Author: Jan Campbell – 09/12/2019
In fact, the laws of our turbulent world do not allow the outcome of a great battle to be predetermined. For centuries, proponents of national and material values that prevail over political ones, and proponents of hierarchy system and spiritual values prevailing over material ones, have fought among themselves without the possibility of anchoring their partial victories for a longer period of peace. From the historical and contextual point of view, male and female principles have always kept and will continue to keep fighting, as is the case in every marriage or in today’s modern and possible, up to 13 gender partnerships. World, (don’t) wonder!
I will not deal with the November celebrations in the Czech basin and related events. Namely for the following reasons: statute, own life experience, age, and last but not least, understanding the German word Endkampf (final battle). Jacques Attali (1943), the well-known mondialist and the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, understands the reasons for ending the period of final battle, that is the period in which orthodox Jews live, as well. In addition, I personally know a number of Russian supporters of Eurasia, who are also familiar with these motives, declaring a strong vertical course without fluctuating left to right. These include the Lamaists and the Chinese leadership which remains in the mystical expectations of the emerging. End-of-period motives are to be found elsewhere, including politics, economy and everyday life.
If there was a bit of common sense in the minds of anointed heads – Felix Černoch’s excellent formulation in his recent paper on Dematematization of Education, available at ceskenovinky1.eu, the politicians, the Minister of Culture, as well as the students would have a cognisance of the statement of George Boole ´s (1815-1864) most important work: The Laws of Thought (1854): No general method for the solution of questions in the theory of probabilities can be established which does not explicitly recognise, not only the special numerical bases of the science, but also those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning, and which, whatever they may be as to their essence, are at least mathematical as to their form.
Those anointed heads, being aware of the content of Boole´s statement, would allow the young generation feel free to ask them how their thinking works, how their thinking takes decisions, or whether social phenomena, including poverty, religion and the existence of God, can be subjected to a logical analysis free of interpretation. The anointed themselves, without any depression, alcoholism, and some of them without workaholism, could realize that the world could not be the result of a man’s plan. According to the quantum mathematics and mechanics, all, that is possible, is already happening somewhere. The anointed pretend they have no idea of the meaning of Wissen ist Macht, Scientia potentia est in Latin, Vědění je moc (Knowledge is the Power) in Czech. This most essential and at the same time least explored feature of social life was first documented by Ali (596-661), followed by Ferdowsi (940-1020), much later by Francise Bacon (1561 -1626) in his Meditationes Sacrae (1597), by Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) in the Latin-written work Leviathan (1651), with English version published in 1668. In Hebrew biblical proverbs, Book of Proverbs (24: 5), it is written as follows: גֶּבֶר-חָכָם בַּעוֹז; וְאִישׁ-דַּעַת, מְאַמֶּץ-כֹּחַ.
Having knowledge about the Arctic, more then those offered by Wikipedia, will not be harmful for any striking teachers as well as those who comment on cotton wool life in the Czech basin, the situation in Syria or on the start of the election marathon in Slovakia. Not to mention the state of affairs in the EU, EC, the Republic of China and the Russian Federation.
Ivan Papanin, the head icebreaker of the 23550 project, was launched in St. Petersburg a few days ago. There is hardly any mention of it in mass media, as it was in the case of the first floating nuclear power plant built in the Russian Federation. It has been moved to its place of use in the eastern Arctic and has determined the current trends in the atomic energy sector since then.
Similarly, there has been no reference to the end of a long-term review of new American icebreakers construction in mass media (with the exception of 8 October 2017). Today we know that after the period of 40 years, the US Congress has recently decided to finance the first icebreaker for the US Coast Guard (USCG). The icebreaker is officially ranged as medium and was named Hili. The tender for its production was won by VT Halter and the icebreaker should be launched in 2024.
The problem of the new icebreaker lies in the concealment of his military equipment. The first icebreaker project of Fincantieri, the Italian shipbuilding company that deals with the construction of both war and civilian ships, did not contain any military equipment. The situation is similar with Russian icebreakers – they are unarmed. The current version of the US project includes 12.7mm machine guns, required by US Coast Guard. But if it was all, and not so serious, one might smile or laugh for a long time. What is the problem?
I cannot exclude that a powerful US submarine army can quickly destroy the entire Russian unarmed fleet in the Arctic. Regarding the battle on the open water of the Arctic, the situation is different. Currently, there is a lack of water. There is no need to mention battles at sea. Although no one can rule out а Great War between the US and the RF, without outcome predetermined, I do not expect its deliberate start. Therefore, the Americans, being aware of this fact, will not deliberately provoke a great war. Instead, they will incite smaller armed conflicts against Russia in the Arctic as well. In this case, the (American) scythe will approach the (Russian) stone. The Arctic will become so hot that some people in Prague will be hot, sick or even die of fear. Why?
