According to Vladimir Kozin, in his article for Globalsearch, the real purpose of the U.S. missile defence equipment is to destroy Russian Intercontinental ballistic missiles. Here is how he explains it.
Before the 13th February which was the selected day for President Obama state-of-the union address, 2 unusual reports emerged from the U.S.. The reports were unusual by their content considering the political and military implications.
The first report revealed that the U.S. Department of Defense conducted secret studies simulating a situation where the U.S. missile system would have to be deployed from Europe to protect the country in case Iran should deploy ballistic missiles. The revelation was based on data presented recently at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, during a secret briefing.
The second report was from the New York Times that quoted an anonymous source from the Obama administration saying that Washington intends to call on Russia to jointly further reduce their strategic offensive weapons.
The report concerning the missile can be plausible. One can read on Globalsearch that the U.S. government has indeed conducted studies to evaluate if it was advisable to deploy a European and global missile system. Officially the reason given by the U.S. for introducing the missile shield is to intercept potential ballistic missile launched by Iran. According to Washington, the operation missile defense systems in Romania and Poland are to be deployed in 2015 and 2018 respectively for the sole purpose of intercepting Iran missiles.
Globalsearch explain that the statement from Washington cannot be true because there is already another missile defense system specifically designed to intercept ballistic missile from Iran and that defense system if found in the Gulf Region. It is based on this information that Kozin concludes that the defense equipment deployed in Europe purposely put in place to destroy Russian ballistic missiles.
In the state-of-the union address Obama failed to address one important question: Will the U.S. reduce its missile defense structure in Europe or build more. The other question that follows up is why do the new ideas concerning the strategic weapons reduction proposed by the White House do not mention anywhere whether or not the U.S. will also reduce its tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, at least that is what Russia did 18 years ago. Is is possible that the Pentagon intends to keep weapons of this type in Europe for several more years? One thing for sure is it has already announced future upgrades for 2030.
Aside that, in his speech the President said he was for “strengthening the missile defense system” during his second term. This implies that as U.S. is trying to convince Russia to reduce its strategic offensive weapons, their army is secretly designing a plan that will allow them to deploy tactical nuclear weapons and the missile defense shield.
This situation can potentially destabilize the the global political and military environment and consequently undermine the fragile relationship developing between Moscow and Washington. Let’s not forget that it took decades to establish that relationship.
Globalresearch explains that this is why, irrespective of how the United States proposals are presented, Russia, for the sake of its own defense, will not further reduce its strategic offensive weapons while at the same time U.S. is building up missile defense systems all over the world.
Russia released an update on its foreign policy in the middle of February where it stated that it is for a multilateral nuclear disarmament. On the new foreign policy Russia assumes that negotiations concerning the reduction of offensive nuclear weapons can take place only if all the factors affecting global strategic stability are taken into account, without any exceptions.
The article concludes by saying that the way out is for the United States and Russia to agree not to use nuclear weapons on each other.
Nonetheless, the United States and Russia would still reserve the right to upgrade their infrastructure and deploy it for the interception of ballistic missile in case the need arises.
For Kozin, it is important that the White House renounces its plans to implement the different phases of of its current missile defense program. The second phase has already started so the U.S. should call it off and cancel the 3rd one as well. Even if Washington stops the implementation at the 4th phase, Russia will still consider that its national security requirements are not met. If it gets to that point, the U.S. and NATO will still deploy their defense missile system anyway
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