Our nukes help us talk with US on even footing – Russian Security Council chief

The nuclear arsenal is a tool that allows Russia to talk with the US as an equal, despite America’s desire for world dominance, the head of the Russian National Security Council said.

Seeking a dominant position in everything, including the military domain, is part of Washington’s strategic planning, Nikolay Patrushev told journalists on Tuesday. As a nation that does not want to bend to American interests, Russia needs to be able to deter the US.

“Let’s recall what happened on August 6, 1945. The US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima,” Patrushev said. “Why did it happen? Because they had dominance. They knew no nation could retaliate against them for that.

They cannot be allowed to dominate today, to think that nobody could stand up to them. Our newly developed weapons allow us to have a dialogue with the US, to argue for the interests that we have.

The interview focused on the discontinuation of the INF Treaty, a key Cold War era nuclear disarmament treaty, which the Trump administration abandoned this year after accusing Russia of non-compliance. Moscow said it has never seen any evidence that would allow Washington to the claim, and that the US apparently used it as a pretext to shift the blame.

As it was withdrawing from the treaty, the US indicated that it would consider a replacement if China agrees to join and dismantle its arsenal of ground-based missiles with ranges between 500km and 5,500km – the type of weapons that the INF Treaty banned. Patrushev said the proposition was “unrealistic,” considering Beijing’s discouraging statements on the issue.

“I can only add this: why only China if we consider a multilateral treaty? Why don’t we look at England? Why don’t we look at France?” he said, mentioning the two NATO allies that have national nuclear capability, like the US.

Neither the UK nor France is known to possess land-based medium or intermediate-range missiles at the moment, but both fielded such weapons in the past. France retired its domestically-developed S3 missile in 1996.

China is not the only nation that has these types of missiles in service. Pakistan and India have projectiles of this weapon class in their arsenals, which are part of the regional nuclear deterrence architecture. Israel’s Jericho missiles are understood to be the land component of Israel’s nuclear triad, even though Israel has neither confirmed nor denied being a nuclear nation.

North Korea’s development of a nuclear deterrence includes testing and deploying several intermediate-range missiles with suspected nuclear capability, including the mobile-launched Hwasong-10 and Hwasong-12.

(c) RT

5 comments

  • Poor fools. A million nukes would never put you on an equal footing with the USA, and the US used nukes to stop the war in Japan, and if they hadn’t, Russia would never have gone into the Kuril islands like thieves in the night.

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  • Big ethics difference between the US of A and the Russia. The US of A has not used violence or the threat of war to increase its national holdings or lands. They have influenced political structure in other countries generally to maintain freedom and democracy. They have moved, generally with a UN mandate, to remove a brutal thug from power that has been killing or terrorizing the citizens.
    In contrast, the Russia, is using its power to threaten other countries to maintain influence over then. Pee Wee Pootie’s expression, “I reserve the right to protect Russian speakers” used prior to invasions in Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014 is confirmation. In Moldova and Georgia, “peacekeeping forces” were installed to maintain peace where his agents sturred up false animosities. In Moldova, those “peace keeping” forces were supposed to have been removed years ago. They remain to impose the Kriminalin threat on the whole country while occupying a small area.
    The same tactics were used in Georgian areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. While the occupied territory in Moldova is delinated and constrained by a river, in Georgia the occupation forces use barb wre fences to mark off their restricted access areas. A strange thing happens in Georgia though, those fences sometimes have legs that take a step or two at night while the residents sleep. The residents get up in the morning and can not go out the front door to work or get access to their garden. Now a strange thing to me is that moving fence posts and hammering in the wire nails would cause a bit of clamour that would wake mostresidents. But none report being woken up. Here is a question for “the experts”, Is it possible the Russian occupation forces have access to and use of an aerosol or water borne tranquilizer? Could this be an R&D exercise using direct land access from muther Pootlerstan? Suppose this is possible, they could administer this by activities of buried subversive cells in a country. You could wake up with the whole military in detention and the country over run and occupied. There is funny business going on and who knows what evil the Kriminalin chemical weapons kooks are working on.

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  • Like North Korea

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  • The nuclear arsenal is a tool that allows Russia to talk with the US as an equal, despite America’s desire for world dominance, the head of the Russian National Security Council said.

    The US does not seek World dominance you dumb Vatniki fuck, the US needs Nukes just in case you thick stupid fuckers either accidentally lean on the button, or get drunk and press it or give in to your mental urges and think you could win a World war.

    “Let’s recall what happened on August 6, 1945. The US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima,” Patrushev said. “Why did it happen? Because they had dominance. They knew no nation could retaliate against them for that.

    This prick has never read a proper History book has he. Nuking Japan was unfortunatley the only way the War could be ended.
    Considering no other Nation had Nukes at the time and it was a case of World Vs. Japan, who the fuck does this stupid ignorant cunt think was going to retaliate?

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    • For a country with an economy half that of the state of California, methinks Putin should come back when his country is at least on a level with California. As the late John McCain said, Russia is just a gas station with nukes.

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