>The USSR2 is no doubt ramping up for their second joint military exercise with their strategic partner, the People’s Republic of China, probably to be held in the summer. Will it be called, in an effort to assuage any concerns in the Pentagon, “Peace Mission 2006”?
Major Russian naval exercise to be held in Pacific
12:37 31/ 03/ 2006
(RIA Novosti, Anatoly Ilyukhov)
Large-scale naval exercises will be held in Russia’s Far East in early April, the press service of the Pacific Fleet said Friday.
The seven-day exercises off the Kamchatka Peninsula will involve main naval groups of the northeast joint command, including ships, submarines, aircraft and coastal defense troops, which will practice interoperability in simulated combat operations.
“Coastal troops will conduct direct artillery and small arms shooting practice. They will be supported by aircraft of the Pacific Fleet’s air force and air-defense force,” a representative said, adding that pilots would be eliminating targets at different altitudes and in cloud conditions.
The missions of anti-submarine ships, minesweepers and submarines will form the central part of the exercises.
In the meanwhile, Russia’s neo-Soviet leadership rebukes the USA for impending test of massive conventional bomb in Nevada desert. The article below states that the bomb is designed to destroy facilities that are buried “deep underground.” Would this include the USSR2’s underground nuclear war-fighting city in the Ural Mountains, Yamantau? I hope so.
The article also notes that a “Russian military expert” believes that the USA is endeavoring to “intimidate hostile regimes.” Good. The neo-Soviet state is the most hostile of the world’s hostile regimes. The same expert, Anatoly Tsiganok, assures the West that Russia has no intention of conducting similar tests. How noble. Instead, the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces will test-fire yet another ICBM or SLBM . . .
Russian expert says U.S. test explosion is “political” move
15:30 31/ 03/ 2006
MOSCOW (RIA Novosti)
Washington’s decision to conduct a large-yield high-explosive test has political overtones, a Russian military expert said Friday, speculating that the United States intended to use the test to intimidate hostile regimes.
“It could be a move to threaten Iran, North Korea or any other regimes that the United States is not pleased with,” said Anatoly Tsiganok, head of the Center for Military Forecasting, adding that it could be regarded as an attempt to demonstrate U.S. military superiority over Russia and China.
The U.S. earlier told Russia it planned to detonate 700 tons of TNT during the Divine Strake test as part of a program to develop weapons capable of destroying facilities buried deep underground.
The experiment is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and is scheduled for June 2, 2006 at the Nevada Test Site.
Tsiganok said Russia was unlikely to follow the U.S. example, and would not conduct similar tests.
“We have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the use of conventional explosives with yield comparable to that of a small nuclear bomb could be regarded as a violation of the treaty,” he said.
The expert said that the U.S. move could “provoke an escalation of tensions in the world, and particularly in the Middle East.”The U.S. has not yet ratified the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and is unlikely to do so in the future.
Perhaps Tsiganok would like to comment on the presence of 300,000 Russian soldiers that have apparently been deployed in the Caucasus region since the beginning of 2005. Surely the New Red Army is not there to quell the Chechen secessionists since a sizeable minority of the population there, including Presidents Yandarbiyev and Maskhadov, has already been exterminated per Comrade Czar Putin’s promise to hunt down and kill “terrorists,” even while they are using the toilet (or some such “tough guy” talk for which Russian men are renowned). Perhaps the USSR2 is preparing to counter the impending US invasion of Iran, which is located just south of the Caucasus.
Actually, methinks Moscow would prefer to hurl her forces through the middle of Western Europe, via compliant “post-communist” communist Belarus and the GRU-infested Czech Republic, one of the Soviet Bloc’s many Trojan horses in the New European Soviet (EU). This apparent militarization of the Caucasus could very well be a feint in advance of the USSR2’s preparations for retaking Europe. Iran is already in Moscow’s backpocket and will provide a convenient distraction to tie down the United States Armed Forces.
Taking into consideration that Kavkaz Center is a pro-Islamic, pro-Chechen propaganda website that has been relentlessly pursued by FSB hackers across Scandinavia, the following article is worth reading:
Moscow is getting ready for the great war in Northern Caucasus
The observers, special services and journalists all over Russia discuss an opportunity of great war throughout Northern Caucasus which some commentators have already baptized as “the second caucasian war. The serious signs of impendent war also specify various western analytical sources, in particular experts of Jamesstone university of USA .
The Kremlin is getting ready for it. By the beginning of 2005 Moscow has concentrated 300 000 soldiers in Caucasus . Part of them, more than 100 000 (according to some data up to 200 000), are directly in the Chechen Republic .
Up to now the Russian forces have been dispersed over significant territory, including Rostov area which is populated by Russians , the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories. Currently, Moscow concentrates them in the Caucasian republics.
Yet on the 13th May the head of armies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation Rogojkin declared, that additional units of his formations will be entered into Elista (Kalmikia), Cherkessk, Nalchik and Sochi. The militarization of all Northern Caucasus goes at full speed.
In the beginning of 2006 the brigades and battalions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Northern Caucasus will be replaced with regiments and divisions. Instead of battalions with 600 trucks there will be regiments with 2000. Besides in Dagestan and Karachaevo – Circassia will be based 2 additional mountain brigades. Officially they will serve supposedly ” for the protection of borders “. But actually the task of the mountain brigade in Karachaevo – Circassia consists in protection of the Black sea coast against attacks of mojaheds, and the brigade in Dagestan will defend the coast of Caspian sea from attacks of mojaheds from the Chechen Republic .
At the same time Russian occupational garrisons will be reinforced in the Chechen Republic , Kabardino-Balkariyas, Ingushetia and Northern Ossetia .
This year Putin’s regime has already began openly to prepare the citizens for general war in Caucasus . And this is after 6 years since he has publicly promised to people to finish with Chechen mojaheds within 2-3 months.
Prospects of total war openly are openly discussed even in army circles. Among the officers of an occupational grouping in the Chechen Republic this theme is one of main issue. Practically nobody doubts, that general destabilization and bloody fights are not far off.
The local puppet militia under the order of the Kremlin are trying to anticipate mojaheds and carry out so-called “stripping”. Especially actively operate the puppet militiamen in Dagestan where their losses grow day by day due to impacts of Dagestan mojaheds.
In Ingushetia for prevention of possible scale operations from the mojaheds side, armies and local puppet militia establish new blocks and block roads between a mountain part of republic and plain. In Kabardino-Balkariya mombers of OMON regularly comb the area of Elbrus. Recently in suburb of Nalchik they have implemented searches in all houses after there were killed some militiamen.
Practically all observers and commentators specify that mojaheds have kept their promise, expanded a zone of guerrilla operation all over Northern Caucasus . Along with Dagestan, the attacks of mojaheds take place in Kabardino-Balkariya, Karachaevo – Circassia , Ingushetia.
According to last military sessions of mojaheds command under the supervision of the president Sheikh Abdul-Halim Sadulaev, significant activization of mojaheds in Northern Caucasus is expected. Thus commentators reckon that the establishments of the control from the mojaheds side in important territories is almost inevitable.
Musa Strone, Kavkaz Center
Source: Kavkaz Center