by Ruslan Ostashko
Translated and captioned by Leo.
“Killing the INF Treaty was a gift for Russia,” says the title of the material published last week by the American magazine, The National Interest. This score is fundamentally different from the triumphant reports that are generated by the mainstream American media.
Who then wrote this headline? And everything that’s under it. Maybe some secret agent of Putin? In all, no my friends. The actions of the White House was criticized by Jon Wolfsthal. Who was seated as the special assistant to the President under Barack Obama, and was also the senior Director of the US National Security Council. In other words, a typical representative of the American ruling class.
What’s surprising in this publication is not that Donald Trump is being criticized by a person belonging to his political opponents. But that instead of a stamp set about the “Kremlin’s hand”, Wolfsthal is using sane and pretty good arguments. In short, they go along with the fact the US had not the slightest military benefit from leaving the Medium and Short-Range Missile Treaty (INF). That is, the motives and actions of Trump were purely political, insists Wolfsthal. But for Russia, the benefits from the American withdrawal are straightforward, which the publication tells us.
“As long as the INF Treaty is in force, the US can use it for worldwide coordination and support to confront Moscow’s violation. The treaty also provides a basis for the United States to impose financial and political sanctions on Russia. The demise of the deal means both of these levers go away. In many ways, U.S. withdrawal gives Russia a get out of jail free card since the loss of the treaty removes any basis for the United States to claim Russia is not meeting its obligations.”
It’s impossible to not notice that the words of Wolfsthal have logic, look at this. While the treaty was active, Washington for years was accusing Moscow of violation of this treaty. As you understand, bringing any form of evidence was not necessary. It was enough to loudly declare to their vassals in NATO that Putin violated it. And they would immediately take the bill. This mechanism has been used by the US as a grade instrument for rallying their military alliance.
“But we have secret evidence that Russia is violating it, so it’s meant to be against you! Very quickly send us the money needed for military expenses. And start training the cannon fodder, in case tomorrow there will be war.” Now this instrument has vanished. And an answer to any accusations from Moscow will be reaching a spiteful voice that will say: the Americans themselves left this treaty and no more excuses should be made.
The same thing will be said by the Euro vassals of the US. “But we survived this way for 10 years, holding back treacherous Russia. But then *whoosh* and the main protector launched the boat in the water. Leaving behind everybody to the arbitrariness of fate. And since it’s that way, don’t ask us for any more money!”
The picture comes out logical and not contradictory. All that’s left is to simply explain why did Trump made this questionable event by leaving the INF Treaty. The answer traditionally is contained in one of the fragments of the cult film by Aleksei Balabanov.
*Clip from Brother 2 (2000) plays*
Hey, what is the English phrase “how are you?”
– You are asking them how are things.
And what, they’re all interested in how I’m doing?
– No, they’re not interested.
Then why do they ask?
– Just because. Over here, everything is “just fine” except for money.
Without the withdrawal from the treaty, Trump couldn’t justify the additional expenses of the US military industrial complex. That very one that is called one of the main supporters existing for the head of the White House. The MIC giants invested in Trump and will demand even more contracts. But the Pentagon budget is already ballooned like a pufferfish. How do you pull even more money from the degenerate president of congress if these scum can’t provide money for the wall at the Mexico border?
There is a proven method. During the Soviet times, they were shown with political caricatures. (Inflated balloon – “Soviet threat!”) It was made for confirming the amount of these fictional threats, which ended up ripping the previous century’s active treaty. (Magazine – Leningrad stories about the Soviet threat.) (Balloon – Soviet threat.) What will Russia get from this all? The regular.
Our country sticks out from an elevated adaptability to external circumstances. Knowing how to adapt it to their needs. It would be thought that after the failure of the sanctions pressure and the so-called “political isolation” [of Russia], the US has to understand this. But no, they don’t understand. And let them, it’ll be worse for them.
The goal of the enormous U.S. governement, is not merely to destroy foreign competitors, but to destroy America as well, for a power grab. These individuals strongly oppose democracy, and are intent to destroy the U,S. in order to do it, and divy things up amongst themselves. Agenda 21 spells it out quite clearly! Mousolini style corporate fascism for the entire world is the U.N. 1992 goal. This is not limited to the American government, but the major players at the U.N.
