Right now the politicians in Washington are racing headfirst into a conflict with Russia and all other rogue nations that oppose the globalist's agenda. Anyone that opposes the globalist will be ground into powder. Even a populist president that was elected by the people does not have the power to oppose this power. The house of Representatives concocted a bill to impose sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia and disallow the president from questioning any part of this bill without approval of congress. They took the well known rogue nation of North Korea as the main thrust for the bill and added the countries of Iran and Russia to the list that required more sanctions. Since the president does not have "line item" veto ability to exclude some parts of a bill or in this case some nations, he must either accept the bill as passed or veto the bill in this form. Since it was passed with only 3 dissenting votes there appears to be no possibility of his veto holding up over Congress - even if he wanted to veto the bill.
No thinking individual that has been following what Russia has been doing to eradicate ISIS and to defend the Russians in Ukraine and Crimea can view Russia as an aggressive enemy of the United States or Europe. The Russian defense of justice, family values and freedom of religion has been a good thing and mirrors the principles this nation was founded on. But the new social order that wants to create globalism has focused on Russia as the eternal enemy of the world and must be destroyed - one way or the other. It doesn't matter what the people want or what Trump wants or what Ron Paul talks about - or any dissenting voices want, the globalist will get their way and use any justification to accomplish their goal of creating a New World Order.
It doesn't matter what moves Russia makes now, they are being cornered one month at a time towards being surrounded economically and militarily. This is what those sanctions are all about. It is to punish a nation so they will either capitulate, surrender to government change and broken up, or to lash out at those that are converging on them and then receive the full force of military might.
Right now Putin has been playing a chess game with them of delaying the inevitable. In the past years when Obama, and now Trump, has imposed unethical, illegal sanctions against Russia, including the confiscation of properties and expelling Russian embassy officials, Putin has not responded in an equal manner against the US. Instead, Putin as operated with restraint and patience with the US, apparently hoping a new US regime would see reason and put a stop to those unjustified actions against Russia. But, after this latest bill was passed in overwhelming fashion he had no choice but to see the direction things were going in Washington. In response he ordered the expulsion of hundreds of US embassy officials and the takeover of some properties. There still remains over 400 US officials in Russia, which I would think a similar number of Russian Embassy officials are in the US. In reality these actions and reactions by both countries is not a sign of direct hostilities, but without a doubt, it is a major step towards a future military confrontation.
The situation in the Middle East and in North Korea has not changed or subsided. The threats from a major war breaking out in those two hot spots is still very possible. The Syrian government along with their partner Russia have continued the march to retake the lands occupied by ISIS. There remains only two major cities to rescue which are Raqqa and Deir Ez Zour. Raqqa has an estimated 1,000 ISIS fighters still inside the surrounded city and Deir Ez Zour has about 2,000. The large land masses that ISIS has controlled for years is now shrinking, as the vast desert areas are being purged one acre at a time. The SDF forces (which are mostly Kurdish fighters) in northern and eastern Syria have made a temporary deal with Syria on how to share control in Raqqa as it is liberated. The big question is once ISIS is defeated what will the SDF forces do next? Will they, and the US, then turn their guns against Syria and Russia? Will they claim large areas of Syria as their new land of Kurdistan?
Keep in mind that the US is inside Syria illegally and has joined forces with the SDF and the Kurds. The belligerence against Russia and Syria by the US government has not changed. The US and its allies have pre-positioned military equipment and troops in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq ready to invade Syria. The recent vote by Congress reveals the fact that the US position against Syria has not changed. That means the stage is set for some kind of a confrontation diplomatically or militarily in Syria. Also keep in mind as this is going on, the US is still providing financial help to Ukraine and has US troops on the ground imbedded with Ukrainian troops. Those US troops have been training Ukrainians and taking part in special operations that have already been killing the defenders of Ukraine after the coup took place, which was paid for by billionaire Soros and the US government to the tune of $ billions. Most recently all electricity was cut off towards the eastern Ukrainian area increasing the suffering and impoverishment of those people.
The US government is poking the Russian bear with a stick. And once the Russians respond the US will announce to the world: "See the aggression of Russia?!? They must be stopped! They are a threat to world peace!" The US and their allies are provoking Russia to defend themselves. Then those actions will be labeled offensive aggression which require a military response by the US and NATO. Putin has known about this plan against Russia for a few years now. He has spoken about it openly in speeches and interviews. Have you seen that in the main media? Not very likely.
How can Putin defend against such diabolical conspiracies to destroy his nation? That is the $ million question no one knows. My advice to Putin is this: Keep exercising restraint and patience. Avoid confrontation at all cost. Continue the economic growth and financial health of Russia and stand by the values you have already established. Avoid defending North Korea in political rhetoric or in any other means. North Korea is a separate issue and is not defendable, regardless of political rhetoric that a nation is free to produce weapons. They are a proven menace to the world and pose a direct threat with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Pull back missiles and troops from the western front of Russia. The deployment of troops in that region only adds fuel to the fire and gives NATO an excuse to attack in the future. Besides, the defense of Russia from the New World Order cult will not be accomplished by troops and missiles on the border. Sever diplomatic ties with the US since every time they meet with you they lie, over and over again. The US is using diplomacy as a weapon against their enemies. It is better that they are mystified by what you do and don't do rather than giving them the intelligence reports they can use against you. The US government has been hijacked by an oligarchy of wealthy rulers and this condition may not always remain the same. The best option for Russia is to delay confrontations and focus on economic strength. In time, it is possible the globalist will be weakened by their own missteps and find that carrying on a military campaign against a nation like Russia is not fruitful or financially possible. The truth is, Russia and the US should be partners in the future. This is the only way to forge a path towards nuclear disarmament. It may take generations to accomplish, but it is a worthwhile goal. (If anyone can get that advice to Putin or the Russians please do so, for whatever it is worth)
My advice for Trump and the US: Remove all the sanctions imposed on Russia from the Obama administration. Pull back the NATO troops and US troops from the eastern front in Europe. Remove all US troops from Ukraine. Remove all troops from Syria, unless you actually get permission to join forces with Syria ad Russia to defeat the ISIS plague. Remove all US bases from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq and Afghanistan. Place those troops on the southern and northern borders of the US to secure our borders. Start the process to remove all US troops from Europe and let those people learn how to get along with their neighbors or defend their land with their own people and money. Remove all troops from South Korea and Japan. We do not need to be the global cops of the world. Our presence there is only inciting hatred towards the US and in reality does nothing to defend those nations form a nuclear attack. Deal with North Korea once and for all or wait until they attack us in the future or they sell nukes to every terrorist in the world to blow up our cities. Your choice.
That is a short list of what needs to be done. Will they heed this advice? Not very likely. The politicians in Washington have proven to be a bunch of money grubbing warmongers that take orders from the military industrial complex and the globalists that are working towards a one world government. They don't care about our borders, culture or old fashioned American values.
The majority of US politicians are doing everything in their power to subvert the US Constitution, destroy our sovereignty, fabricate foreign conflicts, send our soldiers to fight and die in illegal foreign wars, invade our nation with illegal aliens, corrupt our nation, brainwash our youth, promote political correctness, rewrite the history books, destroy the reputation of our founding fathers and replace loyalty to our nation and replace it with loyalty to globalism. By any definition the majority of US politicians, by their actions - are agents of subversion and traitors to the US Constitution.