Thursday, February 16, 2017

The US Russia Honeymoon Over ? Andre Vltchek*

Are the illusions over ?

Russia’s defense minister has strongly criticized his US counterpart for urging negotiations with Moscow from a position of strength.

Sergei Shoigu says Russia is ready for cooperation with the Pentagon but any attempts for building dialogue from such a position would be futile.

Shoigu has sought clarification about James Mattis’s recent comment.

Speaking at a NATO ministerial meeting in Belgium, the US defense chief warned that the military alliance will respond if Russia acts contrary to international law.

Mattis, however, said the US is willing to restore cooperation with Russia and deescalate tensions.

* André Vltchek is a Czech-born American political analyst, journalist, and a filmmaker he was born in St. Petersburg but later became a naturalized U.S. citizen. He has lived in the US, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, Samoa and Indonesia

Democracy and Class Struggle says we always preferred the military men to the diplomats and analysts as they were closer to reality and less prone to illusion.