War Preps
Compiled by J.R. Nyquist in late 2001




Hope is a great falsifier -- Balthasar Gracian

The long and the short of it

 Is Nuclear War Really Unthinkable?

In spite of the many uncertainties of our study we do have a great deal of confidence in some partial conclusions -- such as, that a nation like the United States or the Soviet Union could handle each of the problems of radioactivity, physical destruction, or likely levels of casualties, if they occurred by themselves.  That is, we believe if either nation were to be dusted with radioactivity in a wartime manner, and if nothing else happened, this radioactivity could, with minor preparations for a small attack and elaborate preparations for a large one,  be handled.

HERMAN KAHN: On Thermonuclear War

Nuclear winter is the most recent attempt to prove that winning a nuclear war is impossible.  A new apocalyptic theory was necessary from the viewpoint of the antinuclear activists who originated and publicized nuclear winter because other theories of apocalypse, such as the fallout theory, had been discredited by the scientific community.

PETER VINCENT PRY: Nuclear Wars, Exchanges and Outcomes

In modern warfare, nuclear weapons can be employed for various missions:  strategic, operational, and tactical.  From a purely military point of view, a nuclear weapon is incomparably more effective than a conventional weapon.  It permits the execution of military missions in a considerably shorter time than was possible in past wars.  For this reason, experts believe that the nuclear weapon is the most powerful and effective instrument by which to destroy an opponent in any type of operation, or in war as a whole.

V.D. SOKOLOVSKII: Soviet Military Strategy

The idea of killing millions of people to achieve a relative positional advantage is absurd from the point of view of liberal democracy. From the point of view of positional advantage, it is liberal democracy that proves absurd.

J.R. NYQUIST: Origins of the 
Fourth World War

Surprise nuclear attack is feasible and in the interests of the Soviet Union in the event that war seems to them to be imminent, unavoidable, or desirable. Soviet deception, including concealment of intent, could reinforce the existing U.S. disbelief in surprise nuclear attack, and increase the probability of surprise. 

Surprise attack should be the continuing standard for evaluating the adequacy of our strategic nuclear forces; it should be taken more seriously for the planning of the NATO defense posture. Yet, the assumption of effective strategic warning dominates both. That assumption makes U.S. and NATO forces appear more healthy than they actually are. It is a risky and imprudent assumption for planning purposes. This is not to suggest that measures to enhance our ability to detect and evaluate warning, and to respond effectively to ambiguous warning, should not be pursued. Nor is it suggested that in the event of strategic warning, measures to improve force survivability and capability should not be sought; but only that the adequacy of our forces should not rest upon the assumption of having effective strategic or even tactical warning. The self-deception that this introduces would only make Soviet deception more effective, and surprise more feasible.

WILLIAM R. VAN CLEAVE: "Surprise Nuclear Attack," from Soviet Strategic Deception

USA war preparations

  • No civil defense. 

  • No national missile defense.

  • No road or rail-mobile ICBMs.

  • Abandonment of the Panama Canal.

  • U.S. officials have allowed nuclear warhead secrets to leak out to China.

  • The U.S. pays Russia billions of dollars to encourage disarmament measures, but these billions are diverted to Russian war preparations.

  • The U.S. Navy is short of fuel.

  • The U.S. Army is short of recruits and officers, and has only 10 divisions, with 8 of them unfit for combat. 

  • The U.S. Air Force is facing pilot shortages, and many aircraft remain grounded for lack of spare parts.

  • Only 18 ballistic missile submarines remain in the U.S. Navy, with only 9 at sea on any given day. 

  • America's ballistic missile submarine commanders no longer have the launch codes to fire their nuclear weapons, but must rely on the president to send them the launch codes in the event of a war emergency.  

  • Shop until you drop.  

  • Wave good-bye to your country.  

  • Say hello to your new landlord, Mr. Wang.  

