Many in the media, myself included, have been throwing around the term “Second Cold War” for months, and now Russia seems to feel the same way.
Tensions between the new superpowers have been on the rise for years. During former President Barack Obama’s time in the White House, we saw a litany of dangerous and aggressive maneuvers take place in the Middle East in which Russian jets would buzz U.S. naval targets seemingly for no reason other than to harass them. The incidents, while well documented as a cause for alarm, were mostly ignored by the White House and the Obama administration.
Now, as the election of 2016 was quagmired by leftist accusations of Russian interference on behalf of Donald Trump, the Russia issue has once again raised it ugly head. Only this time, our leadership in Washington is not the weak-willed and spineless democratic demagogue that slithered about the Oval Office during those jet-and-ship encounters.
In the wake of these assertions by the fascist left, President Trump has gone on the offensive, working far too often on the problem of liberal Russian propaganda when he could and should be keeping busy with more important tasks. Given all that has occurred between our two nations in the last 18 months, it comes as no surprise that some are reminiscing about a terrifying time in our recent history: The Cold War.
“The relationship between the U.S. and Russia may be more antagonistic now than it was during the decades-long Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top spokesman said Friday.
“Asked by ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ host George Stephanopoulos if the U.S. and Russia were in a ‘new Cold War,’ Dmitry Peskov said the current situation may be worse, blaming the U.S. for disintegrating cooperation between the two countries.
“‘New Cold War? Well, maybe even worse. Maybe even worse, taking into account actions of the present presidential administration in Washington,’ Peskov told Stephanopoulos.
“Peskov cited a decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S. in December, which was made under former President Obama and not President Trump.
The Trump-Russia rumor mill just refuses to go away, spawning an unwieldy amount of speculation and persuasive journalism. The left have been using the specter of the Russian boogeyman to taint Donald Trump from the moment he won the GOP nomination, and given their monopoly on the mainstream media, some of those wild assumptions have begun to stick in the minds of Americans.
What’s truly frightening is that this attitude from Peskov is that it runs completely perpendicular to the wishes of the Trump White House. Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump was continually chastised by opening Hillary Clinton for his openness and willingness to work diplomatically with the Russians – something that the democratic candidate demonized despite her own deep, dark ties to the Kremlin.