Reagan Wannabe Relaunches Reagan’s Star Wars By Moon of Alabama

19 January 2019 — Moon of Alabama

On December 12 2001 then President Bush pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. Under the 1972 ABM treaty the Soviet Union and the United States had agreed to deploy only one anti-ballistic missile system each. With that limit gone the U.S. started to build a global missile defense system in Alaska and California that was designed to defend against incoming Russian missiles. The Russian president warned about the illusion such a system would create:
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Debris Of INF Treaty Will Fall Far And Wide By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

19 January 2019 — Oriental Review

The US-Russia talks in Geneva regarding the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty have ended in failure. In a final call to salvage the treaty, Moscow offered that American experts could inspect a new suspect Russian missile, which Washington has been citing as the alibi for its decision to quite the treaty, but the US point-blank rejected the offer and instead went on to reconfirm that it intends to suspend observance of the cold-war era pact with effect from February 2.

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US Blows Up INF… Another Move Towards Downfall

18 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

It is rather astounding the American double-think. It was the US side which unilaterally abolished the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty in 2002. And it is the US side which is now unilaterally threatening to walk away from a second landmark arms control treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) accord, which was first put in place in 1987.

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The EU votes for the installation of new US missiles in Europe By Manlio Dinucci

10 January 2019 — Voltaire Network

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The member States of the European Union have unanimously aligned themselves with the military strategy of their American big brother. They have accepted that their own territory may transform itself into a nuclear battleground in the case of conflict between the United States and Russia.
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Russian Deployment To Venezuela Served The Purpose by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

18 December 2018 — Oriental Review – The Indian Punchline

The brief deployment of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ strategic bombers to Venezuela last week became a sensational event. Indeed, it is a display of the growing Russian military prowess that has been restored under President Vladimir Putin’s watch. Blackjack has appeared on the Syrian skies more than once and lately flew past Alaska. Now it crosses the Pacific.

The two nuclear-capable bombers landed in Venezuela on December 10. The Tu-160 Blackjack is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber, designed to strike strategic targets with nuclear and conventional weapons deep in continental theatres of operation. In a manner of speaking, Moscow gave Washington a “preview” of the world of tomorrow if the US proceeds to tear up arms control pacts and tries to shift the global strategic balance in its favor.

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How To Avoid A New War In Europe By Vladimir Kozin

4 December 2018 — Oriental Review

There is a rather embarrassing negative perspective for maintaining rational military strategic parity between Russia and USA and Russia and NATO as a whole in the coming decades due to future tremendous expenditures of the USA for modernizing strategic and tactical nuclear forces that will require $ U.S. 1,2-1,7 trillion during next three decades for hammering out a qualitatively new strategic nuclear triad only. Substantial amount of money will be allocated for procurement of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), space-based strike assets and conventional arms as well. No other nation in the world can afford to spend such enormous amount of money.

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The nuclear lies of Jens Stoltenberg By Manlio Dinucci

28 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

Just as NATO denounces the boarding of Ukrainian ships by Russia, without noting that they had violated its maritime space, so its Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, denounces the danger of Russian missiles. The principles of propaganda never change – avoid the context and distort the scale of the facts.

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America’s Withdrawal From The INF Treaty: Clear Reasons And Ulterior Motives By Vladimir KOZIN

14 November 2018 — Oriental Review

This year, the US has started to stress its intention of withdrawing from the 1987 INF Treaty not just because of Russia’s alleged non-compliance with it, but also because Asia has such delivery systems, particularly China. Donald Trump’s national security advisor, John Bolton, outlined Washington’s position during a recent visit to Moscow. The same message has previously been conveyed by the US president himself.

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Why Would Trump Want An Arms Race?

6 November 2018 — Oriental Review

US President Donald Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty and resume production of the very missiles that the treaty prohibited, missiles that are designed to reach Russian targets from Europe. So what does this mean? That Washington has decided to use defence spending to bring Moscow to its knees or that it is preparing for war?

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US Trashing INF – Another Reckless Blow to World Security

26 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United States this week gave notice it is scrapping the second of three major arms control treaties. President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the INF Treaty this week follows the unilateral abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002 by his predecessor GW Bush.

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Who profits from the end of the mid-range nuclear treaty? By Pepe Escobar

24 October 2018 — Asia Times

The US move to shelve the Intermediate-range Nuclear-Forces treaty could accelerate the demise of the whole post-WWII Western alliance, and herald a bad remix of the 1930s

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to only 2 minutes to midnight. It might be tempting to turn this into a mere squabble about arrows and olives if this wasn’t such a terrifying scenario.

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