“Russia Is Preparing for War”  Senior Russian Diplomat Confirms

By The Saker

LD: The Saker here explains in detail (in over 2000 words) what can be summarized in fewer words. The United States and its Nato allies are so convinced of their military superiority that they are now, like hubristic playground bullies, openly beating the war drums against both Russia and China in the belief that both these countries simply cannot afford to fight back and will have to keep on retreating and capitulating and losing ground. The US and its Allies, however, are tragically wrong about this and will pay the price of their hubris. Because you can push your victims to the wall only so far before they decide that enough is enough.

“Any aggressor should know that retribution will be inevitable and he will be destroyed. And since we will be the victims of his aggression, we will be going to heaven as martyrs. They will simply croak and won’t even have time to repent.”

So Putin has now made it clear that if the US decides to provoke Russia any further, Russia will make sure that every single American is wiped off the face of the earth in swiftest retaliation. Perhaps even a preemptive strike is being planned, making sure that Russia gets in the first blow. In short, America needs to back off right now, or it will get more than a bloody nose — it will get total annihilation. [LD]

Andrei Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, has recently made an important statement which I shall quote in full and then provide a translation.

Original Russian text: “Тут недавно на заседании Соединенные Штаты заявили, что Россия готовится к войне. Да, Россия готовится к войне, я это подтверждаю. Да, мы готовимся защищать нашу родину, нашу территориальную целостность, наши принципы, наших людей. Мы готовимся к такой войне. Но у нас есть серьезные отличия от Соединенных Штатов Америки. И в лингвистическом плане это отличие заключается всего в одном слове, что в русском языке, что в английском языке: Российская Федерация готовится к войне, а Соединенные Штаты Америки готовят войну”

Translation: “Recently at a meeting the United States stated that Russia is preparing for war. Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I can confirm it.  Yes, we are preparing to defend our homeland, our territorial integrity, our principles, our values, our people. We are preparing for such a war.  But there is a major difference between us and the United States.  Linguistically, this difference is just in one word, in both Russian and English: Russia is preparing for war while the United States is preparing a war” (emphasis added).

We are so used to western diplomats and politicians saying more or less anything and everything (as the joke goes: when do you know that a politician is lying? When his lips move) that many of us stopped paying attention to what is being said. If tomorrow Trump or some “Congressperson” goes on national TV and declares “read my lips – up is down, dry is wet and yes means no” – most of us will just ignore it. The truth is that being exposed to that constant stream of empty, bombastic and always dishonest statements makes most of us immune to verbal warnings, even when they come from non-western political figures.

It is, therefore, crucial to fully realize that Russian official and diplomats carefully measure every word they say and that when they repeat over and over again that Russia is ready for war, they actually and truly mean it!

Of course, there have been those in the West who fully saw this danger and have been warning about it for years, I especially think of Prof. Stephen Cohen and Paul Craig Roberts here.  And I have been warning about this for four years now, beginning with the article “Obama just made things much, much worse in the Ukraine – now Russia is ready for war” posted on March 1st, 2014, followed by many more articles with the same warning since (see “The Russian response to a double declaration of war” on September 27th, 2014; “Did Russia just “gently” threaten the USA?” on November 12th, 2015; “Debunking popular clichés about modern warfare” on May 19th, 2016; “How Russia is preparing for WWIII” on May 26, 2016; “A Russian warning” on June 1st 2016; “Assessing the Russian Military as an Instrument of Power” on August 25th, 2016; “Progress report on the US-Russian war” on December 1st, 2017; “What price will mankind have to pay for the collapse of the Empire?” on April 13th, 2018; “Each “click” brings us one step closer to the “bang!” on April 20th, 2018).  But for all our efforts, we have been “voices crying in the wilderness” which is hardly surprising since evenPutin’s blunt warning during his March 1st speech to the Russian Federal Assembly was quickly dismissed as “posturing” and quickly forgotten.  This is why two weeks following that historical speech I compared Russia to a peaceful rattlesnake (yes, they are peaceful creatures!) desperately trying to warn a drunk idiot to back-off but to no avail: the drunk idiot just boastfully declares “hold my beer and watch this” and tries to grab the snake.  I concluded by saying that:

