Return of the USSR?

Just a quick thought on the US vs Russia hub hub. I trust we're probably not going to nuclear war, but if you'll notice the Russian aligned powers are acting as one. In a similar manner as Russian clients behaved during he cold war.

The result, Nothing moves on Syria or Iran. Those issues are on the back burner. Even the Norks will take advantage.

Russia gaining clout and has thrown a wrench into any effort to get them to use their influence on Iran's nuclear program or on Assad's chemical weapons.

If the US and western powers cannot act as one, or continue to act weakly Putin continues to win and some bad situations continue to fester.

The more things change the more they stay the same. It might be to our benefit to dust off some of those old cold war strategies.

But does this disturb me? Not really. The two big dogs fighting will tend to suppress the other conflicts to a point. Besides I've lived through the threat of world destruction before. Ourselves and the Russians had enough sense not to do it. I can't say I trust some of the other powers that far.

Meh. Just don't nuke me ;-)

Posted by: Howie at 05:07 PM


1 You are sooooo right, Howie: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Truer words were never spoken @ ME dictatorships.

Posted by: Bubbe at April 28, 2014 04:18 AM

2 This ain't about Russia vs. America.

This is about Princess Obama being butthurt over getting dissed. And some euro central bankers who are butthurt over Putin undoing Yeltsin's fire sale of Russian industries to them.

As for what is going on in the Ukraine, take a good hard look at the locations of off-shore oil and oilshale zones there.

Posted by: Kristophr at April 28, 2014 12:59 PM

3 Howie Howie Howie!!!!

Yay :)

Posted by: Laura Walker at April 29, 2014 09:05 AM

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