Monday, September 1, 2008
So, the Russians continue in their bullying ways, making threats, being intimidating, killing off their home-grown critics. Medvedev's announcement that Russia is entitled to control a sphere of influence of it's own making, whether those in the sphere like it or not, and that the USA and the world will be sorry if they continue to criticize Russia, is preposterous and predictable. The Balts and Central Europeans are well versed in Russian bellicosity and I only hope the rest of the West stands firmly behind them as they remind us of the horrors of Russia and the Soviet Union. As John said in a letter to the New York Times, "you can take the man out of the KGB, but you cannot take the KGB out of the man"