Time for a history lesson (which some sorely need)... The One China policy was adopted by Nixon to help encourage closer ties with the Chinese Communist Government. Nixon recognized that, although both China and the Soviet Union shared a common ideology, they also shared a common border that was a point of contention between them. (Russia has a large land mass rich in natural resources that China desperately needs and little population to occupy it - thus there was continual strife along that border.) If Nixon could drive a wedge between them by coddling up to the Chinese, he could upset the Soviet's aggression. Turns out he was right. Well, the Soviet Union is gone and China is the greater aggressor. Why shouldn't we warm up relations with Russia? Not only would an alliance with Russia help deter Chinese aggression, but also give us access to Russia's resources from which we could profit by helping the Russians develop them. So yes, those who disagree with Trump on this one are ignorant of the history and potential, or, in a word, dumb.
We share a lot more in common with Russia than we do the Middle East. Why not seek to warm relations with them. If you look back over the last 50 years we have done everything we could to undermine their interests. We don't have to be buddy buddy with them but there are areas such as combatting terrorism that we can work together with them on.
Would you say that anyone who still believes the Earth is flat is stupid? Sometimes a fact is simply a fact, and people who refuse to see the obvious are just stupid people. Russia is in a position to become superpower again eventually, and maintaining good relationships with them is a smart move. Anyone who disagrees with that simple fact is indeed stupid. So this post is yet another example of sensationalist or false news.
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