Que se passe-t-il ici? Suis-je le seul à voir ici un danger énorme de dérapage??
[Huffington] She denounced an earlier threat from a Russian general to target NATO member Poland, possibly even with nuclear weapons, for accepting the facility.
Such comments « border on the bizarre, frankly, » Rice told reporters in Warsaw. « The Russians are losing their credibility, » she said, adding that Moscow would pay a price for its actions in Georgia, though she did not specify how.
« It’s also the case that when you threaten Poland, you perhaps forget that it is not 1988, » Rice said. « It’s 2008 and the United States has a … firm treaty guarantee to defend Poland’s territory as if it was the territory of the United States. So it’s probably not wise to throw these threats around. »
[Economist] ON THE night of August 7th, Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s president, embarked on an ill-judged assault on South Ossetia, one of his country’s two breakaway enclaves. Russian tanks, troops and aircraft poured across the border. Just five days later, after pulverising the Georgian armed forces, Russia announced that it was ending its operations.
[BBC] Russia has warned that a US-Polish missile defence deal creates a new arms race in Europe and beyond.
A foreign ministry statement said that Moscow « will be forced to react, and not only through diplomatic demarches ». It did not elaborate.
[R-C] La Russie ulcérée
[Modernitudes] Guerre de l’or noir: la suite