The Russian Bear in the Geopolitical Woods

Has anyone bothered to consider that perhaps the Russians have several good reasons for standing solid as an ally to Syrian strongman, Hafez Assad? Certainly they must have a strong interest in keeping the lid on their key role in assisting the movement of weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the prelude to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Numerous sources have charged that WMD were being surreptitiously transported to Syria from Iraq during the months leading up to the invasion.  Now we are receiving warnings from no less than the King of Jordan that substantial chemical weapons stockpiles may fall into the hands of Al Qaeda should Syria collapse into chaos. Think the Russians want those weapons and their role exposed now? Think Washington Democrats do?  Remember the mockery of Bush by liberal Democrats when no WMD were found in Iraq following the invasion?  There would be egg on many faces. Next, has anyone bothered to Google a map of the area and ponder the...(Read Full Post)