Strange Warning of “Restraint” to the U.S. by Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning the United States and North Korea to tamp down their aggressive posturing in order to maintain peace on the Korean peninsula.  His words followed a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe regarding a Peace Accord between the two nations.

For his part, Donald Trump has been very vocal on the tensions between the two nations and has ordered the USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying attack group, as well as the Ohio-class nuclear submarine, USS Michigan.

Trump said, in no uncertain terms, that the situation with North Korea could have major consequences.

With the moves made in recent days by Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska and his Bush-era incursions into Georgia, as well as major coup activity in Crimea and the Ukraine more recently, Putin has no claim to higher moral ground.  His remarks about the U.S. and North Korea are those that have been made for a public façade that belies the more dangerous and insidious behavior for which he is infamously known.

From Bloomberg Politics:

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow.

He and Abe believe the situation on the Korean peninsula has “seriously deteriorated,” Putin said Thursday after the Kremlin meeting.  “We call on all states involved in the region’s affairs to refrain from military rhetoric and seek peaceful, constructive dialogue.”

Trump would do well to ignore Russian finger-wagging and keep his eye on the real enemies.

Source:  Bloomberg Politics



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