I have been getting questions about Ukraine, and what’s next… Either people don’t read my posts, or they ignore everything I write. I could keep writing the same thing, but it’s gets boring and I want to finish writing a very interesting book. A month ago I mentioned that Washingtonian neo cons’ Ukro project is done, and that the US and EU abandoned it and returned it to Russia, warts and all. It doesn’t matter anymore how this fascist cesspool is getting fermented, what bubbles up and what startling noises it produces. It’s going to continue its contained fermentation for some time until Russia decides that time is up and starts clearing it all out. Mutants in Kiev have lost their big sponsors in Washington, and the EU tries to distant itself. The war that Junta’s military have forced on Donbass will change nothing, but the fate of those war criminals involved .
If you want to hear about what’s next not from me but from experts, here some translations and interpretations of posts from Cat Motja and Andrey Manoylo, professor at Moscow University and member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. He describes the general situation right, but makes wrong conclusions, because he fails to understand that Putin is always right.
Manoylo, for whatever reason, calls the agreement between the US and Russia
the Molotov-Ribenthrob pact, even though it’s obviously a wrong name. Cat Motja calls it “Yalta 2,” and that’s a name I will use now on.
This is what Andrey Manoylo says in brief:
Europe is trembling in realization that the US and Russia came to some kind of agreement. On March 23rd, Kerry came to Moscow carrying a briefcase, making it a point to show that he came with some kind of a “deal.” The deal itself is still under covers, but everything has been already decided between the US and Russia, and behind the backs of the EU and other American “allies.” It’s possible that the world has been already divided between two centers of a new multipolar world. It’s possible also that there is a new line in Europe that divides these two spheres of interest. Judging by the reaction of European elites that suddenly became frantic, like a disturbed ant hill, the deal is practically done and agreed upon. At this point the US tries to trade toxic properties like Ukraine for something else, like permission from Russia to stay in some way in the Middle East. Ukraine and Syria have been two battlefields between Russia and the US, and our opponents now realize that our power is far greater than they could take on.
The US doesn’t recognize the sovereignty of European countries. Washingtonians treat the EU like a semi-colony that they do with what they see fit. It’s not known for now, what countries will be in Russia’s sphere of interest. Most likely a part of Balkans. Most likely the Baltics. NATO is trying to increase its presence there, but we understand this demonstrative increase as an attempt to raise the price of this “property.” In essence, since Russia cut almost all trade deals with the Baltic countries, their economies tanked. Their situation is getting more and more desperate. The EU destroyed the agriculture and industries that they inherited from the Soviet Union. Now, NATO is turning the Baltics into one military camp, a militarized zone. If Russia will refuse to “buy” it, the US will at all probability just hand them to Russia at the end. The Western elite tries desperately to maintain an appearance of business as usual, when we all know that after the deal is done, everything changes.
Possible scenario: The Baltic regimes are extremely hostile to Russia. They will use presence of NATO troops for provocation. Russia will respond with ab serious warning and protest. The US will say that NATO is not for participating in provocations, and not for fighting with Russia, and will withdraw. They will simply declare that it’s Russia’s turn to maintain stability in the region.
Now there is covert work being done to realize the deal. Any knowledge of this will start a panic. For now everything is quiet, because the US “allies” think they will get some kind of piece of the pie. In reality, they are the pie.
The Truth in Journalism newspaper (a link above) promises more of Manoylo revelations in the days to come. You can try yandex.ru translator to check on what I omitted. I want to add something that Manoylo missed, is that Russia’s sphere of interest comes with mutual respect for national sovereignty of all parties, and combined economic power of Russia, China, India, Iran and Kazakhstan, and also the large part of the Middle East. It comes with exiting projects of the Silk Road development, rebuilding Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine. And other small and mega projects. The US sphere of interest includes signing up for TTIP, replacement of locally produced products like French cheese and wine with American made. If you prefer GMO over organic food. If you don’t see any difference between Saint-André brie and supermarket American brie, otherwise known as “the Brie You’re Buying at the Supermarket Isn’t Really Brie at All” and if you think that Swiss chocolate is the same as Hershey confections made with “real chocolate taste” from sour milk that makes you gag, then you’re ready to live in the American sphere of interests.
I will write more about the principles of the new world. But the most important are as follow:
- Color revolutions will not be allowed. At the end of 2014 Russia and China sided to work on this. No one will be able to come and topple the national governments and loot the countries and to destroy economies. The financial channels used to accumulate and transfer those funds are being dismantled.
