President Bush's Nuclear Downsizing Deathwish: Survival is too expensive

In life, you have to pay attention-to-details and get down to specifics even if you think its nuclear warheads and being precise doesn't seem to matter. Let's factor in the DETAILS of President Bush's national suicide death pact he signed with Russian President Putin recently.

If the U.S. goes down to just 1,700 missile warheads by 2017 and the Russians have twice or three times that number our survival will be in question.

Those 1,700 ballistic missile warheads COULD BE divided into land based ICBMs and sea based SLBMs. The third part of our alleged nuclear "triad" our heavy bombers are no longer even on fly-away nuclear alert thanks to Bush senior.

Watch the following horrors.

SLBMs

From the FAS web site:

www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/slbm/ssbn-726.htm

"Ohio-class/Trident ballistic missile submarines provide the sea-based "leg" of the triad of U.S. strategic offensive forces. By the turn of the century, the 18 Trident SSBNs (each carrying 24 missiles), will carry 50 percent of the total U.S. strategic warheads. Although the missiles have no pre-set targets when the submarine goes on patrol, the SSBNs are capable of rapidly targeting their missiles should the need arise, using secure and constant at-sea communications links.

The Clinton Administration's Nuclear Posture Review was chartered in October 1993, and the President approved the recommendations of the NPR on September 18, 1994. As a result of the NPR, US strategic nuclear force structure will be adjusted to 14 Trident submarines -- four fewer than previously planned -- carrying 24 D-5 missiles, each with five warheads, per submarine. This will require backfitting four Trident SSBNs, currently carrying the Trident I (C- 4) missile, with the more modern and capable D-5 missile system. Under current plans, following START II's entry into force, the other four SSBNs will either be converted into special-purpose submarines or be retired."

14 Trident Subs x 24 missiles = 336 Trident II SLBMS

336 x 5 MIRV warheads = 1680 warheads

We have not even discussed land based ICBMs yet. We are already at Bush's STUPID, SUICIDAL 1700 warhead limit.

Now for the horrors.

Less than 1/2 of the Navy's subs are at sea at any given time. This means that 1120 SLBM warheads will be in port sitting on their ass in no range/position to fire at anyone. Only 560 SLBM warheads on just 4-5 Trident subs will be at sea available to fire.

Submarines are "counter-force" weapons, meaning they are not as accurate as land based ICBMs to take out hardened enemy ICBMs though if the enemy has mobile ICBMs they are immune, anyway. "Counter-force" is Pentagon lying BS for us annihilating enemy cities for launching a first strike on us.

If the enemy's leaders don't give a @#$% about their people and/or they have a civil defense system with underground shelters the threat of counterforce from just 4--that's 1, 2, 3 and 4 Trident submarines does not DETER. Meaning it will not prevent an enemy with vastly superior nuclear weapons from not launching a first strike on us.

Now back to the 4 x Trident subs that in 2017 will be very, very old. When our Trident subs leave their home ports an elaborate game of "cat and mouse" takes place to lose Russian trawlers and attack subs. If we are down to just 4 Trident subs on patrol, this means the enemy can focus their ENTIRE FLEET on locating, and destroying the 4 Trident subs as a pre-requisite to launching their first strike.

What Surface Ship nukes?

In case you want to cloud the issue, what about nuclear bombs delivered by Navy aircraft and nuclear curise missiles? President Bush Senior removed ALL NUKES from Navy surface ships.

Land-based ICBMs

The advantage of land-based ICBMs is that you know exactly where you are and can then hit exactly where you want to hit; the missiles themselves delivering their MIRV warheads in just 15 minutes. All 100% of an ICBM force can be ready to fire at any time.

The U.S. being a cheapskate, anti-war, decadent pacifistic nation has not built any new ICBMs in decades. A solid-fuel missile sitting in a silo for decades rots just like anything else. How many will be able to fire in 2017?

The point is MOOT because if we go down to just 1700 warheads in 2017, we will have to go all Tridents carrying them or retire some of the Trident subs and have the remaining functional Minuteman III/MX missiles carry the remainder in order to carry the rest of the 1700 warheads.

