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Amidst Putin-Trump Love-Affair, Russia Unveils the Deadly Satan-II Missile

The world is seeing a strange situation develop.  There is a transfer of power happening in the US.  A transfer which has been manipulated and impacted to a large extent by the Russians (the hacking and exposes on Hillary Clinton’s emails by Wikileaks were engineered by Russia!).  And, as the incumbent President in US – Barack Obama – discusses Russia in a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he sounds the new President-in-waiting with a warning on Russia and how to deal with it.

Now, Trump has not just been playing ball along with Putin, Russian President, but also used the machinations of his team – without any censure or threat of action – to win a political battle.  Actually, one more thing he has done is to promise the shake-up of NATO and hinted at backing out on major promises that US has made to NATO countries.

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So, three important take-aways on US-Russian situation with respect to the Trump Presidency:

  • Trump and his team (Michael Flynn, his NSA nominee, are very friendly to Russia and Putin specifically)
  • Putin ensured that Trump won the Presidency with more than normal interventions and manipulation in full public view.
  • Trump may be doing Putin and Russia’s bidding by weakening NATO and leading to its demise in future.

Russia Upgrading Weapons and Threatening Europe

The Object 4202 rocket and the RS-28 Sarmat missile (nicknamed “Satan II” by NATO) create a very formidable weapon!  With this Russia now has a Hypersonic missile that could reach Britain in 13 minutes and if this Sarmat missile was fired at London it could wipe out most of Britain, alongwith northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands!  The missile was fired fired thousands of miles from the Yasny Launch Base in Russia to the far-east peninsula of Kamchatka and was declared a “success”.

Impact of the Russian Sarmat Missile
Impact of the Russian Sarmat Missile (courtesy: DailyMail)

This missile will have a range of 10,000 km and can attack London and other European cities along with targeting both East and West coast cities.  It has a has top speed of 4.3 miles per second and has been designed to outfox anti-missile shield systems!!

As per the pictures revealed by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, the missile not only can evade the radar but also has 16 nucleaer warheads and is 2000 times more powerful than Fat Boy, the bomb dropped on Nagasaki (which delivered 20 kilotons)!

Russia – US Complicated Future

While Putin has ensured that US will have a Russian-friendly President, it does not desist from scaring and threatening the European countries.  Both, by his actions of aggression (missile and adventures in Ukraine) and also the utterances of Trump, who is constantly seeking to undermine the strength of NATO!

This does not augur well for the future of the Western World.  The European powers would, in all probability, seek to create their own arsenal to counter the downfall of NATO and wrong policies of Trump regime which is eager to jump in bed with Putin.

As we said earlier, this may create many powers.  Some with unpredictable trajectory.

Are we entering into the beginning era of the World War III?

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2 Comments
  1. Anamika says

    Should we not remember that inspite of all these things, it was the Western world which has used the N bomb? US is no apostle-of-peace.

    1. Desh Kapoor says

      Sure, am just pointing Russia’s movement in the field of nukes and the situation between Putin and Trump. What do you think of how this proximity and clandestine working between the two will do for the world – would love to hear your thoughts.

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