Warnings are surfacing claiming Americans must vote for Donald Trump in November’s upcoming election or face war by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an ultra-nationalist ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He alleged voting for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would set off “Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere”. –www.nydailynews.com,www.cnn.com
Moscow deployed advanced military missile systems to Northwest Syria near Turkey and set up Naval Military Operations at a permanent military base in Syria, by order and command of Russian officials. –www.cnn.com
Military analyst warn, moving the missiles, could breach International Treaties. Russian leader Vladimir Putin views the move as a ‘sign of strength’ to NATO as tensions mount between Russia and the United States regarding the Syrian Crisis and recent allegations by the Obama Administration that Russia officials conspired with Moscow to hack into US security files.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated Russia would protect its assets in Syria if the United States bombed Syrian Military Air Fields, reported Business Insider on October 9, 2016 from a report by Maria Kiselyoya, Reuters, in an report titled ‘Russian warns the US not to play ‘dangerous game’ in Syria’.
“This is a very dangerous game given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has got air defense systems there to protect its assets,” stated Lavrov according to a published interview on Foreign Ministry’s website, TV’s First Channel. –www.businessinsider.com www.reuters.com
Secretary of State John Kerry believes Russia and its regime owe the world an explanation on why they are targeting hospitals, schools, women and children in the dilapidated city of Aleppo in Syria.
“These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes,” stated Kerry.
Major General James “Spider” Marks (Ret.) reported the issues need be addressed aggressively; If not, then the relationship between Russia and The United States would rapidly accelerate nothing more than a potentially unstable and bad relationship with Russia. –www.cnn.com
“…this is a real capability with a hot war right now in Syria with multiple players and it is an acceleration of an issue and escalation of a real problem that could take place,” stated Marks. –www.cnn.com
Russian’s foreign minister responded to US aggressively challenging Russia by stating it was, ‘A very dangerous game’.
Accusations by French President Francois Hollande accusing Russia of supporting the Syrian attacks, alleging the strikes were a ‘war crime’ heightened already high tensions between Russia and the West as well as Russia and NATO.
Putin was scheduled to be in Paris on October 19, to inaugurate a Russian Orthodox Church near the Eiffel Tower but the day following Hollande’s allegations of ‘war crime’, the trip to Paris was canceled. The unprecedented decision by Putin to cancel his trip so close to the inauguration reminded Russian foreign policy analyst Fyodor Lukyanov of the Cold War. www.dailymail.co.uk
Buzhinsky reported to the BBC that Russia sees this as full-scale confrontation and if accusations against Putin or Russia is meant to instigate a confrontation, then one should be expected.
“This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites for some ‘big war’…but it won’t be a confrontation that doesn’t harm the interests of the United States. You want a confrontation, you’ll get one everywhere,” reported Buzhinskly. –Znak.com –www.dailymail.co.uk
As nuclear weapons are moved to Europe and Americans’ three weeks from electing a new president, Putin has ordered high ranking officials, politicians, lawmakers, administrative staff and employees of of public corporations to fly relatives living abroad or outside of Russia home to the ‘Motherland’, according to a report on October 12 by Fox News World taken from an article published in The Sun. They were warned if they didn’t adhere to the Russian leaders orders they would risk future job security and promotional opportunities. www.foxnews.com –www.dailymailcom
Berthania Palama confirmed the request made by Russia leader on uatoday.tv that high ranking officials and their families were requested to return to their homeland not in preparation of war but because of a public perception problem.
Many Russian elites send their children to Western schools to be educated. Consequently it’s caused a public perception problem with Russia battling the US for global power and being challenged by the West.
Whether a perception problem, a ploy to threaten the US or preparation of war, missiles have been moved to the border of Europe, allegations of war if Clinton is elected President has been made, leading one to ponder the relationship between Putin and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Russian leaders even many of the older Russian generation blame Bill Clinton for the collapse of their economy in the 1990’s, one reason the Russian leader is against Hillary Clinton retaining the presidential position.
Interactions between Hillary Clinton and Putin stem back several political years including when the Russian leader became Prime Minister in 2008. He held the position for two consecutive terms, each term lasting two years, legally maximizing, by Russian policy, his time in office. Prior to the expiration of his second term, Prime Minister Vladimir announced he would run for a third term, against the wishes or support of the people of Russia. After winning the legislative election, protestors lined the streets of Russia, voicing disapproval of the unprecedented win, calling him a thief, claiming he’d stolen the election win since Russian laws were only meant to be for two terms in political office.
Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time Putin won the Russian Legislative Election. She aligned herself on the Russian protestors stance against Putin, stating the people of Russia deserved a fair and transparent election. Outraged Putin blamed Clinton for initiating the protest amongst his people.
The escalating crisis in Syria and opposing viewpoints by Putin and Obama hasn’t bridged any personal relationship issues between Putin and Clinton. Increasing tension between the Democratic presidential hopeful, Putin, Obama Administration and The United States is accusations toward Russian officials conspiring with Moscow to hack into US Security Files prior to the Democratic National Convention. Additionally, Hillary Clinton’s top advisor reported thousand of his personal emails had been hacked. The FBI is investigating whether or not Russian officials are responsible. (www.dailymail.co.uk)
An article by staff writer Chris Mills with U.S. News and World Report, stated Putin told the Russian Conference, that convened on Wednesday, October 12, allegations made by the Obama Administration and former Secretary of Stae Hillary Clinton were, “…simply to distract the American people from the contents of what the real hackers have posted.” (www.dailymail.co.uk)
Michael Bloomberg theorized a reason why Russia, Moscow or ally’s of Russian hacked into US security files.
“The Russians may also have acquired the emails that Hillary Clinton sent as secretary of State. Putin might be holding back explosive material until October, when its release could ensure a Trump victory,” commented Michael Bloomberg in an article titled ‘Donald Trumps many, many, many, many ties to Russia’, by Nesbitt, posted August 2, 2015 on the TIME website (www.time.com)
While Putin and Clinton’s relationship has been tainted after years of political and personal agendas against one another, Trump and Putin’s political relationship would begin anew. To date Trump hasn’t shown any real opposition to the Russian leader.
One of the Russian leader’s top priorities is to gain power in the international arena. Clinton is viewed as a threat to this agenda but Donald Trump, Republican hopeful, is currently viewed as beneficial to the Russian leader’s agenda and Trump has implied he’d work to improve relations with Russia.(www.morningledger.com)
“I think it would be great if we got along with Russia,” Trump. www.cnnmoney.com
The Kremlin Senate Leaders support Trump as America’s next President and helped convince Putin that he’d work to cooperate with Russia
Is Russia preparing for a nuclear strike, starting War World III or is this a ploy against the United States to gain global power by challenging America? Will Putin’s recent actions cause Americans to vote differently than they intended? No one knows but recent threats, allegations and accusations have only added weight to the already burdened shoulders of Americans who are wondering how their vote will consequentially directly shape the direction of America’s future.
It’s going to be a long three weeks…
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