March 4, 2014, - 6:29 pm

A Few Questions Now That We’re Scorched Earth w/ Russia: Like How do We Get to/from Space?

By Debbie Schlussel

So, now, that Barack Obama has drawn a line in the sand that his ass can’t back regarding a Russian-Ukraine issue in which the United States has absolutely no national interest (other than not backing neo-Nazis and proud grandchildren and other descendants of actual Nazis), I have a few questions. Such as . . . how are we going to get to the International Space Station? In case you don’t know, NASA relies heavily on Russia for this, as we have stuck our space exploration tail between our legs and emasculated the US space program. Our military spy satellites and other important military ops rely on Russian engines, too.

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Space.com reports that our silly war of words and threats against Russia regarding Ukraine will not affect our space relations according to Obama’s fantasy-dominated NASA chief Charlie Bolden, but I don’t buy it. And in case you forgot, Bolden’s the moron who said the new mission of NASA is Muslim outreach. ‘Memba him? How can our tough talk against Russia in Ukraine not affect our reliance on the Russians in space? I doubt the Russians will leave the two U.S. astronauts, who went to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz, in outer space. But ya never know. (And then Sandra Bullock can star in “Gravity Dva ["two" in Russian]: Putin’s Revenge.” And, anyway, that’s beside the point–whether or not Russia will retaliate via the space program. We rely on the Russians to take our astronauts up there. Think they’ll continue that with Obama threatening and cajoling? Don’t bet on it.

Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened, but that shouldn’t affect operations on the International Space Station, NASA chief Charlie Bolden said today (March 4). NASA’s Mike Hopkins, Russia’s Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy are scheduled to fly back to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday (March 10). NASA officials are confident that the landing will not be affected by the current political climate. . . . Crews on the space station have weathered political situations like this one before, Bolden said.







“I think people lose track of the fact that we have occupied the International Space Station now for 13 consecutive years uninterrupted, and that has been through multiple international crises,” Bolden said during a news conference. “I don’t think it’s an insignificant fact that we’re starting to see a number of people with the idea that the International Space Station be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s not trivial. It has continued to exist and continued to function with people from a variety of cultures and beliefs, but we all are focused on the mission of the International Space Station.”

Um, this guy is dreaming. Putin doesn’t give a crap about Nobels, and that’s what makes him different (other than being a KGB agent for life who trades with Iran) from PC, appeasement-obsessed Western leaders who are stuck on Ukraine as some human rights issue that it is most certainly not.

And then there’s the question of the other things we rely on from Russia. I’m not talking Vodka, caviar, and blini. I can make my own blini, spasiba (“thanks,” in Russian). But engines that U.S. automakers and other American companies used to make for our rockets and military communications satellites are now made largely by Russian companies, and, back in August, Russia considered banning the sale of them to us. Russia will likely consider that again. Ditto for some necessary helicopter parts. Where are we gonna get those . . . now that America doesn’t make things anymore? We don’t make anything right now that’s even close to the specifications of the RD-180 rocket engines we buy from Russia.

There is talk that this, too–the lack of Russian engines for our rockets–could halt the U.S. space program AND severely cripple our military which Obama is already shrinking to pre-WWII levels. I’m sure Obama’s Comrade Bolden of NASA has the same Pollyannish view on this, and probably Obama can get some military generals to pooh-pooh this. But it’s a huge prob. Huge. Unless you think America should just get outta the space biz forever and be happy being a world follower, rather than the greatest country on earth (which we should still wanna be).

Russia’s Security Council is reportedly considering a ban on supplying the US with powerful RD-180 rocket engines for military communications satellites as Russia focuses on building its own new space launch center, Vostochny, in the Far East. A ban on the rockets supply to the US heavy booster, Atlas V, which delivers weighty military communications satellites and deep space exploration vehicles into orbit, could impact NASA’s space programs – not just military satellite launches.

An unnamed representative of Russia’s Federal Space Agency told the Izvestia newspaper that the Security Council is reconsidering the role of Russia’s space industry in the American space exploration program, particularly the 2012 contract to deliver the US heavy-duty RD-180 rocket engines.Previously, Moscow has not objected to the fact that America’s Atlas V boosters, rigged with Russian rocket engines, deliver advanced space armament systems into orbit. If a ban were to be put in place, however, engine delivery to the US would probably stop altogether, beginning in 2015.

