Thursday, October 20, 2005
Scared to Death
Mark Steyn managed to scare the crap out of me this morning. The implications are staggering. Excerpt:
So the world’s largest country is dying and the only question is how
violent its death throes are. Yesterday’s Russia was characterised by Churchill
as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Today’s has come unwrapped:
it’s a crisis in a disaster inside a catastrophe. Most of the big international
problems operate within certain geographic constraints: Africa has Aids, the
Middle East has Islamists, North Korea has nukes. But Russia’s got the lot: an
African-level Aids crisis and an Islamist separatist movement sitting on top of
the biggest pile of nukes on the planet. Of course, the nuclear materials are
all in ‘secure’ facilities — more secure, one hopes, than the secure public
buildings in Nalchik that the Islamists took over with such ease last week.

As they say, read the whole thing.
posted by Phoenix | 8:37 AM


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