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Russia’s new military doctrine lists NATO, US as major foreign threats

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Russia’s new military doctrine lists NATO, US as major foreign threats

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://rt.com/

I don’t know what to make of all this. The tension is certainly building for sure. North Korea and now this from Russia. These are words of War. I see it, I feel it. I think I have seen adn read enough to be sure WWIII has already begun, for now it’s a Cyber war and a Financial war, a war of economics. I worry we see that big white flash one day. That day is slowly coming, our species destroys itself, other species and out World, it is what we do. So should we be surprised? I am not

Russia has adopted an updated version of its military doctrine, which reflects the emergence of new threats against its national security. NATO military buildup and American Prompt Global Strike concept are listed among them. The new doctrine was approved on Friday by President Vladimir Putin. Its core remains unchanged from the previous version. The Russian military remains a defensive tool which the country pledges to use only as a last resort.

Also unchanged are the principles of the use of nuclear weapons which Russia adheres to. Their primary goal is to deter potential enemies from attacking Russia, but it would use them to protect itself from a military attack – either nuclear or conventional – threatening its existence. The new sections of the doctrine outline the threat Russia sees in NATO’s expansion and military buildup and the fact that the alliance is taking upon itself “global functions realized with violation of international law.” 

The doctrine lists among major foreign military threats

“the creation and deployment of global strategic antiballistic missile systems that undermines the established global stability and balance of power in nuclear missile capabilities, the implementation of the ‘prompt strike’ concept, intent to deploy weapons in space and deployment of strategic conventional precision weapons.”

The Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine

The Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine

Another new point in the doctrine is that one of the Russian military’s goals is to protect national interests in the Arctic region. The document also points to the threat of destabilization countries bordering Russia or its allies and deployment of foreign troops such nations as a threat to national security. Domestically, Russia faces threats of

“actions aimed at violent change of the Russian constitutional order, destabilization of the political and social environment, disorganization of the functioning of governmental bodies, crucial civilian and military facilities and informational infrastructure of Russia,”

the doctrine says.

Moscow sees international cooperation with countries sharing its effort to increase security, particularly members of BRICS, the OSCE, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and others as the key to preventing military conflicts, the doctrine states. Traditional threats that Russia must deal with mentioned in the doctrine include extremism and terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and rocket technology and actions of foreign intelligence services. The document notes that modern threats are increasingly drifting from a military nature to informational, and states that the likelihood of anyone launching a fully-fledged war against Russia is decreasing.

http://www.voanews.com/content/russia-identifies-nato-us-as-major-threats/2574605.html

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-26/putin-signs-new-military-doctrine-names-nato-us-main-foreign-threat-test-fires-yars-

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/26/391927/russia-approves-new-military-doctrine/

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The next battle for Scotland

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The next battle for Scotland

Brilliant blog. I have said often Scotland have pushed Westminster, Tory and Red Tory into a corner. As I said here and this article hints at, watch this space. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/alex-salmond-hints-at-westminster-snpred-tory-vote-deal/ & https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/labour-facing-electoral-wipe-out-in-scotland-as-support-for-the-snp-surges-to-record-high/

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War the battle for Scotland JPEG

Don’t be fooled by the noise that’s been coming from Westminster. They talk about the Smith Commission as if it’s the way to get the Scots back in their box.  This “throw them a bone” politics is as far as Westminster is prepared to go without being pushed. What you are in fact seeing is a single battle – the taking of hill number 436 if you like in a greater war about the ultimate control of Scotland and its resources and a way to silence the “troublesome Scots” for another generation.

A panicked mistake was made by three party leaders in an underhanded attempt at preventing Scotland from voting yes, in doing so they, with the help of Gordon Brown and the Labour allied newspaper “The Daily Record” made promises they had no intention of keeping.  In other words they constructed a lie not a vow.  And let’s not…

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The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race

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The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via links below. This is a real danger, happened before, will again, Methane would case an explosion 10,000 times greater than all our Worlds Nuclear weapon stockpiled together at once. There are so many things that could cause an E.L.E. it is untrue. Yellowstone Park erupting, Meteor’s crashing to Earth, many natural causes, this one is as bad as any, links and video below as always. Merhane trapped in North/South poles are becoming a problem

There’s something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it could spell disaster for our planet. That something is methane. Methane is one of the strongest of the natural greenhouse gases, about 80 times more potent than CO2, and while it may not get as much attention as its cousin CO2, it certainly can do as much, if not more, damage to our planet. That’s because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and there are trillions of tons of it embedded in a kind of ice slurry called methane hydrate or methane clathrate crystals in the Arctic and in the seas around the continental shelves all around the world.

If enough of this methane is released quickly enough, it won’t just produce the same old global warming.

It could produce an extinction of species on a wide scale, an extinction that could even include the human race.

If there is a “ticking time bomb” on our planet that could lead to a global warming so rapid and sudden that we would have no way of dealing with it, it’s methane.

Right now, estimates suggest that there’s over 1,000 gigatons – that’s a thousand billion tons – of carbon in methane form trapped just under the Arctic ice. And if stays trapped under the ice, we might have a chance.

But, thanks to the global warming that’s already occurring, Arctic sea ice is melting at unprecedented rates.

In fact,  as Gaius Publius points out over at America Blog, just about every reputable projection on the loss of Arctic sea ice has been wrong in a very, very bad way.

The lack of sea ice cover in the Arctic that we’re seeing today wasn’t supposed to happen for 20+ more years according to 13 of the most accurate models. As all that sea ice melts, the Arctic ice which once reflected sunlight and prevented global warming, becomes a very blue ocean that absorbs heat and causes even more melting. And this all means that more and more methane is being released into the atmosphere much faster than expected, speeding up the process of global warming and climate change.

It’s all one big and vicious cycle, called a “positive feedback loop,” something that can spiral out of balance and control very quickly. But here’s where it gets really scary. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center have found that Arctic methane is leaking out from the ocean floor nearly twice as fast as was previously thought.

The researchers found that the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is releasing at least 17 million tons of methane into the atmosphere each year. Natalia Shakhova, one of the lead researchers on the study, said methane releases from the Arctic seafloor are, “now on par with the methane being released from the arctic tundra, which is considered to be one of the major sources of methane in the Northern Hemisphere.” To put this in perspective, just seven years ago, estimates suggested that only 500,000 tons of methane were being released into Earth’s atmosphere each year. Now we’re measuring 17 million tons of it. Just in the Arctic.

Now, we can’t directly stop Arctic sea ice from melting and releasing methane into the atmosphere, but we can help stop what’s contributing to that melting in the first place: fossil fuel extraction. Every day, the fossil fuel industry extracts more and more fossil fuels from the ground, releasing tons and tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/The-Giant-Methane-Monster-by-Michael-Byron-Ocean-Pollution_Ocean-Warming_Other-Natural-Disasters_Weather-Manipulation-140710-360.html

http://www.care2.com/news/member/739002257/3786831

http://josephblum.com/?p=1738

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