British analysts say the threat of a nuclear tsunami could be a “propaganda weapon”


A British defense analyst said the “underwater robot drone” aired on Russian state television on May 1 was just a “propaganda weapon” and could even be a red herring.

Russian television host Dmitri Kiselev, known for being near President Vladimir Putin, said Poseidon Nuclear Weapons And he said it could cause a tsunami that would destroy the British Isles.

Kiselov said: [Prime Minister] Boris Johnson’s words about a retaliation attack on Russia? Why are they threatening vast Russia with nuclear weapons when they are only small islands? There is no single launch, Boris, and England anymore. This is the last one. Why do they play games? “

Defense analyst and author Tim Ripley Little Green Men: Inside Story of Russia’s New Military ForceThe video said Putin himself was first screened in 2018 when he unveiled the Poseidon drone and many other superweapons.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Russian Navy Commander Nikolai Yehmenov will attend the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 25, 2021.

He said Satellite image From the port of White Sea in Severodvinsk shows a Russian submarine modified to carry a Poseidon drone.

Ripley told the Epoch Times: “But it is believed that this is just a testbed. There are other submarines in the Severodvinsk hut, believed to be the class that can carry them, but they even go underwater. No. This is a weapon that looks like a Russian desire. “

“It’s in Putin’s dream.”

He added: “It’s in President Putin’s dream, but I’m not sure if it can sail the Atlantic Ocean and blow up New York Harbor. I would put it in the same class as the Nazi’mysterious weapon’. “

British military minister James Heppei has not “rattled” the threats made on Putin’s behalf, and NATO has “defeated him and surpassed him.”

Ripley said: “Russia may be a superpower, but there is no bottomless hole in the money spent on these things. They already have Satan 2 missiles. How much do you need?”

Putin claimed that the Salmat (Satan 2) missile was tested last week and could fire 12 warheads, providing “food for thought” and “interference” for those trying to threaten Russia in the Ukrainian conflict. Said.

Kiselov argued that a strike by the Poseidon drone could cause a 1,600-foot (500-meter) high tsunami that “pushed Britain into the depths of the sea” and turned it into a “radioactive desert.”

He said submarines carrying weapons would approach their targets at 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles per hour) and 1 kilometers below the surface (0.6 miles).

The North Sea is on average about 700 meters deep compared to the much deeper North Atlantic Ocean, and videos aired on Russian state television show that it is launched off the coast of Scotland and Ireland. I did.

“There is no way to stop this underwater drone.”

Mr. Kiselov said: “There is no way to stop this underwater drone with a yield of 100 megatons.”

It will be 3000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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[1945年8月6日、広島で原爆が爆発したことで残された廃墟の広がりを見渡す男。(AP写真)

リプリー氏は次のように述べています。「理論的には、これは男子生徒の科学です。海の下で熱核兵器を爆発させると、広大な水域が蒸発し、水が崩壊して津波が発生します。」

しかし、彼は次のように述べています。「人々を不思議に思うのは、それをロボットまたはドローンと呼んでいることです。これは、UAVのように制御できることを意味します。 [unmanned aerial vehicle] However, no one has yet considered how to communicate with the device underwater, so it is not possible to interact with the device. That doesn’t work. Science does not exist. “

Ripley said the only way for Russians to control the drone and guide it to its final target is to place a satellite on it, “it will immediately reveal its position.”

Threat of nuclear war

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov recently said that the threat of a global nuclear war should not be “underestimated.”

The US Navy is developing its own underwater drone, but the program is much more secret.

In 2016 pentagon The Chinese Navy has demanded that the unmanned underwater drone (UUV) seized in the South China Sea be returned. The UUV belonged to the marine research vessel USNS Bowditch.

Mr Putin said that since the end of the Cold War, “it has become obsolete to show off its nuclear weapons,” Putin opposes that trend.

“Many of them are pushing the boundaries of science. It’s very mysterious, and it could be just a promotional weapon or something to send people in the wrong direction. They are us. Are you trying to confuse me? “Ripley said.

Chris Summers

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Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a particular interest in crime, police and law, covering stories from a wide range of countries.

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