Searching for One Honest Man
- Apr 18, 2020
- Reaction score
- North East
- Political Leaning
The Trump administration formally shut the door on the Open Skies treaty, which was intended to reduce the risk of war by allowing Russia and the West to carry out unarmed reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories.
You Trump supporters are going to have to explain to me how Trump moving forward on removing the US from this treaty isn't the least patriotic act ever done by any sitting President in modern history?
How, when you add to it, that he is doubling down on it, as he walks out the door, by destroying the aircraft we use to do this monitoring of Russia's military movements so that Biden, when he assumes office, can not reinstitute the monitoring isn't give Putin precisely what he wants at the cost of US military preparedness and intelligence gathering?
Now, additionally, explain that this couple with our pulling out of the "Intermediate Ballistic Missile Treaty" ban isn't a one two punch that, as we lose our ability to do precisely the monitoring that would tell us if Russia was rolling out newly developed, upgraded, or existing intermediate ballistic missile systems, allows Russia to implement a whole new level of militarily based influence and control on all of Asia and Eastern Europe? How this doesn't negatively impact the entirety of Asia and Eastern Europe, and the US as well? [after all, we aren't the ones interested in intermediate ballistic missiles. We aren't planning nuking Canada or Mexico - our deterrent is in intercontinental ballistic missiles]?
Then, to this add Trumps actions that weaken NATO and answer how this isn't a TRIPLE WHAMMY that specifically benefits Russia and Vladimir Putin specifically? How it is not proof beyond reasonable doubt that Trump is solidly in Putin's hip pocket?
Do not answer by shifting to anyone or anything else. Don't tell me what "Obummer" did. Answer the direct questions stated as to Trump's actions by refuting the supposition that Trump's actions don't give Russia and Putin a leg up in Eastern Europe and Asia, why Trump would want to end a program that gives us permission to closer than satellite range in observe Russian military movements, reopen the cold war on the intermediate ballistic missile front, while weakening NATO and how that would ONLY be done by a US POTUS in Putin's employee?