Thursday, August 08, 2013

No US-Russia Reset -- Relations Reach Post-Cold War Low

Obama Administration's Foreign Policy Failures Intensify

More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, relations between the United States and post-Communist, post-Soviet Russia have hit a new low point.

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The Middle East is critically important. Washington's irrational support for Al Qaeda-linked Islamists, from Libya to Egypt to Syria, is making matters worse. Understandably, Moscow believes that the U.S. is still trying to use organized Islam/Islamism as a sword--against Russia (and China).

Syria is the new Afghanistan. Nothing makes sense.

POSTSCRIPT: Russia's alliance with Iran and Hezbollah is alarming. The Kremlin has clearly decided that it has nothing to fear from Shiite Islamism; even the prospect of a nuclear armed Islamist Iran doesn't seem to matter to Moscow.