Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance
March 17, 2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Yesterday’s statement by the über-propagandist [Dmitry] Kiselyov on the “Russia One” channel provoked great reaction. Putin’s Jolly Jester suddenly started broadcasting, “Russia is the only country in the world that is actually capable of turning the U.S. into radioactive dust.” Then, he started to scare the viewers with Perimeter [also known as Dead Hand], “our system of guaranteed nuclear retaliation.”
In order to fully enjoy the charming stupidity of Mr. Kiselyov, we must take a short detour back in history. In particular, we must remember that at the beginning of the nuclear arms race, the United States and the USSR have been constantly solving the problem of guaranteed nuclear retaliation, i.e.: creating a system capable of launching a nuclear response at the enemy under any circumstances – even if the target country has turned into ashes.
Initially, under the concept of “second-strike” the concept of “fail-deadly nuclear deterrence” was developed. That is, the enemy launches intercontinental ballistic missiles [ICBMs] at us, and during their flight, we track their trajectory and manage to use our ICBMs against the enemy before they “land” on our territory.
However, it became very clear very soon that the creation of such an effective system was quite problematic. This is when the notion of guaranteed nuclear retaliation was introduced in the USSR, which was used to create the “Perimeter” nuclear control system mentioned by Kiselyov (Index Book of the MoD: 15Э601).
In essence, this system automatically gives the command to deploy the ICBMs and launch a massive nuclear strike at the enemy. However, Kiselyov failed to specify that the system works only when all command posts of Strategic Missile Forces (RSVN) are turned into dust, and Putin takes his “nuclear briefcase” and reports to the Apostle Peter, and gets sent away you-know-where. Meanwhile, the surviving population of the great and mighty Russia comfortably fits within the administrative boundaries of the village Ivanovka near Syzran [West of Russia.]
Therefore, if the “Perimeter” system is launched the way Kiselyov portrays it, it is not clear whether the U.S. will turn into dust (given the overall state of the Russian army). But Russia will turn to dust completely then.
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