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21 April 2009

The Myth Of Might

from Strategy Page

Russia may no longer be a communist police state, but it retains its paranoia about the United States, and thus feels united with China.

Russian media is currently pushing the accusation that the U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan (for logistical support of operations in Afghanistan) is also an electronic listening post concentrating on Russia and China. There's no evidence of this, but the accusation is widely believed in Russia and China.

The two nations also continue to unite in opposing international moves against Iranian and North Korean nuclear weapons programs, or to punish particularly nasty tyrants (as in Sudan and Zimbabwe). Sort of another Axis Of Evil, but in reality the ancient tactic of weakening your enemy by causing trouble for them whenever possible.

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