Now that Trump has pulled America out of the arms treaty Vladimir Putin is going missile shopping.

By |2019-02-02T07:55:00-08:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

Did anybody not see this coming?

Courtesy of ABC News:

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s military to begin developing new medium-range missiles in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States is leaving a key Cold War nuclear arms treaty.

Putin announced that Russia was also suspending the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, or INF treaty, a day after the U.S. said it was pulling out of the 1987 agreement over alleged Russian violations.

At a televised meeting with his foreign and defense ministers, Putin ordered his military to begin developing new ground-launched hypersonic missiles with an intermediate range, and to also begin converting previously sea-based cruise missiles for ground launch — the deployment of which was banned under the treaty.

But Putin said Russia would not deploy the missiles unless the U.S. deployed its own.

“Our response will be symmetrical,” Putin told his officials. “Our American partners have stated about suspending their participation in the Treaty, and we are suspending our’s. They have stated that they are doing research and research and development, and we will do the same.”

Coincidentally America is also working on a new missile system.

Courtesy of NPR:

Meanwhile, over 5,000 miles away in the Texas Panhandle, production has begun on a new kind of American nuclear weapon. Known as the W76-2, it is a much smaller variant of an existing nuclear weapon. The Trump administration says this new warhead will help counter Russia’s capabilities.

Lewis and other experts say these new weapons have the potential to be used in the sort of nuclear war America hasn’t prepared for in years. Rather than a global conflagration, this would be a tactical nuclear conflict, where weapons would be deployed on the battlefield.

“I think there may be a renewed enthusiasm in both the United States and Russia for new nuclear weapons in combat roles,” Lewis says.

Boy, it’s almost as if Trump and Putin coordinated this whole thing together so that they could beef up their military spending.

But that’s just crazy, right?

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Because everyone should be enthusiastic about nuclear weapons.
    EYE ROLL.

  2. Beaglemom February 3, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Does anyone else remember when Americans joined people of the world and protested for a ban on nuclear weapons? And we’re absolutely silent now? Doesn’t it matter anymore? Nuclear weaponry is, if anything, even more dangerous in the 21st century – and available to many more nations and crazed groups as well. When Don the Con pulled the US out of the INF, none of us even winked. We’ve become so inured to his doing stupid, dangerous, crazy things. He’s now signed at least two “death warrants” for the people of the earth – first when he pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accord and most recently by pulling us out of the INF. I find the nonchalance of our politicians and our media to be very frightening this Sunday morning as we, in the Great Lakes region, awaken out of our frozen stupor of the last week.

  3. Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Good job donnie, best deal maker.. did they think the russians were going to negotiate after trump pulled out of the treaty, add to the list of “worst deal maker” arms race and nuclear proliferation.

    Was this one of the topics they discussed in the meetings with no Americans present?

    Are the republicans so pro russia, they don’t even wink when traitor trump trashes a treaty signed by their Saint Ronnie?

  4. Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Not enough people care. Super Bowl!!
    We are stoopid and we are damned.

  5. Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I still maintain Trump is itchy to use a nuke, just because he can, and is just looking for a target and an excuse.

    Maybe…..Venezuela? Nah, he’s looking to annex Venezuela and steal their oil.

    • Anonymous February 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      If he uses a nuke on Venezuela they won’t be able to get the oil.

      My fear is he hits the button when they come to arrest him.

  6. anon February 3, 2019 at 8:04 am

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/new-mueller-filing-shows-how-russia-misuses-us-courts/581884/

    ” “Our courts act like, and think that, they are operating on the same type of playing field as the Russians,” Estlund said. “But they’re not. The system there is completely different from here. And when the courts are properly responding to what appears to be a legally authorized request for assistance with discovery, often what they’re doing is assisting with an extremely corrupt court proceeding.”
    “The Russians have figured out how to weaponize this,” “We have this tremendous system of justice here, which isn’t equipped to address nonjudicial questions like ‘Is this litigant seeking to abuse our entire judicial system?’ ”

  7. $hitgibbon Voyeur February 3, 2019 at 8:19 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/12/17/what-is-nuclear-triad-debate-sot.cnn

    “Asked at CNN’s Republican debate Tuesday night about the nuclear triad, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump appeared stumped.”

    “Mr Scarborough was a friend of Mr Trump’s for a decade, used to enthusiastically support the billionaire, and was once mentioned as a possible running mate.
    The two men fell out in May with Mr Scarborough saying the property mogul was “not the man I once knew”.”
    “Trump asked a foreign policy expert three times why the United States couldn’t use nuclear weapons if he becomes president”
    “If we have nuclear weapons why can’t we use them?”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/03/trump-says-he-wants-to-watch-iran-and-may-invade-venezuela.html

    “All I want to do is be able to watch.” T “was the ‘boring’ guy at one of the world’s most famous nightclubs. ‘he liked looking at beautiful women’ Trump said:
    ‘I would watch supermodels getting screwed, well-known supermodels getting screwed, on a bench in the middle of the room.
    ‘There were seven of them and each one was getting screwed by a different guy.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4678910/Trump-boring-infamously-wild-Studio-54-parties.html

  8. Rawstory February 3, 2019 at 8:46 am

    “U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that his intelligence officials are so incompetent that they might describe Iran as a “wonderful kindergarten.”

    In an interview with Face the Nation that aired on Sunday, Trump was asked why he suggested that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel were naive and needed to go back to school.

    “You have the caliphate almost knocked out,” he said. “We will be announcing in the not too distant future 100 percent of the caliphate, which is the area — the land — the area, 100. We’re at 99 percent right now, we’ll be at 100,” Trump said, disagreeing with assessments that ISIS is still a threat.

    On Iran, Trump argued that the intelligence community could be wildly wrong.

    “My intelligence people, if they said in fact that Iran is a wonderful kindergarten, I disagree with them 100 percent. It is a vicious country that kills many people,” he quipped.

    Trump also shrugged off reports that Iran is in compliance with nuclear agreements, saying that he does not “have to agree” with intelligence assessments.

    There is no evidence that the intelligence community has described Iran as a “wonderful kindergarten.”

  9. CRIMEa February 3, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    https://www.dw.com/en/ukrainian-orthodox-head-enthroned-russia-fuming/a-47341816

    “Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the Ukrainian government of flagrantly meddling in Orthodoxy in Ukraine.
    He asserted that the split was rooted in “the struggle for power” and provoked “animosity and intolerance,” warning that Russia reserved the “right to react and will do everything to protect human rights, including freedom of conscience.””

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