Is the US and its NATO "allies" planning to attack Russia and start World War III?

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The Obama Shoe-Banging Moment on the Ukrainian Front: Dutch and Australian Troops Were Planning To Start War with Russia After MH17 Was Shot Down  -  by John Helmer

https://newcoldwar.org/obama-shoe-banging-moment-ukrainian-front-dutch-a...

"President Barack Obama and his advisors spent at least a week, and as much as three weeks, planning to send up to 9,000 combat troops into eastern Ukraine on the border with Russia, following the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 two years ago..."

NDPP

Russia Censures NATO Troop Deployment Near Its Borders

http://presstv.com/Detail/2016/06/16/470795/Russia-condemnation-NATO-tro...

"NATO's decision 'directly infringes on' Russia's 'legitimate security interests' and 'won't be left unanswered."

NDPP

Foreign Engagement Versus Aggression - by Edward S Herman

http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/06/foreign-engagement-versus-aggression/

"It is not permissable in the mainstream to suggest that the Kremlin is the one engaging in defensive moves against an expanding NATO..."

iyraste1313

Russia Censures NATO Troop Deployment Near Its Borders...

so is our dear sweet natured friendly prime Minister about to join the coalition of 4000 troops to be based on the Russian borderlands, likely Poland...guaranteeing Canada in direct line of fire, when the nuclear missiles start flying......

o, but of course this could never happen right! All this posturing and manouevering troops into place, is just posturing, right!

O perhaps just a minor inconvenience that we will be forced to double our defence budget, so along with our increasing deficit spending on infrastructural projects, putting us more into the hole as our extraction industries slide into bankruptcy......

NDPP

All indications are that our Drama Teacher will suck and blow same time on this. That is, continue to follow the imperium's lead, while mouthing platitudes about 'dialogue' and allowing Dion to exploit the situation to leverage Canada 'back onto the world stage' diplomatically. Lackyism and vassalage is what we do best and there's never been and certainly isn't now any serious official opposition to this approach. Steinmeier is the same. Germany agrees to lead NATO troops on the 'eastern front' but the FM is allowed to further pretend there is official opposition to this approach, to encourage Putin's relentless conciliatory approach, even as his dangerous enemy presses ever closer. Just wait until 'Killary' takes over...

'Saber-Rattling & Warmongering': German FM Blasts NATO Military Drills in Eastern Europe

https://www.rt.com/news/347258-steinmeier-nato-drills-warmongering/

"Sharply criticizing NATO wargames in Eastern Europe, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that inflaming the standoff with Russia would endanger European security and increase risk of reviving an 'old confrontation'.

NATO 'needs a foreign enemy, otherwise what would be the reason for the existence of such an organization', said the Russian leader. The conflict in Ukraine, caused by a bloody coup supported by the US [, Canada] and its European NATO allies was forced on that country ' to substantiate the very existence of the North Atlantic alliance,' the Russian president concluded.

 

NDPP

Putin: 'We Know When US Will Get New Missile Threatening Russia's Nuclear Capability'

http://www.rt.com/news/347313-putin-us-missile-defence-nuclear/

"The US anti-missile defense systems being installed near Russia's borders can be 'inconspicuously' transformed into offensive weapons, Vladimir Putin has said, adding that he knows 'year by year' how Washington will develop its missile program.

'We know year by year what will happen, and they know that we know,' he said, adding that Washington officials 'pull the wool over [ their news outlets] eyes,' who in turn misinform their audiences.

The main problem, according to the Russian president, is that people do not understand how potentially dangerous the situation really is. 'The world is being pulled into a completely new dimension, while [Washington] pretends that nothing's happening,' Putin said, adding that he has been trying to reach out to his counterparts, but in vain..."

NDPP

US Strategy For Russia - Wage War But Not Declare It  -  by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.net/?p=15877

"For the US, no declaration; for Russia, no way back."

For the Canucklheads, obey Washington.

 

6079_Smith_W

So Helmer, the old KGB agent is voting for Trump, I guess.

NDPP

Canada Must Do More To Help NATO Combat Russian Threat, Mulroney Says

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canada-must-do-more-to-help...

