All the capitalist countries of the world, which were united in the war against us, against our terror and our system, are forced against their will to enter into trade agreements with us, knowing full well that in this way they are helping us to strengthen and secure our system.Vladimir Lenin [i]
In designing their theater nuclear offensive, the Soviets have selected, as a point of departure, one of the simpler approaches – a nuclear fire barrage followed by a basically conventional exploitation. They believe that the first nuclear strike may be decisive in determining who wins the war.Joseph D. Douglass, Jr. [ii]
When the time is ripe, we will strike, comrade. In one day we will wipe out all the American war bases from Spain to Alaska. And on the very same day, the one hundred most important Americans will die. Some of them will be poisoned, some crushed under falling rocks, some in ‘unavoidable’ automobile accidents. The sooner these American exploiters, these bloodsuckers of the poor are liquidated, the better.General Sascha Korotkov [iii]
The future founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ulyanov [Lenin], was born on 22 April 1870. He had an older brother and sister, named Alexander and Anna. (He also had four younger siblings.) They were good children. “Vladimir, on the other hand, was an unruly, noisy child, given to tantrums,” noted biographer Robert Payne. “He learned to walk late, and in the first months of walking he was always falling down and screaming…. His tantrums were sometimes violent, and they were sometimes accompanied by acts of cruelty. His sister Anna remembered that he was always breaking his toys.”[iv] One day little Volodya [Vladimir] was given a caged bird as a pet. He let it die. Later in life, Volodya grew up to let millions of people die. Worse yet, he ordered thousands of executions and mass killings. Today Vladimir Lenin lies in state, at the center of Moscow, in a pyramid-shaped mausoleum.[v] His diminutive namesake, Vladimir Putin, rules Russia, keeping communism’s murderous traditions alive. Like Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Putin falls down, has tantrums, and breaks his own toys (i.e., his own tanks, artillery, helicopters). But little Volodya Putin has not broken all his toys. In fact, he has not touched his nuclear toys. But he is eyeing them.
In February 2022 little Volodya Putin began his biggest tantrum. He ordered an all-out invasion of Ukraine. This invasion ran into stiff resistance. Little Volodya fell down and went boom. Last summer, the mighty Russian Army hid in bunkers, behind minefields, protected by helicopter gunships and air strikes. There was even a brief mutiny by the Wagner mercenary boss. Things were looking bleak, indeed; but now the situation is turning around and little Volodya is picking himself up from the floor. He is dusting himself off. He is smirking again. How is it possible to recover from such a tumble? Because the West is losing interest in the Ukraine War. Many were initially outraged at the brazenness of Russian aggression. Military assistance subsequently flowed to Ukraine, even as the West regarded events in eastern Europe as a kind of TV drama. Western “audiences” watch wars on television. Everyone has a front row seat, so to speak. Unavoidably, there is a tendency to treat wars voyeuristically. The media, ever sensitive to audience interest, craves change and readily shifts its coverage to new happenings.
Early last summer a majority of Americans were cheering for Ukraine. Today they are tired of Ukraine, if not annoyed – especially when they keep hearing about Ukraine’s corruption. The fact is – all governments and militaries are corrupt. Did not our fathers and grandfathers, who fought World War II, say to each other in the midst of the war, “That’s government property – it’s free.” Corruption exists in all large governments and militaries during wartime. If a country is rich, like America, corruption and its attending wastage is part of the cost of war. If a country is relatively poor, like Ukraine or Vietnam or Cambodia, we act as though it is better to let them fall – with killing fields to follow. Why are we always listening to fools who insist that the victims of totalitarian aggression are among “the most corrupt countries in the world”? We should remember these same arguments from the Vietnam War. Let South Vietnam fall to the communists. Let Cambodia fall, people said. These governments are corrupt. And so, to our everlasting shame, a communist genocide was allowed to take place.
Always we see these invidious comparisons in which Americans, demoralized about their own country, begin to favor Russia and imagine Putin is some kind incorruptible liberator. The case for moral equivalence between powers, or Russian moral superiority, is being made every day, in the media, on the far left and right. At the outset of the war, Russia’s agents of influence were laying low only for a season. But now they have been mobilized, because so much is at stake. For example, a joint investigation by Der Speigel and the Washington Post alleges that a Ukrainian team headed by Colonel Roman Chervinsky, “coordinated the sabotage of the Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines….”[vii] To be sure, Chervinsky denies the allegations; but who will believe him? Blaming Ukraine for the bombing of the pipeline is an extraordinary thing, since that giant of anti-American hate, Seymour Hersh, has “journalistically” claimed that America blew up Nord Stream 1 and 2. So, which is it? Which Devils did it? The American Devils or the Ukrainian Devils? It is a case of whichever fits with Moscow’s need of the moment. Eighteen months ago, Russia was trying to arouse anti-American feelings in Germany. Today Moscow’s plan is to leave the entire West with a bad taste in its mouth regarding Ukraine.
