December 22, 2016
This whole situation has reached disaster levels. It’s shocking that the US continues to play the victim. It’s almost like our government is run by Jews.
The Kremlin hopes that Donald Trump’s administration will help improve the strained Russia-U.S. ties that it describes as “frozen,” but it doesn’t expect any immediate breakthroughs, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Wednesday.
Dmitry Peskov told Mir TV that the Kremlin expects the new U.S. administration to take a “fresher and more constructive approach,” while cautioning against “excessive optimism.” He warned that Washington would be unlikely to reverse such moves as the deployment of NATO’s forces near Russian borders or quickly lift sanctions against Russia.
You might be surprised.
“We have never worn rose-colored glasses,” Peskov said. “We clearly understand that any U.S. president will first of all protect interests of his country. ”
Peskov rejected the claims by Trump’s opponents that the U.S. president-elect is too Russia-friendly, saying that was a reflection what he called “Russophobia.”
“We don’t know yet what kind of president Trump will be and what position toward Russia he will take,” Peskov said, adding that the two nations should talk about their existing problems.
He rejected President Barack Obama’s accusations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, saying that Obama has repeatedly raised the issue with Putin but the Russian leader has strongly denied the claims.
“If such accusations are made, we have the right to demand an explanation, a proof and arguments. We haven’t been offered any of it,” he said.
Peskov said the U.S. election hacking allegations further dented the two nations’ already troubled relations.
“Dialogue with the United States has been frozen on practically all levels,” he said.
Meanwhile, Putin is also claiming their military is prepared to take down any foe.
Russia’s military is now stronger that any possible foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday.
“We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!”
Tensions between Russia and the West escalated after Russia’s annexation in Crimea in 2014 and its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Last year, Russia began an air force operation in Syria to support President Bashar Assad that’s irked the U.S. in particular.
Both Russia and NATO members conducted a flurry of military drills near the Russian border this year. Russia has insisted that it’s bolstering its forces at the border to react to a growing NATO threat.
Speaking at the defense ministry’s headquarters in Moscow Putin said Russia should follow closely any military movement along its border as well as changes “in the military and political situation globally.” He said Russia should be swift in “adjusting plans to neutralize potential threats to our country.”
Putin made the comments after Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu presented his annual report, lauding Russia’s military achievements in Syria as well as successful efforts to modernize the Russian army.
It sounds a little bit nutty to say that Russia could take down NATO. But I’m not really sure it is. The West is decadent and sloppy, and they’ve ceased so much of their weapons research over the last few decades.
There is also no comparison at all between the readiness of the troops or their willingness to fight. Russia’s army, on the level of the individual soldier, is simply better.
They’re definitely a whole lot better prepared for cyberwarfare, as they haven’t digitized their entire infrastructure in the way the West has.
So it is indeed possible they could win a World War.
Hopefully, we won’t have to find out.