"The primary challenge now is to thwart further expansion by Russia."

And buy those expensive F-35 lemons too! - says lyin Brian. Get ready to dig deep they're going to need lots more money Canada.

 

Justin Trudeau To Attend NATO Meeting in Poland, Visit Ukraine

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-nato-poland-ukraine-auschwitz-1...

"Among the issues NATO leaders are expected to address is countering Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and the surrounding region. Trudeau announced his upcoming visit to Ukraine while speaking at the Canada-Ukraine  business forum in Toronto Monday, where he also pledged Canada's support for the former Soviet state.

'Canada will continue to defend Ukraine's sovereignty in response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea as well as support to insurgents in eastern Ukraine,' he said."

 

UCC Participates in Canada's Defence Policy Review at Edmonton Roundtable

http://www.ucc.ca/2016/06/10/ucc-participates-in-canadas-defence-policy-...

NDPP

The US is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation: Dmitry Orlov (audio)

https://youtu.be/hoM0-ZJKbaI

 

iyraste1313

The US is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation: Dmitry Orlov....

as is Canada, not just its authorities, but its tech enhanced peoples dancing to the tunes of its latest musical fads...

..check out the near confrontations ongoing in Syria between US and Russian air weaonry!

NDPP

Suwalki Gap To Syrian Skies in the New Cold War - Stephen F Cohen (audio)

https://t.co/gUzMsXz6DI

Could the Suwalki Gap be a future flashpoint between Russia and NATO?

DON'T MISS THIS

quizzical

i never put too much belief in this thread topic until last night on the news where they said Russian speaking ISIS terrorists bombed the airport in Turkey.

wow. how great is it they get to tie everything they hate and label "terrorist" up into a neat package?

NDPP

Iceland Signs Deal to Allow US Troops To Base on Island

https://t.co/be8L2tYPIm

"US officials seem to be keen to link their return to Iceland with ongoing tensions with Russia, saying the deployment shows America's commitment to the defence of the remote unthreatened island..."

 

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quizzical wrote:

i never put too much belief in this thread topic until last night on the news where they said Russian speaking ISIS terrorists bombed the airport in Turkey.

wow. how great is it they get to tie everything they hate and label "terrorist" up into a neat package?

Yes, and a few details about the 'Russian terrorist' the western media may have forgotten to mention...

Wanted in Russia

https://youtu.be/QkoQQ3ap9aU

Chechen national received refugee asylum  status in Austria which helped him repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terrorism charges...

Geoff

Trudeau's knee-jerk support for increasing tensions between the West and Russia is probably his biggest blunder yet. He is demonstrating that, when it comes to foreign policy, he is no less belligerent than Stephen Harper was.

Putin is no angel, but do intelligent people really believe he's itching to invade Poland or Latvia or anywhere else in Eastern Europe? Crimea is a special case, given that in 1954 Khrushchev handed the peninsula over to Ukraine from Russia. Now, it's gone back to Russia again. It's been a political football for many years. However, it takes quite a leap in logic to say that Putin's actions in Crimea prove that he wants to conquer Europe.

The chief beneficiaries of the increasing hostility towards Russia are the arms dealers. We need a new threat to justify spending billions of tax dollars on weapons. As the song goes, "When will they ever learn?"

Mr. Magoo

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Putin is no angel, but do intelligent people really believe he's itching to invade Poland or Latvia or anywhere else in Eastern Europe?

I would agree that would be kind of silly, and pointless, and unlikely.

Now as those same people if they believe that Obama plans to take over Russia and start WWIII.

Geoff

I grew up during the madness of the Cold War, and I'll be damned if I'm going to support replaying the same storyline. The Cold War was based on nonsense and the current bout of Russo-phobia is based on the same nonsense.

It's frustrating to see people falling into the same ideologival trap. How stupid are we? (Wait, I shouldn't have asked that.)

