Gonzalo Lira invited me, Ray McGovern and Ted Postol to talk about nuclear issues with particular focus on the U.S. decision under George W. Bush to withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. I think you will find it enlightening (and long).
One other point–please check out Andrei Martyanov’s piece on the visit of the Germany’s Gerhard Schröder to Moscow. It speaks to Russia no longer worrying about neogtiating with the United States. Putin realizes he must do it his way.
Herr Schroeder is in Moscow, as Spiegel reports.
- Gerhard Schröder hält sich in Moskau auf. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen soll es dabei um Gespräche zu Gaslieferungen durch die Pipeline Nord Stream 1 gehen. Er reiste via Baku nach Russland.
Translation: Gerhard Schröder is in Moscow. According to SPIEGEL information, the talks are about gas deliveries through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. He traveled to Russia via Baku.
Well, not so fast. Even considering Schroeder and Putin’s long and friendly relations, the issue is more than just the ability to sustain Germany’s economy, which, mind you, decided to kill it completely on its own. Russia didn’t elect globalist elites in Germany, Germany did, and the time of excuses is over–once you made your bed, you must sleep in it. There is, of course, a possible twist to this NS1 “issue”, which is, indeed, to a large degree technical–one must do maintenance of turbines–but there is a Nord Stream 2. Remember? The one which was shut down by cowards in Berlin under US pressure?
Not true from the white haired man, who knows so little.
Taiwan is independent, and has been since 1949.
China has no claim, and never will have.
China is a bully, and is hated by most in Taiwan.
wrong on all counts , the losing chinese western puppets fled to taiwan and then imposed a dictatorial rule over the island. They also steal chinese treasures and gold which a major crime.
taiwan and china is one for centuries , and chineze ppl in taiwan you called taiwanese have family relation all over china. millions of chinese taiwanese worked in china and only western paid agitator and traitor whose number so minuscule constantly blather about taiwan independence nonsense
US empire will die if it meddle in taiwan , and that us good for the whole world. it is the only thing that can save US from nuclear annihilation , stop being an ass empire and start living wihtin the means
The “Republic of China” pretended to represent all Chinese people for decades before the world realised that the CPC represented China since it had won the war that the “ROC” had lost. Since 1979 all countries recognise China, ie the People’s Republic and Taiwan is a part of it.The USA needs to keep to international law, not its own “Rules”.
Bill Wade says
Excellent content that was certainly worth watching. Thanks!!!
Great show. I learned a lot about the ABMS and the treaties associated with these weapons. Very enlightening information. Great info concerning Condi and McFaul as well. America is truly screwed with these sycophants and psychopaths making the decisions. Where are the adults? Where is the respect that one should have for it’s worthy adversaries and allies? I’m speechless really.
Thanks to the 3. Gonzalo made a good point, that we can hope that Russia, China and Iran will stand back and not be provoked at some irrational action of a morally bankrupt US administration. Russia is in a difficult spot because it has been forced into a “defensive” operation, requested by a population that was in danger of being slaughtered. I think there is a danger of the US committing some egregious action that will cause the trio of nations to do more than stand back. There is a limit to their patience. As Ray stated, the time between now and the election may make the administration more irrational.
Pito from Mescalito says
A species of hunter carnivore warriors with nukes. Who have been cannibals at times. Who gather in huge crowds to cheer NFL games, Hockey, MMA fighting. Great combination. Good luck.
One of my conclusion from the article, is that it is only a matter of time, before some power in the world (so not russia alone) will be capable and able to fight a real war against the U.S forces. Which this power, then, will do by the decleration of war, presumably outside ot the NATO-Realm. So we might see more wars in the future, because this threat needs to be taken seriously.
And because the russian weapon systems seem to be this affective, there will be a demand for them in the future. Countries will arm themselves an may become a potential threat, which might result in a military intervention. So it circles around and around.
In Germany we call this is a heisse Kartoffel (hot potato), which to touch hurts immediately. So no one dares to touch this subject, no media, no one.
About the part of Gerhart Schröder, a former chancellor of the German Republic. I followed his russia politics very closely and was allways proud about the diplomatic role Schröder had and still played. (Because I believe that Germany and russia must not be enemies, ever again! We do not have to be friends either, but we need to be able to live together. This means to be looking over each others shoulder all the time, off course, because thrust is earned and can be shaken and abused!) But the actual German government has not only undermined his possible influence, it has also de facto declared him an unperson. They took his official office and personell from him, which was provided by the government to all chancellors, since the beginning of the republic. He is been openly declared to be not working for the good of country, as if he were working for russia. A little bit like the things that were said about president Trump and his relationship to russia and some of its citizens. And it is a little bit like this: Schröder is a friend of Putin. Putin is evil, so Schröder would be evil too, for even speaking with Putin. But they are still friends, so logic dictates…! And too many people are believing such lines of thought. As a German Citizen I am deeply ashamed.
None the less, I want to say a thank you for the work you are doing here and giving people like me the opportunity to enlarge their status of informion and share some of the information and thoughts I and others have.
So: Thank you very much, mr. Johnson. You are among the people that are very desperately needed in times like this.
And thanks to the community, fo sharing, I also learn a lot from you and your viewpoints, especially when I do not think likewise. An a lot of viewpoints are more than worth considering.
Great round table! Great contributors. Lots of good information. Can you persuade Patrick Armstrong to come out of purdah and join you next time?