HILARIOUS: US Envoy Threatens to Spend Russia and China ‘Into Oblivion’ in a Nuclear Arms Race

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Editor’s note: A) Soviet defense spending patterns did not follow America’s. B) The Soviet system could have gone on for another 20-30 years had Gorbachev not started tinkering with it without understanding C) There is no indication either China or Russia would be so foolish as to try to match Washington’s expenses. D) Have you checked US finances lately?

US arms control negotiator Marshall Billingslea, far from focusing on avoiding an arms race, saying that the US “sure would like to avoid it” but is also willing to spend Russia and China “into oblivion” to win a nuclear arms race.

“The president has made clear that we have a tried and truce practice here. We know how to win these races and we know how to spend the adversary into oblivion.” This was the go-to US strategy in the Cold War, where the US vastly outpsent the Soviet Union.

With the US scrapping the INF and Open Skies treaties, it seems unlikely to extend New START, making a costly arms race an increasing risk. Since the US vastly outspends everyone on the military, there seems to be an assumption they can win by just keeping up the spending.

Whether that is practical going forward, however, is another matter. With the US engaged in a costly battle with coronavirus, there was already talk the US would have to slash spending, particularly on arms, to deal with the deficit. A huge arms race is just not affordable.

Source: Antiwar.com

Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing in the U. S. Department of the Treasury Marshall Billingslea
  1. LazyReader says

    Russia has so many detrimental accidents with it’s nuclear technology (Chernobyl, 2019 nuclear fire, their icebreakers leaking, the Alfa submarine, K19) it begs the question what they’ll do if they try to pump money Russia desperately needs to feed it’s starving populace into a new nuclear development.

  2. bob says

    This is more desperate propaganda to try and create the impression that Russia is some sort of
    ” great country” which it isn’t

    You know all this stuff about America finished, was pumped out by stupid lefty anti- war types after Vietnam,oh, its ‘all over for America’ they said,well it didn’t really work out that way did it

    Anybody who wants to bet on Russia against America do so,but you’ll lose your money!

  3. wardropper says

    Where do they find these specimens? There has to be a queen’s nest somewhere in darkest Kentucky… In any case, “hilarious” is not the right word. I find it quite impossible to laugh at this catastrophe. Clearly there is no longer an intelligence test for high public office.

  4. mijj says

    another cartoon character

  5. cechas vodobenikov says

    the amerikans mistakenly believed that their military spending or Afghanistan contributed to the disintegration of the USSR—lest them waste their money, impoverish their own people and increase their debt to proportions that will collapse their empire—these barbaric peasants now believe their own lies

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