Trump continues being Putin’s bitch

| October 19, 2020

From the Washington Post, Trump’s dismissed Putin’s offer of extending the New START nuclear arms control treaty. Trump has criticized the treaty before as unfair. New START required a 36% reduction on deployed ICBMs, SLBMs, and deployed bombers for Russia but a 43% reduction for the US. Similarly, for warheads on those platforms, Russia reduced their numbers 63% while the US reduced their number by 75%. Tactical nukes, of which Russia has a large number, were unaffected by the treaty.

The treaty also didn’t involve China, which the US now sees as a long term strategic adversary.

The Trump administration rejected a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a one-year extension of a critical nuclear arms-control treaty Friday, dimming the chances of a diplomatic breakthrough before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.

Putin offered to extend New START, a 10-year treaty that places limits on the two countries’ nuclear warheads, without preconditions at a meeting of his security council, but national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien called the proposal a “non-starter.”

“We hope that Russia will reevaluate its position before a costly arms race ensues,” O’Brien said in a statement.

The breakdown in negotiations comes as President Trump, trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in national polling, urges his diplomats to bring him foreign policy victories.

That last bit to me says that Trump isn’t taking the easy foreign policy “win” by extending the treaty. I’m sure Trump’s opponents would accuse Trump of just giving Putin what he wants if Trump did give him the extension. More at the source, if you want to read the far-left Washington Post.

Source; Washington Post

Category: 2020 Election, Foreign Policy, Politics, Russia

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Having served in 2 Tactical Nuclear Missile Units, growing older during the initial Cold War period when wave after wave of B52s loaded with nukes were passing overhead during alerts, and studying/knowing the effects of nuclear war, I am all for any and all MUTUAL reductions in these weapons. The key word being MUTUAL. Not sure what they classify as tactical nukes these days, back yonder the big kid on the block was the Lance System. We had that one when I was part of the FIRST (ht to ‘Beans) Battalion/333rd FA. From what I understand it was removed in the very late 80s/very early 90s.

    That being said, contrary to what some politicians think, there will be NO winners in a nuclear exchange A nuclear war will progressively have the missiles marching steadily across the landscapes of every nation with said arms, use them or lose them, until the last of the inventory are launched from the subs. For some reason, none of the politicians seem to realize that, despite of being told that would be the case.

    If Trump was colluding with Putin why would this even be talked about. Or is the latest Russian Conspiracy the 2 of them are keeping this stirred up for their own political benefit?

    • timactual says:

      “wave after wave of B52s loaded with nukes were passing overhead during alerts,”

      Used to live next to Wright-Patterson AFB. They work better than an alarm clock. Getting back to sleep can be a bit difficult.

      • Quartermaster says:

        My family spent 2 weeks in the Hospitality House at Ramstein in 1966. Kinda hard going to sleep when they’re doing engine run-ups until the wee hours of the morning.

      • BruteLarson says:

        My wife was an Air Force Brat. She lived there as well. She said the sound was like a lullaby to her. She does have Roswell, NM as the place of her birth on the certificate. Maybe that has something to do with it. I’d be in your situation.

        I worry more about an exchange today than I did in the 60’s and 70’s. The Chicoms could lose twice the amount of people alive in this country and still be overpopulated by most metrics.

        I am so glad they were allowed to skulk around Los Alamos, and every physics department of every university in this country. Thanks both Georges, Bill, and Barry. Assholes.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Nope. If it’s 43% of OUR stuff for USA, then it’s 55% of THEIR stuff for Russia.

    That’s it, and it’s not negotiable.

  3. ChipNASA says:

    “From the Washington Post…”
    and you should have stopped reading right there…
    (no offence to Mason)
    Yeah, I always go with this…and I’m not in the mood to negotiate with *anyfuckingbody*

    Happy Monday,
    Teh Skipster..

  4. butch says:

    Worst. Putin.Puppet. Evar.

  5. 5JC says:

    With amazing and historic foreign policy wins in the Middle East not sure why he would need more.