Ol Vladdy Putin has just announced to the world that he has badder nukes than we have and our defenses are helpless against his nuke-tipped rockets. Oh dear, oh dear, oh what shall we do?

This kind of bellicose rhetorical crap is nothing but pap for the locals. In-house propaganda that means nothing to the rest of the world and shouldn’t mean anything to any Russians in possession of functional brains.

Anything that Russia is developing or has developed is no secret to us, anymore than our projects are secrets to them. There’s so many spies everywhere and so many computers zapping away, all analyzing what every little tic and twitch means, all picking through the trillions of emails and phone calls like crows picking through a garbage dump for every last possible morsel. Nothing gets lost, no information is overlooked, and we all know what each other is doing and what each other is capable of.

That’s the real modern arms race, not just the constant search for better weapons but also and more importantly, the silent war to keep jumping ahead of each other in a constantly changing sea of weapons types and capabilities. You make a more powerful hand grenade, I make a smarter one. You smarten yours up, I make mine self-propelled. You do the same, I create an interceptor. So it goes.

I see a different motive in Putin’s threatening rhetoric besides the one the news media seems to think is it. That some people in Russia were screwing with our election process, I don’t doubt. It would be to their great advantage to be able to exercise some control over who we elect. However, it’s also to Russia’s great advantage to be on good terms with us instead of bad ones and that primarily means being on good terms with our President. So the more there appears to be a rift between us and them, the less Pres. Trump’s opponents can say he’s “colluding with Russia”. Discord between us takes away their believability.

The plain reality is that we have the wrong friends and the wrong enemies. China and Saudi Arabia are our worst enemies and yet we treat them as if they were our best friends. We and Russia may always be in competition with each other but we should be allied together against China and the Islamic nations, very much including Saudi Arabia. Those people are particularly evil. Ideally, we and Russia should be allied on the level of functioning as one nation. Before this can happen, we both need to clean out the criminal elements in our respective societies that would otherwise be taking advantage of the merger to suck both nations dry.

Pres. Trump is working to this end now, with his relentless assault on the MS-13 gang. Russia has it’s own Russian Mafia that Putin needs to wipe out, and meanwhile both leaders are promoting Christianity like crazy.

I hate all religions for the utter bullshit that they are, but the current fact is that when you subjugate the stupid and gullible under some heap of dogma and make them scared to shit in the wrong hole lest they “get sent to Hell and yatta yatta”, they behave a whole lot better than they otherwise would. Religion is a very useful tool for controlling mass behavior.

Anyway, that’s what I think, which is that Trump and Putin are planning to ally our nations and are taking the necessary first steps toward that goal.

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