- Interests and opinions of Zionists and pro-Zionist lobbies will not be taken into consideration any longer. No one listens to neo-cons screaming, for example, about “horrible” “evil” Iran. The world just went on ignoring them and sky has not fallen yet.
- As I write this, the US is being squeezed out of Europe and Asia, economically. Mostly it’s being done by China and local businesses standing for national interests. Pindostan (Russian name for America) will be allowed to trade with its neighbors, Canada and Latin American countries. Trade here is a key-word. The US won’t be allowed to organize any more color revolutions and “regime changes.” It’s time for Americans to learn how to earn their living. How to work for money, like Russia, China and India have done.
The way Cat Motja phrases it, is that inhabitants of Pindostan have to start learning how to earn money, and must abandon their ways of looting, pillaging, coning and robbing other nations. They will have to start working to earn money, like Russia, China and India do.
Don’t pay attention to all those senseless frantic relocations of NATO tanks, and also to all those statements that NATO would never surrender and never admit defeat. They are all just ritual dance to detract public attention from the last stage of the Third World War (Hybrid). This is the last stage, after that we will witness the complete end of this war.
Afghanistan has been handed over entirely to Russia’s sphere of influence, American military bases notwithstanding. Negotiations are now underway to separate good Taliban from bad Taliban. Good Taliban has been fighting against American occupation, and bad Taliban has been fighting against the Afghan people to perpetuate American occupation and to protect the American heroin trade.
See, Russia to stop regarding Taliban as terrorists if they meet national reconciliation conditions
Historically it was an unwritten rule that when the US puts its boots on the ground of some innocent country that was it. This country was considered to be under the American sphere of interest that no one dared to challenge. Now, there are still American military bases in Iraq, but the Russian military are in Iraq now, also. They’re conducting their business right in front of Americans, who watch Russian military officers working there and they can’t do anything about this. Americans literally went speechless, when Russians arrived one day with their polite, nonchalant manner. And now Afghanistan…
That’s why you hear every day some bizarre new statements made by retired and semi-retired members of the US military community. They are having conniptions. They want to say something, but they know that their opinion just doesn’t matter anymore. That’s why the presence of the US military in a country like Afghanistan doesn’t prevent anyone from being there also. Anyone who wants to be there is there right now from Russians, Chinese, Persians troops to some lonely “desert fighters,” some mysterious autonomous brigades from Syria and Lebanon, and so on.
See, Attack on NATO troops by Romanians dressed in Afghan uniform
Americans tried at some point to “sell” their withdrawal, but Russians presented them with a bill for losses that Russia suffered as the result of American sponsored heroin and opium trades. After seeing this bill, Americans shut their pie holes, and started their retreat with solemn faces. Afghan elite, even its part that was paid by the US, has completely abandoned their former “ally” and has paved a road to Ramzan Kadyrov’s door.
See, Kadyrov: Afghan Vice President Teared Up Over Peace Progress in Chechnya
Americans, of course, in due course, tried to yell, and scream, and use false flag attacks to blame Taliban fighters. All for nothing.
South Africa categorically refuses to have anything to do with Pindostan, because wants to survive very much. A general opinion is that after the liberation of Libya, South Africans together with Italians and Chinese will help Libyans to come to their senses and start building new a African coalition.
Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin at an informal meeting of members of the Security Council on the situation in the occupied Palestinian lands, said that the Palestinians needed international protection. He said this in a way that it’s clear that Russia is organizing this protection, and when the moment it right, you know….
After Palestine is recognized, we should expect a huge case from the International Criminal Court. They collected wagons of materials that documents Israel’s crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. These materials were collected by not just Palestinians. We will watch a huge show of how from perpetual victims, Zionists are being revealed as ceaseless executors.
It’s very interesting how mass media owned by Zionists will report the reality. They have already started to do some groundwork, some spin of reality, especially in Russia. After decades of defecating on Russia and Russians, they “suddenly, come up with “documentaries” falsifying reality into the opposite direction. They are trying to get prepared for this strip-search of their deeds. For example, Yakov Kedmi, a notorious Mossad agent, Zionist, and an active participant in Ukraine’s anti-government putsch, came up today on Russian TV with a movie about “heroic Mossad” recruiting neo-Nazis for “universal good.” You do understand why today before the Victory day, why Kedmi managed to make his way into Russian territory and on Russia’s national TV channel? Because they’re desperately trying to avoid a St. Bartholomew’s Day for Zionism, the day when we will start publishing huge amount of evidence of their cooperation with Nazis.
