Is the United States about to enter another war, this time with the excuse of Syria?
Will the trap be sprung on the current administration who is apparently siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, as U.S. Navy ships become floating death traps in the Mediterranean against Russian made Sunburn missiles – the most lethal missile in the world today?
If a U.S. aircraft carrier is sunk, will this lead to World War 3?
Let me tell you a little bit about the Sunburn missile…
It is designed to sink ships. The anti-ship ‘Sunburn’ (a.k.a. SS-N-22) skims the sea at Mach 2.5 and pops up at the last second(s) to slam down on the decks of ships.
It is apparently well ahead of the U.S. in terms of its capabilities, and the U.S. ability to defend against it; although a recent new defense system (RAM) ‘may’ be an effective countermeasure, as of yet unproven in battle.
Launched from a mobile launcher hidden along the shore, and potentially within seconds, a aircraft carrier could be heading to the bottom.
Apparent launch capabilities from the air, land or sea.
In addition to its speed (greater than Mach 2, twice the speed of sound) it has remarkable range (100 miles), a superior guidance system, and includes “violent end maneuvers” to elude enemy defenses. I’ve read that “…those who have witnessed its performance trials invariably come away stunned.”
The U.S. Navy Phalanx defense system cannot defend against it, despite the systems ability to fire a six-barreled gun with 3,000 depleted uranium rounds per minute. The Sunburn is too fast to calculate a fire solution.
The Sunburn missile can deliver a 200-kiloton nuclear payload.
The Sunburn missile can deliver a 750-pound conventional warhead.
Cost: Less than a fighter jet.
Who has the Sunburn missile?
Russia, China, Iran, and probably just about anyone else who has been willing to buy them from Russia.
The Sunburn missile has never been used in combat. Is it about to?
I bring this up because of the current events in the Middle-East/Syria coupled with the powers-that-be who are quite eager to use war to end this depression. It’s nothing new… just look at the first Great Depression.
Apparently there has been recent use of chemical weapons in Syria. The current U.S. administration and main-stream media outlets are aligned in stating it came from an attack by Assad and the Syrian government against the Muslim Brotherhood ‘rebels’.
The result being that the Pentagon is reportedly making preparations for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces, despite other reports that it may have actually been the Syrian rebels, aka Qatari mercenaries, who were responsible for chemical weapon use.
And there’s this…
WASHINGTON (AP) — “U.S. naval forces are moving closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers military options…Obama had asked the Pentagon to prepare military options for Syria…the Navy had sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea…”
I have a question, which was also articulated recently on ZeroHedge,
…despite the entire world watching Assad,
(and Iraq WMD inspector Rolf Ekeus stating the obvious, “It would be very peculiar if it was the government to do this at the exact moment the international inspectors come into the country”),
we are meant to believe that the Syrian leader launched the biggest nerve gas attack in the history of the Qatari, Al-Qaeda and CIA-funded and organized Syrian rebellion.
Two days later, without any actual investigation, the west determined somehow, on its own, that the attack was launched by Assad, not a false flag attack by the rebels even though it was their chemical weapons depot…
It sounds like the powers-that-be are rushing to judgement, and may use this as an excuse to trigger the next big war. Likely triggering a much bigger war.
What will Putin do? Will we be fighting Russia soon? What will we do if one of our carriers or destroyers are sunk? How quickly might this escalate to a very seriously bad day? Has this chemical attack been a false flag?
There are lots of questions.
Update: Putin Responds To Syria Escalation…
“Russia can increase its naval grouping in the Mediterranean as a reply measure. I think that nothing else remains to prevent the development of the factor of aggression,”
Update: Fourth Destroyer Positioned in Mediterranean…
“Fox News has confirmed that four U.S. Navy Destroyers are being pre-positioned in the eastern Mediterranean Sea,”
Syrian Information Minister: “U.S. military intervention will create a very serious fallout and a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East,”
Update: U.S. Ignoring U.N. Inspectors Invitation, (sure sign that ‘it’ is about to start…)
“The Obama administration said Sunday it believed Syria used chemical weapons…and rebuffed the Assad regime’s offer to provide U.N. inspectors access to the affected areas, saying the move came too late to be credible.”
-Wall Street Journal
Update: Russia On War Alert
“Military sources report that Moscow has placed on war alert Russia’s Mediterranean and Black Sea fleets as well as rapid deployment forces in southern and central Russia.”
Update: Strike Within Days
“Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces within days, according to sources who attended a meeting between envoys and the Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul.”
Update: Sixth US Warship Now In Eastern Mediterranean
“…the USS San Antonio, an amphibious ship with several hundred U.S. Marines on board…”
Update: Syria Expecting Military Strike At Any Moment
“We are expecting an attack at any moment. We are ready to retaliate at any moment.”
-Al Arabiya (8/31)