The Old Cold War is Over! But the New One…
Actually the old Cold War may be over, but the temperature is rising on the New Cold War. Before we end up in a hot war of principals or proxies with Russia — which is certainly where we are headed — it would be good if the American people took a really good look at what is going on in Russia today, a full generation after the long 70 years of Soviet madness. The British foreign correspondent Peter Hitchens describes the unseen Russia of today and writes:
Nobody who has seen these things could possibly compare the old Soviet Union with the new Russia. The trouble is, almost nobody has seen them. Nor, it seems, has anyone noticed the withdrawal of Moscow’s power from 700,000 square miles of territory which it once held down with boots and tanks and secret policemen. Somehow or other this unprecedented peaceful withdrawal of a power undefeated in war is being portrayed as “expansionism.” Nobody who understands history, geography, or, come to that, arithmetic can possibly accept this portrayal. There is much to criticize in Russia’s foreign policy, especially if one is a Ukrainian nationalist, but the repossession of Crimea does not signal a revival of the Warsaw Pact.
This is a wonderfully insightful portrait of Russia today and stands in sharp contrast to the picture that is being painted by Washington.
Read the entire account HERE.