Sunday, November 21, 2010
NATO-Russia Relations at 'Turning Point', excellent then ask them to join NATO as they wanted
NATO-Russia Relations at 'Turning Point' Excellent then ask them to join NATO as they wanted!
Give NATO the shot in the arm they need. Russia is already cooperating in Afghanistan, make them a full participant. Let them join NATO as they have wanted for years. This is a new world we are facing, it is high time so called authorities realize it and act accordingly. I have begun to realize that as China's star rises and the power is getting to her head Russia is more important than ever to us and not just in Afghanistan and the so called war on terror but to ally with us and keep China in check. NATO fights new threats and withering from within
Ever since Obama pressed the reset button the relationship between Russia, NATO, and the US has been improving. The Republicans are fighting it but In April it was announced that a new strategic arms control treaty reducing nuclear warheads to 1,550 and delivery vehicles to 800 on each side, would be signed on April 8 in Prague and a meeting to ratify it would take place in Washington an April 19th.
At first I did not discuss this because my thought was great we can only destroy the world a thousand times over. But this is all great news as we will depend on each other as we try to proceed into the future successfully. First I have to say thanks to Obama lightening up the mood between Russia and the US I am feeling very optimistic about working together to proceed successfully into the 21st century. Switching to the Aegis missile system which is mobile and already used and proven and scrapping Bush's war mongering worthless MDS Boondoggle was a GREAT IDEA!
First as I said already I am psyched that Russia is now cooperating on Iran and their nuclear program. We could be important allies to a prosperous future in many instances not just Iran, Afghanistan, and the so called war on terror. There is now a possibility that NATO the US and Russia will work on a joint missile defense system thanks to Obama's smart move to use the Aegis missile system and scrap Bush's worthless missile defense shield.
We keep hearing from the war mongers on the right that that when Obama went with the AEGIS and scrapped Bush's war mongering plan that we gave Russia the farm and screwed America and Europe. Quite the opposite is true and you hear it from the horses mouth! This is a win for everyone! Russia now knows they are not the target and have started being productive partners. All of Europe are winners as Russia's nukes will not be turned on them. The reset button has obviously been reset and we are seeing positive results from it every day.
Over a year ago after Obama met with Dmitri Medvedev and proposed Russia and the US press the reset button after the mess Bush made of Russian US relations. I am happy to see they have under Medvedev. We have unity with Obama and Medvedev instead of the race to war with Putin and Bush! Obama started this new detente, this new cooperation as had to be the case to send the message. Obama was criticized for it by Republicans as usual but it was the right thing to do. I am glad to see Russia under Medvedev has picked up the baton.
I like the way this new relationship is going, now one up them! Put the onus on Russia! Put them to the test and advertise it to the world. Supposedly Russia views the expansion of the alliance to include former Soviet republics as a direct threat to Russian interests but are ready again to seek together responses to modern challenges and threats to international security.
NATO is not a threat to Russia. We need Russia as an ally to fight the so called war on terror in Afghanistan and around the world and to successfully proceed through the 21st century. Remind Russia of their past desire to join NATO and offer it to them. There is only one choice! end all this! Invite Russia to join NATO. This is not a new idea. Once upon a time, it was openly entertained in diplomatic circles East and West. In late 1991, the final days of the U.S.S.R Boris Yeltsin stunned a NATO meeting by sending a letter with this unilateral declaration: "Today we are raising a question of Russia's membership in NATO.
Even Putin, in his first days in the Kremlin, seized on the issue. Instead of taking the perfect opportunity to unite the world Reagan and at least the Bush's chose to make a worse enemy of Russia and widen the gap between the west and Russia by instigating them to war.We had the perfect opportunity to unite the world in peace and our past leaders chose to divide it further by trying to rule the world.
We must put an end to this desire to rearm to fight each other, threaten each other, dominate each other. World unity is the only way for a successful future. As China's fortune rises and she is increasingly emboldened not just in Asia but with the US and around the world it is increasingly apparent we are going to need Russia and our future lies with Russia. Ask them to join NATO!