NDPP

Europe and US Continue Anti-Russian Sanctions

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/rsan-j04.html

"The Sanctions are a continuation of the anti-Russian policies pursued by the United States, Gemany [Canada,] and other Western powers. Their aim is to destabilize the Putin government, preparing the way for regime change..."

kropotkin1951

Sanctions are an act of aggression that have never changed any foreign governments policy only hurt the economy and that means the poor and marginalized that we claim are the people we are trying to help with sanctions.

Geoff

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Sanctions are an act of aggression that have never changed any foreign governments policy only hurt the economy and that means the poor and marginalized that we claim are the people we are trying to help with sanctions.

Nelson Mandela thought the sanctions against the Apartheid regime in South Africa were effective.

Unionist

Geoff wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Sanctions are an act of aggression that have never changed any foreign governments policy only hurt the economy and that means the poor and marginalized that we claim are the people we are trying to help with sanctions.

Nelson Mandela thought the sanctions against the Apartheid regime in South Africa were effective.

And the Israeli regime is scared shitless of the possibility of sanctions spreading.

kropotkin1951

I stand corrected. Both of those examples were bottom up efforts initiated by citizens and then taken up by politicians running to get in front of a parade someone else organized. They were not initiated at NATO headquarters and that is now the norm for Canadian sanctions against evil. 

iyraste1313

Gorbachev: NATO Preparing For ‘Hot’ War Against Russia

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has accused NATO of preparing for a “hot” war against Russia and says rhetoric from alliance’s leaders is pushing the two sides toward a military confrontation.

“NATO has begun preparations for escalating from a Cold War into a hot one,” Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying on July 9.

 

mark_alfred

Mulcair wrote an op-ed about this in the Toronto Star, criticizing Trudeau's approach and stance on this.

Mulcair wrote:
No one wants to return to the existential threat of the Cold War, to the enormous waste of resources, the fear and the dangerous deadlock that lasted a generation that accompanied it. To avoid this trap, the Prime Minister has to move beyond ticking the troop contribution box at NATO. It’s time for Canada to recognize the inherent risks of a military-only approach to Russia and step up the serious diplomatic and political efforts necessary to end the crisis for good.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/07/12/military-only-resp...

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

mark_alfred wrote:

Mulcair wrote an op-ed about this in the Toronto Star, criticizing Trudeau's approach and stance on this.

"No one wants to return to the existential threat of the Cold War, to the enormous waste of resources, the fear and the dangerous deadlock that lasted a generation that accompanied it. To avoid this trap, the Prime Minister has to move beyond ticking the troop contribution box at NATO. It’s time for Canada to recognize the inherent risks of a military-only approach to Russia and step up the serious diplomatic and political efforts necessary to end the crisis for good."

That's the best paragraph in an otherwise tiresome and predictable piece. The article is more about the "flea hop" by Mulcair to distance his party from the current Liberal regime in Ottawa. There's no real creativity or courage to think "outside the box" at all.

Mulcair has all sorts of facts wrong and so makes wrong conclusions. Here's another approach: a truly INDEPENDENT Canadian Foreign Policy, instead of playing the role of US poodle, could make the diplomatic and political efforts more likely to succeed. Canada as the "bon cop" to the US "bad cop" is transparent as day. We are, in fact, geographically right in between the USA and Russia (over the pole). We share attributes with both countries. Our role in the world could match our remarkable geography. Why not?

A truly independent Canada could play the role that Mulcair argues. Not with our current US entanglements. The mentioning of OSCE, for example, is a dead giveaway. The Russians, and the ethnic Russians in Donetsk and Lugansk breakaway regions, are so sick and tired of the shitty role in the Ukrainian civil war played by the OSCE that they are very distrustful of that organization. Mulcair would do better to show some imagination, try to look at things from the other point of view, actually imagine what are legitimate Russian, Donetsk, etc., interests (and what are not, of course) and go from there. Maybe he could start by actually participating in some of the many forums that the Russians are continually hosting and actually hear things from the horse's mouth rather than through the cold war filter of Washington's instrument in NATO.

In using NATO claims Mulcair fails to rise above their entirely predictable approaches that have led to the current impasse. He is imprisoned by the very truncated cold war thinking that he claims to want to rise above.

