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0657, 22 Oct 18

Russia Warns of New Arms Race

Let’s be clear… the only reason it isn’t a race now is because America hasn’t been racing. That hasn’t stopped Russia from running down the track. Russia is now upset because America is lacing up our cleats.

Russia says it will be forced to ‘respond in kind’ if America pulls out of a key nuclear weapons treaty and begins developing new missiles.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke out after Donald Trump threatened to quit the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty on Saturday, accusing Russia of violating it.

If the US and Russia make good on their threats, it would mark the first nuclear arms race between world superpowers since the end of the Cold War.

Peskov’s comments came as National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Russian security chiefs in Moscow on Monday, ahead of talks with Putin on Tuesday.


0657, 22 October 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Good thing we have a President willing to defend America now!

    Obama wanted to surrender.

  2. Merlin

    Nothing wrong with working out a new agreement that addresses current and near-future arms technology. Much has changed since the late 80s.  A new agreement would dovetail nicely with Trump’s insistence that NATO member nations take more ownership for the defense of Europe.

    Maybe they’ll finally get around to acknowledging those sub launched nuclear arsenals that can destroy the planet several times over. Nah, it’s much easier for the press to focus on the squabbles over decades old, unreliable, obsolete hardware that’s being retired from inventory anyway.

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    “Obama wanted to surrender”.  Your opinion, or based on fact?

    Could you supply a quote, or foreign policy statement that proves your point?  Thanks

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    And the mayor, like you,  is also entitled to his somewhat biased opinion.  Now show us all where “Obama wanted to surrender”, in his own words or foreign policy.

    In light of the recent surrender by your idol to the likes of the confederates, russians, and now the saudis, it is amusing that you would be so concerned about someone that hasn’t been in office for almost 2 years.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    I am very sympathetic to am official who lives every day with the threat of Islamic evil in his city.

    Why are you so eager to dismiss that fact of this good guy battling evil on his doorstep?

    Why do you embrace evil with your thoughts, words, and deeds?

    I don’t aleways agree with Trump in relation to Saudi’s or Russia but Trump has never surrendered or apologized for America being America to these thugs like Obama did…that was awful.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    Once again you have to invent a narrative that you wish I had said, but didn’t.  I never said any of that, but we are all used to you making stuff up to prove a point.  No surprise there.

    Again I’ll ask; when did Obama say that…….?

    And trump has capitulated the moral high ground to those folks.  You can look it up.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    When you callously dismiss the poor mayor of Jerusalem who has Obama pegged perfectly, and how Obama sold Israel out to evil…you side with evil.

    I can’t help you have horrendously poor judgement. The mayor of Jerusalem was perfect in delivering the facts.

  8. Pat

    “Trump has nevertsurrendered or apologized for America being America to these thugs”

    What about Trump’s apology blaming US for bad relations with Evil Russia prior to, and at, the Helsinki summit?

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    I never said those things.  You are making it up to meet your pathological need to be right.

    And the definition of “opinion” and “fact” are different.  You can look it up.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann


    It is funny when I state facts, you label it an opinion.

    When you state an opinion, you label it fact like it was Gospel truth.

    Funny how your arrogant bias works….

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    OK, then present factual documentation that ” Obama sold Israel out to evil”.  Not somebody’s opinion.

    I’ll give you some examples:

    “K is an intolerant of those with different beliefs”.  That is opinion.

    “The earth is > 6000 years old”.  That is fact.

    There, now you should have no problem sorting out opinion versus fact.

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