My Thoughts On Russia, Georgia, and Poland
I have read article after article about Russia and Georgia, and I find them to be lacking. Frankly, even Bolton's article seemed to lack a real nuance.
So, here are my thoughts. Please, tell me where I'm wrong, and/or confused.
The currenct crisis with regard to Russia is one of those situations that I do not feel prepared to write about, but if you ask me, the really strange thing here is Poland.
The Georgia thing has been brewing for awhile, and I believe it's over the oil pipeline. And, if I am not mistaken, it is over Russia's control of the flow of oil to Europe.
Russia wants to control the oil market forces.
My hunch is this is happening now because of Iran. Russia believes they are putting pressure on the market, so we (Israel/USA) will be reluctant to hit Iran.
But, as I said, the strange thing is Poland. What is strange is I think that in a twisted way, Russia actually has a point.
Would we allow Russia to put a "Missile Defense Shield" in Cuba?
See what I mean?
What's to say these missiles are only defensive?
And, by the way, think about this, the analysis we get from lefties on this subject is that it's ok for Russia to invade/seize neighbor territories if there are enough ethnic Russians there.
You know, that was EXACTLY Hitler's argument vis a vis Chechoslovakia and Poland. And Chamberlain and company bought it, just like the lefties are doing today.
I'm currently reading the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. The parallels are eery.
Here's something to worry about. Russia is flush with oil money and they are in a far better position than we are in terms of being able to build a military, especially if they are willing to work with the ME, and I believe they are.
We're living in interesting times.