Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Welcome Back, Old Foe

August 16, 2008

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Erinn Smart (L) of the United States competes against Victoria Nikichina of Russia in the Women's Team Foil Gold Medal Match at the Fencing Hall on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

This past week should have given all Americans reason for pause. As we watch the Olympics, hibernate from high gas prices, and drink beer, there is a quickening of events taking place in Europe. This is rapidly developing into something that will deserve great leadership for many years to come. We are seeing the return of the U.S.S.R. in the Georgian mountains, Poland, and the Ukraine. There are many analysts who will tell you that they never really went away in 1992.

Only regrouping for the next century.

In a way, it seems refreshing to enter battle again with an old nemesis, far different, and, dare I say, more respectable than the sinister bedouins we've been fighting since the Soviet Bear entered its hibernation. At least Russia (mostly) wears it's uniforms, lives in designated camps separate from it's civilians, and doesn't run and hide behind it's boys and women. No, this foe has a bit more dignity and evolution than the tribal goats we chase, currently.

See, we're used to fighting people like the communists, who present us with a sobering reality: instant destruction via nuclear holocaust. Both we and the Russians could turn this world upside down, if we were so unreasonable. So fanatical. But we don't do that. Yet. I can't say the same for the current jackals we hunt down in Iraq, Afghanistan, and various other places in in the world, today.

If they had the tools of destruction to the degree we do, what fool doesn't believe that these jihad-driven, brainwashed, mutants would have unleashed them on the infidels long ago?

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