But in favor of the overseas host, the political leadership of these countries went to the deployment of missile defense elements on their territory. What automatically made these countries the goals of Russia's strategic nuclear forces. Today, for all who are in their right mind, it is clear that these countries will be simply destroyed. Not politically, it would not be so scary, but physically. The people of these countries will be destroyed.
Those who have long been involved in the discussion of the problems of Russia's defense policy, remember how many copies were broken about introducing words into the Russian military doctrine about the possibility of a preemptive nuclear strike ... Preemptive strike!
I'm always scared when I listen to or read Western military experts. Burdened with academic titles, positions in various universities, past achievements in the military field. How convincingly they say that NATO came to their countries in order to protect the peoples from aggressive Russia. And people believe this nonsense ...
But the point of the military doctrine I mentioned above is a forced measure. Alas, but the time of retaliatory strikes was irretrievably gone. Today we cannot afford to wait for an attack. We are forced to warn the attack. How long does it take rockets from Poland or, if events develop according to the current scenario, to fly to Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow and many of our cities in the west of the country? And from the area of the Norwegian Sea? .. Put at risk our people? Sacrifice?
But, besides the new goals, sorry for the directness, but this is a fact, there are traditional ones, which experts have known for decades. And that today, again, alas, also moved into the category of goals for our strategic forces. On one of these new "old" goals today and talk.
Many probably remember the "straight line" of Vladimir Putin. Answering one of the questions, the president said the following:
“I don’t want to force anything here, but experts know that, say, American nuclear submarines are on duty in northern Norway. The missile flight time is 15 minutes to Moscow. And we need to understand what is happening there, see what is happening there.”
Some of those familiar with these words made a “surprised face”. What boats? What is America? Norway is a small country and will not participate in the confrontation between NATO and Russia. Just because the Norwegians understand their fate in the event of an exchange of blows ...
I imagine now the smiles of sailor readers who have been in the northern waters. And not only today, but also in the "Soviet time". On any marine map of the time, the locations of the tracking stations for our boats and even the possible positions of the submarines of the likely enemy were indicated. Out in the ocean from our northern bases has always been under the control of the Americans. And among the submarine commanders it was considered to be a special chic to come out so that the Americans would "wipe" ...
Intelligence for fleet has always been and is the most important factor ensuring victory in a naval battle. If the commander knows all the forces and means of the enemy that he can use in a specific area of the ocean, then you can always take measures to neutralize these threats. And with the advent of nuclear submarines with nuclear weapons on board, the need arose to constantly monitor their position in the ocean. It was then that the "norms" were established for the submarine being in combat positions both at our bases and at American bases.
But I did not start the article with submarines. Yes, and this topic is sufficiently disclosed by experts in the field of the Navy. We will consider missile defense systems. Namely, missile defense in Norway.
In the arctic zone of Norway there is an island called Vardø. Back in Soviet times, the island attracted attention by the fact that it was part of the tracking system for our submarines. There was built radar "Globus-2". A beautiful structure in the shape of a ball, which provided "inspection" of the waters of not only the Norwegian Sea, but also the territorial waters of the USSR. The Russian Kola Peninsula with Vardo is clearly visible. 40 miles to the border ...
The population, slightly more than 4000 people, was engaged in traditional Norwegian fishing. There was a fish processing plant. Its own power station. And so ... The local energy company began to constantly declare an increase in demand for electricity ... Why would it? Especially considering that the fish factory was closed, and for the local population such conditions are created under which it simply leaves the island. Today, the population in the "dry residue" 2100 people.
So, "back to our sheep". Why was suddenly needed electricity? Why did the power company go to a huge cost and laid a rather serious cable from the mainland to supply electricity? The questions are simple ... Understandable to anyone with a brain. This means that a consumer has appeared that requires a lot of energy. And those that can not be provided with small power plants.
And if you add to these considerations more facts. For example, the delivery to the island of a sufficiently large number of earth-moving machines ... Or the fact that the island for some reason attracted the attention of "ecologists", "marine biologists" and other scientific fraternities ... And the fact that the Kola Peninsula is literally "stuck with red" flags of Russian restricted areas ...
To intrigue further is silly. Everyone already understood that construction was underway in Vardø. And not simple. Some readers remember my material on the new Russian radar. Among other things, there is also data on the energy consumption of such stations. Here is the explanation of the cable laid ...
So, on the island will be located, according to American data, a new station. "Globe-3". And it will be intended for ... tracking space debris. Americans and Europeans are very afraid of this very garbage. Norwegians are especially scared.
The version is of course funny. And not only for us, but also for the Americans themselves. Here is the expert opinion on the radar from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Theodore Postol.