Now for more bad news---the very fixed location of our ICBMs that give them their precision also means the enemy knows where they are. If we go down to 1700 warheads on just the SLBMs the enemy can hit 2/3rds of them in port in a first strike and if they hunt and tail the 4 Trident subs at sea and destroy them have NO NUCLEAR THREAT OF RETALIATION TO FACE. This is because they would only have the quasi-threat of some B-1 and B-2 bombers whose speed/stealth will have long evaporated as penetration means to fire cruise missiles or drop nuclear bombs. I suppose we could launch Dale Brown's B-52s on suicide missions like Dr Strangelove if any of the BUFFs are still flying in 2017. But to do this THEY HAVE TO BE ON NUCLEAR ALERT WITH NUKES ON BOARD OR THEY WILL BE HIT AND DESTROYED WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THE ENEMY'S FIRST BALLISTIC MISSILE STRIKES.

I am not sure with 1700 warheads that we will even have a "Triad" anymore of sea based SLBMs, land based ICBMs and bombers??? 1700 warheads is such a low number the Tridents carry that number now. If we split up the 1700 in two ways between bombers and ICBMs we'd have just 7 Trident Subs and 283 x Minuteman III ICBMs carrying 850 warheads or more likely just 500 Minuteman IIIs carrying 500 warheads!

More horrors from the FAS website:

www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/icbm/lgm-30_3.htm

"The current Minuteman force consists of 530 Minuteman III's located at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.; Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; Minot AFB, N.D.; and Grand Forks AFB, N.D. As a result of U.S. initiatives to cancel development programs for new intercontinental ballistic missiles and retire the Peacekeeper ICBM, Minuteman will become the only land-based ICBM in the Triad."

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MY EMPHASIS HERE:

"Minuteman will become the only land-based ICBM in the Triad".

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FAS continues:

"To compensate for termination of the Small ICBM and Peacekeeper Rail Garrison programs, DOD will conduct an extensive life extension program to keep Minuteman viable beyond the turn of the century. These major programs include replacement of the aging guidance system, remanufacture of the solid-propellant rocket motors, replacement of standby power systems, repair of launch facilities, and installation of updated, survivable communications equipment and new command and control consoles to enhance immediate communications.

In order to meet warhead levels set by START II, the United States has decided to permanently DEMIRV Minuteman III missiles from their current capability to carry up to three reentry vehicles to a newly configured single reentry vehicle system once the treaty enters into force. "Downloading" Minuteman III missiles from three reentry vehicles to one lowers the military value of each missile; reduces the likelihood of any country expending resources to preemptively attack America's ICBM force; and decreases the probability of future US leaders being force into a "use or lose" position. For a downsized force of 500 single reentry vehicle Minuteman III to continue to be an effective deterrent force, the guidance replacement program will improve the needed accuracy and supportability that is inherent in a smaller missile force. Peacekeeper missiles will be deactivated by 2003, provided START II is ratified and enters into force. Ultimately, a total of 500 single RV Minuteman IIIs will be the nation's ICBM deterrent force through 2020."

The Horrific Summary

I don't know what "drug" FAS is "smoking" but remember they are virulent anti-nuke pacifists. They have great web pages if you overlook this.

500 warheads on 500 ICBMs means it will be very easy for an anti-ballistic missile system to intercept and destroy some of these warheads even with decoys. Considering our open borders, many of these ICBMs could be destroyed by backpack nukes emplaced by saboteurs.

If Russia or Red China having the 1-4 SLBM Trident subs on patrol and the empty B-1/B-2, B-52 bombers on non-alert threats covered could launch at the 4 USAF bases (count that, 1, 2, 3 and 4) with a first strike by their own SLBMs, ICBMs, fixed or mobile and saboteurs. We would have 15 minutes or less--if the SLBMs are fired off our coast--5 minutes...to decide who and what to hit???

The Russian mobile ICBMs and SLBMs would have already moved. Their fixed silos would already be empty.

WHAT WOULD WE LAUNCH OUR NUKES AGAINST?

Russian or Chinese cities to kill millions of people their governments do not care about anyway?? This would do them a favor of having less folks to feed/manage.

After we have exacted some kind of revenge, then what?

How about this instead?

What if after the Russians launch a first strike that takes out our nukes located at sea or in rural areas, THEY SEND AN ULTIMATUM???

"IF YOU LAUNCH AGAINST OUR CITIES WE WILL WIPE OUT ALL OF YOUR CITIES WITH OUR UNUSED NUCLEAR WEAPONS".