Setting aside all the disinformation to date, the truly decisive measure against Ukraine was the October 7 birthday gift from Hamas to Vladimir Putin. By attacking Israel, by murdering innocent civilians – including children and babies – with horrifying brutality, Hamas has distracted the West from Ukraine – to the great relief of those Western “statesmen” who are secretly beholden to Moscow (can you guess their names?). The entire political Establishment and media have turned the tragic events of October 7 into an extravaganza: Israel vs. Hamas. One conflict now takes up all the bandwidth. And that is, most likely, by design. There must be, we know, a “decent” interval between caring about what happens in Ukraine and feeding 40 million people to the Kremlin crocodile. Europe’s ruling whores need to cover yet another betrayal with something respectable. Oh yes, people must be cajoled into forgetting. Our leaders said that Russia’s aggression should be opposed; but now, after 22 months of war, Europe has run out of ammunition and weapons to send! It is as if the great economic powerhouse of Europe, with a Gross National Product of $17.3 trillion (compared to the United States’s $6.5 trillion GNP), cannot produce the ammunition needed. How could they be so weak, so incapable, after 22 months of war? Didn’t they ramp up their production of howitzer shells?
During the annual meeting of the Valdai discussion Club in Russia, two days before Hamas terrorists chopped the heads off babies and took hundreds of hostages in Israel, little Vladimir Putin suggested that Western funding for Ukraine could be derailed. There was, at that time, chaos in the U.S. Congress. The question of funding for Ukraine had become a bone of contention. Ukraine is being propped up by humanitarian aid from America, noted Putin. If aid from the United States, from one country, “just stops,” he explained, “[Ukraine] will … die in a week.” Putin added, “The same applies to the defense system. Just imagine the aid stops tomorrow. It will live for only a week when they run out of ammo.”[viii]
Just imagine, indeed! What would happen if Ukraine stopped receiving support? First, Ukraine would collapse and the Russian Army with its tactical nuclear weapons would be at NATO’s doorstep. Look, then, at the ammunition problem. If you hadn’t the will to supply Ukraine’s army, why would anyone credit your willingness to supply the smaller armies of Poland and the Baltic States? Presently Ukraine has the most experienced, battle-hardened army in Europe, with 500,000 military personnel. This is more military personnel than Germany (184,000), Poland (120,000), and the Baltic States (26,000) combined,[ix] and still larger than the number you would get by adding all U.S. troops in Europe (100,000). Like it or not, Ukraine has become an essential blocking force against Russia’s larger armed forces. Add to that thousands of Russian tactical nuclear weapons which are politically not suitable for use against Ukraine but were made for hitting NATO.
Why do I keep mentioning nuclear weapons in evaluating the current situation? Because Russia cannot successfully invade Europe or battle the United States without using nuclear weapons. Furthermore, if we look at China’s preparations for war against the United States, and China’s alliance with Russia, there is every reason to think that Moscow and Beijing are contemplating a nuclear world war. Some readers will shake their heads, saying that nuclear war is too dangerous, that the environmental effects would entail man’s extinction; but this is untrue. Studies on the effects of nuclear weapons do not show that such weapons threaten us with extinction. To the contrary, strategic nuclear weapons can be air-burst to minimize short-term fallout. As for long-term fallout, the threat is less than the fallout we have already experienced from above-ground (i.e., “dirty”) atom bomb tests. Furthermore, no Military strategist would use nuclear weapons in a way that would cause unnecessary destruction. As Soviet Colonel M. Shirakov wrote in 1966, “The objective [of war] is not to turn large economic and industrial regions into a heap of ruins.”[x] Studies, going back to Herman Kahn’s On Thermonuclear War, have continued to show that long-term fallout as well as short-term fallout, are survivable. Peter Vincent Pry’s Nuclear Wars: Exchanges and Outcomes has a chapter on societal survival in which he debunks nuclear winter as well as the death-by-radiation scenario depicted in the movie On the Beach.[xi]
Readers might ask, then: If nuclear war is doable, when does the war begin? The answer is simple. World War III begins when the leaders in Russia and China are ready for nuclear strikes, and when, at the same time, they believe that the West is unready. In this context “ready” means “ready and able to win a nuclear and biological war.” By “unready” is meant “unready to defend effectively.” In strict military terms it does not matter if five or six billion people die from the use of mass destruction weapons, or if ten million square miles are contaminated or turned to desert by the effects of short-term fallout. In that event, which would be a worst-case scenario, there would still be 47 million square miles of living space for the remaining two or three billion people. The loss of land and people is inconsequential from the standpoint of those seeking global dominion. If this is the path Russia and China must follow to rule the world, then the leaders of Russia and China will follow it. These people do not care if humanity is reduced to subsistence farming. The conquerors will live in comfort and safety while the vanquished will be forced into slavery. Such is the calculus of Beijing and Moscow. As we see from the ongoing destruction of Ukraine, it is perfectly normal for Russia’s rulers to kill civilians and reduce cities to rubble. Russian missiles hit Ukrainian civilians every day. An entire country, regarded by Moscow as Russian territory, is being systematically reduced to rubble without the use of nuclear ammunition – and the Kremlin does not hesitate to kill and kill again. In this matter, Soviet Colonel Shirakov was naïve. As noted in previous essays, totalitarianism has always been destructionist.
Therefore, in the future, if the West ever suffers military incapacity, Moscow and Beijing will take full advantage. In December 1999, China’s Defense Minister Chi Haotian said that war against the United States “is inevitable.” Why, indeed, would anything of the kind be “inevitable”? Vladimir Lenin wrote, “The replacement of the bourgeois state by the proletarian state is impossible without a violent revolution.”[xii] Violence is the whole point. Take the violence out of communism and the leaders of the movement would begin to feel bored by the whole thing.
