The Russians knowing that the US is bogged down in Iraq laughs off our threats
Norway: Russia to freeze NATO military ties
Russia has informed Norway that it plans to suspend all military ties with NATO, Norway’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday, a day after the military alliance urged Moscow to withdraw its forces from Georgia.
NATO foreign ministers said Tuesday they would make further ties with Russia dependent on Moscow making good on a pledge to pull its troops back to pre-conflict positions in Georgia. However, they stopped short of calling an immediate halt to all cooperation.
A weakened NATO and high energy prices have given Russia a large enough strategic advantage to 1. invade Georgia (Their Diplomatic posture: If the US can invade Iraq, we can Invade Georgia) 2. Threaten to Invade Poland if we put MD technology in Poland 3. cut off gas to the Ukraine 4. tell the NATO to pound sand up their ass.
Meanwhile McCain keeps talking tough–and is promptly ignored. “You kids get off my lawn” might have been cute when the mischievous party was Dennis the menace, but McCain is either ineffectual or wants a global war–US against everyone at the same time