Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Now we can say the cold war with Russia is over

 Medvedev suggests Europe missile defense plan I am psyched!

Russia stated clearly“NATO poses no threat to Russia”

Now we can say the cold war is over "at least with Russia" but it is on with China! After the Berlin wall fell we kept hearing that the cold war was over. The cold war was not over, it just got colder and moved further underground every time Bush threatened and Putin responded with weapons improvements to meet his threat. This could only happen under Presidents Obama and Putin. After the war mongering of Bush and the ramping up of Putin to take him on, I am psyched

Russia is actually agreeing NATO poses no threat to her and agreeing to work with NATO on the European defense shield splitting Europe's defense shield so they would be responsible for half of Europe. I finally feel the cold war with Russia is over and very pleased it is because China's star is rising and they are increasingly the threat the US, NATO, and Russia must unify against.

Over a year ago after Obama met with Dmitri Medvedev and proposed Russia and the US press the reset button after the mess Bush made of Russian US relations. I am happy to see they have under Medvedev. We have unity with Obama and Medvedev instead of the race to war with Putin and Bush! Obama started this new detente, this new cooperation as had to be the case to send the message. Obama was criticized for it by Republicans as usual but it was the right thing to do. I am glad to see Russia under Medvedev has picked up the baton.

I like the way this new relationship is going, now one up them! Put the onus on Russia! Put them to the test and advertise it to the world. Supposedly Russia views the expansion of the alliance to include former Soviet republics as a direct threat to Russian interests but are ready again to seek together responses to modern challenges and threats to international security.

NATO is not a threat to Russia. We need Russia as an ally to fight the so called war on terror in Afghanistan and around the world and to successfully proceed through the 21st century. Remind Russia of their past desire to join NATO and offer it to them. There is only one choice! end all this! Invite Russia to join NATO. This is not a new idea. Once upon a time, it was openly entertained in diplomatic circles East and West. In late 1991, the final days of the U.S.S.R Boris Yeltsin stunned a NATO meeting by sending a letter with this unilateral declaration: "Today we are raising a question of Russia's membership in NATO.

Even Putin, in his first days in the Kremlin, seized on the issue. Instead of taking the perfect opportunity to unite the world Reagan and at least the Bush's chose to make a worse enemy of Russia and widen the gap between the west and Russia by instigating them to war.We had the perfect opportunity to unite the world in peace and our past leaders chose to divide it further by trying to rule the world.

We must put an end to this desire to rearm to fight each other, threaten each other, dominate each other. World unity is the only way for a successful future. As China's fortune rises and she is increasingly emboldened not just in Asia but with the US and around the world it is increasingly apparent we are going to need Russia and our future lies with Russia. Ask them to join NATO!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma



A couple of years ago, I said something about setting up a Europe defence that would include Russia (during the time when russia was screaming its head off over George W Bush's plan to set up a missile shield somewhere on Polish soil.)

Talks at NATO then were rife that actually, Russia's objection was not so much because of the shield being based on the Russian border but because of Russia's desire to be included in the "deal".

It's being confirmed. :-)))

an average patriot said...

Yes Anna you were right. We discussed it often and a lot could have gotten done but Bush wanted to dominate and Putin wanted to take him on.

We have something big here with Obama and Medvedev how can anyone possibly be against us cleaning up the messes of the past and moving on hand in hand.

I wrote about this often too but since Gorbachev Russia has been interested in joining NATO. The time is right and with these 2 leaders especially with China rising. What is wrong with our so called leaders?

an average patriot said...

Oh yeah, always a pleasure Anna to talk to someone with a helpful positive input to our tenuous future.