Up to the present day, the US uses icebreakers to escort supply ships in Antarctica. There are various science research stations and God knows what else. The US tried to extend this function last year with its own interpretation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Referring to freedom of navigation in peacetime, the United States demanded the free sailing of icebreakers in Russian territorial waters for their exercises. Thanks to the common sense of Paul Frederick Zukunft (1955), the US Coast Guard Admiral, plan of military planners was not implemented, but carried over for a more convenient time, as he accepted the risk of the icebreaker cruise and obvious (technical and other) damage, that would cause tremendous disappointment to the US in the world.
A relatively thorough analysis of US icebreaker needs indicates that four, including the new Hili, are enough. Admiral Zukunft was chief admiral of the US Coast Guard from 2014 to 2018. Admiral Karl Schultz, the 26th Chief of the US Coast Guard, has new plans, according to the proverb: a new broom sweeps clean. Therefore, there was a request for another 6 heavy icebreakers. Altogether, seven heavy icebreakers, since Hili can in no way be designated a medium icebreaker. I would like to remind you once again that Russian icebreakers are not military ships and are solely responsible for securing a large number of infrastructure, civilian, industrial and military sites, including refineries, small towns, etc. of the Russian Arctic.
Moreover, USA have no economic objects similar to those of Russia in the Arctic. One small town with 5,000 inhabitants represents nothing compared to Russian civilian and industrial sites in the Arctic. Therefore, the militarization of US icebreakers by incorporating them into the US Coast Guard system and the memory of 1960s conflict in the Vilkicky Strait – the northernmost part of the North Sea Road – represent a serious challenge to the Russian Federation and the Republic of China.
For further information, the Vilkicky Strait is located in the north of Siberia, connecting the Laptev Sea in the east with the Kara Sea in the west and in the south separating the Taymyr Peninsula from the Bolshevik Island. The strait is about 130 km long, with the width of 56 km – measured from Cape Chelyuskin (Taymyr Peninsula) to Cape Taymyr (Bolshevik Island) – and the depth is up to 210 m. The Strait was discovered by Russian explorer Boris Andrejevic Vilkicky (1885 – 1961) in 1913.
Again, it turns out that no advice, no help. The US effort to get into the Arctic using the means of military force, threats and provocations, possibly by purchasing Greenland and expanding air bases will be lost labour. I have no doubt that Russian Federation will soon have several war icebreakers in the Arctic. At a time when politicians fail daily and have almost no confidence in the population, national interest will be protected or covered by military and not political decisions. Both types of decisions pose a significant risk: so far, neither modern nor old torpedoes have been tested in real combat – at shallow depths under water, or in case of hydroacoustic problems caused by ice. The US has been trying to solve them for a long time with military exercises ICEX (Ice Experiments). There is a need for the Russians to catch up, not only in terms of torpedo guidance. On the other hand, they are far ahead in terms of military decision-making process, willingness of mariners to die for their country and to develop a military naval structure, allowing them to prepare for battle and rescue. The name of the icebreaker stated in the introduction – Ivan Papanin – and go signal to produce heavy icebreakers in the Russian Federation suggest that the Arctic is getting warmer because of human stupidity. And the misunderstanding of the statement that Knowledge is Power.
Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin (1894 – 1986) was a Soviet polar explorer of Greek origin. In the period of 1937 – 1938 he commanded the North Pole-1 research station that was placed on an ice floe. The work under his command substantially enriched the hydrobiological, magnetological, geophysical and meteorological knowledge of the Arctic region. The perimeter of ice floe was around 3 km. It was propelled by the currents southwards to the Atlantic and passed over 2000 km in 274 days. During the voyage, the floe became considerably smaller, so Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin and his companions had to be taken away by an icebreaker: а Soviet one. Question: Who will soon be rescued and taken away by the Russian? Consent not needed. 05.11.2019
The Author – Jan Campbell, born in 1946, studied civil engineering – architecture, philosophy and upon completion of his education received the title of Candidate of Engineering Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, he studied Human Design Engineering and NLP in the USA, biocybernetics in Russia (under the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academicians Kaznacheev and Shtark), and Islamic Finance and Insurance in London. For a long time he has worked in many countries, including Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, the USSR, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany, of which he is a citizen.
His professional activity and experience are reflected in the works intended for a narrow or closed professional circle in the private, public (former USSR and after 1991 Kyrgyzstan) and international sector (EC, Head of TACIS CB), as well as for the general public.
At present, he continues to work as an analyst and commentator on world events. In addition, he teaches master classes on Systemic, Intensive Development of Individual Abilities, Development of Strategy and Tactics of International Negotiations and Planning and Management of Extreme Situations.
In Russia, he received the honorary title of professor at Ural State University of Architecture and Engineering in Yekaterinburg and is a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In Slovakia, he was awarded the Biatec Gold Medal in 2014 for his services to the humanization of society in journalism and for his coverage of contemporary problems and challenges of globalization.