Monday, September 15, 2014

Cold War

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/09/10/russias-pacific-activity-a-show-of-force-or-more.html?ESRC=eb.nl

The United States under the leadership of President Reagan won the Cold War with the Soviet Union that raged for 75 years.  Almost immediately the liberals in the Congress and liberal presidents and even moderate Republicans dismantled the military forces and the industrial capacity that  allowed us to win the Cold War.

The Russians are now returning to sabre rattling and are keeping us off balance all over the world.  The Middle East was deposing evil dictators and we hoped for liberal democracy to take over after them.  Rather, we disengaged and allowed radical Muslims to take over or to conduct insurgencies.

We have cut our navy and our army and then wonder why the Russians are invading Ukraine, sending aircraft to the edge of our airspace and thumbing their noses at us when we try to get them to stop.  America is not weak, but we are weaker than we were.  Our trend lines are poor and our Presidential Administration is unable to bring diplomatic power to bear to solve these problems; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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