by Jack Watts
COMMON SENSE: Since shortly after the end of World War II, when the Soviet Union developed nuclear weapons of their own, there have not been any global wars. It’s because of MAD—mutual assured destruction. We can wipe them out, and they can do the same thing to us. Although this hasn’t produced Utopia, it has worked well enough for us not to have global thermonuclear war.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the USA has been the world’s only superpower in every area other than nuclear weaponry. Because Russia has fallen on particularly difficult economic times, the elites in the West have come to dismiss them as being the threat they once were. This is a mistake—a huge mistake.
Because of Obama’s sequestration, the US military fell on hard times. In many areas, including technological innovation, we did very little for eight years to keep us. If you think that’s not a big deal, just think of how different your cell phones were nearly a decade ago.
Russia, in her never-ending quest for power and prestige, has never slowed down. Now, in some areas, despite how much we are outspending Russia, they have developed nuclear weaponry that is superior to ours.
Four months ago, Putin announced the development of “a nuclear-powered underwater drone. It can travel 100 mph and descend to a depth of 3,000 feet. Its nuclear power unit is 100 times smaller than the ones that power submarines. This 75-foot-long submerged drone can carry a 100-megaton thermonuclear cobalt warhead, one that is 5,000 times more powerful than the atom bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan. Detonated off the coasts of North America it would create a tsunami wave 1,500 feet tall washing over cities on the east and west coasts.”
This is just one of the five new systems Putin announced, but its significance should be enough to make you understand why our President refused to use Putin as a whipping boy—just to appease the Leftwing media, whose collective ignorance is appalling. Know this: You never—and I mean never—call out a dictator to his face and humiliate him publicly, but that’s exactly what our fools in the media demanded that Trump do. To his credit, Trump refused, and he has been blasted by the media ever since.
Putin may not be everything we want him to be, but we must find ways to perpetuate MAD. Our survival depends on it. Trump knows this, even if our media doesn’t.