Reagan’s work on the Cold War was finalized with a famous phrase from his speech on June 12, 1987, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”, thus ending the formal conflict the United States and Russia had engaged in since WWII.
It took a lot of hard work, diplomatic talks, compromises and sweat to arrive at that moment in time. Reagan was not the first President to rail against Communist Russia, but he was the last that served under the espionage, intrigue and betrayal of what was known as the Cold War.
Through presidents that followed numbered 41, 42, and 43, the truce held, albeit with a weather-eye out to new betrayal.
Facts are coming forward about #44 and his administration.
The 44th president and his State Department made some shady deals, and nod, nod, wink, winks with the US’ old nemesis, proving that General George Patton’s accusations that the Russians were not to be trusted were not far off the mark.
Patton said, “I have no particular desire to understand them except to ascertain how much lead or iron it takes to kill them…the Russians have no regard for human life and they are all out sons of bitches, barbarians and chronic drunks.” https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/234351/foresight-patton-robert-orlando
With the Uranium One deal that gives 20% of the US’ uranium to Russia, a deal that was approved by Clinton’s State Department and the Obama Administration, which resulted in massive contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a “speaking fee” in Russian to ex-president Clinton for $ 500,000.00, it looks like the Cold War has morphed into plain treachery and espionage, now with the able assistance of our own leaders.
As the Democrats continue to lead a witch hunt on Trump for “Russian Collusion”, the evidence mounts daily that the group who pointed the finger are the guilty ones, not the legitimately elected President of the US. The FBI has not escaped unscathed and the investigation into their involvement with the “Russian Collusion” is growing daily.
While the press swears and declares that Trump will never be tough on Russia and Trump is Putin’s BFF, number 45 has proven them wrong once again.
In response to the alleged poisoning of a Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom, Trump has called to expel sixty Russian diplomats, adding his name to the list of US allies who have done the same. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-says-it-will-respond-in-kind-to-wests-expulsions/ar-BBKP3Nj?li=BBnb7Kz
Putin has promised retaliation while casting aspirations on British Intelligence Service, accusing them of being responsible for the poisoning of the former spy and his daughter.
He is going to ascertain the level of hostility in the UK and the United States and then decide what actions he will take.
It is pretty obvious that business as usual is going on with Russia and the rest of the world.
The only difference is that this administration works to make the US more energy independent.
How does this have anything to do with Russia?
Today’s Russia has one cash cow and that is energy exportation of both gas and oil. This is a reason why they went into the Ukraine during the 2014 unrest there, to re-establish themselves in the area’s natural gas reserves. It is also why they are trying to get into the Syrian conflict. They want access to the oil fields and to acquire a strategic base there.
However, Russia does not have anywhere near the financial capability to rattle the saber much now in comparison to the old Soviet Russia. The more energy independent we are, the lower the price per barrel goes. The effect is that they sell less oil and gas, sinking their economy.
President Trump has taken a hard stance on the actions of Putin and his Russia. Seems Putin is offended.
It could be that art is imitating life, or vice versa.
In Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit, the Russian bad guy, Viktor Cherevin said, “You Americans like to think you are direct. Perhaps you are just rude.”
To which Jack Ryan replied, “You Russians like to think you are poets, but perhaps you are just touchy.”
Could be, but the US is not going to stand for the re-emergence of the sleeping giant that is Russia.