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Much speculation swirls about after the Russian invasion of Georgia and the strong words to Poland about being the possible target of nuclear missiles if a missile defense system is deployed.
On August 12, I wrote:
If the Georgian pipeline is disrupted and Iranian oil supplies can be made chronically unreliable, then Russia owns Europe... and the Bears are back! Russian Bears, that is.That is the real nature of the Russian threat. They can control oil out of Georgia and they can simply wait until November and announce that they have no interest in honoring their oil and natural gas commitments to Europe unless certain "understandings" are made. And that understanding is simple: the Russian bear is to be treated like the Alpha Dog... and you give the Alpha Dog what it wants.
You don't have to look in Putin's eyes to know what is in his soul.The likely reactions? The French will sniff the air and check the power output of their nuclear plants while they drink a fine wine. The Germans will be asking Angela Merkel when their solar power grid will be ready while they bundle up with extra layers of Alpine clothing. The British will investigate what happened to their coal and oil resources, but nothing will get done. The Poles will continue to use their "old school" coal and export electricity to the more "progressive" European nations. And Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid will announce that they are sending over hope and change... so no one should worry.