In this context Kevin Rudd, writing in the pages of Foreign Affairs, described Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “Leninist.”[xiii] When I asked the famous Chinese dissident Harry Wu to describe China’s Leninist leaders, he gave a one-word reply. He said they were “killers.” As if to prove Mr. Wu’s sage description, China’s defense minister, General Chi Haotian, told a room full of high Party cadres that China’s key objective was the extermination 100 to 200 million Americans. He said America and China were already at war. “The issue is that the Chinese armed forces must control the initiative in this war,” said Chi.[xiv] How is the initiative to be controlled? Once full-scale war begins, the initiative is maintained by nuclear strikes. Soviet military texts, which Chinese generals have studied, describe the context of world war as follows: “The military strategy of imperialist states is intended to preserve and to extend [the life of] the capitalist system, which has outlived itself, to preserve the rotten system of colonialism, and to combat the most advanced and most progressive system of human society, the socialist system.”[xv]
V.I. Lenin taught that the present epoch is that of “the transition from capitalism to socialism….” It is the epoch of “the downfall of imperialism and the liquidation of the colonial system, an epoch of the transition of more and more peoples to the socialist path, an epoch of the triumph of socialism and communism on a world scale.”[xvi] Because the capitalist system is continuously weakening, socialism has the cultural and political initiative. We can see this is true by looking to the left and the right. According to Moscow’s strategists, who see propaganda as a weapon of war, “American monopoly capital … has created a surreptitious colonial empire and has become the biggest international exploiter.”[xvii] Consequently, America is the main enemy of the socialist bloc. According to Marshal V.D. Sokolovskii’s strategists, writing in 1962, “The areas where the imperialists will most likely initiate aggressive wars are in the Near and Middle East … in Korea … in Taiwan … [and] against the People’s Republic of China….”[xviii] How odd, indeed, that Europe does not appear on Moscow’s longstanding list of hot spots. How is this to be explained? According to Sokolovskii’s text, Germany’s Nazi past means that Germany cannot become a serious military power; second, France “has too many communists and England has too many socialists and that, therefore, both England and France are very unreliable military allies [for America].”[xix] Therefore, the best Russian strategist of the twentieth century held that American imperialism would not show itself in Europe.
And yet, despite this shrewd evaluation, Moscow has become bogged down in Ukraine – a third rate power that should have been swept away in days or weeks. History is ironical, to be sure; and from the standpoint of Marxism-Leninism the Ukraine War is merely a nuisance. The Ukrainians are only delaying the inevitable. Moscow, therefore, has not initiated a nuclear war on account of events in Ukraine. Moscow has stuck with the analysis of its greatest strategist. One must adhere to principles, to higher-level analysis, no matter the difficulties. In this context, Marxism-Leninism has long taught that nuclear world war only becomes necessary when America (first and foremost) resists the slide into final defeat. According to Moscow’s strategists, the American imperialists have made “every effort to preserve their rule…. To this end they employ every possible means: colonial wars, economic pressure, subversion, conspiracy, terror, and bribery.”[xx] To break down this resistance to socialism’s inevitable victory, Moscow and Beijing have long waged a campaign of subversion, which includes the infiltration of Washington, D.C., the cultivation of Western billionaires as dupes, and the de-industrialization of America through the tactics of the China trade war. Add to this, communist attempts to dominate oil, gas and strategic metal production and no observer can successfully argue that the unraveling of America’s economic position has been accidental. No. It is the result of careful planning. It is the result of Russian and Chinese strategy.
Even now the Russian government is supporting Marxist movements in Africa and Latin America. As one country after another breaks from Washington’s sphere of influence in the Western hemisphere (i.e., Venezuela, Brazil, Nicaragua, etc.), Moscow sees the socialist world system coming together. If, at any point, America attempts to reverse this toppling of dominoes, world war is in prospect. According to Sokolovskii’s strategists, “If a world war between the imperialist and socialist camps is not prevented, it will be, because of its essentially political nature, the decisive armed clash between the two opposing world social systems.”[xxi]
Although the socialist bloc has disguised itself since 1991, with Moscow pretending to be a normal country under nationalist leadership, the socialist bloc has continued to function and to expand. While America and its NATO allies let their nuclear forces decline into obsolescence, Russia and China have been building new classes of nuclear and missile weapons. A recent test failure of an old Minuteman ICBM, in the United States, underscores how badly America has fallen behind even as Russia claims successful tests of new missile systems.[xxii] The strategic situation of today, therefore, may be characterized as one of a deluded West, acting as though America is still an invincible superpower, confronting a heavily armed East. Because of this overestimation of Western strength, the West has boldly assisted Ukraine. It is slightly humorous to see that Moscow is dumbfounded at the West’s naïve attitude toward Russia’s nuclear forces. But Moscow has long cultivated this naivete in Western leaders.
