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“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

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This video is based on the research of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG); The video was originally released in December 2017

Below is the full text of Professor Chossudovsky’ article published by Global Research

According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, “the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union  with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against major urban areas.

All major cities of the Soviet Union were included in the list of 66 “strategic” targets. The tables below categorize each city in terms of area in square miles and the corresponding number of atomic bombs required to annihilate and kill the inhabitants of selected urban areas.

Six atomic bombs were to be used to destroy each of the larger cities including Moscow, Leningrad, Tashkent, Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa.

The Pentagon estimated that a total of 204 bombs would be required to “Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map”. The targets for a nuclear attack consisted of sixty-six major cities.

One single atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima resulted in the immediate death of 100,000 people in the first seven seconds. Imagine what would have happened if 204 atomic bombs had been dropped on major cities of the Soviet Union as outlined in a secret U.S. plan formulated during the Second World War.

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

Hiroshima in the wake of the atomic bomb attack, 6 August 1945

The document outlining this diabolical military agenda had been released in September 1945, barely one month after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (6 and 9 August, 1945) and two years before the onset of the Cold War (1947).

The secret plan dated September 15, 1945 (two weeks after the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri, see image below) , however, had been formulated at an earlier period, namely at the height of World War II,  at a time when America and the Soviet Union were close allies.

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

It is worth noting that Stalin was first informed through official channels by Harry Truman of the infamous Manhattan Project at the Potsdam Conference on July 24, 1945, barely two weeks before the attack on Hiroshima.

The Manhattan project was launched in 1939, two years prior to America’s entry into World War II in December 1941. The Kremlin was fully aware of the secret Manhattan project as early as 1942.

Were the August 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks used by the Pentagon to evaluate the viability of  a much larger attack on the Soviet Union consisting of more than 204 atomic bombs?

“On September 15, 1945 — just under two weeks after the formal surrender of Japan and the end of World War II — Norstad sent a copy of the estimate to General Leslie Groves, still the head of the Manhattan Project, and the guy who, for the short term anyway, would be in charge of producing whatever bombs the USAAF might want. As you might guess, the classification on this document was high: “TOP SECRET LIMITED,” which was about as high as it went during World War II. (Alex Wellerstein, The First Atomic Stockpile Requirements (September 1945)

The Kremlin was aware of the 1945 plan to bomb sixty-six Soviet cities.

Had the US decided not to develop nuclear weapons for use against the Soviet Union, the nuclar arms race would not have taken place. Neither The Soviet Union nor the People’s Republic of China would have developed nuclear capabilities as a means of deterrence.

The Soviet Union lost 26 million people during World War II.

The USSR developed its own atomic bomb in 1949, in response to 1942 Soviet intelligence reports on the Manhattan Project.

Let’s cut to the chase. How many bombs did the USAAF request of the atomic general, when there were maybe one, maybe two bombs worth of fissile material on hand? At a minimum they wanted 123. Ideally, they’d like 466. This is just a little over a month after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Of course, in true bureaucratic fashion, they provided a handy-dandy chart (Alex Wellerstein, op. cit)

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1945-Atomic-Bomb-Production.pdf

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

 

This initial 1945 list of sixty-six cities was updated in the course of the Cold War (1956) to include some 1200 cities in the USSR and the Soviet block countries of Eastern Europe (see declassified documents below).

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

Source: National Security Archive

“According to the 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority “Air Power” Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Major Cities in the Soviet Bloc, Including East Berlin, Were High Priorities in “Systematic Destruction” for Atomic Bombings.  (William Burr, U.S. Cold War Nuclear Attack Target List of 1200 Soviet Bloc Cities “From East Germany to China”, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 538, December 2015

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

Excerpt of list of 1200 cities targeted for nuclear attack in alphabetical order. National Security Archive

In the post Cold War era, under Donald Trump’s “Fire and Fury”, nuclear war directed against Russia, China, North Korea and Iran is “On the Table”.

What distinguishes the October 1962 Missile Crisis to Today’s realities:

1. Today’s president Donald Trump does not have the foggiest idea as to the consequences of nuclear war.

2, Communication today between the White House and the Kremlin is at an all time low. In contrast, in October 1962, the leaders on both sides, namely John F. Kennedy and Nikita S. Khrushchev were accutely aware of the dangers of nuclear annihilation. They collaborated with a view to avoiding the unthinkable.

3. The nuclear doctrine was entirely different during the Cold War. Both Washington and Moscow understood the realities of mutually assured destruction. Today, tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive capacity (yield) of one third to six times a Hiroshima bomb are categorized by the Pentagon as “harmless to civilians because the explosion is underground”.

4.  A one trillion ++ nuclear weapons program, first launched under Obama, is ongoing.

5. Today’s thermonuclear bombs are more than 100 times more powerful and destructive than a Hiroshima bomb. Both the US and Russia have several thousand nuclear weapons deployed.

