Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This is the country, not some Plutocratic play toy!

February 14, 2017
By Sean Sullivan, Karoun Demirjan and Paul Kane

Top Republican senators (click here) said Tuesday that they expect Congress to investigate the circumstances leading up to the resignation of Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy relationship between Trump and congressional Republicans.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters it is “highly likely” the Senate Intelligence Committee will want to examine the matter as part of a broader probe into Russian meddling in the United States political system — a sensitive topic that has lingered over Republicans since Trump’s election victory....

There better be a thorough investigation! I don't think this is funny. Putin is threatening the USA over Flynn!

McCain, this country better be protected. Trump hasn't got a clue.

February 14, 2017

A Russian spy ship (click here) is reportedly patrolling off the coast of Delaware, according to Fox News

The SSV-175 Viktor Leonov ship was 70 miles off the coast of Delaware – in international waters – heading north, officials told Fox News.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin says the ship made a port call in Cuba and has been working its way up the east coast.

It is expected to continue north until it gets to the sub base at New London, Conn., then turn around and head south toward Cuba....

The SSV-175 Viktor Leonov has visited Cuba before, but, this close to the USA is unusual. Putin if feeling rather emboldened. Where are our subs? Anywhere, but, home? Well, I don't feel like having Russia park it's missile subs offshore while they hold the country hostage. And don't tell me it isn't on the way. Putin has plans and it not only includes Ukraine, it includes this country.

Right now, NATO should be letting Russia know there is plenty to worry about.


That Putin is not in control. Vladimir should be rather worried at his confidence in outcomes.

Putin is stepping up the conflict to war. There is no peace intended by Russia. Putin is counting on the USA hiding behind treaties for political purposes. It is way beyond that and Trump is a Putin puppet. Putin reference to Trump winning avoids nuclear war is because Putin plans on invading the USA while it waves a white flag; Clinton would confront Putin head on. Putin means it. He is planning on a nuclear strike.

If Russia, China, Pakistan and North Korea all fire their missiles as a first strike it would be to attempt to overwhelm the USA with damage. NATO and the USA needs to be upping it's game as much as we hate it. I doubt if China would ever want war, but, would be dragged into it.

The Non-Proliferation Treaty is being taken seriously or not. It is time the United Nations bring it to the forefront.

February 14, 2017
by Michael Gordon

Washington — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile (click here) that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.

The new Russian missile deployment also comes as the Trump administration is struggling to fill key policy positions at the State Department and the Pentagon — and to settle on a permanent replacement for Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser who resigned late Monday. Mr. Flynn stepped down after it was revealed that he had misled the vice president and other officials over conversations with Moscow’s ambassador to Washington.

The ground-launched cruise missile at the center of American concerns is one that the Obama administration said in 2014 had been tested in violation of a 1987 treaty that bans American and Russian intermediate-range missiles based on land.

The Obama administration had sought to persuade the Russians to correct the violation while the missile was still in the test phase. Instead, the Russians have moved ahead with the system, deploying a fully operational unit....