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Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

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Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

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Armed and masked Russian soldiers capture the Crimean parliament building on 27 February 2014
 

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Simpleχity;1065825626 said:
Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

Russian-Military-Blocks-Interim-Ukrainian-Government-From-Enforcing-National-Law-in-Criminal-Crimean-Referendum.jpg

Armed and masked Russian soldiers capture the Crimean parliament building on 27 February 2014

The US has forces over 4,000 miles away from our borders conducting war games adjacent to Russia's borders and Russia is the aggressor. If you believe that, then I've got a bridge to sell you in New York City. The Media Narrative projected upon US citizens is non-stop bullcrap. Lucky for the Crimeans and East Ukrainians that Russia was able to pull them out of the morass caused by the US coup d'etat in Kiev. Now Ukraine is broke, but the Corporate privatizers from the West are drooling over the infrastructure that they will be able to swindle from the Ukrainian's patrimony. Ya' gotta believe in Fairy Tales to swallow the narrative.
 

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Simpleχity;1065825626 said:
Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

I am sorry, this is an extremely prejudicial show piece of "journalism." A "NATO Supreme commander" is always going to comment on anything deemed as anti-Russian (anti-Eastern.) What the General did not comment on (or at least was not covered by the article) is we *are* in a new round of Cold War with Russia made possible by both sides that seem determined to make it happen.

All the evidence is there some of which the article talks about.

How the "west" responded to the issues in the Ukraine, how the "west" handled Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008, the US's position on Syria (because of their alliance to Russia) in relation to our hypocritical and confusing Middle East policy, the US's position on Russia testing various NATO / EU nations with engagements, the US's position on the fiasco of Asian Island claims by various parties, etc. Very little discussion of the actual current President Obama, but tons of fear mongering in talking about mostly Trump with a passive ending comment about Hillary.

We turned our attention, and intelligence efforts, to dealing with various Muslim nations and literally forgot that Putin / Russia were still operating in a mindset of protecting their interests.

Trump does present a problem for foreign policy but odds are his rhetoric will not match what he would be like in office (assuming this nation is stupid enough to elect him.) Trump may still fire from the hip with various comments but it would be foolish for Trump to engage in a policy that places the EU or NATO interests in harm's way.

Our bigger issue is irregardless of Russia's actions across the globe there is no effective higher authority to run off and complain to about it. Don't bother mentioning the UN or International Court, those political establishments have been useless for a very long time now.

So it does come down to one of two paths. Diplomacy (which means negotiation,) or today's round of costly "Cold War" mentality aggression. Perhaps we should be re-thinking our interests at westernizing nations right next to Russia's border. More importantly than that, we should be talking about who really benefits from a new round of renewed Cold War with Russia. It sure is not the population of these nations (any of them in fact.) Seems to me we are ultimately talking about a war machine across this globe who have a manufactured vested interest in conflict, even if in passive aggressive terms. And that includes another relic of Cold War thinking... NATO.
 

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Simpleχity;1065825626 said:
Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

Russian-Military-Blocks-Interim-Ukrainian-Government-From-Enforcing-National-Law-in-Criminal-Crimean-Referendum.jpg

Armed and masked Russian soldiers capture the Crimean parliament building on 27 February 2014

Those chumps! Don't they know that the 80s called and they want their foreign policy back?
 

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Simpleχity;1065825626 said:
Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

Russian-Military-Blocks-Interim-Ukrainian-Government-From-Enforcing-National-Law-in-Criminal-Crimean-Referendum.jpg

Armed and masked Russian soldiers capture the Crimean parliament building on 27 February 2014

I am afraid that Trump does not know very much about foreign policy. I'm not even sure he knows, what it is about.
 

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Simpleχity;1065825626 said:
Generals Warn of Russian Aggression As Trump Cozies Up To Putin

Trump is already in Putin's vest pocket and has completely ignored the Kremlin's illegal actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

Russian-Military-Blocks-Interim-Ukrainian-Government-From-Enforcing-National-Law-in-Criminal-Crimean-Referendum.jpg

Armed and masked Russian soldiers capture the Crimean parliament building on 27 February 2014

As of today, he is a private businessman, so what exactly would you like to see him do about Putin????
 

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Am I the only one to notice that the Russian soldiers don't have markings on their uniforms so they can deny the are part of the Russian army? And what are they using portable crematoriums for? Hot dogs?

The buzz words, NATO, Russian satellite, are words describing where and how actual people live. Putin wants them back under his boot. Trump seems to think Putin will see economic development as a social asset in his favor. Good luck with that. Russia now is a criminal enterprise, and Putin is part of it.

I hope Trump will not be so clumsy as to offer them a tacky "reset" button from a joke shop. Not to mention it was labeled "peregruzka" (Overcharged), rather than "perezagruzka" (~ reset).

I'll take Trumps leverage over Clinton's gaffe. Either way, Putin want's his empire back, and if people are in it, too bad. (Probably to protect himself from history repeating itself - Europe falling to Islam and invading and pillaging in Russia)
 
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