Moreover, an all war against China is currently on the drawing board of the Pentagon as outlined by a RAND Corporation Report commissioned by the US Army  

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSR

“Fire and Fury”, From Truman to Trump: U.S Foreign Policy Insanity

There is a long history of US political insanity geared towards providing a human face to U.S. crimes against humanity.

“Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map”: Planned US Nuclear Attack against USSROn August 9, 1945, on the day the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, president Truman (image right), in a radio address to the American people, concluded that God is on the side of America with regard to the use of nuclear weapons and that

He May guide us to use it [atomic bomb] in His ways and His purposes”. 

According to Truman: God is with us, he will decide if and when to use the bomb:

[We must] prepare plans for the future control of this bomb. I shall ask the Congress to cooperate to the end that its production and use be controlled, and that its power be made an overwhelming influence towards world peace.

We must constitute ourselves trustees of this new force–to prevent its misuse, and to turn it into the channels of service to mankind.

It is an awful responsibility which has come to us.

We thank God that it [nuclear weapons] has come to us, instead of to our enemies; and we pray that He may guide us to use it [nuclear weapons] in His ways and for His purposes” (emphasis added)

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  • occupybacon

    I checked the map, Soviet Union was not there. Mission accomplished

    • Nosferatu

      that still does not pardon the fact the capitalists pigs wanted to kill milions of people just because they did not want to live in capitalism and serve the global oligarchy that rules capitalist countries and pays you.

      • occupybacon

        That still does not pardon the fact the communists pigs killed millions of people just because they did not want to live in communism and serve the plutocracy that rules the communist countries and doesn’t pay me.

        • Gary Sellars

          Jews killed the Russian people… Bolshevism was a Jewish movement. Read Solzhenitsen and get a clue.

          • occupybacon

            Those executing orders were not jews and if Russians were a sane nation there would have been enough sane people to turn the arms against those giving the orders. That’s why I like Americans having Second Amendment

          • Nosferatu

            is that why americans created concentration camps for american citizens of Japan etnicity during WW2? How did 2nd amndment help them? Do you know that CIA does all these false flags school shooting in order to convince US people to give up 2nd amendment?

          • grumpy_carpenter

            “That’s why I like Americans having Second Amendment”

            So then just out of curiosity how many rebellions, insurrections or dictators did US citizens stop by being armed? For example in 2015 33,600 US citizens killed themselves or each other by firearms. How many of them were killed to protect the country, your way of life or to kill a despotic military or political leader?

            Truth is you’re about 50000 x more likely to shoot yourself than to heroically defend your liberty …. unless you consider freedom from a black man walking in your neighbourhood is considered a defence of liberty in your eyes.

            If there was an invasion of your country in this day and age any militia with small arms would be taken out with artillery or air strikes just like the US military does in iraq or Afghanistan. In the mean time your just doing the world a favour by killing each other.

          • occupybacon

            “So then just out of curiosity how many rebellions, insurrections or dictators did US citizens stop by being armed?”

            -ALL OF THEM

          • grumpy_carpenter
          • Sukhoi

            your typical american lol. possibly related to occupybacon

          • John Wallace

            His dad who taught him all he knows.

          • Basu Deb

            Solzhenitsyn was a Nazi lover. He told facts will be corroborated by the archives. What about that?

          • Gary Sellars

            Solzhenitsyn a Nazi lover? Yeah sure…. and Trump is a Martian while Vlad Putin dines on two roasted children every day, three on a weekend.

            Fucking idiot….

        • Randy McCarthy

          They were fucken Nazis and deserved to die, period.

          • occupybacon

            Both Communists and Nazis deserve to die, period.

          • Nosferatu

            capitalists that were funding nazis in order to attack the idea of a just world deserve to die too?

        • Nosferatu

          The only milions of people communists killed were milions of wehrmacht nazis marching on Moscow.

          • occupybacon

            Also all the millions of raped women deserved to be raped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrEs6clmJ-8

          • Nosferatu

            it is well proven that soldiers from all sides of WW2 were raping women. USSR had one of the most strict rules preventing rapes from happening but some still did happen. US or British soldiers were doing the same.

          • occupybacon

            Sure, some Russians still hate those ‘strict’ rules, since they vote for the guy in the vid^^

          • Nosferatu

            one russian liberal party populist politician does not speak for Russian state or nation.

        • Sinbad2

          That still does not pardon the fact the American pigs killed 5 million Indochinese just because they did not want to live in American slavery and serve
          the plutocracy.

    • grumpy_carpenter

      That’s not the first time that the USA has claimed “mission accomplished'” a little prematurely.

      • occupybacon

        Where are they? hiding on the other face of the Moon?

        • grumpy_carpenter

          Right in front of you, the USSR was never defeated …. they just rebranded as Russia.

          You claim to have “won” the cold war yet Russia was left with the Red Armies command structure and weapons intact and a nuclear arsenal that could wipe the USA off the map.

          No “war winning” nation ever does anything that stupid. When the Japanese surrendered did they get to keep their weapons? Germany? Iraq? Of course they didn’t. So either your claim of winning the cold war is bullshit or you are the most inept”victors” in history.