Over the last decade, most of NASA’s Atlas V heavy rocket launches performed by the United Launch Alliance (a Boeing/Lockheed Martin joint venture) were carried out using Russian RD-180 dual-nozzle rocket engines, a legacy of the Soviet Buran space shuttle program and its unparalleled rocket booster Energia, which could put 100 tons worth of spacecraft or satellite payloads into orbit.

It is widely believed that many Atlas V launches carry a military payload. Such Lockheed Martin-designed military spacecraft include the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) series of communications satellites launched for Air Force Space Command, the mysterious Palladium at Night communication platform designed for the US Navy’s Ultra-High Frequency (UFO) Follow-On program, and most certainly all three launches of Boeing’s X-37 unmanned demonstrator spacecraft. These are only a part of the military space missions undertaken by Atlas V rockets, boosted by RD-180 engines

A ban could also affect the US’s non-military space exploration launches, which are also highly dependant on the Atlas V rocket and RD-180 engines. The most famous and challenging among these exploration missions are NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, now traveling to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt (launched in 2006), and the Curiosity Mars rover (launched in 2011) currently operating on the Red Planet.

Are we really willing to risk all this and imperil America for the Ukrainian neo-Nazis whose democratically-elected leader they overthrew? Remember when Obama was all upset with the Egyptian military for overthrowing the Muslim Bro’hood? Can’t Obama keep his “democracy” faux-principles straight?

And can someone please tell me what Ukrainian products America needs and cannot get along without? I mean, other than neo-Nazi hate focused especially on Jews and Eau d’B.O. (We’ve got our own B.O., and he’s in the White House, so no thanks for more.)

Just askin’. But as far as answers go, we get nichyivo ["nothing," in Russian].

Maybe space won’t be the final frontier after all, Gene Roddenberry. At least, not for America.

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42 Responses

forget about space
that goes back to the days
when we could afford it

it is now more important
to have welfare on demand
food stamps and free medical
for everyone except the fools who work
but including

illegal alien border crashers and
terrorist refugees

prestigio on March 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

The muslim-in-chief strikes again.

DS_ROCKS! on March 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

@ D.S Rocks, you sound foolish and silly.

As far as the space program it is a fraud anyways, if we’ve been to the moon, the space station would be on the moon. Why would it be unstable and floating in space, wouldn’t be on a stationary ground and further out. EXACTLY. The space program is a fraud. No I am not nuts.

Big D on March 4, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Please go back to your Bigfoot and Ancient Aliens site. I do not come here to read silly, childish, ignorant, fantasy driven conspiracy speculators.

    Pray Hard on March 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

HI! It is me again… you know the poor “troll-ish” supposedly paid by soros ACCORDING to poster Ciciero.

Let me tell you one of my dear hubby’s jobs after he left the US NAVY. IT was NOT being an ANTI-Viet Nam protestor or wild haired hippie.

IT was as an a NASA computer engineer. WOOHOO!! did we live it up in those GREAT and WILD days of the MOON projects at CAPE Canaveral ( then as Cape Kennedy). We had parties on Cocoa Beach and dinners at Bernard’s Surf and dances at the club !! We had kids and raised families as LONG as we had the work.

The workers at the Cape worked hard and long hours though. NO exception for shoddy work. IT HAD TO BE PERFECT! Not, close but perfect! People on edge for days before a launch and days after. WHAT a JOB!!

Then, as our grateful nation bid a “fond adieu” to the ROCKETS after Apollo 17, THE NASA FAMILY of workers was left in Florida only to be shot-down by layoffs. WHAT A MESS! Money lost, houses sold, business’ went broke and sad workers left on the SPACE COAST with nothing more than memories and a stack of resumes.

While the work was great and pay good, one always knew this bubble would burst because too many FOLKS were complaining that the money spent was not worth it…that the POOR are always with us and THAT ain’t RIGHT! The poor people need help!

Space program cut to the bone….and educated and productive people on the move for just some kind of work. Scattered like paper during a whirlwind.

And the POOR got lots of help. LOTS of help in all ways ! YET they are still too many poor people and the number will NOT stop growing. Seems like it feeds on itself!

HEY!! what about those poor folk south of the border?? When they come on over, THEY HAVE to be helped. WHY SURE they do!

NO, they do not.

Can’t this land, this America do anything but be a HANDOUT to the lazy and incompetent, greedy and un-frugal louts of this country and anybody else in the world who puts its dirty paw in our face, screaming for a FREEBIE??

