Threats to our Nation

Posted by on March 15, 2009

With all the talk about the economy it seems that several items from the news have gone unnoticed or at least under reported.

First, it seems that Russia took our “gift” of a reset button and used it…to reset the date to 1962.  They have worked a deal with Cuba and Venezuala to host strategic bombers in both territories.  While Russia isn’t nearly the threat that it once was, I have to wonder why Russia would be interested in placing bomber bases in those countries.  Has the US shown ANY indication at all to be a threat to the Russians lately?  Are we a threat to their Iranian surfs?  Absolutely.  Maybe that’s it.  If When Israel reaches out and touches Iranian nuclear capabilities, is it the plan of the Russians to pre-emptively retaliate again the US?  That would be pretty foolish but the Russians have never been a country to let foolishness get in the way of a good military objective.  Earlier this year, SecDef gates made light of the Russian bomber force:

The secretary said nonchalance was the best response to the Russian ship visits.

“In fact if it hadn’t been for the events in Georgia in August, I probably would’ve tried to persuade the president to invite the Russian ships pay a port call in Miami because I think they would’ve had a lot better time than they did in Caracas,” he said.

“But basically I think at 40-dollar (per barrel) oil, the Russian navy does not bother me very much,” Gates added.

“It’s important for us to keep perspective about their capabilities,” he said.

“When they complained about our escorting their Blackjack bombers to Venezuela, I wanted to say that we just wanted to be along there for search and rescue if they needed it.”

2)  Mexico continues to have trouble with it’s northern territories.  The drug cartels pretty much run the show there and that violence and gangland activity is spilling across the border into American States.  Yesterday, nine bodies were found in a common grave in Ciudad Juarez.  I wonder if there are any bodies in that grave from Phoenix.  I also wonder why CNN didn’t call this a MASS GRAVE.  I guess there’s a threshold to be reached or something.

So we have old enemies reclaiming territory they lost 47 years ago and our border being shared with a region in pretty much open revolt against it’s host government and not nary a word from our Federal Government about it.  That is Change alright…not sure I believe in it.

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