IS NATO BEING TAKEN IN BY WESTERN LEADERS?
IS A NEW COLD WAR HERE ?
Publish Date: 6 August 2016
The WALL STREET JOURNAL put it succinctly recently when it asked some critically important questions about US / EU / Russian relations today. Simply put the theme of those questions is generally this:
The lack of debate is surprising given the poor state of US / Russian relations to say nothing of the potential cost in lives and materials. Here are some points and questions that our readers should ask themselves:
One of the current Democratic campaign strategies has been to claim Donald Trump is somehow an agent of President Putin. Spies and agents of foreign nations are traitors. The Democrats stop short of calling Trump a traitor, but when one completes the logical argument, this is what they are implying. The Democrats are also implying that Donald Trump is unstable , narcissistic, etc. Yet it is Hillary Clinton who has:
We would consider the question of who is more patriotic based on the following two points:
Our earlier article reported on the the relative strength of NATO versus the Russian FederationUSA / EU / RUSSIA FOLLY. The Russians know that they are at a significant long-term disadvantage if faced with a conventional conflict with NATO. So we ask, why would Russia contemplate a high-risk invasion of eastern European states?
We think Trump's statement that Putin is a better politician than President Obama has considerable merit. Is it not more desirable to elect a President who prefers to try dialogue first than to elect one who would start a New Cold War out of hand?
A Political Partnership is needed to combat the global terror threat.
THE NATIONAL INTEREST: When it comes to Moscow's military might, these are the real threats the West should be concerned about. Russia has no choice.