Russian strategist: nuke Yellowstone to trigger supervolcano


From:, by: Bob Unruh, on: March 31, 2015, see the article HERE.


The best way for Russia to solve its problem with America would be to trigger a nuclear weapon at Yellowstone National Park and hope that would set off a supervolcano, destroying the continent, according to the chief of a Russian think tank.

The suggestion is attributed to Konstantin Sivkov, who wrote in an article at the Russian language VPK News that, “As a result, the U.S. will cease to exist.”

While the rest of the world, he noted, would suffer a “catastrophe,” Russia likely would suffer little “due to the distance from the eruption site, the size of the territory and the location.” While the stress of such a disaster would affect all of civilization, he wrote, such a weapon “has the possibility” of stopping “all thought of aggression against Russia.”

In the alternative, he wrote, a nuke on the San Andreas fault might set of earthquakes that also could decimate large parts of America. His hope would be that it would create a tsunami a mile deep that would wash across the U.S. up to 1,500 kilometers inland.

Sivkov, described as a geopolitical analyst, also accused the “West” of moving “to the borders of Russia” already.

The article also was translated from Russian by the Sydney Morning Herald, where reporter Su-Lin Tan wrote, “He has a conspiracy theory that NATO – a political and military alliance which counts the U.S., UK, Canada and many countries in western Europe as members – was amassing strength against Russia, and the only way to combat that problem was to attack America’s vulnerabilities to ensure a ‘complete destruction of the enemy.’”

Sivkov, the head of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems in Moscow, wrote, “Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment. There are signs of growing activity there. Therefore, it suffices to push the relatively small, for example the impact of the munition megaton class to initiate an eruption. The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States – a country just disappears.”

He continued, “Another vulnerable area of the United States from the geophysical point of view, is the San Andreas fault – 1,300 kilometers between the Pacific and North American plates … a detonation of a nuclear weapon there can trigger catastrophic events like a coast-scale tsunami which can completely destroy the infrastructure of the United States.”

The Herald noted that Sivkov spoke at the 2013 Moscow Economic Forum and said, by 2020 or 2025, Russia would have “asymmetric weapons” in its arsenal for the attack.

He lamented, according to the Herald, “The weakened economic potential in Russia, the loss of the ‘spiritual core of what was the communist idea,’ and [with] the lack of large-scale community allies in Europe such as the Warsaw Pact, Russia simply cannot compete against the NATO and its allies.”

The analyst, also described in the article as a military strategist, told Pravda previously that the ultimate goal of the U.S. is to “destroy Russia.” And he charged that “American politicians” have participated in international crimes, but he doubts whether they will be held accountable. An online translation of the VPK article quoted Sivkov noting that for Russia, the situation now is “incomparably worse” than during the 1950s and 1960s at the height of the Cold War. That’s because “Western-oriented oligarchs and related liberal officialdom” are in charge. Significant, he wrote, would be the “political will” of the nation’s leaders.

The opportunity is there, in Yellowstone, he wrote. “The power of this supervolcano” would prove “disastrous” for the U.S. “Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment … Therefore it suffices to push the relatively small [explosion] … to initiate an eruption.”

The National Park Service claims there have been several major volcanic eruptions in the Yellowstone area in what it says were the last two million years, the last only about 174,000 years ago when the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake was created. A huge landslide in the 1950s created another lake on the northwest edge of the park. The Park Service adds that the Yellowstone Caldera was created about 640,000 years ago, a region that is now 30 miles by 45 miles.

“The Yellowstone volcano is still active,” the government reports. “Evidence for the activity of the Yellowstone volcano are the 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes per year, active ground deformation, and the over 10,000 geothermal features found in Yellowstone.” It is considered a “supervolcano” because it is believed to have the capability of erupting more than 240 cubic miles of magma.

On the Park Service website, there is the cryptic advice to visitors, “Nothing can be done to prevent an eruption.”


Remember Hillary’s “reset” button? She engineered a restoration of US-Russia relations that was supposed to be one of her major achievements, and Hillary would like American voters to know that she is responsible, and now we’re BFF’s with Russia (except for when they try to destroy us). Hillary’s reset button is like everything else that Hillary did as Secretary of State – a failure.

Hillary (and Obama) have attempted many things in the area of foreign policy, none have worked – what they did only made things worse. I wonder who would take the responsibility for a Russian nuclear strike on the U.S. mainland if one were to come? Would it be Hillary? Would it be Barack Obama? Silly question … we all know that they’d blame it on that pesky George W. Bush.





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6 Responses to Russian strategist: nuke Yellowstone to trigger supervolcano

  1. captbogus2 says:

    ” Hillary’s reset button is like everything else that Hillary did as Secretary of State – a failure.”
    What has she done in any endeavor that was not a failure? She is the Wyle E. Coyote of politics.

  2. Kathy says:

    No need to worry about a Russian nuclear bomb, when if they’ll just get in line behind Iran, then O can make them a really good deal too. Then he can issue an EO to ban volcanic eruptions and the world will be a safer place. That’ll fix it.

  3. Bullright says:

    Wow clever Ruskies got it all figured out. Someone has been sucking on the hookah again, That same region that supplies them wheat when they can’t feed themselves. Not to forget Obama promising to be more “flexible”. Flexibility and nukes, what a toxic mix. I wish we could give Obama and Hillary a nice va-cay in Siberia…just to collect their thoughts.

  4. clyde says:

    I guess this Russkie forgot WHO was running the country right now. Not much chance of Putt attacking ANYONE.Too much time in the wodka, I’d say. While feasible, certainly, not very likely.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Now would be a good time to do it. The Russians certainly aren’t worried about retaliation.