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US Faces Strategic Crisis as China and Russia Upgrade their Nuclear Deterrent Forces

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US Faces Strategic Crisis as China and Russia Upgrade their Nuclear Deterrent Forces
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Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
August 4, 2021

I am glad to hear you say, Alexander, that the USamericans brought this situation on themselves. Their language and actions towards the Russians and the Chinese have been insulting, aggressive, belligerent, threatening and arrogant for several years now. They’ve built new military bases along Russia’s western border, which they gave their word they would not do. Since when was the word of the United States worth anything? They have tried over and over again to separate China and Russia to bring first one and then the other over to their camp, but the Chinese and Russians knew it was just… Read more »

Indeed
Indeed
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 4, 2021

The word the US gives typically lasts until the next president is elected. That’s democracy American style at work.

gte
gte
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 4, 2021

Both Russia and China are well aware that any agreement with the US word is worthless. Yes, the US wants to talk about arms control because they have fallen behind badly. Putin has already said that they will not stop developing and maintaining the lead in weapons technology over the US. Why are they meeting with the US? Its all for show. The Russians and Chinese have been long stating that rule of international law is important and by doing what appears to be going along those lines they are winning over many countries. The problem with the US leadership… Read more »

Beware the Hegahuns
Beware the Hegahuns
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 6, 2021

It took the collapse of the USSR for America to show its true colors, and they ain’t pretty.

Terence Reeves-Smyth
Terence Reeves-Smyth
August 4, 2021

Recently ‘a German’ called ‘Tom’ made a remarkably interesting comment of Col. Lang’s site in which he touched on aspects of the Russian-Chinese relationship that had escaped me before and I believe are of sufficient importance to highlight here (as Col Lang’s excellent site has quite limited viewership). This ‘German’ argued, correctly I think, that the pivotal point in the crisis between the US and Russia was the Ukraine which provoked Russia into incorporating Crimea, but also drove Russia into the arms of the Chinese for which the Russians have had to pay a heavy price to the Chinese which… Read more »

My 2 Cents
My 2 Cents
Reply to  Terence Reeves-Smyth
August 4, 2021

First, this German has no idea what China pays Russia for its gas and oil, so any discount is pure speculation. He’s probably hoping that Germany can pressure the same deal that he imagines China has. Secondly, the pivotal point was in 1999 and NATO’s attack on Yugoslavia, preceded by all sorts of dirty tricks initiated by Albright and company. It certainly didn’t escape the Russians’ attention. Ukraine was just an encore, using Albright’s protege, Nuland in the role, doing pretty much the same thing (with a 180 deg twist) with the same sort of actors. Crimea was just a… Read more »

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My 3 Cents
My 3 Cents
Reply to  My 2 Cents
August 4, 2021

‘The fool me once but not twice’ paradigm kicked in with Georgia in 2008. Crimea was a ‘certainly not twice and the third time’s a charm’.

America’s aggressive foreign policy is much like the little engine that couldn’t or even better, the plot from Jon Voight’s 1985 classic ‘Runaway Train’ which BTW was directed by the Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky and screenplay by the Serbian, Djordje Milicevic et. al., based on Kurosawa, so I think there may have been some prescience in play on their part.

Great film, btw. Catch it if you can.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  Terence Reeves-Smyth
August 4, 2021

There are a whole list of grievances Russia has with the US imperium, yes, the Ukraine is one, bringing war to Russia’s doorstep, which was a clear and present threat to to their naval Base in Svestople, where the Black sea fleet is stationed, which Russia will Never give up or condone threats to it, also seeing ethnic Russians being killed by US backed Ukrainian neo nazis certainly would be Not win favour, also the backing of takfiris I.E,Isis and Al qeada militants in Iraq, Libya and Syria created a virus of religious extremism that could of spread to Muslim… Read more »

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gte
gte
Reply to  Terence Reeves-Smyth
August 4, 2021

The Russians didn’t spend billions on pipeline infrastructure only to undersell their product. Yes the Chinese negotiated a good deal, but it was a satisfactory price for all. They are not giving away their oil. In fact your German friend should know that Russia is one of the biggest exporter of oil to the US. Not the declining population bit again. That’s an old chest nut trotted out by the west. Putin and Russia’s elite was pro west at the start and even saw themselves part of the EU and would have joined in any defence pact for Europe, but… Read more »

Demographics for Fun & Profit
Demographics for Fun & Profit
Reply to  gte
August 5, 2021

Funny how they always bring up ‘declining population’ as a Russian semi-canard, yet Ukraine’s 20% drop in population means nothing to them.

gte
gte
Reply to  Demographics for Fun & Profit
August 6, 2021

Yes population is there favourite. The fact that the only way the US population grows is due to immigration, but no one points that out. Same goes for most other western countries, in particular Australia.

Beating the War Conundrums
Beating the War Conundrums
August 4, 2021

If Russia has said that it intends to maintain nuclear parity with the US while China is increasing theirs and then the US decides to increase its nuclear capability to match both Russia’s and China’s then mathematically, the US can never reach that goal, so no point in speculating on whether it has the funds or not to even try.

cont.
cont.
Reply to  Beating the War Conundrums
August 4, 2021

Then of course there’s India, which is also a nuclear nation and is smart enough to keep both Russia and the US on working terms. And Pakistan, which is everybody’s wild card. If India decides to increase its nuclear footprint in pursuit of parity with China, then Pakistan will follow suit but the US already has alienated Pakistan to a substantial degree so that adds to its headaches. So, the job of Russia, if afforded it, is to broker reconciliation with China and India over minor territorial disputes and the job of the US, whether afforded it or not, is… Read more »

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