Is the Russian Reset Really Unraveling or is this Normal Ops?

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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The Russian reset, the crowning glory of the administration’s foreign policy, seems to be fading like a cut flower.  Evidence?

In an interview Friday that was timed to the third anniversary of Russia’s war with Georgia, President Dmitri A. Medvedev said top United States officials played a key role in events that touched off the war, and offered a withering assessment of a recent Senate resolution on Georgia’s behalf, which he said reflected “the personal tastes of certain elderly members of the Senate.”

(Snip)

Mr. Medvedev dismissed as “pure provocative nonsense” the notion that a Russian military intelligence officer was linked to an explosion outside the American Embassy in Tbilisi, a charge that was tentatively corroborated by a United States intelligence assessment that was described to reporters last week.

Then there’s this:

"The very fact of deploying U.S. military missile defense infrastructure in the Northern seas is a real provocation with regard to the process of nuclear disarmament", said [Russia’s ambassador to NATO Dmitry] Rogozin at a press conference.

As well as Vladimir Putin’s statement that the U.S. is a ‘parasite’ to the world’s economic well being.

There’s lots more, of course, so is this a crumbling reset?  New normal?  Same as it ever was?

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