The point is a subtle one. Here is why war is being contemplated by China and Russia. Mere threats will not force the West to surrender. Intimidation will not work with people, like Americans, who take their continued existence for granted. Russia must therefore teach the West a lesson. But how? Even Russia’s old friends, like U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Scholz, do not take Russia’s threats seriously. After all, they are old friends of Moscow – always ready to help Moscow on the sly. Why would Moscow launch a war against them? Moscow could not possibly wish to conquer their friends in Washington and Berlin. Surely Moscow would not hurt its faithful running dogs who talk like utopians in the midst of capitalism. But Lenin said, “We are not utopians. We do not have ‘dreams’ about dispensing at once with all subordination; these anarchist dreams … are essentially alien to Marxism, and in practice serve only to postpone the socialist revolution….” Russia intends to initiate the World October Revolution and rule Europe even as it assists China in destroying America. Biden and Scholz cannot be very bright, since they do not understand this larger game. In this comedy of errors, everyone misunderstands everyone else. However, it will not continue as a comedy for long.
The situation in Eastern Europe and the Pacific is more precarious than the West’s running dog leaders assume. According to Sokolovskii’s strategists, writing in 1962, “One of the important tenets in Soviet military doctrine is that a world war … will inevitably assume the character of a nuclear war with missiles, i.e., a war in which the nuclear weapons will be the chief instrument of destruction, and missiles the basic vehicle for their delivery to target.”[xxiii]
Few Western leaders or experts believe in the inevitability of a nuclear world war; for nobody in the West is preparing. Nobody. Meanwhile, both Russia and China have built massive civil defense and underground facilities. Russia and China have had civil defense drills even as they continue to strengthen their respective ballistic missile defense systems. For those who are reading the tea leaves, Russia and China have been preparing for a future nuclear war. Why go to such expense, year after year, if you are not going to fight such a war? Why waste all that money and effort if war is not inevitable?
The proof of the two countries’ ultimate intentions is found in their joint economic policy. China and Russia have recently announced an economic agreement whereby China’s food and energy needs will be met by Russia.[xxiv] This is clearly a pre-war measure and not a bluff. China’s biggest problem is feeding itself during a war with America. And now Russia has solved that problem. All that remains is for Russia to defeat Ukraine so that the two powers can turn and confront America. According to Sokolovskii’s strategists, “The logic of war is such that if American aggressive circles initiate a war [blah, blah, blah], it will be transferred immediately to the territory of the United States of America. All weapons – intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and other strategic weapons – will be used….”[xxv]
Russia and China intend to fight World War III on American soil. Not in Europe. Not in Asia. No. The war will be fought on the territory of the United States. Officials from both countries have spoken about this for many decades.
Sokolovskii’s text says that nuclear rockets will be used to “defeat the enemy’s armed forces in the theaters of military operation and [to facilitate] the seizure of his administrative political centers and other vital regions….” America’s administrative centers are here, in the United States. To accomplish this, nuclear strikes will be directed against troops, ships, ballistic missiles, and air force concentrations. Nuclear strikes will also be used for “the annihilation and devastation of targets deep within … [America] in order to break up the organization” of the country.”[xxvi]
All of this is to occur simultaneously with an invasion of North America. How do I know? In testimony before Congress in 1955, a Czech military defector, Col. Jan Bukar, presented Soviet operational war maps of the United States, showing areas where battles would occur. Two of Bukar’s Soviet instructors, Gen. Banin and Lt. Col. Studensky told their classes that U.S. territory would become the battleground in a future war between socialism and capitalism. A diplomat named Sverdlov told Bukar that Alaska would be directly annexed and was considered part of the USSR. “Alaska belongs to the Soviet Union,” said Sverdlov, “and the day will come that we shall infiltrate Alaska, and that Alaska shall again belong to us.”[xxvii]
According to GRU defector, Col. Stanislav Lunev, Moscow’s plans to invade North America and annex Alaska were never revoked. In fact, these plans were renewed in full under Boris Yeltsin in 1992. The largest change to the strategy of invasion, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, was that China would be responsible for invading the lower 48 states while Russia would invade Alaska and Canada. Russia’s post-Soviet military lacked the manpower for fighting in the lower 48.[xxviii] This testimony goes to show that Moscow does not change its objectives from decade to decade. It does not matter who Russia’s leaders are. Even as Putin prepares to invade Alaska today, Stalin prepared a force of 50,000 troops to cross the Bering Strait. According to Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis, “Stalin had a contingency plan to attack Alaska in 1951-52…. He had major military operations going. How such an attack would have profited Stalin remains unclear…. There are several different interpretations. If he really thought he could pull it off, one has to consider his mental stability….”[xxix]
Gaddis was a great researcher into the Cold War, but he was not a psychologist or strategist. Neither was he qualified to judge Stalin’s mental stability. Gaddis never grasped the essentials of nuclear war. To say that an evil genius is “mentally unstable” merely demonstrates one’s inability to understand evil. Gaddis did not grasp the expedient cunning of Marxist social science, diplomacy, and military strategy. For that matter, Stalin was not the only communist to contemplate world conquest. In 1958 Mao Zedong told his colleagues, “In the future we will set up the Earth Control Committee, and make a uniform plan for the Earth.”[xxx]
Red China’s military and economic objective has always been to defeat the United States – the heartland of capitalism. Since Mao’s time, this objective has not changed. As researcher Nevin Gussack noted, “the Chinese continue to strongly consider the option to utilize their nuclear arsenal against American targets. Their state-owned media continue to boast of such intentions and China’s capability to launch an aggressive attack.”[xxxi] The Chinese media has said the U.S. Midwest will not be the main target of Chinese nuclear attack; rather, the primary targets will be “key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego…. The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans…. If we launch our DF31A ICBMs over the North Pole, we can easily destroy a whole list of metropolises on the East Coast and the New England region….”[xxxii] Ironically, this gives new meaning to the disparaging phrase “fly-over country,” as applied to the Midwest and Bible Belt.