Russian war preparations

  • Moscow has outfitted hundreds of fighter-bombers with additional fuel tanks and in-flight refueling capability, augmenting Russia's intercontinental strike capability. 

  • Russia has been constructing large numbers of military transport aircraft for foreign customers who do not exist.  

  • Russia has been building and accumulating dry docks even though, at the moment, no foreign customers for them exist.  

  • Russia has recently fielded a new battle tank; a new state-of-the-art fighter; super-quiet submarines which can engage sea, land and air targets simultaneously; a new attack helicopter and sniper rifle.  

  • Russia has developed a revolutionary new rifle-fired infantry weapon, the so-called vacuum grenade, which can give a single Russian soldier the firepower of a 155mm howitzer. Russia has begun joint production of this weapon with the Chinese.   

  • Russia now emphasizes the production of mobile ICBMs like the Topol-M, which are designed to evade satellite detection, permitting the Russians to cheat on arms control agreements.  

  • Russia continues to develop biological and chemical weapons, sometimes with the use of U.S. funds. According to recent defectors, Russia is now working on a super-plague weapon.  

  • Russian diplomacy is clearly attempting to build an anti-American alliance which includes countries like China, North Korea, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, South Africa, Syria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iran and India.

  • Russian Spetsnaz commandos continue to train with suitcase nukes against U.S. targets. 

  • Russia is hoarding strategic metals which are vital for keeping up war production through the first months of a nuclear world war. 

  • Russia is importing more food than needed for domestic consumption. At the same time, Russia has constructed huge underground nuclear-proof food storage facilities. 

  • Russia has developed an impressive engineering rescue capability, organized into special military formations positioned outside large cities, for rescuing citizens trapped beneath rubble in the event of a nuclear attack.    

  • Recent Russian movies and pop songs depict Americans as stupid animals who deserve to die.  In keeping with this theme, NATO is depicted as an aggressive alliance, sometimes likened to Hitler's Third Reich.

  • Russia is building huge underground cities, like the one at Yamantau Mountain in the Urals.  These cities are built more than a thousand feet into the earth and are able to withstand direct nuclear attack.

  • Russia has been modernizing nuclear bunkers located beneath Moscow.

  • Russia has erected a system of national missile defense far beyond that allowed by the 1972 ABM Treaty.  Deploying approximately 10,000 dual-purpose mobile SAM/ABMs, Russia has used a loophole in the treaty to provide a powerful missile shield.  Using a common-sense approach to ABM defense, Russia's interceptor missiles employ special nuclear warheads that can destroy incoming warheads without having to score a direct head-on hit.   

  • Russia is also ahead of the United States in directed energy weapons that could be used to blind or destroy U.S. early warning satellites.  

  • Many of Russia's mafia organizations operate in collaboration with, or under the supervision of, military intelligence and the state security services. Organized crime is used to penetrate Western banks, technology companies, law enforcement and government. Routes used for smuggling drugs and other contraband are reserved in wartime for bringing biological, chemical and nuclear weapons into the U.S.

Chinese war preparations

  • Civil defense drills began in major Chinese cities around July 2000.

  • Chinese military commanders have been told that nuclear war with America could begin at any time.  

  • China has been developing and deploying new road-mobile long range missiles like the DF-31 and DF-41.

  • China is modernizing its navy, purchasing advanced Russian warships and missiles capable of sinking U.S. carriers.  

  • China has been rapidly building a large store of advanced nuclear warheads.  

  • China has positioned bases to block the main western entry point into the Pacific, and has acquired indirect control of the Panama Canal through front companies.  

  • China has formed military ties with Cuba and Venezuela.

  • China has also penetrated Sudan, and is spreading missile and nuclear technology to rogue states in Africa and the Middle East.

  • China has massed troops, aircraft, ships and missiles opposite Taiwan.  

  • China has engaged in war exercises during which U.S. forces in the Pacific were targeted by Chinese forces.  


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