Trump Pulls Out Of Open Skies Treaty With Russia. Here’s Why.

(Tea Party PAC) – President Trump has decided to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty, stating that he’s doing so because of Russian noncompliance.

But what about all of the good vibes between Putin and Trump with all of the collusion? What soured this fantastic relationship that helped the president steal the election from Hillary? I hope you take note of the sarcasm. I’m laying it on pretty thick.

The Open Skies Treaty went into effect in 2002 and it allows the United States and Russia to fly surveillance aircraft over each others’ territory as a means of supposedly increasing transparency.

Here’s more from Breitbart:

However, administration officials say Russia has repeatedly violated the treaty by refusing to allow certain U.S. fights over territory claimed by Moscow.

President Trump told reporters that the U.S. would no longer be a part of the treaty until Russia complied.

“Russia and us have developed a very good relationship. As you know, we worked on the oil problem together. I think we have a very good relationship with Russia. But Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty, so until they adhere, we will pull out,” he said.

While things look a little rocky, President Trump assured everyone that things can still be worked out, so not to fret about the situation.

However, he expressed optimism that the U.S. and Russia could work something out. He said:”There’s a very good chance we’ll make a new agreement or do something to put that agreement back together. When you have an agreement, and the other side doesn’t adhere to the agreement, we’re not going to adhere to it either. But I think something very positive will work out.

The official withdrawal would be in effect for six months from the notification of the withdraw, which is planned for Friday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. would reconsider withdrawing if Russia returned to full compliance and allowed U.S. flights over Russian-occupied Georgian regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Democrats argued the withdrawal hurt international stability and that the treaty was crucial to arms control with Russia. The treaty was intended to allow the former Cold War rivals U.S. and Russia to deescalate tensions. The treaty includes 34 countries, including U.S. allies in Europe.

Former Obama CIA Director Air Force Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden tweeted “This is insane. I was the director of CIA.”

But some experts argued that allowing Russia to cheat was not bringing stability and peace.

Rebeccah Heinrichs, senior fellow at Hudson Institute tweeted:

Giving the Russians what they want tho it’s not in our interests, looking the other way when they cheat, begging them to comply when they don’t even admit to cheating, etc has not brought stability and peace. And yet there are a whole lot of ppl that think that’s what we should do.

Foreign policy is tricky business, something that armchair politicians on social media on both sides of the spectrum don’t seem to grasp. It’s always difficult trying to deal with people, and that’s really what Trump is doing. It’s not an entire country, but a few select people who have been granted power to lead. That doesn’t always mean the nation’s best interest is at heart with individuals like this either.

Anyway, Trump will likely work something out in time.

Source: breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/21/trump-administration-withdraws-from-open-skies-treaty-citing-russian-noncompliance/

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  3. “Hold their feet to the fire” Mr. President. All one has to do is look at China to determine if appeasement actually works???!!!! We, the American People, are through being the “whipping posts” for the rest of the world….Hold to your agreements with us or, “Take a Hike”

    • The impeaser-in-chief Trump is nobody to hold enemy feet to the fire. China as ‘gasp’ tariffs in place that American pay for on imports. Hong Kong loses it’s cherished freedoms to Beijing and Xi while Trump blusters, calling Xi his friend.
      Trump invites abuse by Putin, Xi, Mohammed Bin Salman, Duterte, Erdogan, the Ayatollahs and the laughter of long-term allies in Europe. So don’t whine to me about whipping posts; you elected him; you are responsible for our current ‘hike’.

  4. Well, here we go again. Russia wants to hide it’s nefarious actions against Georgia so Trump complies and stops the treaty permitting, indeed, requiring oversight. It’s still part of the overall quilt of America bowing and following Russian and Putin leads. But in November good and decent citizens will put a stop to the shenanigans and oust Trump for good. No more kowtowing and kissing a## to the Russians and dancing to Putin’s tunes. Hurry November.

  5. The President has access to far more information than we do and he has proved over and over again that he usually knows what he is doing (and if he makes a mistake; he corrects it). That the Russians cheat and the Democrats let them get away with it has also been proved over and over again. If President Trump thinks this is the correct thing to do; I say do it.

    • Knows what he’s doing??? Pandemic spreading like wildfire as he acts too little and too late. Economic depression is impending as he hurries reopening the economy more prudent people have shut down while he risks expanded death lists like it was wartime. We’ve lost more American to covid19 than the last two wars, more than during any year of car crash deaths and still Trump dithers hoping he’ll be reelected by his trio of monkeys seeing, hearing and saying nothing.

    • How many do you think actually died from this farce?….what are all the other deaths being classified as?….DrBillLemoine…this will be a landslide win…for Trump!

  6. Trump doesn’t let other countries take advantage of our good will! That’s right.

    The idea that we should allow cheating but still maintain our end of the negotiation is not good politics. That’s wrong and only encourages bad actors to cheat more. Look at the history with China and Russia, thank God we have Trump on our side!

  7. It can’t be a viable treaty or agreement if BOTH parties don’t abide by the Agreement. I certainly understand President Trump’s position and he is leaving the door ajar for the Russians.

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