Is Russia a Threat to the USA?
The president of Russia Vladimir Putin announced that he would move nuclear-capable missiles closer to Europe in response to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO’s) expansion in the Baltic States. According to Putin, to manifest force against western allies, Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles and a ballistic Islanders system will be opened in Kaliningrad, which is located between Lithuania and Poland. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to approve a new national security strategy of the Russian Federation. According to that law, expansion of NATO and the alliance’s approach to Russia’s borders implies a threat to the country’s national security. With the high technology of missiles that Russia has, it highly threat the peace of united states. Putin s warning of attacking anyone who threatens them brings it out clear that this is a threat to United States.
Since the Putin expansion was to counter attack the expansion of the NATO whose major united states is one its major leaders we can deduce that the United States is in the danger of being attacked by Russia. Putin said that they will attack anyone who tries to threaten them and this implies that they will be very careful in observing what all the members of NATO are planning and what their next target in their attacks. Putin also said that when a country joins NATO it is impossible to fail to comply with NATO’s pressure on implementing their plans. Putin’s statements are strongly basing their threats to united states because when he talk of NATO and the United States being one of the leaders it simply mean whenever Russia faces threat there is a possibility of them attacking us presuming they are the ones who suggested the threat or attack.
NATO’s explanation on their purpose of expansion is not convincing to Russia. This is due to the counteraction that NATO showed during Ukraine attack by Russia in 2015. The independent internal and external policy conducted by Russia triggers counteraction from the U.S. and their allies seeking to keep up their domination in global affairs. Rassia is safeguarding its strength and fears that the United States can use all means to pull them down. This fear can lead to Russia attacking the United States to make sure they do not overtake them. America is in great danger because Putin and his people strongly believe they are the target of a Western plot to weaken their country.
Russia might be having not much past experience with democracy, but it was a major power for centuries prior to the collapse of communism. Putin has built his political base by appealing to nationalism, fashioning a revisionist view of most recent activities in which Russia is the victim and the author of its own misfortunes. This frustration makes Russia to be aggressive towards all that happens around it. This could be the reason why they feel like NATO’s expansion is a threat to their security.
Russia can have power over the world if it decides to attack anyone who attacks them. With their expanded missiles technology, Russia can attack any country around the world. Although Russia might not have enough power to attack the whole world, attack the countries with stable economic growth can spread the problem to the entire world. This is because most of the NATO members are the most developed across the world meaning most countries depend on them to develop their economy. If Russia tampers with the security of the major producers of oil and other minerals that are the key to production of all products it will have messed with the economy of the whole world. If they can manage to conquer all the super power country they will have managed to govern the entire world since they can easily attack other countries without much effort and finally Russia will have the entire world under her control.
According to Tom Leonard’s article, Putin said that he believes that it’s only a candidate from republican who can ease the tension that is there between Moscow and Washington. With this we can hope for Putin to work closely with Trump and solve the differences that makes Russia fell that NATO’s expansion was a threat to her national security. If Trump and Putin manage to have an agreement about the differences, Russia will no longer be a threat to America.
We cannot evidently say that Americans voted Trump due to fear of Russia attack but at least they did what will bring them peace as Putin had put it.
Putin is a threat to the United States. NATO’s expansion being the major concern to Putin and the United States being a leader Russia can easily attack America. Trump should take measures to protect his people before Russia attacks. The only way to do this is having Trump hold a talk with Putin and find solutions to the problem arising from NATO’s expansion. If Trump can bring everything under control the entire world will be assured of their internal peace and economic development.