The United States has long been identified as the last remaining hope for mankind in the fight against tyrannical governments including Russia and China, who are making moves to expand their reach and global influence.
The tension between modern-day Russia and the United States has carried over from The Cold War. It was a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, the Western Bloc and the Eastern Bloc, which began following World War II, 1947 ending on December 3, 1989.
During those decades American children were taught in public schools that Russia, The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was the United States’ main adversary in the world.
In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), nicknamed the “Star Wars program”, was considered an imminent threat by the Kremlin forcing them to spend their nation into bankruptcy attempting to build up their military and nuclear armament to combat the threat imposed by the U.S.
Fast forward to 2021, Russian leader Vladimir Putin continues his efforts to restore Russia back to its former superpower status.
As American corporate media has been reporting on Russia’s troop build up on the Ukrainian border, Russian President Putin has spent much of January calling the leaders of allied communist nations in Latin America to discuss “boosting strategic cooperation in all fields,” giving Moscow enhanced leverage in the Western Hemisphere as tensions with Washington mount.
President Joe Biden told reporters last week that he believed Putin would formally invade Ukraine – the Russian government colonized part of Ukraine in 2014 and is a looming presence in the ongoing Donbas war in the nation’s east.
Biden suggested that America would not intervene in the event of a “minor incursion,” triggering a panic that Biden’s remarks would embolden Putin to colonize the entire country.
Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have denied having any evidence of an imminent further Russian invasion, but their statements have largely evaded coverage in the United States.
Biden himself has not commented in-depth on tensions with Russia since his disastrous press conference last week.
On Tuesday, during a stop for ice cream, Biden compared the situation in Ukraine to World War II and claimed that predicting if Russia would invade Ukraine was “a little bit like reading tea leaves.”
If it’s above freezing, then it’s ice cream weather. pic.twitter.com/o8TOL05h3X
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 25, 2022
Russia’s Tass news agency reported that Putin appeared more focused on working with America’s neighbors this week, making time for phone calls with the dictators of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
Putin in his recent phone calls with the leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela – Miguel Diaz-Canel, Daniel Ortega, and Nicolas Maduro – saw eye to eye with them on boosting strategic cooperation in all fields,” according to Tass, which cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Lavrov briefed Russian lawmakers on the calls on Wednesday.
“In recent telephone conversations, President Putin and his counterparts from the three friendly countries agreed to consider ways to further deepen our strategic partnership in each and every field,” Lavrov reportedly said.
Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, confirmed the conversation between Putin and Castro regime puppet Miguel Díaz-Canel, celebrating the two countries’ “excellent state of relations.”
“The two also exchanged [statements] on international and regional topics,” Granma reported cryptically.
Díaz-Canel published a photo on Monday of his latest meeting with Putin thanking him for the conversation.
Sostuve cordial y fructífera conversación telefónica con el Presidente Putin. Intercambiamos sobre excelente estado relaciones y desarrollo futuro vínculos en las diferentes esferas. También sobre actual situación internacional. pic.twitter.com/Rbr1WFQ4BE
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) January 24, 2022
Russia has invested heavily in the continued existence of the half-century-old communist regime in Cuba.
Venezuelan state media reported on a conversation between dictator Maduro and the Russian strongman last week. “We exchanged on issues related to existing cooperation in various strategic areas at the highest level, a relationship that is strengthened by the unbreakable union of our peoples,” Maduro himself said in a written statement on his Twitter account.
Russia signed a military cooperation agreement with Venezuelan in 2001 that has resulted in a near-permanent Russian presence in the Caribbean country. Russian news agencies reported that Putin had greenlit plans in 2018 to establish a permanent military base on the island of La Orchila, belonging to the country.
“Currently, a commission of [Russian] specialists is present on the territory of Venezuela and, no doubt, it may be expanded,” then-Venezuelan Foreign Ministry Jorge Arreaza admitted in Moscow a year later.
In life, those who are aware of the world’s interworking understand that if you are not moving forward in relationships and business you are actually moving backward, losing ground to others who are moving ahead.
Russia and China are moving forward as the U.S.A is losing ground because of weak leadership coming out of the Biden White House.
It’s not too late for our nation, but things have to change soon.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.
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