C.I.R. Press Editorial
UNDISCLOSED – So for some time I have been talking about the resurgence of the Soviet Union. Some have laughed, others say I am nut, people with their head screwed on right recognize how much of a problem the Soviet Union is being, such as in the UN, and what it will do in the future.
A missile defense shield of 10 interceptors (note that word, intercept mean defensive) to block any rogue missiles from the Mid-East is some reason for the Soviet Union to be worried. We couldn’t use these missiles to attack anyone, for they are defensive. And there is such a large number of missiles in the USSR’s arsenal that if they want to attack these 10 interceptors are not enough in number and in addition would be located in a place where they would be useless against the USSR due to the trajectory. For some time they have been against this system…
Their new case against them is very interesting, they feel that should they ever be used it might trigger a “retaliatory strike” which I don’t know how Yury Baluyevsky can classify something as “retaliatory” when there was no initial attack. Now is what worries me was the talk about how it will trigger the “automatic defence system for ballistic missiles.”
“Who is going to take responsibility for an automatic triggering of the system if an interceptor missile is launched from Polish territory through Russia to strike down an Iranian missile?"
Retaliatory strike would mean offensive. So is he saying that USSR ICBM’s can automatically be launched at the US should some sort of violation of airspace occur? What is it like the Berlin wall with machine guns that trigger automatically to kill people trying to escape? It would seem al Qaeda could launch a missile of sorts in to the air over Russia and the ICBMs would automatically start liftoff, towards the USA.
But that is not the only issue. A while back it was Russia that sold advanced surface to air defense systems to Iran. Quite interesting, as they continue to make it hard for sanctions and any real changes. As for the Iranian nuke program, most of us believe they are still pushing forward … that is an entire other post. However they say that they are enriching uranium for civilian power only. One of the ideas a while back was that they have nuclear power but get the fuel from Russia. (That way it could far more closely be monitored.) So they continue to enrich, yet Russia is ready to make its first delivery of fuel. So please explain why Russia continues to help? And if they are getting fuel from Russia why does Iran feel the need to continue to enrich nuclear material?
“Although Russia has resisted drives to impose sanctions on Iran, it also repeatedly has urged Tehran to cooperate with the Vienna, Austria-based IAEA to resolve concerns over the nuclear program.”
So Basically they expect this regime to play nice?!
That brings us to the “Person of the Year” garbage. Go Time mag, help that Soviet Union make its come back!!!
“When this intense and brooding KGB agent took over as President of Russia in 2000, he found a country on the verge of becoming a failed state. With dauntless persistence, a sharp vision of what Russia should become and a sense that he embodied the spirit of Mother Russia, Putin has put his country back on the map. And he intends to redraw it himself. Though he will step down as Russia's President in March, he will continue to lead his country as its Prime Minister and attempt to transform it into a new kind of nation, beholden to neither East nor West.”
The Soviet Union is back folks just face it and Time wants to help. Heck, I will even say that Al Gore should have received the “award” over him. General Petraeus is my nominee. By the way, this “person of the year” is moving Russia away from democracy and back to the good ol’ Soviet Days. You think I am making too much of it?
“A Russian opposition activist has been sent to a psychiatric hospital by authorities a day before a planned demonstration. Artem Basyrov's detention is the latest in a series of incidents suggesting a punitive Soviet-era practice is being revived under president Vladimir Putin.
Mr Basyrov, 20, was ordered to be held at a hospital in the central region of Mari El on November 23, a day before planned demonstrations, said Alexander Averin of the opposition National Bolshevik Party.
The party is part of the Other Russia coalition which organised the so-called Dissenters' Marches across the country this year.”
Now, yes when protestors cross the line in the US they may spend a night in jail, but the next morning…or that night they are let out. But I am making too big of a deal right? I mean what is the difference between a night and months right?
“Earlier this year Larisa Arap, an Other Russia activist and journalist, spent six weeks in a psychiatric clinic. Supporters said this was punishment for her critical reporting.
The Global Initiative on Psychiatry, a Dutch watchdog, says psychiatry continues to be used for punitive, political purposes in Russia.”
But who am I to judge right? Watch the USSR as the Hammer and Sickle rise again from the dust. And thanks to our cowardly ways, will the US stand up to them?Russia Soviet Union USSR Putin MDA Iran nuclear Time