Moscow’s Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reports that the Russian military is playing wargames in which their strategic bombers and nuclear submarines “will deliver hypothetical nuclear strikes on the U.S. and Britain, while locating and destroying aircraft-carrier groups of the U.S. Navy” because “Russian military leaders have learned a lesson from the Iraq war, and intend to show the U.S. and its allies their determination to repel any potential threat coming from the West.”

During the 1990s, Russia attained nuclear superiority over the U.S. and they now have between 20,000 to 40,000 nuclear weapons. While they’ve been building up their arsenal, we’ve been downsizing ours.

Nezavisimaya Gazeta says the Russian exercises “will be linked with destroying the U.S. satellite group in order to neutralize the NAVSTAR global navigation system, the Keyhole optoelectronic intelligence satellites, and the Lacross radio-locating intelligence satellites?Under actual conditions of a war this would ‘blind’ the Pentagon and does not let the U.S. use high-precision weapons against Russian military groups.”

We can’t be returning to the Cold War?can we? Right now, it looks as if the short span between the fall of the Soviet Union and 911 was our last brief moment of peace.

Mighty civilizations have disappeared in the past?let’s hope we don’t become one of them.

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