It is just ME AGAIN on March 4, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I thought your comments have been very interesting. Don’t let these childish responders intimidate you.

    Little Al on March 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Speaking out of both sides of your mouth again? Keep it up…

So CAL Snowman on March 4, 2014 at 10:41 pm

sad, very sad. I see the amazing pictures from space in documentaries, the satellites that provide scientific knowledge about the universe, the Hubble telescope and realize nothing other then a free people would do that or could and provide to the rest of humanity.

the space program had gotten way to politicized as well. going on about man made global warming ..pure crap. now we reap what we have sowed. muslim outreach my a$$.

I used to think the west was driving towards the new world order and I couldn’t figure how russia would fit in, now I realize that the west was giving it’s self to the russians and they will rule the new world order. makes sense as the progressives are really just communists.

General P. Malaise on March 4, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Well. I guess I’ll put my two cents in here.

Russia was already threatening us before the latest Hussein babbling. Putin WILL follow through. Only the timing is in question. So, it seems to me that it’s better that Putin acts against us now than in the future, when Russia will be more powerful.

Putin believes that he can restore a Russian Empire. He fully intends to seize all former Soviet republics that would yield this result. Ukraine is a big one.

Putin believes that Reagan was a fluke. He is correct, I think.

Yet the US has plenty of leverage. For example, Russia depends on natural gas and oil exports. The US has both in abundance. A decision to radically increase production would substantially decrease the price of both. This would have the additional great advantage of weakening the Dar al-Islam. Internationally, we could actually reverse course and install missile defense systems in Eastern Europe. The list could be multiplied.

I totally agree with Debbie that Putin WILL respond aggressively to Hussein’s latest. Where I disagree is in my belief that he will do so anyway. I say, let’s destabilize him now, rather than later.

Alas, our BO is so incompetent that he can’t understand anything that Debbie or I discuss.

skzion on March 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Best time for Putin to respond is now?
    Hmm, answer to this is pretty much the same as last time. Remember who’s in office. Once again – bunch of great plans for hoop shots but no ball to bounce.

    Frankz on March 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      As I said last time around, your objection implies that nobody here should be commenting, as whatever negatives one can offer, all is mere air b/c we have Hussein. In fact, this blog is pointless if your position is taken seriously.

      I will not repeat myself in the future on this defective argument.

      skzion on March 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    In case you hadn’t noticed Obama’s whole world is constructed around the idea of not using that leverage.
    It was game on over 4 years ago. Hello!!!

    Frankz on March 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    “Putin believes that he can restore a Russian Empire. He fully intends to seize all former Soviet republics that would yield this result. Ukraine is a big one.”

    Moron.

    Putin´s first presidential term started in the year 2000, circa 4 years before baltic countries joined NATO, if he had wanted to do that it would have been done more than a few years ago.

    This whole affair is an intelligence test, if you start comparing Putin to Hitler or go on about rebuilding of the Soviet-Union/Russian-Empire or Stalin and so on, you failed it!

    Jaws on March 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Do we still have keys to the front door of the Space Station?

Jack on March 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

Deb:

I’m not trying to be argumentative, but I’d rather not blame President O’Bama for the evil acts of Russia’s KGB Tyrant-in-Chief. Moreover, I think you are missing something at a very momentous time.

The EU is acting so cowardly, I can’t help but wish to be a fly on the wall listening to the conversation between PM Netanyahu and President O’Bama. I mean… these are the same anti-Semites who last week threatened Israel with boycotts and penalties if they didn’t fall on their swords for the Arabs.

I laughed when I heard this threat against Israel and I can tell an Atheist of Jewish ancestry a mile away when I see that person taking such threats seriously. Netanyahu finally got his payback and came out swinging. In the press conference afterward, he said that he tried to make peace and the other guys simply haven’t been doing their part. In response to this swipe, John Kerry hurried off to Kiev to beg for mercy. President O’Bama couldn’t wait to get out of the room and meet with his national security advisers. The Gdless, anti-Semitic Europeans looked at a future without Russian natural gas and suddenly, in seven short days, boycotting Israel doesn’t seem like such a great idea… well, for now.

It’s all so comical and I agree, the Ukraine doesn’t score high on the list of the “Top Ten Places for Jews to Retire”. But I look at the cast of characters in this play and President O’Bama is NOT the biggest jerk. Nope! Not by a long shot. The European Union makes O’Bama and the U.S. look good.

