Analyst: Russia Prepping Military to Fight U.S.


WASHINGTON – The Russian military doctrine adopted in 2010 after the “reset” with the Obama administration considers the U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, the main threats Moscow must be prepared to fight, according to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

This is the assessment of Alexei Arbatov, a former Duma, or parliament, deputy and currently head of the Center for International Security of the Russian Academy of Sciences.    

Recent events have underscored the prospect due to the firing of Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who served under then-President Dmitry Medvedev, who now is the Russian prime minister.

Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced Serdyukov with Sergei Shoigu, who is more in line with Putin’s outlook on the future role and capabilities of the military.

Under Medvedev, Serdyukov had a different approach, which was to more closely work with the West in an effort to obtain Western technologies and know-how to modernize not only Russian infrastructure but also the military.

All of that went away with Putin’s more confrontational approach with the U.S. and his efforts to blunt American nfluence in Central Asia, which Moscow claims is in its sphere of influence.

Putin also aims to recreate a post-Soviet empire by incorporating the former Soviet republics into a Eurasian Union, a duty-free zone that he sees rivaling the European Union in years to come.

According to Arbatov, Russia’s defense and foreign policies now reflect that Russia is surrounded by enemies led by the U.S. Moscow is concerned that the U.S. and its NATO allies will invade Russia at any time.

Arbatov said the U.S. is using the pro-democracy opposition inside Russia to subvert Putin’s regime and intends to use that opposition to invade Russia.

In addition, he said that the West intends to use military power to seize Russia’s natural resources.

Instead of looking to the West for modern technologies, Arbatov said Moscow will use its own technologies to improve Russian military capability in the future.

Already under Putin, there has been an increase in the work to target and divert militarily critical Western technologies, reminiscent of its actions at the height of the Cold War during the Soviet period.

To offset NATO’s eastward expansion, Moscow intends to bolster its security arrangement under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, which is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Just as the 2010 Russian military doctrine still holds a nuclear weapons deterrent as the cornerstone of Russian security, there have been increasing indications that Moscow will be looking to develop more of a conventional force to counter what it perceives are new, more conventional threats.

WND/G2Bulletin recently pointed out that Putin doesn’t just want to reform the Russian military but to boost its capabilities and to deal with the new realities stemming from the Arab Spring and its military experiences based on the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia.

6 thoughts on “Analyst: Russia Prepping Military to Fight U.S.

  1. the ones who cover for zionism, WND, are determined to push the zio-agenda come hell or high water. the zio-crud control Russia just like they do the rest of the world; the ‘enmity’ is for show

  2. Sorry subup don’t go on that. Putin has introduced laws to stop treasonous, dual loyalty Jews from entering the Kremlin. He also chased the Jewish Oligarchs out of Russia. The irony is, that 100 years ago the Jews were doing to Russia what they are now doing to America, America is the new Jewish Bolshevik state and will be totally destroyed, exactly like Russia was.

    1. Trouncer:
      They’re constantly staging events (including writing laws) to shape public opinion and deceive people, as we just saw with Obama’s recent “friction” with Israel, just before the election, of course.
      The “oligarchs” Putin kicked out probably have their businesses run by relatives now. If you want to know who’s running a country, find out who owns their central bank.

      “give me the power to issue a nation’s money, and I care not who makes her laws” — Nathan Rothschild

      1. If Nathan did say that (and I’m not saying he didn’t), he plagiarized it from his father, Mayer.

  3. Jolly Roger, the Oligarchs corrupt establishments were broken up by Putin, like Yukos for example and many put in prison, a great deal escaped though. The Zionist murder Tony Blair* let a load into Britain, one now runs Chelsea Football Club. The Western Zionist Journaille is out for Putin big time, like rabid dogs.

    *Convicted in the late eighties for loitering in men’s toilets. Also put a 100 year D-notice, gagging order on the massive paedophile rings in the British establishment, Operation Ore.

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