Kissinger's secret meeting
God I love Putin ... He has to stick it harder to motherfucking brits.
The real thing going on here is that the neocons are realizing that the US population is getting tired of a vague enemy that you can't really declare definitive victory over, so they are raising the old spectre (James Bond pun, anyone?) of the past. The Commies were scary before, and we know already that Bush & company want to see us dragged back to the 50's, McCarthyism and all, so why not bring back an old enemy?
If you think Kissinger was going there to play nice, you really aren't remembering what he's like. That old Sith Lord went with the intent of provoking Putin, and succeeded admirably.
The only difference is that then US didn't have this several trillion dollars budget deficit. Russia will call the shots in the years to come because they have close to 400 billion dollars budget surplus.
America is fucked and rightly so.I cannot possibly hide my jubilations. Cannot wait to see this filthy nation of scumbags cannibalizing each other.
I don't think Russia will be calling the shots completely. They're big, but not nearly so big as China.
I think it would be good to have a strong Russia as a counterbalance to the idiots who have run the US recently and are likely to run it in the future. Putin, whatever his flaws, has clearly worked to make Russia stronger and more stable. I haven't kept track of the oil/gas situation, but Russia is _huge_ and has huge natural resources to exploit, so if they use those resources wisely, they could maintain a very strong position, possibly pushing the US aside a bit.
July 21st, 2007 12:08am