As North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile over Japan and Russia threatened to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine and NATO allies, geo-political tensions have risen quite high. Furthermore, Russia initiated its PERESVET Laser Anti-Satellite System, and their nuclear-powered submarine, Belgorod, has gone undetected while carrying its “doomsday weapon.” If a major war was to break out, a swift solution would most likely be in place – the creation of a world alliance to police nations into compliance for a New World Order. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with nuclear systems and deployment expert, James Ponder about NUCLEAR CALLOUT.
It wasn’t long ago that we were talking about some strange public service announcement that was being aired in New York about the Big One being dropped on New York City. It was a bit creepy to have a bolt from the blue grace the TV screens with talk about a Nuclear bomb already going off and what you should do to protect yourself.
Immediately, experts, academics, activists, pundits, and even conspiracy theorists questioned the optimistic tone of the video, the timing of its release, and the helpfulness of the instructions.
Notably, the video drew fire from both the Left and the Right. In a letter addressed to the mayor, the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons’ New York chapter said, “To give people the false impression that a nuclear attack is survivable is spreading a lie so harmful that those in charge should issue a formal retraction and resign from their positions
My take on the issue was merely that we were seeing a PSA announcing a retro-causal event that has already happened in the future and for some reason, we are getting a hint or a clue as to what is coming.
It is either that or we have reached the point where some chirpy lady on TV is telling you to prepare for the deaths of tens of millions of Americans.
The strange part of the whole affair is that it gave a warning without context –which made it all the more creepy and peculiar.
Telling people in present tense that a nuclear attack had happened or that the big one has hit is confusing and terrifying when presented out of context.
The PSA’s first line––“so there’s a been a nuclear attack”–– is emblematic of this lack of context. It takes the act of launching nuclear weapons––in reality, a highly deliberate process that would occur within the context of escalating conflict––and moves it into the realm of pure randomness.
It was also optimistic. acting as if there are survivors that will be able to watch the instructions on TV — it just did not make sense.
Now flash forward a month or two after the PSA aired and you will learn why I call it a retro-causal event.
After reading the recent headlines I guess we can all conclude that it no longer sounds alarmist to say that madmen pushing the war on Ukraine might resort, like rats in a sinking ship, to first-strike use of nuclear weapons–we are hearing it from Russia — and we are hearing it from our side too.
It is a lot like a playground fight where the participants are staring at each other, shoving every once in a while before the full-on punching and kicking takes place,
We are being told every day that a limited nuclear exchange is on the table and unfortunately it sounds incredible and unavoidable.
My stomach can’t take this let alone my conscience. I can’t believe that we are back to this showdown again but this time rather than trying to de-escalate the situation we get the feeling that the Warhawks wish to give it a go to see what eventually happens.
We are in the greatest danger of nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962,
This time however it does not look like anyone is going to step in and stop what already has been put into play.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, a hugely provocative move that ramps up simmering tensions in the eastern Pacific.
The missile was launched around 7:20am Tuesday from North Korea’s Mupyong-ri test site, near the border with China, and passed over Japan’s Tohoku region around five minutes later. Warning sirens sounded and civilians were told to take cover.
The rocket passed over the mainland and continued 1,800 miles off Japan’s eastern coast before splashing down in the Pacific around 7:45 am making it the longest-ranged North Korea missile test ever. No damage was caused and nobody was hurt.
Nonetheless, the test is a clear provocation likely in response to the joint US, South Korean, and Japanese naval drills last week and that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regards as a rehearsal for an invasion.
It also comes off the back of a quick-fire series of North Korean missile tests – now five in 10 days – and comes amid US warnings the country is gearing up for another nuclear test.
This also represents a major escalation that returns Pyongyang to a pattern of provocation it hasn’t used in years, testing how much international resolve can be summoned to thwart it.
No matter what headline you read whether “It’s Time to Bomb North Korea” or “It is Not Time to Bomb North Korea,” the basic narrative is the same: There are pros and cons in using nuclear bombs to ‘stop’ the threat of North Korea.
Both ‘arguments’ are framed in such a way so as to give the ‘impression’ that serious debate is taking place.
The discussions are reduced to the essence of To Be or Not To Be — that is the nuclear decision.
We are no longer hearing about an intelligent discussion on the moral and legal and ethical consequences of using nuclear or other bombs to annihilate a sovereign country and its people.
But no. Most of the pros and cons are the same. Most are based on the general assumption that this bombing will take place and it will be justified on every level known to man and that it would be silly to waste everyone’s time talking about things that are already completely and totally known and agreed upon.
