The Politics of the Absurd: From the USA? Nothing New Towards Russia

The Politics of the Absurd: From the USA? Nothing New Towards Russia
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7 December 2021
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Actually, the somewhat decent media, those that sometimes insist on knowing the truth, wonder if it’s logical for the Pentagon to demand from Russia why it concentrates so many troops in… Russian territory.

Behind it there’s a show, a dangerous show, in which it’s alleged that it’s not necessary for Russian soldiers to be on the border with Ukraine, because this could be considered an imminent invasion, and they avoid any action by Kiev against inhabited border territories by Russian-speaking people, constantly besieged.

All this war scene mounted against Moscow, where the U.S. allies act docilely, has to do with the American policy of increasing its war budget more and more, eliminating obstacles to it and coordinating the warmongering action that it also has mounted against China, with the increase of bases in Australia and Guam.

Meanwhile, you can see the hypocrisy as U.S. and NATO forces escalate their offensive presence on Russia's borders, especially in the Black Sea region.

The Associated Press echoes the unwise statement of U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, this Wednesday, December 1st, in which he expresses his "doubts": We will continue to ask Russia to act responsibly and be more transparent about accumulation of troops near the border with Ukraine… We are not exactly sure what Mr. Putin is doing. "

Already last week, Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken had declared that Russia was about to invade Ukraine, but, at the same time, the U.S. Secretary of State demonstrated a similar ignorance about "what Mr. Putin was doing."

Repeatedly Russia has dismissed all accusations that it threatens to invade Ukraine or any other country. Moscow also rejects the "unreliable" information agitated by the Biden government and the European press about the accumulation of troops near the western border flank of Ukraine.

PROFESSIONAL IMPAIRMENT

Western press reports have relied on dubious information provided by evasive commercial satellites that pretend to show Russian military maneuvers, sources that reveal the deterioration of Washington's diplomatic professionalism and political intelligence.

On the other hand, the fact that is being ignored in the scandal is the following, and it’s worth repeating:

Russian troops and their equipment are located on Russian territory, so Russia cannot be required to "explain" and also to be "more transparent" about its own national defenses.

In this context, TASS news agency points out that the current situation has an analogy with a claim this week by Biden’s government in the wake of the successful Russian test of a missile against an orbiting satellite since Soviet times.

Washington condemned Russia for creating "space junk" and bringing weapons to outer space, while ignoring the fact that the United States previously carried out the same type of missile attack and is trying to bring weapons to outer space since Reagan's "Star Wars" show during the 1980s.

In a speech delivered this week at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Putin once again noted that Western powers have not taken into account Moscow's concerns about their national security in the wake of the NATO forces expansion along the Russian borders.

The Kremlin has suggested that NATO's growing offensive presence near Russia's borders is not due to stupidity, but rather is aimed at provoking a conflict. Russia is busily resisting the danger of an armed confrontation, and yet the provocation continues.

Two weeks ago, William Burns, head of the CIA made a high-profile visit to Moscow during which he held talks with senior Kremlin officials including President Putin, and was unambiguously informed that the build-up of U.S. and NATO forces near Russian territory is a red line that heralds a response from Russia.

All this appears in an AP dispatch, reproduced by Microsoft News:

IMPORTANT UNDERLINED

Putin warned NATO on Tuesday not to send troops or weapons to Ukraine, something that Russia would consider a red line to which it would respond vigorously.

In response to statements by the West about alleged Russian intentions to invade Ukraine, Putin asserted that Moscow is equally concerned about NATO military maneuvers near its borders.

Speaking to participants in an online investment forum, the Russian President affirmed that NATO's expansion into it threatens Moscow's core security interests. He expressed the fear that NATO could eventually install missiles capable of reaching Russian command centers in just five minutes in Ukraine.

"The emergence of such threats represents a 'red line' for us," Putin said. "I hope that common sense and responsibility for their own countries and the global community will prevail."

He added that Moscow has been forced to respond to growing threats with the development of new hypersonic weapons.

"What should we do?" Putin said. “We must develop something similar to attack those who threaten us. And we can do it even now. "

He said a new hypersonic missile to be added to the Russian navy early next year would be able to hit its targets in comparable time.

"It would take just five minutes to reach those who give orders," Putin said.

Extremely disconcerting are also the moves by the U.S.-backed Kiev regime to escalate the conflict in Ukraine against the ethnic Russian population of the breakaway Donbas region. But this is material for another comment.

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