posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 12:32 AM
The source you gave is practically a couple years old, and a lot can happen in a couple years. In fact, allow me to quote…
"On June 1, National Nuclear Security Administration chief Linton F. Brooks submitted a classified report to Congress detailing the plans that
have been agreed to by the Energy and Defense Departments regarding reductions in the nuclear stockpile. Brooks said the stockpile would be reduced by
"almost half" but declined to provide details about its new size or composition, citing classification reasons”
“If the United States cuts its total nuclear stockpile by "almost half," some 4,300 warheads (or 42 percent) of six types will be retired and
That means that if the United States did cut its stockpile by half Russia now maintains the largest nuclear arsenal.
Putin has shown over the years a renewed interest in nuclear weapons. All indications point Russia is still preparing to win a nuclear war, with none
other than the United States.
The Russian nuclear arsenal has never been an official count, just estimates, mainly because the Russians refuse to release official data. That means
your source, coupled with the fact that it’s a little outdated, is wrong. The Russians are probably increasing their arsenal, instead of cutting it.
And what do you mean Russia has no advantage? They actually do. Russians are not stupid enough to nuke US cities, that’d be a waste. They would nuke
targets that have the potential to kill Russians, and one little thing the Russians quickly noticed is nearly every American military target is in
very close proximity to a city. That way, a nuke could take out both for the price of one.
Russia is also the only country that has a satellite that may be able to protect the Mother land. The US has no defense against a nuclear attack.
And yes, Russia does have a project that would allow theICBM's to launch themselves. The main purpose brings into account the possibility that all
Russian generals are killed in a first attack.
The nukes would move/rotate/position themselves on the target that would pose the most threat to Russia, and launch themselves. That way, no matter
what, the Russian people still have at least something defending them.