Friday, August 15, 2008

Russia Is Not Our Friend

I think this has been the case for some time now. For goodness sake, the Russians more than any other regime were responsible for keeping Saddam Hussein in power and were the biggest beneficiaries of the Oil for Food Program.

The Russians have ambitions in the Arctic, Ukraine, Georgia and frankly all of Eastern Europe.

Let us also not forget their support for Iran's nuclear programme. Hell, it's building a nuclear reactor at Bushehr which is due to go online next year.

Then let us also consider their repression of political liberties at home. Opposition politicians are arrested. Newspapers are shut down. Journalists are murdered.

Their aims and objectives are contrary to America's aims and objectives.

They are not our friends. We should not be enter into agreements with Russia because they will not honor them.

The United States and its NATO allies must nip this in the bud. If they don't we'll pay the price for years to come.

Of course, I hope war is avoided. But often hope isn't enough.

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