming evidence that tells us we are in dangerous times?

Do we assume that the powers that unleashed Hitler against Russia in 1941 not only exist but rule the west? Do we also assume that they consider their work unfinished?

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of  Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. You mean to say that the USA is far more Evil than anything else on this planet currently .USA is the Only so-called fukin Developed Country that’s Never got ANY MONEY Ever for Education or Healthcare or Rebuilding Infrastructure or Anything Else coz All the Money either Goes to Wars or Israel , Israel is weird coz sometimes begging then bloody Ordering USA is a country where after Decades of being Deliberately ” Dumbed Down ” by constantly Lowering the Schools Standard so that Everyone is happy that they Passed And Now We got Government Public Schools ” Graduated ” can barely Spell the Only Language that they know .USA Illiterate are running Wild All over the USA and Destroying it But it’s All Right coz they Will Blame Russia China or some other far away people for the Results of Illiterate Choices of the USA population . His Excellency ” Dubya ” Proudly Declared being a Grade C Student and he gave hope to the Illiterate that it pays to be Dumb and then the White Privilege that makes them Stand Proud of their Ignorance . Don’t know shit , never been shit but Watch Out a Huge Ego might get Hurt

    • BTW the USA cannot afford to buy a homeless a Lunch But Will Spend BILLIONS Bombing far away unknown people for Democracy

  2. the direction taken from zionist cabals, and the military industrial wall street bankster complex maken wrong calculations and very soon they will bring Usa to his implosion.
    Before the implosion the crazy insane ignorant culture of americans I think will start the armageddon they threatened for decades all around the world. In Usa we see everyday people killing other people as a normal way to live, so from that culture we can’t expect nothing of better of an armageddon.
    They spread for almost a century wars all around the world to mantain hteir “interests” as these interests were a normal way to make business, nothing of more wrong than what must be in a wolrd where peace and prosperity must be . . . . . .
    Then after this argumentation what do you think will happen ? what do you expect from the absolute evil of what is america? And me, with many many many people from western countries are very tired of propaganda, false flag ops, coups, puppet and banana republics created by the evil zionist axis of terrorism?
    The natural outcome is that Russia, China, and many former allies will start a new alliance to crush definitively the very danger to the human life, america, israHELL, UK and the rest of evil servant the world can’t sustain more

  3. What kind of Special Education will it take to get Fluoride-lobotomized Americans to understand that today’s Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin is not the former Soviet Union? Putin has done nothing but criticize the Communist government of the former Soviet Union. He not only endorses all religions and worship of God, he participates like a glamorized alter boy in Orthodox Christian Mass. Putin released KGB records, proving the Red Army slaughtered the Polish Officer’s Corps during WW2 after it was blamed on Germany. The US is far more Communist now than current day Russia.
    TAKE THE RED PILL!

  4. The Russians, Soviets beforehand, began working to destroy American society, in reality Anglo-Saxon Capitalist Imperialism, (the destruction of the snakehead Britain included) way back in the 50s and from the looks of things, their secret project is proceeding better than could have been expected. Put in place a system to outbreed the despised Anglo-Saxon ruling class and there you have it. Avangard missle systems and all that are just backup fail-safe measures.

  5. Ancient Vedic texts speak of a nuclear war between Sri-Lanka and India. Including attacking each other with flying ships. Evidence of ancient structures worldwide turned to glass indicate either meteor strike or intense artificial nuclear heat as occurs in the desert when sand turns to glass from nuclear testing. There is nothing new under the sun including Mans ability to surrender his freedom to psychopathic rulers. Why does this keep happening. How many stop and question their own existence, purpose for living and the Realities[created by others] that surround them from the cradle to the grave. Very few. but the current spiritual war between Russia and the Russia mafia[Israeli controlled US and GB] is coming to a head .

  6. “…the powers that unleashed Hitler against Russia in 1941 not only exist but rule the west…”

    They are the same of “chosen people” who funded to Napoleon a century and half before and failed also and they are the partners of those who failed with Crimea war at 1856 again…

    • The Chosenites always try to fund all sides, remember? That’s why their Atheist cousins, the Soviets got Lend-Lease Act military. But at the end of the day, General George Patton got into an “accident” and died before he could execute his plan to finish the war against the Soviets because they already had Russia controlled for the Chosenites.

      Anti-“international clique” Germany was the real target, much like anti-“world elite” Russia now.

  7. The nazi germany government never surrendered in WW2, only the military did.
    Operation paperclip snagged their very best slave-lord scientists and human torture experts and sent them to USA. The entire E Europe Nazi intelligence network (spies and moles etc) including their general in charge (Gehlen) became what is now the CIA!
    Martin Bormann who ran the Nazi party, got away, he was cashing million dollar checks in S America decades later.
    So their military fucked up, lost the war to the communists, Nazi’s mortal enemies…the real Nazis were happy to see those nazis in military command who lost the war hanged.
    The survivors hoarded billions of dollars in booty took off out of Germany set up the fourth Reich in Wash DC, Chile, Spain, Argentina…

    • ……so the whole Russiaphobia cold war thing started out mainly because the Nazi government of Germany merged itself into the “victorious” government of the USA since the USA government wanted desperately all that the Nazis had, and the Nazis were willing to give it to them just as long as the USA set its course to destroy Russia, like the Nazis wanted to always do and finish what the Nazis couldn’t do.
      A fascist defined in Russian culture is one who kills Russians…for example the US funded Nazi militias in Ukraine, or the true blue fascists in Wash DC, planning and weighing possibilities of nuclear or bioterrorist strikes on Russian cities.