Again, the context is critical and the nuclear retrocausal event is now receiving a nuclear call-out.
The echo in transit will not be heard as many people will have died from the nuclear holocaust.
The question is why the powers that be wish to sanitize Nuclear war by saying it is survivable.
I guess we can give ourselves a bit of comfort by saying that most of the dead will be ‘over there.’ As in not here. As in ‘my, isn’t that horrible. Too bad they forced us to do that to them.’ As in, ‘if these poor people did not want to die, why didn’t they do something about it!’
The bottom line is that hundreds of thousands of people will die within days of a U.S. attack on North Korea and millions more could perish in the war that will inevitably follow.
Do you think this is too much? I believe that the leaders of the world have already determined that massive deaths are inevitable and are needed to reduce the surplus population.
This brings us to the other radioactive elephant in the room — Russia.
Photos from Belgorod, Russia are showing that beans of light have been popping up everywhere. They look like huge laser beams being shot into space.
The source and purpose of these “strange lights” have been identified as Russia’s PERESVET Laser Anti-Satellite System.
The military nature of the laser lighting became evident when the same light pattern hit the skies in Moscow, Murmansk, and Omsk, Russia as the world was paying attention to the lights in Belgorod.
These laser systems are “anti-satellite” insofar as they can “dazzle” any recon satellite orbiting within 1500 kilometers of the earth!
These are weapons that can blind spy satellites.
Temporarily blinding the satellite, makes it impossible for the satellite to “see” anything on the ground for tens of miles in all directions of its typical fly-by.
Light noise coming from Belgorod, Omsk, Moscow, and Murmansk, targeted at US/NATO surveillance satellites creates a major problem. These satellites cannot see a full fifty percent of Russian nuclear missile silos.
Nor can they see movement or whether or not nuclear silos are being loaded or opening.
Meanwhile, A top-of-the-line Russian nuclear-powered submarine has gone missing from its harbor in the Arctic along with its rumored “doomsday weapon,” according to multiple reports.
NATO has reportedly warned members that Russia’s Belgorod submarine no longer appeared to be operating out of its White Sea base, where it has been active since July. Officials warned that Russia may plan to test Belgorod’s “Poseidon” weapons system, a drone equipped with a nuclear bomb that Russia has claimed is capable of creating a “radioactive tsunami.”
The drone can be deployed from the submarine at any time and detonated at a depth of 1 kilometer near a coastal city. Russian state media has claimed the device can create a 1,600-ft. wave that smashes into the coast and irradiates it.
Rebekah Koffler, a strategic intelligence expert and author of “Putin’s Playbook,” warned that Russia’s use of such a weapon would only come as a last resort “in the event that Russia and the U.S. are in a direct kinetic war and Russia is losing.”
Koffler said the device is likely not to be operational until 2027, but Putin may be testing it as a means to intimidate both Ukraine its NATO allies in the West. Putin has warned that Russia’s potential use of nuclear weapons is “not a bluff.”
New satellite images show the doomsday submarine lurking around the Barents Sea.
The Belogord, which is in the region of 30,000 tons, is the largest built submarine in the world and armed with the Poseidon nuke.
The US Navy has described the weapon as an ‘Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedo’ with ‘incredible range’ and ‘hard-to-kill performance.’
Poseidon was one of four next-generation weapons announced by Putin back in 2018 and is thought to be operational.
According to Russian media, it is capable of traveling for up to 6,000 miles underwater before exploding a nuclear warhead in its nose with a force of two megatons – more than 130 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The warhead has never been tested due to international prohibitions on the testing of nuclear weapons.
News of a potential test comes amid Russian saber-rattling over the use of nuclear weapons linked to the Ukraine war, where Putin has been stymied by Western arms supplies.
The Belgorod can go up to 120 days without having to return to the surface.
TASS has previously reported that the Poseidon drone has an unlimited range and a maximum speed of more than 125 mph.
Even before the current round of nuclear brinksmanship in Ukraine, U.S.-Russian relations had descended to a lower point than U.S.-Soviet relations reached during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We’ve been courting nuclear annihilation for some time.
Those who would like to exempt Washington from blame now will have to account for U.S. hostility towards Russia and the USSR, both of which long pre-date anything that could remotely be construed as a provocation by Putin.
The Left has been very clear about how they feel about Russia — taking them from just an adversarial role — to that of a mortal enemy.
From accusations of Russian collusion with President Trump to meddling in our elections, the Russians have been a convenient punching bag when all the while China has been bullying us to knuckling to their communist aspirations.
Americans on the left tend to reject the fact that the wall came down and that we were victorious over communist Russia. That was the goal — but the harboring of resentment still prevailed.
