September 17, 2021

Putin is Taking Advantage of Obama’s Weakness as the Military Balance of Power has Shifted in Russia’s Favor

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-10-29-18-pmFrank de Varona wrote the book, The Gathering Threat of Russia, China, and Their Allies Against America (2016)

As I wrote in my sixth book on the Obama-Hillary Clinton administration, President Barack Obama has made the United States a superpower in complete retreat in the world. The enemies of America, including Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and radical Islam, do not fear President Obama. The allies of America do not trust or respect Obama to defend them from their enemies. Obama and Congress have severely cut the Pentagon’s budget for a number of years while the enemies of America have significantly improved their Armed Forces and nuclear arsenals with new weapons.

Russia has annexed part of Georgia, Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and occupied parts of eastern Ukraine. China has built military bases on islands in the South China Sea that belong to U.S. allies. China claims illegally as its territory 90% of the South China Sea and claims islands that belong to Japan in the East China Sea.

Both China and Russia are harassing U.S. aircrafts and Navy ships around the world. These nations and their allies represent an existential threat to America. I discussed the reasons why America needs to drastically increase the budget of the Pentagon and improve the nuclear arsenal and missiles to match or exceed the better-equipped Russian and Chinese missiles and other weapons. Anti-ballistic missile defense must be improved. Failure to do so will severely endanger the national security of the United States.

It might provoke a devastating combined Russian-Chinese surprise nuclear attack upon America as weakness invites aggression from the psychopaths who rule those two nations. I revealed how Russia and China are developing hypersonic glide vehicles to defeat the increasingly sophisticated anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense of the United States and its allies. These two enemy nations are ahead in the development of hypersonic weapons.

The nation that achieves mastery of hypersonic weapons first will overturn the principles of how wars are waged. The development of hypersonic weapons is similar to the development of nuclear arms. America is in great danger as the balance of military power has shifted against it. The only area that America has superior weapons is in space. Russia and China are working diligently to develop weapons superior to America in space such as the hypersonic glide vehicles.

My book explained how Vladimir Putin has frequently threatened nuclear war against America and its allies. It is very important for Americans to understand that Russia is the number one geopolitical enemy of America. Equally important is to know that Russia is using jihadists throughout the world as a weapon against the United States and the West. China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and other nations are waging successful cyber warfare against America and stealing its industrial and military secrets.

Unfortunately, the Obama-Clinton administration has done very little to stop the cyber warfare from our enemies. Another serious threat to America is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event provoked either from an atomic bomb exploded high in space in the middle of America or from solar flares that would destroy all electronics and the electrical grid of America and would result in the death of between 80% to 90% of Americans in a few months due to starvation. Obama has failed to protect the nation and as result America, at all levels, is unprepared for an EMP nuclear attack or an EMP provoked by solar flares despite their catastrophic consequences.

Russia has violated with impunity the New START nuclear agreement

The Department of State has reported that Russia increased its deployed nuclear warheads over the past six months under a strategic arms reduction treaty as Obama ordered America nuclear warhead stocks to be reduced sharply. Since April 2016 Russia has added 61 new nuclear warheads. Incredibly, Obama ordered the Pentagon during the same period to reduce our deployed nuclear warheads by 114. Obviously, this ill-advised action has increased the disparity between America and Russia and has seriously endangered our national security.

Bill Gertz wrote an article titled “Russia Adds Hundreds of Warheads under Nuclear Treaty” which was published in the Washington Free Beacon website on October 4, 2016. The reporter explained that Russia’s nuclear warhead increases since 2011 suggest Putin does not intend to cut its nuclear forces and will abandon the New START arms treaty as part of a major nuclear buildup.

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin does not respect Barack Obama and now Russia has more nuclear warheads than America.

Gertz pointed out that Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon nuclear weapons specialist now with the National Institute for Policy, said that in his opinion it is now highly unlikely that Russia intends to comply with New START. Schneider said the following: “Moscow appears to be on a path to doubling its warheads. With or without New START, Russian deployed strategic nuclear warheads are likely to increase to 3,000 by 2030. I think it is also clear that the Obama administration has an unannounced program to implement Obama’s proposed one-third reduction in strategic nuclear forces from the New START level unilaterally. A strategic military balance that existed in 2011 when the treaty was approved has now been reversed by Russian increases and U.S. cuts. In 2011, the United States had a lead of 263 deployed warheads, we are now 429 deployed warheads below Russia. The Russians will think this is quite important. It could impact Putin’s willingness to take risks.”

Shamefully, the Obama administration is continuing a program of unilateral nuclear disarmament despite promises by President Obama to modernize and maintain U.S. nuclear forces as long as strategic dangers are present. This is happening as Russia and America have increased tensions over Syria. The Russian action followed the State Department’s decision to cut off talks with Russia on Syria.

Gertz wrote that the nuclear buildup is raising new fears Putin is planning to break out of New START treaty limits rather than comply with the accord. Russian forces have deployed 249 warheads above the warhead limit set by the treaty to be reached by February 2018. Since the treaty went into effect in 2011, Russia increased its total warhead stockpile from 1,537 warheads to 1,796 warheads, an increase of 259 warheads. At the same time the Obama administration has cut U.S. nuclear forces by 433 warheads during the same period.

