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A Mensch v. a Menace Update

Written by Subject: WAR: About that War

A Mensch v. a Menace Update

by Stephen Lendman

Russians are blessed with a mensch in charge of running things for everyone equitably.

It's in stark contrast to the selected, unelected imposter in the White House, a detached from reality know-nothing.

On Monday, Vladimir Putin addressed Russia's Federal Assembly in Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, national and international security his main focus.

Mincing no words in his State of the Nation address, he said the following:

The empire of lies and its Western vassals "seek to inflict a strategic defeat on us and to creep onto our nuclear sites."

"In connection with this, I am forced to announce today that Russia is suspending its participation in the New START Treaty."

"I repeat — not exiting from the treaty, but suspending its participation" because hegemon USA left no other choice.

Days earlier, US-dominated NATO regimes "demand(ed) that Russia 'return to the implementation of the strategic offensive arms treaty,' including the admission of inspections to our nuclear and defense facilities."

Calling the unacceptable demand "some kind of theater of the absurd," Putin stressed the following:

"We know that the (US-dominated) West is directly involved in" using Ukrainian Nazis to wage war on Russia.

"And now they want to inspect our defense facilities."

"In the current conditions and today's confrontation, this simply sounds like some kind of nonsense."

"A week ago, I signed a decree putting new ground-based strategic weapons systems on combat duty."

"Are they going to stick their nose in there too?"

Along with hegemon USA, Britain and France are nuclear armed, dangerous, and at war on Russia.

Yet their ruling regimes claim "no connection between issues related to strategic offensive arms and, say, the conflict in Ukraine, or other hostile actions against our country."

At the same time, they seek to defeat Russia militarily.

"This is either the height of hypocrisy and cynicism, or the height of stupidity."

"You can't call them idiots." 

"They want to inflict a strategic defeat on us," what's impossible to achieve.

New START was the last major strategic arms limitation agreement between the world's leading nuclear superpowers.

The Trump regime abandoned it, along with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Earlier, the Bush/Cheney regime abandoned the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, what lessened the threat of nuclear war.

The risk of what's unthinkable is greater today than ever before because of perpetual war-making by the empire of lies on invented enemies threatening no one.

For one hour and 45 minutes, Putin discussed a range of issues, including why Russia launched its SMO in self-defense against the scourge of made-in-the-USA Nazism infesting Ukraine.

Russia prioritizes peace, equity and justice, according to the rule of law.

In stark contrast, the empire of lies is perpetually at war in pursuit of its diabolical aims.

Hegemon USA, its Western vassals and Nazi-infested Ukraine "unleashed war" on Russia in 2014 after the Obama/Biden regime's coup in Kiev.

Yet their ruling regimes know or should know that it's "impossible to defeat (militarily superior) Russia on the battlefield," Putin stressed.

And if the empire of lies and its Western vassals provide Ukrainian Nazis with longer-range weapons than already, Russia "will be forced to push the threat…farther away from our borders."

The collective West is also waging economic war on largely self-sufficient Russia.

Instead of punishing the Russian Federation, they're self-inflicting harm on themselves.

"We have everything to ensure security and create conditions for the country's steady development," Putin stressed.

The vast majority of Russians support the liberating SMO against the scourge of Nazism infesting Ukraine.

It was launched "to ensure the security of our country and to eliminate the threat coming from the neo-Nazi regime that had taken hold in Ukraine after the 2014 coup."

For years, Russia went all-out to resolve things diplomatically.

In stark contrast, the empire of lies and its Western vassals undermined Russia's good faith efforts to wage perpetual war on the nation and its people.

They did it time and again against nations free from their control, ones threatening no others.

Russia is open and ready for constructive dialogue with all other nations.

Hegemon USA and its Western vassals are perpetually at war in pursuit of their diabolical aim to control the world community of nations by brute force.

After the US 2014 coup in Kiev, the Nazi-infested regime waged US-orchestrated and directed aggression on Donbass and against Russia for the past year.

The empire of lies spent over $150 billion on aiding Ukrainian Nazis wage war on Russia and Donbass civilians.

The Russian Federation is not at war on the people of Ukraine, just the scourge of Nazism infesting the former nation-state.

The made-in-the-USA monster is being slain by Russia's overwhelming military and tactical superiority.

And there's nothing that hegemon USA and its Western vassals can do to transform defeat into triumph.