Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Russia wanted a reset with the US? Great News! But why is it a controversy?

via Buzzfeed
 In the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, Vladimir Putin dispatched one of his diplomats to the State Department to deliver a bold proposition: the full normalization of relations between the United States and Russia across all major branches of government.

The proposal, spelled out in a detailed document obtained by BuzzFeed News, called for the wholesale restoration of diplomatic, military, and intelligence channels severed between the two countries after Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria.

The broad scope of the Kremlin’s reset plan came with an ambitious launch date: immediately.

By April, a top Russian cyber official, Andrey Krutskikh, would meet with his American counterpart for consultations on “information security,” the document proposed. By May, the two countries would hold “special consultations” on the war in Afghanistan, the Iran nuclear deal, the “situation in Ukraine,” and efforts to denuclearize the “Korean Peninsula.” And by the time Putin and Trump held their first meeting, the heads of the CIA, FBI, National Security Council, and Pentagon would meet face-to-face with their Russian counterparts to discuss areas of mutual interest. A raft of other military and diplomatic channels opened during the Obama administration’s first-term “reset” would also be restored.

“This document represents nothing less than a road map for full-scale normalization of US-Russian relations,” said Andrew Weiss, the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, after reviewing the proposal provided by BuzzFeed News.
Story here. 

Wow.  Do you realize how monumental this would be?  Do you realize how much MONEY it could save the US?  Do you understand how we could immediately shift our focus to real threats like China?  Can you imagine how much good we could do in the Middle East?  ISIS would be crushed completely in weeks.  Space travel?  Rockets to Mars could happen in 2018 if we can get our spacecraft together!  Russian rockets, US spacecraft!

But instead of seeing the possible we instead see a fake controversy.

This could stun the world, reinvigorate the European economy overnight and spark all kinds of innovation that would make DaVinci blush.

Am I suddenly a Black Russian?  Nope.

We could EASILY build in safeguards.  I'm not sold that the Russians did anything in our election that we didn't do in theirs.  I'm not at all sold that the Russians somehow "stole" the election.  Hillary was a PATHETIC candidate and she's trying to rewrite history with the help of the news media and apparently both the Russian and US intel agencies/some politicians.

But this is too good an opportunity to pass up.

What do you guys think?

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