Super powers keep each other in check, much like chess.
Reports are coming in that Russia has spy ships off the East Coast of the United States. This is the fist such sighting since Trump took office. It was sighted off the coast of Delaware heading north. At this point it’s 70 miles off the coastline and sufficiently in international waters.
This ship has been identified as the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, and it’s not the first time the ship has been sighted off American waters. The last time was in 2015. Officials say that, “It’s not a huge concern, but we are keeping our eyes on it.”
As disconcerting as it may seem that the chief enemy of the United States is so easily floating vessels up and down our shoreline, this is by far not the first occurrence. Russia has always made a home away from home in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There are numerous reports that they nearly always maintain submarines off the coast of Florida.
To varying degrees we’re always spying on Russia, and they’re always spying on us. They try and infiltrate our government and we try and infiltrate theirs. All in all it’s a balancing act, and the concept of Mutual Assured Destruction is still the law of the land. No one really wants to pull that big of a trigger, because the whole thing comes crumbling down.
However both sides are perfectly fine with fighting proxy wars in Ukraine and Syria. The Cold War never really ended, the terms of engagement just shifted. We fight with spies, and pawn like nation states. The demonization of Russia mainly stands to serve as propaganda for US citizens. Putin and his Red Army are held out like hordes from the frozen North and blamed for so many things, least of which are rigging elections.
For America to be great again, we all need to realize what’s real and what’s propaganda being used to control us. Fear has no place in America, only boldness and right convictions.