I TOLD YOU SO
That is right, all the pieces of the puzzle are falling together! I am sure as usual the left will scoff at such an idea, and I am not saying that Russia does not have a right to do some of the things it is doing...I just want people to see it for what it really is. It is a return to the Soviet Era. The weapons still exist and the mindset of the communist Soviet rule is back.
For crying out loud, look at Putin. He looks like he walked right off the silver screen of a Bond film. I have sadly documented this over years, but people just don't want to have to imagine going back to the Cold War days. We all want the Wall gone and the beauty, art, and freedom of the West to strive over the dark and gloomy East.
Russia could use bases for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the United States in Cuba and Venezuela to underpin long-distance patrols in the region, a senior air force officer said Saturday.CASTRO AND HIS SECOND COLD WAR(20060210):
"This is possible in Cuba," General Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of the Russian air force's strategic aviation staff, told the Interfax-AVN military news agency.
The comments were the latest signal that Moscow intends to project its military capability in far-flung corners of the globe despite a tight defence budget and hardware that experts consider in many respects outdated.
There is a new Cold War and, what good Cold War doesn't involve a missile crisis? Of course like any good show the second one has to be better. The first Cold War involved 2 countries, the missile crisis introduced a 3rd party player for a short time. I now introduce the players.USSR WATCH TWO(20070530):
Nothing better than to pick up where we left off. Russia, land of well, snow. They spent many years toe-to-toe with us and now plan to again. I understand the people out there saying "no...no" you are being over-dramatic! Am I?
"President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has new missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system and said he had briefed the French president on their capabilities."
The Soviet Union is once again ratcheting up the rhetoric aimed at the US like they did in the Cold War. The only problem is they are not the force they were then. Between the fall of communism and their grip on vast areas they failed. However, as the months pass the (need I remind you) “ex-“KGB President Putin has taken steps back towards the good ol’ days. The steps he has taken have even had some on the left, and those that hate America peeved.USSR WATCH THREE (20070726):
What is it that we always hear people say? Oh yes “the children are our future.” Let’s hope that is not the case, otherwise my USSR talk which started off as a mild half-truth is becoming a scary fact in the world. A new poll conducted in the current Russia (soon to be USSR) showed that half of nearly 2,000 kids between 16-19 thought Stalin was a wise leader.USSR WATCH FOUR (20070818):
"I made a decision to restore flights of Russian strategic bombers on a permanent basis, and at 00:00 today, August 17, 14 strategic bombers, support aircraft and aerial tankers were deployed. Combat duty has begun, involving 20 aircraft.USSR WATCH FIVE (20070926):
“Putin has stressed the need for patriotism and pride, restored Soviet- era symbols such as the music for the national anthem, and has said repeatedly that Western portrayals of Russia and its history are too negative.”
"I was not satisfied with this," Gorbachev said, suggesting it smacked of a return to the Soviet era.”
USSR WATCH (20090227):
Well sure enough we have Russia working hard to push the US out of a base used for the support in the Global War on Terrorism, in Afghanistan. Was not one of President Obama's campaign points to "win" in Afghanistan? But now he IS being tested and instead of standing up to Putin... he seems to not be worried about SUPPORTING the efforts in Afghanisatan over standing up to Putin!
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