Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, "accused President Bush tonight of orchestrating the war in Georgia in a plot to get John McCain elected to the White House," according to a report in the Times Online.
The report says that Putin's "defence officials had told him that Americans were operating in the conflict zone in Georgia during the fighting."
The White House says the allegations are "patently false".
I do not know what to make of this round of accusations and denials. Perhaps you do.
Anyway, I laughed a little today while reading a news report that used the term "neo-cold war" to describe the present tension between the US and Russia.
The term "neo-cold war" raises some Political Theory and International Relations questions for me :0)
Are 'we' entering the post-Al Qaeda era already? Is it really time to hate the Russians again and kickstart the old nuclear arms race?
Can the US exist without an enemy(s)?
Oh yes, will McCain and Obama still work to find Waldo Bin Laden and bring him to justice?
And finally, what will become of Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" drivel now that the clash of greedy nationalisms is seemingly so fashionable again?