Monday, June 4, 2007

Get your Cold War back on... yeah baby!

Thank goodness. It looks like we have a shot a getting back in the U.S. vs Russia business! We were good at that, weren't we? You bet we were.
From Reuters:

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday U.S. plans to install a missile defense system in Europe increased the chances of a nuclear conflict. Moscow is alarmed by U.S. plans to deploy parts of a global missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic and last week it tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile it said could ensure the country's security for the next 40 years.

"The strategic balance in the West is disturbed," said Putin, adding Russia had to create a system to counter U.S. weapons.

Thanks Mr. President! Rehashing the whole Reagan-era "Star Wars" bluff for Iran and North Korea is going to do wonders for the James Bond francise. Just think of all the cool 007 movies we'll have again with a real villian to spy. Ever since the 90s we've had Bond going for drug lords, newspaper moguls and arms dealers. Yippie for new material!

Plus the "Red Scare/fear of communist thing" was so much cooler than the "War on Terror/fear of Islamic militants thing". We'll even know when we're invading the wrong country. Bring it on.

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