That’s why THEY have already started shaping public opinion in terms that this co-operation was done exclusively for universal good. We have to believe them, don’t we?
Especially after they took on calling us “orthodox bitches.”
Video of Poroshenko telling Ukrainian businessman Vadim Novinsky “Are you accusing me of something? Don’t you wear a cross? You, f… orthodox bitch, go to…(slur)”
@katMotja Это выражение ещё вальцман на майдане в обиход ввёл https://t.co/NH2kvKQaUF
— Dmitry Tarasov (@tarasov_dp) May 7, 2016
and this one,
Boris Albertovich Filatov is a Ukrainian politician, journalist, lawyer, businessman, and the current Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk.
He tweeted about Oleksandr Vilkul, a Ukrainian statesman, former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine,:
“We will burn this out of you with hot iron.
Zoological anti-Semite Vilkul called me “Baruch” on the Holocaust memorial Day.
Me. My dad’s last name is Filatov, my mom’s last name is Fedorova.
remember you, orthodox bitch, “Jew” is sound of pride”
"Борух" говорит это антисемитизм, а " православная сука" – вместо " здравствуйте" Недожаренные мыши как они есмЪ pic.twitter.com/nVMAO3clTE
— Кот Мотя (@katMotja) May 6, 2016
Somali is becoming ours also. Kadyrov and Republic of Chechnya are in a process of delivering food and medical supplies to Somali. Draught and following torrential rains have destroyed 90% of crops and entire herds of the country’s cattle.
Akhmad Kadyrov Regional Humanitarian Foundation
has already delivered 350 tons of food and bringing more directly to starving people situated in refugee camps on the border with Ethiopia. It’s 150,000 packages each contains canned meat or fish, rice, sugar, and other food. This humanitarian relief is organized directly under the supervision of Russia’s Ministry of International affairs. According to the local authorities, this help is significantly more, than help provided by the entire structure of the UN and also by the neighboring Arab countries. Packages with food are being handed directly to the suffering people, and not to middlemen as practiced by the US and UN. The Foundation calls for the countries of the Persian Gulf, all Arab countries and all the Muslims to help with relief efforts. It’s unethical to spend trillion dollars on wars, while right here every day thousand people starve to death.
Obama is seriously stalling the delivery of fighter jets to Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Neo-cons have been already manufacturing calls, complaints, and threats that if it’s not the US, then mean Russians will deliver the “goods.” BUT… Obama is suspiciously quiet, and considering that the US needs money right now, is saying something.
Israel has found itself in a very peculiar situation, On one hand, Obama took them for a ride. On the other hand, they defecated hugely on Russia and Putin’s efforts to rebuild the country. That’s why they have no chances to find any understanding they need right now from both sides.
Right now they are in a state of dreamy self-delusion, hoping that a new “good” president in Washington will stand for Israel like there is no tomorrow. They refuse to understand that a new name is not going to change anything about the situation. Pindostan will be recovering for decades, if, and it’s a big IF, it stays as the same entity. Many have doubts.
Russian fifth columnist and former Medvedev advisor Inozemtsev demands more sanctions against Russia “to win the second cold war” in the magazine of the influential German think-tank DGAP. He must really hate Russia and its people. If there was a Vlasov award, he would win it.
“Inozemtsev also insists that banks in EU member nations be obligated “to divest their portfolio investments in Russia.” In addition, the EU should adopt a memorandum “stipulating that EU member states should reduce their imports of Russian gas by 10 to 20 percent annually.” Brussels could forbid Russian citizens “to establish enterprises within the EU;” it could “cancel their rights to dispose of bank accounts with more than 10,000 Euros deposit capital,” or rule “that, for example, Russian-owned real estate must be sold by January 1, 2018.” “A visa ban on all Russian civil servants” could be considered. In principle, the sanctions should be “designed in such a way that they affect millions of Russian citizens.” This is the only way “the Russian middle class” can be wedged into a broad “protest movement” to overthrow the government.
According to Inozemtsev, “Russia will become a ‘normal’ country only when its laws will be installed from the outside.” This is an open appeal for the West to subjugate Russia in colonial style.”