So, what U.S. President his-back-against-the-wall, the enemy having taken out all our nukes or soon to take them all out (5-15 minutes) with a loss of a few hundred military personnel (who are expendable anyway) is going to launch some cheap revenge on the Russian people for them taking out our nuclear weapons THAT WE HATE SO MUCH ANYWAY that will result in over 100+ MILLION AMERICANS DYING? The enemy will just be doing us a big favor getting rid of our "evil" nuclear weapons. We lost 3,000 citizens recently in the 9/11 attacks and haven't done feces since.

The Fatal Conclusion: Downsizing Mentality = suicide

When you examine President Bush's nuclear force downsizing mentality it becomes clear that all he is doing is formalizing in a treaty what we want to do anyway in terms of weapons retirement because WE DO NOT WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER DIME ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Bush has told all our enemies our INTENTIONS to let our current supply of nuclear weapons to dwindle to such low level that by 2017 you can go ahead and do whatever you want like gobble up a Taiwan since he will not spend any political capital to fight for nuclear weapons which are unpopular with the American decadent, pacifistic voters. Bush and the Republicans might be able to stay in office dismantling our nuclear triad shield but they are sacrificing our future in a national nuclear blackmail/holocaust to do so.

I wonder if anyone at the Pentagon, even the USAF has their heads screwed on right to set the Bushies straight on this? Or is everyone in love with precision munitions and CNN video of the bombs impacting in a feel-good phony war on terrorism to be even thinking about that old, ugly nuclear war stuff anymore?

Realizing what this is all about let's look at this concept of downsizing that is sweeping America.

Being alive, having farms to grow food, plants to make things are all very expensive. Having homes, jobs, policemen, fire departments, hospitals, libraries, armies with tracked tanks capable of MANEUVER via trained, smart people are all very expensive to "maintain" to the bureaucrat. Its too much hassle. If we cut some of them out we will save loads of money and make his life a hell of a lot easier.

So, why don't we go all the way?

LIFE IS EXPENSIVE.

It takes constructive effort to stay alive on planet earth. If we are not interested in putting forth this effort, why not just pack it all in?

Led by lazy, selfish bureaucrats, this is EXACTLY what America is doing.

She is saying that she is not willing to fight for her own existence anymore.

It costs too much.

Survival is too expensive, death is cheaper.

I don't understand either of the Bushs. They must be one-world government bureaucrat types out to emasculate America, liberal naive fools--or both. But like the effette French with their decadence and Maginot Line, we are on a collision course to a nuclear 1940.

I think its high time we impeach President Bush for sending us on a course of national suicide with the "Treaty of Moscow".

President Bush has failed miserably:

* Did not declare war on September 12, 2001, nation still at ease

* Did not close our borders with military forces

* Did not send large numbers of ground troops into Afghanistan to prevent al Queda terrorists from escaping

* Has not fired all senior military generals for failures that led to 9/11 attacks

* DoD still operating business-as-usual pre-9/11 not transformed

* Prescribes to non-sense aircraft bombardment RMA/Tofflerian madness, fails to understand need for MANEUVER

* Next 9/11 attack is imminent; Carlton meyer predicts 18 months between al Queda attacks; next one should be March 2003. Others say sooner than this.

I don't know about you, but this is all BU****HIT. we should impeach Bush and get a MAN in office who wants to live, who wants to face life's problems head-on and who doesn't give a flying @##%$%^ about politics, getting re-elected, only what is best for the people even if its unpopular. A man who is not afraid of life and its complexities--who embraces them and is CAN-DO not down-size. Someone like Winston Churchill not Neville Chamberlain or George McClellan. The problem is we don't have a FDR or Lincoln in the White House to hire a U.S. Grant or George Marshall to nsure our national survival. We have instead political hack Carl Rove and GM lobbyist Andrew Card running the Presidency.


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"For an airborne hurrah guy pretty good analysis! Your 'past the bs assessment' was excellent and easily cut through the smoke and mirrors our supposed tough on defense administration puts out.

However, your analysis is flawed.

Its even worse than you assess!


'As a result of the NPR, US strategic nuclear force structure will be adjusted to 14 Trident submarines -- four fewer than previously planned -- carrying 24 D-5 missiles, each with five warheads, per submarine.'

That NPR was organized and developed by the great war strategist President Clinton and his associated flag rank perfumed princes in the Pentagon. Since Bush was elected, he has given great homage to the military skill of the Clinton Administration by reinforcing the entire Clinton nuclear doctrine with a new NPR exactly the same as the old one.


