WASHINGTON, March 26th
The Napoleon of Siberia has launched Cold War II. He seems to be on a mission to restore the Soviet empire. He invaded Georgia, then Ukraine.He seized Crimea.Putin’s next target? No one knows.
However, quietly, behind the scenes, Putin seems to be resurrecting a cold war nuclear program in violation of the 1987 INF Treaty with the United States.
Mr. Speaker, what good is a nuclear treaty if not all sides abide by it?Will Russia’s cheating start a 21st century arms race?
Representative Mike Rogers, Joe Heck and I have introduced a resolution stating that the Russians have violated the treaty and there must be consequences.
Russia cheats on treaties, invades other nations and we basically watch and talk and say that just isn’t nice.The President said of treaties in 2009: “Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words mean something.”
However, as my grandfather used to say: “When all is said and done, more is said than done.” What are the consequences for Russian violation of the INF Treaty? We shall see.
And that’s just the way it is.