Saturday, January 21, 2017

NATO, RUSSIA and Trump.

NATO, RUSSIA and  Trump.




Why our nation is at odds with Russia again ...
and the possible reasons 
behind Russian "influence"
in our election system .

"From Russia with Love"
a stunning journalist  in Russia  holds
a triad of icons during
a press conference in December .
There is lots to talk about . Three subjects , namely NATO , RUSSIA and Trump . It seems that this subject is going full swing in the next few months , Washington D.C. . It all began in 2009 when Mr.Obama’s strange approach to Putin, since then relations with Russia have taken a serious dive , not since the cold war era . The Obama administration pounded Putin over (1)>>Ukrainian and Crimean issues  . If anyone remembers Secretary of State John Kerry's remark to Russia " You lose" in 2014 right in the city of Kiev after the pro Russian Ukrainian government was overthrown by American backed dollars . The whole mess was centered on Ukraine joining NATO . It's hard for anyone reading this , but the Obama administration plaid the game of regime change right on the boarder of Russia . It was such a dangerous move that it virtually destroyed all the work that Reagan - Gorbachev ever accomplished .       Mr. Obama did not understand Russian nationalism . History lesson here ,Russia had once lost a million civilians at the siege of Leningrad when Hitler’s Army Group North raced through the Baltic States (picking up volunteers as it went) and met up with the Finns. At Sevastopol, General Erich von Manstein’s Eleventh Army may well have inflicted 100,000 Russian Crimean casualties in a successful but nihilistic effort to take and nearly destroy the fortress. The Kiev Pocket and destruction of the Southwestern Front of the Red Army in the Ukraine in September 1941 (700,000 Russians killed, captured, or missing) may have been the largest encirclement and mass destruction of an army in military history.For Putin, these are not ancient events but rather proof of why former Soviet bloodlands were as much Russian as Puerto Rico was considered American. We find such reasoning tortured, given Ukrainian and Crimean peoples  desired to be Russian . (1.2)>>That simple lack of understanding has led to tensions . I personally think that our own governments unreasonable meddling in Russian affairs over Ukraine may have pushed Putin to the level to retaliate . 
Trump - Putin "connection".
Now here is a GREAT MYSTERY how much if there is a Trump -Putin connection? Here is my theory of sorts . Trump is a business man , a billionaire who has multiple international connections we all know that . (2)>>Let's assume as well that he has had business dealings  with the Russian government over the years . Yes he made visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Along those lines ,  MSNBC's Thomas Roberts interviewed Trump about his relationship with Putin back in 2013 in Moscow, when Roberts served as the co-host for a show that was a joint production of NBC Entertainment and the Trump Organization. "Do you have a relationship with Vladimir Putin? A conversational relationship or anything that you feel you have sway or influence over his government?" Roberts asked. The real estate mogul responded in the affirmative. "I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he's very interested in what we're doing here today," Trump said at the time. "He's probably very interested in what ... I am saying today, and I'm sure he's going to be seeing it in some form."But the real truth is that, as major banks in America stopped lending him money following his many bankruptcies, the Trump organization was forced to seek financing from non-traditional institutions. Several had direct ties to Russian financial interests in ways that have raised eyebrows. What’s more, several of Trump’s senior advisors have business ties to Russia or its satellite politicians. Trump over the course of his campaign  and interviews on television expressed the zeal for pro -Russian - Putin statements , and a renewal of relations . It is obvious in strict defiance of the Obama administrations sanctions . Donald Trump’s recent statements regarding his respect for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his policies regarding, among other places, Ukraine, are evidence that the United States is becoming pro-Russian, regardless of the Obama stance .Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev suggested “Trump has repeatedly proven that he, like no one else, understands the public’s demand for a change in course, and the attitudes of a large part of voters who have grown tired of the Clintons and the Bushes,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page. The fact that a presidential candidate is speaking out in favor of improving relations with Russia means that “similar sentiment is becoming more and more popular in the US, and it can unify political points,” Kosachev added. “Only time will tell whether Trump is ready or—no less important—capable of implementing this. It is definitely too early to celebrate,” the lawmaker concluded. This sent in motion the Russian government to support Donald J Trump as President of the United States . It has to do with the political situation . Ending a new "cold war" , renewing relations that were obviously marred by President Obama's failed foreign policy. The Russians sized the moment as claimed by (2.1)>>House Democrats that Russia some how "influenced" our election results for a Trump win . Putin drummed up his support for Trump , Putin said last week’s leak of the 35-page report -- written by a private investigator as a series of memos and eventually passed on to the intelligence community -- was a last-ditch attempt on the part of President Obama’s outgoing administration to “undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect.”“Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago, was not a politician,” Putin said. “We did not even know about his political ambitions,” Putin said. “He was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is someone really thinking that our intelligence agencies are chasing every American billionaire, or what? Of course not. It’s just a complete nonsense.” Putin added: "I find it hard to believe  (3)>>that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world.”


