Putin: If You Build It, They Will Come

“It” being a missile defense system in Europe, and “they” being the Russian MIRVs.

Why settle for just one Cold War when you can have two at twice the price?

We’ve come a long way from “we will bury you.” While capitalism’s seemingly inexorable crushing of the working class probably has Khrushchev spinning in his grave, it’s hard to figure out what exactly the Russians are trying to defend at this point–I’m pretty sure it’s not Marxist ideology. The supposed “threats” from former satellites cited by pundits mostly amount to instability in the flow of petroleum, a condition we ought to be uniquely equipped to sympathize with. Newsweek has more on what is rapidly (again) becoming “the Russian problem.”

I think it’s pretty obvious by now that “morning in America” turned out to be just the spotlight of a black helicopter coming over the horizon–it’s still four minutes to midnight on the doomsday clock.

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