Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Empire's Dangerous Game

Neo-con commentator Anne Applebaum argues in the Daily Telegraph that President Putin is playing 'a dangerous game'. But it's the U.S., not Russia, which is playing with fire. With their aggressive and provocative plans to further militarise eastern Europe and their consistent baiting of the Russian bear, the empire builders in Washington are endangering the peace and stability of the entire continent. You would have thought that after the debacle in Iraq, the PNAC crowd would have learnt their lesson, but no: the Drang nach Ostern continues. One thing is for sure: like similar attempts to colonise Russia and acquire its enormous mineral wealth, the Empire's will be unsuccessful. Where Napoleon and Adolf Hitler failed, so too will The Chimp.

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