US Started the Fight with Putin

By John Glaser
Originally published on USA Today (Online)

WORLD WAR III REHEARSAL
Russia Releases Chilling Hit List—
including Trump retreat

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a clear warning to the United States: If Washington deploys new intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Moscow will, too.

The context behind this threat is President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Negotiated in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the INF was a fairly successful arms-control agreement in which each party agreed to eliminate a whole class of missiles.

In recent years, both sides accused each other of failing to fully uphold the agreement. Instead of pursuing diplomacy to resolve the dispute, Trump ordered a unilateral withdrawal, accompanied by a promise to start deploying the prohibited weapons.

Putin’s threat might seem like cause for alarm, but Americans should keep two things in mind.

First, hard-line policies against Russia increase the likelihood that Russia will respond in kind. From Moscow’s perspective, this is a reaction to an onslaught of provocations from Washington. For all the allegations of Trump’s weakness on Russia, the administration’s official strategy documents single out Russia as a principal threat to U.S. security.

In addition to withdrawing from the INF, Washington has imposed harsh economic sanctions on Moscow as punishment for meddling in Ukraine. Other U.S. policies contribute to Russian feelings of insecurity. Trump has increased troop deployments in Europe and is considering opening a new military base in Poland.

Second, Putin’s threat is just not all that threatening. For starters, the threat was conditional: He vowed that Russia will not be the first to deploy new intermediate-range missiles, but it will do so if the United States does first. He also expressed a willingness to return to the negotiating table, insisting that “we don’t want confrontation.”

More to the point, Russian military power hardly presents a direct threat to America. Its gross domestic product is about $1.6 trillion, less than a 10th of ours, and its annual military spending is a mere, $66.3 billion, compared with the more than $700 billion that we spend. Russia has nukes but possesses limited power-projection capabilities and few allies that can aid its out-of-area ambitions.

Russia certainly acts aggressively in its near abroad, but Europe can easily deter it. Europe vastly outspends Russia on defense, at almost $285 billion per year.

Washington tends to inflate the threat from Moscow, while simultaneously ignoring U.S. policies that exacerbate tensions. A new arms race in Europe was a predictable consequence of Trump’s withdrawal from the INF. Luckily, there’s still time for peaceful diplomacy to mitigate these risks. Whether the political will exists is another question entirely.

 

22 thoughts to “US Started the Fight with Putin”

  1. “Whether the political will exists is another question entirely.”

    Yep!!

    There is no hostility between the two leaders. ‘Put-On’ and Trump are partners. Trump’s long planned ‘Moscow Tower’ details with ‘Put-On’ are surfacing with Congressional hearings & other testimonies. Any war will be due to the demands of their Banker-Lords.

    Behind Cohen plea: Trump’s longtime dream of a Moscow tower

    Trump’s plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow went back as far as 1996 when the future president paid a visit to the Russian capital to check out building sites on land being developed by a U.S. company.
    https://www.apnews.com/d80b3f2ba0c546ef9abb0e5c81277f89

      1. Pat, Art of the Deal with a big dash of an offer you can’t refuse.
        Actually, you can refuse but then, well, you know..
        The truth/reality of this world has never been more convincing or more brutal.
        But like Menken says, it won’t seem so strange once we start to get a little bit used to it.

  2. Lunatic Trump is pushing us toward WW3, we can only hope that NYC and the District of Criminals get vaporized freeing us from Jewish control. Maybe Putin will rid the world of London and Tel Aviv also, we can all wish for a better world if Jews were removed.

    That would be a small price to pay for allowing Jews to take control of our nation.

  3. how much has the Synagogue of Satan global crime syndicate “Mass Murder for filthy lucre”
    agenda cost the Russian and American people in the last century…

    https://jyrilina.com/english/under-the-sign-of-the-scorpion-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-soviet-empire/

    any forensic accountants on the staff….

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/02/28/no-hackers-no-whistleblowers-all-fakes-all-theatre-for-mental-midgets/

    28 FEB 93 Wayne Martin from Mt. Carmel “Who Owns the Media”…? Waco 911 tapes

    https://alethonews.com/2019/02/27/mccarthyism-then-and-now-but-there-was-reality-then/

    America and Russia should do a clean sweep GLOBAL POGROM and free PALESTINE
    and the West….of the ratfinks & Kikes…aka….{{{TARES}}} @ Matthew 13:39-43 !!!

    JUST DO IT

  4. Haven’t read the article yet. But my first reaction to the headlines is – no…
    There will never be this WW3 scenario with full nukes and mutual assured destruction, nuclear winter, billions killed, earth burned to a cinder, superrich bloodline nabobs hiding out for centuries in the global underground base network or lifted off to some other planet in their 20 mile wide close encounters spacecraft..
    Not going to happen…
    At least not as long as the same deep state jew prick bloodline banksters control the Kremlin and Pentagon…
    Yes there will be lots of little proxy wars flaring up about the planet…
    But the idea is only to threaten..
    All those gossippy fake news media puss heads and pencil neck gender benders harassing him in the Congress, you notice they have no real case against DJT about anything…
    Nobody cares which bimbos he paid off or how many..
    They have nothing but smoke and stench to spew about him, it’s all only deep state Pentagon warmonger hype, that’s who they work for…
    Pat is quite right again – Vladimir and Donald are big time capitalistic Capos with a much better idea than that. And I say – more power to em…
    Let trump build his Moscow tower.
    I hope it’s twice as big…
    Let him give Putin a nice piece of the Florida and Atlantic city action….
    Let it be known to everyone just how much trade takes place now between us and Russia, let these white countries muutch even more…
    Drop the worn out WW3 nuclear armageddon balonymus…

    1. Bark –

      “Let him give Putin a nice piece of the Florida and Atlantic city action….”

      Slick operator, Trump, is probably borrowing money from ‘Put-On’ already… using Vlad’s choice of Florida as collateral! 🙂

      1. TROJ –

        Pakis started it this time….

        It was a Pakistan suicide bombing against Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region.

  5. “In recent years, both sides accused each other of failing to fully uphold the agreement.”

    No, Russia is not accusing the U.S. of not “fully [upholding] the agreement” (whatever that exactly means); rather, Russia is accusing the U.S. of blatantly violating the treaty.

    By deploying MK-41 launchers in Romania and Poland, the U.S. government is indisputably in violation of the letter of the INF treaty, whereas the U.S. government has proffered no evidence whatsoever that Russia has violated the treaty.

    Team orange clown claims without evidence that the Russian 9M729 cruise missile violates the treaty, yet when the Russian government took the unprecedented step of putting the missile on public display, nobody from the U.S. government bothered to show up to inspect it.

    By glossing over these little details, the author reveals his pro orange clown bias.

    “Putin’s threat might seem like cause for alarm, but Americans should keep two things in mind.”

    It might seem like “cause for alarm” because it is; Putin’s threat reflects the fact that the evil orange clown is taking the world back to the most dangerous days of the cold war for no legitimate reason. Is this how America is made “great again”?

    “More to the point, Russian military power hardly presents a direct threat to America.”

    Well of course it presents “a direct threat to America.” Just like the Glock under my pillow presents a direct threat to any home invader, Russian military power poses a threat to any aggressor (like America); that’s the whole point.

    “Its gross domestic product is about $1.6 trillion, less than a 10th of ours, and its annual military spending is a mere, $66.3 billion, compared with the more than $700 billion that we spend.

    So what? This statement is not only irrelevant but misleading; the fact is that the Russian government gets far more for its money than does the U.S. government. Moreover, unlike the U.S. government, the Russian government isn’t trying to conquer the world.

    “Russia has nukes but possesses limited power-projection capabilities and few allies that can aid its out-of-area ambitions.”

    LOL! What “ambitions” (other than defending its legitimate interests) does Russia have?

    “Russia certainly acts aggressively in its near abroad, but Europe can easily deter it.”

    The U.S. government is putting missiles and other military hardware and troops close to Russia’s borders, waging illegal wars, staging coups, making threats to countries all over the world, etc., but Russia acts “aggressively”? Seriously?

    1. ZOG doesn’t want Pakistan to have nukes. Because Pakistan is a Muslim country. A Muslim country with nukes is an “existentialist threat” to JEW ISRAEL [ as per jew ZOG propaganda ] . But Trump wants to give Saudi Arabia nukes. So I guess it’s true : the Saudi Arabian wahabbis are really jews, crypto jews. Because if they were real Muslims Trump would not want to give them nukes and not want to give them anything period, except trouble and lots of trouble and lots of destabilization of their country ; But he wants to give them nukes, which means the Saudis are NOT really real Muslims.

      So everyone who always claimed that the Saudi Arabian wahabbis are really jews turned-out to be right. Because there is NO way Trump and his son-in-law the Uber-Jew Mega-Jew-Supremacist Kushner would want to give any Muslim country nukes, but they want to give the Saudi Arabian wahabbis nukes, so the Saudi Arabian wahabbis are really JEWS.

  6. Perhaps, if one were somehow to gain the standpoint of an Angel, then, with that perspective, one might discern just what exactly is going on here. I return upon reading this drivel (USA TODAY [online]?! Really?!?) to a restful, peaceful oasis. If I have not a clue about you, and you show little insight into me — here the absolute simplest case for two members of the set called humanity (for only one, it takes a mirror) — I shall not likely have a clue about Russia, China, UK, and all the rest of these abstract constructs running about the room with no true heads of state and with only one’s impoverished psychology to animate the beta versions of products of our imagination.

    Better to play with a large set of pencils on a comfortable carpet, toss GI Joe into the garbage.

  7. One must remember, despite the Jews’ iron-fisted control over the global political scene, these matters often have a way of taking on “legs,” meaning their own direction. The Jews’ paranoia of losing control of their Jew bomb is depicted in the movie Dr Strangelove, where a crazed, (and we can assume “anti-Semitic”) psychotic general suddenly realizes Judaeocommunists are destroying the goy, body and soul, and decides to do something about it by starting WWIII – “God willing.”

