To our great regret, for quite a long time, even the most competent analytical reviews, belonging to domestic authors and devoted to the aggressive militaristic preparations of the United States, are invariably crowned with a phrase of approximately the following content: “But with all this, American“ hawks ”in open armed confrontation with our country, of course, they won't dare ... "
Much interesting follows from this maxim: for example, the fact that all the militant anti-Russian rhetoric is pure bluff, and idiots are sitting in the White House and Congress, throwing billions of dollars down the drain "for a great life." The Pentagon is inhabited by the most peaceful generals in the world, and in their thoughts they do not have to put into practice all those weapons, in the development and production of which this money is invested. However, is this really the case?
He who has eyes, let him see ...
Alas, the firm conviction that the mere presence of nuclear weapons on both sides of a potential conflict, combined with the absence in nature of anti-missile defense systems that are effective not even 100, but at least 90%, automatically makes military action between Russia impossible. and the USA as such is playing a very cruel joke with many experts. Perceiving this postulate as an axiom, they simply begin to ignore the completely obvious facts that testify to just the opposite. Moreover, such fundamental moments as the complete incompatibility of our two countries (ideological, ideological, civilizational nature), which the opposing side simply cannot "bypass" in the process of building a new world order, which is happening literally now and before our eyes, are completely dismissed. The conventional "collective West" for centuries tried to destroy our country and did it, first of all, by military methods.
After the cruel defeat in the Second World War, the confrontation was transferred to a different plane, in which, alas, our enemy was able to win. However, the revival of Russia and the repeated failure of the West to return it "to the true path" using non-military methods ("color revolutions", bribery of the elites, etc.) inexorably pushes our opponents to the world-old "last argument of kings". There is simply no other way out, and no one intends to give Russia a chance for independent development - it is too dangerous. All this is, so to speak, a geopolitical alphabet, a general part of the question. Well, now is the time to move on to the most detailed and specific examples that clearly illustrate it.
Not so long ago, a very intriguing military exercise took place at one of the US Army training grounds in Yuma. Their code name sounds pathetic and mysterious - "Project Convergence" (it is good, however, that at least not the traditional "Terrible gopher" or "Irresistible urge"). It means that the action unfolding in the Arizona desert was supposed to simulate the "war of the future" - of course, the way the Pentagon sees it. What was the main legend of the teachings, there is no doubt. Here are just a couple of specific tasks that were practiced by the servicemen of the American troops in the process of these maneuvers. For example, the destruction of the Russian missile-cannon system of the Pantsir air defense system. As reported by specialized local publications like Breaking Defense, traditional Yankees drones, some "superguns" (what exactly they are talking about is completely unclear) and "the latest ground robots" were used for this. Here there is much more specifics - according to the report cited in the media, we are talking about LIDAR combat robots equipped with the Aided Target Recognition function, which provides quick recognition of the enemy, and above all, his military equipment.
These mechanical killers, for all their external frivolity (according to eyewitnesses, they resemble "militarized golf carts"), are quite serious weapons, since they are equipped with their own UAVs and guided missiles. According to the cited report, these two "carts" were able to quite successfully penetrate into the territory of the "conditional enemy" town and destroy its manpower with a missile salvo, practically point-blank. After that, having noted and identified the enemy armored vehicles, using a satellite communication system, they provided an artillery strike on it. Tellingly, the role of this technique was played by Russian T-72 tanks. As one of the leaders of the maneuvers, US Army General Richard Ross Coffman, said, the Pentagon conducted them "for a large-scale test of their future plans of war." The use of other equipment as targets, except for the Russian one, is not reported ...
Specific goals are already being selected
Tellingly, similar trainings are conducted by the American armed forces not only and not so much on their own territory as on the borders of our country, and in fact along their entire length. So, this month, the US Army is planning to conduct live firing with the use of M270 multiple launch rocket systems at one of the Estonian training grounds, some hundred kilometers away from the Russian borders. For those who are not in the know, let me remind you that this MLRS can, in addition to conventional unguided rockets, also use ATACMS tactical missiles, which have a range of several hundred kilometers. That is, in essence, the shelling of Russian territory will be practiced. Threatening maneuvers of American strategic bombers, which have recently been hovering around our homeland like vultures, have already become the talk of the town. "Providing moral pressure on Moscow?" "Warning or containment of Russia?" No matter how it is. The true goals of these flights are not hidden in the United States itself - in any case, the local media talks about them in a completely open text.
