Tomorrow (1/17/22), it will be one week since the talks on Russia’s concern over Ukraine’s joining NATO and other European security issues were discussed. They didn’t go all that well! I suppose that Russia’s Putin is more concerned with its western border than the USA’s Biden is about its southern border. Strange that Biden seems to want a USSA (United Socialists States of America) while Putin seems to want to make Russia great again or reunite the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Didn’t the U.S. Constitution guarantee “We the People” a Republic form of government! Looks like the old “Cold War” is about to go hot! The dates for the Cold War are 1945 to 1991. Wonder how Trump would handle this situation? Well, we’ll have to wait and see what happens with our current CIC for another three years. OUCH!
Received following article on e-mail from The Daily Horn 1/15/2022 7:27 PM:
Despite Negotiations, Putin Runs Power Play Against Biden
(TheDailyHorn.com) – In December, Russia positioned 100,000 troops along the Russia and Ukrainian border over concerns that NATO could bring Ukraine into its fold and intrude too close to the Russian border. The US says it will not accept Russia’s position to walk away from former Soviet bloc countries. In turn, the Russians stoked international tensions and threatened war and invasion of its former communist state. On Monday, January 10, the US, Europe, and Russia engaged in talks. On Tuesday, Russia said there was not a reason to be optimistic.
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it saw no reason to be optimistic after Monday’s talks on Ukraine and wider European security with the United States in Geneva.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 11, 2022
On Wednesday, Russian officials said they had no motivation to continue talking about diffusing the situation. The hardline stance came after days of diplomacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the US and NATO stop all advancements eastward. As the US and NATO officials rejected Putin’s demands, Russia is amping up tensions in a potential military showdown with the West.
Putin regularly accuses NATO of aggression. The Russian leader said Moscow would pursue a military solution if NATO didn’t back down. Russian officials say they would consider sending military support to Cuba or Venezuela if Washington doesn’t de-escalate the crisis on its western border as a form of retaliation. In addition, Russia says if the US Senate sanctions their country and Putin, it’s akin to breaking off negotiations, and military action could be on the table.
The Berlin Wall Falls and USSR Dissolves
Initially, Department of State officials and Bush’s foreign policy team were reluctant to speak publicly about German “reunification” due to fear that hard-liners in both the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the Soviet Union would stymie reform. Although changes in the GDR leadership and encouraging speeches by Gorbachev about nonintervention in Eastern Europe boded well for reunification, the world was taken by surprise when, during the night of November 9, 1989, crowds of Germans began dismantling the Berlin Wall—a barrier that for almost 30 years had symbolized the Cold War division of Europe. By October 1990, Germany was reunified, triggering the swift collapse of the other East European regimes.
Thirteen months later, on December 25, 1991, Gorbachev resigned and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved. President Bush and his chief foreign policy advisers were more pro-active toward Russia and the former Soviet republics after the collapse of the Communist monolith than while it was teetering. In a series of summits during the next year with the new Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Bush pledged $4.5-billion to support economic reform in Russia, as well as additional credit guarantees and technical assistance.
The two former Cold War adversaries lifted restrictions on the numbers and movement of diplomatic, consular, and official personnel. They also agreed to continue the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty negotiations (START), begun before the collapse of the Soviet Union, which set a goal of reducing their strategic nuclear arsenals from approximately 12,000 warheads to 3,000-3,500 warheads by 2003. In January 1993, three weeks before leaving office, Bush traveled to Moscow to sign the START II Treaty that codified those nuclear reductions.
Joebing Biden was ??elected?? in 2020 and took office in 2021. [2021 – 1991 = 30] Thirty is a Biblical number for betrayal! (Matt. 26:15, 23:3,9) The only wall he tears down is the border wall that protects the country from illegal immigration while the Wall of Berlin was to divide Germany after World War II. Remember, the Soviet Union was allied with the US and UK. (The enemy of my enemy is my friend?) But JB sure is doing a damn good job at dividing this nation.
Meanwhile on the western front, China’s tough talk about Taiwan has cooled a little lately. Didn’t the US save them from Japan in WW II? I guess the red dragon of China is waiting to see how Joebing handles the great bear of Russia. Does anyone see a new two-front conflict growing?
If we have another election in 2024, the new president will take office in 2025. [2025 – 1945 = 80 years or 4 JST’s. (See “Cosmic Clockworks I” in main menu.) 2025 is also the year the fourth horse will have been riding with the other three for a full year. (See “Missing Links – Appendix IV in main menu.)