November 9, 2009 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Obama teaches Russia a Lesson

(2)  EDITORIAL:  McFaul Speaks?

(3)  Russian Nazis on the Warpath

(4)  Not since the Time of Stalin

(5)  Petulant Putin, Pouting

NOTE:  Kim Zigfeld’s latest installment of her Russia column on the mighty Pajamas Media megablog deals with Russia’s attack on Poland in September with nuclear missiles.  Didn’t hear about it? Barack Obama sure didn’t tell you, did he?

6 responses to “November 9, 2009 — Contents

  1. Interesting article on Pajamas. Reason we all know about Russian war game is Russians wanted us to know. Also, there is some difference between war plans and war games. Every country, or defense organization has plans for cause of war with their most probable opponents. Russians have such plans against China and NATO and reversely, NATO has plans for war with Russia and China. But the war games are actual prelude to real war where military and political leadership of the country tries to perfect their war plans. This means – such plans are top secret and there is simply no way it would leak out, especially not after few months. I’ll give you one example, just before Nazi invasion of USSR in June 1941, Germans held such war games. Everyone knows this because Nazi archives were confiscated after the war. But the Germans were not the only one with war games, Soviets had them too, in January 1941. Information about this get into public not before fall of Soviet Union.

    Back to start – Russians cannot attack Poland and whether there is missile defense or not change nothing on this. Poland is part of NATO and NATO doctrine is simple – strike against one of us is strike against all. So why Russians made this information public? It may either spread fear or get a lot of coverage in the media which would distract attention from some other and more important information that leaked out recently. Or maybe some other reason?

    • To be honest, I sadly suspect that the only NATO countries that would come to Polands defence would be the USA, Canada, UK, and Norway.

      France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, and Italy are of no use whatsoever, and would be quite happy to sell allies like Poland down the river.

      The for the rest of the old NATO countries NATO is about getting the anglo-saxons to do all the work.

  2. Andrew wrote, “For [France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, and Italy] NATO is about getting the anglo-saxons to do all the work.”

    Correction: It is about getting the Anglo-Saxons to do their own work, instead of constantly trying to foist the costs of maintaining the post-war Anglo-American empire off onto others (Europe, Japan, etc.)

    As the law says, a calf should not be boiled in its own mother’s milk, and likewise, no victim of Anglo-American imperialism (past, present or future) should be expected to support or finance that imperialism.

    • Now misha, the French had a very big empire too, and the Germans were trying real hard.

      The contribution of non-anglo saxon members to NATO is minimal. However they still expect to get defended.

      Really (and having seen your blog I was confirmed in my opinion) you are a typical Russophile retard.

  3. Misha, you’re funny, in a disturbing kind of way. What “victims of Anglo-American imperialism”? America never had an empire and doesn’t intend to have one, and Britain’s colonial empire collapsed many decades ago. On the other hand, the so-called “Russian Federation” is still very much an empire in the traditional sense.

    And Andrew is right. Countries like Germany, Italy and France try to have their cake and eat it: they want US protection but they aren’t willing to contribute anything to make NATO more viable. If they are so sick of “Anglo-American imperialism” why don’t they withdraw from NATO, tell the Yanks to scrap their military bases on the Continent, and even sever economic ties with the US? Any guesses?

  4. em·pire (ěm’pīr’)

    A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.

    (Just in case there is a language barrier for Misha and he doesn’t know the meaning of the term empire)

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