I wrote about the Western think-tankers as toxic parasites in my post of the US and EU power structure
All pray you are right. Thank you Scott. Do you surmise these “deals” will include requiring the US to lighten up in S. America? They are busily sabotaging about nine governments at once now.
Thanks for the breath of fresh air.
Hi Scott,your article looks positive in many aspects.One of this positive approach is the cited article from/with Andrey Manoylo regarding that meeting with John Kerry last month in Moscow.I don’t know if it’s true or not or rather just a speculation from Mr.Andrey Manoylo,but if you ask me,I can hardly believe it.That would be way too simple – without taking into consideration the huge repercussions which will produce everywhere in the world – and would be like an agreement between some Cosa-Nostra bosses from Sicily.Since V.Putin is very serious in promoting the international laws and the laws of morality in particular,I can’t see him just act like that – but of course I don’t have an insight of the real – politik of the Kremlin.As for Europe or the EU,they will feel betrayed,each on part and will further split in their relations within EU.Mostly the “rebellious ” ones like Hungary,Slovakia,Czhech Republic.Poland is something special anyway,but an agreement like this one (if true) will struck them in their heart.If the Balkans will become part of Russian influence,then Romania and Bulgaria will fall in disarray at first,then a wake-up and reborn will fallow,and and…I will not continue,because this is the field of scenarios and is based on suppositions.
“the day when we will start publishing huge amount of evidence of their cooperation with Nazis.”
This is something else – now is at the stage of preparations – with Martin Luther King words :
” I have a Dream” – this could became true,it has the real chances to be so.As you say,the documents are there and in other places too.There are so many words to be screamed out on the roofs after so many years of stubborn silence,being silenced and censored at any level of the life.If Russia has big cards to play,then this is one of these cards,that’s for sure.Even the deaths will turn on their graves to come to light and testify.The whole world will turn around his axis.
But,because of this,on their fear,the Zionists will not let that to happen just so,without battle.
They will not give up so easily,that would be naive to think.What could be,what could the provoke and how ? that’s again is part of the scenarios.
Anyway,a fascinating article which is putting in motion our imagination and provoking a wide variety of deeply held feelings.Thanks
“””””Andrey Manoylo, professor at Moscow University and member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. He describes the general situation right, but makes wrong conclusions, because he fails to understand that Putin is always right.”””””
Self-irony and sarcasm should be marked as such.
Thank you, guys, for your time and opinions.
Martin, the situation is fluid, to say the least.
People are faced with conflicting messages from politicians, from their governments and from reality. Times of confusion are upon us.
The following two talking points keep me, as an analyst, grounded in reality:
1. President Putin is always right.
2. If you think that President is wrong, see #1.
It works every single time. Just have a little patience, for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.
even though we have slightly different interpretations from time to time, we are fighting on the same side.
In my case it is only that I lost some confidence of the privatization neocon Kudrin developments.
As for your too nice to be true narrative of Yalta2, can it really be true?
If so, does it not sound like a contradiction to the other article which was published here on the same blog only 2 hours later, yesterday ?
China and Russia prepare for a hot war with Eurangloland
So – what is more true – USA and Russia made a “deal” or China_Russia see WW3 against the West as unavoidable reality?
As for Patience: Yes, I’m very patient. Have been loyal and patient for decades.
But life is not eternal. So one has to back-check for progress every now and then.
The recent policy changes towards _moar_ privatization, what do you believe do they have to do with Patience?
On May 9th the Kremlin is playing Soviet Union every year – to calm and unite the masses.
However – after a long time of patience I sadly have to conclude that this is only folklore which does not appear to get backed by Russia’s economic policy. Show me a single spot other than May9th where Putin is _really_ restoring law and justice, restoring the Soviet Union. Where? Instead very much to the contrary even more privatization of state assets is on the table. That reminds me of Lenin’s famous quote: Somebody appears to be at the car’s wheel, but the car is moving into another direction.
1. On Kudrin, please, consider an excellent article by John Helmer
President Putin puts another stop to Alexei Kudrin’s ambition – Kudrin isn’t an avis rent-a-car — won’t be number 2, won’t try harder
2. About China and Russia prepare for a hot war with Eurangloland…
Si vis pacem, para bellum
That’s why we have peace right now, and our opinion suddenly started to matter to everyone.
The Western nations are cowards. They only attack those, who they deem weak.
