Russia Unveils Massive Military Force: ‘The Enemy Has No Chance’

The “Zapad 2017” training exercise involves some of the latest Russian-made weaponry. But the war game is equally notable for the weapons that aren’t involved.

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Russia has begun its biggest war game in years on land, in the air, and on the sea bordering NATO‘s smallest and weakest member states. No fewer than 12,000 troops, 70 warplanes, 250 tanks, and 10 warships are officially scheduled to wage mock warfare from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20 in Belarus and Russia and on the Baltic and Barents Seas.

The “Zapad 2017” training exercise, a joint effort between the Russian and Belarusian militaries, involves some of the latest Russian-made weaponry. But the war game is equally notable for the weapons that aren’t involved.

Despite a resurgence under President Vladimir Putin, Moscow’s armed forces still can’t deploy stealth fighters or the latest tank models. And Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the aged Admiral Kuznetsov, is also unavailable for training.

The equipment shortfalls help to explain why Jussi Niinistö, Finland‘s defense minister, described Zapad 2017 as a propaganda exercise. “Western countries have taken the bait completely,” Niinistö said. “They’ve plugged the exercises so much.”

Zapad 2017 is the latest edition of a long-running war game meant to “train troops for combat in isolated areas against the actions of illegal armed formations,” according to the Belarusian defense ministry. Putin was scheduled to personally observe the training on Russian soil.

“The exercise is purely defensive, and does not target any country or group of states,” the Russian defense ministry stated.

But those assurances did little to calm NATO and neutral countries near the exercise zone. “I believe it is clear that we are witnessing yet another Russian demonstration of power and capabilities,” German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said.

Von der Leyen accused Russia of undercounting the number of troops involved in Zapad 2017 by an order of magnitude. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, an international body that monitors the military balance of power on the continent, requires that countries either limit their war games to no more than 13,000 troops—or invite foreign officials to observe the training.

Moscow invited NATO observers, but limited them to viewing only a small part of the exercise. In the end, the Western alliance sent just two officials.

Wary of Moscow’s intentions, Ukraine mobilized troops along its border with Russia. Sweden hosted its own major war game to coincide with Zapad 2017. The United States sent 600 paratroopers to the NATO Baltic states—Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia—in advance of the Russian-Belarusian war game.

The exercise kicked off weeks before its official start date. Army logisticians began staging equipment and supplies on training ranges in Russia and Belarus. The Belarusian air force practiced operating MiG-29, Yak-130, and Su-25 warplanes from a highway.

The Russian navy sortied 50 warships from ports on Russia’s northern coast toward Russia’s maritime border with Norway. The flotilla included the nuclear-powered battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy—one of the world’s largest warships at 827 feet long—plus several submarines.

Officially, these initial training events weren’t part of the main Zapad war game, thus helping Moscow to keep the main exercise below the 13,000-troop threshold. As the main war game began on Sept. 14, Russian paratroops practiced launching Orlan-10 drones. Russian S-300 air-defense missile launchers maneuvered to simulated launch positions.

Russian air force and navy Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters flew mock air patrols. “The enemy has no chance,” quipped Sputnik, a Russian propaganda website.

At least six of Russia’s Tu-22 bombers flew a simulated attack on naval vessels on the Baltic Sea. One of the bombers crashed back at its base, although it appears the crew safely ejected.

Notably missing from Zapad 2017 and its associated events were Russia’s most advanced and potentially most powerful weapon systems. The army’s new T-14 tank is still in testing. And a Russian official recently admitted the country would only build 100 of the tanks by 2020—thousands fewer than Moscow previously claimed.

The air force’s new Su-57 stealth fighter likewise is still undergoing testing. The plane’s builder announced it would deliver just a dozen of the twin-engine jets to the military by 2019. By comparison, the U.S. Air Force declared its own F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters combat-ready in 2005 and 2016, respectively.

As for Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s sole aircraft carrier—the vessel is in a shipyard for repairs following its disastrous first-ever deployment, to Syria, in the summer of 2017. During the brief deployment, two of the carrier’s 15 fighter planes crashed while trying to land.

