After president Trump decided to attack a Syrian airfield with tomahawk missiles, relations with Russia are even worse than they were before. Which is normal and not that hard to predict.
But senator John McCain said that president Trump should not even talk to Russia because Vladimir Putin is a KGB agent and a ''butcher''. But is that the smart option? Ronald Reagan and every US president during the cold war talked to the evil empire of the Soviet Union. According to many historians, the Soviet Union is responsible for the murder of around 60 million people. The cold war is over now and Russia is not by any means the Soviet Union. It appears the leaders of the 20th century were much smarter than the representatives we have running the government now. According to John McCain nobody should talk to Russia because Putin is a ‘’butcher’’ and we should just get rid of Assad already and establish a no fly zone and shoot every Russian plane down that violates it. But that’s complete nonsense. It’s time for the Trump administration to ignore people like John McCain, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi and start listening to reason again and his core supporters. It’s in Americas interest to have good relations with Russia and at least talk to them. America has always talked to the biggest mass murderers throughout history and it has always worked for us most of the time. The democrats have been beating the war drums against Russia even before the election concluded. And that has really harmed relations.
Now the best way to move forward to a more peaceful world is to keep talking with Russia and ignore all the democrats and neocon republicans. Ignore your approval ratings. A stable world is more important. We all benefit from that. Let’s hope the Syria strikes were just some statement President Trump wanted to make and not a precursor for regime change or any long term war. And if Assad really is such a bad man, maybe it’s time for Saudi Arabia to send their sons to kill Assad. Tensions have increased in only one week with Iran, North Korea, Syria, Russia and China. Diplomacy is now more important than ever. Is it really a bad idea to talk to a nuclear armed super power like Russia?