At least one harbinger of doom is now saying that when the Russians invade the United States, they will start World War 3 by breaching American sovereignty via Alaska, according to a former military official. In what reads like a World War 3 conspiracy theory, this scenario suggests that President Barack Obama has left the United States' northernmost state militarily defenseless against an imminent Russian exploitative attack.
The Daily Star reported this week that a high-ranking former U.S. Navy official has claimed to have evidence that a Russian invasion of the United States is imminent and will begin in, of all places, the small village of Wasilla, Alaska. (For those who may have forgotten, Wasilla is the home of former Alaska governor, former Republican vice presidential nominee, and former Fox News contributor Sarah Palin.) Russian submarines will apparently secure the Alaskan coastline, exploiting the fact, according to the former Navy officer, that the area is virtually unprotected from hostile and aggressive invaders.
Wasilla is located just off the coast of the Knik Arm, a body of water east of Cook Inlet, which opens out westward into the Gulf of Alaska. It is just over 43 miles northeast of Anchorage, the state's largest city. Somewhat contradictory to the unprotected claim, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Air Force-Army) is in Anchorage. It is the largest military base in Alaska.
According to the official, who offered the information on condition of anonymity, Wasilla will become the jump-off for a more protracted invasion of North America. "Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve as a forward base of operations when World War III begins," he said.
"We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest."
The same unnamed source told the Daily Star that there were Russians disguised as "highway road crews" working in Alaska already, preparing the way for a full-scale invasion force. The crews were in place to "disrupt communications and seize vital bridges" when war eventually arrives.
It is as yet unclear if the source actually has privileged information or has some kind of agenda against the Obama administration to make such claims. Corroboration -- or a denial -- has yet to come from other military sources that are willing to go on the record.
Still, the Daily Star noted that other sources, also unnamed, have claimed that there are Russians in "civilian clothing" that have been quietly moving into Alaska, living in abandoned motels and military bases in readiness for the coming invasion.
In a report in late August, the Daily Star reported on the Russian Federation's decision to move 50 nuclear weapons to eastern Russia, just over 85 miles from the Alaska shoreline. According to Russia's defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, who confirmed the creation of a "coastal defence division" in writing for the online newspaper Svobodnaya Pressa, "what we're talking about is the creation of a serious military force just a stone's throw away from the United States."
There hasn't been a military unit so close to Alaska since Mikhail Gorbachev, the former general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (and later president of the Soviet Union), disbanded all eastern Russian military units in 1985.
As has been recounted by the Inquisitr, the re-militarization of Russia over the past decade has been cause for alarm in Washington and in European capitals. An unprecedented number of military drills and exercises have taken place in recent years and Moscow is well into modernizing its nuclear weapons arsenal (prompting the same from the United States) as well. All these military maneuverings (which includes a bolstering of defenses on its western borders and with Ukraine), in addition to the hardline posturing and aggressive annexation of parts of Georgia and the Ukraine's Crimean region, have many experts worrying that Russia just might be moving toward a war footing with the West.
Russia, for its part, maintains that it is only answering American and Western (NATO) aggressiveness.
To push matters to a level almost equal to that of the Cold War, Russia last week recommitted, as reported by the Inquisitr, nuclear bombers to patrol just outside American airspace for the first time since the early 1990s.
As noted, the anonymous claims reads like a World War 3 conspiracy theory or fabrication. But fabricated or not, the scenario has a built-in joke that will have Sarah Palin seeing the Russians coming, from her house.
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