The United States and its NATO allies together possess no fewer than 14 aircraft carriers operating hundreds of planes.

So while the scale and proximity of the Zapad 2017 war game startles nearby countries, the major absences from the exercise undercut the threat the Russian mobilization seems to pose. Moscow can still send thousands of troops, hundreds of vehicles, scores of warplanes and tens of major warships to a neighboring country and near waters… and inspire alarming headlines all over the world.

But these forces are relatively few in number and lacking in sophistication. Zapad 2017 is pretend war whose propaganda value is all too real. (Click to Site)

US Marines Land In Norway For The First Time Since World War II, Angering Russia

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Just one week after thousands of US troops arrived in Poland to “support NATO’s Anti-Russian buildup” across Eastern Europe, 300 U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment breaking with decades of tradition by Norway not to host foreign forces, and angering Norway’s Arctic neighbor Russia, according to Reuters.

After leaving North Carolina aboard a chartered 747 on Sunday evening, the troops landed at 10am CET on Monday with their luggage and weapons at the Vaernes airport near Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, television footage showed. The Marines will be hosted at the Vaernes base of the Norwegian Home Guards near Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city.

The US soldiers, which will stay in Norway for a year with the current batch of Marines being replaced after their six-month tour is complete. Until now, the US has had large quantities of military materiel pre-positioned in tunnels dug into Norway’s mountains, but no troops.

A spokesman for the Norwegian Home Guards, who will host the Marines at the Vaernes military base, about 1,500 km (900 miles) from the Russian border, said the U.S. troops will learn about winter warfare. “For the first four weeks they will have basic winter training, learn how to cope with skis and to survive in the Arctic environment,” said Rune Haarstad, a Home Guard spokesman. In March, the Marines will take part in the Joint Viking exercises, which will also include British troops, he added.

As the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow’s assertiveness, Russia has been understandably concerned. However, both Norway and the US deny the notion that the deployment is meant to “irk” Russia as part of NATO’s wider campaign to oppose what it calls “Russian aggression” in Europe, by sending additional troops and weapons closer to the Russian border. A spokeswoman for Norwegian Ministry of Defence also said the arrival of U.S. Marines had nothing to do with concerns about Russia. (Click to Article)

 

President-Elect Trump Puts Entire World On Notice: ‘The United States Is Going To Reassert Its Position In The Globe’

– As Russian President Vladimir Putin Slams ‘Sore Losers’

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In the 240-year history of this experiment in liberty called ‘America’, from generation to generation, the baton of power has been peacefully passed from one presidency to the next, and often one party to another, from year to year.

While many Republicans and Independents didn’t like the (s)election of Barack Obama to the throne in 2008 after 8 years of Bush, the transfer of power largely went off without a hitch, though some Republicans shouted ‘he’s not my president’ in protest.

Yet at the end of the day, America was still America, however flawed, however imperfect, “one nation under God”, united though still divided, our Republic moves onward through one peaceful presidential transition after another. Might 2017 be the year it changes?

The new story today from Reuters reports that according to Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Democrats of America have forgotten the meaning of their own names and become sore losers, big time sore losers as was recently proven by the unprovoked verbal assault of Ivanka Trump and her children while on a plane by two sore loser liberals.

Having seemingly forgotten that human rights and dignity should apply to ALL Americans, not just Democrats, we hear directly from Putin in the 1st video below in which he delivers a scathing attack upon the ‘sore losers’ while heaping praise upon Donald Trump for having been in touch with the pulse of American society.

We also hear in the final video below from Trump’s incoming press secretary Sean Spicer that Trump has put the entire world on notice while claiming America is going to reassert its position in the globe.

