Putin gives NATO a strong warning

Putin Warns Against Ongoing NATO Warship Build-Up In Black Sea Ahead Of Biden Meeting

In comments that got past editors in the Western news media, President Vladimir Putin in a recent Russian television interview accused the West of abusing what were good relations at the time (1999-2004) to expand NATO up to Russia’s borders. And in doing so, he specified, violated verbal pledges made by American officials to then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, adding that the latter is alive and in good health and can confirm what he was told. In a candid assessment of the matter, Putin added, "I do not want to use harsh words, but they simply spat upon our interests and that’s that."

Lengthy excerpts of his comments were published on the English-language site of the government news agency TASS on June 9. The most significant, and most alarming, aspect of the interview is the Russian president’s warning of Ukraine joining NATO, which contrary to what he acknowledged is a dismissal of that prospect by many experts in Russia and in the West he takes seriously, especially in regard to its membership providing the U.S. and NATO with new missile sites.

Without naming them he mentioned that Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) missile defense (so-called) interceptors in Romania and Poland could strike Moscow in 15 minutes if a warhead was added to them; which, although the West denies its intent to do so, could be easily done. Russia has not been invited to inspect the missiles, for example. Paraphrasing the head of state, the TASS report disclosed the above threat is eminently practicable "because the missile defense launch systems stationed there can be used to carry out strikes as well."

Installing SM-3s in Ukraine, Putin warned, would reduce the time needed to strike Moscow to 7-10 minutes. "Is it a red line for us or not?" he asked.

He also drew the inevitable comparison with the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, when he estimated Soviet missiles on that island nation could have hit Washington in 15 minutes, adding another parallel:

"To lower this flight time to 7-10 minutes, we should station our missiles on Canada’s southern border or Mexico’s northern border. Is it a red line for the US or not?"

Though perfectly transparent and accurate in all regards, his comments have been ignored and, if brought to people’s attention, would be dismissed. That’s how wars and that’s how a nuclear catastrophe beyond a healthy mind’s powers of comprehension can occur. Sleepwalking into Armageddon.
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President Putin is fully justified in sounding the alarm over NATO’s encroachment on and the U.S.-NATO missile threat against his nation. The pertinent question is why it’s taken him twenty years to do so.

If you haven’t heard yet Biden froze today during a news conference when he was asked again about Putin being a killer. Yesterday he kept mixing up Syria with Libya 3 times and said that we are working with Russia in Libya. It’s Syria actually. After that we were told that Biden won’t have a dual conference with Putin because…wait for it…he doesn’t want to give Putin a platform. Right out of the old playbook. Trump and Kim. Obama and Putin. But it’s okay that Pelosi met with Assad and most of congress meets with Bibi who we know is a killer. I’m not seeing Russia destroying country after country. Aaron's tale of what he saw in Syria is heartbreaking.

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The Liberal Moonbat's picture

...it's getting harder not to like him...

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...or at least be relieved he's there, warts, polonium, and all.

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is now considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

@The Liberal Moonbat Let's laugh until that first nuke fires, because we may as well! We can be sure the US went a few seconds ahead, so there!

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...there has been a frenzied proliferation of privately-owned and Pentagon-operated bioweapons laboratories located outside the US in sensitive regions throughout the world. Dozens and dozens of high-risk BSL4 bioweapons laboratories are operating without enforced regulations and without government oversight. There are now far more than those shown on the map below. Many are clustered strategically along the borders of both China and Russia. They are a threat and a provocation of war. The Wuhan Laboratory was operating as one of these US-proxy labs. It was funded by the Pentagon.

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REFERENCES: The first article is an Investigative article. The second is an academic research paper.

• 2018, The Pentagon Bio-weapons

• 2018, The global proliferation of high-containment biological laboratories: understanding the phenomenon and its implications:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexandra-Peters-3/publication/331496732_The_global_proliferation_of_high-containment_biological_laboratories_understanding_the_phenomenon_and_its_implications/links/5cff5f3e92851c874c5da131/The-global-proliferation-of-high-containment-biological-laboratories-understanding-the-phenomenon-and-its-implications.pdf

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From the history of the Apocalypse of the American Psychopaths.

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as Joe Biden toys with Armageddon:

How Severe Is the Western Drought? See For Yourself.

Hey wasn't this problem solved by Biden's attendance at a G7 conference? Well, maybe not. I remember the last episode of bad drought in 2015. I was hiking on the Mt. Wilson Trail, a path with beautiful vistas and fond memories of happiness, but very close to the enormous metropolis of El-Ay. Toward the Second Water I stumbled upon a bear, pawing through the autumn leaf-piles to find the Second Water and hopefully a drink. I had hoped to go further. Oh well.

As for climate-change-induced fire in America's wealthiest state, here's the Google search. This year will probably be less kind, while the mainstream media are already reporting California's situation as the "new normal." Only that's not true either; it's actually the new going-to-get-worse.

But here I must interrupt this taste of reality for an obligatory performance of America's national anthem.

Yeah, I know, wrong recording. But it's not as the Francis Scott Key song had a different meaning. There is, of course, a global anthem, at 4:26 of this video:

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Thanks for posting.

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