Russia Threatens To Nuke Poland

    From the AP: A top Russian general said Friday that Poland’s agreement to accept a U.S. missile defense battery exposes ex-communist nation to attack, possibly by nuclear weapons, the Interfax news agency reported. The statement by Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn is the strongest threat that Russia has issued against the plans to put missile defense elements in former Soviet satellite nations. Poland and the United States | Read More »

    Obama Eats Ice Cream, Bodysurfs as Russia Rolls Onward

    When the Russian tanks roll westward, what defence for you and me? Colonel Sloman’s Essex Rifles? The Light Horse of L.S.E.? -Philip LarkinYou know this is a “Now watch this drive” moment when even the New York Times is attacking Barack Obama for his horribly timed vacation. The One insists on iced cream, you see: and he will not be interrupted in his quest, not | Read More »

    How Would President Obama Handle Russian Expansion

    Timing is a funny thing. Just a few days ago Russia invaded Georgia, in an attempt to rein in a nascent democracy that Russia has always considered to be within its sphere of influence. And yesterday Poland and the U.S. come to agreement on ballistic missile defense and reciprocal defense. What a curious coincidence, huh?Would a President Obama be willing to commit to the defense | Read More »

    In Any Debate I’d Put My Money on McCain

    Senator John McCain’s substantive responses and unflappable demeanor at his town hall meeting in York, PA on Tuesday filled me with hope for the fall presidential debates. Based on McCain’s performance, I’d say he could beat the silver-tongued, glass-jawed Senator Barack Obama in a debate on Obama’s terms, moderated by the editorial board of the Village Voice, with no prior knowledge of the questions himself | Read More »

    Classic Liberal Thought Process

    This morning as I flipped through the radio stations I came across an NPR news broadcast that really astounded me with its completely illogical, and classically liberal, train of thought. The topic was German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit with Russian diplomats to “discuss” the Georgian “crisis”. The NPR reported pointed out that Russia voted against NATO membership for Georgia earlier this year and is one | Read More »

    Russia’s Tactics Not New

    I have not been a member of RedState for long, and this is my first post. I have greatly enjoyed reading all of the posts made and the emphasis placed on conservative principles and practices. Keep it up! However, in all of the coverage of the Russia/Georgia war there is one aspect which I have not seen stated anywhere, but which I believe has a | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-15-2008

    DaysUntil Election Day: 81 August 15, 2008MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN NATION HOUSE PARTIES…COUNTY CONVENTIONS…thousands of activists around the country last evening participated in “McCain Nation” conferences nationwide. NY Mayor Rudy Guliani was the special guest with Cindy McCain and top strategist Charlie Black.  It was very impressive and many county parties throughout Michigan participated.As many county parties held McCain Nation events during their conventions…the county conventions were | Read More »

    The Sinister Cheney-Putin-Bush Triangle

    sarcasmI’m surprised it actually took this long for the link to be uncovered. It is so obvious. Putin is on McCain’s campaign committee and realized drastic measures were necessary to assure McCain’s victory. The whole invasion of small, peripheral nations which is so uncharacteristic of the Russians, now makes sense./sarcasmHow long before the conspiracy theorists at the Kos latch on to this one?

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    The Price Of Aggression

    In recent days, Russian government officials have been fond of telling their American counterparts that the United States should choose between a friendship with Russia and supporting its “special project” in Georgia. What the Russians need to understand, of course, is that they face a choice of their own:Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Thursday that if Russia doesn’t pull back from its fighting in Georgia | Read More »

    BREAKING: NATO Reaction To Georgia/Russia War

    At last! NATO has come out with a statement regarding the Russian invasion of Georgia. Here’s the response from NATO:

    Poland and US Ink Missile Deal

    The US and Poland have reached agreement today on the installation of missile interceptors on Polish territory. Interestingly, the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, announced the deal on national television.The two countries had been negotiating a deal for quite some time. The US views the system as primarily a defense against missile threats from rogue states such as Iran. The Poles have, obviously, other concerns | Read More »

    House Republicans to Senate: “I’m With Stupid”

    Thanks to Brian Johnson for stopping by to post this. Brian is is a Federal Affairs Manager and Energy Policy Analyst at Americans for Tax Reform and has been quite helpful to me in understanding this compromise plan. — ErickYes my friends, I am speaking of the infamous “Gang of Ten” and their fantastically suicidal energy plan (well, at least for five of them). The | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-14-2008

    82 DaysUntil Election DayAugust 14, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:“This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with it. Things have changed.” Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN IN MICHIGAN…a very successful day raising money, motivating the troops and doing a series of press interviews throughout a | Read More »

    Saxby Chambliss on the Radio This Morning

    Tomorrow is my last day on the radio here at WMAC. But, until 9am tomorrow, I’ll still be having fun. Today, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, I’ll be speaking with Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) about the Gang of 10 Energy Deal. You can listen here. You can call in at 866-940-9622. I want to get into the details with Senator Chambliss, who has now joined Senator | Read More »

    Figures

    The more serious an international situation gets, the less serious certain American pundits get.Can we all agree now that people like Robert Scheer are beyond the pale? This should have been obvious eons ago. Unless Scheer has a plausible theory on how “neoconservatives” induced Russia to attack Georgia, paying him to write columns is pretty much as useful as resurrecting the memory of Edsel Ford | Read More »