Putin Warns the U.S.
Leaving the INF Treaty Might Cause World War 3?
Cristal M Clark
Putin really knows how to Grinch up the holiday season, he sent a pretty clear warning to the US with regards to leaving the Nuclear Treaty.
The US and Russia have both been part of the treaty since 1987. The has managed to keep nuclear missiles out of Europe for 3 decades and required both countries to eliminate all their nuclear missiles with a rage of something like 500 to 5,500 kilometres.
The treaty was signed and sealed by former Ronald Reagan and then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
But now Trump and his administration are accusing Russia of violating the treaty by developing and deploying a brand new missile called the 9M729, which of course Russia denies and I would imagine we have very little to no actual proof of.
According to Trump:
“We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons we are not allowed to. We’re the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honored the agreement but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement. We’re going to pull out.”
Back in 2014 the US had accused Russia of breaching the treaty after developing and launching a cruise missile.
According to reports, former President Barack Obama did not want to back out of the treaty as a result of pressure from European leaders that led to ideas pulling out then could very well start an arms race.
Because of the treaty The US and the Soviet Union destroyed 2,696 short, medium and intermediate-range missiles back in 91.
Back in October US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchinson subtly warned Russia to stop the development of the new missile, which of course if true does break the INF treaty.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to Kay’s warning by stating: “It seems that people who make such statements to do not realize the level of their responsibility and the danger of aggressive rhetoric.”
NATO is in agreement with the accusations raised by the US in that Russia just might be developing new nuclear missiles.
Truthfully, Trump seems to have these breakups with foreign leaders on a pretty regular basis, which is highly unusual for any US President to be warned time and time again by world leaders to knock his shit off and play the game like an actual politician.
Something that goes against Trump’s grain. Yet in Trump’s favor, maybe it is time to stop playing things from a diplomatic standpoint, maybe it is time to call other countries out for violations of such treaties like the INF.
Well he is warning the US, pull out of the treaty and we may be looking at a entirely new set of issues.
I suppose this is what Russia gets for meddling in the elections. They thought they were the puppet master and could control Trump and his administration and now it would seem that is simply not the case, nor was it ever going to be.
Cristal M Clark