Saturday, August 18, 2007

US-Russia Relations Deteriorating

Relations between the United States and resurgent Russia are steadily deteriorating, as shown by Russia's resumption of permanent long-range strategic bomber flights.

The bungling of the critically important bilateral relationship by the Bush administration boggles the mind.

For some Russian officials, it is payback time for covert US support for jihadists in Afghanistan before and during the Soviet occupation--and associated, clandestine, Cold War-era, US-backed, jihadist raids into Soviet territory aimed at bleeding Moscow through its mainly Muslim underbelly.