ADDITIONAL : 
NATO . 
The idea of Russia becoming a NATO member has at different times been  floated by both Western and Russian leaders, as well as some experts.  The first formal contacts and cooperation between Russia and NATO started in 1991, and were further deepened as Russia joined the Partnership for Peace pro gramme.The last time someone mentioned the possibility of russia joining the NATO was in 2009, when the Polish Foreign Minister suggested to discuss if including Russia in NATO will be a possible scenario.   Russia made it clear they did not plan to join  the alliance, preferring to keep cooperation on a lower level. In 2010 German defence experts and the former defence minister wrote in an open letter that Russia should join the NATO to counterbalance emerging Asian powers.  But on 1 April 2014, NATO unilaterally decided to suspend practical co-operation with the Russian Federation, in response to the Ukraine crisis. Russia is instead active in another alliance, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Russia actually tends to view the Eastern expansion of NATO as a threat to their country, and they were very upset when Bush and others talked about Ukraine and Georgia joining NATO.What about Germany as a counterweight to the U.S?  Germany, however, is not really a sovereign nation; it is occupied by tens of thousands of U.S. troops, and the German NATO forces are under U.S. command.  Whereas the NATO Secretary General can be a citizen of any NATO country, the Supreme Commander, that is the number onemilitary commander, has always been an American.  So the German NATO forces answer to an American commander.  And the U.S. keeps a watchful eye on Germany in other ways, as the latest scandal of NSA’s spying on Germans in general and Angela Merkel in particular. NATO’s goal remains what it was from the beginning, a mechanism to “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down,” as the first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated in 1949.  The idea that the U.S. keeps troops in Germany, and in Japan for that matter, out of excessive generosity to help in their “defense” is only for us rubes.  It is time to dissolve NATO and let Russia and the rest of the European nations devise their own mechanisms for preserving peace on the Continent in a nuclear age.




NOTES AND COMMENTS:

(1)>>Ukrainian   and Crimean issues. Since the crisis in Ukraine escalated to a point where the lives of the Russian speaking population of Ukraine has become threatened, Secretary  Kerry’s reaction comes, some believe, as the most ridiculous thus far, taking into account US own history of military actions all over the globe.  he condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “act of aggression” for his choice to invade Ukraine and warned of “very serious repercussions,” including trade sanctions. “It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century,” Kerry said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. He suggested Putin is “possibly trying to annex Crimeam,” saying, “You just don’t invade another country on phony pretexts in order to assert your interests.”Kerry declared Putin will come out of this ordeal the loser. “He’s going to lose on the international stage, Russia is going to lose, the Russian people are going to lose, and he’s going to lose all of the glow that came out of the Olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza.” Kerry has also threatened to isolate Russia economically and politically and warned of potential asset freezes and visa bans, adding to media and political hype that followed Russia authorization of sending a stabilization force in Crimea on official request from the authorities. The funny thing is that Russia did not lose , it just got smarter . (1.2)>>That simple lack of understanding has led to tensions . We need Russia as a friend, not an enemy! War with Russia is unthinkable today! Yes, I wish Putin were much more liberal, but Russia is better now than it was! We have more in common than most people realize! Haven’t heard one democrat advocating for a peace deal with Russia! No Democrat has said anything about peace with Russia . Yet our America media was bombarded by negative images and "news" reports about the "evil " Russia . The misinformation appears that no American swallowed it , with particular news from Syria crisis which the Obama administration tried to blame Russia with no evidence .   (2.1)>>House Democrats that Russia some how "influenced". Mr Putin dismissed accusations of hacking in the Democratic National Convention during the election, but praised those who leaked documents from the computers there, for revealing "the truth" about Hillary Clinton's collusion to keep Bernie Sanders from the nomination. He said the US election showed many Americans shared Russia's view of the world and position on traditional values and praised Mr Trump for "uniting society" where the Obama administration "divided it". But he also played down the prospect of a rapid improvement of relations under Donald Trump, saying only that "things cannot get worse" in the relationship. (2)>>Let's assume as well that he has had business dealings . Besides the Mafia otherwise Trump had business dealing in Russia . Its extensively documented here .  ( see URL : https://ig.ft.com/sites/trumps-russian-connections/ ) there too large for me to write about . The Washington Post has a great article here : https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-trumps-financial-ties-to-russia-and-his-unusual-flattery-of-vladimir-putin/2016/06/17/dbdcaac8-31a6-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html?utm_term=.ce55149856a4   .  (3)>>that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. For a good laugh , Putin claims Russian prostitutes are the "best in the world" as he slammed the Watersportsgate dossier against Donald TrumpThe Russian leader denied his country has any compromising information about the President-elect - and claimed those who compiled it were "worse than prostitutes". The shocking 37-page document, dumped online last week, claims Trump booked the Presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton in Moscow and hired sex workers to urinate on the bed, where the Obamas had stayed previously. Trump refuted the claims, branding them "fake news". Putin suggested the 37-page collection of salacious claims about Trump's business dealings and behaviour in Russia were an attempt to "delegitimise" his election victory. Trump was elected President in November, despite losing the popular vote by 2.8 million votes - more than any other winning candidate in US history.Putin told Russian state-controlled propaganda outlet Sputnik: “These claims are an obvious fake. Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago was not a politician. “We did not even know about his political ambitions, he was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is someone really thinking that our intelligence agencies are chasing every American billionaire, or what? Of course not! It's just a complete nonsense.” The U.S. tycoon-turned-politician was last in Moscow in 2013 for the staging of the Miss Universe contest that he owned. He hoped unsuccessfully to meet Putin, tweeting in June that year about the possibility the Russian leader would attend the beauty pageant.








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