Friday, September 19, 2008

Did Putin Blink?

Russian minister says war with the United States not possible

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Yakovenko said on Friday there was no possibility of a war with the United States and Russia wants the European Union to guarantee security in Georgia.
"Regarding the possibility of war between the United States and Russia, this possibility is ruled out," Yakovenko told reporters in Moscow.
"We hope that the European Union will guarantee security" in Georgia, he said.  TEXT

Has the meltdown of the Russian stock market, and the plummeting price for crude, caused Vlad to reassess his Georgia gambit, as well as the other 'stick in the eye'  tactics directed towards the US past few weeks?  Who knows.  But it will be interesting to watch how this plays out.

Stay tuned.


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