America Big Lie Brain Courage Creepy Joe Biden Crimes Against Humanity Entrapment Government History Journalism Military NATO Nuclear Power And Weapons Political Propaganda Psychology Russia Scott Ritter Ukraine War

Putin: Crazy Like A Fox by Scott Ritter

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine goes on, the world wonders what the reason was behind such a precipitous act. The pro-Ukraine crowd has put forth a narrative constructed around the self-supporting themes of irrationality on the part of a Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his post-Cold War fantasies of resurrecting the former Soviet Union. Russia had been seeking to create a neutral buffer between it and NATO through agreements which would preclude NATO membership for Ukraine and distance NATO combat power from its borders by insisting the alliance’s military-technical capabilities be withdrawn behind NATO’s boundaries as they existed in 1997. The U.S. and NATO rejected the very premise of such a dialogue.
Russia has, by redeploying the 1st Guards Tank Army onto the territory of Belarus, militarized this buffer, creating the conditions for the kind of standoff that existed during the Cold War. The U.S. and NATO will have to adjust to this new reality, spending billions to resurrect a military capability that has atrophied since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Here’s the punchline — the likelihood that Europe balks at a resumption of the Cold War is high. And when it does, Russia will be able to exchange the withdrawal of its forces from Belarus and Ukraine in return for its demands regarding NATO’s return to the 1997 boundaries. Vladimir Putin may, in fact, be crazy — crazy like a fox.
by Scott Ritter
https://consortiumnews.com/2022/03/02/putin-crazy-like-a-fox

Donate And Support The Work I Do Seven Days A Week
https://EarthNewspaper.com/Donate

Subscribe To The EarthNewspaper.com Daily Newsletter
https://EarthNewspaper.com/Subscribe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.