Colonel: Russia Planted Nuclear Bombs In Ocean That Could Unleash Monster Tsunami On U.S. Coast
If worrying about terrorism or an attack by North Korea wasn’t bad enough, we can’t forget that Russia has the largest nuclear arsenal of any country in the world with 7,000 nuclear warheads. And apparently they won’t all reign down a fiery hell from the skies, some will send a massive death-dealing tsunami at the United States. This isn’t a fun way to start the day.
A retired Russian colonel claims that Moscow has planted nuclear bombs in the Atlantic Ocean that would unleash a monster tsunami on the east coast of America if detonated. In an interview with Russian paper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Viktor Baranetz said that Russia has been “quietly seeding the U.S. shoreline with nuclear mole missiles.”
The Russian military expert said the bombs “dig themselves in and sleep until they are given the command.”
The detonation of these nuclear warheads would cause a lethal tsunami that would flood the east shoreline and cause massive casualties especially in coastal cities such as New York, Miami, and Charleston.
The former colonel said the idea was hatched as a way for Russia to compete with America, which has a far larger military budget.
“The U.S. is the permanent ‘world champion’ in the size of its military budget – almost $600 billion, which is 10 times more than Russia’s,” he explained. “Russia will not compete with the U.S. in defense expenditure. We are in a different weight class.”
A Russian government spokesman dismissed Baranetz’s claims as “strange” and that the report should “not be taken seriously.”
Russia did “accidentally leak” plans for a nuclear torpedo two years ago, so this isn’t an outlandish proposition.
“Oh, it seems I’ve said too much. I should hold my tongue. In short, we have something to provide an ‘asymmetrical’ (and cheaper) response to the Americans.”