Cheney remarks to spark new Cold War with Moscow?
Well, At a time when Washington needs all the help it can get in fighting terrorism, money laundering, transnational arms sales, and a fervent need to get allies on its side to convince Iran to give up Nuclear ambitions.
The Creepy Veep does it anew. This time angering Russia.
The worlds other superpower… yes Superpower, they have more Oil than many middle eastern countries, and more natural gas, their economy is booming, their space programs rockets still fly, and, even Israel is using their spy sats to keep an eye on Iran.
Plus- they still have 7,000 nuclear warheads – so yes superpower.
Also; of late they seem to be having a lot of success in many areas the US has not; building better ties with China, the Arab World, and most of the developing world.
" The Kremlin, in a reaction within hours of Cheney's delivery in Vilnius, said the speech, which was full of accusations that Moscow was limiting human rights and using its energy riches to blackmail the world, was "completely incomprehensible' says the report."
Another shot across the bows was summed up this way…
"Enemy at the Gates. Dick Cheney made a Fulton speech in Vilnius," said business daily Kommersant's front page headline. …."Vice President Dick Cheney made a keynote speech on relations between the West and Russia in which he practically established the start of the second Cold War … The Cold War has restarted, only now the front lines have shifted," Pravda said in a editorial.
Perhaps too much time in the bunkers of "undisclosed locations" may have affected his reasoning. Cheney's remarks have angered quite a few not only in the Kremlin but Washington Itself. Albeit acurate to critic russia rights record and yes its sales of wepaons to Iran and other states seen by the West as supporters of terrorism – the danger is comments like this made in Washington may make as few riples across the atlantic pond- but – saying this in the Ukraine is like pissing into the front yard of russia at noontime – not the best place for old retoric that surpised even former Soviet era clients states.