There is no better proof of the failure of NATO to play a positive role in today's world than the recent Warsaw Summit. Russia is the enemy, literally, because NATO says so. Frankly, they don't rise higher than that. The facts are all wrong and they lead to wrong conclusions. It is literally beyond the imagination of NATO bureaucrats in think-tank-istan to visualize a world without military alliances like itself. And our fine NDP leader cannot rise beyond that thinking either. Not even in an article about imagining solutions to present day problems. blechh.

 

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

5 Questions for Peter Lavelle: Washington’s march to war on Russia

 

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Washington’s strategy is to deny Moscow any legitimate role in crises generated by the west that involve Russia’s security interests. This is a paradox of course: they poke the Russian bear, then claim the Russian bear doesn’t have any right to react. Now you can understand how Sergei Lavrov must feel when dealing with John Kerry! Members of the American “deep state” want a military conflict with Russia as a kind of showdown to knock Russia off the geopolitical chessboard. War is becoming more likely. Russia will resist, but will avoid direct military conflict as long as that possibility exists. It has become apparent to me Washington thinks the other way around.

iyraste1313

Russia will counterattack within the middle east, if the US again tries to interfere in Eastern Aleppo and or North eastern Syria...where?

Turkey? Jordan? Saudi Arabia? Israeli training projects?

 Pentagon, neocons counter attack through their mercenaries into Russian cities, as now threatened?

Despite what the gatekeepers here may be saying...the advance to direct nuclear confronation is well in the works...who will stop this?

That is what we must be talking about here!

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

I think the Russians, and the Chinese for that matter, and the Iranians and many others who dare not raise their voices while the Empire is still rampaging, understand very well that the Empire wants confrontation, wants a fight, or, at least, a large majority of the leadership of the MIC wants confrontation. Their candidate is HR Clinton, many of them are positioning themselves to be hired by the new, barbarous regime in November, looking for the big payday for themselves, damn the torpedoes (literally), and we see how the MIC perverts politics in the USA, turning that barbarous regime into an assemblyline of war, of death.

The United States of Death. Hence the zombies, hence the Walking Dead, hence the idolatry of gangsters, hence, hence, hence.

Syria is a test. The apoplectic rage which the West and its dutiful echo chamber of the MSM now demonstrate shows, I think, a number of things. One of which is ... that: due to domestic opposition to sending Americans to their deaths overseas (the Viet Nam syndrome as the right wing shit bags call it) we have the use of US-sponsored proxies (the Daesh and other terrorists) failing miserably, getting their asses kicked by the heroic and noble Syrian Arab Army and their allies, God bless them all, and so the barbaric regime in Washington cannot control events they way they would like.

Hence the threats, the sabre-rattling, the malevolent threats of attacks on Russian cities (literally by the State Department mouthpieces), etc. etc..

They're losing. And they're outraged. Expect anything from the rich who are used to always getting their way. A rich man who loses "a trinket" that he's never used, never cared for, shows a fearsome baring of his fangs that regular people, used to losing things here and there, as part of life, hardly ever show. Syria is that trinket for the US regime.

I'm actually a little optimistic. When you see the tide turning, even if, for the nonce, the water doesn't drop at all, you know that nature will take its course in due time and the USA, at last, like King Canute, will order the waves to stop and discover that it is not the ruler of the world.

Nature will have her way. And there will be little bursts of applause here and there.

6079_Smith_W

Are you trying to branch out by taking a creative writing course?

And we're back to "God bless the Syrian Arab Army" and done with praising secularism?

 

iyraste1313

trinket? Another example of a brave proud nation defying the NWO preparations, a dangerous precedent...one more example of the fading powers of the empire......

and yes. somehow we must support their efforts, somehow we must offer moral support...so I continue to applaud the US Peace Council for sending its delegation to Syria, with a report back that never made it to the MSM, (CBC) of course...nor duplicated by Canada's Peace movement?

How to regenerate the Peace movement in Canada, independent, not beholding to the wishes of the neocons?

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

lol. All the more "reason" to praise the secular Syrian Arab Republic if it "chaps the ass" of enthusiasts of the destruction of that regime.

