I guess we had better get ready for another Cold War. The Russian Bear is awake and growling.
MSNBC is reporting that Russia is freezing all military ties to NATO, following its incursion into the Republic of Georgia. It has also made noise about dire repurcussions of the United States' agreement with the Polish government to deploy US missiles in the former Warsaw Pact nation.
In my opinion, the Polish issue should never have been pressed by the U.S. Do our leaders think we will maintain the peace by tweaking the Russians in their own back yard? Isn't this somewhat akin to what the Soviets did in Cuba back in 1962? Will there be a redeployment of Russian missiles on that Caribbean Island? If there is another standoff, this time we don't have JFK, but instead we have George "Wanna Buy Some Wood" Bush at the button. If that doesn't scare the begeezus out of you, nothing will.
Our government continues to ignore the maxim regarding sauce for the goose. I just hope it isn't humanity's collective goose that ends up being cooked. Not that the United States is primarily to blame, but we sure haven't helped matters. President Kennedy's admonition of "Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate" should be followed by our current crop of politicians. Russia is acting irresponsibly. They should be brought to task over it. But with our invasion of Iraq, we have lost our moral authority on the matter.
At the rate things are going, it won't be long before school children will be watching new versions of Duck and Cover, and we'll see a revival of Conelrad. Remember to tune to 640 or 1240 on your dial.
Anyone know where I can purchase a good bomb shelter to install in my yard?