Sunday, August 28, 2016

The U.S. vs. Russia

I've never heard of The National Interest before now, but they present a pretty lucid view of U.S./Russian relations. While the title of the story emphasizes Hillary Clinton, who they point out is a bigger threat to peace with Russia, most of the article takes a common sense view of international relations and points out common interests we might have with them:

 "Moreover, U.S. and Russian interests on a variety of important issues, including counterterrorism, coincide more than they conflict—a point that Trump correctly emphasized in his most recent foreign-policy address. Consequently, maintaining cooperative relations with Moscow makes good strategic sense."

A pleasure to read when we're regularly inundated by both the Left and Right with cries for military intervention.


At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

while hitlery was werking for obamanation , they allowed russia to take over an island belonging to U.S.
it just outside alaskan island chain and clearly in U.S. territory but they let russia take control and now they house 40,000 troops and attack fighters and bombers . the same aircraft that buzz the coast off washington , oregon and eureka ca .
hitlery is more for war than trumpet , i think not cause she allowed things to happen and now we cant get our own island back without nuking russia first

At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 3:22 You got any links to said Russian take over of an American Alaskan Island?
You are full of trump. Plain, brown, stinking load of trump. The type of trump that when you step in it you immediately realize, Oh, Shit! I stepped in trump, now what do I do?
Throw your shoes away because the stench of trump will follow you everywhere. There's no way to get rid of it and it only gets worse with time.

What you are probably confusedly conflating, shoe-full-of-trump, is a dispute between Russia and Japan over the Kuril Islands to the north of Japan. This dispute has been going on since the 1950's.

You have as much credibility as trump.

To Fred. Russia is ruled by a dictator. Putin has effectively taken full control over Russia for 16 years now. Haven't we learned enough lessons about backing and supporting dictators yet?
But I understand. Putin is a strong virile, masculine image that many fan bois in this country think is what we want in a leader. Being an X-KGB guy makes him even more attractive, right?
Get a life.

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I imagine Russia is pretty upset with Hillary after the Russian Uranium company had to slow it's progress during the Malhur Refuge protest over the Hammonds dbl jeopardy case. Nothing good came out of that, & the boys are still being held political prisoners while the Hammonds rot in prison for putting out a fire. Joys of politics.

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

" Haven't we learned enough lessons about backing and supporting dictators yet?"

and haven't we learned enough about trying to depose them (Ghaddafi, Hussein and the like)yet?

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:22 has been reading too many e-mail forwards from Grandma. No such event has taken place.

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I googled 40,000 Russian troops in Alaska & found quite a few references to it. Here is just one.


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