Tuesday, October 17, 2006

North Korean Bomb Legacy of Soviet Sharing Tech

A retired Romanian A-bomb developer has some troubling news for the appeasers about to take over US Congress. Read the whole piece [h/t Hot Air] to see how nasty dwarf Putin is beginning to strut like most 5'4" dictators:
There is convincing evidence showing that Moscow has helped the terrorist government of Iran to construct a 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactor at Bushehr, with a uranium conversion facility able to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons. There is also evidence that, at the same time, hundreds of Russian technicians have helped the government of Iran to develop the Shahab-4 missile, with a range of over 1,250 miles, which can carry a nuclear or germ warhead anywhere in the Middle East and Europe.

On May 23, 2002 President George W. Bush expressed his anxiety about Iran’s dangerous venture. “Russia needs to be concerned about proliferations into a country that might view them as an enemy at some point in time. And if Iran gets weapons of mass destruction, deliverable by missile, that’s going to be a problem,” he said. “That’s going to be a problem for all of us, including Russia.”

During his May 2006 state of the nation speech President Vladimir Putin raised the specter of a new Cold War. Russia’s president portrayed the United States as his country’s "main adversary" and pledged to increase the nuclear triad of land, sea and air-based strategic weapons. "It is premature to speak of the end of the arms race," he said in his televised address to the Russian people. "Moreover, it is going faster today. It is rising to a new technological level,"

Pinning the blame for the current nuclear proliferation on the Bush administration’s unwillingness to bribe North Korea’s playboy despot is not going to solve the current nuclear crisis. Hoping that the just-approved U.N. resolution instituting sanctions on North Korea will take care of the problem is equally illusory. Persuading Putin to stop playing nuclear Armageddon might be the best way out.

Russia has been blocking sanctions on Iran and N. Korea and one can imagine the lil blond KGB colonel wanting to play catch-up with a USA enervated by political paralysis. He recently declared that the dissolution of the USSR was "one of the great tragedies of the 20th century." As the Russian population decreases at an alarming rate and crime and corruption engulf Moscow like a tidal wave, perhaps he will decide to "change" the Russian constitution and declare himself President-for-Life.

I wonder which US President elected in 2008 would NOT succumb to nuclear blackmail by a new USSR that Putin is planning to erect? McCain?

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