This whole Ukrainian deal reminds me of the Mexican-American War. Only this time the Mexicans win because the Americans don’t want Texas bad enough to pay the price.

Who knows! Maybe the momentary disruption of Russian markets will give Tyrant-in-Chief Putin pause to re-think this thing. Maybe he’ll realize that he can’t go through life being a control freak. And you got some things dead right: The US has no incentive for action. Moreover, the EU isn’t exactly falling over itself to add another poor welfare state to their already burdened economy. (Well… I think you kinda missed that second point. It seems implicit to me.)

But I think you missed the Israel angle to this, Deb. Prime Minister Netanyahu stood up to the US Media, smiled, waved, and said “Lo!” He then went on his merry way with the President, Sec. of State and the U.S. News media running with their tails between their legs. I guess there’s that little election thingy in November on everyone’s mind. The Europeans have just woke up to the real scenario that the Russians can cut off their natural gas supply at precisely the time Israel has brought a mother lode of natural gas on line in the Mediterranean. (Last time I checked, I didn’t need a rocket engine, but I’ll let you tell me how you would be doing right now without natural gas flowing into your furnace. I hear Israel knows how to make rocket engines too.) So the tough talk at teeny-tiny Israel turned out to be every bit as baseless as the tough talk against Russia.

I kinda thought you’d be gloating about it.

Oh well. Maybe next time.

Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus

There is NO Santa Claus on March 5, 2014 at 1:05 am

    “the EU isn’t exactly falling over itself to add another poor welfare state to their already burdened economy”

    Nah, just the whole of North Africa.

    Pray Hard on March 5, 2014 at 11:16 am

While I have never cared what happened in space, the fact that the Russians are in charge of the ISS and bringing Americans back to Earth is disturbing. Remember when Kruschev said the USSR would bury America? Well, you’ve still got a small pocket of air down there but it’s not looking good. They didn’t need ICBM’s to do it. They used your fear and then when it was bad enough, they pulled the Glasnost card and y’all thought that overnight you had a new best bud on the World scene. They’ve been letting you think that you’re the ONLY SUPERPOWER left but guess what? Not even close. Just watch as the Bear wakes fully from hibernation and does what bears do. I am truly sorry for the good people remaining in the USA.

Meira on March 5, 2014 at 2:09 am

Well, when your buddy has the car and you don’t and you piss him off, I guess you fuckin walk.

RT on March 5, 2014 at 2:10 am

We have become excessively dependent upon hostile countries for critical materials and manufactured products. The Ukraine is not a country worthy of any effort, but there are others being pressured by the Russian Federation that are.

Worry01 on March 5, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Worry01:

    Imagine what life would be like today if the United States had acted like Europe in 1846 when the independent country of Texas sought admission to the United States.

    Ukraine holds tremendous geopolitical and economic potential for the EU. Unfortunately, the EU is indecisive and in need of instant gratification. Watching them cower in the face of a decisive Russia makes me laugh to think that anyone in Israel is afraid of a European boycott.

    The US doesn’t have a huge interest in the matter, so I think O’bama is the “little jerk” in all this. Europe and the European leaders are the “big jerks” but they pale in comparison to Putin.

    There is NO Santa Claus on March 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm

ROTFLMAO!!!!! I forgot about our dependency for space missions!!! LOL! This is hilarious. Along with borrowing $1B to give Ukraine while we cut our military but refuse to cut entitlements is high absurdity. It’s also yet more proof that Obama is deliberately destroying this country. Where are the tar, feathers and pitchforks??

CG on March 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

    CG – at this point, only rusty pitckforks will do…

    kirche61 on March 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

Have our leaders forgotten that as we speak Russia has one of its most powerful ‘KGB’ ships parked in a Cuban harbor. coincidence? It’s payload, cargo and mission known to but a few. Tic Toc, Tic Toc.

John the Baptist the 2nd on March 5, 2014 at 9:31 am

When I was a kid, my dreams of the future came from movies and shows like “2001 A Space Oddessy”, “Space 1999″, and “Star Trek”. As it turns out, we have become the movie “Idiocracy” instead. It’s damn depressing, as if March in Wisconsin isn’t depressing enough. :-(

Rick on March 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

Debbie,

A good point never mentioned by the neo-faux Cold Warriors. In punishing Russia, we’re really hurting ourselves.

I’m not defending Putin on everything but when he looks at the decadent, morally spineless, flabby and weak West – why on earth would you want it as your role model?