3. President Putin and many others work to reunite Russia’s territories and millions of Russian people, and not necessarily to return full ownership by state over the means of production.
You have to take “Yalta 2” with a good grain (like a ton) of salt and a heavy dosage of skepticism.
If it’s all done and served, let”s pack up and go home.
Thank you Scott for your take on the situation and for your very (highly!) interesting news and links, especially the ones in Russian (which to read takes some time for me).
I can only hope you are right and the USA can be trusted.
I hope really the Israelis will be disillusioned and not Russia and we all.
So far history has shown that all who ever believed or trusted a deal with Uncle Sam paid a high price for their wishful thinking.
But as said: I really wished you were right with this. Really!
Let’s see and check the facts from now on annually on May9th …
Hi Martin from S.E.B.,
USA cannot been trusted at all, it has broken more international treaties than any other country on earth in percentage as in absolute value. But it is not an issue for Russia, Putin knows both chess and judo and is able to use every single attempt to lure Russia to increase its strength.
It is an issue for the USA itself, for two reasons: nobody trust them, even if they make an effort to be fair and loyal; but worse they cannot trust anybody, because they think everyone is as bad as they are if not worse.
Lie and treachery is their trademark, the distorting lenses and the blinkers throughout the see the world
a very sanguine reading. It’s possibly accurate although I would hesitate to call it a certainty
Scott: Is that also part of the “New Deal” then?
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Masterful analysis, Scott. Really, ‘Yalta 2.0’ seems accurate to describe this negotiation.
Disagree. Even if one “equates” Putin with Stalin, Obama has nothing to do with Roosevelt, and Churchill is missing altogether.
Next, this is not about division of power in Europe (Yalta 1) or even world. It is, I think, about (more or less) gentle shrinkage of U$$A to its natural, non-exceptional, size. Pretty much according to Putin style of negotiation : we offer you a great deal now and, in case you refuse to accept it, the subsequent ones are going to be progressively worse.
Third, Xi Yin Ping (and China) have even more pronounced role that was completely missing from Yalta 1.
Fourth, at Yalta Soviets didn’t have nuclear weapons.
Thus, this Yalta analogy is at best inadequate, possibly misleading.
Spiral, valid points.
I would go even further and say that it is even less, because forget about it that “gentle shrinkage of U$$A to its natural, non-exceptional, size.” will _____ever_____ happen unless enforced.
Every day what we hear about USA/NATO is the exact opposite of that day dream :(
But as Scott says – more patience (and more music).
I however do not give that much on Kerry/Lawrow meetings anymore, especially not in such Debaltsevo situations.
The USA wanted to save their a** and ran to Daddy promising anything, like an Alcoholic who would say “I’m clean now, reallllly, belieeeeeve me”.
Then Daddy made a peace deal once again and gave away victory for some empty promises.
I wished I were wrong, but Lawrow giving in every time – each time a moment before victory – this looks like self-sabotage to me, rather than like chess playing. But maybe I’m simply too disillusioned and pessimistic. Hopefully history will prove me wrong about my sceptical remarks (although I doubt it).
Scott, my hope that I’m wrong with being sceptical didn’t even last 5 minutes!
What – the USA agreed to stop color revolutions??? Hahaha, good (sad) joke:
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All due respect, Scott (and i mean it), this sounds a little wishful thinking-ish. Too good to be true. The AngloZionists will desist? I guess we shall find out forsooth…
Re: So – what is more true – USA and Russia made a “deal” or China_Russia see WW3 against the West as unavoidable reality?
Also, which is right possible or probable eventual hot WW3 or “the last stage of the Third World War (Hybrid). This is the last stage, after that we will witness the complete end of this war.”
Preparing for war cements “the deal”.
It’s called “putting your money where your mouth is”, preempts any “re-considerations” and, more to the point, makes mute those who would object to the deal from within the parties.
“…projects of the Silk Road development, … And other small and mega projects.”
Like this one:
“Russian diplomacy and economic infrastructure development have again trumped the Washington urge for wars everywhere to hold their grip on an eroding global superpower hegemony. Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan have agreed to develop a game-changing ‘North-South Transport Corridor” along the western Caspian coast. This Corridor will ultimately link India and Iran and Azerbaijan to the countries and markets of the EEU which includes not only Armenia, but Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.”
