President Donald Trump claimed he would devastate the status quo upon entering the Oval Office, and he is doing just that. He is leaving no stone unturned and recently announced a withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty negotiated by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev as the Cold War was coming to an end.
There is no reason not to believe that the good ol’ US of A cannot cream Russia in a new arms race. Forbes explains:
“There was a superpower arms race after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957. The United States competed hard, and soon enough there was a missile gap — in Washington’s favor. Another arms race was brewing in the 1960s when Washington and Moscow had ambitious plans to build nationwide missile defenses. In the 1970s and 1980s, both superpowers began to place more than one warhead atop their longest-range missiles. It took twenty years for treaties to cap and reduce this competition…
No one should underestimate the Kremlin’s ability to overspend on missiles: it’s a familiar way Russian leaders can demonstrate that they must be reckoned with on the world stage. Nor should anyone underestimate Washington’s willingness to compete. An arms race that weakens the Russian economy suits U.S. treaty trashers just fine.
The price tag to recapitalize and sustain aging U.S. missiles, subs and bombers is already well in excess of $1 trillion over the next three decades.”
The subsequent military build-up will put thousands of Americans to work while making the nation stronger and more secure. As troops come home, the United States will be akin to a prize fighter – think of Mike Tyson in his 1980s prime – who is sitting in the corner of the ring waiting on all comers. A nation would need to have a death wish to mess with U.S. Come get some, terrorists!
Always the gracious gentleman, Trump is giving the Russians one final chance to avoid getting defeated in another arms race. Russia will have to remove a new ground-launched cruise missile created in 2013 as well as other offending missiles, launchers, and miscellaneous equipment that violate the agreement. Russia disputes that they have ever disobeyed the pact.
“We will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with Nato and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct,” Trump said.
“Countries must be held accountable when they break the rules. Russia has jeopardized the United States’ security interests, and we can no longer be restricted by the treaty while Russia shamelessly violates it,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Russia is certainly stepping out of bounds, but the special relationship between Putin and Trump should give Americans some relief. This is a essentially an arm wrestling contest on the global stage between a couple of broskis who have been throwing some Kavanaughs back. Tensions may bubble at certain points, blows may be traded, but at the end of the day, the guys are still buddies when it is all said and done after they sober up.
Both Russia and the United States will prosper and grow in strength because of this turmoil, whether the globalists like it or not!