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?