'14 Trident Subs x 24 missiles = 336 Trident II SLBMS 336 x 5 MIRV warheads = 1680 warheads We have not even discussed land based ICBMs yet. We are already at Bush's STUPID, SUICIDAL 1700 warhead limit.'

This is interesting. No one seems to connect that this is Bush's warhead limit. In the world of military services and basic military doctrine, it will be impossible to put the entire nuke force of the US in one mlitary service. It will mean our sub force will be drastically reduced in number of subs or number of available warheads.

For instance, given an expected Air Force nuclear force of 25 B-2's with a payload of 8-12 mk bombs and strike nukes the Air Force will already corner 200-300 nukes. What happens to the other B-1 bombers capable of carrying 12-16 mk bombs and strike nukes? Obviously they won't carry such weapons. And in fact, in March 2000 the Clinton Administration announced they would be taking the B-1s off of nuke strike lists. Remember, Bush has backed that up with new military orders.

Now add the Air Forces 500 Minutemen.

It's obvious they will remain. Which leaves us around 900 nukes to play with for the SLBMs. So either the SLBMs will be deMIRVed, or reduced to 2-3 MIRVs each and/or the sub fleet will be reduced 7 or 8 submarines. Sound foolish? Wait till you hear the actual Administration's concept.


'When our Trident subs leave their home ports an elaborate game of cat and mouse takes place to lose Russian trawlers and attack subs. If we are down to just 4 Trident subs on patrol, this means the enemy can focus their ENTIRE FLEET on locating, and destroying the 4 Trident subs as a pre-requisite to launching their first strike.'


We know that thanks to the excellent recruitment structure of the intelligence community, they have successively weeded out potential spies like me (sic). Sadly, it hasn't been enough for the Navy to stop nearly a dozen Soviet and Russian spies, all of whom passed the same formidable recruitment structure, to penetrate the Navy's "secure" SLBM communications network. In other words, during the Cold War and at least up to 1994, the Russians knew where each and every one of our SLBMs were located........


"Submarines are counter-force weapons, meaning they are not as accurate as land based ICBMs to take out hardened enemy ICBMs though if the enemy has mobile ICBMs they are immune. Counter-force is Pentagon lying BS for us annihilating enemy cities for launching a first strike on us."

Well, supposedly, the Trident II's actually have the ability to hit military targets. The old Trident I's and Polaris submarines did not. But the new D-5s do have the ability. Nevertheless, for reasons of doctrine and more complex battle tactics, the D-5's primary objective remains civilian counter-force. We shall see what they become in the bright Bush world future in which we can all eat tamales, speak Spanish, and congratulate ourselves on keeping the GOP a minority but viable party.


'If the enemy's leaders don't give a @#$% about their people and/or they have a civil defense system with underground shelters the threat of counterforce from just 4--that's 1, 2, 3 and 4 Trident submarines does not DETER. Meaning it will not make an enemy with vastly superior nuclear weapons from not launching the first strike.'

Apparently, the Russians do care about their people. The Russians have constructed no less than 4 entire underground cities since 1983, each capable of holding 250,000-500,000 people each. The largest one is the Yamotou Mountain complex, which is an underground city with the acreage of Washington DC and believed to be able to hold as many as 1,000,000 people.

Of course, this doesn't include the earlier Russian cities, built during the Cold War of which there are known to be 12, nor the Stalin era cities which while not accurately cities, were underground complexes built for munitions, logistic, supply, etc capabilities. So vast was this older system that the German Intelligence in WWII forecasted the Russian capable production, available military forces, and supplies by a margin of error of 3-1.

In short, the Russians have the single largest civil defense program. In fact, in a personal interview I had with Russian GRU defector Col. Lunev, the Russian system is so elaborate it puts to shame the famous and awe inspiring Swiss Civil Defense System. Although he was to note that the Swiss system was per capita better and more developed and better built.

Ultimately, in analysis, what you don't hear is as important as what you do hear. The Civil Defense System, particularly Yaumotou mountain, was one of David Pyne's favorite research projects. Given his clearence level, and the consequent inability to speak on subjects of classified importance, the fact that he no longer speaks about this in any shape or form would tend to show it's far worse than even we imagine.


"2. Surface Ship nukes? In case you want to cloud the issue, what about nuclear bombs delivered by Navy aircraft and nuclear cruise missiles? President Bush Senior removed ALL NUKES from Navy surface ships."

