Putin dividing nations, to end years of relative peace
President Trump has been disrespectful to and begun trade wars with most, if not all, of our allies.
These actions will likely hurt the economies of the U.S. and our allies. This at a time when we have led the world in imposing sanctions against Russia for various violations of international laws, including the armed invasion of Ukraine.
The president’s current economic and diplomatic strategies appear to be designed to ultimately isolate the U.S. and push friendly countries into the waiting arms of Russia. There will then no longer be any good reason for our allies to support U.S.-led sanctions against Russia.
Mr. Putin is a chess master and is thinking five to eight moves ahead. While most U.S. citizens are focusing on the daily escapades of our clownand liar-in- chief, Russia is moving, unabated, driving a wedge in international relationships that have brought relative peace to the world for 70 years. — Michael Richter, San Jose