You put it very well.US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since Cold War
The US withdraws from yet another treaty on flimsy grounds, I wonder how the MSM will spin it so that Putin is the one acting in bad faith and that Trump is still somehow his creature????
Not just the Germans.The end of the INF treaty will scare the crap out of the Germans.
Guess he took his lessons from Nato.Boo Hoo!
Essentially, the same presentation of Russia as eternally pure, or as a raped virgin. Always the victim.
Putin chose to violate an international treaty about European borders, as well as tearing up agreements with Ukraine. He did to build up a distraction from his failing economic policies.
You have zero clue.You put it very well.
As Russia is in violation of the Treaty (any argument?), again, the accepted way forward would be for the US and its allies to impose even more restrictive sanctions on Russia, and force it into compliance.
As Russia's economy is in bad shape, giving it an excuse to withdraw from the Treaty is actually the softer option. But it is also in keeping with neo-conservative John Bolton's (Trump's NS adviser) belief that the USA should not be bound by Treaties, and should be allowed kick countries around as it sees fit.
So this fits nicely into the world view of both Trump and his henchman.
Seriously?The Duma has just voted in favour of a law that will cut the Russian internet off from the international internet. Officially the intention is to "test defences". But a more likely motive is to test if Russia can wall off Russian internet China-style. A Cyber Iron Curtain as it were. Euronews just reported on this.
Russia Continues Fall in Internet Freedom Ranking â Freedom HouseThe annual survey ranks 65 countries on a 100-point scale — with higher scores corresponding to a greater degree of internet censorship. Countries are classified as “free,” “not free” or “partially free” based on criteria such as rights violations and countrywide internet access.
Russia now ranks 53rd in the report with 65 points, behind Thailand and Gambia, and is classified as “not free.”
And those people teach Russia about freedom of speech
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Watch what you post...todays Russian papers discuss the controversial draft law that would impose big fines, even jail time, for information posted online that is obviously disrespectful to society and the state. #ReadingRussia
The Crime of the Century Nemtsov began producing meticulously documented reports on Kremlin corruption and traveled to Washington to urge the US Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, which sanctioned Russian officials responsible for the 2009 prison death of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Later, after the 2014 Russian invasion of Crimea, Nemtsov lobbied hard to convince Western governments to impose sanctions on members of the Russian government. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov was about to publish a scathing indictment of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, “Putin and the War,” and was organizing an antiwar protest, scheduled for March 1, 2015.
Out by a few years. Let's rephrase..."Crimea's 2014 reunification with Russia wasn't 100% kosher in every respect; but it was no less so than Germany's 1038 Anschluss with Austria"Crimea's 2014 reunification with Russia wasn't 100% kosher in every respect; but it was no less so than Germany's 1990 reunification IMHO.
In my experience nobody that uses the term "carpet bombing" has the slightest bit of knowledge as to it's meaning.