While Bush Senior removed the nukes, Clinton ordered the nukes destroyed. And Bush junior has greedily implemented that order. By 2005-2007, the entire former nuclear warhead force of the US Navy's non-SLBM force will be vaporized into dust. With the stroke of a pen, and willing accomplices in the White House, the Russians have succeeded in doing what only the Third World War could do.


"3. Land-based ICBMs The U.S. being a cheapskate, anti-war, decadent pacifistic nation has not built any new ICBMs in decades. A solid-fuel missile sitting in a silo for decades rots just like anything else. How many will be able to fire in 2017?"

This situation is probably the most dire. First some background. Since the early 1970's, senior intelligence officers have concluded that the Chicoms have penetrated every aspect of the U.S. intelligence production. From 1973-1987, the CIA intelligence official who provided the President's Daily Briefing on China, was a PRC spy. It is believed he recruited dozens of spies into the China desks, and in fact, to this day, the entire US policy toward China has been one of unrelenting appeasement.

Second, by 2015, according to my estimates, which I must note, have a proven historically accuracy rate of 97%, the Chinese will have a couple of hundred ICBMs. These missiles will not be older than 10 years, will all by MIRV capable, and will have components at least 5 generations ahead of the American ICBMs the youngest of which was built in 1969. Accordingly, given Bush's unilateral disarmament, within 10 years, the Chinese will be a greater ICBM nuclear power than the US. Of course, this doesn't include their allies, the Russians.


"I am not sure with 1700 warheads that we will even have a "Triad" anymore of sea based SLBMs, land based ICBMs and bombers??? 1700 warheads is such a low number the Tridents carry that number now. If we split up the 1700 in two ways between bombers and ICBMs we'd have just 7 Trident Subs and 283 x Minuteman III ICBMs carrying 850 warheads or more likely just 500 Minuteman IIIs carrying 500 warheads!"

Minuteman will become the only land-based ICBM in the Triad".


Actually, there is a new-fangled Pentagon word out.

It's called the "Heritage" force.

Heh, you say? According to my sources remaining in the Pentagon, there is an increasing use of the operative word: "Heritage". It is being used in nearly every department from the Logi side of the house, to the techi side of the house, to the military services side of the house. It is meant to describe that robust and military capable heavy battle structure and component of the US military which we think of when we the people think of the armed forces. However, to the elite, their idea of the military is as a police force. Consequently, that robust force which is to remain in the transition of the armed forces into a paramilitary constubulary adjunct of the new Internationalist system will be a "Heritage" force.

The Heritage Triad, sometimes called the "Delta" force, was first brought up last fall in a Pentagon briefing which I attended. At the briefing was a complex schematic describing the new "Delta" nuclear force. It was basically a transitional diagram which showed ever devolving nuclear force numbers being morphed and grouped into smaller and more or less ready group structures.

The Delta Force according to the briefing was a transitional force, and mirrored the project time lines for other "Transitional" developments in the military services from going to a tankless army to a smaller more multi-role Air Force. In a sop to the few remaining non-traitors and patriots within the government and their supporters in the general public, The Delta Force was positioned as also capable of "Revamping" up if necessary.

So the new name you look for Mike: Think action figures, cartoons, high-tech gee weeze: GO DELTA FORCE! Or for the non-WASP but WASP sipping tea and polo set in DC, the more sophisticated, and say it with a New York nasal voice attempting to speak in class act Lock-Jaw: HERITAGE FORCE.

Disgusting!

Ultimately, lets get down to basics.

There will be a DELTA FORCE of 25 8-12 warhead carrying B-2 bombers, 500 single warhead Minuteman IIIs, and 8-12 Trident subs carrying the remainder of 900 odd warheads. The Delta Force prefigures a mix of sub and aircraft at various levels of readiness. The SLBMs will be dispersed, closer to their current patrol areas in some areas, and closer to home waters in another. The aim is to give as much of survivable force as possible.

That being said, even in best estimates, with a no launch on warning force structure, a Russian first strike would wipe out our Minuteman III's instantly, destroy or incapacitate 1/3-1/2 of our SLBMs, and vaporize 1/2 of our bomber force. That would leave us with maybe 50 ICBM warheads, 450 SLBM warheads, and 125-150 Bomber warheads. This is the absolute best survivability rate under the best conceivable plan.

