Washington DC/Pentagon truly IS MAD. Poisoned themselves.
This could be the tipping point in human history where irrational plans/actions are done by true......madmen. Make sure global history books remembers this point.
The term "Mad as a hatter", comes from the result of the chemicals used in hat making that included lead that often led to madness.
Not totally without president then...
I know what you mean but I was not thinking the same thing. ABM in EU is projected to counter Russian ICBM launched from its European part, flying over North Pole, no mater US ABM stationed in Alaska. Thats why X-band in Cezch republic besides Iran is able to cover Russia all the way to the Urals region. Forward part of ICBM launch path would cover radar placed in Britain. So GBI launched toward ICBM from Russian missile silo would have to pass over or near Kaliningrad.
That is the problem though... Russian ICBMs launched at the US would go over the north pole and any GBI missile fired to intercept would be a waste as ICBMs are much faster than the much smaller and much slower GBI missiles.
To intercept missiles coming from Russia to the continental US they would need to be placed much closer to the US... like Alaska.
In the time it takes for the Russian missiles to get airborne and on their way the US satellites will have detected their launch and confirmed their targets, missiles in Alaska would be prepared and launched as the targets came over the north pole to intercept them somewhere high in space over Canada.
The only targets missiles in Poland could hit would be ICBMs being used against Britain and France and they would be very very high to reduce their range from intercontinental down to intermediate range, or a high speed depressed trajectory to trade speed for range... meaning range would be greatly reduced, but speed would be greatly increased.
Either way shots at France and the UK and Belgium would go over Poland and the Czech republic.
Shots at the US would go over the north pole.
What I mean to say you dont need space attitude S-500 to shoot down ICBM like missiles. You just need to be close to it.
The current new Russian ICBMs are designed for a very hot, very fast first stage burn to get the missile up and out of the atmosphere as quickly as possible to minimise any boost phase interception opportunities... with missiles or lasers.
Unless the US system gets 10 minutes warning of an attack then it would simply not be possible to intercept Russian ICBMs going to the US with missiles in Europe.
Very simply the interceptor missiles is a little kid throwing a rock, while the ICBM is a big powerful adult man throwing rocks and getting the kid to stand 50m behind and beside the man and not letting the kid throw the rock till he has seen the man throw the rock and hoping the kid can hit the mans rock with his rock.
The GBI doesn't accelerate to as high a speed as the ICBM, and would have no chance of catching up in a race... and the GBI is always launched second.
Would be like two planes flying in formation, one armed with an Igla missile and the other with an R-77. If the rules are that the R-77 gets fired first and a few seconds later once the other aircraft has determined the target of the R-77 it can fire an Igla at the R-77 then the Igla will never shoot down the R-77...
Thats why Im looking foward S-500 missile system that will form basis for Russia national missile defense system. Cozz basically every missile can be used as ABM as long as it has enough time to be in the right place at the right time and in order for it to do so it needs proper radar coverage/range to got there. S-500 will be linked to Russia EW radar system and EW satellites. That should ensure parity of some kind.
I think the S-500 will be cool too, but it wont be cheap, and the cost burden of trying to match a system the west wants to build is folly in my opinion.
I think it will be very productive to build an air defence network with good coverage, but something that will stop everything is like the safe bank... it doesn't exist.
Im well aware of how MAD works and its implications during Cold War but thx for
such amusement way of telling info. LOL.
It worked an it was cheap. What they are trying now will be enormously expensive... probably quite straight forward to defeat, and with little guarantee it will even work.
And for that reason INF needs to go. US has broken so much promises it can not be trusted any more. More to it, it does not want to sign treaty of no use of weapons in space Russia and China are insisting but at the same time complaining every time China shoots down one of its satellites while at the same time doing same thing and developing global strike weapon project. I have a feeling it wont take long Star wars like project will appear at each of those big states.
THe huge irony is that the US actually relies the most on space based assets and would have the most to lose from a weaponisation of space.
ABM systems they are developing will lead to Russian and Chinese equivalents... and it is a very small step from an ABM that can hit an incoming ICBM, to a missile that can hit satellites in orbit. It is like the difference between an IRBM and an ICBM and both China and Russia can make that step easily... in fact the Russians were the first to put a satellite in orbit... taking out a satellite is simply a case of putting something large in an opposite orbit and waiting... every 45 minutes the satellite and the expanding cloud of debris will cross paths and even a paint chip at 22km/s can penetrate several centimetres of armour... let alone a payload of several hundred kilos of nails or small metal cubes.
The only problem is time and money and US has both.
Actually I would suggest the US has less money than it seems to think it has and US spending billions to "protect Europe" might lead to some in the US thinking that Europe can pay for its own defence if it wants it.
This is just a US ploy to put US troops in Eastern European bases... a very expensive way, but the US is built on technology and this new ABM stuff will lead to new technology being developed... just like the space race did before it.
It out of question that in near future Russia will have to face working GBI/KEI and tactical THAAD/SM3 all connected with EW satellites and EW radars (at sea and land). Russia responses could led to new cold war.
But Russia doesn't need its own equivalent system to respond to this european system... it just needs the ability to defeat this system... lots of 2,000km range cruise missiles and 3-4,000km range ballistic missiles will suffice and not break the bank.
Of course any response by Russia will lead to a new cold war... that is what the US wants... new cold war and Russia to blame for it even though the actions Russia takes against this American system they would not have done without the American system being built.
BTW NATO has not be consulted at all with any of these ABM schemes, this is an American system that is supposed to be protecting Europe which Europe seems to have no say in... which in itself is curious don't you think?
Unless its purpose is to get US troops into Eastern Europe and it is directed at Russia which some of western europe might not approve of.
Implications could ruin Russia India relations.
If Russian/India relations are that shallow then perhaps an end now would be better than later.
I simply don't think they are that shallow.
Of course there are likely a lot of Russians who think the biggest threat is a different skin colour, yet it has been those white skinned Brits and Germans and Americans, not to mention that white skinned Georgian bastard that has done the most damage to Russia over the last few centuries.
There will also be a number of Indians who might believe the silver tongued Americans who couldn't tell a native American from someone from India when they first arrived on the US continent and racial relations have not improved since then.
Agree, INF must go. Strangely it has not gone when US pulled of ABM treaty.
It suits the US to keep it, and even enforce it on countries that did not sign it... they put lots of pressure on the Ukraine and Hungary to give up their IRBMs even though they didn't sign the INF treaty.
I like FOBS batter.
Currently FOBS would be a bad thing for Russia to use against Europe... sure the EMP pulse will wipe out most electronics in Europe, but it will also take down most of Russias satellites too because of their proximity... they would in effect be blinding themselves to strategic nuclear attack.
I know, but as I said it will be EU that will gone like collateral victim in case of a shoot out.
But that is the problem... they wont. As ICBM numbers are reduced and SLBM numbers are also reduced the number of targeting options diminishes and targets get left off the list... add to that any ABM defences and all of a sudden Russia might find itself made very vulnerable after all the bombs have gone off to a land attack from China and Europe...