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Russia’s Grand Strategy FUBAR


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Russia messed up.  Big time.  Perhaps they are starting to realize their mistake.

Russia did not take Candidate Trump seriously and now President Trump is shoving them back – hard. 

All Russia’s expectations of a compliant and subservient President Trump, all their fantasies and all their investments – are gone.   They’ve pissed off the beast and he has Russia square in his sights. 

Russia is foolishly responding in the only way they know how. Bluff, bravado, and buffoonery. Pushing the limits and provocations.  

I wonder how long Russia can keep up this charade before the Russian people realize the truth and get tired of him?

I also wonder why is Russia’s propaganda machine so slow to respond?  Why isn’t the whole ‘might and power’ of the Russian propaganda machine screaming about Trump?  Perhaps they’re not so mighty and powerful?

Might they be distracted with France?

Silly Russia, won’t they ever learn?

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I nearly choked on my coffee listening to Sean (Spicer) this morning “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea,” – evidently the Russians convinced themselves Amb Haley was freelancing.

The Russians foolishly spent the last 12 months treating Trump as a fool and exploiting him for propaganda purposes, rather than accepting that he was somebody who might forgive their past sins if they do the right thing and back off. Amazing unbridled unrepentant arrogance from Moscow – and unadulterated political stupidity of the royal order.

Now the Russians are trying to poke Trump in both eyes, out of spite. The more they try to damage Trump, the more he will retaliate – Trump’s favorite game, as he likes to boast, is two-tits-for-a-tat.

Russia cannot sustain a two-tits-for-a-tat game with the USA. It is strategic and economic suicide. Russia not only turned the Democrats and GOP in Congress into hostiles, they have also turned the US MSM against all things Russian, and now they have poisoned the relationship with the only person willing to forgive their misdeeds.

This will be so interesting to watch.

 



Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea’ – White House — RT America US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters.

With Michael Flynn Gone, Russia Sees a Different Trump – The New York Times Moscow seems to be cooling to the new president. Some warn darkly that he may be the next target of a Russophobic American establishment.

Kremlin, Russian lawmakers play down Flynn’s resignationThe Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the nations’ strained ties.

How the Trump administration is playing into Russia’s hands | TheHillOPINION | It’s better to get along with Russia, Trump says. But for whom?

U.S. official: Russia deployed missile in violation of treatyA Trump administration official says U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty.

Russia Has Reportedly Deployed Treaty-Breaking Cruise Missiles The SSC-8 cruise missile is prohibited under a 30-year-old arms control treaty.

Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump – NYTimes.com

U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty – The New York Times The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials.

Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump – The New York TimesMoscow is believed to have two battalions of the ground-based missile, and it has moved forward despite U.S. protests, administration officials say.

U.S. believes Russia deployed new missile in treaty violation: NYT | ReutersRussia has deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints by U.S. officials that it violates an arms control treaty banning ground-based U.S. and Russian intermediate-range missiles, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified officials.

Russia has secretly deployed a cruise missile that US says violates an arms treaty, report says American officials argue that the missile violates a key arms treaty, The New York Times reports.

Russia secretly deploys cruise missile, violating arms treaty | New York Post Russia has deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints by US officials that it violates an arms control treaty banning ground-based American and Russian intermediate-range missiles, <a href=“https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/world/europe/russia-cruise-missile-arms-control-treaty.html”>the New York Times reported</a> Tuesday. The US concluded in 2014 that Russia had violated the 1987 treaty banning ground-launched intermediate-range missiles by testing the experimental new cruise missile, Reuters reported. US officials have now concluded the SSC-8 missile is operational and has been secretly deployed, the Times reported. The deployment presents a major challenge for President Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and to pursue future arms accords. The Russian action also comes as the Trump administration is struggling to fill major policy positions at the State Department and the Pentagon — and to <a href=“http://nypost.com/2017/02/14/top-contenders-to-replace-michael-flynn-as-national-security-adviser/”>find a permanent replacement</a> for Michael Flynn, <a href=“http://nypost.com/2017/02/13/michael-flynn-resigns-as-trumps-national-security-adviser/”>the national security adviser who resignedMonday</a>. He stepped down after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials over conversations with Moscow’s ambassador to Washington.

Russia deploys missile in apparent treaty violation – CNNPolitics.com Moscow has deployed a cruise missile in an apparent treaty violation, a senior military official told CNN Tuesday.

Russia deployed missile, defied treaty: US  The Mercury A Trump administration official says US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty.

TASS: Military & Defense – Iskander system’s designer doubts Ukraine capable of making its analog The Ukrainian defense-industrial complex has problems with human resources as well

Israeli Spy Satellite Photos Confirm Russian Iskander Nuclear There is no reason for the nuclear-capable missiles to be in Syria.

Russian president reacts to US’ sacking of Flynn PRESIDENT Putin appears displeased at losing his man in the Trump administration: Russian warplanes have buzzed a US navy destroyer and a spy ship has appeared off the US coast.

Russian jets harass the destroyer Porter In three separate incidents on Feb. 10, Russian fighter jets and a maritime patrol aircraft flew close to the Porter, which the ship deemed unsafe and unprofessional, according to a Reuters report.

Russian jets buzz US destroyer in Black Sea | TheHill

Russian jets in ‘unsafe’ encounters with destroyer: U.S. official | Reuters Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered “unsafe and unprofessional,” a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of United States | Business Insider The US Navy spotted a Russian spy ship about 70…

The Kremlin is starting to worry about Donald Trump Trump’s ouster, Kremlin insiders argue, is bound to unleash a virulent and bipartisan anti-Russian campaign in Washington.

 

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4 thoughts on “Russia’s Grand Strategy FUBAR

  1. I like to believe that Trump is on the straight and narrow, but he’s apparently lying about his knowledge about Flynn’s calls with Russia. This piece reads like opinion. It reads like propaganda. It is not fact. This is plausibly all cover for Trump so he doesn’t look like a Russian agent and the Russians are in fact protecting their investment by taking it on the chin and allowing a direct confrontation where ostensibly Trump and Putin are at odds, but still have a friendly back channel.

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