Are 40 million Russians heading to bunkers between October 4th and October 7th and what are they preparing for?
The New York Times editorial board says Russia is an outlaw state with an irresponsible leader whose behavior is beyond common human decency.
The American daily has in the past promoted most of America’s wars overseas, notably the invasion of Iraq, 2003.
The tone of the editorial indicates America is preparing for a showdown with Russia.
“There has never been a just [war], never an honorable one–on the part of the instigator of the war. I can see a million years ahead, and this rule will never change in so many as half a dozen instances” –Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
This Is Not a Drill: NYT Editorial Board Lays Groundwork For War With Russia. Can’t Wait!
According to The Daily Mail ,In yet another troubling sign for America’s tense relations with Russia, U.S. intelligence officials say Putin has began construction on new nuclear-proof underground bunkers.
Russia began building ‘dozens’ of underground bunkers across the country several years ago, the Washington Free Beacon reported citing US officials.
The U.S. and Russia have been working together to get rid of their nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War, but the revelation coupled with Russia’s recent surge in missile production suggests they are preparing for conflict.
U.S. intelligence officials say authorities in Russia are building new underground bunkers to survive a nuclear war. Above, a Cold War-era nuclear missile silo in Saratov, Russia
‘Russia is getting ready for a big war which they assume will go nuclear, with them launching the first attacks,’ Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon nuclear policy official told the Free Beacon. ‘We are not serious about preparing for a big war, much less a nuclear war.’
Few details about the new nuclear bunkers have been released, but Russian state-run media says they are being built in Moscow as part of a new national security strategy.
Russia built several similar underground bunkers during and right after the Cold War both in Moscow and in the Ural Mountains.
Russia’s new nuclear defense strategy is reportedly costing the country billions, and there are questions about whether some of that money may have come from U.S. aid.
Military experts say the U.S. may respond to the new threat by developing deep-penetrating nuclear weapons that would reach the depths of the new bunkers.
Russia began building ‘dozens’ of underground bunkers across the country several years ago, US officials are thought to have said (file photo of test launch in Russia in 1998)
The news of the new bunkers comes as one senior Army official issued a warning about Russia’s ‘alarming’ nuclear rhetoric.
‘It is clear that Russia is modernizing its strategic forces,’ Army General Curtis Scaparrotti said recently.
‘Russian doctrine states that tactical nuclear weapons may be used in a conventional response scenario.
‘This is alarming and it underscores why our country’s nuclear forces and NATO’s continues to be a vital component of our deterrence.’