Here’s one more way Democrats look like fools.
Two weeks after the American military killed more than 100 Russians repulsing an attack in Syria that’s now widely seen as a challenge to the U.S. presence in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced his country had developed a new, nuclear-powered cruise missile that would be “unstoppable” in an attack on the United States.
And he unveiled computer-generated video footage to prove it.
Speaking in Moscow for the annual state-of-the-nation address, Putin sounded positively relishing when he described the offensive capabilities of the new Russian weapons. They also included a nuclear-powered underwater drone, and a new hyper-sonic missile, according to Fox News.
But it was the nuclear-powered cruise missile, capable of striking anywhere on earth, that Putin might have been most proud of — with a flight-pattern flexibility that he said makes it impossible for current anti-ballistic missile systems to defend against.
And he made it clear that the new weapons systems were intended for the West.
“I want to tell all those who have fueled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages over Russia, introduced unlawful sanctions aimed to contain our country’s development: all what you wanted to impede with your policies have already happened,” he said. “You have failed to contain Russia.”
Check out the video here, from the Russian news outlet RT. The computer-generated graphics showing missiles headed toward Tampa, Florida, comes about the 1:27 mark.
“With the new system, there is no range limitation,” Putin said, to warm applause from the Russian Federal Assembly.
And the real Russia was on view – again.
For the decades of the Cold War, liberals in the West and the American Democrat Party tried to convince the world that the struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union was at best a conflict between two equally legitimate forms of governing. (A lot of libs would have preferred the Soviet way. Bernie Sanders could have gone anywhere for his honeymoon, he chose the Soviet Union.)
After the Soviet collapse, and Russia’s eventual rise again as a dominant power, Democrats tried to pretend again there was no real threat from the Kremlin.
First, there was Hillary Clinton’s famously failed “reset” with Russia as American secretary of state in the first Obama administration.
Then it was team Obama that mocked Republican candidate Mitt Romney during 2012 debate when Romney identified Russia as America’s greatest political foe. It was then President Barack Obama himself who ignored Russian campaign meddling in 2016 because he thought Clinton was going to win.
Hillary didn’t, thank God, and Putin’s speech on Thursday gave the country one more reason to be grateful about it.
Whatever bleating comes out of the Democrat Party and the mainstream media (and disgraceful late-night “comics” like Stephen Colbert), the reality of the 21st Century is the same as the reality of the 20th Century: Tyrannical Russia – whether the Putin tyranny or the Soviet tyranny — is an enemy of the United States and its values.
Fortunately, according to analysts Fox interviewed, the new Russian weapons are nowhere near ready for deployment, and will not change American strategy anyway. (“Nothing’s different today than it was yesterday,” one said. “If they nuke us, we will nuke them back.”)
But no matter how much Democrats want to wish it, there’s no getting around the threat. Friendly countries don’t manufacture images of new superweapons destroying each other’s cities.
And if there’s any doubt that every frame of that video was strategically planned, it’s surely no accident that the missiles were headed to Tampa, home base of the United States Central Command. As even mainstream media sources like The Washington Post are reporting that the Feb. 14 clash between U.S. forces in Syria and Russian “mercenaries” might have had Putin’s blessing, this is the picture everyone should remember.
Nothing about Putin’s speech was an accident.
President Donald Trump knows that. The American military knows that.
And as anyone paying attention knows, this is one more way that Democrats look like fools.
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