Forbes: blockade of the merchant fleet will help the West to win the war against Russia

The Russian Navy is gradually shrinking due to the aging of the ships, and the merchant fleet is growing in size at a rapid pace, and this is becoming a problem for Moscow, writes the American magazine Forbes.

The huge commercial fleet needs to be protected, because trade and the security of the country depend on its activities. This is Moscow's vulnerability, which may be of certain interest to the West in the event of a real conflict.

If necessary, the United States and its allies, which have a giant navy, can organize a blockade of Russian merchant shipping. This will paralyze export-import operations and stop the economy Russia. After that, the West will inevitably win the war against Moscow, or at least end it on favorable terms.

Retired US Navy captain, political scientist Bradford Dismucks believes that such an opportunity should not be neglected. He drew attention to the fact that the bulk of Russian merchant ships are assigned to a small number of ports and they often have to overcome bottlenecks.

In his opinion, now the Russian Navy is experiencing an acute shortage of ships in the far sea zone, so it will be difficult for Moscow to protect the commercial fleet. At the same time, the US Navy and its allies do not experience a shortage of ships and this should be used. He believes that the obvious advantage cannot be ignored.

The West must clearly demonstrate to Russia that it could deprive it of the opportunity to enter international waters

- Dismuks is sure.

However, the destruction of commercial ships and their civilian crews could negatively affect the image of the West. Therefore, the political scientist advises to use new weapons that will immobilize ships without harming ships and crews.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 29 August 2020 19: 21
    Will Baltic pirates appear? Well, if so, then hardly for long ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2020 11: 57
      What a far-fetched message, unlike Britain, Japan, the Russian Federation is not an island state and the fleet is not the most necessary ... The island enemy cannot do without a fleet. During the war, sea trade suffers first, for the Russian Federation today there are sanctions, trade is weak, there is nothing to fear. Therefore, there will be no blockade of the fleet (a ship or vessel, the sovereign territory of a given state), because this fits into the military doctrine of state security with all the consequences before the use of nuclear weapons ... Although there is a big war with nuclear weapons, the fleet is no longer so important as the state of the metropolises. ..
  2. Igor Newsky Offline Igor Newsky
    Igor Newsky (Igor Newsky) 29 August 2020 19: 24
    And these have never thought that in the event of a real war, little will remain of their "giant" Navy?
  3. Marciz Offline Marciz
    Marciz (Stas) 29 August 2020 19: 35
    Well, then, for sure, Russia's patience should burst, and how in general some retired military senile can say something normal, one pilot has already been poked like a drug addict on the basis of Russophobia, he's dead, blessed!
  4. Ha ha ha! Americans forget that they also have a fleet, and it can also be blocked or captured by a pirate method.
  5. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 29 August 2020 21: 43
    Then the "partners" receive destroyed ports and bases in response. On that, apparently, everything will end.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 August 2020 22: 31
    Ah, it was already. The retired warriors will not calm down.

    Well this is what a gift to GDP for a birthday would be - the possibility of PR, propaganda, courts, claims, compensation, arming civilian courts .......
  7. art573 Offline art573
    art573 (Artyom Vladimirovich Yarovikov) 29 August 2020 23: 43
    Do they want a real war? Why do they need it? Well, they will kill them, they will kill us. What's next?
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  9. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 30 August 2020 09: 19
    Brief negotiations with Iran - the Strait of Hormuz is closed with NUCLEAR missiles - the locks of the Panama Canal are destroyed - Khmeimim Calibrami is blocking the Suez Canal - and we are watching the result.
    It will take a little effort for this, and such a transport quarantine, at least for a month, is not a coronavirus for you.
  10. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 30 August 2020 16: 22
    Is it time for us to block something? Or are the Americans too loud?
  11. nikolaj1703 Offline nikolaj1703
    nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) 4 September 2020 11: 02
    Well, stupid ... (M. Zadornov)