Russia’s In A Hurry – Here’s Why (Minor Update)
(After some internal discussion, it was decided to front-page this diary. With that being the case, I can’t resist adding something else that had been deposited in the comments. In the same communication mentioned in the text, the same Estonian friend commented that “Russia trades between wealth and wits. When they have wealth, they lose their wits. And vice-versa.” That seems about right.)On Tuesday night, | Read More »
US/Polish Alliance and the new “Cuban Missle Crisis”
It has become apparent that Russia, now growing strong on petrodollars and new trade with China, will antagonize the West over every issue it can. It started years ago with small trade disagreements with Poland and Germany. Moved to natural gas supplies with the Ukraine and Europe. Then we have the Russian/Georgian War of 2008. There is also Russia’s massive military sale going to Venezuela | Read More »
BREAKING: Obama aide contradicts Polish statement on defense commitment.
The only mitigating factor here is that the aide is contradicting the head of state, not the head of the Polish government. So there may be a retreat on this. If not… well. Obama denies Poland missile vow US President-elect Barack Obama has not given a commitment to go ahead with plans to build part of a US missile defence system in Poland, an aide | Read More »
Actually, Alex…. Russian Communists Endorse Palin/Jindal 2012!!
Actually, Alex, there’s a money-quote in there that we can literally take to the bank:All Republican presidents have always defended national interests….Bank that quote for further use, as Russia becomes a major nuisance next year.If that’s what Russian communists think of Republican Presidents and non-think of Democratic Presidents, then I say, “Roll on progress.”Memo to the donks: All those “foreigners” (particularly in Europe) who you | Read More »
The dawn of a new crisis
And so it begins. Within hours of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, the world reacts. Not in unanimous jubilation. The enemies and potential enemies of America respond with threats. The friends of America respond with fear of wealth loss.
More Russian Rumblings – “The American Gorbachev” (Updated with link)
MOSCOW (AFP) – Barack Obama is the “American Gorbachev” who will ultimately destroy the US, Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Tuesday. Credited in the West for leading the former Soviet Union away from Cold War confrontation, Mikhail Gorbachev, now 77, is vilified by many at home for presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union and ushering in harsh economic reforms. “Obama, he is the | Read More »
That Bear Woke Up Fast
Seriously.I wasn’t expecting that much movement so quick.Thoughts?
Well, That Didn’t Take Long – Russia Already Gearing Up
I mused in the coveritlive space last night that while the discussion was focusing on “domestic consequences”…. my main fear was that the most serious consequences would appear on the international stage. I also fingered Russia as being an actor likely to see what happened as a green light.Well, that sure didn’t take long:Russia to station missiles near PolandRussian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged on Wednesday | Read More »
Trumping Weekly World News – Obama Torched in…. Pravda
I was going to append this as a comment to Moe’s rib-tickler from-and-about the flip in the Weekly World News endorsement. But after a little thought (and more than a little coffee), this one actually merits a diary entry of its own.After the Soviet collapse (and the disappearance of its main “sponsor”), Pravda survived by devolving into a news source at the same level as | Read More »
Obama has promised that he will:Cut investments in “unproven” missile defense systems. Slow the development of future combat systems. Not develop new nuclear weapons. How insipid can this man be? For the first three days of the Russian invasion of Georgia Obama referred to the need to “talk”. McCain was instantly supportive of Georgia.With Russia on the offensive, Putin’s KGB background, and Obama’s desire to | Read More »
Why the League of Democracies will not work
Senator McCain has proposed a League of Democracies to confront the world’s problems. He feels this would be more effective in dealing with problems than the United Nations whether it comes to dealing with Iran, confronting genocide in Sudan, fighting AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa and working together to solve the crisis facing our environment. While he hopes this will streamline decision making by uniting | Read More »
MI Morning Update 10-13-2008
22 Days Until Election DayOctober 13, 2008MORNING UPDATE: OBAMA’S CHARACTER AND ASSOCIATIONS MATTER…Thomas Sowell has pointed out that there are serious doubts about Obama’s character and judgment raised by Obama’s lengthy associations, indeed alliances with Ayers, Dorhn, Rezko, Wright. Senator Obama’s explanations of these alliances miss the point, and are vague and unsatisfactory. There are also serious doubts raised by Obama’s association with ACORN, which | Read More »
Let’s pile on – Moscow calls for anti-US alliance
Moscow calls for anti-US allianceWow, the world is getting stranger and more dangerous.You would have thought they would have been smartenough to wait until after the last Presidential debatebefore they came out with these evil plans.McCain needs to hit hard on this and Obama willsay he probably likes Medvedev’s idea to create a new world order that would minimise the role of the United States.
Historical Parallels: Then and Now…
Historical Parallels: Then and Now…Economic Conditions and the Obama Phenomenon(Historical data obtained from Wikipedia)History shows us that countries have an unusual tendency to put into power dangerous leaders during times of economic trials.Take the country of Chile for example. Chile elects in 1970 a communist president in Salvador Allende. He only garners 36% of the popular vote, barely 1% more then his closest opponent. Not | Read More »
So, Obama looks inevitable ? Then welcome back Carter days.
Yes, I have seen the media full of glee, so I can only make the connection that Obama is riding up in the polls.Ok, so Obama is elected; what next ? I’ll take one thing. Energy.Although Obama has seem to have been a proponent of offshore drilling recently, that does not mesh with statements in the primary nor any of his Senate actions.So, considering I | Read More »