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The Cold War Darkens

As the U.S. threatens to withdraw from the INF Treaty that was signed decades ago, the New Cold War has taken a darker and more dangerous turn.

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Wed, Oct 24, 2018 - 9:43am

As the U.S. threatens to withdraw from the INF Treaty that was signed decades ago, the New Cold War has taken a darker and more dangerous turn.

If you've been listening to these podcasts over the years, then you know that a history lesson is one of their foremost benefits...Professor Cohen specializes in Russian History, after all. And with news this week that the U.S. is considering a withdrawal from the INF Treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev in the 1980s, John and Steve are here to give you a full historical background and perspective on this dangerous new development.

Please be sure to listen this week and every week. 

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AGAU · Oct 24, 2018 - 9:57am

best get out the "hide under the tale trainer" huh!

I guess a world war would last about 30 minutes!!!

Joseph Warren · Oct 24, 2018 - 10:40am

It's 'interesting' the spin being put on this.

Bush jr pulled out of the ABM treaty unilaterally. NATO has been extended eastern toward Russia, despite assurances that this would not be done. Russia has taken actions to counter this existential threat and warned the West that they will not become another vassal state. That they will die rather than let this happen.

And those in US 'leadership' blame the Russians for treaty violations ?  Only a brain dead population accepts that narrative.

Wizdum · Oct 24, 2018 - 11:03am

11:30 save coming or maybe a bit more excitement?

Wizdum · Oct 24, 2018 - 11:53am
on cue
goldcom · Oct 24, 2018 - 12:46pm

It has been mentioned by Catherine Austin Fitts and others that Trump couldn't have become President on his own, that there is a faction of power behind him and we also have heard that the military is likely providing for his protection which was my first concern with Trump, otherwise he would probably not be around. Considering that and his actions like expanding the military budget quite significantly is more proof that the military industrial complex types are who are the behind the scenes strength behind Trump.

Does this mean we will try to continue our hegemony and promote more fear around the world with our military strength or is this a bargaining chip for Trump as the reset approaches?  Probably both which appeases the military industrial fat cats, but definitely does not make the world a safer place or make it likely that the middle east will simmer down soon.

I hated the Obama/ Hilary bunch but I'm very concerned world peace is a distant hope as greedy elitists will continue the killing and do their best to shape the thinking of the American people and Trump is part of that team. This is what we will continue to put up with I'm afraid to say. Sick, sick, sick of the killing!!!

I'm not anti-Semitic but I have a high concern about certain groups. I didn't much like this support video by Trump

President Elect Donald Trump Endorsement for Prime Minister Netanyahu - 2013
Joseph Warren · Oct 24, 2018 - 1:08pm

I am a subscriber to Dr Dave Janda's website. Dave gives a very pro Trump interpretation of the President's actions based on information he gets from D.C. insiders. Frankly, I am very skeptical. I fear that we have just another actor playing the false 'right vs left' divide&conquer game . . . again. Its been like this for most of the post WW2 years.

But maybe, just maybe President Trump is the guy we hoped he was when supporting him in 2016. A leader must deal with many power groups. Even kings must tread lightly around nobles, bankers, generals, and completely desperate & angry serfs with pitchforks. 

The coming election will determine much of what President Trump will be able to do moving forward. 

Libero · Oct 24, 2018 - 1:43pm

No maybe's.  Trump is a greedy dimwit.  Any hope that he is going to make things right is pure fantasy.

AGXIIK · Oct 24, 2018 - 4:08pm

If Trump is a greedy dimwit does that make Hillary a greedy genius.  

Ferd Torgerson AGXIIK · Oct 24, 2018 - 10:10pm

Not a greedy genius.   Just unelectable.

Ferd

· Oct 25, 2018 - 11:56am

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