Monday, September 1, 2008


This is coolbert:

From some comments to the blog:

First, by Colonel Craig:

"They [Russians] have to get a real economy and a real military before they do that.They are in no position to attack now - they are a shell of what they once were. But still nasty guys"

Secondly, from an anonymous source, citing [??] the web site:

Anti-Communist Analyst

"Russian invasion of Georgia was carefully planned rehearsal for the Russian still communist run military, under orders from the Russian still fully communist leadership, TO TAKE OVER THE WHOLE WORLD.

It is exactly this which the American people don't get.

Military exercise to train for the real McCoy.

I know because I know how they think because before I defected from communist Czechoslovakia I had to serve in Czechoslovak Air Force, we had Russian KGB terrorist training camp at the airport.."

NOW, here from the excellent web site:

"Global Futures: Forecasting Patterns, Determining Alternatives, and Mitigating Risk"

By: Dr. Thomas Ferleman

A graphic, showing: "the Figure 1. Top Ten Most Powerful Countries" as projected to be in the year 2020.

Criteria for the rating scheme based upon:

* global GDP
* population
* a measure of technological sophistication (with GDP per capita as a proxy)
* government size,
* military spending,
* conventional power
* nuclear power

Read the entire article the graphic obtained from:

"by 2020 Russia will rank as the ninth most powerful country in the world. While there remains a significant distinction between the great power status of the U.S. and Russia, it would be wrong and possibly risky to view Russia as anything less than a great power."

Well stated! Oil revenues, wisely spent, and I stress wisely spent, could enable the Russians to assume a much more dominant role on the world stage. Time will only tell.


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