US President Donald Trump says he wants nothing less than ‘world peace’.
The man who is meant to be his arch-nemesis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, also appears eager to move towards a future of cooperation rather than one of confrontation.
Yet as Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov points out, ‘Russophobia’ by entrenched US government officials is throwing up roadblocks towards a peaceful future between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.
You can call these forces the ‘Deep State’, or whatever you choose. But without some really nasty enemies, you can see how it would be difficult to justify the Pentagon’s US$700 billion (AU$973 billion) annual defence cash splash to America’s tax paying voters.
Despite those hurdles, Moscow is willing to do what it can to break the impasse in relations between Russia and the US, Lavrov says.
As RAW reports, the Kremlin is enthusiastic about Trump’s desires to engage in normal dialogue and see the two military superpowers work together…rather than against each other.
Lavrov’s interview with Germany’s DPA news agency was published on his ministry’s website on Thursday. During the interview he stated, ‘We are ready to cover our part of the way to drive the mutual ties from the impasse.’
But he lamented the fact that despite the goodwill between Putin and Trump, diplomatic relations between the two governments has been souring due to Washington’s actions. Lavrov stated:
‘We are taking seriously statements by D. Trump on willingness to set up normal dialogue between our countries… If some positive impulses at all come from the US leader, they are being fully offset by soaring Russophobia in the US establishment, which sees our country as a threat to the US political supremacy.’
It’s more than just US political supremacy at stake here. A lot of very powerful, well paid jobs in the military and spy industries could go up in smoke following a Russia-US alliance.
We wish Putin and Trump luck in their quest to normalise relations. They’re going to need it.
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