Agenda 21 brought us GMOs with the intent on increasing the world food supply, who would have imagined that food sprayed with Agent Orange would be a carcinogen? People who think that these chemicals can be washed off of food are not very intelligent, when you consider that the food is poorous. Maybe the actual goal was depopulation.
Russia should not expect rational behavior from the U.S., when the goal of the U.S. is to confuse, destroy, and increase individual players, not America’s power, obviously defense contractors are individual players.
I would venture to guess, that if Putin would just give the Rockefellers all of Russia’s oil and Natural gas, stop selling and manufacturing weapons, and meeting with other world leaders that the antagonism against Russia would stop, oh yeah, the Crimea thing too.
that is so sweet Iravani. you should be in comedy, on the stage in New York making a lot of money. hahahahaha.
what makes you think that will stop the americans?
once you back down they will move in and take it all, you included..or rather the Russian population.
what would they do with Russians? well a vast source of body parts. slavery..make you work for nothing, feed you small quantities of shit that costs nothing and allows you to die after your best years are worked out.
there are lots of beautiful Russian women..and men. Imagine the sexual sport….
and if the British get in there look out!!! the young male Russian children would be raped by the yard. that’s the British thing. they are mostly homosexual and pedophile with it. Winston Churchill would roil in his grave, angry that he was not born at the ‘right’ time with all of the free and youthful Russian male booty going around
think of the casinos on Lake Baikal..and the utter joy at getting in their and smashing the BRI. no more connectivity
no Iravani! the Americans wont stop until all of Russia, and the Russian people are totally disposed into flows entirely consistent with American interests. no freedom, no life outside of serving america. anything outside of that would be death.
that and only that will do.
now about that comedy thing………..
Of course they would! 5 Rabbis and 44 NJ government employees including 3 mayors were involved in black market organ transplants in 2011. Those were just the ones in America that were prosecuted!
The medical community has decided to induce cancer in people in order to turn them into gold and silver nano-particle mines.
This is America, freedom for the predators, slavery and predation for the masses!
Zero Hedge had an article last night on 4GW warfare, suggesting kidnapping for funding civil war. Well, so much for the masses, a banker has a family to support.
oh geeze! no offense meant ma’am! just a sleepy, turgid, inflexible and unresponsive attempt at creating fun. you are not comedic at all but an erudite poster.
Maybe the Rabbis were involved for selling the identities of the abducted vitims of black market organ transplants identities to Jewish people in Israel, South Africa, or Europe.
In Wisconsin, the Jewish community is very active in increasing Jewish immigration. We have a very large Russian and Ukranian population that the Jewish Community Center funded the immigration of after the fall of the USSR.
What I don’t understand is why they do not buy land for a gated community, which is allowed under US law. Jews have extremely disproportionate populations in Shorewood, Bayside, which they themselves call bagelside, and fox point, which they call loxx point. Considering that Jews are 2.3% of the US population, these extremely disproprtaionate Jewish populations are in want of an explanation. If this is not a conspiracy, it is a hell of a lot of coincidences. If they desire their own community, they are free to buy land, and ooen a gated community.
Bayshore Mall in Glendale, is one of America’s abduction capitals
NSO Group, Psy, and Black Cube are 3 Israeli terrorist groups that specialize in hacking and Stasi like tactics. I suspect tHat they hack phones, to send people on a wildgoose chase to Bayshore Mall to be abducted.
U.S, police forces have been sent to Israel for training, which is extremely expensive and extremely suspicious to say the least! One way of total evation of all NSA and FBI surveillance for collusion in illegal abduction of U.S. citizens, would obviously be to have them go to Israel…. hmmmm….
Agree thats why Castro and the cubans throw the americans out of Cuba. Some of the cartels in Mexico specially the notorious Z gang are very active in kidnapping and killing of course allegedly they are engaged in the trafficking of organs -and people of course- this Z gang was trained by americans and the mossad.
Any former Obama official will gladly tell anyone that anything that Trump does is wrong.
That’s actually shows how silly both American political parties are. Because they both do the same things. Quite likely the missile industry and the Pentagon would have been pushing a President Hillary to cancel the treaty. And the complaints about Russia began under Obama, both the general Poke The Bear With A Stick strategy, and the complaints over Russia’s alleged violations of the IMF Treaty.. But, any Democrat will tell anyone that anything Trump does is wrong and foolish.