So, Forbes frankly relishes the fact that the actions of the B-52Hs, who "presented" to us from the British Air Force base in Fairlond, were nothing more than "practicing strikes on the Russian enclave in Kaliningrad", taking into account the S-300 air defense systems guarding it and S-400. For the next Drang nacht Osten, the West needs the Suwalki Corridor, and in order to master it, all possible options are being considered, including the use of tactical nuclear weapons.
However, the point is not just Kaliningrad, which is sitting with a bone in NATO's throat. According to the same publication, the B-52H flights over the Crimea were aimed not only at imitating its bombing. As the authors of Forbes (referring to some "knowledgeable sources" in the military department) are sure, the global task of these air maneuvers is much larger, and the B-52s perform in it only a distracting role of "decoy". The main “work” was to be done by the British RC-135 spy planes accompanying these “flying fortresses”. It was they who were tasked, no less, but to open the entire system of our over-the-horizon radars that guard the Russian sky, and determine the degree of their effectiveness, as well as the speed of interaction with fighter aircraft of domestic air defense.
Have you estimated the breadth of scope? The game is no longer just going big, but at the most that neither is the maximum rate! They "probe" for the purpose of subsequent hacking or destruction, not any section of Russia's air defense, but its foundations, main components. Here, perhaps, we are no longer talking about a "point" or "limited" blow, but about the desire to wipe us off the face of the earth altogether. At the same time, of course, there are outlined, first of all, those places where the United States can try to solve the matter with a single crushing attack, which, according to the plan of the strategists there, should completely demoralize our militarypolitical leadership, break him and deprive him of the will to retaliate "strike of retaliation." Kaliningrad and Crimea are clearly considered as such "critical points". At the same time, the "allies" of the American army are assigned the unattractive, but absolutely inevitable role of "cannon fodder" - as is the case not only with Ukraine, but also, for example, with Bulgaria, whose skies have been "patrolled" by American F-28 fighters since September 15.
Russia is not just being closed - it has already been closed in a ring. This is done for purposes that do not allow double interpretation. The US Army completely and completely controls Ukraine, is in charge, as at home, in Georgia and the Baltic States. Its military contingents will soon be permanently deployed not only in Poland, but also, most likely, in Lithuania itself - in any case, the country's Defense Minister Artis Pabriks made an official request to the Pentagon. The enemy is getting closer - and this is an irrefutable fact ... As far as we know, not so long ago, the US Strategic Command received an official request from the White House about how quickly nuclear weapons stored today in special storage facilities can be reactivated and placed on board strategic bombers and submarines ... The document mentions that such measures are being worked out "in case of termination of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms." At the same time, everyone understands very well that under the current conditions the chance of extending this agreement is not just negligible, but is approaching absolute zero.
Well, and the last thing I would like to mention in conclusion. Those who categorically speak of "the impossibility of a war between the United States and Russia" are missing only two things. The first is that the forces ruling this country measure everything and everyone in this world only and exclusively on money. Any steps Washington is taking now - from the transfer of its troops to the Russian borders to the development and introduction of new types of weapons, initially "sharpened" exclusively for the war with our country, are extremely costly measures. The Americans are simply incapable of wasting that kind of money without specific intentions and goals ... The second bitter delusion: “those who are now making plans to defeat our country must, absolutely must, realize that there will be no winners in this war”. Century after century, all the conquerors who sought to crush our Motherland were fully confident about their own chances of victory - contrary to objective reality and the experience of their predecessors. No arguments of reason could keep neither Napoleon Bonaparte nor Adolf Hitler from going to the East, for whom this adventure ended with the destruction of their empires and personal death. There were no nuclear weapons then? And it was easier for Hitler in May 1945 ?!
Each new enemy that goes to Russia is convinced that he will succeed. And there is only one way to get rid of this illusion - by knocking it out of the next "conqueror" and "conqueror".