Friday, November 9, 2018
Normally I greatly fear and hesitate to rant. But here goes.
"rant - - verb 1. speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way. synonyms: fulminate, go on, hold forth, vociferate, sound off, spout, pontificate, bluster, declaim"
Within context to the previous blog entries here and here.
As proclaimed by the Russian media outlets [controlled?] with alarmist headlines to a degree even displaying a hysteria!
1. "US Exit From INF Treaty Threatens to Trigger Arms Race - ScholarsCC0 / Pixabay"
"MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US proposed withdrawal from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, signed in 1987 with the Soviet Union, threatens to unleash a new arms race globally and take the world away from disarmament goals by weakening other arms control regimes, experts told Sputnik."
2. "US sticking to INF Treaty withdrawal, to be filed in due course – Bolton after Moscow visit"
"Washington is determined to withdraw from the INF arms control treaty no matter what, but has not done so yet, US national security adviser John Bolton said after meetings with the Russian leadership in Moscow."
3. "Without the INF Treaty the World Is a Far More Dangerous Place, Here Is Why"
"To understand why dumping the INF Treaty is so dangerous, it’s important to understand why the treaty was signed in the first place"
THE INF TREATY AND AMERICAN WITHDRAWAL
Intermediate-range nuclear forces. Missiles not having a range of more than three-thousand miles [five-thousand kilometers]. Forbidden under the treaty between the USA to test or deploy ground-based weapons of this variety.
American withdrawal from the INF Treaty understand full well a response to secret Russian testing and now deployment of a cruise missile with intermediate-range. SECRET!
DO NOT BLAME THE AMERICAN SIDE FROM ABANDONING THE TREATY. BLAME THE RUSSIAN FOR VIOLATING THE TREATY! YET THE RUSSIANS ARE AFRAID?
Perhaps cooler heads with prevail. I hope so.