Skip to comments.Clinton vows to thwart new Soviet Union
Posted on 12/07/2012 12:17:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The US is trying to prevent Russia from recreating a new version of the Soviet Union under the ruse of economic integration, Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday.
There is a move to re-Sovietise the region, the US secretary of state told a news conference in Dublin hours before going into a meeting with her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
Its not going to be called that. Its going to be called a customs union, it will be called Eurasian Union and all of that, she said, referring to various iterations of a Moscow-backed plan to deepen economic ties with its neighbours.
But let's make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.
Mrs Clinton said efforts at regional hegemony had been accompanied by new campaigns of repression from pro-Moscow regimes throughout the former Soviet Union. Her tone signalled that the US was rethinking its reset in relations with Russia, declared in 2009, during which criticism of its human rights record has been muted and Moscow appeared to have a freer hand in the former Soviet region...
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She’s going against Obama already?
Why would she expect Russia not to do what 0bama is doing to the U.S. here?
Only Hillbilly is a big enough screwup to re-start the Cold War where there is no reason to.
Does she have anything to say about Egypt and Morsi?
Russia doesn’t have the wherewithal to restart the cold war. Russia would like to further ensnare Ukraine which is the second largest country in Europe. All we need to do is encourage the building of an LNG terminal. Once we start exporting natural gas to Ukraine we’ve given Russia an economic kick to the balls. Russia won’t be able to use natural gas as leverage against Europe not to mention they’ll see diminshed income.
You can’t create a Caliphate and the Soviet Union at the same time. It’s about priorities.
I guess Hillary is a little nervous. If America were to have a foreign enemy, people might start voting Republican again (over matters of national defense). With no foreign enemies, a majority will vote for the Democrats to give them free stuff.
I hate to say it, but the demise of the Soviet Union also brought about the demise of the Republican Party...
She and the Boy King are now more flexible to deal with Russia.
what a joke..she helped kill 4 Americans to preseve terrorist rule and her boss is in a hurry to out do Russia..
But let’s make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.
You just might want to start in DC with your boss, odumble...
Two issues have strained relations with Russia.
1. Gas prices between Gazprom (R) and Naftogaz (U). The Russians use this like a hammer on Ukraine.
2. The port leases in Sevastopol and Odessa for the Black Sea Fleet. Russia has been double dealing on the lease.
Ukrainians are not Russian and do not want to re-affiliate. Also still too many bad memories of Stalin's "Holodomor" which left 10 million Ukrainians dead.
“Barry and Hillary as cold warriors? Not buyin’ it.”
Is this a joke? She is in this.
As with most Liberals...it’s pretty safe to assume that they are doing that of which they are accusing everyone else .
It’s the old shell game trick.....
Hillary and Obama don’t want any competition against the Soviet-Style USSA republic they are working on right here in Amerika.
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