It has now been nearly three years since we first began posting these weekly discussions between John Batchelor and Professor Stephen F. Cohen. Sadly, as 2017 begins, The New Cold War has led to a deterioration of diplomacy to levels not seen since before The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Since 2010, TFMR has discussed monetary and economic threats each and every day but never did we think we'd have to consider threats to humanity's very existence. To that end, as long as Mr. Batchelor and Professor Cohen continue their discussions, we'll continue post them every Wednesday. You should be sure to listen.
Last evening's broadcast was designed to bring everyone up-to-speed on all of the events that have occurred over the holiday season. What makes this such an extraordinarily dangerous situation? As mentioned above, the level of diplomacy between the U.S. and Russia has receded to levels not seen since the late 1950s. At the same time,
- US and NATO troops/advisors stand against Russian-backed military in The Donbass and Crimea.
- NATO troops are being positioned along the Russian borders of the Baltic States. This places potentially hostile forces directly upon Russia's western border for the first time since 1941.
- US and Russian forces are flying and fighting in close proximity...and against different foes...in Syria.
We've often mentioned that 2017 is going to be a wildly unpredictable year and events in The New Cold War are foremost in our concerns. Again, please be sure to listen to Batchelor-Cohen this week and every week. There is no better alternative for a fair and honest discussion anywhere in the western media.