Cold War II?

For the past 4 years, Russian dictator Putin has moved his country closer and closer to its pre-Yeltsin isolation. Today, he announced suspension of NATO inspections of nuclear missile sites.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree freezing participation in the treaty that cited “extraordinary circumstances … that affect the security of the Russian Federation and require immediate measures,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Russia continues a military build-up which most Americans have ignored.

Some will accuse me of longing for the good old days of the Cold War, but they’re missing a dangerous story if they do.

I don’t trust Putin, and I don’t think I’m alone. Over at Depleted Uranium, a writer points out that Russia is amassing tank divisions near the Polish border. A weak Poland is all that stands between Russia and Germany.

Perhaps the 2008 candidates should spend a little time thinking about these ominous signs from the Bear of the East, and perhaps we should all appreciate Condi Rice’s expertise a bit more. (Secretary Rice is a Russian expert.)

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.