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

iyraste1313 wrote:
How to regenerate the Peace movement in Canada, independent, not beholding to the wishes of the neocons?

That's a really big problem. To some degree, Canadians are even more brainwashed than their counterparts in the USA. Just read Yves Engler.

 

p.s. I don't mean that I think Syria is a "trinket". Just that the US really has no national interests at stake in that country and yet they still, obstinately, persist in trying to overthrow the government there.

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

Ray McGovern, US Army Veteran and expert analyst, compares the present US drive to war and a similar situation under Reagan. MH-17 versus KAL-007, etc., are covered here.

McGovern, to some degree, thinks things are worse now. One very chilling remark is that under the Reagan regime, there were a variety of perspectives advising the then President. There is a real lack of diversity of views in the Obama regime; the overwhelming majority are neo-cons who seem to be literally salivating over the prospect of direct confrontation with Russia.

The other thing that is highly disturbing is the seeming "disconnect" of the Pentagon from the control of the President. These war-mongers are publicly insubordinate to their President. It bears a remarkable resemblance to Imperial Japan .. in which attacks on China by the military there forced the hand of the Japanese government and, ultimately, turned the Emperor into a military puppet.

Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War

iyraste1313

US Suspends Diplomatic Relations With Russia On Syria...from zerohedge

...the WW#3 scenario now is in full acceleration...the USA will not tolerate a total collapse of their mercenary forces in N. Aleppo

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

Peter Lavelle of RT and his team of "bullhorns" had another show today. There's a new "Brit" who's pretty ferocious.

The show summarizes the situation we seem to find ourselves in; the insane (Babich quoted the Einstein remark about the insanity of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results) foreign policy of the US regime, bent on chaos, unwilling now it seems, even to "indulge" in the normality of diplomacy. Obey the Empire. That's it.

Bullhorns Wage Battle

The Russian Foreign Ministry calls the US approach "a deal with the Devil" (i.e., Daesh and all the varieties of terrorists). The US is literally willing to ally with the Devil incarnate - who, it should be said, has been nurtured by that same regime since it was a little hatchling in Afghanistan 35 years ago, and now, that it's a hoofed, horned beast with its HQs in Raqqa, Idlib and Libya, is prepared to lay waste to ever greater swaths of the world - to achieve their monstrous crime against peace of the overthrow of the only legitimate authority in Syria, namely, the current government of Bashar al Assad.

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For political analyst Ammar Waqqaf, the US decision to break ties with Russia is an admission of impotence, not a strategic gambit.

Faced with a total inability to influence what is happening on the ground. the only option left to Kerry and other US officials is to resign, and to shift the responsibility for the conflict to the next elected administration. There is nothing more they can do now,” Waqqaf told RT.

Well, I suppose that's better than starting WWIII immediately. I guess they'll leave that to "Galadriel" Clinton and her ring of power after November.

God help us all.

 

 

Mr. Magoo

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Well, I suppose that's better than starting WWIII immediately.

This whole "WWIII" business is starting to look like some sort of k00Ky doomsday cult thing.

"Yes, it's true that we said that Orphereon the Great would arrive for the faithful yesterday, and we acknowledge that that did not happen.

However it appears that a small miscalculation was made, and so Orphereon will be here next Tuesday..."

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Well, I suppose that's better than starting WWIII immediately.

This whole "WWIII" business is starting to look like some sort of k00Ky doomsday cult thing.

"Yes, it's true that we said that Orphereon the Great would arrive for the faithful yesterday, and we acknowledge that that did not happen.

However it appears that a small miscalculation was made, and so Orphereon will be here next Tuesday..."

Do you think that The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a cult publication? They have their Doomsday Clock at 3 minutes to midnight, but perhaps Orphereon the Great told them to do that.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

You're reading it backwards, Magoo. Higher is less likely to be destroyed, lower is more likely. Check out the little mushroom at the lower left, beside the number zero.

Mr. Magoo

That "Doomsday Clock" is as low as it's been since 1959.  Are we headed toward the same doomsday we had in 1960?