In February 2008, in advance of the 2008 banking crisis, the Chinese Communist Politburo and Central Military Commission held a meeting in a luxurious underground bunker known as Command Center One. Before the assembled dignitaries and strategists, General Secretary of the Communist Party Hu Jintao made the following remark: “In history, the Western powers used warships and opium to colonize China. Now the opposite has happened. We will use our open policy, seize the economic crisis in the West as a historical moment, and use effective measures to turn them into Socialist China’s economic and cultural colonies…. Our colonization of these countries is the historical process of communism’s triumph over rotten capitalism. We Chinese communists must shoulder the great historical mission, and use socialism to defeat capitalism, eventually liberating the entire humanity with communism.”[xxxiii]
Note how Chairman Hu says, “liberating the entire humanity with communism.” Once again, nothing has changed. Nothing ever changes when it comes to these people. The communists can change their tactics, they can adapt any mask or disguise; but they never change who they are underneath, or what they ultimately want.
Already California is colonized by China. The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, is a Chinese stooge. There is no other way to describe him, politically. State employee retirement funds have been invested in China, making the entire state bureaucracy beholden to Beijing’s financial blackmail. Both Los Angeles and San Fransisco are heavily infiltrated by Chinese agents. Chinese and California businessmen have joined together in a collaboration that is strategically calculated to maximize Chinese strategic military advantages. At the same time, the Russian mafia in Sacramento is under GRU control, and has bribed officials in targeted government agencies.[xxxiv] The picture is similar in many other states, though California is probably the worst case. Here we can see, in vague outline, the true purpose of China’s infiltration of the United States. The first Chinese beachhead is in California. In fact, the beachhead is already well-supplied and supported. This is why, last year, the CCP ordered the mobilization of nearly a thousand merchant ships for an impending war against America, including over 60 roll-on-roll-off ships capable of carrying 16,000 military vehicles. This is more vehicles than Hitler had for invading Russia in 1941. Such a massing of ships is not for invading an island, like Taiwan, which could more easily be surrendered through blockade. Such an assemblage of ships indicates a continental-scale invasion.[xxxv]
China continues to move personnel and weapons into Mexico. According to American journalist Scott Gulbransen, China has been building arms caches in Mexico for twenty years, smuggling those caches into the United States for a future invasion.[xxxvi] The classified 1997 “Sidewinder Report” which was leaked to American journalists was about a massive Chinese communist plot to subvert Canada for use as a “highway” into America’s flank. The report was a joint study by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. The report came too late, of course. China had already gotten its hooks into the Canadian economic and political system. Canada, like Mexico, is an invasion path.
People without imagination, who style themselves military experts, will tell you that China could never get troop ships past the U.S. Navy. In military affairs one should never make such pronouncements, especially when the Chinese have been moving people and enterprises into Mexico, Canada, and the United States for decades, during peacetime. How many Chinese living in North America have military training? How many have access to weapons? The invasion has been underway for many years.
Colonel Stanislav Lunev, a Russian defector from the GRU has said that Russia and China’s invasion plans for North America are built on the model of Germany’s 1940 invasion of Norway. The German invasion of Norway was conducted over open sea lanes, while the British fleet was off Norway’s coast laying mines. Norway was at peace with Germany at the time of the invasion, and German merchantmen simply offloaded troops into Norwegian ports. The British Navy sank a few German merchantmen, but most got through. Our strategic geniuses should ask themselves how many Chinese ships arrive at West Coast ports every day? How many troops and items of heavy equipment could be offloaded in a single night? – A night of violence and surprise. How many could be offloaded in Mexican ports operated by the Chinese? – ports like Ensenada, a hub for China’s Hajin Shipping Company. “The port of Ensenada is ready to receive container ships of greater capacity,” noted the government of Mexico in a 2015 news announcement.”[xxxvii] And then there is the Mexican highway leading to the United States from Ensenada, built with Chinese money. Was it charity for China to build such a highway in Mexico? No, it was strategy.
Given the success of communist infiltration of the governments of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, what do we suppose the chances of a successful invasion are? Should we be smug, like so many military analysts? The argument is simple: China and Russia intend to make war on us at some point in the future. Of course, they will try to make us surrender without a fight; but, as we have seen in the Ukraine War, Americans do not see themselves directly threatened. They believe themselves to be safe and would never agree to surrender before being bombed. And who would be in the mood to surrender after being bombed? People who are starving, suffering, and have lost their way of life, have only one thing left: And it is not the shame of surrendering.