But wait, the wild card in all this is the Russian National Missile Defense System. That consists of 100 ABMs centered around Moscow. It consists of another several thousand S-600 and other advanced Surface to Air Missiles. The 100 ABMs are nuclear armed with area wide destructive radius. Their glide-destruction path is centered over the north-western Russian civilian area. Consequently, most of our bomber fleet will be detailed for entering that area rather than the more easily identified and less mobile incoming American Ballistic Missile warheads.

That means the SLBMs and remaining ICBMs will be targeted over the Russians military-industrial complex near and East of the Urals. It is here that the new Russian SAM missiles are primarily located. Those missiles number some 1,500 with a statistical hit ratio of .15 and 4,500 with a statistical hit ratio of .10.

Nearly 75% of the .10 SAMs are located in Western Russia. While nearly 75% of the advanced .15+ SAMs are located near the military-industrial targeted area. That means, given an ability to accurately track the incoming American warheads, the Russian Advanced SAMs will at worse, take out 225 warheads. While the remaining SAMs will at worse, take out 237 warheads.

In other words, only 38 American warheads at BEST will hit their targets.

Even if the all the bombers got through one could add only 125 targets. A statistical improbability level so bad, that in a nuclear strategy complete with varying levels of targeting and acquisitioning demands and battle-field requirements, would be pointless in implementing. In fact, in reply to such an American counter-attack, the Russians would still be left with their second force reserve warheads with which to vaporize the entire American metropolitan population.

In short, until the US develops an effective National Missile Defense System capable of wiping out 75% of an all out Russian attack, as long as the US has 1,700 missiles, we will be totally vulnerable to nuclear black-mail. Indeed, within 10 years, we will be threatened by the Chinese.

Thus, we can expect that an all out covert war of intelligence collection, espionage, counter-intelligence, propoganda, perception management, sabotage, diplomatic warfare and economic warfare will be waged to stop the US from building an effective NMD.

Given all of the above that means starting from Bush's meeting with Putin in Moscow, the great compassionate conservative has opened the gates to a new and utterly unneeded and certainly preventable struggle, all the while being engaged in war against the terrorist states.

Its clear a new global War has begun, with 911 being the opening low grade attack of what could easily heat up to far worse. Overall our worse window of vulnerability will be between 2007-2025, when the US will reduce to 1,700 while building up an effective NMD. A near 18 years in which the country may lose it's liberty.

Thank You President Jorge!"

Anthony LoBaido emailed us his essay on the Bush/Putin travesty:

Bush, Russia and Nuclear War: "Parent or Guardian" Must Sign This Treaty

By Anthony C. LoBaido

There is a term in the Russian language: "Krasnaya Zhariya." It means "Red Dawn." I learned this term from an ex-Russian KGB agent while living abroad in Cyprus. I don't speak Russian very well, and I earned only a "D" in a course called "Geography of the Soviet Union" while a student at Arizona State. But I do know that something is very wrong with America's approach to Russia in 2002 AD.

Back in 1984, Americans watched a movie by the title of "Red Dawn" and it chilled us to the bone. It starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson. Who can forget Lea (these days the tv star of "Caroline in the City") shooting down Russian Special Forces with her AK-47 in front of McDonalds. That was chilling. I can assure you that even today, the mere thought of "Caroline in the City" is enough to give any Russian Special Forces Soldier nightmares.

Ah, the 1980's! Remember the Cold War? Remember when every tiny detail of the SALT talks captured the interest of average Americans? Remember the May Day parade in Moscow when the Russians carted out their nuclear warheads down the avenue while America unveiled giant balloons depicting Under Dog and Snoopy during our holidays? Remember when we were afraid we would see Russian troops racing across Europe eating up all of the croissants?

Remember our dance of joy when America's college kids beat the world's elite - the Soviet Army hockey team -- at Lake Placid for the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics? This was only one year after the same Soviet Army team annihilated America's and Canada's elite NHL All-Star team, which had cancelled the start of the NHL season and held a training camp before the slaughter. Thus there were no excuses available for the North American trading bloc. I mean Western Civilization. I mean Canada and America. I mean NAFTA. Okay it was, in politically correct retrospect, Canadian and American NHL All-Stars, skating like Mexicans, against the Soviet Army team. Glad we cleared that up.

Well in light of recent events vis--vis the Rusians, the 1980's seem like the age of Charles Martel. President Bush Jr. just handed over 66 percent of our nuclear weapons to a KGB-trained agent in his recent treaty.

