Abdication by the West

Posted: February 22, 2010 in Iran, Israel, Middle East, nuclear weapons, Russia
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Why would Russia care about itty-bitty Israel, I’ve sometimes wondered, thinking in practical, political terms about end-times theology, Gog and Magog, all that. What would be the set up for such a move? A paragraph in an Investors.com article offers one clue, to me at least.

The Biggest Abdication By The West Since The 1930s
By MARK STEYN
Investors.com online 02/19/2010

… In Eastern Europe, a nuclear Iran will vastly advance Russia’s plans for a de facto reconstitution of its old empire: In an unstable world, Putin will offer himself as the protection racket you can rely on. And you’d be surprised how far west “Eastern” Europe extends:

Moscow’s strategic view is of a continent not only energy-dependent on Russia but also security-dependent. And, when every European city is within range of Teheran and other psycho states, there’ll be plenty of takers for that when the alternative is an effete and feckless Washington.

To read the entire article: http://bit.ly/bbgHp7

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