May, Trump, Macron and Merkel, of course, but also their sycophantic presstitutes and the herds of zombified followers all believe in their invulnerability and superiority. The terrifying truth is that these folks have NO IDEA whom they are dealing with nor do they understand the consequences of pushing Russia too hard. Oh, in theory they do (yeah, yeah, Napoleon, Hitler, we know!). But in their guts, they feel safe, superior and just can’t conceive that they can die, and their entire society can just disappear.

Sadly, since then things have only gotten worse.  This is why a clearly disgusted and frustrated Putin recently declared that

“Any aggressor should know that retribution will be inevitable and he will be destroyed. And since we will be the victims of his aggression, we will be going to heaven as martyrs. They will simply croak and won’t even have time to repent,”

Needless to say, the western ziomedia interpreted this warning as a sign of “Russian aggression,” not as a desperate attempt to wake up a delusional and infinitely arrogant Empire.

By the way – something very similar has been happening between the USA and China with an increasing number of Chinese officials publicly declaring that the Chinese armed forces need to prepare for war (here is just the latest such warning).

Sadly, the Chinese warnings are as ignored and as dismissed as the Russian ones.  And that is truly frightening.

At least during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the entire world press was reporting about the confrontation minute by minute, and everybody knew that the danger of war was very real. In contrast today, hardly anybody gives the possibility of war much thought. In fact, the leaders of the AngloZionist Empire seem to be dead set on multiplying their provocations against Russia ranging from holding major military exercises right at the Russian border to giving the most prestigious EU human right prize to a convicted terrorist (the Poles, always so helpful, even suggested that Sentsov ought to be given the Nobel!). The EU also failed to notice the Ukronazi acts of piracy in the Sea of Azov but instead, condemned Russia for strictly enforcing her legal right to retaliate for the Ukronazi actions.

Such a level of hypocrisy is disgusting, of course.  But it is also very, very dangerous.

Frankly, considering the fantastic and genuinely heroic efforts of Putin and Xi to avoid a major (nuclear) war with the Empire, I would suggest that they, not convicted terrorists, be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (but I am not holding my breath here…)!

In sharp contrast to the western corporate media, the Russian media has been discussing the possibility of war with the US/NATO on a daily basis, and the discussion always revolves around the question “are they really crazy enough to actually attack us even though that would mean their certain destruction?!“. In fairness to the Russians, seeing folks like Nikki Haley or John Bolton, the question of “are they crazy?” is a logical one. But I think that it is also possibly misleading. Here is why:

While clearly some Neocons are truly batshit crazy, most are not. Stupid, ignorant, arrogant, hateful and evil – yes. But not necessarily insane. And for that reason, I don’t think that the AngloZionist leaders will stumble into a war against Russia as a result of their insanity. Besides, while US politicians are, indeed, amazingly stupid and ignorant, there are enough men in the US armed forces who remember the warning of Field Marshal and Viscount of Alamein Bernard Montgomery who famously declared to the House of Lords: “Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: “Do not march on Moscow”. Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: “Do not go fighting with your land armies in China.” It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives“.  Most senior US military commanders must realize that war against Russia and/or China is a suicidal proposition.

But while the insanity of western leaders is unlikely to cause a war, I am afraid that their despair might.

Think of it: right now the USA is engaged in two parallel processes: on the one hand the USA is involved in sanctions and economic wars against most of the planet while on the other hand, the USA is withdrawing from one major international treaty after another (including arms control treaties). Ask yourself a simple question: is this the behavior of a country which is weak or strong? What does this “full-spectrum” policy of confrontation and self-isolation (because that is what withdrawing from so many agreements and treaties does: isolate the USA) mean? Does it signal the actions of a confident and strong power or one which is desperate and lashes out on all levels?

