Tuesday, December 6, 2022

US-Russia Communications Disintegrating

A side by side photo of President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden said he believes Putin miscalculated Russia's ability to conquer Ukraine. (Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / Sputnik / AFP))

FOX News: US-Russia communications disintegrating as nuclear weapons talk falls through  

New START is set to expire in 2026, and US officials are eager to begin negotiations for a continuation of the agreement. 

Russia rejected an opportunity to meet with U.S. officials to discuss a nuclear treaty set to expire soon, concerning some who say communications between the world superpowers are breaking down.  

The meeting, originally set to take place in the early days of December, was expected to facilitate discussions of the expiring New START Treaty. A clause of the treaty demands that the U.S. and Russia allow officials from one nation freedom to inspect the nuclear sites and arsenals of the other.  

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Update #1: How Bad Are Things Between Russia And The U.S.? They Can't Even Agree To Discuss Nuclear Weapons Inspections. (RFE)  

Update #2: Russian, US intelligence chiefs communicate in closed format — senior diplomat (TASS)  

WNU Editor: We are definitely in a new Cold War. And being one who lived through much of the first one, I can say with confidence that this one is far worse and definitely more dangerous than the first one, where even the nuclear strategic forces for one side are now being attacked. 

Update #3: Yup. We are living in a new geopolitical world .... Unipolar world order is gone; US, Russia back to Cold War — expert (TASS).


Anonymous said...

"where even the nuclear strategic forces for one side are now being attacked."

Seriously, you should get a Fans Only Account. Yu would clean up. You could cry us a river.

Am I being too harsh?

I used the Way Back Machine and traveled 5 days into the past into the ancient WNU archives.

Strategic Bombers Seen Massing At Major Russian Air Base
WNU Editor: Some commentators are saying that this gathering of bombers is not unusual.

I disagree.

You do not gather two dozen strategic bombers alongside fuel tanks, support vehicles, and crates that are likely ammunition boxes to conduct a photo-op or exercise. You gather together this type of firepower because you have plans to use it.

So the Russians are scaring the Hell out of people.

Show of force? I did not figure those Bears would nuke Ukraine. I figured they would perform operations like an Operation Arclight mission or Operation Charnwood of WW2. Either they would bomb en masse to create a wide breach in the line or bomb to prevent it from being sealed.

Stupid arm chair generaling? Maybe.

These bomber have been used to bomb Ukraine before. Maybe the Russian side thinks the Ukrainians are running short on anti-air missiles so they can afford to mass bombers.

At any rate these bombers are dual use bombers. They have been used as conventional bombers in this war. So they get hit. And now Russians cry about their nuclear triad. Frankly, I don't give a damn.

Those bombers got my attention. They got the Ukrainians attention. They got hit.

Procurement: Unique Russian Production Delays

Hitting those bombers might prevent the Russians from using them to run up to the border and using them as stand off attack platforms to hit the Ukrainian electrical grid.

So cry a river and get that Only Fans account. You would clean up.

War News Updates Editor said...

Anon 10:17
You are missing the point.
It is not a Russia - Ukraine thing.
It is a Russia - US/NATO thing right now involving Russia's nuclear strategic forces being attacked. This changes everything.

Anonymous said...

No, I am not missing the point.

Shot-Down! Russian Tu-95 Bombers Attack Ukraine; Kiev Says Its Fighter Jets Knocked Out Scores Of Russian Missiles

By Ashish Dangwal
August 4, 2022

"Ukraine claims to have shot down seven Russian missiles launched by Tu-95 strategic bombers from a location near the Caspian Sea, said Ukrainian Air Force in a Facebook post."

Russia wants its cake and wants to eat it too.

These bombers are dual use. They can be used conventionally and nuclearly. The Russian used them conventionally in this war to hammer the f___ out of Ukraine.

If I were running the Ukrainian war effort, I would wipe out any platform *ship, sub, truck, or plane) that had been used to fire one of those Kh-101 cruise missiles.

The Tu-95 is such a platform. Therefore, it is a legitimate target.

Don't think you can threaten Biden or Obama. Biden can only think 8 hours a fay with the help of pills. Obama is hiding behind the green curtain and thinks he is safe. Le General Austin is a bucket boy. Jake Sullivan and Blinken are stupid and are out back huffing flatulence (Huffing sewer gas is actually a thing). You are not going to scare these people.

Russia help prepped the ground to allow them into the White House and Russian has actual dirt on the Biden family. If you cannot threaten these obdurate people, maybe the truthy might do?

But Russia made its bed and now has to sleep in it.

Bucket boy A subservient person who carries the water for his or her master.


Me. On my bucket list was a train travel from London to Beijing and visit family at both ends. It has not been on the list for several years now.

Anonymous said...

The anti-=war Republicans are not going to help the Russians either.

"As soon as Mitch McConnell had secured another stint as Senate Minority Leader, he went into surrender mode, indicating that he was willing to cave to the Dems on some hot-button issues. Whatever conservative inclinations or fortitude McConnell picked up during the Trump years is long gone and he’s back to being Mitch the Useless Squish."

Most of them lie to their constituents every election year. Sure they moan the cost of Ukrainian aid, but in the final analysis they will do nothing. sure Rand Paul means what he says, but he does not the Senate make.

McCarthy is not as loathsome as McConnell, but he will do jack about budget or costs.

However high the Russian will raise the stakes, DC will match them, Guaranteed. They might rue the day, but they will match them for whatever reason.

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Anonymous said...

Biden's communication "skills" have been disintegrating for years. Assuming he had any to begin with.

Roger29palms said...

Actions have consequences. Putin made a large error starting this war years ago. Take away his nukes and the vaunted "bear" is shown to be a minor league ball club.

Afghanistan newsreels, anyone ?

Anonymous said...

He had them, in a psychotic kind of way.

Anonymous said...

"Like casting Pearls before swine."

Anonymous said...

Time for bed

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