Alas, but readers are right. Indeed, on September 19, the United States Senate approved amendments to the US military budget, which officially fixed the possibility of the United States withdrawing from this treaty. We are, as usual, accused of all sins. We "hid" missiles, today we are developing short-range and medium-range ground-based missiles, we are experiencing such missiles ... In short, Russia always lies! Russia is always preparing wiles to the Western world. Russia is a paranoid who sleeps and sees how to attack the peaceful States and the West.
I read these amendments carefully enough. For the United States is quite common. Washington has allocated an additional 50 million dollars to the Pentagon. But on the condition that within 15 months US intelligence will confirm the presence of banned missiles at Russia. And then, only when providing intelligence to the US president, Trump can go to Congress with this issue. Congress will decide to withdraw from the contract and automatically allocate 50 million dollars to develop systems to counter the Russian threat! ..
It is clear that such money does not roll on the street. Yes, and I can provide intelligence to the Americans today. Under a big secret. That, I think, US intelligence officers are preparing for Trump only a year later. So, the Russians have medium-range and short-range missiles! .. And brazenly do not even hide their presence. Moreover, they apply them in ... Syria. Called ... "Caliber"!
I think some readers now have a “phase shift”. I told something unknown to you? Nothing! A contract about what? A missile with a range of shooting from 500 km to 5500 kilometers. Are "Calibers" in this framework? Come in! And now for future intelligence. Do boats put on repairs? Put. Are launchers removed? Take off! So, launchers are on the coast! Here you have a breach of contract! As it is now fashionable to write, check and checkmate Russian! I will say more, Americans also repair their boats and frigates ... With Tomahawks ...
If we throw away the irony, it turns out that both Russia and the United States really have the right to blame each other for failure to fulfill the contract. And the most incomprehensible, at first glance, they had before! The treaty on land-based missiles, and everything that is “afloat”, does not fall under the scope of these agreements! .. Why didn’t there have been any talk of withdrawing from the treaty? After all, the contract is valid with 1987 year.
In my opinion, the problem has been raised so acutely today for two reasons. Recall when the first time talking about a breach of contract? Do not believe it, but in the 2013 year! Not loud, but quite distinct. Talked and calmed down. And here again ...
So, the first reason, in my opinion, is a change in the situation in this area in other countries. First of all, in China and Iran. These countries did not sign the treaty, but they create missiles of these classes successfully. At least, when testing, the indicators are quite impressive (according to objective intelligence). And this means that the contract is valid for the United States today is no longer relevant. It is necessary to leave the previous one and try to conclude a new contract. But already with the participation of a larger number of countries.
Another reason is traditional. The Americans are confident that if they use short- and medium-range missiles from their bases in Europe, Russia will respond in exactly the same way. Simply put, Russian missiles will destroy and kill in Europe. US territory will be out of reach. The main "bzik" of Americans is this. War will be everywhere, but not on American territory.
And why? Destroyed by medium-range missiles, the Russian city is not worth the American, destroyed by long-range ballistic missiles? It is clear to everyone that after the first launch, all contracts will fly to pieces. In war as in war.
Recently, I spoke with a fairly well-informed gentleman from Germany. The man is really knowledgeable and quite sane. So, in his opinion, today the task of the Americans regarding the withdrawal from this treaty is already obvious. It is necessary to make Russia the first to leave the treaty. And then it will be Russia that will be declared the aggressor. Then the European governments will have at least some explanation for their own citizens. Explaining the deployment of new American missiles ...
Moreover, we have several times talked about the famous launchers MK-41. Those that are already deployed in Romania. Let me remind you that these installations are used to launch exactly Tomahawk attack missiles. After Russia is accused of breaking the treaty, such installations will be located throughout Europe. Beautiful course of the Americans!
Today, the world media outlets are analyzing in some detail the speech of President Trump at the UN General Assembly. And most analysts agree that Trump has proclaimed a new strategy for US foreign policy. Remember how, after beautiful words about democracy and the right of peoples to independence and freedom, Trump threatened the DPRK with destruction ... How to understand this?
Yes, nothing complicated in understanding. The whole pack must be quite democratic and independently “barking” at the command of the “master”. And those who want to "bark" on their own initiative, waiting for "sleep." That’s all. America wants to intimidate the world! Maybe I am mistaken, but it was this feeling that caused the performance of the American president. He no longer speaks of cooperation, of the allies as equal partners. He speaks about his “serfs” ... Trump put the world before the fact of open threat of the use of military force!
Naturally, the question arises about our reaction. Shut up? To pretend that we do not understand where the US president is headed? And what's the point? Everyone understands that today we, Russia, although the main, but not the only opponent of the overseas "hegemon." And our demarche will be regarded no more as a sign of weakness. If you want, cowardice.
Tear the vest on the chest and start to threaten in response? And what will it give? Except, of course, additional "points" for all Baltic presidents and Polish ministers from defense ... We perfectly see what threats turn into if they remain threats. Only the weak-minded did not laugh at the Americans with menacing aircraft carriers who flew away from Ena ...
Expand own missiles in the European part of Russia? Again the meaning? We will play on the side of the Americans! I wrote above that the main task of the United States is precisely to unleash a war outside its territory. And medium-range missiles, not to mention small, will not reach the United States under the most favorable conditions ...
I think that the only move remains that will not only “save the face” of Russia, but also set aside the formidable “showman”. We simply must today clearly state to the Americans that we will regard the withdrawal from the treaty and the deployment of American missiles in Europe as a real military threat to Russia. With all the ensuing consequences, up to a preventive strike on the territory of the enemy.
Moreover, it is necessary to directly warn European governments, and maybe EU citizens, about the danger of deploying American missiles on their territory. Again, recall the opportunity to strike first ...
To be honest, I don’t really believe that the Americans will nevertheless break the INF Treaty. Too risky. But the fact that the speculation on this will be, I am sure. Therefore, I consider that it is necessary to work in the above areas already today. Or yesterday ... Somehow tired of looking at an idiot who swings the whole world with his extravagance.
By the way, only now, after the cadres of the visit to our president of military exercises "West 2017", I understood why Putin ignored the UNGA. The best answer to Trump on his "philosophical" speech has already been given. Without words, but understandable enough.