          • Sukhoi

            hes american and loves trump – enough said

          • Sinbad2

            He’s Jewish, and so has no country.

    • Concrete Mike

      The real goal was to eradicate socialism to benefit parasitic capitalism.

      Its was almost succesful but socialism.is still alive and well. I dont know about you , but the income inequality out here in canada is gone out of.control. this crony capitalism needs to stop otherwise it will be de death of us all.

      You cant blame Russia or Putin for the current economic world order that is crony capitalism.

      Its all.for.stockholder benefits. How naive is that !!??

      • occupybacon

        Wasn’t beneficial for your country to have a president or prime minister like Putin?

        • Concrete Mike

          We had Stephen harper, a zionist and now we have trudeau, a big pussy. So it doesnt matter in the end who is prime minister as the corporations run the show. I dont know the internal situation jn russia.as im not there.

          Since im not there , i cant make a factual judgement due to lack of unbiased evidence. Its probably much of the same, but that is a hypothesis only!

          I can still think for myself thank you!

          Can you think for yourself?

          • occupybacon

            Ivan, I can think how you lick Putin ass in a Kremlin toilet, I can think and say whatever I want, cuz I’m not a programmed Russian bot.

          • John Wallace

            So you are a necrophilia pedophile into bestiality which explains why you call yourself occupybacon. By f….g dead piglets . Yeah , I would sort of call that occupying bacon

          • occupybacon

            You’re just a pussy, a little keyboard warrior bitch. Tell me about your mercenary adventures with brave kids that were throwing stones at tanks

          • John Wallace

            No idea have you. Just a little boy standing in someones big boots and you think you are just it. Just a sh it stirring piece of sh it that should have been flushed ages ago. Stick to what you are good at .. f…cking dead pigs.Your way of occupying bacon. Do you care if is male or female you are occupying. You haven’t earned the right nor will you ever because your comprehension level is way too low for me to waste my time trying to explain . You still have no idea of Budapest 56 no matter how many times I suggest you educate yourself. Go occupy a pig and be happy.

          • occupybacon

            Why is Budapest 56 so important for you?

  • omrizkiblog

    The result of 21st All Out Nuclear War will be way more terrible than any depictions in Fallout & Metro video games… Especially on American & European sides…. ☕

    • grumpy_carpenter

      Fuck yea! You listen to those inbred, degree mill idiots whose dads got them places in strategic think tanks to plan US military strategy and they tell you nuclear weapons today are clean and safe to use but what they don’t tell you is that the fires created by nuclear weapons drive ash higher into the stratosphere than normal fires and that ash is what’s going to kill us indiscriminately.

      this article reports on a study done on the results of just 100 hiroshima sized devices exchanged on the Indian subcontinent. A war between the USA and Russia or China would be many orders of magnitude worse. https://www.businessinsider.com/india-pakistan-kashmir-nuclear-weapons-climate-cooling-2019-2

  • Toronto Tonto

    They should have made Moscow dust .

    • Concrete Mike

      In your dreams Adolph!

    • verner

      hey tonto – two syllables – do you need some guidance to interpret what the article is about?

    • Sukhoi

      lol pissrael, canada, usa, uk, france will all be dust long before Russia in event of Nuclear War so tread carefully :) *Russia’s got the bigger, faster, more powerful nukes*

    • grumpy_carpenter

      You’re right. They had their one chance when the Russians were exhausted and didn’t yet have nuclear weapons however Moscow was a long way from US airbases in 1946 and there were a lot of Russian air defences and fighters they would have to get through.
      In ’46 the allies were immensely outnumbered and outgunned by the Red Army. If that one shot didn’t wipe Russia off the map the USA would have been screwed in Europe. No NATO, no Marshall plan, no EU just glorious communism from China to France so, the horrors of nuclear war aside, it’s probably a good thing that Truman chickened out.

  • verner

    it was a wet dream in pentagon at the time but rest assured it’s a wet dream for some of today’s certified idiots working in the white house. think of all those commodities found in russia. they almost made a successful takeover during jeltsin but putin cleverly put paid to that notion.

  • gustavo

    MAD treated just makes sure that every people on thE WORLD would be annihilated in case of a nuclear war. That is a good news for other species in the world, and more opportunities for them since nature will continue making living being.

  • peter mcloughlin

    The title of this article says it all.
    Under Deterrence doctrine there were always circumstances where the nuclear states would use their weapons of mass destruction. That would be if faced with defeat: the same rules apply today even though the Cold War is over.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • DukeofAnarchy .

      The US never had a deterrence doctrine: it had, and still aims at, a policy of nuclear blackmail and aggression.

  • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

    they should have wiped the evil communist red rodents off the map when they had the chance!

    • Sukhoi

      hush little rocket nosed vermin, the mercy of the Germans in WW2 is the only reason you exist today and have a fake state israel :)

  • G Wang

    Either we learn to live together as brethren or we perish together as fools.

    Enough said.

  • Sinbad2

    The USA has always wanted to annexe Russia and control the whole world.
    The USA has only one ambition, global domination.