Scared of the Russian Bear, are we? A group of US lawmakers has announced that they are more than a little concerned, after Russia unveiled her latest nuclear arsenal.
They reportedly said:
“Due to these policy rifts, not in spite of them… the United States should urgently engage with Russia to avoid miscalculation and reduce the likelihood of conflict.”
Translation from diplomat into English:
Oh Crap! We didn’t know Russia could do that…yeah, maybe we should stop provoking WW3 now. Everyone agree?
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just have dialog for the sake of dialog – you know – without the threat of nuclear annihilation and mutually assured destruction, it really dampens the mood.
“A US-Russia Strategic Dialogue is more urgent following President Putin’s public address on March 1st when he referred to several new nuclear weapons Russia is reportedly developing, including a cruise missile and a nuclear underwater drone,” a letter signed by US Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reads.
It must be stressed that Russia wants dialog as well – not because she is weak, but because she doesn’t want, and never wanted war. Is she ready to defend herself and destroy any invader at any moment – absolutely – but she would much prefer there is no need for anyone to be destroyed.
It’s just truly sad that the threat of mutually assured destruction is, and will likely remain to be in the near future, the only thing preventing humanity from tearing himself to pieces. Congratulations human race – that’s the world we live in. Maybe it’s time to make it better?
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