It is true that the communists make elaborate and interesting plans; but their success at cultural warfare, their ability to infiltrate everywhere, does not translate into guaranteed military or economic success. Moscow’s military strategists have gotten themselves stuck in Ukraine. The Russians under Sokolovskii thought so highly of nuclear weapons, tanks and paratroopers, all their operational notions boiled down to the need for speed (so to speak). This led them to an erroneous military assumption. In 1962 the Soviet military strategists said, “Positional warfare has evidently become a thing of the past. Rapid combat maneuvers conducted simultaneously or consecutively in different places and at different depths in the zone of military operations will replace positional warfare.”[xxxviii] But then the war in Ukraine happened, and there was no avoiding a “positional war.” The Kremlin assumed that its next major war would be a nuclear missile war. Funny thing, nuclear weapons cannot be used against Ukraine because China is going to need Ukrainian wheat if world war breaks out. As noted earlier, contaminating Ukraine’s rich soil with dirty atomic (tactical) munitions is not an option. Russia cannot use its nuclear weapons in Ukraine. So, Russia is stuck fighting a conventional war, a positional war – the kind of war they did not plan for. Here is a saving grace for the West.
Helmuth von Moltke (the elder) said, “No plan of operations reaches with any certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy’s main force.”[xxxix] In other words, we cannot tell what will happen in a war. There are too many variables, too many unknowns. The outcome of the Great Contest may not depend on the strengths of the competing powers, but on the catastrophic nature of existing weaknesses. America has many traitors, it is true; but on the day of reckoning traitors can be hung. China and Russia have corrupt, gangster-like, semi-feudal mercantilist economies from which there is no coming back in a crisis. They do not understand political economy. Their workers are always cheated. Their leaders are kleptocrats. When they hang “wreckers” and “spies” because their economies have collapsed, they will be killing the only people who can save them from cannibalism.
Consider the economic and political stability of the Russian and Chinese systems. Even now China’s economy is destabilizing. Russia’s economy is less dependent on outside support than China’s, yet even Russia is having serious trouble. Nationalized economies cannot operate successfully without periodic infusions from the West. Once these economies make war on the West, they will be lost even if they win every battle. They will sink into a chaos of their own making. Their best option is to take over the West without a fight. But how do they make that happen?
As noted earlier, Russian and Chinese threats of nuclear war have had little or no impact on the public or policymakers in the West. There are, quite naturally, agents of influence attempting to rectify this situation, but their message is a function of too little, too late. Decades of Soviet propaganda convinced Americans that nuclear war is suicide for both sides. Why would the very people who swallowed such disarming lies ever take a nuclear threat seriously? And so, for that very reason, Westerner’s do not react to Russia’s nuclear threats. After a moment of reflection, using the false knowledge drilled into them after decades of anti-nuclear agitation-propaganda, they will shrug off Putin’s latest threats.
In politics and war, a system based on lies and deception has special problems of its own. As noted by Anton Koslov, writing in the “Afterward” of Russia’s Secret Rulers, Leninism was a conspiratorial system that corrupted society by disintegrating “the very process of the comprehension of reality.” Deception was the essential trick in the Marxist-Leninist trick-bag, yet it was also dysfunctional in terms of executing any long-term strategy.
In 1957 responsibility for Soviet strategy was given to a fat and sleek-headed apparatchik named Leonid Brezhnev.[xl] Under his leadership a two-tiered strategy was devised, with military and KGB tracks operating in parallel. Wisła Suraska, in How the Soviet Union Disappeared, credited Brezhnev with playing off the military against the KGB during his career. This was cleverly done by (1) tasking the military with preparing a future nuclear war and, according to Golitsyn, (2) tasking the KGB with a future program of false liberalization and controlled dissent – to be carried out by Brezhnev’s successor.[xli] By combining deceptive liberalization with nuclear war preparation, the planners were following Sun Tzu’s strategy of readying an attack while preparing to feign disorder. But these two tracks were not in tune with each other. Moscow’s strategists believed Gorbachev’s reforms would catch America flatfooted, forcing an abandonment of Cold War attitudes and the nuclear arsenal. They believed that NATO would fall into a state of military disrepair, so that the West’s position would become hopeless.[xlii] What they did not see was the disintegration of their own system – which had been created by Stalin through sanguinary discipline. It was Brezhnev’s tolerance for corruption that broke that discipline. Brezhnev was not an administrative terrorist like Stalin. He did not “liquidate” his subordinates at regular intervals. Without Stalin’s harsh discipline, Brezhnev’s lieutenants had no reason to be honest or efficient. According to Anton Koslov, “Stagnation comes when the sated conspirators have decided that the terror they’ve imposed has been sufficient, [and] now they can live for a while. But when the terror ends, a reverse reaction begins – corruption.”[xliii]
Stalin wanted an efficient administrative machine. Strange as it may sound, belief in Stalin’s socialism was successfully maintained and engendered by terror and its psychological effects. It is exciting to belong to an elite group, especially a conspiratorial group, where obedience is a life-and-death matter. “Terror is the dynamic of conspiracy,” noted Koslov; “[it is] the instrument through which the conspiracy of the minority can be maintained successfully against the majority. Terror synchronizes the work of the system of the conspiracy, supporting it as One Great Conspiracy.” Here was Lenin’s discovery and the secret of Stalin’s mastery. Misunderstanding the logic behind Stalin’s purges, Brezhnev unwittingly nurtured a thieving pack of toadies – an error Vladmir Putin has also committed. “The weakening of terror leads to a desynchronization of the integrated system of the conspiracy,” noted Koslov. The weakening of terror inspires counter-conspiracies. “A conspiracy without terror … leads to a static situation and stagnation.”[xliv]
After Brezhnev, complacency permeated the Soviet system. When Moscow carried out its deceptive liberalization under Gorbachev, the system’s weaknesses began to tell. The biggest mistake was when German unification came early. The Soviet Army in East Germany, suddenly finding itself on the soil of a NATO country, suffered defections (mainly of technical personnel). This crisis triggered a chain reaction, leading to the August 1991 coup. Of course, from the standpoint of grand strategy, setbacks of this kind were tolerable. A former KGB officer once described a meeting he had with the acting head of the KGB, Leonid Shebarshin, in 1991.[xlv] Shebarshin admitted there were “setbacks,” but everything was still on track. After all, the West had been deceived. It was now a question of opening new avenues of infiltration and subversion. The work would continue, full steam ahead. Shebarshin was correct, but he was also making a mistake. The core of the communist system had been destabilized, though the ultimate meaning of this destabilization was not immediately apparent. KGB General Shebarshin saw the Russian Federation as an acceptable fraud for carrying the work of subversion forward. The acting pro-capitalist drunk, President Boris Yeltsin, played his part brilliantly. His embarrassing behavior and visible corruption – along with the country’s economic suffering – discredited capitalism and democracy within Russia. Perfect! Then Putin arrived in 1991, winking and smiling as he went. But the Soviet revitalization plan would hit a snag in Georgia and in Ukraine.
