Posted 30 декабря 2020,, 17:21

Published 30 декабря 2020,, 17:21

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Question of the day: Will Trump go to war with Iran to stay in office?

Question of the day: Will Trump go to war with Iran to stay in office?

30 декабря 2020, 17:21
Already, enough American forces are concentrated in the Persian Gulf and at air bases in Saudi Arabia to strike at Iran.

Network analyst Dmitry Shulgin said, with reference to American sources, that American nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles are being rearmed on the orders of Donald Trump:

“In accordance with the treaty on the reduction of nuclear weapons, the number of warheads on Trident D5 missiles has been reduced from 14 to 5-6 - at the same time, they are currently equipped with W88 warheads with a capacity of 475 kilotons each. Now missiles are equipped with W76-2 warheads with a capacity of 5 kilotons each - this is three times less than the power of the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945..."

The author recalled that US President-elect Joe Biden opposed such a submarine rearmament program, since he believes that the powerful W88 warheads fulfill their role as a deterrent, since it is clear that they can only be used in a global nuclear war, while the W76 warheads are 2, comparable in destructive power with conventional conventional weapons, are too much of a temptation for the administration in terms of their actual use in some small local conflict, such as the war with Iran.

“This is no longer a matter of geopolitics, but of a specific situation: Trump transferred the Ohio-class nuclear submarine USS Georgia to the base in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf there is now an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Nimitz (CVN-68) + cruiser USS Princeton (CG- 59) + destroyers USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), USS Sterett (DDG-104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) and an amphibious group led by the assault landing ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) + USS Somerset (LPD-25), USS San Diego (LPD-22) and USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams mobile base (ESB-4). B-52 strategic bombers have been deployed to a base in Saudi Arabia. In short, there are enough forces to strike Iran. Trump will now be in a war just right to stay in power and not hand over the post to Biden...", - Shulgin writes