The United States has made it clear before that it sees Russia as a threat, and that it will respond accordingly should Moscow be a threat to security. U.S. intelligence agencies are reportedly stepping up efforts to focus on Russia despite the coordinated truce in Syria. Is there no hope for Russia and the U.S.?
US Focuses Military Efforts to Destroy Russia
According to the Washington Post, U.S. agencies are now expanding spying operations against Russia in a coordinated effort much larger compared to what the United States did in the Cold War.
A U.S. official confirmed that the mobilization include a number of intelligence assets, CIA operatives, National Security Agency cyberespionage capabilities, and satellite systems. The United States is now shifting focus from terrorist threats and U.S. war zones to Russia.
“U.S. officials said the moves are part of an effort to rebuild U.S. intelligence capabilities that had continued to atrophy even as Russia sought to reassert itself as a global power,” the report explained.
Moscow has been catching the United States off guard for the last years that such efforts are supposedly justifiable.
Syria Only Hope?
However, it might not be the end yet for U.S. and Russia relations as the two countries have reached an agreement regarding Syria. The two nations claimed that a cessation of hostilities in Syria is largely holding. Likewise, the agreement should or extend for 48 hours.
“There was agreement as a whole, despite sporadic reports of violence, the arrangement is holding and violence is significantly lower,” Aljazeera quoted State Department spokesman Mark Toner during a press briefing on Wednesday.
“As part of the conversation they agreed to extend the cessation for another 48 hours.”
Toner also added that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov talked over the phone and agreed that there is value in extending the truce.