[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2d0av45.png[/IMG]

6079_Smith_W

Funny, this flurry of activity, but no mention of what really happened - that Russia has withdrawn from the 2000 plutonium disposal treaty:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/europe/russia-plutonium-nuclear-...

...or did it not really happen because it was reported in the NYT?

 

 

Mr. Magoo

I thought that was a little buttplug.  But anyway, fair enough.

I'll be in the basement assembling the water purifier and checking on the generator.

kropotkin1951

Mr. Magoo wrote:

That "Doomsday Clock" is as low as it's been since 1959.  Are we headed toward the same doomsday we had in 1960?

[IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/2d0av45.png[/IMG]

Thank you for that logical assurance. I can now rest easy in an earthquake zone knowing that if we did not have the "big one" in 1960 we will have the same outcome tomorrow.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

I'll be in the basement assembling the water purifier and checking on the generator.

And as I have done for over 60 years now, I'll be hoping that a warhead lands close enough to give me a nice, clean, quick death.

Mr. Magoo

I've always looked forward to mutating.

Diff'rent strokes, eh?

6079_Smith_W

Anything would be better than sitting through "Testament" again.

But more importantly, do I have to repeat what I just posted at 491?

Russia withdrew today from the 2000 treaty on plutonium disposal.

You'll be posting an update of that doomsday clock pretty soon, I think.

 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Anything would be better than sitting through "Testament" again.

But more importantly, do I have to repeat what I just posted at 491?

Russia withdrew today from the 2000 treaty on plutonium disposal.

You'll be posting an update of that doomsday clock pretty soon, I think.

 

Very true. Things are not going well, and there are no saviours on the horizon.

Rev Pesky

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Funny, this flurry of activity, but no mention of what really happened - that Russia has withdrawn from the 2000 plutonium disposal treaty:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/europe/russia-plutonium-nuclear-...

...or did it not really happen because it was reported in the NYT?

A couple of interesting items in that NY Times story:

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...Still, the abrogation signals that the nuclear agreements that accompanied the breakup of the Soviet Union...could be open to revision as Russia's relations with the West sour on a range of disuptes today, including Syria and Ukraine and the Kremlin's interference in the domestic politics of Western democracies.

Read through the rest of the article and that little jab about the Kremlin 'interfering' is unsupported by any evidence, and indeed is not even mentioned again.

Then there's this:

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Russia had viewed the agreement as rendering disarmament irreversible by destroying the fissile materials accumulted during the cold war. In this light, the Russians had interpreted the treaty as requiring that the plutonium be irreversibly transformed into nonexplosive materials by using it in civilian nuclear power plants as a type of fuel, called mixed oxide fuel, or MOX. Russia is pressing ahead with that.

But glitches and cost overruns in the mox plant at Savannah River, S.C., delayed the American program. This year, Mr. Obama proposed canceling the program in the 2017 budget, and instead sending the plutonium for long-term storage at a nuclear waste sight in Carlsbad, N. M.  

So the truth is more like, the USA withdrew from the treaty, but the NY Times didn't notice.

The New York Times, newspaper of Judith Miller in her heyday...

 

 

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Funny, this flurry of activity, but no mention of what really happened - that Russia has withdrawn from the 2000 plutonium disposal treaty:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/world/europe/russia-plutonium-nuclear-...

...or did it not really happen because it was reported in the NYT?

 

When you're ready to climb down from your bully pulpit, tell us all, please, where Russian FM staff openly called for/suggested the bombing of American cities, gloated over Americans going home in body bags, and predicted the destruction of US aircraft by terrorists?

Because that's what the US State Department spokesperson, Sauron-but-kisser-123-whats-his-name, did this week [wrt Russia]. Given that, putting more plutonium into the hands of such a murderous regime isn't such a good idea.

6079_Smith_W

Well he blamed it on a "radically changed environment". It's right there in the lede, so it's not like the paper is trying to cover it up. Most likely they put it there because, as you cited Rev, it is reported in the piece.

So I expect they did notice.

But as reported, Russia withdrew from the agreement. However you want to dance around it, that is what happened.

I suppose he could always give it back to Ukraine if he doesn't know what to do with it.

 

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