As this short post by Larchmonter445 reminds us, the current batch of US leaders are first and foremost *losers* and while they are still doing a pretty good job of window-dressing and flag-waving, it is becoming increasingly impossible to hide the magnitude of the multi-level slow-motion collapse of the AngloZionist Empire. I suppose that the band playing on the deck of the Titanic also played louder and louder, but the outcome of the show was never in doubt. The same is happening here and therein lies an enormous danger: the harder it becomes to conceal the magnitude of the unfolding disaster, the more the Empire lashes out, making the situation even worse which then makes it even harder to conceal the magnitude of the disaster. The Empire in general, and the USA specifically, is literally cracking on all levels and there is absolutely no reasonable and halfway viable way to reverse this trend because the one and only solution for the USA to survive is to give up the Empire and become a “normal” country – something US leaders are not even willing to contemplate. The Neocons, especially, seem to have a quasi-religious belief (or maybe it is just an uncontrolled knee-jerk reaction) that when one of their putative “clever” plans fail, the correct solution is to double-down. They seem to have fully internalized the German aphorism “wenn es mit Gewalt nicht geht, dann geht es mit mehr Gewalt!” (if violence can’t fix it, then even more violence will), forgetting that this belief did Germany no good against Russia. As for the general western public, it has been successfully turned into what I call “ideological drones“: brainwashed automatons who will wave their (Chinese made) flags to cope with any residual cognitive dissonance.  When their certitudes finally come crashing down, they will also lash out at everything and everybody in abject despair and impotent rage.

Right now the USA and the “global West” (aka the AngloZionist Empire) are on a direct collision course with Russia (and probably China too).  Right now, I see very few signs that anybody in the western elites is able (or willing) to admit that at the end of that road there is war and the destruction of the USA (and possibly much of Europe).  Right now, the leaders of the Empire appear to be firmly locked into what the French call the “fuite en avant” (which can roughly be translated as “flight forward”, or “headlong rush”, “panic-induced compulsion to further exacerbate a crisis or calamity” or even “unconscious mechanism that causes a person to throw himself/herself into a dreaded danger”). I suppose that there is a sad and tragic irony in the fact that the result of the US elites constantly conjuring up some completely imaginary Russian “interventions” (in the USA and elsewhere) might eventually result in a very real Russia intervention, in the form of devastating missile strikes, but this is hardly a consolation.

How likely is that to change in the foreseeable future?

Not very likely, I am afraid.

Will Putin and Xi be able to avert the looming war with the West?

Maybe.  But with each passing day bringing only further escalations and provocations from the “global West” their task is becoming harder and harder.

So far all the Russian and Chinese warnings have fallen on deaf ears and, frankly, I don’t believe that more warnings will do any good.

This might be the time for Russia and China to begin pushing back seriously. Everything else has failed, at least so far.

24 thoughts to ““Russia Is Preparing for War”  Senior Russian Diplomat Confirms”

  1. Being 85 without a family, sudden death from a Nuclear war is not my first concern. My broken is my first concern, it is causing me discomfort. But those that think China or Russia will be surprised by a US nuclear attack are not informed. It will take the US at least a week for the readiness to launch an attack. After the president presses the red button the message goes down the chain of command. Hundreds of nukes have to be activated and there has to be a total agreement among the generals to launch. At this moment Russia and China have been alerted, they too are ready to launch a thousand nukes. Getting a consensus to launch the first strike defies human nature. No war is coming.

    1. You are “BIGGLY” hilarious, Mel…

      “After the president presses the red button the message goes down the chain of command. Hundreds of nukes have to be activated and there has to be a total agreement among the generals to launch.”

      Where is that “YUGE” infamous RED(communist red) button???

      HA!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. That red button in the nuclear football :

        The nuclear football (also known as the atomic football, the President’s emergency satchel, the Presidential Emergency Satchel,[1] the button, the black box, or just the football) is a briefcase, the contents of which are to be used by the President of the United States to authorize a nuclear attack while away from fixed command centers, such as the White House Situation Room. It functions as a mobile hub in the strategic defense system of the United States. It is held by an aide-de-camp.

