From McClatchy :
The Bush administration’s failure to win Russia’s consent to install U.S. missile defenses in its European backyard and a growing list of other disputes suggest that President Bush and his aides have misread the man whose “soul” Bush thought he’d divined when they first met six years ago.
Bush’s strategy on Russia assumed that Russian President Vladimir Putin embraced democracy, wanted integration with the West and sought a “strategic partnership” in which Moscow would acquiesce to U.S. policies such as NATO expansion. Feuds could be resolved through the close personal relationship that Bush believed he had with his Russian counterpart.
Instead, fueled by record oil and natural gas prices and resentment of what he lambasted in February as Bush’s “almost uncontained hyper use of force,” Putin has led global opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq, hosted Palestinians on the U.S. list of terrorist groups, sold anti-aircraft missiles and other arms to Iran and stymied Bush’s drive to tighten U.N. sanctions on the Islamic republic for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment.
The Kremlin has steadily increased spending on defense modernization and revived symbolic long-range aerial reconnaissance patrols toward U.S. and European airspace.
Putin also has threatened to re-target Russian nuclear missiles at Europe if Bush deploys U.S. missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic, declared his intention to trash treaties that eliminate a class of nuclear missiles and limit conventional military forces in Europe and compared the United States under Bush to Germany under Hitler.
Misread Putin? Do ya think?
The resident neocon-munists in Bu$hco’s employ are going around in circles like an old hound dog trying to bite flies out of his tail! They don’t know what to do about this because Pooty-Poot won’t play along according to script. And Madam Supertanker, the “expert” of the U.S.S.R. and Russia, can’t talk sh*t to him. I find this all pretty amusing!
And where is Sith Lord Cheney? This has got to be twisting his blackened, diseased cybernetic old heart into a pretzel. This was a dream since he was whelped from Nixon’s dick, to bottle up the Russians from Central Europe, to deny them an outlet for their oil. It seems to me that trying to figure out a way to nuke Iran took too much time and attention. What a shame. Awww. |-(
The neocon-munist’s window of opportunity to totally destroy the Middle East is nearing an end. They are stepping up their timetable by pissing off the Turks in the hopes of breaking up Iraq further and perhaps draw the Iranians in to shield their Shi’ite buds, thus giving the green light for an Iranian genocide. But events are conspiring against the neo’s plans, either trying to reach a balance through Putin and Chavez, or the NWO has decided the neos have played long enough.
It’s a good thing that the world has decided that Bu$hco and his circus act need to fold up it’s tents and go home. We Americans have certainly failed in performing that moral duty.
What is this strange substance the crew of the U.S.S. Harrier discovered on the other side of the galaxy? :
Captain’s Log: Stardate 44955.1
The starship USS Harrier has been thrown 1,307 light years away from the Federation. An intensive search of our area has revealed no sign of the phenomenon that brought us here.
With no sign of the phenomenon, and little idea of the mechanics of how it transported us here, I have decided to attempt to travel back to the Federation by more conventional means.
Chief Engineer Vengla reports that the warp drive should be functional within the hour. Other minor damage to the hull and airlock number six has already been repaired. Once we have warp drive, we will set course and begin our trek home.
Mysteries of the Universe abound and await Captain Hailey and the Harrier crew in Stable Einsteinium!
As always, contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org for any flames, raves and rants!