So much that they are afraid he will launch a nuclear attack against them. This comes from RT, the news source that Democrats tell us is a mouthpiece for Putin’s government:
The US’ ABM sites in Europe and on warships patrolling Russia’s borders are creating the potential for America to launch an overwhelming surprise nuclear strike on Russia, the Russian general staff said.
“The presence of American ABM sites in Europe and ABM-capable ships in the seas and oceans close to Russia’s territory creates a powerful clandestine potential for delivering a surprise nuclear missile strike against Russia,” Viktor Poznikhir, deputy head of operations of the Russian general staff, told a disarmament conference in Geneva.
The US’ global antiballistic missile system is provoking a new arms race, Russia’s top brass has warned, adding that the US system, which includes sites in Alaska, Romania, and Poland, compromises Russia’s nuclear deterrence capabilities.
Russia estimates that by 2020 the US will have as many as 1,000 interceptor missiles at its disposal, which would be a threat to Russia’s missile capacity.
He said the US is continuing to develop the system under a pretext of countering a perceived threat from North Korea and Iran, while ignoring Russia’s wider concerns.
It’s no pretext, but if our ABM capacity is enough to neutralize Russia’s offensive nuclear threat, great.
As we have written before, Russia hailed Barack Obama’s election gleefully, on the ground that he was a man of the world, whereas Republicans always try to advance American interests. Obama and Hillary Clinton proved them right with the reset button, their pro-Iran policy, their anti-American energy policies, the “flexibility” pledge, and supine responses to Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine.
It is conceivable that, as we have been told by some of the intelligence agencies, Putin’s regime wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 election. That would suggest that Russia’s leaders are as inept as our own, which would come as a welcome surprise. But frankly, I won’t believe it until I see the evidence myself.