The West has overthrown governments it didn’t like – Obama would concede all that’s called violating international law – and yet it has the chutzpah to sit there and lecture Russia about not overthrowing a government it doesn’t like.

And sanctions as you pointed out would bring our space program to a halt. For the Europeans, they would freeze in the winter. All in defense of a country that in Russia’s backyard, in which we have never had a vital interest.

Putin is right – you can hurt us but we can hurt you a great deal more. And no one will win. By the way, this talk of sanctions come from the same America that just relieved them from Iran.

When we’re talking about regimes that slaughter people, Russia is definitely not the Soviet Union. Some people on the Right as well as the Left have taken complete leave of their senses. There are Islamic countries that hate Jews and Americans, that execute gays and sponsor Islamic terrorism and we’ve never considered waging any kind of economic warfare against them to the extent we’re considering launching upon Russia.

The world has gone truly mad.

NormanF on March 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

maybe it’s a good thing that we’re cut-off from the space station… if our next president is a conservative republican then we can restore our space program and military.

also, i’m pleased that maybe now my employer, boeing, will stop sending work to the boeing design center in moscow, or better yet, shut it down. AND repatriate the russian engineers that are here.

kirche61 on March 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

He said he’d stand with the Muslims. He disgraced the national anthem. He apologized for America. He bowed to evil. We should have taken note.

Did anyone, like me, wake up the morning after the election in 2008, after all the weepy, smiley faces had dried, and wondered WTF JUST HAPPENED?!

Pray Hard on March 5, 2014 at 11:25 am

I’m gonna test the intellectual prospectus here.

The United States has absolutely no stake in Ukraine. It is a breakaway from the former Soviet Union. Putin is not out to rebuild the Soviet Union by way of establishing a playground in Ukraine. The Crimea is home to part of the Russian naval fleet.

OBAMA AND HIS CAST OF WOMB REJECTED IDIOTS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FOREIGN POLICY WHATSOEVER.

We should be more worried about China and muslim countries like iran and the middle east as a whole. In fact, it is islam that is a global threat, though it could be demolished with proper tactical initiatives, globally and a domestic policy of national security. In fact, China is a temporary worry because it is gradually being dragged into the war on terrorrism. Its muslim population is beginning to super charge its efforts be coordinating sttacks in populous areas.

OBAMA AND HIS CAST OF WOMB REJECTED IDIOTS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FOREIGN POLICY WHATSOEVER.

Putin continues to humiliate and outgun obama at every global corner. America’s lack of foreign policy killed four Americans in Benghazi, not to mention thee most politically pathetic and obsurd foreign policy failure as obama and his cast of pathetic, womb rejected pieces of human inconvenience, supported the demise of Hosni Mubarek and literally went to bat for Morsi, the covert leader of the “muslim brotherhood”. The people of Egypt relied upon the Egyptian military to retake the leadership of the country by way of a quick overthrow of morsi because thr muslim brotherhood was quickly inserting its sharia into the Egyptian population, which denounced obama..

OBAMA AND HIS CAST OF WOMB REJECTED IDIOTS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO GOREIGN POLICY WHATSOEVER.

We have a failed domestic policy that is encouraging a venture into socialist ideologies that enable domestic enemies of the United States. The IRS scandal of political philandering and unlawfully debilitating of political opposites who rightfully seek the demise of obama and his devisive, yet racist and intellectually lacking leadership, of which he is not. An economy that has yet to bottom out, but politically, and again, obama’s economists will lead you to believe we are in recovery mode. Oh and the real estate agents and brokers who have you believing the real estate market is showing a boom.

OBAMA AND HIS CAST OF WOMB REJECTED IDIOTS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FOREIGN POLICY WHATSOEVER.

Americans have become stupid, ignorant puppets of this political waste sitting in the White House. Racist, anti Americanisms, and just plain ignorance is what these pathetics are about. They have no business wading into foreign policy. Obsma and holder and congressionsl black caucus, reid, pelosi, kerry, and clinton must go as if they were islamic terrorists..

