Russia was the big bad enemy growing up, and yes I will admit there will always be a certain affinity for mistrust when it comes down to dealings with that country and its leaders. It is at times like this when all the chips are on the table though that their operations have less cover than normal. It also paints a disturbing picture of the Presidential race and the players and powers involved in this little game of personal integrity we think we play. If a simple cook from Seattle can put this together, however wrong it might be, it makes one wonder what if, when I am done it all makes sense? Yes, a conspiracy to rule the White House from the Kremlin.
There was a reason I started this off during the Cold War. In my heart I never really thought it ended. There were too many deep cuts and festering wounds. Besides, I grew up with John Wayne and all of those types, guys like these two just don’t call it good an let it be that.
The world, and us specifically didn’t want to have to bail out this country gone backwards. Russia was well behind us and many other countries and their isolationism wasn’t helping them. When they found out about the powers and corruptions of opening their markets, we went straight to work. Corruption is universal and within years their versions of mafia’s and gangs ruled well ahead of the politicians. It was and is still a very old west mentality and there is no Cavalry unless you pay for it. Now all of this is a grossly over simplification, but it really isn’t too complicated on the face of it anyways.
The Breakup of the old USSR into smaller satellite countries was not an easy task. It would allow those smaller countries to get their regional economies together and thus create a larger pile to work from. Well greed and animosity are universal too, those locals didn’t want to create that larger economy really. They liked it on their own, when Russia balked at that, we helped out those smaller countries, not them. Now it’s pay back time and they are using statecraft, old KGB tactics and new ones to steer the karma bus right towards ourselves.
There were many intermediate paths for the Soviet superpower; the empire could have been sustained in a modified form for a number of years, if not decades.
We have been playing cat and mouse with them for years. Never allowing them to quite coalesce into a Superpower again. As we keep on doing this it erodes our ability to keep allies, even “frienemies.”
To catch up with more recent events though, our interference in Chechnya and the Ukraine didn’t sit too well at all, it was just another blow to the pride and ego of a man who is strikingly similar to Trump, Mr. Putin, the self anointed King of the Soviets. Syria allowed the Russians into the Middle East for the first time in over 40 years. So there is no debating that they will stay and do all they can to keep themselves there.
The real ramp up of the New Ice War began though about six years ago. When the simple act of a warming Earth opened Russia’s eyes to a very large and attainable vision. When the Arctic ice receded enough to make its mineral and oil wealth cost effective and Russia was seemingly the only country poised to take advantage of it.
Since then we have been getting bumped about and more noticeably Russia is spending money on military like never before.
Russia spent a higher proportion of its wealth on arms than the US last year for the first time in more than a decade, according to figures published on Monday by a leading international research body that highlights Moscow’s resurgent military ambition as it confronts the west over Ukraine.
They have been challenging our ships at sea at an alarming rate and have been buzzing our airways with bombers again like never before. These guys have been showing that they will do something if they feel the need to. We have filed a formal protest over them as well recently.
This collective thinking that we are in a safe spot, far away from trouble is absurd anymore. I am sure they will read this as easily as you can. This whole ideal that we have friends that are there for us, isn’t quite what it may seem. With our political outlook looking very different than it did even ten years ago, the Russians and Israelis have grown closer than ever before.
When the Clinton campaign mentioned the email hack of the DNC the lights went on again. The hackers were almost doing it openly, using techniques and markers that define that it is a Russian, not Ukrainian group responsible. As well as leaving identifiers that it was Russian Government actions, not idealistic hackers.
Putin will do anything to get back at us and get his beloved Mother Country back on top. He would rather do it bloodlessly, but not necessarily in a nice manner. When you do a hostile takeover of another company, it is considered a bloodless coup. That won’t happen here unless he has more help. His plan is pretty clear at this point. Getting the manufacturing base in China on board and destroying the West through economic and political means. They were going to get into the show. Seeing this Israel was going to get into the play too. Right now right here, right at our most vulnerable. We are loose as a goose and fighting each other blind to all this around us. Perfect for a taking.
Both the Sanders and Trump campaigns have people with deeper Russian Ties than you would expect. The Secret Service announced it would not like to give Manafort briefings on security matters either. The Israelis invented the word and the concept of sleeper cell.
Now all of this may sound like a bunch of coincidences and the world is such a fair, fair place. I may just be out of my mind and this is all a nightmare of some kind. The RNC changed its platform to include some very specific language in it that is most disturbing. The fact that it was changed to reflect not only missile defenses but the Israeli – Palestinian one as well is very concerning.
If I am right, we are either looking at a complete collapse of the West being formatted here and a new global economy and superpowers based solely out of the East. It all adds up that they would all want a piece of this election. Trump is blatantly calling it out with his NATO talk and his stances on everything the Kremlin would like to have done. If we don’t wake up to a simple fact that we have not overcome communism. We just gave it superpowers when we let it at our markets and our blood, sweat and tears. As much as I would love to be wrong on all of this, which I more than likely am. Just even part of it being true scares the crud out of me and I needed to say something. Indeed Russia, China and all the rest are involved in this election. So please add that to your list of “principles.” Thanks
The Cold War Never Really Ended
For the first time in a decade, Russia spent a higher portion of its GDP on defense than the U.S. in 2013.