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And while ‘fake news’ CNN once again destroys themselves by claiming in the 3rd video below that Putin and Donald Trump might be having some kind of ‘nuclear standoff’, anybody paying attention realizes that both Russia and Trump claiming its time to expand the number of nuclear weapons isn’t being directed at each other but at ISIS terrorists and other potential adversaries who might be seeking to harm us or overthrow the West. Listen to Trump’s own words – they certainly don’t sound like the words of a madman ready to blow the world to smithereens.: (Click to Article)

Putin strikes Aleppo while America focuses on White House elections: Russian forces will win the city for Assad during America’s political hiatus

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  • Putin seeks to gain advantage while US is side-tracked by Nov 8 election 
  • Russian battleships have been travelling through the Mediterranean
  • Tensions between Russia and the West have escalated due to bombings
  • Intelligence sources warned of ‘significant humanitarian consequences’ 
  • Syrian rebels opened a new front in Aleppo as fighting spread yesterday 

Fears are growing for 275,000 civilians in Aleppo as Vladimir Putin prepares to launch a military attack on the Syrian city this week.

The Russian President is thought to be trying to take advantage of political limbo in the United States where Barack Obama has become a ‘lame duck’ president and the country is consumed by the race for the White House.

With the US election on November 8, a Russian flotilla of battleships, led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is making its way through the Mediterranean on its way to attack the war-torn city, and it is believed submarines are going to join them.

Tensions between Russia and the West have escalated due to Moscow’s indiscriminate bombings in Aleppo, where the war rages between rebels and the Putin-backed Bashar al-Assad. (Click to Article)

Russia’s New Satan 2 Mega-Nuke Described With Chilling Accuracy in Isaiah Prophecy

“The earth is broken, broken down, the earth is crumbled in pieces, the earth trembleth and tottereth.” Isaiah 24:19 (The Israel Bible™)

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As tensions rise between Russia and the United States and Cold War fears return, Russia revealed a terrifying new addition to its nuclear arsenal, aptly dubbed Satan 2. Verses in the Book of Isaiah describing in detail what can only be nuclear destruction are suddenly relevant as never before as the hell weapon’s capabilities come to light.

This week, Russia revealed that it had successfully tested the RS-28, a super-heavy thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile. Containing 16 warheads, the Satan 2 delivers a blast of 40 megatons, 2,000 times more powerful than the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. It is capable of wiping out a landmass “the size of Texas or France,” according to a report by the Russian Sputniknews agency.

The delivery system has a range of over 6,000 miles at 4.3 miles per second, putting the East and West Coasts of the US within range. There are plans to incorporate Project 4202, a Russian hypersonic glider warhead carrier that can deliver the nuclear payload at an astonishing Mach 7, or over 5,300 MPH. It is doubtful that existing missile defense systems can cope with a threat travelling at such speeds. (Click to Article)

Russian, US jets had near miss over Syria: US officials

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Aboard a US military aircraft (AFP) – A Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a US warplane over eastern Syria, US defence officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace.

The near miss occurred late on October 17, when a Russian jet that was escorting a larger spy plane manoeuvred in the vicinity of an American warplane, Air Force Lieutenant General Jeff Harrigian said.

The Russian jet came to “inside of half a mile”, he added.

Another US military official, speaking on condition of anonymity , said the American pilot could feel the turbulence produced by the Russian jet’s engines.

“It was close enough you could feel the jet wash of the plane passing by,” the official said.

It appeared the Russian pilot had simply not seen the US jet, as it was dark and the planes were flying without lights.

“I would attribute it to not having the necessary situational awareness given all those platforms operating together,” Harrigian said.

The incident raises serious questions about the extent to which pilots are able to track the complex airspace they operate in. (Click to Article)

Russian General Has Alarming Warning For Americans: ‘We Are Teetering On The Brink’ – Russia Warns Globalists Trying To Turn The Entire World Into ‘Uncontrolled Chaos’

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Back on December 10th of 2009, not even in office for a full year, Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace. Citing his promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and a ‘new climate in international relations’ fostered by his outreach to the Muslim world, with Obama’s term in office winding down and a nuclear war with Russia and China that could completely destroy America in moments on the table, Obama better earn that prize he won nearly 7 years ago or all bets are off for the future of much of humanity.

As we see in the pictures below from this new story from The Sun that the Drudge Report linked to this morning called “Braced For Armageddon: Terrifying Footage Shows Russian Soldiers Prepare For Nuclear War During Drill Involving 40 Million People”, what’s happening now between nuclear superpowers that could destroy much of our planet for many years to come doesn’t come along with a ‘reset button’.