I learned this back watching the Clintons criticize Daddy Bush for wanting trade with China after the heroes of Tienanmen Square were killed, then watched the Clintons give China Most Favored Trade status. What an American political party says when they are out of power is completely different from what they do with power.
There were no ‘heroes’ of Tian An Men, killed or otherwise.The stupid fools sucked in by the prototype ‘Colour Revolution’ were killed, probably in the hundreds, when the US-organised regime change operation went into the final, violent putsch, phase we have seen in Kiev, Belgrade, Tbilisi and elsewhere. But not in Tian An Men Square which was cleared peacefully, as numerous eye-witnesses including Westerners and Western diplomats attested. Rather they were killed in areas around the Square after the putschists commenced massacring unarmed police, and the army was sent in. The ‘Tian An Men Square Massacre’ is one of the Western fakestream media’s biggest Big Lies, of hundreds, probably thousands.
”/…/ after the heroes of Tienanmen Square were killed /…/”
Thank you for reminding me, Steve! It solved my (admittedly trivial) issue about the destination for an upcoming holiday trip. Issue settled: Beijing in June for the celebration of the 30 year anniversary of Western imperialism’s first major setback just when its victory seemed ominously final and total. Since then, things have only gotten ”worse”, if you know what I mean. Ukraine looked so promising — until the Crimean population raised its voice.
The INF was a Ballistic missile treaty. It may not contain that word, but the INF was built on the assumption that intermediate range missiles would be physically large and expensive. While that assumption was good when the treaty was signed, multiple generations of cruise technology development has wiped out that foundation.
Except that there are two huge military gains and one minor point:
1) The U.S. can maintain its own intermediate range ground launch cruise missiles without relying on potentially unreliable states. Germany and France oppose the democratic European Christian values that underpin NATO. Reducing dependency on these weak nations is a huge win.
2) Placing ground launch cruise in Poland allows the U.S. to keep cruise missile launch assets (naval vessels) out of Poland adjacent waters (Baltic Sea). The Baltic was a death trap with WWII technology, and is even worse now. Minesweepers and subhunters have a role in the Baltic, but everything with strategic weapons should operate in the North Atlantic.
3) Less important, but still worth noting. The INF did not cover China, Iran, and other nations. Christian Russia and the Christian U.S. *BOTH* gain by removing a technically obsolete and artificial restriction that only limited two Christian nations.
“Germany and France oppose the democratic European Christian values that underpin NATO.”
Care to explain?? This is new to me.
“Christian Russia and the Christian U.S. *BOTH* gain by removing a technically obsolete and artificial restriction that only limited two Christian nations.”
Is it true that the USA is a “Christian nation”? Honest question. A good majority of its citizens may indeed be Christian, but the ruling elitists/powers that be and the government/bureaucracy surely don’t appear to represent Christian values or otherwise, imo. I’m interested in learning more about your understanding here.
The USA Christian? Any resemblance between the USA and Jesus of Nazareth is purely accidental.
Haha, if Jesus were ever to set foot in the US, he would be instantly taken for a Muslim terrorist and sentenced accordingly. And the US ”Christian” talk shows wouldn’t scream ”Crucify him” but rather ”Rot in hell” and ”Glory to Israel”.
I get the feeling the talk show hosts wouldn’t be the only ones chanting, “LOCK HIM UP.”
The Grand Inquisitor is alive and well in the USA, and he’s been busy for a long time. Got an apocalypse to prepare for, dontcha know?
To properly impress their Zionazi masters, the ‘Christian Zionists’, (who so hate Jews that they imagine that all those who do not convert from Judaism at the End Times will burn in Hell, an Eternal Auschwitz), would have to screech ‘Boil in faeces in Hell’, as the Talmudists believe is occurring, right now.
What does one call an israeli propagandist that promotes phony Christian supremacy?
An officially sanctified vineyard saker troll, of course. ;-D
The USA belief systems of Puritan-Zionism, Gender Fluid ‘churches’ and Anglo-Masonic cults are not Christian in any way.
No, in relative terms, the US will lose.
Russia covers its only defense gap…
Us enemies in this area are: China, russia, Iran, NK and potentially India – except that India could work both ways.
