Thursday, February 08, 2007

Russian Bear Opens an Eye?

The New York Sun argues that Russia is returning to her old ways by embarking on a weapons build-up and by returning to domestic repression of dissent. Unable to embrace a liberal order, Russia needs to lessen the disparity between her corrupt post-Soviet society and the prosperous West. Russia’s humiliating failure to re-establish hegemony over the Ukraine and her failure to aid fellow Slavs in the Balkans only adds insult to injury. By supporting Saddam and now Ahmadinajad, Russia shows her intention to use proxies to bleed America. The Sun may be right that we are seeing a turning point in European history as the Russian bear re-awakes.