Saturday, October 27, 2007

Putin invokes Cuban missile crisis

Have we learned nothing?

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, on Friday compared US plans to build a missile defence shield near Russia’s borders to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Aren't we supposed to be allies now though? I mean, sure, during the Cuban Missile Crisis you had two world superpowers who weren't fond of each other squaring off and it was a very scary time. One of us isn't a superpower anymore though. Guess who that is Mr. Putin.

Mr Putin quickly qualified his remarks, made after a summit with European Union leaders in Portugal, by saying that US-Russian relations had moved on since the Cold War and that he and George W. Bush, the US president, had a good personal relationship.

Nice moonwalk.

But Mr Putin’s deliberate evocation of one of history’s most dangerous episodes did little to soothe the nerves of his European hosts who, like their US allies, are struggling to stabilise a relationship with Russia that has more points of friction than at any time since the Soviet Union’s demise in 1991.

Like a spoiled fucking kid just being difficult.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Putin, never have trusted him, never will.

It's the eyes you see - that and the fact he's a commie bastard.


October 29, 2007 7:22 AM  

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