Japan, germany, Italy and england would, better [WILL] be put at time frame of few seconds reaction time prior to their armagedon. So much for Japan.
Of course WHEN US turns weaker and china becomes unbeatable in 10 years, Germany and France will expel the imperial missiles from their soil. No less would do for them.
And we are not saying which side the vital raw materials of Latin america and Africa will be sent to.
1)Total Rubbish. The US should place their new intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Israel and reduce its dependency on weak nations
2 Total Rubbish. Russia’s ASM’s have the range to make east of the giuk(greenland iceland&UK) gap in the Atlantic a death trap for nato ships.
3) Total Rubbish. America is run by incompetent, sociopathic parasites masquerading as Christians who are bankrupting their host.
There is btw, an important and rather immediate impact within the US. Now you will see the military demanding money to build a whole new suite of missiles. Without canceling the treaties, there would have been a few in Congress arguing against this as a waste of money since the IMF Treaty forbade those missiles. But now, giving billions to the Merchants of Death will be pushed as the Patriotic thing to do because of those Russians.
The key is to always keep billions of dollars flowing from American taxpayers to the Merchants of Death. Got to keep that pipeline full, no matter what it takes. And we can’t led some wimpy treaty stand in the way of that.
It is most unfortunate that there are humans that lust to kill. Acts of murder, slaughter, taking away the breath of life, torture, pain and suffering inflicted, yes, obviously humans are guilty of total insanity. But, there are humans with the gene of altruism, too. Georgia Guidestones are proof the humans? Those who want to micromanage earth, what is this thing called vile imagination?
The INF Treaty was cancelled by the US so that the Military Industrial Complex can make more money. It’s the old trick of inventing enemies who do not exist. The US makes false accusations, cancels the Treaty and the MIC get new contracts. This also means raising the level of the Defense Budget. Officially it’s 760 billion. Unofficially it’s either 1.1 trillion, 1.2 trillion, 1.3 trillion or 1.5 trillion. Take your pick. As for Trump, no matter what his intentions were during the elections, he has by now become a puppet of the US elite. Instead of draining the swamp, he has become part of it.
I’m sorry, but this article starts from a false assumption and therefore comes to the wrong conclusion.
The USA is not the slightest bit concerned about “Russian violations”, nor is it the slightest bit inconvenienced by the idea that withdrawing from the INF treaty means an end of its ability to impose sanctions upon Russia for those treaty violations.
Washington doesn’t care, because this is not about Russia. It is all about China.
The Chinese are not bound by the INF treaty, and the entire core of its “area denial strategy” rest on the ability of its IRBM missiles to sink US aircraft carriers.
Conversely, while the INF treaty is in effect then the USA is restricted to 100 IRBM in total. Globally.
So the INF treaty has to go if the USA is to match Chinas arsenal of IRBMs.
And to make the INF go away the USA has to accuse Russia of violating it.
It doesn’t *matter* if Russia really is violating that treaty.
It doesn’t *matter* that tearing up that treaty now gives Russia a “get out of jail” card.
What matters is that tearing up the treaty gives WASHINGTON the ability to deploy thousands of IRBM in Asia in the hope that – if push really comes to shove – those Yankee IRBMs can take out those Chinese IRBMs before those Chinese IRBMs take out the USA’s aircraft carriers.
Honestly, how can you not see that?
No, fella the real issue for the US is not confronting China alone. It is getting
d more chunks of defense budget.
Now the US has two POSITIONED enemies instead of one.
and how about China off setting for it giving Kim of NK a nice help in developing their own medium range missiles?
Anyone who beleived USA really kept to the treaty was very deluded. The USA and UK violate just about everything they sign. Thats why Russia and China were not at all surpirised by terrorists-in-chief Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and Williamson etc scrapping the ‘treaty’ and declaring war against them. If Ocasio-Cortes or Corbyn or whoever was in charge, it would be exactly the same, they are just front puppets. The Military and Zio-Finance cult rules these societies always.
