Someone give Putin a copy of Armed Forces
I mentioned, in mere passing, yesterday, that the wellness of Russia’s playing with others leaves something to be desired. This was with regard to the smartness of a move by UK and other European countries to find some sources of energy independent of Russia’s gas reserves. The reserves they have already cut off entirely, once before. That was over a dispute about prices. Imagine a dispute about politics? They are also, speaking of Chavez, no stranger to seizing reserves from foreign companies.
- Miliband’s Foreign Office has evicted 4 Russian Embassy staff, in retaliation for the Litvinenko affair
- Apparently, British security people busted a Russian hitman, sent to assassinate Putin Rival Berezovsky
- Etc. Insert generic story about ‘dealing’ with the newly-powerful, newly-pushy Russia
British-Russian relations are said to be the worst since the Cold War. Should come in handy next Winter. Solar heating must be looking like National Security, these days.
“Armed Forces”, by the by, is a reference to the Elvis Costello album that featured the track (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, originally by Nick Lowe. Take your pick:
Bill Murray in Japan is my favourite: