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A good analysis, and the answer here:


"Is this the dawn of a new Cold War? The analogy is misconstrued, because ideology is no longer relevant. The guns of August offer a different, and even more chilling, parallel. It had been clear for some time that the fate of Russia's relations with the United States and Europe -- not necessarily collectively -- will depend on how the three looming crises are resolved: the stationing of the U.S. missile defenses in Central Europe, Ukraine's membership in NATO, and the Georgian conflicts. With the last chip down, the other two are still in the air. The Kremlin's message is crystal clear: Don't tread on me. Or, it's realpolitik, stupid!"

by kukute on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 02:26:52 PM EST
The analogy is misconstrued, because ideology is no longer relevant.

As if it ever was...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 03:09:34 PM EST
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Interesting that you chose a tiny url instead of simply citing RFERL. Very sneaky!

Must say, it's nice to see someone putting their brain cells to work over there.  Did you see Latynina's 08-08 post?  About how Saakashvili's war was going to be "chemotherapy" for the "cancerous tumours" (siloviki) running Russia?  I want whatever she is smoking!

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Aug 12th, 2008 at 04:51:52 PM EST
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Sorry poemless,

I never go to those places by myself, I'm quite depressed with main media in general.

I think that the best coverage of this war has been made in T M of Alabama. Over there, two days ago I followed some links "b" provided in his 08-08 post: some articles, sites and blogs. Some blog brought me to this article.

I got very surprised reading this article in this place.

Probably, it's the exception of the rule, in the same way that El País has a very good article now and then...

I've tried to find Latynina's post, just for fun, but I couldn't find it.

By the way, thank you very much for your "I don't Care Why".

Very often, I jump from "Bloody bastards!" to  "I don't Care Why". But then, I start listening to Robert Wyatt and the likes and I get too sad, like enjoying the sorrow... Then, I need some coffee and a bit of anger to get out, fighting mentally with some pundit or warmonger...

Anyway, this war has been very short and it was nice to see some correction on some MSM after the first agreement.

by kukute on Wed Aug 13th, 2008 at 01:24:16 AM EST
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