Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bush Escalates Tensions with Russia

By Ivan Eland
August 28, 2008

The U.S. missile defense program, which contributed to the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations that helped generate the Russian-Georgian conflict, has benefited from that conflict and may cause a further downward spiral in the relationship between these two great powers.

Along with the recognition of Kosovo’s independence from Serbia and repeated rounds of an expanding NATO — a Cold War alliance the Russians perceive as hostile — to Russia’s doorstep, the unilateral U.S. abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty to pursue missile defense humiliated a weakened Russia.

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Anonymous said...

Both Bush administrations deliberately set out to create wars beginning with the one in the Gulf, and the main ones being Iran and Russia. They do not seem to understand, or care about human life, only the control they seek. How naive some Americans are to follow, and also other nations of the World, The ones who will suffer more from the wars, will be in Europe, and the Middle East. The Bush regime will not.

Anonymous said...

Yes, isn't convenient to have any new wars in the Middle East and Eastern Europe rather than near U.S. soil? Other than the defense industries benefitting from all the turmoil in Georgia there is definitely an oil strategy at play here coming from the Neocons.