I tend to be pro-Russian and pro-Putin, which makes me a tiny minority of one in the US. I think Putin has done a lot for Russia, including creating a very stable country over the last 2 decades — the last thing the West should want is an unstable Russia with its large nuclear arsenal. And he has acted with a lot of restraint relative to his foreign policy. Given that the clear majority of people in Crimea are Russian (56% versus 24% Ukrainian), the annexation of that country into Russia was justified and ultimately sanctioned by popular vote.
It’s unfortunate that the US doesn’t reverse course and seek closer ties with Russia. That would produce a safer and more stable world.
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The dogmatic anti-Putin American press, spurred on by the Democratic Party for purely political reasons, is driving the Russians into the arms of the Chinese. Smart? I think not.
Because of the sham Russian-collusion charge against Trump, he is kind of hemmed in relative to initiating a more conciliatory approach to Russia, which could counter such an alliance so unfavorable to the US. But if he attempts that, that would tend to substantiate the allegation, so he won’t.
So the net result of all of this is that we face a much more formidable alliance now forming between democratic and Christian Russia (it does hold elections, and is no longer communist, by the way) and a totalitarian China — two very dissimilar countries whose only shared interest is the hostility of the US and therefore the menace of the US military.
This could have all been avoided.
Listened to an interview with Putin where he asserts that Russia is eager to negotiate with the US on arms control, regulation of the cyber space, and information sharing and other measures for combating terrorism, but the US is nowhere to be seen. Why?