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FBI Director Admits Russians May Have Secret Weapons in U.S. NewsMax.com November 8, 1999
FBI Director Louis Freeh admitted that Russia may yet have stored weapons including nuclear suitcase bombs at secret locations around the U.S. The stunning revelations appeared in yesterdays editions of the New York Post. The paper quoted Congressman Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) as having had a conversation with Freeh in the past two weeks.
Weldon said that Freeh "acknowledged the possibility that hidden weapons caches exist in the United States . . .
Weldon, a leading congressional expert on Russia and chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on military research and development, said, "There is no doubt that the Soviets stored material in this country. The question is what and where.
Congressional scrutiny has focused on dozens of nuclear suitcase bombs that have disappeared from Russians nuclear arsenal. According to Russian sources, including Russian General Alexander Lebed, Russia produced 132 nuclear suitcase bombs, each carrying 10-kilotons of explosive material. Only 48 remain in Russias inventory; the rest have disappeared.
The FBI has taken a nonchalant approach to locating the secret caches.
Congressional sources indicates that the FBI scoured the area around Brainerd, Minn. one area Russian agents were believed to have forward-deployed weapons in the event of a war.
But Weldon said the Clinton administration is not interested in pressing the Yeltsin government for fear of destabilizing his shaky position vis-`-vis the countrys military leadership.
Concerns about the secret stockpiles have been fueled in recent years by revelations made by Russian defectors.
One KGB defector, Vasili Mitrokhin, provided information to British intelligence that secret weapons stockpiles are scattered throughout the U.S., including upstate New York, California, Texas, Montana and Minnesota.
Mitrokhin has also stated that such stockpiles were also made throughout Europe. Some Russian weapons caches have been located in Belgium and Switzerland.
Colonel Stanislav Lunev, the highest ranking military spy ever to defect from Russia, has testified that the Soviet military developed elaborate plans for the use of weapons during the outset of a war with the U.S.
Lunev said Russian military plans include the destruction of military bases, command and control centers, and the assassination of top U.S. leaders, including the president and members of Congress.
Lunev has also told members of Congress that suitcase nuclear devices may have already been forward-deployed into the U.S.
While the secret stockpiles appear to be remnants of the Cold War period, Lunev, a NewsMax.com columnist and author of Through the Eyes of the Enemy, has warned U.S. authorities that Soviet military strategy continues under the guise of Russian "democracy.
Lunev has stated that Russian military leaders continue to see a nuclear conflict between Russia and the United States as "inevitable.
In recent years, the Russian government has continued to invest heavily in strategic weapons. Russia is currently mass producing the Topol-M intercontinental missile a weapon more sophisticated than anything produced by the U.S. military.
Russia also continues to invest billions in building large underground bunkers for use during a nuclear conflict. Last month, the Yelstin government announced plans to increase military spending by 50 percent in next year's budget.
-- Roland (email@example.com), November 08, 1999
would that be billions of their own bucks, or billions that we've given them to prop them up for the last few years?
-- Jay Urban (Jayho99@aol.com), November 08, 1999.
Where in CALIF? I sure as H** would like to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- karla (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.
God help us! I've already told my family not to come looking for me - I work in downtown Columbus. There wouldn't be any pavement left to look for blast-shadows... :-(
I hope that people who have these devices will have a sense of compassion when it's needed the most.
Keep praying people. Even without Y2K, this is very, very serious.
-- Deb M. (email@example.com), November 08, 1999.
This is why I would NOT care to live in D.C. or NYC. I've felt this way for several years. I, sadly, suspect it is only a matter or time before we are likely to lose a major US city to some terrorist. I've always thought some Islamic extremist was the most likely one to strike at our country this way -- to strike a blow against the "great Satan" in their minds -- and insure themselves a place in their "heaven". To them, this would only be doing the work of a "good moslem" -- killing "infedels" (i.e. non-moslems).
In this day and age, with so much money around, I'm surprised there have not been publicized reports of individuals becoming "nuclear powers". With all the rich people -- a few of which might be crazy or just "pissed off"....surprised we haven't had any mushroom clouds go up.
This DOES put a new "spin" on preps. Considering where a strike might be, and how it would affect EVERYTHING, I wonder if, short of moving to New Zeeland (sp?), just keeping "short accounts" with God might be the best prep strategy of all....
As an aside, I was talking to someone today about Y2K. He would fight to the end in a "Mad Max" syndrome. Me? I'll go with society. I figure, if it goes away, so will I. Heck, I might die today -- in traffic. I figure I'll live as well as I can with whatever time I have left -- rather than give it up learning 19th century ways of living "just in case" something happens someday. Something might ALWAYS happen -- Y2K or not -- but I think it's sad to fritter one's life away worrying about what MIGHT happen one of these days -- and ironically give up the life (i.e. living) one would have LIVED if one had not spent one's time worrying and "prepping". Life is to live...not worry away. I've learned one thing thru my study of Y2K: Shit happens...and life goes on...you roll with the punches. I used to be worried about Y2K, now I'm not. I think the idea of living self sufficiently is a myth. Ain't gonna happen. Sooner or latter you'll need to interact with people...the days of people who do everything for themselves is long gone...and ain't coming back. It makes no sense to try to "go back"...to what will never be again. And...there was a r3eason people "wen't forward" to where we are now. I'm going WITH society into the wired, internet future...not back into the 19th century where I can only "fall back" on the sweat of my labor when my preps run out.
I like what Forbes put on his tombstone: "While alive, he lived"
-- anon (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.
Thinking I was safe in Minnesota. Not anywhere near a coastline. Not one of the usual suspect cities. I'm driving distance to Brainerd. Great. Just f***ing great!
-- Gia (email@example.com), November 08, 1999.
Thanks for the post, Roland. I heard a radio interview of Lunev a while back. His Russian accent is rather thick and hard to follow - a quick excuse for the "thermonuclear pollies" not to listen(?)
The site has several recent articles by Col. Stanislav Lunev himself which may be worth studying.
-- Zach Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.
If I could locate a couple of those suitcase nukes my preps would be complete. I would tell Uncle Sam to kiss my ass and secede my 30 acres from club Fed.
-- Nikoli Krushev (email@example.com), November 09, 1999.