        Wikipedia, nuclear football : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_football

      2. Thanks, FR –

        I have read that… heard that… for over 50 years, myself. I never did believe it. It comes from the people who want us to believe there are nuke missiles, which are just myths to produce fear. I don’t belong to that cult. Slim Pickins did. Nice stylish leather bag, not a Louie Vitton, though. 🙂

  2. Hi Melvin,
    American foreign policy is dictated by Israel and its Neocon Lobby. I still don’t understand why they hate Russia so much. We are in the 21st century, not the 19th.

    The west has surrounded Russia, and it is not surprising that Russia feels threatened, WW3 could start in some off-field event, like a nuclear strike against a carrier group

  3. The Russian bird, posing as a blogger – Saker – forgot to mention…..

    ‘Put-On’ is NOT hated by jews or Israel… he is a jew magnet!! He will only help demolish old buildings in the Mideast, with conventional weapons, in order to get the contracts to rebuild there.

    Putin says Europe’s Jews should move to Russia

    The Russian leader was in a meeting with members of the European Jewish Congress, an organization headquartered in Paris. Its Moscow-born president, Moshe Kantor, had detailed to Putin how anti-Semitic attacks had risen in Europe by about 40 percent each of the past three years and that Jews can no longer walk the streets of some major European cities in safety.


    ‘Put-On’ encorages the 2-way street with Netanyahu’s Israel and jews:

    Israel’s former Soviet immigrants transform adopted country

    Russian-speaking Jews who arrived over the past 20 years have integrated little, but influenced everything from culture to politics.

    At ‘BAR PUTIN’, in the heart of Jerusalem, you can down vodka shots in homage to the former Russian president.

    In Ashdod – also known as Little Moscow – you might pop into the Tiv Ta’am supermarket for pork(?) and black bread.

    On Israeli TV there’s Channel 9 if you want to watch broadcasts in the mother tongue round the clock.

    The million-plus citizens of the former Soviet Union who migrated to Israel in the past 20 years have not only made new lives of their own but they have transformed their adopted country. They have influenced the culture, hi-tech industry, language, education and, perhaps most significantly, Israeli politics.

    Jews in the former Soviet Union were largely banned from making aliya – migrating to Israel – before the collapse of the empire. But from 1990 onward they came in their thousands, and they now constitute around 25% of Israel’s 7.7 million population.



  4. “While clearly some Neocons are truly batshit crazy, most are not. Stupid, ignorant, arrogant, hateful and evil – yes. But not necessarily insane. And for that reason, I don’t think that the AngloZionist leaders will stumble into a war against Russia as a result of their insanity.”

    To the extent I understand this rather ambiguous if not outrightly contradictory statement, I have to disagree. This statement implies a lack of understanding of the general nature of evil, IMO, especially a lack of understanding/appreciation of the DEGREE of evil presently in control of the corrupt “West.”

    Satanic evil cannot coexist with good; it must destroy all “goodness” on planet earth at ANY cost, lest it be destroyed itself by an extant “good example.” From a worldly perspective, it could be asked: Does anyone really expect the jews and their demon-possessed henchmen, to back down? Are they going to wake up tomorrow and decide give up on all their hopeless plans, shake hands and say: let’s forget all this? Of course not. Or is Russia going to say: okay, we give up (“better red than dead”) we’ll disarm and let you have your way with us; come on in and take what you want, install a puppet ruler and trash our culture, etc.
    I think not; I think Russia will not surrender.

    Apparently Trump’s stated intention to ditch the INF treaty was the last straw for Russia and China. Russia and China know that Trump and his handlers know that Russia’s new weapon systems make the whole concept of the “European Phased Adaptive Approach” (EPAA) obsolete before it’s even completed – as a DEFENSE system that is – but not as an offensive system intended to deliver a first strike (or to blackmail under the threat of a first strike). So if Trump proceeds to withdraw from the INF treaty – which implies an intent to put missile launchers all over Europe, starting with the planned deployment in Poland – how will that not lead to war at some point?