Where is the outcry?

Under former President Reagan, America had so many missiles that I could just die telling you how many. Like 50,000 or so. Now we have what, 1,700? 2,200? This newfangled treaty is vague, talking about dismantling many of the nuclear weapons and leaving them around to be re-mantled whenever one gets a hankerin' to do so. There is a three-month window for either side to pull out of the treaty. That's the warranty - 90 days, like for your VCR.

"Russia is our friend," Bush tells us again and again. Does he actually believe this?

If Russia were indeed our friend, they wouldn't care if we had a missile shield. Do you care if your neighbor locks his car at night or installs a burglar alarm system? The Russians whine about our missile shield for only ONE reason. They are planning to attack us some day. Does Togo care about our missile shield? Does Djibouti care? I bet they are rioting in the streets of Sri Lanka over America's proposed missile shield.

Caveat Emptor. If you saw the Putin-Bush news conference on CNN and studied it in detail -- as LoBaido did -- you would have noted that both Russian leader Putin and Putin's translator spoke better English than Bush. So did Bush's translator. Okay, this is something that isn't hard to do, but it was kind of creepy anyway. In fact, I think they all spoke better English while actually speaking Russian. Bush's Russian was NOT very good. Oh, I forgot he was speaking English - but it sounded very Russian!

You would have also noticed that Bush is in love with the terms "Russia" and "market economy." As if! Bush is beholden to U.S. corporations and has globalist designs. (This is why he wears a sombrero when it comes to dealing with Mexico. You know Mexico, the country to the south where our Muslim "friends" store their cyanide for safekeeping).

Bush seems as though he is actually trying to convince himself that Russia is our friend. At the press conference he kept saying things like, "America has no interest in viewing Russia as an enemy." Well, duh! Russia can reduce our cities to rubble in like 20 minutes. They can turn all of America into the South Bronx. They also have heaps of biological and biochemical weapons. Worse of all Russia still has lots of hairy women with Olympic medals hanging from the mirrors in their bedrooms - where they (hopefully) sleep alone.

Caveat Emptor II: Imagine all of America's kids, dressed in their baggy gang clothes, with their tattoos and body and facial piercings and weird facial hair, walking around in our post-modern nuclear wasteland, vomiting up their teeth, sick from radiation poisoning? Who will be left to watch South Park or listen to Kurt Cobain CD's? Who will be left to salute the United Nations flag?

Since America's national survival has been severely compromised by Bush's recent nuclear treaty with the Russians, it is time to separate fact from fiction.

Russia is right now arming herself and signing treaties with Communist China against America. China has established beach heads in Panama, Sudan, South Africa, Burma, the Bahamas and set up space warfare infrastructure near Swakopmund, Namibia.

Russia is one of the worlds' major high-tech weapons exporters. A few years back, America had to pressure South Korea into buying U.S. weapons over Russian-made weapons. Why? Russian weapons come with advisors who speak foreign languages and lots of easy to read manuals with titles like, "how to blow up your friends" and "Armageddon for dummies."

It was just a few years ago that former Russian President Boris Yeltsin threatened nuclear attack against America vis-vis the Serbian crisis. Some friends huh? How about an orange afro? Want the paint sucked off your house? Rent the films "Spies Like Us," "The Day After" and "Miracle Mile" for details.

Boris Yeltsin also threatened nuclear attack against Norway after that nation launched an innocuous satellite for scientific purposes. We blame it all on Boris' vodka, but we are wrong. And what does this man have against blondes anyway? I'll bet Boris probably hates Jack in the Box tacos and The X Files as well.

Russia is bullying Denmark into not allowing a U.S. missile shield to be set up in Greenland -- a land which Denmark controls. Russia has recently moved tactical nuclear weapons within striking distance of Denmark via a remote province in Western Russia.

(Greenland is ice and Iceland is green, when the Viking raiders came to steal the women, they switched names. Maybe its time for Americans to start teaching their kids geography again instead of how to put a condom on a banana and salute the United Nations flag).

Russia is arming Iran and Iran is ready to kick the hell out of Israel. Iran arms Hezbollah in Lebanon, which likes to lob missiles at Israel. It's all very convenient.

Russia still covets a warm water port to the south. Read the book, "Last Dash to the South" by Vladimir Zhyrinovsky, the right wing nationalist and anti-globalist.