And as we read in this new story from South Front, according to Russian Lt. Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Russia and America are teetering on the brink of war with no way to manage a possible confrontation. As this story from Pravda tells us, the globalists here in America are now pushing the world towards ‘uncontrolled chaos’ as events spiral out of their control.

The fact that world war 3 is being dangled before us on the precipice of the most important election in United States history isn’t lost on those who are paying attention. As this recent Wall Street Journal story tells us, a new ‘cold war’ has begun between the US and its allies in the West and Russia and their allies in the East, just at a time when there’s a very good chance that the globalists lose control of their ‘biggest prize’ with a Donald Trump election, America.

With a Hillary Clinton presidency almost guaranteeing a war with Russia that could turn nuclear very quickly, Obama has a real chance to prove that prize he won was ‘not’ for ‘naught’ and one huge way he could do that would be to use the power of his presidency to implode the candidacy of Clinton. While we certainly won’t hold our breaths waiting for that to happen, we have to ask why a man who has won a Nobel prize for peace would be so willing to assist the candidacy of someone who so obviously wants war? Compared to Trump, who has promised to work WITH Russia in fighting the ISIS terrorists who want to kill us, not AGAINST Russia, Hillary IS a war, just waiting to happen. (Click to Article)

Russian President Putin Warns America: “If It’s Hillary Clinton, It’s War”

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On May 14, 2016, a grim Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin states that during President Putin’s meeting earlier today with Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) commanders where he ordered them to accelerate the deployment of at least two more missile attack early warning system satellites, he further warned these military leaders about the facts regarding the American presidential election by stating to them: “If it’s Hillary Clinton, it’s war”.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by “Her Majesty’s Government” and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

According to this report, President Putin’s decision to launch the Angara-class heavy carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Spaceport by the end of December to deploy these missile attack early warning system new-generation satellites ahead of a new US president taking office in January, 2017, is in direct response to the Obama regimes activation on the Western Front, in Romania, yesterday of its European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) missile system that Russia warns is a direct threat, and leading some online commentators to warn that Romania might be reduced to “smoking ruins.” (Click to Article)

Russia orders all officials to fly home any relatives living abroad, as tensions mount over the prospect of a global war

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  • Russian officials have been ‘told to bring relatives home to the Motherland’
  • Failure to act will put promotion chances at risk, according to local reports
  • Comes amid worsening relations between Russia and US over Syria crisis
  • US has pulled plug on Syria talks and accused Russia of hacking attacks
  • Russia has moved nuclear-capable missiles nearer to the Polish border

Russia is ordering all of its officials to fly home any relatives living abroad amid heightened tensions over the prospect of global war, it has been claimed.

Politicians and high-ranking figures are said to have received a warning from president Vladimir Putin to bring their loved-ones home to the ‘Motherland’, according to local media.

It comes after Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row over Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict and just days after it emerged the Kremlin had moved nuclear-capable missiles near to the Polish border.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has also warned that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US. (Click to Article)

BIRTH OF EU ARMY ALSO ON SHEMITAH END DAY – AS WAR TENSIONS RISE ACROSS CONTINENT

A few internet naysayers (aka. trolls) remarked that we were wrong on the Shemitah because there was no financial collapse on the Shemitah end-day of September 13th.  Aside from the fact that we were already right on market carnage worldwide in late August and the fact that a stock market collapse couldn’t happen on September 13th because it was a Sunday… we have already pointed out that we expected crisis to happen worldwide in the fall and not necessarily on the exact date of the end of the Shemitah.

That aside, two massive events happened on September 13th.  As we reported yesterday, all in one day the Eurozone ceased to exist as border checkpoints and fences went up throughout Europe.  We received some remarks from a few remarkably asleep people in Europe saying that “We didn’t notice a big difference… and besides they said it was temporary!”… Clearly these are not political historians or they would know that nothing is so permanent as a “temporary” government measure.  Richard Nixon also “temporarily suspended the convertibility of the dollar into gold” to protect against “currency speculators” in 1971.  We’re still waiting until that temporary measure is removed. ( Click to Article)