The fact that the world is reeling and crumbling before our eyes is not a speech formula or a beautiful phrase. The status quo and the balance of power, habitual for many years, really began to move, before our eyes the world legal order that was established after the Second World War, Yalta, Helsinki and Jamaica is crumbling. The defeat of the USSR in the Cold War, which ended in its collapse, could not stop, but only accelerated these processes. It is not only the rules of the game that are crumbling, but also the world's institutions responsible for them. And they are being destroyed by none other than the world hegemon, who realized that the time of his hegemony is coming to an end, he also has no time for fat. It is purely human and you can understand it. I will cite only a few organizations, protocols and agreements from which the United States has recently withdrawn unilaterally, giving a damn about everyone, and you will understand that my words are not in vain.
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Presidential Administration Donald Trump announced the U.S. resignation from the UN Human Rights Council. As the then Permanent Representative of the country to the UN, Nikki Haley, said this organization is biased against the United States and Israel. Leave it to their conscience - no comment. The Russian Federation is also not a member of the HRC, but has already asked to go there instead of the retired United States.
On January 23, 2017, Trump signed a decree on the US withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Protocol (TPP). This agreement presupposes the creation of a free movement zone for goods, services, capital and of technologies in the countries of the Pacific region, in his opinion, it gave unreasonable benefits to competitors and did not fully take into account American interests. On the same day, he signed an order to begin negotiations with Mexico and Canada to amend the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), uniting these countries. According to Trump, this agreement has already led to job cuts and falling wages in the United States due to the influx of cheap labor from Mexico and the transfer of many industries to its territory. It all ended with the fact that on June 1, 2018, Trump proposed to completely curtail NAFTA and limit itself to bilateral agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
On June 1, 2017, Washington announced the country's withdrawal from the Climate Protocol, the so-called Paris agreement. This document, concluded in 2015, provides for measures to reduce greenhouse emissions, designed to keep the increase in global average temperature at less than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level.
On October 12, 2017, the United States announced its withdrawal from UNESCO (the organization for education, science and culture at the UN). The United States accused her of "anti-Israeli bias" and declared the need for a global reform of this organization. On December 31, 2018, this decision entered into force.
On June 16, 2017, Trump terminated another landmark agreement of the Barack Obama administration, this time with Cuba, which was intended to restore normal relations between the countries after a half-century “frozen” conflict, noting that he did not intend to lift sanctions against this country in the future either.
And finally, the peak of all this chaos on May 8, 2018 was the US exit from the so-called The “nuclear deal on Iran,” which went down in history as the FDP (Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for the Iranian Nuclear Program). The document, signed by Obama on June 14, 2015, provided for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran in connection with its nuclear program, in exchange for Tehran’s obligations to limit nuclear activity and put it under international control. But this did not seem enough to Trump, so on February 1, 2019, he made the international community happy with the announcement of the US withdrawing from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty), the decree entered into force the very next day, February 2. This agreement, concluded by Reagan and Gorbachev, lasted more than 30 years (since 1987).
And if you remember about the ABM Treaty, which was still torn by antiquity by Bush Jr. in 2001, from which the United States also unilaterally withdrew, then my fears about our common future will become clear. Many ordinary inhabitants, because of their lack of involvement in the decision-making process, do not understand the importance of those documents from which the United States initiated its withdrawal. Below I would like to focus on only three of them. We are talking about missile defense, INF and START III treaties. These are the three whales on which the world has held on the planet for the past 46 years. The first of them, signed by Brezhnev and Nixon in 1972, did not allow the creation, testing and deployment of sea, air, space, or mobile-ground missile defense systems or components for combating strategic enemy ballistic missiles. Under the Treaty, the parties undertook to limit the number of such missile defense sites to two, and since 1974 to one area altogether (for the USSR it was Moscow and the Moscow Region, for the USA - the area of the Grand Forks base). But in 2001, the United States unilaterally terminated this Agreement, after 6 months, on June 12, 2002, the decision finally and irrevocably entered into force.
