Gee, Why Is Russia So Paranoid?

There is much talk these days that Russia is just being paranoid….that NATO and the USA does not have any intentions of starting a new Cold War….

I had try to explain a little history of Russia to help my readers try to grasp their thinking….

Source: “A Paranoid Russia” – In Saner Thought

Then the most recent build up in Eastern Europe of US armor……

Source: The Return of “Heavy Metal” | Ace News Room

Then more recent news of US troops moved to the Russia border in Norway…..

Tensions are already on the rise between the US and Russia over massive US deployments in Germany for a training exercise marching east toward Russia. A force of US Marines are now heading to Trondheim, Norway for another deployment along the Russian border.

Russia is none too happy, again, both annoyed at the US for deployment yet more troops along their border, and at Norway, who promised not to host any foreign troops on the Russian border when they became part of NATO. Norway insists this is just a temporary deployment and doesn’t count.

If the roles were reversed what would the US be saying and/or feeling about all the build-up?

10 thoughts on “Gee, Why Is Russia So Paranoid?

  1. Russian aggression is at an all time high under the leadership of Dictator Putin and the U S military action is appropriate.

  2. These ‘escalation’ maps, and the rhetoric surrounding recent ‘exercises’ and troop movements are reminiscent of the height of the Cold War, in the 1960s. Before any tubs are thumped, and chests bared, we would do well to consider how close we came to a nuclear war back then.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Not at all tit for tat. If the Russians are allowed they will continue to bully and encroach on their small neighbors as they have done in Crimea.

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