Saturday, February 18, 2017

Is the Possibility of War with Russia Greater Under Trump Than It Would Have Been Under Hillary?

As a follow up to my post, The Many Potential U.S. Military Escalations Under Donald Trump, Adam Dick of the Ron Paul Institute emails:
In last week’s episode of Five Minutes Five Issues, I talked about the Trump administration apparently continuing the Obama administration’s confrontation policy concerning Russia via rotating new United States troops into Estonia and Latvia. News came this week that new US troops have arrived in Bulgaria and Romania. Both countries, like Russia, border the Black Sea.

A confrontation policy is also being expressed in words. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared in a Tuesday press briefing that Trump “has been incredibly tough on Russia.” Spicer then said that Trump “continues to raise the issue of Crimea, which the previous administration had allowed to be seized by Russia.” Trump backed up Spicer’s comments the next morning, writing at Twitter:

Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?
What, I wonder, would Trump have done, had he been president, to stop Crimea from joining Russia?
May it be that the threat of war with Russia that many people feared would exist with a Hillary Clinton presidency is just as great, or even greater, with Trump as president?

 RW note-

And word comes today:
Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency.

Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances to European allies that the U.S. “strongly supports” NATO. He said the U.S. would be “unwavering” in its commitment to trans-Atlantic institutions like NATO


  1. Hoodwinking the American public has coursed through the psyche of every American despotic leader since the before the foundation of the Republic. Hooding the eyes of most American citizens to the the treachery of their leaders is almost something the publics begs for because it absolves them of their guilt for atrocities done in their name.

    Hoodwinking the public is as American as Mom, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet!

  2. I'm such a war... who would the Deep State support? Our Russian opponents or the enemy... that is Donald Trump?

  3. Today: "Donetsk and Lugansk regions of of former Ukraine."

  4. No, Hillary would have had us in war already to be the first woman president that had a war(sounds warped, but am referring to Hillary Clinton, a bit blood thirsty with her history)! It's all the same, the deep state needs their war. The only question involved in this is, can Trump dump the deep state, to redirect course, before he gets killed.