Furthermore, we should note that the rhetoric employed in this mad rush to terminal war is curious and irrational. For example, labeling Putin a “war criminal” actually legitimizes war, since it implies there is some ethical or at least inoffensive way to conduct mass slaughter, which is all that modern warfare is. Transparent attempts to miss this point by labeling massacre “collateral damage” should be dismissed with ridicule.
Why would anyone want to de-escalate a war that was started by a war criminal? It was a clever way to frame the narrative. It actually breeds war — the media knows it and this is why it was said.
Not that I don’t think Putin is a War criminal but it takes the heat off President Biden and the billions of dollars he is pumping into the war effort without even caring that Russia can and will send the Nuclear call out.
Calling Putin a war criminal is an excuse to burn down the entire house to find him and bring him to justice. Even if it means a limited nuclear exchange.
This is an excuse to de-escalate and use nuclear weapons as a deterrent instead of a means to an end.
In a world of asymmetrical power with no effective world government, technically sophisticated powers always have the upper hand in violent conflicts with their neighbors, which are inevitable.
If a major war was to break out — you can bet that the swift solution would be a world alliance or government that would be in places to police nations into compliance of this world order.
A majority of the world is fed-up with the hypocrisies of unilateral world order and yet there are tons of funds available to push the world order that preaches, equality, environmental sanity, and the elimination of poverty through something called Stakeholder capitalism.
Why isn’t the war declared on them? The reason is that they are the only solution after a nuclear confrontation — they will be the ones with the “I told you so’s” when it all goes down.
the current war in Ukraine is causing further expansion of, but this, in turn, is devouring resources needed to stave off European economic collapse, while an emerging Russia-China-India alliance accelerates the collapse of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, a U.S. client state, Biden’s phone calls in the early stages of the current war went unanswered while Putin’s were cordially received.
Vladimir Putin, and Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, seem to have a lot in common.
They both started wars in neighboring countries, hold significant sway over energy markets, are known to brook no dissent and to covet spots in history.
Nearly eight months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, relations between Riyadh and Moscow are at a high point. As much of Europe, the US and the UK double down on attempts to combat an ever more menacing Russian leader, Prince Mohammed has instead chosen to deepen ties.
An Opec meeting in Vienna is the latest landmark in a growing relationship that is increasingly defying the demands of Riyadh’s allies and appearing to give Putin comfort at a critical juncture in the war.
Both countries are likely to seek to raise oil prices by cutting global supply by 1-2m barrels a day.
Such a move would follow widespread disruption to gas supplies to Europe caused by the war and predictions of a worsening energy security crisis as the northern winter approaches. It would also alienate Washington, an ally that has tried to recruit Riyadh to the cause of decreasing supply pressures by opening valves to its enormous reservoirs.
No matter what it appears that Europe may starve and freeze to death this winter.
Of course, our ineffective leader Joe Biden finds himself staring down a partner in the Middle East whom he had personally visited during the summer as the extent of the supply crisis became apparent.
Biden walked away empty-handed and, as a result, faces the uncomfortable prospect of taking high fuel prices to midterm elections. Perhaps more importantly for Biden, a rise in oil prices could be seen as helping fund Putin’s war effort.
That sends a huge message as to who our friends are in a pinch — someone is using the United States –and we just continue to take it.
it is like what happened to Japan prior to the attack on Pearl harbor. Except at this point in history we are the Japanese –and so is Europe.
This could force an unprecedented attack –again pushing us more towards a nuclear abyss –and more reasons for the Great Reset tyrants to declare that fossil fuels have been a reason for war — for many decades.
That it is responsible for the so-called Climate Catastrophe..
But a nuclear war would be the best way to reduce the earth’s temperature.
Not only would it be the winter of or discontent but a Nuclear Winter of our discontent.
Converting whole cities to radioactive ash is a small price to pay for preserving our favorite environmental Armageddon
I ask you what is more of immediate concern?
Climate Crisis or Nuclear annihilation.
Your governments have given you a choice as to how we all die.
Which would you prefer―destruction by nuclear war or destruction by climate catastrophe? Nuclear war will end your existence fairly quickly through blast or fire, although your death would be slower and more agonizing if you survived long enough to die of radiation sickness or starvation. On the other hand, climate catastrophe has an appealing variety, for you could die by fire, water, or hunger. Or you might simply roast slowly thanks to unbearable temperatures.
Avoiding you with this kind of choice is a vital part of making our nation great again!
Oh, choices are great aren’t they – especially when you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
SHOW GUEST: JAMES PONDER