Russia Nuclear Weapons: Kremlin Analyst Advocates Bombing Yellowstone Supervolcano, San Andreas Fault

A Russian analyst has published a column advocating the development of nightmarish “asymmetric” weapons strategies, which could kill millions by targeting the San Andreas fault and Yellowstone supervolcano with nuclear weapons.

Konstantin Sivkov is a retired Kremlin military analyst, according to the Daily Mail, and the author of a column for the Military-Industrial Courier. Earlier this month, he published a piece entitled Nuclear Special Forces, advocating for the development of megaweapons that could act as a deterrent for the United States, whom he accused of aggression toward Russian boarders. Chillingly, the sections of his article were outlined as Specifications for Megaweapons, One Day Without America, The Day After Tomorrow and The Apocalypse- Simply and Cheaply.

The primary focus of Sivkov’s article is his suggestion that detonation of a nuclear weapon over the Yellowstone supervolcano would have the potential to trigger a massive eruption. As the Inquisitr has previously reported, the supervolcano has shown signs of activity over the last year, a fact that Sivkov points out in suggesting that only a small bomb need be used. The detonation would bring about the end of the United States, he asserts, and though the rest of the world would also be traumatized, Russia would suffer few consequences due to its distance from the site. According to WND, Sivkov asserted that a nuclear attack of this type has the potential to stop “all thought of aggression against Russia.”

As a secondary nuclear target, Sivkov suggests that the San Andreas fault be considered. An attack there, he claims, could cause widespread damage from earthquakes, as well as a massive tsunami that would wash inland as far as 1,500 kilometers. Pointing to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, he expresses hopes that a nuclear detonation undersea could trigger a mile-high-tsunami even on the east coast, doing widespread damage.

The Sydney Morning Herald is responsible for translating Sivkov’s column into English, and it asserts that he advocates a frightening worldview in which a nuclear first strike is required to safeguard Russia.

“He has a conspiracy theory that NATO – a political and military alliance which counts the U.S., UK, Canada and many countries in western Europe as members – was amassing strength against Russia, and the only way to combat that problem was to attack America’s vulnerabilities to ensure a ‘complete destruction of the enemy.'”

Sivkov also asserted that the nuclear weapons could be deployed from a single Russian ship, and the system he advocates could be in place within a decade.

[Image via the Daily Mail]