I grew up during the 80's and love 80's music. And I am constantly reminded that the theme of many songs put out by liberal performers were warnings of nuclear war. Remember? We were told that Ronald Reagan was being mean to the Soviet Union and eventually we'd all die if President Reagan wasn't nicer.
Of course, the Soviet Union collapsed and the cold war ended and liberal rockers took to raging against Republicans for a variety of other reasons.
Don't look now...but the cold war is back.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is now warning not to discount the threat of nuclear war.
During his annual end-of-the-year press conference in Moscow, Putin based his warning on what he called the collapse of the international system of arms control. Putin also criticized President Trump's announcement in October that he'll withdraw the U.S. from the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces, or INF treaty.
Putin said an escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to war should not be allowed to happen.
Over 17-hundred journalists attended the Russian president’s speech.
It's important to remember that Russia is constantly struggling economically and leaders like Putin need to look strong militarily to keep the people distracted from economic policy that NEVER works.
Of course, I also need to add this - we were told that the Trump Administration COLLUDED with Russia to win the election with Russia expecting a more sympathetic administration. That's clearly not the case. That's why Trump foes have shifted the narrative to the President economically benefiting from Russian collusion. Because in politics, NO ONE EVER ADMITS THEY WERE WRONG.