    Ironically, General Ripper’s (magnificently portrayed by Sterling Hayden) idea “they’re stealing our precious bodily fluids,” doesn’t sound so crazy anymore. It’z chust another example of Jew truth being portrayed in a twisted, fictional format. This movie illustrates why Jews have their tech minions working overtime on A.I.. The need to eliminate the goy wild card from the Jews’ weapons systems.

    I said it months before Trump was even a sure candidate. If elected, it will be to provide the illusion of a strong leader capable of leading America into another global war. So far, I see nothing in Trump’s presidency that might lend dispute to that prediction, while evidence validating my claim is right in front of your eyes. Wake up! – You are already dead. Jews were killing you before you were born.

    Believe me if there were a white snowball’s chance in this Jew hell of avoiding the coming nuclear “holocaust,” I would be the first to say so. As it is, your survival has now been reduced to the luck of the cards you draw from the Jew’s stacked deck.

  8. Massive human depopulation probably in the cards before too much longer…
    But it won’t be any form of the strangelove nuke bs… maybe we’ll be lucky and it will be painless..
    I doubt it…
    5 (Mason) G network is the big tech-fix-lock on the AI super surveillance control state…
    Relay broadcast masts every 500 feet..
    Don’t want radiation in your life?
    You’re fried, and you can forget about it…
    Zero privacy – zero individuality…
    Better get ‘my pillow’…
    Killing live infants now the next prep-step up from the zombie apocalypse PR program…
    Get used to it – the state kills…

    1. Bark-

      Yes, the state kills:

      Democrats Vote in Favor of Refusing Care to Babies Who Are Born Alive After Botched Abortion

      The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill introduced by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) would have imposed criminal penalties on doctors who failed to provide babies who survived attempted late-term abortions with medical care equal to that which would be given to any infant. The bill was defeated by Democrats in the Senate.

      It is ironic that Democrats argue for ‘healthcare for all’ yet they reject care for born babies who survive abortion.

      Only a tiny minority of 18% of Democrats support late-term abortion, yet Democrat politicians voted overwhelmingly for it, leaving critics to speculate the party is being paid off by Planned Parenthood.

      The public is rejecting Democrats’ extremism as 55% of people polled last month showed support for pro-choice and 38% support for pro-life, however, current polls show that support for pro-choice has fallen to 47% while support for pro-life has risen to 47%, leaving people equally divided.

      https://tinyurl.com/YepStateKills

      1. Pat and you believe the jewish polls?? We can’t trust the jewish information as they are just managing our perception. Remember Protocols they want us to look through their jewish spectacles.
        The ‘ americans’ don’t realize that they are living in a jewish dictatorship. ‘ Democrats’ and ‘ Republicans’ are just two jewish factions intended to fool the ‘ americans’. They are just two communicating vessels.

  9. Dem party totally held hostage to THE FEMALE, all scared to death of any conjecture on the ABT issue.
    Women’s Rights, super hot button issue of issues.
    Almost as volatile as RACISM and INEQUALITY, or so the media manipulators have it framed….
    Men’s rights never even considered in the ABT issue… if that ever happens, it resolves…
    Probably the most hideous subject of em all…

  10. -“In addition to withdrawing from the INF, Washington has imposed harsh economic sanctions on Moscow as punishment for meddling in Ukraine” They didn’t meddle in Ukraine. They protected what has been theirs for over 200 years. Do you even know who was behind the coup in Kiev?

    -“Other U.S. policies contribute to Russian feelings of insecurity” If your going to write be able to differentiate insecurity from a direct unwarranted , baseless threat.

    -Russian military power hardly presents a direct threat to America. Its gross domestic product is about $1.6 trillion, less than a 10th of ours, and its annual military spending is a mere, $66.3 billion, compared with the more than $700 billion that we spend. Oh i see. So in your world better is relative to how much we spend. Might want to tell that to the people who built the hunk of dog crap F-35. That the 1.5 TRILLION dollar spruce goose. You can buy at least 2 superior SU-35s for one dog that will never see the light of combat.
    When your military is solely defensive in nature, and those dollars are spent in the right way ,not wasted on gov contractors things balance out a little better . The Russian military personnel fight for their family and country. Shame you forgot about the 20 million + killed in WWII ? The American military personnel fight for foreign bankers and a free ride to college. Big difference.

    -“Russia certainly acts aggressively in its near abroad,”Really ? Explain John. Or will you MIC handlers not allow it?
    Your article is a complete joke. Nice you embarrassed yourself

  11. The author – John Glaser is director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. His research interests include grand strategy, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the rise of China, and the role of status and prestige motivations in international politics.

    Glaser has been a guest on a variety of television and radio programs, including Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio, and has had his work published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs, among other outlets. He is the co-author, with Christopher A. Preble and A. Trevor Thrall, of the forthcoming Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse (and How We Can Recover) (Cato Institute, 2019).

    Glaser earned a Master of Arts in International Security at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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