Martyanov, who served as an officer on the ships in a staff position of the Soviet Coast Guard through 1990, highlighted how the West grossly miscalculated its military strength in Ukraine as compared to the technical capabilities of the Russian military. He agreed with Adams that the West committed the same mistake in the U.S.'s proxy war in Gaza. "They did miscalculate in terms of the efficiency of their Hamas missile or rocket strikes if you wish. They overestimated their capability," the Baku-born author said.
Adams said based on his talks with former high-level military operatives, Defense Intelligence Agency contacts, U.S. military and special forces, Washington is now desperately trying to engineer a situation where it can justify bombing Iran and ensnare Russia into a two-front war at the same time. The Brighteon.com founder thinks it's hilarious because America can't afford a two-front war.
Meanwhile, Martyanov said that when one talks to most U.S. military professionals about war, their imagination and experiences do not extend beyond two things. "It is either a high-intensity police action, bombing something with the standoff weapons, or using the U.S. Air Force," he said.
For him, the U.S. cannot fight Iran on the ground. Moreover, Iran has an astonishing number of good and very advanced ballistic missiles, with ranges of up to 2,500 kilometers. No American system can intercept modern missiles such as those of Iran's, Martyanov remarked.
The Health Ranger agreed, citing the U.S.'s current deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). This American anti-ballistic missile defense system is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach.
"I don't have any specific technical success rates on this, but given all the propaganda surrounding the Patriot missile battery system that mostly failed, I tend to think that the systems are also mostly going to fail," Adams said. "I also think that a lot of these systems are engineered by Americans who can't do math. I'm sorry to say this, but our culture has become so lazy and apathetic in academia, that they just can't do math. But that's just my opinion as an American."
Hezbollah is the most formidable of Iran's allies in its "Axis of Resistance." It has engaged in increasingly heavy exchanges of cross-border fire with Israel since early October. The group has 100,000 fighters and its military strength is underpinned by a vast arsenal of rockets – more than 100,000 as of the last count – enough to hit all areas of Israel. Many of the rockets are unguided but have precision anti-tank, anti-aircraft, and anti-ship missiles.
Also, Hezbollah's drones are mostly used for reconnaissance, although they can carry a small ordnance payload. These drones, which can be produced cheaply and in large quantities, could drain Israel's Iron Dome air defense system.
Elsewhere in the show, Adams touched on the Vympel R-37, a Russian hypersonic air-to-air missile with a very long range. According to Adams, it is now shooting down several Ukrainian fighters and helicopters. Reports said the Russians shut down 12 fixed-wing aircraft and several helicopters within a week.
The host also mentioned the Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II, which is designed from the ground up to prioritize low observability and is said to be the stealthiest fighter in operation today. But Russia is ready for it.
"Russia is known to be very strong in electronic warfare that may interfere with F-35. And with these R-37, this long-range standoff capability air to air, it brings into question whether the U.S. can establish air dominance over any theater of war in which Russia is operating," Adams said.
Martyanov doesn't think so, citing how Iran is strongly backing up Hamas. "Iran is one of the only five entities in the world which produces all naturally long-range air defense complexes. They're above our air defense complex. They have an enormously sophisticated air defense system," Martyanov said.
Adams also touched on the Lancet-3, a smart multipurpose weapon that can be used for reconnaissance, surveillance and strike missions. This weapon produced by the Russian firm Zala Aero Group is a game changer in the theater of war, he noted.
"The Lancet-3 has taken out some Leopard 2 tanks, but even when not doing that, they're taking out guns, artillery units, and so on. The U.S. military seems to be lagging in terms of drone development technology. As an American taxpayer, I'm wondering, we're funding our military with almost a trillion dollars a year. And our weapons are still stuck in 1995." (Related: NATO running out of weapons for Ukraine: "bottom of the barrel" now visible.)
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