A senior Russian government official says some in the U.S. may have a delusion of winning a war with Russia with new conventional weapons without resorting to nuclear arms.
Dmitry Rogozin, a deputy prime minister in charge of military industries, said in remarks carried Friday by Russian news agencies that “for the first time ever, the American strategists have developed an illusion … that they may defeat a nuclear power in a non-nuclear war.” He added that “it’s nonsense, and it will never happen.”
– Poland Blocks Flight Of Russian Defense Minister’s Plane (ZeroHedge, Aug 29, 2014):
The last time Poland ‘spoke’ it was to accuse Russia of invasion (and the time before that it was to accuse the government of giving the USA blow jobs), but this time actions speak louder than words:
- *POLAND BLOCKS FLIGHT OF RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER’S PLANE: RIA
Defense Minister Soigu’s plane was forced to U-turn and land back in Bratislava.
As RIA reports,
– Ukraine Scrambles Fighter Jets, Intercepts Airplane Carrying Russian Deputy Premier (ZeroHedge, May 10, 2014):
A few short hours ago, a Russian delegation which contained the deputy premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin was flying back from Moldova’s capital Chisinau following his visit to Tiraspol as part of May 9 celebrations, when Ukraine scrambled fighter jets to intercept the Yak-42 carrying the Russian vice premier and forced it to promptly land back in Moldova.
The reason why this is surprising is that Rogozin was well aware in advance of taking off that Ukraine had closed its airspace to the Russian delegation.
Text of Ukraine’s refusal to overfly its airspace for the board carrying passenger D.Rogozin https://t.co/QzHIMeUaQChttps://t.co/O68QcSN0uF
— Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin) May 10, 2014
But the punchline is that while Rogozin managed to fly into Moldova over Romanian airspace, on his return the EU and NATO member country served him with a surprise – it followed in Ukraine’s footsteps and blocked off its airspace to the Russian Deputy PM as well.
So suddenly Rogozin found himself unable to access the airspace of either Ukraine or Romania. Which is a problem, because as the map below shows, Moldova has a contiguous border with just these two countries, and in effect if both neighbors block their airspace to Russians in the country, there is no way to depart.
Iran’s Press TV:
– ‘NATO planning military attack on Iran’ (Press TV, Aug 6, 2011):
Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin says the NATO is planning a military strike against the Islamic Republic to overthrow the Iranian government.
Rogozin said in an interview with Russia’s Izvestia daily newspaper published on Friday that the NATO was pursuing a long-reaching goal of preparing an attack on Iran, adding that the alliance intends to change governments whose views do not coincide with those of the West.
“The noose around Iran is tightening. Military planning against Iran is underway. And we are certainly concerned about an escalation of a large-scale war in this huge region,” Rogozin added.
The Russian envoy further pointed out that Syria and later Yemen could be NATO’s last steps on the way to launch an attack on Iran.