According to KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn, Soviet liberalization was designed to serve conspiratorial Leninist objectives.[xlvi] Anton Koslov wrote, “True liberalism, economic and legal, begins where conspiracy ends….”[xlvii] Of course, the Leninist conspiracy did not end. The structures of the conspiracy – the KGB, Stavka, and the Communist Party – were never liquidated. The iron triangle of Soviet power teamed up with the Russian mafia and the KGB’s newly minted “oligarchs.” Here was the Old System with a gangster capitalist façade. Yet it was no longer Stalin’s system. It was more corrupt than ever, and though that corruption was exported to the West, it corroded the Leninist mechanism itself. Republics like Georgia and Ukraine could escape the post-Soviet system of control by a combination of counter-conspiracy and revolution. And yes, Moscow could reconquer Georgia and Ukraine by outright invasion, but the political and moral costs of open reconquest through war signified a more serious miscalculation. Everyone in Russia and in the West would see what was happening. The deception game would be over. The war game would have to begin.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine suggests more than a mask slipping off Moscow’s false face. It suggests the kind of complication that unravels larger plans. Communism was ever a system of spoliation and murder. As one observer wrote during the Russian Civil War in 1921, “Rarely does a person join the Communists for reasons of conviction; more frequently it is to have power and to plunder with impunity.”[xlviii] Real communism is a criminal conspiracy by a party of cutthroats and thieves. According to Koslov, “The essence of the Leninist Communist Party is a system of conspiracy, of conspiracy in the making.”[xlix] Koslov added, “Lenin was a journalist and a conspirator, and in his perception the world consisted of conspiracies of all sorts. Religion was a conspiracy; the government was a conspiracy; the [world war] war was a conspiracy … the rebellion of the Kronstadt sailors was a conspiracy.”[l]
Today, this “Leninist culture of conspiracy” is transmitted as if by osmosis to the world. Here is where Koslov’s insights bear fruit. Conspiracism is gaining traction among leftists and rightists. One might say we are all conspiracists now. Moscow hopes to manipulate all these conspiracy theorists. However expert the Russians are at this game, Moscow is going to lose control. Koslov argued that Lenin’s way of seeing reality was corrosive in and of itself. It negated freedom by deriding constitutional checks and balances. Lenin mocked the law of nations, regarding treaties as pie crusts “meant to be broken.” Leninism is conspiracism, argued Koslov. Yet it assumes, incorrectly, that conspiracy is forever workable. Even as socialism takes us by the throat, it leads the human mind towards a degenerate cynicism. “At the level of perception,” wrote Koslov, “conspiracy gained the status of official reality and defined not only the state structure but the entire realm of the new culture…. The construction of society on the basis of a conspiracy led to the formation of the type of culture characterizing archaic societies….” In such societies, noted Koslov, “violence is the main method of resolving internal contradictions. Hence, the cult of violence instilled by the Bolsheviks.”[li]
In relation to this, Lev Timofeyev rhetorically asked, “Can there be a police sketch that will catch Satan?” This, indeed, is a question for Moscow’s bureaucratic labyrinth. We cannot know, says Timofeyev, which secret will be revealed next, or “whose face will peer out as us, when we put all the available fragments together.”[lii] In fact, Timofeyev probably passed over the answer when he asked, “On whom, then, do political decisions [in Russia] depend in the final analysis?” According to Timofeyev, some observers thought the mafia had taken power; that is, the criminals who bribe the secret police. Yet, in a country where nobody has any rights and the police can murder or torture anyone they choose, those who pay bribes do not have the ultimate say-so. The ones who receive the bribes are in control; that is, the people with the most guns and the biggest organization. Here is an insight that applies to the West as well.[liii] The answer is found with those who “are disposed to speak of the traits and methods of … [those] bearing the unique stamp of yesterday’s apparatchiks, KGB agents, and influential ‘commanders of the socialist economy,’ especially the chiefs of the military-industrial complex who now occupy key political and economic posts.”[liv]
In other words, the communists, Stavka, and the KGB are still in control; but that control has been intellectually and morally corrosive. It is not Stalin’s simple control by sanguinary discipline and Marxist principles. The whole thing is disintegrating. It has descended into that nihilism which was always lurking at its core. Here we have a system that disturbed the delicate balance that must exist between force and fraud. In other words, the portion of fraud added to the system was too high. Instead of leading to ultimate victory, we find corruption leading to unprecedented bungling. The rulers in Russia and China are not going to control events; rather, events are going to control them. Evil is a special case of stupid, driving from its camp the best people – the intelligent, the honest, and the competent. The historian John Mosier, who has written extensively on Soviet Russia during World War II, suggested that totalitarian systems do not handle complexity well – especially the complexities of war. This is because they do not handle intelligent people well. It is one thing to have a long-range plan and a deceived enemy. It is another to have lackeys and mediocrities running everything.
