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originally posted by: Sillyolme
He needs to confront him with the evidence and demand extradition of those perpetrators. And he needs to demand they back off the elections or face further sanctions.
To actually understand what's happening in all of this, one must understand a few things. The National Security Act of 1947 and the creation of the CIA for one and how the Cold War actually came about. The short story is that the Cold War was created pretty much by the U.S. from a combination of business considerations and flaming paranoia. See: Allen Dulles, Jesus Angleton, The Widerness of Mirrors for a start.
We know (especially since the wall came down) that Russia wasn't up to all the "world domination" themes we had accused them of while busy getting in their business everywhere. Knowing that; Trying to make two leaders admit on the world stage that they are mucking around in each others business is naively counterproductive to what two nations that can wipe each other out should be discussing. And achieving.
We have a lot in common with the Russians as a people. As nations we have common interests too.
It's rare to have two respective leaders who understand this and are trying to shake their own deep state advisors/factions and come to common ground. "RUSSIA!" has ALWAYS been the cry of deep state factions who would lead us around in their dark maze.
Did you know: JFK & Krushchev established a backchannel (to get around their respective "deep states") and it was that backchannel that averted the Cuban Missile Crisis?
edit on 16-7-2018 by The GUT because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: shooterbrody
originally posted by: UnBreakable
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Sillyolme
Keep on pulling easily referenced facts from your backside...
Five EU member states, all who have declared their non-alignment with military alliances, are not NATO members: Austria, Finland, Ireland, Malta, and Sweden.
Why let facts get in the way if they don’t fit with your agenda.
How people can be upset with better relations with ANY country I will never understand.
You do not have to agree with them in order to meet with them.
Russia has no interest in being friends.
This meeting is for his own glory in Russia. A big victory in strength for him.
What do you imagine Russia could possibly offer? Arms reduction? I doubt it. They have half their national debt tied up in a decrepit military.
ISIS has threatened that Russian President Vladimir Putin will 'pay the price for killing Muslims', in the diminishing terror group's latest poster targeting the World Cup. Read more on UNIAN: www.unian.info...
When the two meet in Helsinki on Monday they are likely to touch on whether to extend that agreement to 2026 and what to do about another pact, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) to try to dampen a high-risk nuclear rivalry between the two former Cold War foes.
Russia has very low debt-to-GDP ratio, it is among the lowest ratios in the world. Most of its external debt is private. In 2016 its debt to GDP ratio was 12%
originally posted by: TheRedneck
My sincere apologies for posting something on topic, but...
Does anyone know when this meeting is supposed to be over? Or is it open-ended?