sepheronx wrote:I believe there was an article posted here about ABM systems and how China can counter them. It pretty much came down to the fact that:
1) ABM systems are not 100% reliable, and Austin pointed out in an article how they are not even close to 100%, not even 50% effective.
2) Due to the poor effectiveness of anything higher than a typical scud like IRBM, deplete the systems capabilities by using old, unguided balistic missiles against it.
3) Use more systems like nuclear tipped cruise missiles, which ABM systems cannot go up against
4) make new systems to counter ABM systems like more anti radation missiles
5) more quasi ballistic missile systems like Iskander
6) If such a system is in Kharkov ever to appear, it would be within striking range of longer range artillery systems.
7) More missiles!
So on so forth.
ABM can be used.. to intercept Interceptors
trying to protect Russia from a nuclear attack. this is one of its danger. So if ABM fully in place.. then Americans without asking their European Colonies ,can launch a nuclear attack on Moscow from Europe (Either a country that is friendly to Russia or one that many millions ethnic Russians living like Ukraine..) and later use
the ABM shield to intercept any S-400 or S-500 missile trying to intercept the incoming attack to moscow..
So the ABM shield essentially seeks to neutralize any possibility of Russia to intercepting ,the defenses against a nuclear attack on their nation on mid course.. ,that is Russian defenses at Russian Borders.. allowing American nukes to penetrate deep inside Russia and enter Moscow airspace when it could be too late.. since on the final path.. ICBM like Tridents.. drops hundreds of decoys, and if you use a nuclear weapon warhead to intercept them... it could blind your own defenses to any other incoming attack.
So effectively Ukraine deploying ABM on its territory ,will be the biggest threat for RUssia possible from NATO.. it can't be worse.. why?
1)Because an ABM in Ukraine use ethnic Russians as human shield. So even if Russia destruction of the ABM is successful it will cause major unrest in Russia if thousands Russians civilians killed by the attack..
2) The ABM could be use offensively ..Missiles continue being missiles.. and armed with nuclear warhead to bomb Russia.. this could allow US deploy hundreds of missiles with nuclear warhead at Ukraine border aiming at moscow and in a preventive attack US launch them at Russia..
Forget what you know about Nuclear Deterrence , or what garry have said.. that no one will attack Russia because Russia have nukes.. that will be true if the nation attacking had any morals or values or integrity and care for its people.. USA is not that nation.. i posted before how US military advisors considered acceptable losing 40 to 80 million americans and cities destroyed.. if in the end they win the nuclear war.
All the people who are leading the hostilities against Russia in the west.. are billionaires ,
with properties around the world.. they feel citizens of the world.. and they can happily move
to luxury residence in any tropical island or South American ,far away from the warzone and wait for the nuclear war to end and Russia destroyed.
What Russia is saying with the ukrainian suggestion of hosting ABM.. is that Russia will bomb
the missiles ,with conventional precision weapons ,before they can be operated. And Russia will
be justified from their point of view ,because they rightly understand they are aimed against their nation and pose a major security threat ..to their nation security.
It will be like allowing a terrorist to park and car filled with bombs near your house.. even though is not in your territory ,is near enough to kill your family and blow your property.