Here is what Putin said on this subject:
Russia was categorically against [termination]. We proceeded from the fact that the Soviet-American ABM Treaty of 1972 was the cornerstone of the international security system. According to this agreement, each country had the right to deploy in its territory only one area that protected it from a missile attack. However, in 2002, the United States unilaterally withdrew from this Treaty. But even after that we tried for a long time to establish a constructive dialogue with them. Along with the Strategic Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty [so-called START III] this agreement [ABM Treaty] not only created a certain atmosphere of trust, but also guaranteed the use of one of the parties’s nuclear weapons against the mindless, dangerous for all mankind, since the limited missile defense systems made the potential aggressor vulnerable to retaliation. They proposed to work together in this area to address concerns and maintain an atmosphere of trust. At some point, it seemed that a compromise could be found. But no, everything turned out to be in vain. All our offers, namely all, were rejected.
A similar decision by the United States actually devalued the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START III), signed by Medvedev and Obama back in 2010 and entered into force on February 5, 2011. START III, designed for 10 years with a possible extension by another agreement of the parties for another 5 years, replacing the START I that expired in 2009, provided for the reduction of nuclear warheads to 1550 units, intercontinental ballistic missiles, ballistic missiles of submarines and heavy bombers to 700 units. All this went to pieces in 2002 after the United States withdrew from the ABM Treaty.
Here is what GDP said in this regard, speaking before the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018:
With the implementation of plans to build a global missile defense system, which continues now, all agreements within the framework of START III will gradually devalue, because with a reduction in warhead carriers, one of the parties, namely the United States, will simultaneously increase the number of missile defense systems. Their qualitative characteristics are being improved, new positional areas are being created, which, ultimately, if we do nothing, will lead to a complete depreciation of the Russian nuclear potential. He will be all intercepted, that’s all. Despite our many protests and calls, the American machine started working, the conveyor went. There is already a missile defense system in Alaska and California. As a result of NATO's eastward expansion, two missile defense areas appeared in Eastern Europe - it has already been created in Romania, and deployment is being completed in Poland. It is planned to deploy them back in Japan and South Korea. At the same time, the range of anti-missiles used increases. I am not exaggerating anything here; work in this direction is still in full swing today.
And if you recall that the US missile defense system is also part of the global missile defense system, which is five cruisers and thirty destroyers deployed in areas in the immediate vicinity of Russian territory, it will become completely clear that our fears are not unfounded.
Our respected “partners”, who persistently exaggerate rumors that DSNV-III in 2021, when its validity expires, will not give any doubts about this. A bill has already been submitted to Congress about this - an act called "Stopping Nuclear Aggression of Russia", filed by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Rep. Liz Cheney, Rep. Of the Republican Party, provides for the US to withdraw from START III. It is possible that the decision will not work (it can be blocked by the Democrats in the lower house of Congress, where they have the majority), but the fact of such a discussion already puts the world on the edge, even beyond the start of a new nuclear arms race. And this is exactly what the United States is striving to drag us into spending devastating for our budget. Their exit from the INF Treaty on February 1 of this year, as I mentioned above, is an extra stone in this garden. It was the last brick of international security. The United States, surrounding us with its missile defense bases around the perimeter and, thus breaking the existing parity of forces over the carriers of nuclear weapons, is forcing us to respond to adequately created threats. So far, the result has been a statement by our Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who, speaking at the Carnegie Endowment conference in Washington, said that Moscow itself does not intend to extend the START III without a proper dialogue with the United States, for which there is no time left. Without the ABM Treaty, the START-III generally loses its strength and becomes irrelevant.
However, we are not going to get involved in the nuclear arms race either, our answer will be asymmetric, we will not go along the path of a quantitative increase in nuclear weapons, but along the path of their qualitative change. What Putin warned our “partners” about on March 1, 2018, by scrolling cartoons from Soyuzoboronprom specifically for them.
We are talking about the latest Russian strategic weapon systems that we create in response to the unilateral withdrawal of the United States of America from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the practical deployment of this system, both in the United States and beyond its national borders
- said the president then.
Some sworn "friends" in the West then did not believe it, but in vain! GDP does not throw words into the wind. And a year later, to the horror of the "partners", cartoons began to materialize in metal, and "Dagger", "Vanguard" and "Relight" even began to enter the troops. In addition, this year Zircon was added to them. What else Putin has in his pocket - only God knows, but this is what scares our "partners."