Placing such a powerful radar as the Globus-3 on Vardø Island "does not make sense if its main goal is to track space debris." The radar is designed to track Russian missiles. "If you have a neighbor who walks along the fence with a gun in his hand, he can say that he doesn’t have a gun; however, you still have a lot of questions about his intentions. It seems that the US is doing everything possible to gather intelligence about new Russian missiles and develop measures to combat them. "
I think that about the new radar is enough. After all, Norway is not only of the islands. There is also a mainland. And there, too, noticeable "swarming." So far not particularly advertised, but quite noticeable, if you track data from open sources in NATO and the United States. We will reveal a couple of "military secrets" of NATO.
Not many people know that Norway since the times of the USSR was one of the most loyal allies of the Americans. Excellent location of the country, the experience of the past world war. The desire of the political elite to please the "mighty of this world." What else is needed in order to intensify their actions to militarize the country? To create a "headache" among Soviet commanders?
So, even in Soviet times, more precisely during the Cold War, as they say today, the American Marine Corps received six caves in the Trondheim area for use from the Government of Norway. Realizing that delivering military equipment and ammunition from the United States would be problematic, the Americans staged warehouses in the caves. Three caves are occupied by military equipment and armament. And the remaining three are munitions. For the quick delivery of all this "good" Americans are also provided with two airfields in the central part of the country.
Some readers have always wondered where the Americans brought the equipment to from. After all, as shown by a recent delivery scam tanks to Poland and the Baltic states, European roads are not at all designed for such a quick delivery. Here is the "first military secret." Equipment was exported for training precisely from warehouses in Norway. And this is done not only in order to expedite delivery, but also in order to ensure constant updating of the park. You understand the storage conditions yourself ... Moreover, the "Norwegian tanks" are also seen in Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Rotation ...
If we analyze the quantitative composition of equipment and weapons "in the caves", then we can conclude about the approximate number of US Marines. Approximately 4500-4800 people. Some experts say a more accurate figure. 4600 people. It all depends on the degree of awareness.
In May of this year, US military exercises called Stratmobex (Strategic Mobility Exercise) took place. From the caves, up to 500 units of heavy equipment, including tanks, were made. Agree, this is not the Polish or Baltic "silenki" ...
And according to the latest data, the US Marine Corps is considering an increase in the "range of goods" in warehouses. Now we are talking about the full deployment of the Marines brigade in Norway. And this is from 8 to 16 thousands of people ... Moreover, the nomenclature itself will be changed. Emphasis will be placed on the latest systems. On a rapid deployment system. On mobile systems.
In addition, the marines today are actively working with the Norwegian army. While on the territory of the country are about 300 marines. They are engaged not only in servicing and maintaining equipment in combat readiness, but also in training Norwegians. This amount is clearly not enough. Therefore, today we are talking about an increase in the number of the American contingent at least twice.
It seems to me that all the plans of Americans in this country will be implemented by the end of this year. Too much love from the Norwegian government and NATO.
I would not like readers to get the impression that the Americans are to blame for everything. Yes, the United States really did a lot to ensure that Norway was a “doll” in their hands. But the Norwegians themselves, it seems, do not really understand the situation. Impunity and "invisibility" of their efforts since the days of the USSR has generated a strange confidence that everything will get away with it. Confidence that another war will pass for Norway, just like the previous ones ...
Do they think that the Russians do not know about the modernization of the Norwegian missile defense system at the military bases of the Norwegian army in Örlann and Evenes? Or that the X-NUMX of the F-52 will be sent there? Or about the fact that missiles of increased radius of action will be delivered to the Norwegian missile defense system? Even about the deployment on the base of Evenes five new naval anti-submarine patrol aircraft P-35 Poseidon to track our submarines know ... And the cat, as you know, is scraping its ridge ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin once said a beautiful phrase. True, it does not apply to Norway, but to the owners of Norway, but it fully deserves to be reminded.
"If someone thinks that he can manage to drag chestnuts with someone else's hands from the flames of World War, he is mistaken, and it will not be possible to sit behind a big puddle."
It is very difficult to understand a neighbor who is “not friendly” with formal logic. Perhaps this is simply impossible. Maybe you readers will understand. Two weeks ago, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in an interview with the German television channel Deutsche Welle:
"Norway is not afraid of Russia. Our air defense system will be aimed at protecting our military bases. Norway is the northern flank of NATO and must take the necessary precautions. Russia surpasses us in military capabilities, therefore our military bases must be protected. However, we do not think that Russia has the intention to attack us. "
Australian aborigines have beautiful weapon. Boomerang. The peculiarity of this weapon is that it returns. Moreover, if the hunter does not have a perfect boomerang, there are cases of "use on his own person." Simply speaking, you will receive the same boomerang on your own blunt head. Maybe some of our neighbors should learn the experience of Australian Aborigines?