Europeans are sick of Anglo Saxons and Israel. Not just folk that study geopolitics but ordinary working people. Lavrov gave a speech recognising the EU and especially Germany is turning east, the Nord Stream 2 is a German fist in the Anglo face, for the first time since 1945. Continentals start standing up to anglo threats instead of being abused and paying for the pivilege. We know Anglo Saxons see the whole of europe as a threat, and always have. They see our Continental Philosophy, beautiful women and hetero-sexuality, food, deep culture and better lifestyle and feel an intense jelously and inferiority compared to their ugly cities, obese ugly people living on Puritan-Zionist founded domains, ruled by a ultra-materialist, demented and often homo-pedofilic elite.
Looking deeply, the USA was created by British Freemasons to bankrupt France, soon after USA was founded they backstabbed France, traded freely with UK and put into action the violence and permanent chaos of the French Revolution, the direct predessecor to Bolshevism, which was ideologically nurtured in London and funded by New York. Everything with Anglo is a sham and they can never be trusted. Pro Russian/Chinese parties are going to win big at the EU elections. The more Anglo threatens to punish Europe, the more EU will ally with China and Russia! We do not need Anglo for anything.
Under the Heading ”The Sceptics’ the National Interest does give room to the more stable and sane ‘Realist’ foreign policy thinkers. Of course in recent times the Realists such as Mearsheimer, Walt, and Bandow as well as isolated media figures like Tucker Carlson, have been eclipsed by the Zionist hegemonists in the war party bureaucracies, and banished to more stable printed media outlets like the National Interest and The American Conservative. We can only hope that this is a step back from the present dangerous hysteria.
The U.S. gains, because now they can station intermediate range missiles in the Western Pacific against China.
Now the US will spend a few trillion more on arms each year….. this only speeds up the US economic collapse.
The USA’s withdrawal from the INF is only part of America’s greater imperial ambitions to maintain its unipolar world empire, particularly its military supremacy over Eurasia (Russia and China).
Trump Re-Sets the Sail for U.S. Nuclear Supremacy
It also is a feeble attempt to recycle the Ronnie Reagan tactic of getting the Soviet Union to spend itself into bankruptcy–only this time, targeted against Russia and China.
Too bad for America, it may blow up in their face as the American Empire spends itself into bankruptcy in this arms race and the inevitable end of the American Dollar Dictatorship, which allows the USA to financially parasite off the rest of the world to pay for its war machine and oh-so-precious Way of Life.
Time, or for that matter, anything, never proceeds in a line, straight or curved.
Things behave like sands in the sand clock. The rate of free fall keeps increasing, and the last bit falls in the wink of an eye.
Social matters move like oils poured through a funnel. You pour a drop here, a drop there, on the circumference, they will all converge at the same spot vying to get to the abyss.
Our society will now follow the last phase of the funnel and the sand clock. Events, seemingly incoherent, will coalesce towards uniformity, and the sequence of action reaction will be faster and faster.
Individually, we will vent our anger. Better leaders will use their discretion, but the beauty of evil in this scenario, where things are incredibly fast, is that once it can only be challenged with an equal counter measure. Which of course….needless to say, will have to be evil.
Our best bet is to slow things down, and that is where Russia is standing apart. Russia is not fighting a flashy war, nor is it giving up.
It seemply is forcing a confrontation into a semi frozen state.
This is the only possible option in today’s world, and this is what Russia is doing to delay the Armageddon.
On the other hand, I thought, despite the acerbic, Trump is actually bringing down US in the best possible way. He had to declare emergency. So he chose”aliens” and “wall” as the theme. In other words, he is trying to use the safety and security bet to woo its decadent society that is obsessed with indulgence of all sorts. Such a society, whose lifestyle allowed a macabre ruling class to run US into impossible debts, is now faced with a stark truth- they have formed a consumeristic and narcissistic habit, and yet have no money to satisfy that urge.
So Trump is giving them the guns, he is giving them the outside wars, he is giving them Q-anon, and he is giving them the wall.
If you look at it, Trump is also trying to put a thaw to the made in USA democratic process.
He is taking on Iran and Venezuela in such a fashion, that he will not be able to actually conspire against them. What he is being successful in , is his brazen economic wars of sanctions that rides on jaw dropping logic. He is using the “probability” of war, to invoke such logic that gives you the feeling of slapping yourself on your own cheek.
He is a serious joker, who has understood- US has nothing to lose, and the world has everything to lose.
He is then going by the logical deduction of what the world can do, and what they cannot.