    1. Small size nukes are now available to major powers. A nuke of a small area in Moscow or Beijing wont start a major war. They might retaliate with nuking lower Bronx or homeless shelters in LA. Negotiations will lead to a temporary truce. Putin or Trump will not be injured. Most of the dead will be poor or disabled, only the welfare Dept. will miss them.

      1. C-mon, Mel –

        “Small size nukes are now available to major powers.” … is typical ‘jewed-up’ Hollywood crapola!!

        Mel Blank did better as Elmer Fudd.. 🙂

  5. The Zionist ziocons who are in control of the U.S. gov think that they will survive a nuclear exchange with Russia in their DUMBS aka deep underground military bases which they have through out America and connected with tunnels, but what will they see on the top when the nuclear war ends, destruction with few survivors , is this what the Zionists want, tragically the answer is yes, as the Zionist ziocons are INSANE!

    Look up Zionist Israels King Torah and Samson Option and see just how insane these Zionists are.

    1. Euthenization of unproductive humans is on the minds of military planners. Tactical nukes can eliminates billions of earths wasteful population. When the smoke clears, the sound of music will ring in the ears of useful survivors.

      1. I don’t look forward to it, but I’ll try to do my part of euthanizing “unproductive humans” when my rifle scope finds old fags like you, Melvin. 😢

  6. The fat “Saker” should go on back to his beloved Russia and help them get their ONE aircraft carrier back in good stead. (They’ll really NEED it to bring their awesome strike-force within range of Uncle Sam’s home!)
    Oooooo! I forgot those “nukes”! 😛😛😛

  7. If indeed there are deliverable nukes in warheads that’s one thing, maybe even a MAD thing, but if there aren’t, like Pat says, then any war with Russia will be nothing short of a abominable massacre . Why this isn’t apparent seems odd.

    Russia has one small Carrier (40,000 tonnes) and the US has 11 Carriers twice as big, and another 10 amphibious assault Carriers just as big.
    And it’s going to take waaaaay more than a China to offer even a Chinaman’s chance of not being devastated.

    Also, Russia’s one Carrier is currently out of commission, damaged just days ago.

    I doubt there will be full scale war, but I believe there will be a couple of demonstrations in the near future. If only to put the fear of God in the home folks so they(we) behave. Don’t forget NATO nations are also included.
    We wouldn’t want the Russians to get us, now would we..

  8. We’ve all heard of the deep state now…
    Just what/who is it, when did it start, what’s it’s purpose and what’s it getting up to now?
    It’s a global conglomeration of omnipotent central bankers, war contractors, ruthless intelligence operatives, media and political co-conspirators and smaller hacks attached.
    It’s been in existence at least since the beginning of the 20th century, with the assassination of president McKinley and installation of Theodore Roosevelt as president. And it made great progress for its global self with the bolshevik revolution, the 16th amendment and the fed bank in the usa, and then ww2 and mao..
    The more or less succession of Jewish US presidents and/or their stooges since 1901 has delivered us up to pretty much total control beneath the Rothschild money system, which with the demise of cash/freedom and now super surveillance puts political reform otherwise just about out of the question.
    There is no chance of the total surveillance state functioning as any kind of democracy, not perhaps unless, totally total, it surveills the state for the masses with equal alacrity…
    The deep state’s purpose is monopolized political control, keeping the world safe for rule under traditional bloodline monarchy, papacy and lesser aristocracies, maintaining financial dominance necessarily…
    President Truman’s main objective was to meld the USA with the Soviet Union at the control level, and indeed the Korean and Vietnam wars were joint effort military industrial exercises…
    The same crowd of bolshevik zionists have been controlling the usa and Russia since the end of Ww2 and they have continued to propagandize and perpetuate the myth of mutual antagonism systemically east and west, with red China accompanying as a lesser player…
    It’s always been about the green stuff but as the beltway scam has matured the greed factor has now begun to seriously dominate, hence the advance of nato and these increased rhetorics..
    I doubt there has ever been any real threat of nuclear holocaust, if there’s really any such thing as atomic bombs to begin with.
    But the extermination of 90% of the human race may very well be in the pipeline anyway as part of the Grand design, as the Deagel report attests…..

