Russia, Europe, and the Natural Problem

Having now denied many European countries gas for 10 days, Russia may have brutally exposed the vulnerability of the European Union. But it has also shot itself in the foot and forced the EU to get serious about cutting its exposure to Russian provisions. In the end, Moscow’s only long-term reward may...

B-B-B-But… KGB!!!!!

John McCain’s told us that he’s stared into Putin’s eyes… his very SOUL… and all he saw there were the letters K-G-B!  Still, I guess even cold war apprehensions must fall to the wayside when you’re strapped for cash. Okay, so maybe Putin himself wasn’t getting...

Just Keep Telling Yourself; Foreign Policy Is His Strong Point

So what if McCain mistakenly (or, single handedly appointed) Putin as the president of Germany?  At least it was the right quadrant of the planet, right?  I mean, really, what’s the big difference between Russia and Germany anyway.  They were both our enemies at one point, what more do you really need...

Seriously

Rightwingers are up in arms over Senator Obama’s comments that the threat from Iran is “minuscule” (compared to Cold War Russia; an aspect of the Democratic candidate’s comments that seem to get sort of filtered out in the tirades).  With grim determination, they and their candidate...

Tuesday Night Tidbits

Various selections for your reading enjoyment taken from around the interwebs – mostly because I can’t be arsed to flesh out anything substantial: (links below the fold) – Feminist Peace Network relays a scathing indictment of the recent visit to Tehran by Louise Arbour, UN Human Rights...