As if yesterday’s outrage wasn’t enough Trump continues to blatantly kiss Putin’s ass.
Experts expressed their outraged after Trump quietly moved to pull out of treaty for monitoring Russia.
While the world was focused on “Dicktator” Trump’s overnight blindsiding of the Pentagon and U.S. allies, announcing he is pulling troops out of Syria so Turkey can crush Kurdish forces that have helped the U.S. fight ISIS, the Trump administration was quietly laying plans to pull out of a key and critical compact, the Open Skies Treaty.
First proposed in 1992, since 2002 the Open Skies Treaty has allowed the now 34 signatory nations to fly over each other’s’ territory for the purpose of monitoring and recording military deployments and movements.
In the real world, the Open Skies Treaty allows the most powerful nations on earth to monitor Russian military movements.
And Putin sycophant Trump wants to end that.
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel on Monday sent Trump’s Acting National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, a letter demanding he “ensure that the United States does not unwisely and rashly withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.”
Chairman Engel also called the possible withdrawal “reckless,” and noted “American withdrawal would only benefit Russia.”
Observation flights under the Treaty have generated additional info regarding Russian military action in Ukraine & provided a check on further Russian aggression. @NATO allies have stressed the importance of the Open Skies Treaty for their efforts to monitor Russia’s military.
Experts are perplexed and outraged.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Michael McFaul “We are now pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty? Really? Please tell me this can’t be true.…”
Investigative journalist and expert on Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe: Olga Lautman says “Trump is considering pulling out of the open skies treaty. Definitely a birthday weekend for Putin.” “At this point trump is acting like a kamikaze pilot destroying America in any way he can and in a hurry. At home and especially abroad. We will pay for a long time from his damage”
Russian Media Analyst: Julia Davis: “The Trump administration is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty, which allows the United States and our allies and partners in Europe to monitor Russian military deployments. Withdrawal risks dividing the transatlantic alliance.”
“in danger of losing the mandate of heaven.”
Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson once heralded President Donald Trump as “God’s man for the job.” Now, he says the president is “in danger of losing the mandate of heaven.”
On Monday, the Christian Broadcasting Network founder and “700 Club” host delivered an uncharacteristically strong rebuke of the White House’s announcement that it will stand by as Turkey prepares to invade northern Syria, leaving the American-allied Kurdish forces vulnerable to attack.