It is obvious that Obama has willfully and deliberately downgraded America military superiority making America a lesser superpower. I think this is treason and dereliction of duty! Why do we not hear Republicans in Congress denouncing this unilateral disarmament while our enemies are getting stronger militarily and why is the media not writing editorial criticizing Obama’s endangering our national security? After all if Russia and China were to attack America and defeat it in a World War III, all Democrats, Republicans and independents would suffer alike. This is not a matter of politics but of survival.

Gertz wrote that Air Force General John E. Hyten, nominee to be the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, warned the Senate during a hearing lin September 2016 that Russia is modernizing both its strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. General Hyten stated the following to the Senate Armed Services Committee: “It seems clear that Russia has been making large investments in its nuclear weapon programs as well as modernizing both its strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons. In addition to advancing nuclear capabilities, Russia is emphasizing new regional and strategic approaches, and declaring and demonstrating its ability to escalate if required. Collectively, Russian development of advancing weapons capabilities and its evolving war fighting doctrine is concerning.”

Gertz explained the following: “Under New START, the United States and Russia agreed to reduce deployed nuclear warheads to 1,550 warheads. Deployed land-based and submarine-launched missiles and bombers will be cut to 700. Missile launchers and non-deployed heavy bombers will be reduced to 800. While U.S. nuclear forces are very old and in need of modernization, Russian nuclear forces are being modernized. By 2020, nuclear missile submarines, land-based missiles, and bombers will be modernized, with 70 percent of the nuclear forces replaced with advanced systems, according to U.S. officials.”

Russia abandoned the 2000 agreement on plutonium reduction

Russia announced on October 4, 2016 that it abandoned a 2000 agreement to reduce stockpiles of plutonium originally intended for nuclear weapons. Gertz said that Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said of the Russian rejection of the plutonium agreement, “We’re disappointed with their decision.”

Gertz wrote that other alarming signs of Russian nuclear weapons advances include intelligence reports that Moscow is expanding underground nuclear command. This is a violation of the New START treaty. Putin is also planning to double its nuclear warhead stockpiles for new multiple-warhead missiles.
Obama who is the architect of the destruction of the United States is ignoring Russia rapid reaming and modernizing its nuclear arsenal and is moving forward with a unilateral disarmament scheme. This is dereliction of duty and treason!

Current tensions between Russia and the United States

Roger Aronoff wrote an article titled “Media Judgment Corrupted by Desire to Defeat Trump” which was published on the Accuracy in Media website on October 5, 2016. Aronoff said that under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton there was supposed to be a reset of relations between the United States and Russia. However, the reset failed, miserably. Now the Obama administration has suspended direct contacts with Russia on halting the war in Syria after Putin violated the cease fire agreement.

HANGZHOU, CHINA SEPTEMBER 5, 2016: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images)

HANGZHOU, CHINA SEPTEMBER 5, 2016: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images)

Putin and Obama shared a tense handshake at the G20 meeting in China.

Aronoff wrote that Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post stated the following: “In exchange for saving Bashar Assad’s neck and enabling Iran and Hezbollah to control Syria, Russia has received the capacity to successfully challenge U.S. power. A recent agreement between the Syrian government and Russia permits—indeed invites—Russia to set up a permanent air base in Khmeimim [Syria], outside the civilian airport in Latakia. Russian politicians, media and security experts have boasted this base will be able to challenge both the U.S. Navy and NATO. The Syrian government is currently bombarding Aleppo to get rid of rebel forces. Bashar Assad’s goal is to defeat the rebel forces by destroying the sheltering civilian populations.”

Aronoff pointed out that the media focusing on Trump’s tax returns seems like trivial nonsense compared to the tragedy going on in Syria. Almost half-million deaths, and millions suffering, displaced, or who have fled from Syria because of this conflict.

Aronoff said the following: “The morass in Syria is part of President Obama’s legacy of ineptitude, or worse, appeasing Iran to achieve a phony nuclear deal. Yet Mrs. Clinton promises her legacy would be one of regime change. President Obama’s foreign policy incompetence and appeasement has once again weakened American power abroad. The media should be asking whether Mrs. Clinton would as president be able to improve relations with Russia given her former failures… The media should be asking key questions of Mrs. Clinton, including about her support for the disastrous, unsigned Iran deal. Not only did the Obama administration pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash as a ransom payment for four American prisoners that Iran was holding, but recent reporting has revealed that the Obama administration supported the UN lifting sanctions on the regime’s Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International on January 17. Despite concession after concession made by the U.S. to please Iran, this totalitarian regime has conducted up to 10 ballistic missile tests since the forging of the nuclear agreement.”


It is obvious that Obama with the help of Hillary Clinton have willfully and deliberately downgraded America military superiority making America a lesser superpower. Both have weakened American power abroad. Both have allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate our government and society. I believe this is treason and dereliction of duty!

The Middle East is in flames. The Islamic State is stronger. The homeland and our European allies are being attacked by Islamic terrorists. Russia and China are committing aggression unimpeded around the world. The disastrous Obama and Clinton legacies foster danger and insecurity abroad. Both have seriously endangered our national security.

We need to elect Donald J. Trump to reverse the immense damage done by Obama and Clinton. The policy of Obama and Clinton of unilateral nuclear disarmament and unilateral concessions made to Iran and Cuba must be stopped.

Donald J. Trump has promised to rebuild our military and has been endorsed by over one hundred patriotic retired generals and admirals. Our survival is at stake! We need America to be resurgent and not America in decline!