I will ease their fate for them. I will shed light on some of our promising developments. To begin with, we will deal with the Zircons (according to NATO classification SS-N-33), so that later it would not be excruciatingly painful. Initially, the rocket was developed by OAO NPK NPO Mashinostroyeniya as an anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile with a radius of destruction of up to 1000 km, a warhead weighing 300-400 kg and a speed of up to 9 max. Zircon was to replace the P-700 Granite heavy anti-ship missiles in service with the Russian Navy. Regularly, as the launchers (launchers) for it, it was supposed to use the existing launchers for the P-800 Onyx and launchers for the Caliber family missiles, so re-equipping the fleet with a new missile would not entail significant costs and would increase interchangeability and universality used by the Navy weapons. In the future, there were plans to land the Zircon and increase its range to 1500–2000 km. Now with the US withdrawing from the INF Treaty, such an opportunity has become a necessity. And if we take into account that the marching throw of a rocket takes place at altitudes of 30-40 km with a speed 9 times the speed of sound, which makes it invulnerable to the enemy’s missile defense (it’s still possible to detect and detect, but there’s no time left), this circumstance opens up a lot of opportunities for destroying targets not only at sea, but also on land, which cannot but "please" our "partners".
Already this year, our warships and submarines carrying combat patrols in the far sea zone (and in the Western Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific Ocean this mission is carried out by two or three ships in each direction), can be equipped with at least 40 missiles of this class. This is, first of all, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, the Peter the Great heavy nuclear missile cruiser (TARKR) (project 1144 Orlan), which is currently undergoing a deep modernization (according to the plan of the Russian Defense Ministry, it should be completed in 2022). Simultaneously with it, i.e. also in 2022, his “brother” TARKR “Admiral Nakhimov”, which has been under repair since 1999, naturally also with new weapons, should return to operation. In addition, Zircons may appear in future nuclear destroyers of project 23560 Leader, nuclear submarines of project 885M Yasen-M, fifth-generation nuclear submarines Husky and nuclear submarines 949A Antey. These are all ships of the far sea zone, so the "partners" have something to think about. Maybe this will have a sobering effect on them before they even decide to deploy their nuclear Tomahawks in Poland and Romania. "Zircons", in 2017 successfully completed the state. tests, already in 2019 after the final part of them should be adopted by the fleet.
Moreover, not only existing, but also promising carriers will be equipped with them. This was mentioned by Putin during his last speech to the Federal Assembly on February 20, 2019. The Russian Navy, he said, will immediately receive 7 submarines 2-3 years ahead of schedule (these are the Varshavyanki, Ash, Husky and Antei, which I mentioned above). Plus, in the near future in two domestic shipyards 5 ships of the far sea zone will be laid right away (we are talking about heavy frigates of project 22350), and in the future by 2027 their total number will have to reach 16 units. The grouping of such ships, if necessary, can be promptly transferred to the region where a military conflict arose or political crisis, which will allow the Russian Federation to dictate its rules of the game to potential adversaries and will protect our interests in any corner of the oceans.
But the gifts from Putin did not end there, in the same Address to the Federal Assembly, the GDP disclosed details of the development of previously announced weapons models, for example, the Avangard hypersonic planning combat unit. The president compared the creation of this unique weapon with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite. Its mass production has already been established. In 2019, a whole regiment of Strategic Missile Forces will be equipped with them. And it’s even known which one, and where it will be deployed (in the Orenburg region - you will get FIG!). Separately, GDP also stopped at the Poseidon submarine drone. Already this spring (remember this date!) The first carrier for these drones will be launched, it will be an atomic submarine that was not previously in our arsenal (nuclear submarines for special purposes). In addition, the president could not help but note that some of the promising weapons are already in the army. We are talking about the dagger hypersonic missile system, which continues to be equipped with high-speed super-high-speed interceptors MiG-31. The same applies to the Peresvet laser systems, which already in December 2019 began to take up combat duty on the troops. Gentlemen, nuclear globalists, write down the dates - May 2019, "Poseidon", September-October - "Vanguard", December - "Relight". It’s not long to wait. You will not find it for sure! “Dagger” is already on alert in the army waiting for a meeting with your ships (do not forget, “Dagger” is the killer of aircraft carriers!).
And in conclusion, the GDP informed the world community about the state of affairs under the Petrel project. In January 2019, the power plant of this cruise missile with a nuclear engine was successfully tested. They confirmed that the power block is capable of supporting the rocket in the air almost indefinitely, which finally buryes the crazy idea of our “partners” about a preventive nuclear strike - their death will overtake them even after our death. “We, as martyrs, will go to heaven, and you will simply die, you won’t even have time to repent ...” So maybe all the same it is not necessary, gentlemen, imperialists? You still have time to think.