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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-16-08 05:32 PM
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1. But it is Bush's fault
It begins with his insistence that we base ABM systems in Poland. WTF? Why?

I mean, if I were one of Putin's strategic analysts I would really, really want to know why. And the hogwash about defending Paris from Iran just won't cut it.

With Nato crowding in and deploying advanced weapons that close to my borders, I would definitely want to think of some way of pushing back.

Putin is an evil mofo ... but you don't need to accept that to understand why Russia has invested heavily in military reform over the past several years, nor why they would feel the need to push back against what they obviously regard as an encroachment.
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