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How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 29, 2017

I tend to believe the promise was never meant to be kept. We are talking about a promise from CIA man George H.W. Bush.  I also believe the Trump/CIA deal was made in part because G. H.W. B. is still alive.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-bill-clinton-accidentally-started-another-cold-war/

Who bears responsibility for the current tensions between America and Russia? There are many answers to that question but blame is overdue to President Bill Clinton who in 1994 sealed the fate of any potential U.S.-Russia partnership when he made the decision to expand the NATO alliance into Moscow’s former sphere of influence. That set the stage for a renewed great power struggle in Europe against a revanchist Russia, just as legendary diplomat George F. Kennan repeatedly warnedthe Clinton administration that it would.

“Expanding NATO would be the most fateful error of American policy in the entire post-cold-war era,” Kennan wrote on February 5, 1997 in a New York Times op-ed.“Such a decision may be expected to inflame the nationalistic, anti-Western and militaristic tendencies in Russian opinion; to have an adverse effect on the development of Russian democracy; to restore the atmosphere of the cold war to East-West relations, and to impel Russian foreign policy in directions decidedly not to our liking.”

Kennan’s sage advice was ignored, and the exact scenario he warned about has today come to pass. More than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest point since the fall of the Soviet Union. Indeed, some have suggested that the United States and Russia are entering into a new cold war of sorts.

The dissolution of the Soviet Union was sealed when George H.W. promised NATO would not expand closer to Russia. The breaking of that promise by Bubba, W and Barry turned on the bulb that let Russia know the US’ true colors.

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