Friday, November 30, 2007

Mission Accomplished, Jerk. Russia Suspends CFE Treaty

Dammit, where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we need him?

You may never have heard of the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty but it was a critical element in easing of military tensions between West and East at the end of the Cold War. That was the deal where we all said we were going to play nice for a change so that we could get a good night's sleep at long last.

It worked real well for a while until a moronic frat boy and his diseased, demonic sidekick arrived on the scene and decided to stir things up by putting missiles and radars on the other side's doorstep.

The upshot of this Oval Office lunacy? Big Vlad Putin has signed a law suspending the CFE. From the New York Times:

"The treaty, signed in the last days of the Cold War, limited the number of tanks, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, artillery and other heavy weapons that both NATO and Russia could deploy in Western Europe and the western part of Russia.

The U.S., the European Union and NATO had all urged Russia not to suspend the treaty, which was regarded in Europe as a cornerstone agreement in maintaining security on the continent."

America's Number One Nitwit has done a truly monstrous job at shredding the fabric of peace woven with enormous effort by his predecessors. Like an unruly little punk he got away with it because there was no one around able to slap him down when he needed it.

Now we have arms races foraging ahead in every corner of the northern hemisphere. Why? So these despicable Chickenhawks who ducked the fight at every turn when it was their turn can now act tough, maybe even manly. What a joke.


Anonymous said...

The truly pathetic side of all this is that half of America believes it's their God given right to rape and plunder throughout the world while ALL of America remains in state of myopic narcissisim, content to place higher priority on their own belly button fuzz than a maniacal, trigger happy VP's shooting up the world.

The Mound of Sound said...

Foot you nailed it. "Pathetic" is an apt description of the mess Bush has created and the way the American people cheered him on (and a lot still do).

It's been years now since every sane person realized Emperor Bush had no clothes. What's troubling is that the Republican candidates to replace him seem to believe the key to getting into 1600 Pennsylvania is to drop their clothes too and go streaking.

Red Tory said...

It’s difficult to fathom the rationale behind the move to implement forward bases of Bush’s rejuvenated “Star Wars” program in Eastern Europe given that it would (and has been) quite understandably be perceived as an antagonistic gesture. Perhaps it was a reward to Bush’s faithful “Coalition of the Willing” partners. If nothing else, it’s certainly given Putin a convenient excuse to engage in his own Cold War posturing Not a healthy dynamic, that’s for sure.

The Mound of Sound said...

RT you're looking for a rationale, something logic driven. I think this is a situation where ideology simply trumps reason. And, you're right, it plays into Putin's agenda perfectly but then again, the Global War without End on Terror has also served bin Laden's ends at every turn.