Thursday, April 28, 2005

Why would Putin do this? 

Why would Putin sell missiles to Syria, espcially with US forces next door and Washington threatening Damascus if it doesn't fall into line? Either Putin feels he has little to fear from Bush, or the political costs are outwieghed by the influx of cash from the sale--cash that will help keep Russia's arms industry, its only claim that keeps it from third world status, afloat for a little while longer.

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