Thursday, April 2, 2015

Putin: Europe's 21st Century's Would be Vlad The Impailer.

So now Uncle Vlad is busily engaged in openly threatening to set the ethnic Russian populations of the Baltic states into deliberate civil discord in his displeasure at NATO having placed a couple or fighter squadrons and a few hundred troops on their sovereign territory and at their request.

Poor Pooty boy!  I guess he would have the world forget that for almost half a century Russia had over half a million troops and thousands of tanks and aircraft occupying Eastern Europe and within quick striking distance of most the capitals and major cities of Western Europe.  So the shoes is on the other foot now and the new Tsar doesn't like the fit!

Say what you will about the last bunch of Russian imperialists, they were a lot of things, most of them bad, but they weren't crazy.  They knew full well that MAD was indeed madness and no good could or would come from it.  I'm not so sure about this latest batch.  Maybe they see the neo Chamberlains of the current administration as more than willing to back itself into a corner of impotence and Vlad and company are glad to help them do it.  That would leave Russia and China free sweep into Southwest Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and gouble up the resources the have long coveted.

The more things change the more they remain the same.  The world's entire financial regimen is teetering on the edge of disaster. History has proven time and again that is just when tyranny strikes.  Unfortunately I doubt the current batch of scoundrels in Washington DC and Brussels have the intellectual or intestinal fortitude to do anything about it.  God save us all from those who are "smarter" than us.

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