  9. Without the able searching for and finding money and power, human evolution would drop dead. Only the animals would exist to kill and thrive. There is no better scheme of things than to let the talented scratch and crawl for wealth and power. The masses are blessed to have ruthless leaders, they are the chosen, and a light unto the world.

  10. So Putin has now made it clear that if the US decides to provoke Russia any further, Russia will make sure that every single American is wiped off the face of the earth in swiftest retaliation. Perhaps even a preemptive strike is being planned, making sure that Russia gets in the first blow. In short, America needs to back off right now, or it will get more than a bloody nose — it will get total annihilation.

    Is there any chance this is a promise? Be still my beating heart. If any countries need churban it’s the medinot mechurbanot on this planet Jews laughingly call “democracies.” Begin with America and Ersatz Israel and then wipe out the rest of the planet – Puh-lease! Then mother earth will be able to breath a sigh of relief as she cleanses her grievous wounds left by the two-legged pigs that raped her.

    Is it wrong to speak to volunteers the way I do? I’ve done worse.

    Sing it Vera

  11. i wouldn’t bet too much on the aircraft carriers…
    with the kind of missiles they have nowdays those things are sitting ducks ..
    i would suspect “the russians” put their eggs in some other basket…

  12. WAR???? Not with Israel or US!! Maybe with Sunnies in Russia or in Mideastern countries.

    Russia and Israel are too close now-a-days for ‘Put-On’ to attack Israel.

    Russia Needs Israel For Many Reasons

    Israel is the only country in the Middle East with a shared culture exemplified by Russian-born and native Russian-speaking politicians in positions of power.

    Israel is the only Middle Eastern country with an increasing non-Muslim population, where Christians, including a sizable Orthodox minority, are increasing at least in absolute terms (though not in comparison to Israel’s Muslim population).

    The major threat both within and without Russia’s borders is Sunni Islam: within, because the overwhelming majority of Russian Muslims are Sunni; and without, because a Turkey led by a Sunni fundamentalist leader with imperial Ottoman ambitions poses a greater threat than Shiite Iran – especially as most Russian Muslims are not only Sunni but broadly related to Turkic ethnicity. Hence Putin’s determination to preserve the strategic relationship with Iran in Syria and beyond, and hence his perception of Israel’s regional geostrategic importance.


    There are too many Russians in Israel for ‘Put-On’ to destroy any cities there; much less the whole country.

    In 2014, Russia (411,400) was second only to the United States (602,600) in its number of tourists to Israel. And the majority of Israel’s oil imports came directly from Russia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan and indirectly from Iraqi Kurdistan.


    Just last year… even with a bad economy in Russia… 307,000 Russian tourists visited Israel in 2017.


    Besides… ‘Bibi’ and ‘Put-On’ are “YUGE” buddies.. 🙂

  13. What else is left to say, and when are people gonna learn? Putin, Trump, Xing, et all are not the ones callin the shots, Pharisee bankers hold that dubious distinction. You know, (((those))) whose temple tables Jesus overturned 2,000 years ago.

    The bloodthirsty mad dogs (“neocons”) in Washington who WANT all-outwar are being reined in, their useful purposes don’t include fomenting another world war, the first two already having proven sufficient

    As long as the money control continues to move towards absolute centralization, (((they))) are satisfied

  14. War between America Inc. and the new Mongol Empire…? Total BS meant to distract the sheeple who aren’t totally brain dead. A global nuclear conflict, or any global conflict, is the very last thing the hostile elites want, especially now that they have their centuries sought goal of White genocide within their grasp.
    Wake up people, ‘East’ and ‘West’ are cooperating for the same objective. Not surprising as the same tribe control both camps.

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