W. Engdahl – 6/5/2016 – https://www.sott.net/article/317874-Make-business-not-war-Russia-Iran-Azerbaijan-move-forward-to-develop-game-changing-transportation-corridor
and the prposed canal from Caspian sea through Iran…..Kherch Bridge, prposed re-routing of gas through Crimea so EU must recognise it or not get the gas…..posted elsewheres Payette has gone as US Ambassador indicating his work is finished, achieved , or failed, but he has been replaced by someone also used to these kind of situations maybe’s to exploit them further?
Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 13:39
The US ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette, who has been transferred to Greece, will be replaced by Marie Yovanovitch who previously held a similar post in Armenia (2008 – 2011) and Kyrgyzstan (2005 – 2008).
According to The Politnavigator, it was reported by the Kiev newspaper “Day”.
‘Jovanovic worked in Kiev from August 2001 to June 2004 as the US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission. I remember Jovanovic for September 2002, when she was a main American person in Kiev putting forward charges against Leonid Kuchma on selling radars “Kolchuga” to Iraq.
It was a power, propaganda special operation, when Kuchma was accused absolutely groundlessly, on the base of records of the fugitive Major Melnichenko. No Kolchuga was ever found in Iraq but there was more than enough blood spoiled.
Many in Ukraine then got really valuable, important to this day and not acquired before, experience of the observation of how the American foreign policy machine worked when having a specific task.
Jovanovic was not the initiator of the Kolchuga scandal. It was developed by others. But her work on the Kolchuga was an important sector of the special operation to discredit Leonid Kuchma, a “brick” in the scheme of building the “Orange revolution”,’ commented Kiev journalist Vyacheslav Pikhovshek in his blog.
If Jovanovic has worked in Kiev for sue three years, she will have to accompany the scheduled presidential elections in Ukraine in 2019, if they do occur, especially in these terms. Her main task will be a re-election of Poroshenko, if he is still the president and suits the US interests, or the transfer of power to another aborigine, the next pro-American local king,’ predicts the blogger.
DONi News Ahency”
Kerry/Lavrov? Something big going on I think Scott. Earlier it was French Pres Holland going over to the US coalition after being called into head office. Then the Australian PM joined the “US freedom of navigation exercises” after being called into head office.
India part of BRICS good relations with Russia, But issues with China, has joined the US in “containing China” after a visit from Ashes Carter.
Something going on here Scott, that is not available to the “general public” or alternative media.
What is the US holding over leaders and countries? Seems more than simple blackmail or bribes.
Victory Day parade in Moscow Russia May 9th, 2016
Just in, Gamer changer for the EU?? It all depends on the May22th Presidential 2nd round election and now – after this – especially on the new elections for Austrian Chancellor:
Today 14:04 GMT
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigns
Austria’s Werner Faymann has unexpectedly resigned both as Chancellor and leader of the Social Democrats two week after his party suffered serious losses during the recent elections, AP reported. Faymann, Austria’s leader since 2008, cited a lack of backing for his policies among party colleagues as one of the reasons for quitting. “This country needs a chancellor who has the party’s full support,” he said in a statement. Faymann, who has condemned Germany’s open-door policy, has been under pressure inside his own party over his stance on the refugee crisis. However, his views didn’t find support with a great deal of his voters that flopped over to more aggressive right-wing populist parties.
America is addicted to war.
It is impossible to reason with an addict or to even help one, until they reach rock bottom and see that the addiction has led to utter disaster. That is the nature of addiction.
There was an ABM treaty, the US walked out on that.
Russia wanted to end the Cold War, Gorbachev foolishly let the guard down. Unilaterally disarming in the face of a war addict was disastrous.
For Russia to entertain the possibility that some type of permanent accomodation has been reached with ANY US administration is most unwise.
It’s so true about the US is benefiting tremendously from wars.
We understand it very well.
You wrote: “For Russia to entertain the possibility that some type of permanent accommodation has been reached with ANY US administration is most unwise.”
that’s why China and Russia prepare for a hot war with the US and EU
You know the “manifest destiny” imposed by Providence on the USA to rule the world; something akin to the promises to the Chosen People (aka Jews).
Your analogy with the addict is very pertinent.
I wonder what Donald Trump will have to say about this? He is the perfect candidate to go full out Mussolini in making America Great Again, that is for sure.
.Scott, thank you. I believe in Russia!
This message was mentioned in comments 12/17/16. It would be interesting to get an up-date. Does this article still represent the opinion of the editors given Trump’s election and cabinet?