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Losing elections is a bitch.  So, does Russia intend to rent or occupy their European condo? Or, since Russia is a part of Europe, is Russia itself Russia's European condo?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:17:09 PM EST
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Maybe it will be a European time-share condo and Russia will rent it out to the Chinese, Iranians, etc.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:20:51 PM EST
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Edward Lucas
Lucas isn't an idiot. He's just a bit of a fruitcake (and folks, we say that knowing that if this newspaper calls you a "fruitcake," you are no mere slice of raisin bread). Being fairly bright and totally mad, Lucas realizes he might seem to be overdoing the Russian Threat a bit. Again and again, he shrieks that he is not being hysterical and historically obtuse and just plain wrong! Absolutely not! [...]

If most people find the thought of a suitcase nuke in lower Manhattan more frightening than a growing Gazprom portfolio of downstream German energy assets, well, they obviously haven't spent enough time hanging out in the Polish foreign ministry cafeteria listening to Western-educated bureaucrats griping about Russia's imperial intentions, the way Lucas has.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Nov 3rd, 2009 at 03:30:37 AM EST
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