The START Treaty that has Become the Amended Treaty…

Well Russia is almost done changing the START Treaty to counter act the amendments that America did to the treaty when she ratified it last December…

It looks like the “START Treaty” has become the “Amended Treaty” and at this point it seems to be closer to a “Non Treaty” than a “Useful Treaty”…

This is a case of Treaty in and Trash came out. What the presidents signed many months ago is not the same document that is being ratified by Russia and America…

Do not be surprised if Russia leaves START in the future. The ground work has been laid for that escape from the START Treaty:

The head of the State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachov says the risk of failure always exists.“This time I believe this risk is quite obvious on the US side – that they will proceed with strategic, not regional, but strategic anti-missile defense systems – maybe not the current president, maybe not the current government, but probably the next president, the next government, which [could] have a completely different strategy on this issue,” he said. “And in case it happens, the treaty may be damaged and there may arise conditions for Russia to pull out of this treaty, but we are not there yet, and we still have time to make better agreements and to avoid any misunderstandings, and that will be our ambition.”

On this side of the world the understanding of the Treaty failing is common place and almost expected. The word is that this whole process needs to be reinitialized and begun again. Hence the statement above about “make better agreements and to avoid any misunderstandings” because this Treaty was a big misunderstanding between two countries… (At least from a Russian view point…)

The amendments that America instilled upon the document set the START Treaty back to the beginning. So a Russia, who was ready to ratify the original Treaty as it stood, now has serious reservations about the necessity and validity of the START Treaty…

Parliament approves terms of Russia’s quitting New START

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