Thursday, August 28, 2008

A War To Elect McCain

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?

Just wondering.

Holla :0)

2 comments:

Dade said...

Yeah, I heard Putin's charges, too. Well, who knows what the truth is? Putin and Bush are both liars. But Putin is smarter.

Your point about changing hate targets from al Qaeda to Russia is well made. George Orwell predicted it all with his "2 minute hates" from 1984, yes?

Good post.

Dade

Ridwan said...

Hey Dade. I have never been impressed by Putin. He worries me.

I noticed in Palin's speech she made reference to McCain and Russia. That worries me more.

The future seems bleak.

Thanks for telling about Orwell's prediction. Makes sense.

Peace brother,
Ridwan