Russia/US Summit/Meeting (depends on which version you want to believe) happening today…..
As far back as I can remember Russia has been in the cross hairs of the GOP….there was NOTHING about Russia that would be considered admirable……yes I know that most of those days were when Russia was called the USSR…a damnable communist state….and then the state collapsed and we saw a drive for democracy something they did not have under the communist leaders…..then we entered into the era of Putin and now Russia is our best friend….or so it seems if you listen to the dumbasses on the Right and even the GOP is graveling to Russia.
I remember 40 years ago I wrote something nice about Russia and I was beaten over the head by many with chants of “America…Love It Or Leave It”……my how times change……for those are the very same mental midgets that see no problem with Russia today.
I was asking this question and a friend turned me onto a leading paper in Philly that was asking the same question….
I am a member of the last generation that grew up thinking the Soviet Union was a godless, murderous regime that cast its enslaved inhabitants into perpetual darkness. I remember sitting at my desk at St. Mary’s Academy in 1967, praying for the souls of the boys and girls, the future swimmers, gymnasts, ballerinas, pole vaulters, weightlifters and cosmonauts who would battle us for world domination. I didn’t put a lot of effort into those prayers, because even at that young age I knew that those kids hated us as much as we hated Ovaltine (if you know what it is, you understand, and if you don’t know what it is, I can’t even begin to explain).
As I grew older, I became fascinated with what I called “Russia,” because even though I knew there were a lot of countries with distinct and separate cultures that had been swallowed up by this monstrous geographical hydra, I couldn’t pronounce 99 percent of the places with names that ended in “azakstan,” “bekistan,” “ikistan” and other things that sounded like seasonal allergies.
He rid himself (Trump) of a hawk that was always pointing out the flaws in Russia and wanted the US to disengage from them…..after years of a “nation non grata” Russia has now found a “friend” in the White House. My next question is what happened to that hawk Bolton? Did he have an epiphany once he came to the White House? He is a Russia fan now that he is supping with our dear leader?
Russia and US have always been butting heads over the division of the world…..but since January of 2017 everything points to Russia as an ally in some way…..Trump has even decided to rid himself of Russian hawks within his administration……
Shortly before Donald Trump detonated a NATO summit, shanked the beleaguered British prime minister and prepped for a face-to-face love session with Vladimir Putin, his White House quietly divested itself of a senior official hawkish on Russia and bullish on the transatlantic military alliance.
The circumstances of retired Army Colonel Richard Hooker’s departure from the National Security Council on June 29 are in dispute. It’s not clear whether Hooker was forced out or if his detail on the NSC came to its natural end. But what’s not in doubt is that for the past 15 months, Hooker was senior director for Russia, Europe and NATO.
Let me ask…..Our dear leader said in an interview with some tool named Morgan when asked about Russia said…..” Putin was “probably” ruthless, “but I could name others also.” What does that have to do with the question….he tries to deflect all questions about Putin…leads me to think that something nefarious may be going on….think about it….if your wife was this evasion what would you think?
I guess these days it is whose line you want to believe….but regardless….Russia interfered in some way with the last election…they may or may not have had any influence….but the fact that they tried should be condemning….but for the GOP it is not.