Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Little Dispassion, Please
















Faced with an oil-rich and newly-assertive Russia, we seem to have fallen back into a sullen, suspicious, Cold War-type, bear-baiting attitude. I have long contended that in this post-Communist world, Russia is--or should be--our natural ally. For excellent commentary on developments in Russia, and our appropriate response, I recommend:

Daniel Larison, here, here and here.

Justin Raimondo, here.

6 comments:

Milton Burton said...

Hear, hear!!!
Of course we have talked about this a dozen times or more, but it needs to be said time and again: if we have a new Cold War with the Russians it will be almost exclusively our fault--because of our expansion of an out-of-date Communist era aliance, NATO, right up to their borders, our general meddling and moralizing in/about their internal affairs, and an overweening surliness on the part of our pinheaded Current Occupant and his Neocon pupeteers. A plague on all their houses!!!

Death Bredon said...

I second the post!

Kirk said...

There was a report on NPR this morning about the Russian Navy performing exercises in the Mediterranean...

The Scylding said...

Of course, the major supplier of US oil is not Russia, or the Middle East, or Venezuela. It is Canada - with current reserves second only to Saudi Arabia, with exploration and development possibly increasing that.

John said...

Scylding--Canada is overlooked again! Maybe if you will bring a military strongman to power and threaten us in some way, then Washington will perk up and take notice. Kidding, of course, but your information is duly noted as something we would do well to remember.

The Scylding said...

Of course not just that, but Canada supplies most of the electricity in the North and east of the US.