Monday, September 8, 2014

Russian Defense Official Calls For Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine

A senior Defense Ministry official in Putin's regime is calling for Russian military doctrine to include preemptive nuclear strikes on the United States and NATO.  Gen. Yuri Yakubov was quoted by a Nu-Soviet media outlet as saying that Russia’s 2010 military doctrine should be revised to identify the United States and the NATO alliance as enemies, and clearly outline the conditions for a preemptive nuclear strike against them.

These are the people Hillary Clinton thought we could trust and the same people Obama wanted to cater to in regards to missile defense.  President Obama even ridiculed Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign about his concern over Russia’s “geo-political” threat.  The Nu-Soviets continue to use their strategic bombers to probe our defenses and just last week two Russian bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission. 

This is not a time to be cutting our defense budgets.  Russia and China are increasing their military budgets exponentially.  Russia in particular is taking militarization to an astonishing level. Russia's military funding has jumped a whopping 92% since 2010. Putin has promised to build 24 new submarines in the next six years, which is both impressive and unnerving.  At present, the US has about 71 subs, versus 61 for Russia

The Obama White House announced in February that it plans to cut our military to pre-World War II levels, which is unimpressive and unnerving.  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has indicated that the US military can reduce spending and get smaller without losing its worldwide presence.  Hagel said that there is no need for a force that can fight two wars at the same time; a US military doctrine that has been a central premise of American strategy for at least the last 2 decades.

At a time when Russia and China are building a bigger naval force in order to challenge the US Navy’s dominance of the seas, the Obama administration is shrinking our naval capabilities.  President Obama forced the early retirement of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) back in 2012 and also plans to decommission and scrap six Ticonderoga-class cruisers and two amphibious ships.  The Navy has reported that the six Ticonderoga-class cruisers have 13-15 years of service life remaining and both amphibious ships have 13-18 years of service life.   

One of the newer cruisers, the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), which cost approximately $1 billion to build, was scheduled to be decommissioned and scrapped (still in service at present) in 2013.  Commissioned in November 1992, the guided missile cruiser was expected to be decommissioned in 2027, after 35 years of service.  According to Vice Admiral Burke, “It would take a Navy of over 500 ships (Current fleet is around 285) to meet the combatant commander requests. Of course it would take a similar increase in aircraft.” 

Russia is invading its neighbor in Eastern Europe and China is flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and yet we are cutting our military to dangerous levels.  Russia and China are increasing military spending and the only thing we are worried about is transsexuals and gays serving in our military.  China is testing illegal satellite killing missiles, while Russia is violating a landmark arms control treaty and we are cracking down on soldiers for expressing their Christian faith.     

President Obama’s contempt for the military and his social justice regulations that he has imposed on our soldiers is endangering our national security.  Even if a Republican wins in 2016, it will take years and billions of dollars to fix what he broke.  It will take years to repair our standing with our allies.  It will take years to purge the leftists that have infiltrated the government agencies, which includes the Pentagon.

I know it’s cliché to say the next election is the most important election ever, but the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election may very well be the most important election in our lifetime.  Let’s hope a majority of the American people has truly realized the dangers of an Obama style regime and will instead vote for the Republican ticket in the upcoming elections. 

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