Monday, June 04, 2007

Whats the point of Trident ?

Well at least one of them.

Context - President Putin threatens Europe with being targeted by Russian nuclear missiles if it allows the US to site ABM interceptors to prevent Iranian missile attacks on Europe and the US.

It is interesting and alarming to see the old KGB developing a strangle hold on Russia and start to define the country in terms of its anti-western stance. How long before Communism comes back?

But its does rather answer the question "What is the point of Trident". Gordon Brown should be grateful.

Photo of RAF Tornado F3 intercepting Russian spy planes over a Royal Navy exercise in international waters recently. Cold war anyone ?

Update: See the post by Greg Hands MP over on Conservative home also..

3 comments:

james higham said...

MinaS, if by "the old KGB developing a strangle hold on Russia and start to define the country in terms of its anti-western stance", you mean the siloviki, thngs have moved on and are more fragmented than that now.

It's a bit like the Praetorian, really.

Andy said...

How long before Communism comes back?

I doubt it will ever come back to Russia - there's too much money to be made out of crime and global business to be messing around with inefficient old communism.

How long before democracy dies in Russia? Now that's a whole other question....

(PS - thanks for the link).

Rachel Joyce said...

Frightening stuff - a matter of staying firm, not appeasing (I worry about next American administration)