Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Russia Taketh What Russia Giveth

quid pro quo, noun -- a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something
 Watch this: We're about to see the full measure of Trump's cowed dependence on Vladimir Putin.
WASHINGTON — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile that American officials say violates a landmark arms control treaty, posing a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow....
The ground-launched cruise missile at the center of American concerns is one that the Obama administration said in 2014 had been tested in violation of a 1987 treaty that bans American and Russian intermediate-range missiles based on land.
The Obama administration had sought to persuade the Russians to correct the violation while the missile was still in the test phase. Instead, the Russians have moved ahead with the system, deploying a fully operational unit.
These are nuclear-tipped missiles and are a major threat to NATO, which Putin has long itched to dismantle.

Can't you see Vlad's mind working? "I helped you win presidency, Comrade. Now you sit there in gold-plated White House while I make Russia great again. Maybe play with your phone."

We'll be watching how Trump responds to the blatant Russian threat. Maybe he'll tweet something.

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