ROMNEY WARNS PUTIN or “I Vill Transmit Dis to Vladimir II”
When Barack Obama chose to send a message to Vladimir Putin this spring at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Korea, he couldn’t have know the mic was on as he conveyed words meant to be privately relayed to the Russian strong man. If a Republican President had done what he did on that day in March the US media would have never let it go and the | Read More »
A Comrade in Need is a Comrade Indeed and the Cold War Kids Test
World War Three or Election Year Collusion? Today Russia promised to attack NATO if the missile shield talks in Washington breakdown. It feels like we have entered “I Vill Transmit Dis to Vladimir II” territory today, with Russia promising military strikes against US and NATO missile sites if we don’t play along. World War III on the horizon, or is this just another election year strategy | Read More »
Read My Lips: No New Elections
While reading Charles Krauthammer’s column in the Washington Post about the comments President Obama whispered to Dmitry Medvedev that were picked up by a reporter’s microphone, a further thought occured to me that I did not address in an earlier post on my blog on the subject. These comments were made in a public setting in front of what I imagine were dozens of people, if not more. There were | Read More »
What does it say about the United States when a Russian president sounds more like a capitalist than the American president?
In preparing for the 2012 election campaign the President said the following: “The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits to ‘preferred’ companies.” He went on: The “economy ought to be dominated by private businesses and private investors. The government must protect the choice and property of those who willingly risk their money and reputation.” Also: “Corruption, hostility | Read More »
Missile Defense: A Roll Of The Dice
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator. Visit to get feed or email delivery of new story’s when the are written. Huge Concession To Russia. Will Russia Do The Same For Us? President Obama better hope so! When we meet with Russia at the G 20 and the U.N. General Assembly, we had better get backing from Russia on Iranian action, or the weakening of | Read More »
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Russian Leaders Look Forward to a Good Ole Soviet Style Rolling of Obama
There are only two Americans in the last century that the Russians truly came to fear. Ronald Reagan and George S. Patton. What Reagan and Patton understood, communicated; and in the case of Reagan, acted upon, was the idea that the Russians not only respect true strength but those who show the ability to use that strength to achieve just means.
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Is American Dead? Is it the End of a Dynasty?
In a report published exclusively by Drudge a Russian professor makes some claims, quoted below: Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: “The dollar is not secured by anything. The country’s foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it | Read More »
Georgia’s defeat and America’s options.
This piece originally appeared at joshuatrevino.com. What Mikheil Saakashvili began at his discretion, Vladimir Putin ends at his pleasure. The Russians have called a halt to their offensive in Georgia, and none too soon for the Georgians. What remains is the postwar settlement, and the American part in it. A look at the situation on the ground speaks to the Russian dominance of the little | Read More »
Trevino on America’s Stake in the Caucasus.
This piece originally ran at joshuatrevino.com. America’s stake in the Caucasus war just went up. In the past 24 hours, the Russians launched offensive operations beyond the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, marking a dramatic expansion in their war aims — well beyond the putative casus bellum of protecting Russian citizens. (It should be recalled that these “citizens” are Abkhaz and Ossetian locals | Read More »