Let’s see what our new found admirers from Russia have to say about this one.
By the way comrades, you are reading this blog in English, you understand English, how about investing in some Roman alphabet software so we don’t have to Google translate your comments every time you leave one.
by Ralph Peters - NYP
THE toughest challenge Americans face in dealing with Vladimir Putin’s Russia is that we insist on complicating the obvious. Putin’s schemes are plain as day, but we insist on polishing up his motives.
Recently, Prime Minister Putin bribed the Kyrgyz government to shut down US access to the Manas air base, which is crucial to sustaining NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan. Simultaneously, Moscow offered us a lengthy caravan route through Russia and its Central Asian client states to make up for the loss of Manas.
The strategy couldn’t be more straightforward: With our main supply route through Pakistan increasingly threatened, Putin wants to addict us to an alternative under his direct control.