Ukraine is not a slaughter. Is not a human rights violation. It is however, a political circus involving egos and maniacle schemes of power and money. Ukraine will be a non issue within weeks..

oifmack on March 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

US impotence further exposed as Russia’s proxy terrorist state, Iran, caught today, by Israeli navy, trying to deliver 1000’s of missiles on one of their cargo ships…destination, enemies of the west….just the beginning, this is what Obama has wrought…Putin, Iran, Islamo-terrorists on the move….Israel only country left to stand up to this aggression

HK on March 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I think of my cousin now in his 80’s. He worked for Grumman in the good old days. When we went from no space program to the moon in 10 years. He helped develope the lunar module and eventually the shuttle wing. He is sad when he hears how long it takes to achieve things in space today. He was part of the can do generation.
Today relying on Russia and just Spacex is not enough. Obama wastes the stimulus money that at just 10% coukd get us back to the moon to stay. New launch vehicles and a committed direction is all that is needed.
Yesterday we lost NASA astronaut Pogue who if you look at his bio was an amazing individual. This nation has lost that kind of spirit.

Glen Benjamin on March 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

This punk president has no interest in a space program. He showed that when the Shuttle program was dismantled w/o there being an alternative vehicle to get to and from the ISS. Maybe Mexico will develop a space travel vehicle soon & we can bum a lift with them. I believe I saw something similar on the Road Runner/Wiley Coyote, Speedy Gonzalez cartoons back in the 60’s.

FIRECAPT on March 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Great question, unfortunately the answer is very simple.
America won’t be going in to space very much any more. From now on the US will stick to what it now does best like making big screen roller coaster rides with astronauts(probably Russian) as mentioned.

NASA did enough to build up American self esteem. It’s only right that Muslims now get in on some of that action. Like outsourcing except from the top down.
That way the rest of the world won’t hate the US like they did when Bush was running the show and Americans will have happier holidays overseas. Not.

People say Obama is dumb. Well maybe but if so he’s got some inspired advisers plotting his course.
This was all part of the plan to ensure that countries wouldn’t come into conflict because of increased interdependence.
Probably nobody ever asked questions about strategic interdependence.

“I think people lose track of the fact that we have occupied the International Space Station now for 13 consecutive years uninterrupted, and that has been through multiple international crises,”
None of those crises involved a direct confrontation with Russia though so what good is that? It’s good enough though if you report to Obama I guess.

Obama got all the “flexibility” Putin needed thanks to the US electorate but they’ll be ones touching their toes .
Obama will be enjoying happy hour after another round of golf.
Genius.

Frankz on March 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm

It really is genius. Just not the kind that gets you into space.

Frankz on March 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

The stupidest things that post Cold War America has been doing has been making enemies of Russia even while it is disarming. And this time, it’s not merely hostile to the Russian government (as during the USSR) but also the Russian people.

Here are some
– Supporting the Chechens against Russia
– Expanding NATO to include Russia’s neighbors, but not Russia, signaling Moscow that the West is still an adversary
– Fighting wars against the Serbs in Bosnia, and recognizing Islamic Bosnia & Kosovo

If the West wasn’t going to change its adversarial relationship w/ Russia, it was never worth reducing the military – that should have continued as though the Cold War had never ended. Of if the West did chose to go through a military restructuring, it should also have co-opted Russia into its alliance, just like they did the likes of Poland, Hungary, Ukraine & others.

In reality, the new global divide today is b/w the non-Islamic world – the West, Russia, Philippines, et al vs dar ul Islam – be it Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, et al. But don’t expect anybody in the corridors of power in the West to recognize that.

Infidel on March 6, 2014 at 6:07 am

    agreed, clearly

    HK on March 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Pray Hard,
I was crying the morning after election day, for I had researched him, read portions of his books, knew of his terrorist friends, and anti-white stance, and his muslim heritage and beliefs. I had watched him tell George Stephanopoulis about his muslim religion and watched Michelle call her husband “pathetic” on the View (after which they corrected her and said “you mean empathetic don’t you.”) Yes, on that day I tearily told a friend “I feel as if I am watching the beginning of the end of my great country.” She thought I was crazy.

CJ on March 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    yes, you are so right…dems have screamed Global warming…the nation is experiencing the coldest winter in distant memory…Obamacare, “you will be able tokeep your existing insurnce provider and continue seeing your doctor”, result, massive private health policies cancelled or premium increases of 25%+ and many healthlong term practitioners justcalling it quits ……Dems giving “free” money,trillions, via Fed Reserve to the manipulators on Wall street to shut them, yeah, sure Wall street soars while small business is crushed and the American worker is destroyed

    HK on March 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Wait, whut? Doh, I didn’t think about that, says obummer.

jake49 on March 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Elon Musk can probably help the US deliver everything needed at the space station. just ring up Space X or tesla

yuval Brandstetter MD on March 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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