In early March … Ukraine issues “will not” affect US/Russia Space Station future

I was reflecting on the future of the Space Station back in 2008 during the conflict between Russia and Georgia. How would the station continue to operate if diplomacy between the US and Russia took a dive? Certainly the Space Station is an international effort, but what if? The same exact subject came up in late February and early March with the issues in the Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. The immediate spin was “no problem.”

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Pressure: Natural gas fuel prices up 80% in Ukraine

Prediction: Ukraine will soon have an “election” on wether to join back with the Russian empire; just like what happened in Crimea. With thousands of Russian troops and tons of military hardware along the eastern border of Ukraine and Russia increasing gas prices 80 percent in the so-called sovereign nation, what do you think the percentage of “YES” votes will be?

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Oh great… Now 68% of Americans view Russia as unfriendly or enemy

President Obama was doing so well when it came to American perception of Russia, but it was all smoke and mirrors. The Hillary Clinton “Reset” is a total failure. Our perceived weakness got this ball rolling, I’m just wondering where it will stop.

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On Syria: Now we can wait a year?

On Sept. 10, President Obama let us know it was now time to act and punish – with a targeted military strike – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons on his people. Today we find out it’s fine if we wait almost a year.

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Breaking: Large meteorite hits Russia, multiple video cameras capture entry & explosion

Just when you thought you were in control. A meteorite hit Russia during the early hours of the morning and multiple video cameras caught the fast-moving object as it flew over the Russian Urals and exploded.

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Breaking Russia – How dare the United States defend itself!

That’s how I read this. Russia President Medvedev is disturbed at how well the United States missile defense network is working, so Medvedev is now threatening to point Russia’s offensive missiles at NATO’s defensive missile sites in Europe.

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There’s Something Rotten…

…in the Nation of Sweden, with all due apologies to the Bard, and it stinks like the Chicago at low tide.  It is Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange.  Mr. Assange, for those who haven’t heard, is the Australian hacker “Internet activist” who has decided that it is his mission to play “cop of the world.”   Read more

Russians inspecting US nukes – Did I miss the “we get to inspect their stuff too” part?

I know we’ve been playing this game with the Russians for a long time. We inspect their nukes, they inspect our nukes. We both smile and nod knowingly that we’ve hidden some stuff and chuckle about it. Fox News has the story of a tentative inspection agreement, but I can’t find the part in the story concerning reciprocity.

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Peace through strength no more – Obama to slash nuclear inventory

To ensure everyone likes the USA, President Obama’s approach is to set an example – for Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nuclear states – by cutting our own nuke arsenal and denying missile defense systems for Poland and the Czech Republic. There will be no peace without strength.

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