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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:58 PM

Trumps Neocons Have Always Hated Arms Control Agreements, INF Is No Different

Michael Maloof
F. Michael Maloof, former Pentagon security analyst.
Published time: 6 Dec, 2018 15:04

The US’ possible withdrawal from the INF plays to the neocon narrative to oppose anything associated with Russia, since they never have emerged from a Cold War mentality and long have opposed any arms control pacts.

President Vladimir Putin is correct when he said recently that the US pullout from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, had been in the planning stages for some time prior to the announcement in October.

The withdrawal comes as tensions between Russia and the US are mounting on an array of other issues. Yet, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his other neoconservative buddy, National Security Advisor John Bolton, claimed the US pullout from the key nuclear arms pact was due to Russian violations, without ever providing any evidence to support those allegations.

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The INF Treaty is a 1987 arms control agreement between the Soviet Union and the US to eliminate nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.

“Mr. Pompeo’s statement comes a bit late,” Putin said. “At first, the American side did announce its intent to withdraw from the INF Treaty, and then they started seeking justifications as to why they should do it.”

It was neocon John Bolton, who has been pressing Trump for some time to pull out of the INF Treaty, claiming it was “outmoded and being violated and being ignored” – without specifying what those violations are.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:24 PM

1. Apparently Russia hates the INF so much they never bothered to live up to it.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:59 PM

2. The reporter for WorldNetDaily? That M Maloof?

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:08 PM

3. Since russia cheats on treaties why should the US trust them?

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