25 December 2021 — The Saker
Military superpower Russia, having had enough of U.S./NATO bullying, is now dictating the terms of a new arrangement.
By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and widely cross-posted
Coming straight from President Putin, it did sound like a bolt from the sky:
“We need long-term legally binding guarantees even if we know they cannot be trusted, as the U.S. frequently withdraws from treaties that become uninteresting to them. But it’s something, not just verbal assurances.”
And that’s how Russia-U.S. relations come to the definitive crunch – after an interminable series of polite red alerts coming from Moscow.