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Links and Notes
[i] V.I. Lenin, Eighth All-Russia Congress of Soviets Part I Report on Concessions Delivered to the R.C.P. (B.) Group at The Eighth Congress of Soviets, December 21.
[ii] Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., The Soviet Theater Nuclear Offensive, Studies in Communist Affairs, Volume 1 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office), p. 69.
[iii] John F. Sloan, “A Response,” Air University Review, September/October 1980.
[iv] Robert Payne, Lenin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964), p. 50.
[v] We are approaching Lenin’s 100ths anniversary as a corpse.
[x] Colonel M. Shirakov, “Military Geography at the Present Stage,” Military Thought, No. 11 (November 1966), p. 59. For additional material on Soviet nuclear targeting to avoid cities, see William T. Lee, “Soviet nuclear targeting” in Desmond Ball and Jeffrey Richelson’s Strategic Nuclear Targeting (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1986), pp. 89-91.
[xi] Peter Vincent Pry, The Strategic Nuclear Balance, Vol. 2, Nuclear Wars: Exchanges and Outcomes (New York: Taylor & Francis, 1990), pp. 192-223.
[xii] V.I. Lenin trans. Robert Service, The State and Revolution (Penguin Books), p. 21.
[xiv] As quoted in the House of Representatives by Rep. Bob Schaffer on 14 November 2002, https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRECB-2002-pt17/html/CRECB-2002-pt17-Pg22782-4.htm
[xv] V.D. Sokolovskii, ed., Rand trans, Soviet Military Strategy, p. 137.
[xvi] Ibid, pp. 278-79.
[xvii] Ibid, p. 279.
[xviii] Ibid, p. 280.
[xx] Ibid, p. 281.
[xxi] Ibid, p. 282.
[xxiii] Sokolovskii, p. 298.
[xxv] Sokolovskii,p. 299.
[xxvi] Ibid, p. 305.
[xxvii] House Committee on Un-American Activities, Soviet Schedule for War (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1955), Testimony of Jan Bukar, p. 1734.
[xxviii] Lunev told me the details of Soviet invasion plans in February 1999, in Washington, D.C.
[xxix] “Stalin’s Secret Plans to Invade Alaska Among Topics Discussed at International Conference on Cold War,” Yale Bulletin and Calendar, October 4-11, 1999 Volume 28, Number 7.
[xxxi] Nevin Gussack, Red Dawn in Retrospect (Amazon), p. 186.
[xxxii] Miles Yu, “Inside China: Submarines Capable of Widespread Attack on U.S.,” Washington Times, October 13, 2013.
[xxxiii] Howard Jai, “China’s Secret Plan to Take Taiwan,” Chinascope.org, January/February 2020, p. 13.
[xxxiv] From taped interview with former Soviet citizen recruited by Russian mafia in Sacramento. His name must be withheld for witnesses safety.
[xxxv] See my previous articles on Luda Media’s 57-minute tape, smuggled out of China, of a military-civil mobilization meeting in Guangdong in May 2022. https://jrnyquist.blog/2022/06/04/beijings-war-plan-an-interview-with-lude-media/
[xxxvi] See Scott Gulbransen’s book, “The Silent Invasion.” (It is now out of print and copies are very expensive.)
[xxxviii] Sokolovskii, p. 306.
[xxxix] H. Moltke, Kriegsgechichtliche Einzelschriften (1880).
[xl] “Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.” From Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 1 Scene 2 Line 202. Caesar speaks these words, fearing a conspiracy against his life.
[xli] For details, see Anatoliy Golitsyn’s book, New Lies for Old.
[xlii] After Brezhnev, this collaboration broke down as the KGB became dominant and the military was stripped of its best generals. Thus, the military side of the long-range strategy was weakened, as explained by in Suraska’s book, How the Soviet Union Disappeared, pp. 57-82.
[xliii] Ibid, p. 159.
[xliv] Timofeyev, p. 158.
[xlv] I cananot name this person, since he still in Russia.
[xlvi] See New Lies for Old.
[xlvii] Lev Timofeyev, Russia’s Secret Rulers: How the Government and Criminal Mafia Exercise Their Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992), p. 171.
[xlviii] Timofeyev, p. 160.
[xlix] Ibid, p. 150.
[l] Ibid, p. 152.
[li] Ibid, p. 153.
[lii] Ibid, p. 17.
[liii] Here is the key to unraveling the mystery of the Clintons, Obama, and Biden – when we consider who their body guards ultimately are.
[liv] Timofeyev, p. 8.
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