Russia is arming the FARC rebels in Columbia who control an area of that country the size of Switzerland.

Russia's infiltration of the CIA, NSA and FBI is so great (achieved under the Clinton regime) that the Russians have now closed down their listening post in Cuba. They simply don't need it anymore. Think of it as a going out of business sale. Why buy the cow when the milk is free?

(But keep shopping at the mall, because Russia is our friend! Don't forget that we have men like Hanssen and Ames in the intelligence agencies to protect us. Plus Madeline Half-bright and Condi Rice, trained by the Marxists at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Maybe they are grooming Chelsea Clinton out there as well?).

Russia supports the communists in power in South Africa, Congo/Zaire, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and elsewhere. The strategic mineral treasure chest of Southern Africa, which fuels the Western military industrial complex, can now be shut off at any time. The Cape of Good Hope off the tip of South Africa is ripe for Russian and Chinese control, thanks to the Marxist ANC regime put in power in South Africa by the U.S. State Department, Bush Sr./Clinton gang, United Nations, China, Russia, radical Islam and European Union.

The former Warsaw Pact nations are now merging into NATO.

Russia is also merging into NATO. So they are merging into NATO and with Communist China. Hmm, that's a neat trick. But it's okay cause Russia is allowing America to build an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. That's a great trade off Mr. Bush!

Russia launders billions in drug money on the Pacific island of Nauru, which has a population of 11,000 and is a full United Nations member, while Taiwan is not allowed inside the U.N. Go figure. Russia also launders drug money in Cyprus and Macedonia. This money fuels the KGB/FSB and rouge Russian military activities, like training the Aum Shin Rikyo cult of Japan.

Russia arms North Korea and sells North Korea satellite photos of U.S. troop positions in South Korea, Japan and elsewhere.

Russians are tough. They chew nails and spit our carpet tacks. We watch professional wrestling and our idea of exercise is driving two exits on the freeway without take a bite out of our calzone.

Russians are far better educated than Americans. They can re-assemble nuclear missiles faster than the time it takes for your child to put his nose ring in, or microwave a Stouffer's French Bread Pizza. (Yummie!)

Russia has a society that is basically monolithically white and has few racial problems.

As such, during a nuclear exchange, combined with their advanced civil defense, they will most likely survive as a nation. And this is a nation with 11 time zones.

Russians will follow any nationalist leader who gives them A. Lots of vodka and B. Five different kinds of sausages. But we in America still have better frozen pizza, spaghetti sauce in a can or jar, football, porno and crack! We also can boast of Madonna, Michael Jackson, MTV and Dennis Rodman).

Russians are angry at American arrogance during the 1990's after the Cold War "ended." Clinton and Co. pushed the Russians into the arms of the Chinese.

Russia actually fights radical Islam. They don't send visa renewal forms to terrorists or leave their borders unguarded.

Russia doesn't use women in forward combat positions. When the Russian army went into a certain Chechen village looking for a handful of terrorists, they killed over 20,000 civilians who got in the way. The terrorists escaped, but that did not deter the "poorly trained" Russian army. They are tough, vicious and brutal. These troops also actually enjoy eating bad food, wearing fake designer clothing and they rarely wear Old Spice deodorant.

Russia's intelligence services have not -- unlike America's, the UK's, Australia's and Canada's -- been ruined by political correctness.

Russians care about their families.

Siberia has tons of natural resources, including oil.

Not long ago, Russia's air force carried out a successful mock attack on America's Pacific Fleet. The Russian jets in fact, passed over our ships TWO times before our Navy he launched aircraft to attempt an intercept. The mad Russians probably could have sunk our ships with ease during this attack if they had wanted. But since they are our "friends" they didn't.

Russia's submarines have been mapping the continental shelf off of America's West Coast. It's a nice hiding place to park a sub loaded with nuclear missiles. Apparently the continental shelf is a cool hang out for our new Russian "friends."

Let's face facts. Most of the Russian people are very nice. But some of their leaders are very angry, anti-American, pro-Chinese and are preparing for war against us.

For now, we have no choice but to let President Bush Jr. go on with his notion that Russia is "America's friend." However, let's just hope that this missile treaty with the Russians isn't valid until Vice President Dick Chaney signs on the line that reads, ""Parent or Guardian signature required."

Anthony C. LoBaido is an international correspondent for WND.com