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Sun May 23, 2021, 07:46 PM

Blinken: It's 'up to Russia to decide' what relationship it will have with US

Source: The Hill

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said it was "up to Russia" whether or not it has a more stable relationship with the U.S. following a meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

While appearing on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Blinken said he and Lavrov had an "instructive, very business like conversation over the course of nearly two hours, but President Biden's been very clear with President Putin. And I repeated what President Biden said to President Putin to Foreign Minister Lavrov, and that's this, we would prefer to have a more stable, predictable relationship with Russia."

Blinken said a more stable relationship between the U.S. and Russia would be beneficial for both countries and "good for the world."

"And there are clearly areas where it's in our mutual interest to find ways to cooperate, whether it's on Afghanistan, whether it's on so-called strategic stability or arms control agreements, whether it's on dealing with climate change," Blinken said.

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Reply Blinken: It's 'up to Russia to decide' what relationship it will have with US (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
rockfordfile May 2021 #1
oldsoftie May 2021 #2
Lonestarblue May 2021 #5
oldsoftie May 2021 #6
dalton99a May 2021 #7
oldsoftie May 2021 #8
certainot May 2021 #3
Sherman A1 May 2021 #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 23, 2021, 08:31 PM

1. Russia and the domestic terrorist are the number 1 threat to our country.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #1)

Sun May 23, 2021, 09:25 PM

2. China is the bigger threat.

Russia is certainly a problem, but China is the bigger threat because of our ridiculous dependence on them & the fact that they have a lot more money behind them than Russia

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #2)

Mon May 24, 2021, 10:30 AM

5. Also, China has been making inroads with other countries through investments.

Their loans carry a big risk, especially to developing nations. If they fail to repay the loans, China takes possession of the collateral. Yet, in the absence of help from the US, especially under Trump, countries that need aid have turned to China.

Another big difference between China and Russians Chinaís investment in their own industries of the future. Russia has invested very little in its own industries because it is an oligarchy with the money going to Putin and his buddies. China has invested heavily in manufacturing the chips that run everything depending on smart technology. They have invested in high-speed trains and are now investing in green technology. The US should be asking Israel, for example, why it bypassed its US ally, which gives it billions of dollars of aid every year, to work with China on developing a rapid recharging battery for electric cars. Perhaps there was no one here to be such a partner, but we cannot afford to ignore the influence that China has been gaining with the rest of the world.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Mon May 24, 2021, 01:36 PM

6. All excellent points. And all need to be addressed! nt

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #2)

Mon May 24, 2021, 02:56 PM

7. The semiconductor industry was moved to Asia by American corporate CEOs


They were practically in a race to offshore everything during the 80s and 90s - first the assembly and packaging operations, and then the semiconductor fabrication facilities themselves. There is very little silicon left in Silicon Valley


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Mon May 24, 2021, 04:50 PM

8. I never knew 95% of our antibiotics come from them.

Until last year when Covid came around.
And the "just in time" inventory so many went to 30-40 yrs ago is also coming back to bite us in the ass.
We simply MUST put some pressure on these companies to at the very least get stuff OUT of China. Even if there's no way to bring it BACK here, take it to Taiwan or Singapore, etc.
Especially our damn MEDICINES!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 23, 2021, 11:57 PM

3. as long as the US and dems ignore rw radio the russians will be confident they can keep using it

they're using it all over the world like we used the Voice of America and as long as they can keep using it sso successfully, especially here, putins going to be reluctant to quit

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 05:50 AM

4. I believe that they already decided

Long ago that their best move at least in Putinís mind is to destabilize the West as they cannot confront us straight up.

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