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On March 1 the US National Reconnaissance Office launched a spy satellite carried by an Atlas V rocket that was powered by a Russian RD-180 engine. http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/31/the-beneficiaries-of-conflict-with-russia/

The Unites States, an alleged “superpower,” is not capable of putting its own spy satellites into space. The “superpower” is dependent on Russia, which provides the “superpower” with the rocket engines to put up spy satellites to spy on Russia!!! http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/07/17/us-too-dependent-on-russian-rocket-engines-experts-tell-lawmakers.html

Here we have in Lenin’s words, the Russians selling Washington the rope with which to hang Russia!

Does Russia value a few more US dollars more than it values its national existence? Apparently so.

Do the Atlanticist Integrationists, the Washington funded and supported Fifth Column inside Russia, inside the Russian media, and inside the Russian government, so much desire to be part of the decadent and immoral West that they are willing to sacrifice Russian sovereignty and are willing, like all of Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, to be Washington’s vassal? Yes.

What other explanation is there for Russia enabling Washington to spy on Russia and to have the capability compliments of Russia to target Russia with nuclear weapons in a pre-emptive nuclear attack?

It seems Russia is more interested in US dollars and “cooperation with Washington” than in national survival.

Little wonder the neoconservatives believe that Putin will acquiesce in Russia’s demise at Washington’s hands.

Washington’s New World Order of tyranny toward all seems safely on course. Russia is enabling Washington’s dominance by putting Washington’s spy satellites in space for Washington.

Perhaps next Russia will provide Washington with the location of all its nuclear-armed submarines and the movement schedule of its train track-based ICBMs. Why not if it ensures “cooperation with Washington,” apparently the Russian government’s only goal.

Isn’t it amazing. Washington imposes sanction package after sanction package on Russia, and Putin continues to sell Washington the rocket engines it needs to send up its spy satellites!!!!!

God help the Russians.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Tulips says:

    Maybe those engines are not new sales but engines from an inventory that was acquired or ordered before 2014. Or, maybe Russia wants to keep US dependent and without a domestic rocket engine industry. There are many explanations other that Russians are stupid and/or suicidal.

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  2. attonn says:

    Russians do indeed value dollars, because they put those to good use developing better and better weaponry. So who is hanging whom and with which rope is an open question.
    Putin is pragmatic, blasé and nonchalant about the West because he knows that the latter is on a suicidal course, and the adage of “you don’t interfere when your enemy is busy hanging himself” is applicable.
    PCR wants more belligerent, saber-rattling and unhinged Russia, but Putin is obviously a devotee of the “speak softly and carry big stick” school of diplomacy.

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  3. uslabor says:

    I respect PCR, even though he is the Reagan apologist that he is, but is it possible the Russians know what he knows?

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  4. Russian rocket technology is dependable because it is not new. It still uses clusters of rockets as designed by Korolev. They are not giving away crown jewels. Better to earn the dollars and keep the US industry even further behind than provoke a leap in US technology. Which might be overrating NASA which is a minorities STEM access program first and foremost judging by my long ago visits to Langley. The Columbia disaster took place before the invasion of Iraq. The US hasn’t funded it well since then anyway.

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  5. It would have to be a “bolt out of the blue” attack by the US, but even a “bolt out of the blue” attack would be presaged by a number of tactical and strategic indicators that would give the Russians adequate time to prepare to respond appropriately, and the number of surviving rail- and sub-based missiles and warheads would obliterate the US.

    It would seem the Russians grasp MAD better than we do at this point, so why not make a few bucks in the process.

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  6. Russia had a big stockpile of older, but well-designed and perfectly serviceable rocket engines lying around. They sold them on the open market instead of letting them rust.

    Point to the story.

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  7. you know nothing. bla bla bla day by day. Are you more smart than russians? (High level experts)

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  8. The West did not win the cold war. The russians did a game change (long chess). <if you were, as it is along with Reagan in that time, you could know much more that are saying every day. USA and Russia are at war from Reagan and gorbachev. Is a long game, I always knew. I dont know if it can be hot, nobodys knows. The USA is looking for that… (Europe will be destroyed, and USA they think, could survive, half destroyed (the people doesnt matter if dead) And globalists want EEUU destroyed, and europe also. No problem. Caos and rule. I hope tht russians are cold and smart as we are seen. (Putin did not contest the atack and sunk of the, kursk submarine, ) (well was in 2000 year) Have not contested the killed ambasadors (CIA), The plane in socchi, all provocations by USA. As other readers has said, The West, and USA, have a trouble with the economic bubble, Wait and see.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    The West as such never had a quarrel with Russia as such, certainly not in the Cold War; ask Mr. Roberts, who was a leading figure at one stage of that struggle. There is no "long game"; there was a Great Game a while ago, which both sides "lost", more by losing interest than otherwise, and a Cold War, which the USSR lost. If there is a current "game" on for some objective I wish the Russians all luck.

    Que significa este conjunto de palabras: "if you were, as it is along with Reagan in that time" ?

    Sr. Roberts era oficial alto de la administracion del presidente Reagan.

    Forgive lack of accents and initial question mark as they are more trouble than worth to type on this keyboard.
  9. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @martino from barcelona
    The West did not win the cold war. The russians did a game change (long chess). <if you were, as it is along with Reagan in that time, you could know much more that are saying every day. USA and Russia are at war from Reagan and gorbachev. Is a long game, I always knew. I dont know if it can be hot, nobodys knows. The USA is looking for that... (Europe will be destroyed, and USA they think, could survive, half destroyed (the people doesnt matter if dead) And globalists want EEUU destroyed, and europe also. No problem. Caos and rule. I hope tht russians are cold and smart as we are seen. (Putin did not contest the atack and sunk of the, kursk submarine, ) (well was in 2000 year) Have not contested the killed ambasadors (CIA), The plane in socchi, all provocations by USA. As other readers has said, The West, and USA, have a trouble with the economic bubble, Wait and see.

    The West as such never had a quarrel with Russia as such, certainly not in the Cold War; ask Mr. Roberts, who was a leading figure at one stage of that struggle. There is no “long game”; there was a Great Game a while ago, which both sides “lost”, more by losing interest than otherwise, and a Cold War, which the USSR lost. If there is a current “game” on for some objective I wish the Russians all luck.

    Que significa este conjunto de palabras: “if you were, as it is along with Reagan in that time” ?

    Sr. Roberts era oficial alto de la administracion del presidente Reagan.

    Forgive lack of accents and initial question mark as they are more trouble than worth to type on this keyboard.

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  10. TG says:

    An interesting post, but I wouldn’t be too hard on the Russians.

    If the Russians had not sold their rocket engines to the US, the US defense industry could get similar capabilities from the Europeans, or the Chinese, or even the Japanese. This way the Russians get a little more foreign exchange and continued resources to (one would hope) develop and improve their industry in this regards, and perhaps keep the US dependent on them.

    Although there are several US upstarts trying to make made in the USA rocket engines (or at least, rocket engines with a US flag painted on them – perhaps most sub-assemblies are too be made overseas?). One notes that all these brave American capitalists, who in the 1950′s and 1960′s received countless billions of dollars of subsidies to develop rocket engine technology, then they deliberately forget about it because they didn’t think it was as profitable as financial engineering, now they are willing to rediscover what they chose to throw away but only if the US taxpayer pony up more subsidies… All hail the free market!

    And lastly, rocket engines are pretty much the only cutting edge technological export that Russia has right now. They might want to keep it going just for the propaganda/status/morale factor.

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